Our resident Curator Vestalia Chilton is the founder of ATTOLLO ART, a
company dedicated to making art more accessible to wider audiences.
‘’The biggest challenge in my work is making others understand why art has
this enormous power. Creativity has the ability to inspire people, give hope,
enlighten and include. People naturally respond to music on a subconscious
level and I believe art has the same ability. If something becomes popular it is
often because it is good, it makes sense or feels right’’ says Vestalia.
In her view the Hotel environment is a perfect setting for art, it is a public
space enjoyed by people who may not necessarily venture into a gallery.
Increasingly ATTOLLO ART has branched into street art - a medium that
allows for direct dialogue with audiences. ATTOLLO ART launched a project
in February of 2016 as part of 6th Edition Marrakech Biennale founded by
Vanessa Branson in 2004, to curate the Street Art programme MB6: Street
Art. The programme included the biggest mural in North Africa painted on
Hassan Moulay Square spanning over 6,400 sq. meters along with 17 street
murals painted across two cities Marrakech and Essaouira.
Vestalia was inspired to work in the arts by her tutor and fine artist Ian
Humphreys during a year she took to train in painting, drawing, printmaking
and sculpture - learning the vital skills which now help her in attribution of art
works. After Graduating with Valuation and Auctioning of Fine Art and
Chattels BA Hons, Vestalia joined Sotheby’s in Bond Street before setting up
her own consultancy.