Chefs Gallery restaurant group launches art menu
Chefs Gallery establishments across Sydney are now also authentic art galleries, exhibiting and selling artwork including paintings, prints, sculptures and ceramics.
Contemporary Chinese and Chinese-influenced artwork will be for sale at the restaurants in Sydney’s CBD, North Ryde and Bankstown. The artworks are collectible,and largely from internationally recognised artists including Fan Dongwang, Claudia Chan Shaw and Guo Jian.
The works have been curated for the restaurants by Art Atrium gallery director and recipient of the inaugural NSW Premier’s Multicultural Awards for Arts and Culture, Simon Chan, who says interest and investment in modern and contemporary Chinese art is growing worldwide.
Restaurateur Kaisern Ching, the man behind Chefs Gallery, said his concept ties together art and artistry.
“Bringing serious art into the restaurants will, I believe, create a social environment in which people come together to participate in a shared activity,” he said. “We are bringing this growing art segment to the people in suburbs that until now have not enjoyed commercial art galleries that are usually found in the Eastern Suburbs and Inner West of Sydney.
“Because diners will be appreciating fine art and fine food, they will have the enhanced pleasure of a multi-sensory experience. Food and art are as old as life itself and the celebration of this union stimulates all of the senses – food as flavour and taste as cultural expression. ”
To coincide with the launch of the 'art menu', Chefs Gallery has also released its new food and wine menu, with drops sourced from Australia, Italy, France and Spain.