Pioneers to Professionals: Women and the Royal NavyNATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL NAVY
To mark the centenary of the formation of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) in 2017 the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, is hosting a special exhibition ‘Pioneers to Professionals. Women and the Royal Navy’. The exhibition charts the history of women and the Royal Navy from the age of sail to the present day. HRH The Princess Royal, Patron, The National Museum of the Royal Navy, and Patron Women’s Royal Naval Service Centenary (WRNS100), will officially open the exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on 8th March 2017, International Women's Day.
22 March - 06 May
SCULPTURE IN THE SIXTIESPangolin London
Sculpture in the Sixties is an important showcase of outstanding works demonstrating the exciting developments that took place within one of the most important decades in the history of British sculpture. Artists will include Bryan Kneale, Anthony Caro, Phillip King, Liliane Lijn, Nigel Hall and William Tucker. Unlike other exhibitions in the past that have exhibited Sixties sculpture and have focused on the ‘New Generation’ this exhibition at Pangolin London also explores the transition of sculptures transformation during this time.Sculpture in the Sixties offers a broad scope of work and artists and forms part of Pangolin London’s series of museum-quality exhibitions that explore and re-engage with the history of British Sculpture.
THE LIBRARY OF THE LATE HUBERT DINGWALLDreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
The Library of the Late Hubert Dingwall, featuring rare and historic books collected by Hubert Dingwall over 70 years, will be the first collection to go under the hammer at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions’ new London premises, 16-17 Pall Mall, St James’s, London SW1Y 5LU, which will open in Pall Mall this April. The auction takes place on Thursday, 27 April 2017 with a preview brunch on Sunday, 23 April, timed to coincide with the anniversary of the death of two literary legends: Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare.
04 - 09 May
TEFAF NEW YORK SPRINGPARK AVENUE ARMORY
As the world's most buoyant art market, New York City provides the ideal context for a TEFAF fair outside Maastricht. The inaugural TEFAF New York Spring fair takes place from May 4 to May 9 2017 with a focus on art and design from the 20th century through today.
THE PIET JONKER COLLECTION: ARCHITECTURAL AND GARDEN ORNAMENTDreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions hosts an auction of the Piet Jonker Collection of architectural and garden ornament, providing a superb opportunity for those looking for unusual and impressive garden features and design pieces. The sale, comprising of some 300 lots and with estimates ranging from £250 - £100,000, will take place at Donnington Priory, Newbury from 1pm on 23rd May 2017, with the entire sale on view in The Netherlands at Rijksstraatweg 23, 1396 JC Baambrugge from Friday 19th May – Monday 22nd May 2017.
02 - 04 June
West Dean Arts & Craft FestivalWest Dean College
West Dean Arts & Craft Festival promises an outstanding showcase of arts and craft activities to engage a wide audience, taking their former Design and Craft Fair (which attracted 5,000 visitors last year) to an exciting new level. This year they will be opening the doors to historic West Dean House, home to West Dean College near Chichester, to inspire visitors with works from the Edward James Collection, house tours and the chance to dip into the College's rich history of arts and craft.