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.


Show with noble intentions

23 October 2023

This Kangxi period double-gourd ewer decorated in underglaze powder blue, overglaze famille verte enamels and gold is part of Jorge Welsh’s exhibition.


Asian Art in London award nominees: Eyes on the East

23 October 2023

The awards shortlist for Asian Art in London’s East Asian art season has been announced. The Antiques Trade Gazette Award for Outstanding East Asian Work of Art from an Auction House and the Apollo Award for Outstanding East Asian Work of Art from a Dealer each have three finalists. There is also an award for Modern & Contemporary Art


Scholar takes boat journey

23 October 2023

This Ming dynasty cloisonné enamel literati subject box and cover, 15th or very early 16th century, is one of the highlights on offer at Priestly & Ferraro’s exhibition of Chinese ceramics and works of art.


Golden opportunity for snuff bottles

23 October 2023

Susan Page brings a selection of snuff bottles from the Golden Autumn Collection to this year’s Asian Art in London, staging the show at Daniel Crouch Rare Books in St James’s.

Stuart Devlin ‘flower box’

Exhibition showcases Benney and Devlin, giants of British silversmithing revival

16 October 2023

Elements from the Pearson collection of post-war silver - the largest assemblage of its kind in private hands - will be on display at Noonans in Mayfair.


India depicted by the ‘Slavic Gauguin’

16 October 2023

Grosvenor Gallery, dedicated to European art when it was founded in 1960, made a serious commitment to Indian art in 2006 when it opened an outpost in New Delhi.


The rise of Mann in the year 1976

16 October 2023

In the summer of 1976, the British artist Sargy Mann (1937-2015) experienced a burst of creativity.


Secret weapon: hidden depths of the keris

16 October 2023

Runjeet Singh, a specialist in Asian antique arms and armour, stages 'The Secret of the Indonesian Keris Dagger'.


Gallery’s eye on the lie of the land

16 October 2023

This oil on canvas 'Petworth Park, Early Spring', by Dennis Creffield (1992), is among the works on offer at Portland Gallery’s 'The Lie of the Land'.


New chapter begins with Picasso show

16 October 2023

A strong dealer-client relationship forms the backbone of the major Picasso exhibition at Ward Moretti this autumn.


Colourful creations but the work of Quakers

16 October 2023

A small thread-covered purse or sweet bag in the shape of a pair of bellows is one among the highlights at Witney Antiques’ exhibition 'Choice and Precious Work: Treasures from the Schoolroom', which looks at historic needlework creations beyond the sampler.


Indian and Islamic Art: On the shortlist

16 October 2023

The awards shortlist for Asian Art in London’s Indian & Islamic section has been announced.

Asian Art in London 2023 – maps

16 October 2023

The 26th edition of Asian Art in London takes place from October 19 - November 4.


Souza inspired at the age of 16

16 October 2023

This painting by Goan artist Francis Newton Souza (1924-2002) is part of dealer Rob Dean’s exhibition of views of India from the 18th century to the present day.

Ben Elwes Fine Art

London Art Week’s autumn talks series returns

11 October 2023

The art event and gallery exhibition initiative London Art Week has launched its sixth edition of its Art History in Focus series of talks and events.


Orpen portrait provides a good chalking point

09 October 2023

This portrait by Sir William Orpen (1878-1931) of his wife Grace is one of the highlights in Mark Murray Fine Paintings’ inaugural exhibition at its new space.


Start spreading the news…

09 October 2023

Spotlight on three exhibitions taking place in New York – starting with 18th century art from Rome


Carry ‘the brains of a genius’

09 October 2023

The British scientific author David Salomons (1851-1925) – one-time owner of the world’s largest private collection of Breguet watches and clocks – said “to carry a fine Breguet watch is to feel that you have the brains of a genius in your pocket”.


William Cookworthy the porcelain pioneer in focus at London dealer

02 October 2023

William Cookworthy (1705-80), a Quaker chemist from Plymouth, opened his porcelain factory in 1768 following years of experimentation with China clay he discovered in Cornwall.


Eyton exhibition marks move

02 October 2023

Browse & Darby, the London firm specialising in British and French pictures and sculpture, is celebrating a move from Cork Street to St James’s with a retrospective on Anthony Eyton.