ORIGINAL CULTURESINCE 2000
Founded by Simon Oldfield, we are an arts and culture organisation.
Known for our unique perspective and ability to discover new talent, we have curated highly regarded cultural projects and exhibited some of the most influential contemporary artists and modern masters.
Working across the culural landscape, we work hand in hand with our sister organisation Pin Drop Studio, bringing together prominent writers, artists and actors to create a platform for cross pollination between art, literature and performance.
Alongside our public-facing work, we have a thriving art advisory team working globally to assist private collections, institutions, and corporations in creating outstanding art collections and cultural programmes.
Image left: The Bride, Jonathan Trayte, painted and gold-plated bronze
Cover image and above: Eddie Peake, A Short Affair
Simon Oldfield is a cultural curator and art advisor.
Simon has curated numerous exhibitions and works across multiple disciplines bringing together important and influential artists, writers, actors and creatives. Simon Oldfield Gallery represented and exhibited contemporary artists in London for over a decade, and continues to curate projects across the globe and advise private art collections and cultural institutions.
In 2012 he founded Pin Drop Studio with journalist and author Elizabeth Day, to stage cultural events in collaboration with major institutions and iconic brands including the Royal Academy of Arts, The Old Vic, BAFTA and Tate.
Simon has chaired and participated in panel discussions on art, literature and culture across the globe. He has featured in radio and podcasts including Monocle Radio 24, RTE and the BBC and has written for various publications including Monocle, Harper's Bazaar and FT Weekend.
He recently edited A Short Affair, a hardback anthology of original short fiction by bestselling authors accompanied by artworks from the Royal Academy Schools' artists, and directed a UK tour for A Short Affair supported by Arts Council England and in collboration with Tate Liverpool, Turner Contemporary Margate, The New Art Gallery Walsall and Palant House Gallery. Read more.
PARTNERS & ARTISTS
Our partners include the Royal Academy of Arts, Turner Contemporary, Pallant House Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, the Contemporary Arts Society, Grosvenor Estate, BAFTA, the British Academy, Burberry, Moet & Chandon, Jason Atherton, the Ford Estate, Soho House, the New Art Gallery Walsall, and Tate.
Our curatorial highlights include one of the first presentations of paintings by Michael Armitage, drawings by Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat, and shows with artists including Jonathan Trayte, Katie Cuddon, Fiona Banner and Eddie Peake.
In collaboration with Pin Drop Studio, we have worked writers and actors including Stephen Fry, Gwendoline Christie, William Boyd, Juliet Stevenson, Ben Okri, Graham Swift, Nikesh Shukla, Peter Blake, Sebastian Faulks, Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Penelope Wilton, Russell Tovey, Julian Barnes, Selma Blair, David Nicholls, A L Kennedy, Lionel Shriver, Will Self, Elizabeth Day, Olivia Laing, Sally Field, Richard Dawkins and many more.
Image: Selma Blair and Simon Oldfield, Los Angeles