The BADA Friends Prize in Memory of Brian Morgan has been awarded to Olga Sofia Calvo this year. Calvo is a student at the Kelvin Centre for Conservation and Cultural Heritage Research at Glasgow University and is halfway through an MPhil in textile conservation.
BADA Friends director Anne Green said: “In such difficult times for funding for students it is important that the BADA Friends has been able to support Olga in her studies.
“It is essential that the UK continues to be a country of excellence where students from all over the world can train to become highly professional conservators so that textiles worldwide can be professionally and sensitively maintained for future generations.”
Pangolin London is launching an online platform dedicated to collecting sculpture.
The firm, a sculpture specialist, is set to open the site this autumn. Individual artists and their works are to be vetted before appearing on the site, and prices start at £500. There are around 70 artists featured at the moment, and though Pangolin is the only dealership on the platform for now, there are plans to widen the scope once the site is established.
Polly Bielecka, founder and director of Pangolin, says that “sculpture is having an extraordinary moment”.
Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, the gallery specialises in both historic and contemporary works of art.
Bielecka adds: “We have found the other art-selling platforms to be lacking when it comes to sculpture specifically - so we’re using our expertise to build our own.”
Martyn Gregory, a specialist in China Trade paintings and works of art relating to China and the Far East, has left his St James’s gallery after 50 years. He was previously located at 34 Bury Street where he was one of the longest-running tenants of the building.
Though he has given up the shop window, he continues to trade with a warehouse and showroom available to visit by appointment at 3-4 Bury Street, St James’s.
Due to emergency building work, Thomas Heneage Art Books is moving to a pop-up shop on the corner of Jermyn Street and Regent Street with immediate effect. The team will respond to emails, phone calls and online orders as quickly as possible. The shop will be operational at 27 Regent Street from the first week of December.
Once the work in the basement of its former Duke Street shop has been successfully completed, Thomas and his team will return to St James’s for the company’s 40th anniversary.
Art gallery and framer Daggett Gallery has temporarily moved to Battersea from its home in Kensington Church Street. Its former home is being knocked down and redeveloped. The new address is 7c Spaces Business Centre, 15-17 Ingate Road, London SW8 3NS. The gallery hopes to move to a more permanent address in due course.
Jenna Burlingham is staging an exhibition on the works of Contemporary artist Richard Ballinger in her Kingsclere gallery. Where the Road Begins runs until December 2, and features the artist’s colour-filled, semi-abstract works drawn from memory. Prices range from £3250-14,000.
PAD London recorded 29,200 guests at its 15th edition. The fair, which ran from October 10-15 in Berkeley Square, hosted 62 galleries including 12 newcomers offering 20th century design, contemporary design and collectable jewellery.