An April Shower of Fairs

I thought I would share this cluster of fairs that are happening over the next ten or so days. All are well worth a visit.

 

The Chelsea Art Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London SW3, April 16th -19th April 2015.

Faye Anderson "Bert"   8"x6" (20cmx15cm),  Egg Tempera Courtesy of Cameron Contemporary Art

Faye Anderson
“Bert”
8″x6″ (20cmx15cm),
Egg Tempera
Courtesy of Cameron Contemporary Art

This is a popular fair, which has well over thirty galleries from the UK exhibiting and is best summed up by its director Ben Cooper “Since our revamp three years ago, the Fair has gone from strength to strength and we have very much established ourselves as the London Fair which offers Londoners a fantastic selection of galleries with a variety of works which appeal to a wide range of art lovers.”

www.chelseaartfair.org

 

The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair 2015, The Showroom, Penfold Street, Marylebone, London NW8, 16th – 19th April 2015

Rare C19th Qashqai (Persia) bagface Owen Parry.

Rare C19th Qashqai (Persia) bagface
Owen Parry.

This jewel of a fair offers a tempting array of rugs and carpets, textiles, tapestries and tribal weavings from all over the world. Among the twelve specialist dealers are two new exhibitors – Kennedy Carpets (London) and Hagop Manoyan (New York). The intimate bazaar-like setting compliments both the rare and decorative pieces available. Just as last year the Fair will be on view online too.

www.larta.net

 

Ceramic Art London 2015, Henry Moore and Gulbenkian Galleries, The Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7, 17th – 19th April 2015

Barbara Hast,  Teapot and Cup,  porcelain, thrown, modeled, relief painting, 5.5 inches.  Courtesy of Ceramic Art London

Barbara Hast,
Teapot and Cup,
porcelain, thrown, modeled, relief painting, 5.5 inches.
Courtesy of Ceramic Art London

Some eighty ceramic artists from around the world will be showing here in this leading international fair. Whether you are looking for the more practical or decorative this is the place to come as you will discover both traditional and cutting-edge approaches to the making of wonderful ceramic objects. Pots rock!

http://www.ceramics.org.uk

 

Spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London SW11, 21st – 26th April 2015

c1920s sketch of a decorator’s scheme for an apartment Charles Plante Fine Arts

c1920s sketch of a decorator’s scheme for an apartment
Charles Plante Fine Arts

The Spring edition of this enduringly popular and tempting Fair has the Passementerie Garden as its Foyer Exhibition. It promises to be fun with a wide array of antique and textile trimmings. A 19th century room is being recreated by Charles Plante Fine Arts using extravagantly-trimmed curtains and textiles; a setting which will reflect his carefully chosen stock of watercolours and drawings of interiors, gardens and architecture. Who could ask for anything more?

www.decorativefair.com

 

The Other Art Fair, B1, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1, 23rd – 26th April 2015

Tommy Clarke 'Entry' C-type print, framed, 63.5 x 60 cm  Edition of 100

Tommy Clarke
‘Entry’
C-type print, framed, 63.5 x 60 cm
Edition of 100

The Other Art Fair (TOAF) is an interactive experience because visitors can actually speak to the artists exhibiting there and learn more about the processes involved in creating these highly individual works of art. It is a great way to introduce younger members of your family to the world of art collecting as it is in a relaxed, more informal setting than many other fairs.

theotherartfair.com

The London Original Print Fair, Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1, 23rd-26th April 2015

 Tommaso Piroli (1752–1824) after Friedrich Rehberg (1758–1835) Emma, Lady Hamilton’s ‘attitudes', plate III, 1794 Engraving and etching on ochre prepared paper, 26.3 x 20.1 cm RCIN 655736 Purchased by the Prince Regent (later George IV) from Colnaghi & Co. on 15 April 1816 for 7s 6d (for the set) Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

Tommaso Piroli (1752–1824) after Friedrich Rehberg (1758–1835)
Emma, Lady Hamilton’s ‘attitudes’, plate III, 1794
Engraving and etching on ochre prepared paper, 26.3 x 20.1 cm
RCIN 655736
Purchased by the Prince Regent (later George IV) from Colnaghi & Co. on 15 April 1816 for 7s 6d (for the set)
Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

This exciting fair, covering both old and contemporary,  is now in its thirtieth year a fact which is honoured by a loan exhibition of thirty prints from the Royal Collection.  As always a must for devotees of this discipline.
 James Gillray (1756–1815) A New Edition Considerably Enlarged of Attitudes Faithfully Copied from Nature, plate III 1807 Etching on blue paper 25.9 x 19.6 cm RCIN 655737 Purchased by the Prince of Wales (later George IV) from Hannah Humphrey on 24 April 1807 for 15s (for the set) Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

James Gillray (1756–1815)
A New Edition Considerably Enlarged of Attitudes Faithfully Copied from Nature, plate III
1807
Etching on blue paper
25.9 x 19.6 cm
RCIN 655737
Purchased by the Prince of Wales (later George IV) from Hannah Humphrey on 24 April 1807 for 15s (for the set)
Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

londonprintfair.com

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