Mary Mc Caughey ~ Hill Garden and Pergola ~ Hampstead Heath ~ 25th October 2015
English Garden Lounging was founded by Mary Mc Caughey in 2003.
English Garden Lounging curates high-profile, international contemporary art exhibitions and lounge events, that take their inspiration from the art of English Gardens and Romanticism.
Exhibitions have included English Garden Lounging (2005) and Nature to Advantage Dressed (in the Gallery of Romantic British Painting), Tate Britain (2007) and Music and Romantic Landscapes and Green Park on the top floors of Lord Richard Roger’s iconic NEO Bankside, overlooking the River Thames, on the doorstep of Tate Modern (2012‑13).
English Garden Lounging art parties have included The Turner Prize After Parties for Jeremy Deller, Kutlug Ataman, Yinka Shonibare, Simon Starling, Jim Lambie, Darren Almond, Keith Tyson, Liam Gillick, Catherine Yass and Fiona Banner, DJ Residencies at Dick’s Bar at The Atlantic, London and The Art of the Garden soirées at Grand Hotel des Bains, Venice Lido, Venice Biennale (2005‑09).
Prior to founding English Garden Lounging Mary Mc Caughey was a project manager for Gavin Turk and collaborated with him on hosting art club residencies such as Club Sunday, in Shoreditch, London and Hegel’s Holiday, in Momo’s Kemia Bar, Mayfair. From 1995, as director of State of the Art Productions, Mary Mc Caughey produced TV arts documentaries on exhibitions including Sensation at the Royal Academy and on artists including Fiona Rae, Gavin Turk, Chris Ofili and Damien Hirst.
Mary Mc Caughey graduated with BA Combined Honours (Art History and Ancient Greek History) from Newcastle University in 1987. From 1983‑85 she studied Ancient History, Political Economics and Library Studies at Queen’s University, Belfast.