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.


The Peacock Skirt by Aubrey Beardsley

Aubrey Beardsley: magic prints

10 May 2021

Drawings can sell for six figures but a more affordable way to own work by the artist exists

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Fern favourites at dealer exhibition

10 May 2021

These pressed Darjeeling ferns feature in an album compiled and mounted by Phoebe Jaffrey in 1882.

Paisley items

Paisley Museum asks public and trade to offer paisley items for new display

06 May 2021

Paisley Museum plans to mark its 150th anniversary with a paisley 'callout'.

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Bordeaux embraces avant-garde

19 April 2021

Exhibition tells the tale of an unconventional partnership opening up a conservative art scene

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Print fair now runs as a tour of London

19 April 2021

Dozens of London galleries are primed to open their doors to the public for the capital’s first physical mass art event in months.

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Showcase of lesser-known Spanish art at Colnaghi

12 April 2021

Titled 'Tossa de Mar' (c.1908), this painting by the Spanish Impressionist Laureano Barrau (1863-1957) forms part of an exhibition at London gallery Colnaghi putting some of Spain’s lesser-known modern masters in the limelight.

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Ingenious furniture designs for army officers on campaign are highlighted in Cotswolds exhibition

12 April 2021

Good-quality campaign furniture has long been admired for its nifty portable designs, fine craftsmanship and rich provenance.

St James's in London.

London Art Week announces details of summer schedule

10 April 2021

Details of the selling exhibitions in galleries in central London and online this summer have been announced by London Art Week (LAW).

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London print fair morphs into Print Week

05 April 2021

The London Original Print Fair (LOPF) has modified its operations to suit the current restrictions and plans a Print Week in dealers’ galleries next month.

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Pru’s view of a gritty world

29 March 2021

Gravel pit subject was typical of artist’s move towards mundane subjects, as exhibition shows

Elton Hall

BADA Friends returns to in-person events this summer

27 March 2021

BADA Friends, part of The British Antique Dealers' Association, ran a virtual schedule through lockdown but is returning to physical events.

Masterpiece London

Masterpiece London postponed but the Petworth fair will take place this summer

25 March 2021

Masterpiece London has postponed the physical edition of its fair this year but The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair is to go ahead this summer.

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There once was an artist called Lear…

22 March 2021

…whose painting skill is now clear… as a first selling exhibition for 30 years underlines

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The 1970s new wave of ceramics flows to Wiltshire

15 March 2021

British Studio Ceramic is Messums Wiltshire’s third annual show.

Bonnie Brennan and Jennifer Zatorski

Promotions and appointments across the art and antiques sector

11 March 2021

The latest hires and moves including at Christie’s, London Art Week and Gem-A.

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Asia Week New York: The gavel go-ahead

08 March 2021

Auction houses are getting back to normal for this latest staging of the New York Asian art spotlight, although new import taxes are having an effect.

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Dealer hails artist Hennell as a genius

08 March 2021

Dealer Sim rates this little-known painter so highly he calls him ‘the English Van Gogh’

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William James joins the 'fifty' line-up at Richard Green

08 March 2021

Little is known about the life of British artist William James (f.1754-71) other than he painted topographical views and may have been one of Canaletto’s studio assistants while the Venetian was visiting England.

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Trade tastes a virtual slice of the Big Apple

08 March 2021

Without the usual January influx of collectors, curators and dealers to the Big Apple, two significant art-buying dealer events decided to go virtual. For some exhibitors, the results were better than expected.

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Dealers take part in events from across the Atlantic

08 March 2021

While plenty of Asian auctions are taking place for Asia Week New York (March 11-20), this annual US spring event will be rather different for galleries.

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