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.

Northern gems the focus of 2004 RICS conference

08 September 2004

THIS year’s RICS art and antiques conference promises three days of tours, talks and enjoyment in and around Leeds.

Secure buyers

01 September 2004

KNOWN for her stock of top-quality, early furniture with character, Lucy Johnson holds a special selling exhibition this weekend from September 3 to 5 at her showroom, a 17th century stone barn just outside Burford on the Cotswold Wildlife Park Estate, Oxfordshire.

Gazette award for Asian Art

01 September 2004

THE seventh annual Asian Art in London week will take place this year from November 4 to 12, with a launch party at the Victoria and Albert Museum on November 5.


The genius of Dresser 100 years on

01 September 2004

THE Victoria and Albert Museum’s main autumn exhibition, opening this month, is devoted to a retrospective of Christopher Dresser, the pioneering designer who anticipated many of the major design styles of the 20th century. It is timed to coincide with the centenary of his death in 1904.


Colourist provides new pastures for Meddowes in his role as art broker

01 September 2004

TURN the clock back some 30 years, and regulars to Bonhams’ Knightbridge rooms might just recall a rather dapper, pinstripe-suited auctioneer by the name of Alexander Meddowes.


Seeing cats and getting kicks

01 September 2004

BACK in London, Chris Beetles of Ryder Street in St James’s has just opened his amusing annual show of cat pictures, which, as always, features an important group of works by the world’s most famous exponent of the genre, Louis Wain (1860-1939).


Public and private enterprises wooing the Edinburgh crowds

01 September 2004

THE Fergusson show at Alexander Meddowes, coincides with Edinburgh’s exhilarating annual Festival, which brings with it not only hundreds of incredibly diverse theatrical shows but a good sprinkling of art exhibitions too.


Nouveau space for determined Cathy – and room for an historic tea

01 September 2004

UNDER the name Art Nouveau Originals, specialist dealer Cathy Turner is a very well-known figure on the fairs circuit, but she will now be even better known since she has just purchased The Bindery Gallery at 69 High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire (Tel: 01386 854645).

New school of thought

24 August 2004

TWO Dulwich ladies have successfully tapped into the trend towards 20th century design and on Sunday September 19 hold their third Midcentury Modern event at the 1960s Christisson-designed refectory at the famous local public school Dulwich College, on Dulwich Common, London SE21.

PR2 – Phillips reunite again

24 August 2004

FOLLOWING the success of last year’s inaugural reunion of former Phillips employees there will be a similar Phillips Reunited gathering next month on Tuesday September 14 at 6.30pm.

CINOA unveil prize for giants of the arts

18 August 2004

CINOA, the international confederation of associations of art and antiques dealers, is to sponsor an annual prize to celebrate major contributions to scholarship and the arts.

Gallery’s collection from studio outranks RA’s ‘magnus opus’

18 August 2004

AT the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition this year, the end wall of Gallery II was completely taken up with a work which John Hoyland, Professor of Painting at the Academy Schools, described as “Terry Frost’s magnum opus”.


Touch of Frost over 60 years

18 August 2004

ON view at the Belgrave Gallery, St Ives, these two works by the late Sir Terry Frost represent a gap of some 60 years.


Where the money is...

18 August 2004

IN The Sunday Telegraph of July 25, Sarah Jane Checkland offered that old chestnut “what paintings sell”. Much of the analysis was predictable – “paintings of women and children outstrip those of men and the younger and more attractive the better” and “prospects are grim for dead animals”. However, a few results of her survey were more intriguing.

Football heroes gather once more

10 August 2004

FOR the second year running, dealers and auctioneers are to face each other across the football pitch rather than the saleroom in the Antiques Trade Gazette-sponsored annual challenge.

BACA hand out the laurels for 2004 awards

10 August 2004

THE British Antiques and Collectables Award winners have been announced for 2004, making Dreweatt Neate the first firm to win an auction house award twice.


New demand for studio pottery brings special show

13 July 2004

SINCE 1986 Christopher Gange has been a dealer in 20th Century British Art at his Katharine House Gallery at The Parade, Marlborough, Wiltshire, but for the month of July, in a new departure, he is holding an important selling exhibition of British Studio Pottery, formerly part of his private collection.

Arts & Crafts in Cotswolds

13 July 2004

CELEBRATING 15 years trading in their present premises, Anne and William Morris, who operate as Ruskin Decorative Arts, have a summer selling exhibition at 5 Talbot Court, Stow-on-the-Wold from July 17 to 25.


More artists give power to Meek...

13 July 2004

WHAT do the Society of Women Artists (SWA), founded in 1855, and Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers (RMS), founded in 1896, have in common?


The dealers through an artist’s eye

13 July 2004

IT is not often that an antiques dealer ends up on the walls of the National Portrait Gallery, but until September 19 that is just what is happening.