PRIVATE DINNER AND VIEWING OF THE FRANCIS BACON EXHIBITION AT THE ART GALLERY OF NSW

Place cards were written in calligraphy on the back on a mini canvas as Bacon was known to have preferred to use the back of a canvas when painting.

By incorporating old paint brushes and used paint tubes we created an ‘artistic mess’ another strong reference to the artist and his renowned style. Literally tying it all together we used neon yellow rope around the cutlery to portray a metaphorical interpretation of the pain and suffering that is the common thread in Bacon’s work.

For theming a private dinner to celebrate the Francis Bacon Exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW we drew inspiration from the organised chaos of the artist’s life.

To theme this event we used a strong colour palate of neon yellow, radicchio purple, bronze and cream adding a very textural and vivid combination and offering a mix of renaissance and modern design, as Francis Bacon loved to do.

Drawing inspiration from little known facts about Bacon, we used gilded frames to showcase the hand drawn seating chart as Bacon demanded his work be only displayed in gilt frames.