WHAT’S NEW FOR 2019?
This year’s The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia gets a longer run with two extra days. While it still coincides with Clarion’s House & Garden Festival (also held at the exhibition centre), it is once again an independent event, with distinct, revamped branding, a separate entrance and different opening hours.
It will take place on only one floor of the centre, consolidating exhibitors on the ground floor.
Events: The extensive line-up of speakers signals the fair’s dual commitment to the collector’s market and the decorative trade. Talks include a panel discussion on Antiques in Interior Design (Mark Hill/Nina Campbell/Ivan Macquisten/India Hicks, June 26), The Pleasures and Perils of Collecting Ceramics (Emily Tobin/Robin Cawdron-Stewart/Marijke Varrall-Jones, June 19) and Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau Jewellery (Sally Hoban, June 28).
For lovers of art and horticulture, a talk on the gardens of Restoration England will be given by Lucy Hughes-Hallett (June 21). And for those interested in art, an Introduction to Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light will be given by art historian Belle Smith (June 27).
Daily tours of highlights around the fair will be hosted by art consultant Vanessa Curry.
NEED TO KNOW
When June 19-28, 2019
Where Olympia London - Hammersmith Road, W14 8UX
Late night opening Wednesday June 19, until 9pm.
What The 47th edition of the London summer fair, with 110 dealers bringing specialist and decorative pieces at prices from £100-1m.
Getting there Olympia London is the only venue in London with a dedicated rail station – Kensington (Olympia).
Where to eat Mosimann’s Brasserie, The Melody Restaurant, Chez Abir Restaurant, Kanna Thai Restaurant.
Standard admission £20 (£16 in advance) or £14 for June 20-23.