Fairmont The Norfolk’s Hosts Week-long African Inspired Art Exhibition

Fairmont The Norfolk's Hosts Week-long African Inspired Art Exhibition

(L-R) Barbara Loy – Director of Operations at Norfolk poses for a picture with Harriet Mwithaga – Director Mediplan at a cocktail event that marked the opening of a week-long African Art Exhibition presenting a unique collection of arts for purchase curated by Lisa Christoffersen.

Fairmont the Norfolk, Nairobi’s luxurious hotel is showcasing a week-long of African Art exhibition dubbed ‘African Inspiration’ featuring a unique collection of rare and valuable tribal arts curated by Lisa Christoffersen.

Fairmont The Norfolk's Hosts Week-long African Inspired Art Exhibition
Lisa Christoffersen. I Courtesy

Lisa is an Interior Designer with a succinctly African Aesthetic, and a keen appreciation of functionality. She has made a successful career as an interior designer, an expert in African tribal arts, as organiser and hostess of exclusive bush trips, and as the author of the very successful book Bushfriendly Tips for Girls (Boys Too!!!), currently in its second edition.

Fairmont The Norfolk's Hosts Week-long African Inspired Art Exhibition
(L-R) Njeri Chege – Group Marketing Communication Manager at Fairmont the Norfolk together with Lisa Christoffersen, Art curator poses for a picture during a cocktail event that marked the opening of a week-long African Art Exhibition presenting a unique collection of arts for purchase curated by Lisa Christoffersen.

During the week, African Artworks ranging from paintings, carvings and artifacts will be on display at the Cin Cin Lounge and will also be available for purchase before the exhibition comes to an end on 4th August.

The event aims to provide a platform for different art exhibitors to display their works and content.

Axel Hauser, General Manager, Fairmont The Norfolk says “The importance of art in preserving the culture of a society cannot be overlooked. That’s why we are hosting this event to showcase different works of art that communicate diverse aspects of our life and society. The event is an opportunity not only for our artists to showcase their works of art, but also to treat our guests to the local heritage as they experience a home away from home feel.”

(L-R) Colonel Michael W Nicholson, Nancy Peek and Sushmita Srikanth pose for a picture next to one of the Artworks on display at the Norfolk.

The exhibition will showcase African tribal art ranging from paintings to carvings and artifacts, which will be on display at the Cin Cin lounge. The art will perfectly offset the bar’s blend of early 1900s British design with modern art influences.

Fairmont the Norfolk opened its doors in 1904. The secluded gem in the heart of Nairobi has remained a celebrated Kenyan landmark and boasts of 27 luxurious suites and 143 rooms set around tranquil tropical gardens, a modern health club, and unique dining facilities.