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.


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London Art Week launches salon-style events for second edition to reach new audience

20 August 2018

The second winter edition of London Art Week, a biannual festival that celebrates galleries and auction houses around Mayfair and St James’s, features a series of new salon-style events.

Arts minister Michael Ellis to address arts conference

20 August 2018

The opening speaker at this year’s Art Business Conference in London will be the minister for arts, heritage and tourism, Michael Ellis.

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London dealer showcases powerful works by Frank Avray Wilson

20 August 2018

London dealer showcases powerful works of an artist fascinated by the human condition

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Welsh artist Wilf Roberts drives demand

20 August 2018

In his later years, Welsh painter Wilf Roberts spent time going on drives, his wife Sue at the wheel, out to the Anglesey countryside. He would set off with pencils or watercolours to sketch landscapes while she waited for him in the car, reading.

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John Spencer-Churchill’s eyewitness painting of Dunkirk evacuation comes to British Art Fair – VIDEO

16 August 2018

John Spencer-Churchill’s (1909-92) depiction of the evacuation of Dunkirk is one of the highlights at the British Art Fair.

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Modern business model for 1793 Gallery

13 August 2018

Kate Moss – or at least an arresting image of her by Los Angeles street artist Mr Brainwash – is coming to a Cotswolds exhibition to launch 1793 Gallery.

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Fair lays down tribal landmarks

13 August 2018

Anniversary of Cook voyage and a book 15 years in the making underpin London event...

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Mayfair dealer curates landscape exhibition from Frank Cohen collection at Fortnum & Mason

11 August 2018

Robert Upstone, a Modern British art dealer and former director of the Fine Art Society, has curated this year’s collaboration between upmarket food purveyor Fortnum & Mason and leading art collector Frank Cohen.

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Golfing memorabilia dealers get into the swing of things

06 August 2018

The set of flicker books published c.1930 titled 'Drive and Mashie', 'Brassie and Iron' and 'Out the Rough and Putt', were once used as teaching aids for golfers.

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Latest London Art Week shows buyers are looking for personality in their portrait purchases

06 August 2018

Eye-catching, head-turning and mouth-watering: it was the human form, from ancient statuettes to modern portraits, that caught buyers’ attention at the most recent edition of London Art Week.

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Joseph Farquharson and Thomas Gainsborough works among highlights of McEwan Gallery's summer show

06 August 2018

August can be a quiet time for exhibition-goers as dealers head off home or on holiday following the busier days of June and July. But some galleries take the summer as an opportunity to display an assortment of stock.

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Seven summer exhibitions: a selection of art and antiques showcases across the UK

30 July 2018

As the top auctions and fairs take their summer break there are still opportunities to view stand-out art and antiques at museums and galleries across the country. Here Hannah Stokes selects seven from London to Edinburgh.

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Bamberg boom time as visitors flock to German festival

23 July 2018

Over 20 years ago, leading art and antiques dealers in the picturesque Bavarian city of Bamberg came up with the idea of holding a coordinated summer sales exhibition.

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London show offers vintage photos of works from Rodin's studio

23 July 2018

Collaboration between photography and sculpture specialists is both the theme and the method behind Huxley-Parlour’s exhibition 'Auguste Rodin: The Photographs'.

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Blockchain could be “subtle botox” for the art market but not a “facelift”

17 July 2018

Blockchain for the art world is a big opportunity but caution is needed. That was the verdict from Christie’s Art + Tech Summit.

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More UK auction houses join Asian festival

16 July 2018

Asian Art in London, the event that promotes London as the centre of the global Asian art trade, has increased the number of its auction house participants for the 21st edition (November 1-10).

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Archaeological dig at the battlefield of Waterloo wins support from Bonhams

16 July 2018

Auction house Bonhams is sponsoring Waterloo Uncovered, an archaeological dig at the battlefield of Waterloo.

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Matisse prints on sale en masse

16 July 2018

Highlights from dealer Bernard Jacobson’s huge collection of prints by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) are currently on offer at his London gallery.

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Welsh artist emerges out of fog

16 July 2018

'Peu à Peu Sortant de la Brume', a 1969 screenprint by Ceri Richards (1903-71) is part of the annual summer show at Oriel Tegfryn in Anglesey.

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Congress for rare book trade set for London in November

11 July 2018

The Antiquarian Booksellers Association (ABA) has released details of the 40th Annual Conference on Book Trade History.

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