08 March - 31 December
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.
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.
Vintage PostersBloomsbury Auctions
Bloomsbury Auctions will be hosting a sale of Vintage Posters at their new London base, 16-17 Pall Mall on 15th June, from 11am. The auction comprises 216 lots, with estimates ranging from £500-£6,000. Sale highlights include posters from the iconic spaghetti westerns, A Fistful of Dollars (est. £500-£800) and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (est. £400-£600), as well as rare posters from the perennially popular James Bond films: Dr No (est. £3,000-£5,000), From Russia With Love, Goldfinger (est. £1,500-£2,500) and Thunderball (est. £1,200-£1,400).
Books, Autographs & Works on PaperBloomsbury Auctions
Bloomsbury Auctions will be hosting the auction of Books & Works on Paper at 24 Maddox Street, London W1S 1PP, at 12noon. The sale comprises 416 lots, ranging in estimate from £100 – £6,000, with works from a wide range of collecting categories, notably English Literature & History, Autographs and Memorabilia, Art & Architecture, Travel and Sport, amongst others. Of particular interest is an autograph letter signed by renowned English naturalist, Charles Darwin (lot 140, est. £4,000-£6,000).
29 June - 05 July
Pangolin LondonMasterpiece London 2017
For Masterpiece 2017 Pangolin London Sculpture Gallery have curated a stand of museum quality Modern British and Contemporary Sculpture. Modern British highlights include a exceptional Mobile from 1952 by Lynn Chadwick; Geo rey Clarke’s largest unique iron pieces ‘Figure’ also from 1952 and a beautiful reclining nude by LSt Ives School painter Breon O’Casey (son of playwright Sean O’Casey). Contemporary highlights include an impressive ceramic wall piece by Danish ceramic sculp- tor Merete Rasmussen, a new wall work made entirely of feathers by George Taylor, a elegant bronze by Royal Academician Ann Christopher and a stunning black marble table designed by Pangolin London Sculptor in Residence, Zac Eastwood Bloom.
EroticaDreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
29 June - 07 July
AGNEWS SHOWCASES SIX CENTURIES OF MASTER WORKS IN LONDON SUMMER SEASONMasterpiece London 2017 & London Art Week
Agnews, the London based gallery, which is celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2017, will present some of it’s most important works during the London summer season. Spanning six centuries, paintings from the 15th- to 20th- Century will be offered for sale at both Masterpiece (29th June – 5th July; Preview 28th June) and London Art Week (30th June – 7th July; Preview 29th June), with the exhibitions working in tandem to demonstrate the invigorated new business at Agnews.
30 June - 07 July
Courting Favour: From Elizabeth I to James IThe Weiss Gallery at London Art Week
To coincide with this year’s London Art Week, 30th June - 7th July 2017, The Weiss Gallery is holding an exhibition dedicated to Tudor and Jacobean court portraiture, entitled: Courting Favour: From Elizabeth I to James I. The centerpiece of the show will be a beautiful portrayal of the youthful Queen Elizabeth I, a bust-length version of the magnificent 'Hampden' full-length, currently on loan to Tate Britain. Displayed either side of the Queen will be portraits of her two great favourites Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester and Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex.
11 - 13 August
Chilli FiestaWest Dean
The UK's biggest chilli festival returns to West Dean. Festival goers will be able to party and dance to live Latin music, watch cookery and gardening demonstrations and taste delicious chilli foods all weekend. "Plenty of chances to taste chilli food, plus live Latin music and a family-friendly festival atmosphere"- The Daily Express
11 October - 11 November
Zachary Eastwood–Bloom: Pangolin London Sculptor in ResidencePangolin London
This major solo show by emerging artist Zachary Eastwood-Bloom is the culmination of a year’s work as Pangolin London Sculptor in Residence. Eastwood-Bloom graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010, where he studied Ceramics and Glass. His work explores diverse materials including ceramics, glass, bronze, jesmonite, sound and video. His interest lies in the intersection between the physical and the immaterial, the historical and the cutting-edge and often references classical imagery manipulating it with digital aesthetics and leading technologies.
27 - 31 October
TEFAF New York Fall
The New York Fall fair is a joint venture between TEFAF and the art investment advisory firm ARTVEST partners. It is TEFAF's debut outside Europe and allows a vital, transatlantic meeting ground for a global community of dealers, collectors, curators, interior designers and art-and-antiques enthusiasts. TEFAF New York Fall takes over Park Avenue Armory's entire Manhattan building, using its soaring Wade Thompson Drill Hall as well as its distinctive and recently restored period rooms on the first and second floors.
22 November - 22 December
Geoffrey ClarkePANGOLIN LONDON
To coincide with the publication of Geoffrey Clarke’s catalogue raisonne by Judith LeGrove Pangolin London will present a major retrospective of this important Modern British sculptor. A pioneer of new materials in the Fifties especially in cast aluminium Clarke was one of the most publicly commissioned artists of the period with works installed the length and breadth of the country.
09 - 18 March
TEFAF Maastricht is widely regarded as the world's premier fair for art, antiques and design. Featuring over 275 prestigious dealers from some 20 countries, TEFAF Maastricht is a showcase for the finest art works currently on the market. Alongside the traditional areas of Old Master paintings, antiques and classical antiquities that cover approximately half of the fair, you can also find modern and contemporary art, photographs, jewelry, 20th century design and works on paper.