01 March - 31 December
100 YEARS ONAN ART TRAIL BY WOMEN IN PRISON
2018 is the centenary of women’s suffrage, which was preceded by a suffragette campaign which led to the imprisonment of many of its supporters. To commemorate the anniversary, the Koestler Trust is producing an art trail of Koestler Award-winning artworks by today’s women prisoners. The idea is simple but powerful: to exhibit 100 framed paintings, drawings, sculptures and poems by women in prison in important venues and public buildings throughout the UK, shining a light on women in prison 100 years on from the 1918 Representation of the People Act (passed on 6 February).
25 - 29 July
ANGEL CAKE - VISUAL ARTS SUMMER SHOWSEspacio Gallery
The West Dean Summer Show 2018 ‘Angel Cake’ showcases original work by emerging artists studying for their Graduate Diploma or Postgraduate MFA qualifications. The free exhibitions, held at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation and then at Espacio Gallery in London, display a diverse range of practices including sculpture, installation, print, painting, film, ceramics, and textiles.
10 - 12 August
Chilli FiestaWest Dean Gardens
The UK’s biggest chilli festival returns for its 23rd year. Enjoy the creative vibe of award-winning Chilli Fiesta; dance to live Latin music, watch expert cookery and gardening demonstrations and taste delicious chilli foods 'til your tongue sizzles.
13 September - 19 October
ROGER HOLTOM: BOOMFIUMANO CLASE
British artist Roger Holtom’s practice is based on the principle of learning through experimentation. He has spent the last three decades creating arresting abstract paintings using a wide variety of media, often combining unexpected materials such as household paints and bitumen, oil paint and sand, acids and pure pigments. Over time Holtom has learned how to manipulate his chosen combinations, resulting in works that are both rooted in his own knowledge but also imbued with the spirit of improvisation.
23 October - 15 December
LUCY SMALLBONE: EDGELANDSFIUMANO CLASE
Smallbone specialises in modern landscape painting and creates works which investigate the effect of memory in altering our perceptions of a place. She uses bold colour and abstract form to merge fictional and real spaces, creating vivid yet distorted images. The title for the exhibition, ‘Edgelands’, describes the transitional, liminal areas of space to be found on the boundaries between man-made and natural environments. Smallbone uses “this feeling of never truly having access to the landscape to reflect something that is felt in moments of the sublime in nature.”
27 - 31 October
TEFAF NEW YORK FALLPark Avenue Armory
On the heels of the acclaimed second edition of TEFAF New York Spring, 93 exhibitors—including 10 new participants— will take part in the third iteration of the Fair, which launched in October 2016. Focusing on fine and decorative arts from antiquity through the early 20th century, TEFAF New York Fall will return to the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City from October 27-31, 2018.
16 - 24 March
TEFAF Maastricht is widely regarded as the world's premier Fair for fine art, antiques and design. The 2018 edition featured 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, photography, jewelry, 20th century design and works on paper.
03 - 07 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 fair’s timing in early May is intended to coincide with auctions, exhibitions, and other fairs in New York dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design. The historic Park Avenue Armory provides the prime Manhattan location and setting for the world’s leading art dealers to meet with curators and collectors.