CLOSE is a rural contemporary art gallery set in the grounds of Close House, Hatch Beauchamp, South Somerset. Founded by curator and art advisor Freeny Yianni RSA who has worked in the international art world for over 30 years developing opportunities for artists and running a visual arts and design practice. Programmed exhibitions as well as our ever growing permanent collection are available to view.
CLOSE Ltd curates, (clc) presents exhibitions off campus. We collaborate with organisations and institutions to create outstanding projects that matter.
With over thirty years experience in art and commerce, CLOSE collaborate with the world's leading artists, collectors, foundations, galleries, museums, patrons and sponsors of art and culture.
Who We Are
Founded by Freeny Yianni, Owner and Creative Director, she is well known for her unique approach to the arts for over 30 years. Offering a voice to creative practice. She is also Chair of SAW (Somerset Arts Works) a National Portfolio Organisation that serves to develop artists opportunities and inspire communities through their outstanding art engagement.
Sarah Watney, Head of Communications and Exhibitions, plays an essential role for Close Ltd bringing our work alive on screen to enable the character of our projects to transcend to our audiences, helping to reduce our carbon footprint and yet remain relevant on an international platform. She is sensitive to the artists we work with and integral to developing our activities. Contact email@example.com
Katherine Perrins leads our marketing and sales here at Close. Contact Katherine directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Art ConsultancyCLOSE is an art consultancy which works with artists, businesses and individuals, creating outstanding curatorial work for exhibitions, while underpinning cultural strategies, developments and programming.CLOSE believes that creativity has a positive and lasting effect on our lives. Contact us to discuss your ideas or develop a way forward.
Contemporary Art SpaceClose House is a private showing space which houses an eclectic collection of art, and hosts art exhibitions and inspiring events. Contact us to learn more.
Prada Foundation, Isaac Newton Foundations, Dakis Ioannou Foundations
Tavistock Hospital, Camberwell School of Art, Chelsea Space, Goldsmiths College, Winchester School of Art, Horrible Histories
The Secret of Change, Hayward Gallery, The Brewhouse Theatre, Playing for Change
galleries and museums
Lisson Gallery London, Newport Street Gallery, David Zwirner Gallery, Saatchi Gallery, Somerset Rural Life Museum, Taunton Brewhouse
Anish Kapoor, Richard Deacon, Damien Hirst, Tony Oursler, Richard Wentworth, Jason Martin, Peter Davis, Diana Thater, Tracey Emin, Douglas Gordon, Simon Patterson, Liam Gillick, Sam Taylor Johnson, Christian Boltanski, Cindy Sherman, Dan Graham, Helen Barff, Simon Hitchens
Playing for Change, TAH , Mind-Up, Somerset Art Works
Royal Society of Arts, Design Awards - 1999, Innovative design
FARM Group, Conran, Kelly Hoppen, Claudio Silvestrin, British Ceramic Tiles, Porcelanosa, Farrow & Ball, Smeg, Glaverbel, Pilkingtons, AGC
Conran Associates, RIBA
AEG live, MTV, BBC, IMG, Mahogany Sessions, Ibiza Rocks, Pasha, Amnesia