Events and conferences

Industry events for the art and antiques trade are often organised by dealer and auctioneer associations but others are managed independently and operate as commercial enterprises.


Mughal spectacles

Asian Art in London Indian and Islamic award winners announced

21 October 2021

As its annual festival of exhibitions and sales gets under way, Asian Art in London has announced the winners of its Indian and Islamic awards.

Vanessa Bell

Latest instalment of London Art Week online events kicks off with focus on the Bloomsbury Group and Charleston

16 October 2021

London Art Week's third instalment of Art History in Focus returns with online talks, themed editorials and live exhibition tours.

LAPADA Conference

Three things we learned at this year’s LAPADA Conference

14 October 2021

Dealers returned to London this week for the LAPADA Conference 2021 which had the theme of ‘Reset & Refresh’.

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Asian art dealer previews: Chinnery goes large

11 October 2021

Depicting sinewy limbed bearers relaxing beside a mahannah, this work 'Palanquin Bearers at Rest' by George Chinnery (1774-1852) is considered the largest and most accomplished figure drawing of the artist’s long career.

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Asian art dealer previews: Tiger goddess

11 October 2021

This 19th century painting illustrates a scene from the Devi Mahatmya, a famous Sanskrit text centred on the figure of the Hindu mother goddess Devi.

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Asian art dealer previews: Jewels showcased in St James’s

11 October 2021

Asian antique jewellery specialist Sue Ollemans offers this Indian pair of early 19th century earrings made in Lucknow.

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Asian art dealer previews: Best practice

11 October 2021

One of Persian scholar Imam Ghazali’s (1058-1111AD) best-known works, Kimiya-yi Sa’ādat (The Alchemy of Happiness), was compiled late in his lifetime during a period of unrest between Sufi mystics and Islamic scholars – the former accused of overphilosophising Islam and neglecting the importance of ritual practices.

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Asian Art in London map: Indian & Islamic Art

11 October 2021

Asian Art in London: Indian & Islamic Art takes place from October 21-30.

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On the shortlist: Asian Art in London award nominees

11 October 2021

The awards shortlist for Asian Art in London’s Indian and Islamic season have been announced. The Antiques Trade Gazette Award for Outstanding Indian or Islamic Work of Art from an Auction House and the Apollo Award for Outstanding Indian or Islamic Work of Art from a Dealer each have three finalists. Winners will be announced on October 21.

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Asian art auction previews: Fringe benefit

11 October 2021

This Indian gold necklace with a fringe of ruby and imitation pearl drops and flowerheads of green paste and moonstone has a guide of £1800-2400 at Bonhams’ sale of Islamic and Indian art on October 25.

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Asian art dealer previews: Hund sculptures

11 October 2021

Made from fired clay, this 12in (30cm) high bust head of a bodhisattva comes from a little explored group of sculptures found at Hund, a small township on the ancient site of Udabhandapura in Pakistan, once the capital of the Hindu Shahi kingdom.

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Asian art dealer previews: Life in the rainforest

11 October 2021

Hummingbirds collect nectar against a colourful flora and fauna backdrop in this large 3ft (91cm) square oil on canvas, painted earlier this year by Sri Lankan artist Senaka Senanayake (b.1951).

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Asian art dealer previews: Krishna in child form

11 October 2021

Propped up against a huge bolster and bedecked in jewels sits Navneetpriyaji, one of the child manifestations of the Hindu deity Krishna.

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Asian art auction previews: Sunset over snowy mountains

11 October 2021

Adam’s Asian art sale in Dublin on November 19 includes this landscape titled Sunset Kanchenjunga by Jamini Prokash Gangooly (1876-1953) estimated at €4000-6000.

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Asian art dealer previews: Splendour and worship

11 October 2021

Made from green chlorite mineral rather than bronze, this 8th century Kashmiri sculpture group represents the Hindu god Vishnu with his two attendants, Gadadevi and Chakrapurusha.

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Asian art auction previews: Burner as a bird

11 October 2021

Roseberys’ sale of Islamic, Indian Art & Antiquities on October 26 includes this large Seljuq bronze incense burner modelled in the form of a bird.

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West Country wonders return to Albert Amor

04 October 2021

One of the largest selling exhibitions in recent years of 18th century Plymouth and Bristol porcelain is under way at London gallery Albert Amor in Bury Street.

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Marlborough London stages Gillian Ayres exhibition

27 September 2021

Dynamic and gestural, this vast 5ft 6in x 11ft 3in (1.67 x 3.45m) oil on canvas, below, was painted by Gillian Ayres (1930-2018) during the 1980s.

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Female sculptors make a mark

27 September 2021

Waddington Custot is one of the latest galleries to celebrate the work of pioneering 20th century women.

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Textiles made with spider silk weave their magic at Oliver Hoare gallery's latest show

27 September 2021

Unexpected, unusual and often overseen objects are the stock in trade of art gallery Oliver Hoare.

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