More than 20 dealers are participating in the second annual BADA Week, offering anything from paintings of papayas to Scottish fishing trophies.
Running from October 3-9, the nationwide event showcases gallery-based and online events staged by members of the trade association.
It is one of many ways the shape of the London calendar has changed over the past few years, lockdowns aside.
Once, March was at the heart of BADA’s schedule of events, when it staged its fair at the Duke of York square, while LAPADA held sway over the autumn with its September event in Berkeley Square.
Neither have run for several years now (the BADA fair having become The Open Art Fair), and London Art Week, the in-gallery event that usually takes place in November and December, is on hold.
Dealers have proved ready and willing, showcasing stand-out single pieces, staging entire exhibitions or hosting talks in their galleries and online.
For example, on October 4, Amherst Antiques holds a Zoom talk on Tunbridge Ware rarities.
Two days later David Foord- Brown holds a champagne reception at his gallery and introduces highlights from his collection before attendees move on to lunch at nearby Bolney Vineyard.
Haynes Fine Art hosts a show on Modern British paintings at its London premises, while Laura Bordignon stages Timeless Beauty of Imperial Japan.
On the Friday, The BADA Art Prize is presented. It awards a £1000 grant to an emerging Contemporary artist whose work “exemplifies the enduring ingenuity and quality” demonstrated by BADA members’ objects.
The event features a collaboration with interior designer Rita Konig, who chose the theme colour, olive green, and has selected an assortment of members’ stock to reflect both the hue and her style.