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Neptunus secures five year contract for new–look Frieze art fairs

Neptunus has been awarded a five-year contract to provide temporary structures for the prestigious Frieze London and Frieze Masters art fairs.

Frieze Events Ltd initially appointed Neptunus in 2012 to supply facilities for both shows in a three-year agreement that has now been extended to continue through to 2018.

As part of the new arrangement, Neptunus will be making significant changes to the 2014 Frieze London event by introducing 50 metre wide buildings throughout the show with understructure to ensure there are level floors in all the halls.

Frieze London is one of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs which last year attracted over 150 international acclaimed galleries from around the globe, showcasing artwork and sculptures in a bespoke temporary exhibition venue created by Neptunus in London’s Regent’s Park.

The four-day event saw thousands of art enthusiasts view stunning exhibits from contemporary galleries. Nations taking part included Brazil, China, Columbia, Hungary, India, Korea, Mexico, South Africa and the United Kingdom.  The same location (pictured) was also used to host the Frieze Masters, a unique exhibition of antiquities, old masters art and 20th century pieces from over 100 of the world’s leading galleries. 

Louise Dixon, Production Director for Frieze Events Ltd said: “Neptunus are market leaders in temporary structures and have extensive experience across Europe, their constant strive for innovation and commitment to quality has delivered unique and bespoke structures that meet our needs as one of the world’s leading art fair organisers.”                                                                                                     

April Trasler, Managing Director of Northamptonshire-based Neptunus UK, said: “We are delighted that our efforts have been rewarded with a five year extension to our existing agreement, and that Frieze Events have been so complimentary about the quality of our structures and the standard of our work.

“Our technical team, headed by Project Manager Ben Keast, have risen to the challenge of building sophisticated venues within the confines of a Royal park in record time, while ensuring that the landscape is not damaged during the build programme when several thousand tons of equipment are transported on to the site. For 2014 there will be additional challenges to meet with far more equipment deliveries and installation teams required over the same time period.”

Neptunus supplies over 40,000 square metres of temporary exhibition space for Frieze London and Frieze Masters.  Both events are staged in vast Alu Halls which provide a ‘blank canvas’ environment in which to display the diverse range of artworks.  Neptunus also supply additional structures that house a café, sponsors’ area, press room, and auditoriums. A mezzanine floor is installed to accommodate additional café space in one of the main halls at the art fair. Fitted with a transparent gable, visitors can look out at views of the surrounding parkland.

Feieze Londonwill be staged  from October 15-18, 2014 with Frieze Masters running from October 15-19.

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