The Open Art Fair

The Open Art Fair is a major showcase of fine art, design and antiques taking place in London in the early spring each year.

It came into existence after the British Antique Dealers’ Association sold a majority stake in its annual BADA Fair in 2019 to dealer Thomas Woodham-Smith and Harry Van der Hoorn, owner of Dutch stand builder Stabilo.

The fair retains strong representation from members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association but is also open to selected non-BADA members.

New BADA boutique fair for October

05 June 2017

The British Antiques Dealers Association (BADA) will launch a new collectors’ show this autumn bringing together 20 dealers for a “curated collectors’ event”.


BADA fair edges into a new era

05 April 2017

This year’s event was another step on the organisation’s road to modernisation

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‘Amazingly positive’ after six-figure sale at BADA fair

01 April 2017

An imposing sight on the stand of London furniture dealer Godson & Coles, this early 18th century japanned bureau cabinet sold for a six-figure sum at the BADA 2017 fair.

Soapbox: Did the changes made to this year’s BADA fair make a difference?

01 April 2017

Two opposing views on the big questions facing the trade…


Furniture dealer Rolleston sells William and Mary marquetry cabinet to international museum

27 March 2017

Kensington Church Street dealer Rolleston recently sold a William and Mary cabinet to an international museum for a mid-six-figure sum.

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BADA Fair 2017 – slideshow from last night’s private view party

16 March 2017

BADA 2017 kicked off this week with a private view party at the venue in Duke of York Square in Chelsea. Among those attending was Lord Heseltine. ATG brings you a selection of 10 shots from the event.


Stubbs painting rediscovered after “one of the biggest deaccessioning blunders”

14 March 2017

A painting by George Stubbs previously believed to be a copy will be offered by The Parker Gallery at BADA 2017 opening in Chelsea this week.

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A sneak peek at Rare Books London as ABA takes stand in BADA 2017

27 January 2017

The Antiquarian Booksellers Association will participate in its first BADA fair as it gears up for its summer festival of old and rare books later this year.


The British Antique Dealers’ Association becomes part of the Bloomsbury set

12 January 2017

The British Antique Dealers’ Association will relocate in March to a new office in Bloomsbury with space to host events such as BADA Talks, seminars and workshops as well as council meetings.


BADA fair renamed for 2017

16 December 2016

The British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) has announced changes to its upcoming fair including a new name, several new exhibitors and a more modern and contemporary slant.

Prout view of Rialto Bridge

British views of Europe come to BADA Fair 2017 - without the politics

06 September 2016

The paintings of British watercolourist and architectural painter Samuel Prout comprise the 2017 loan exhibition for the BADA Fair.

Interior designers pick favourites at BADA Fair

09 March 2016

Interior designers have picked a model of the Temple of Zeus and a tortoiseshell tea caddy as two of their favourite pieces at this year's BADA Fair.

BADA appoint new fair manager

08 July 2015

The BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair has announced the appointment of Madeleine Williams as fair manager.

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Designers pick their BADA favourites

23 March 2015

The BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair opened last Wednesday on a sunny Duke of York Square in Chelsea, welcoming a steady stream of visitors.

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Richard Coles takes over chair at BADA Fair

29 May 2014

Richard Coles of Godson & Coles is to take over from Laura Bordignon as chairman of the BADA Fair.

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Demon jar tempts buyers at BADA fair

24 March 2014

Among the sales in the first hour of the ‘BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair’ was this 5in (13cm) high Martin Brothers grotesque demon jar and cover.

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BADA unveil Object of the Fair and Best Stand awards

18 March 2013

This very rare Queen Anne gilt gesso dressing table, shown by Mackinnon Fine Furniture of London, has been voted Object of the Fair at the ‘BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair’.


BADA gets off to a £350,000 start

26 March 2012

The 20th BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair opened on March 21 in the Duke of York Square in Chelsea and was once again greeted by spring sunshine.

Partridge book BADA fair stand as takeover deal goes ahead

10 January 2006

PARTRIDGE are to relaunch themselves on the fairs scene with a stand at the British Antique Dealers Association fair in March.


Bold, Attractive, Design, Antiques

01 March 2005

NOW in its 13th year, the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair has become not just an established but a highly regarded fixture on the British quality fairs scene.