A view of the Eye of the Collector fair. 

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Collector fair bags summer slot

The Eye of the Collector fair is changing its date and time to run during London’s summer season. Now planned to run from June 26-29 at the Garrison Chapel at the Chelsea Barracks, it will coincide with the second edition of The Treasure House Fair, running from June 26-July 2 at the nearby Royal Hospital Chelsea. Though Eye of the Collector has a Contemporary focus, it also offers 20th century works.

The move to the Grade II listed chapel from Two Temple Place means the fair continues its tradition of running in an architecturally interesting setting. Participating galleries will be announced later in the year.

New home for The Nine British Art

The Nine British Art, which specialises in St Ives, Modern British and Contemporary art, is moving from Bury Street, St James’s, to a new London address on Pall Mall. The gallery will open by appointment only in a bid to build “strong relationships” and provide a “personalised approach to our clients”. The gallery shut doors to its former premises on January 22 and will open at its new home in late February.

After 10 years, a change in director for Salon Art + Design


Nicky Dessources.

Salon Art + Design, the vintage and Contemporary design and 20th century art fair in New York, has appointed Nicky Dessources as its new executive director. She joins from Sanford L Smith, an art fair producer, where she worked for around 10 years. She replaces Jill Bokor and will oversee the event, which takes place at the Park Avenue Armoury in November.

Dessources said: “We will continue to position the fair as a welcoming platform that caters to both entry-level collectors and design aficionados, and a space where art and design are approached in a way that transcends trends.”

Director with paintings background joins Charles Ede


James Richards.

James Richards has joined antiquities specialist Charles Ede as a director. He comes from Daniel Katz Gallery where for five years he worked at gallery manager and head of research. He was previously head of the British and European Pictures department at Christie’s South Kensington. He will work alongside Martin Clist, managing director, and Charis Tyndall, director.