28 March - 31 January
Gallipoli: Myth & MemoryNational Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth
Gallipoli: Myth and Memory is a brand new exhibition open 10am - 5pm at the National Museum of the Royal Navy telling the Royal Navy’s misunderstood story of the bloody Gallipoli Campaign of 1915 which was a major failure and caused over 200,000 Allied casualties with many deaths coming from disease. This is a free event with a valid ticket.
07 November - 05 December
DrawnSculpture By The Lakes
The Gallery at Sculpture by the Lakes is staging the second edition of DRAWN, an exhibition of drawings by acclaimed international artists. This follows the hugely successful first incarnation of DRAWN, which was the inaugural exhibition at The Gallery when it launched last year. Renowned British artist Simon Gudgeon, founder and owner of Sculpture by the Lakes, will curate the exhibition, bringing together talented draughtsmen from around the world.
25 November - 20 December
Warhol in London: behind the lens of William John KennedyKIWI Arts Group
KIWI Arts Group is pleased to present WARHOL IN LONDON: BEHIND THE LENS OF WILLIAM JOHN KENNEDY, a month long exhibition on Chiltern Street from the 25th November - 20th December 2015. Featuring over 20 black & white and colour photographs of Andy Warhol that until recently had laid hidden in dusty box. It will be the first time the collection has ever been exhibited in the United Kingdom since its unveiling in Miami Beach during Art Basel in 2010. Photographs start at £2,000.
A few short years ago American photographer William John Kennedy brushed off a long-forgotten dusty box headed for the rubbish bin after it lay in storage for nearly five decades. That rescued box would later reveal a collection of extraordinary works of art Kennedy created with the help of Andy Warhol in a series of photo sessions on the cusp of his meteoric rise to fame. The recovered archive of Kennedy's negatives has been transformed into a collection of limited-edition colour prints and silver gelatin photographs capturing the most important images Warhol ever created. The photographs have now become part of several important public and private collections around the world, with one standing four-metres tall as the focal point of The Andy Warhol Museum.
Mayfair Art: Ancient & ModernAn Evening of Receptions in Mayfair
Five leading art dealers based near Berkeley Square in Mayfair will host an evening of receptions on 2 December 2015. This follows the successful inaugural event last year, at which guests walked between the participating galleries.
This year, Ariadne Galleries, Charles Ede, Kallos Gallery, and Daniel Katz Gallery will be joined by the recently opened Dutko Gallery, specialists in Art Deco furniture and contemporary art. While ancient art continues to be the over-arching theme, the Dutko Gallery’s modern pieces share an aesthetic of simple forms and clean lines with the earlier works seen at the other galleries.
09 - 15 March
The BADA Antiques & Fine Art FairAnnual Showcase for the prestigious British Antique Dealers' Association
Long-regarded as the premier national fair, The BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair, which takes place in the Duke of York Square, off Sloane Square, is the leading event for sourcing antiques and fine art of assured quality and authenticity. It is the only event on the international art calendar exclusive to members of the British Antique Dealers’ Association, and will see the display of a diverse range of important furniture, objet d’art and paintings. Before the BADA Fair opens to the public, all these items are subject to a rigorous vetting process. Encompassing both antique and contemporary items, the BADA Fair allows buyers of all tastes and experience to add to their collections.
11 - 20 March
TEFAF MaastrichtThe European Fine Art Fair
TEFAF Maastricht is a continuously evolving showcase for the best works of art currently on the market. In addition to the traditional areas of Old Master Paintings and antique Works of Art, you can see and buy at TEFAF Maastricht a wide variety of Classical Modern and Contemporary Art, Photographs, as well as Jewellery, 20th Century Design and Works on Paper. Tickets for the 28th edition can be bought at the Fair or via the the fair's website: www.tefaf.com
03 - 07 May
London Craft Week
London Craft Week is an annual event which showcases exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme featuring hidden workshops and unknown makers alongside celebrated masters, famous studios, galleries, shops and luxury brands. Following the success of its first year in May 2015, which involved over 350 makers, 70 events and 20,000 visits, London Craft Week is building on and expanding the reach of the event with increased visibility, visitor numbers and participants for its second year in May 2016.