Veuve Clicquot collaborates with The Wapping Project to celebrate 130 years of its iconic colour.

15 Nobember 2007 – 20 January 2008

A highly original and inventive collaboration between one of the most unusual arts’ venues in London, The Wapping Project, and Veuve Clicquot, one of the most prestigious champagnes in the world. Yellow since 1877 is a celebration of champagne house Veuve Clicquot’s unique yellow colour (pantone reference137c) which was registered in Reims 130 years ago. A series of subtle interventions and performances in response to yellow (pantone 137c). Veuve Clicquot collaborates with The Wapping Project to celebrate 130 years of its iconic colour.

Richard Wilson | One of Britain’s most renowned sculptors returns to The Wapping Project for the first time since his iconic ‘Butterfly’ to move a little part of the building.

Shed 54 | Wapping Project architectural practice Shed 54 builds a structural work in the tower.

Maresa von Stockert | Named Choreographe of the Year 2006, for her Wapping Project commission, ‘Grimm Desires’ – uncovers the windows in the Boiler House to make one of her gravity defying works. Performances on the 12 and 13 December. Free. 8pm, 9pm and 10pm.

Thomas Zanon-Larcher’s images, the first since his international success with Jerwood Free and Framed, are scattered through the building.

Martin Scanlan | Award winning film maker has produced a five minute thriller ‘In Search of 137c’.

Sam Spenser | A rising star at Goldsmith’s, has created ‘Bloom’, using a tree as a structural support for his witty silk canopy.

the following text is written by Brendan McKnight for the cool hunter

The Wapping Project is the brainchild of acclaimed theatre director Jules Wright. Based in London’s too-cool-for-school east end, it has been at the forefront of this cities renowned contemporary arts scene since way back when in 1984, and things are still going strong. Housed on the banks of the Thames in the Wapping Hydraulic Power Station – which once generated hydraulic power for Central London, this is more than simply an arts company. The Wapping Project combines restaurant Wapping Food, which, like a perfectly choreographed dance sequence, flows it’s way through the Engine and Turbine Houses. Looking something akin to a Vitra catalogue shoot, guests dine amongst the gorgeous original brickwork, heavy duty machinery and of course art, making this for a very unique dining experience. To achieve a perfect combination between art and food, much like it’s hand picked art’s programme, the Chefs are also commissioned by Wright, propping this to be one of London’s most novel and exceptional restaurants. With a menu that changes daily, an in-house butchery and a quirky, internationally applauded art’s agenda, a visit to both Wapping Food and The Wapping Project is always going to be a memorable affair.

Noon – 10.30pm, except Sundays to 5.30pm

Restaurant
Monday – Friday | lunch and dinner, Saturday | brunch, lunch and dinner, Sunday | brunch and lunch.
Afternoon tea daily. (Bookings 020 7680 2080 )

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