Olympia Fair

The London Olympia exhibition venue in Kensington was designed by Henry Edward Coe and first opened its doors in December 1886. It has hosted an annual summer art and antiques fair since 1972 which has been a fixture in the London art and antiques calendar ever since.

The event is currently run by Clarion Events who also organise the annual Winter Art & Antiques Fair at Olympia.

Olympia review: design fair to go

31 October 2000

UK: ANDREW Morris, chief executive of Earls Court/Olympia in London and head of the company’s exhibitions organising arm, Clarion Events, has revealed that a thorough review of his art and antiques division will be unveiled in February.

Morris hands-on at Clarion

18 September 2000

UK: EARLS Court and Olympia Group chief executive Andrew Morris, one of the Morris family who bought the exhibition complex from P&O, is the new managing director of Clarion Events, the group’s event organising company.

Olympia flush out repro with dateline changes

17 July 2000

OLYMPIA have made dateline changes at their flagship antiques event in London, the June Fine Art and Antiques Fair, and they will apply to both the gallery and the ground floor.

Morris family buy Earls Court and Olympia

04 October 1999

UK: Future as exhibition venues safe, say owners.

Making the essential difference

12 April 1999

UK: THIS time last year we were enthusing about the launch of Caroline Penman’s The 20th Century Show at Chelsea Old Town Hall; it was a bold move from an organiser best known for quality, traditional antiques fairs.

P&O bullish about antique fairs’ future

30 March 1999

UK: P&O’s announcement that they are refocusing their business immediately put the future of the antiques fairs organised by P&O Events in jeopardy, although Hugh Scrimgeour, chairman of Earls Court Olympia, feels strongly that they will continue.