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 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.”
26 November - 21 December
Sex & SensualityRAFAEL VALLS
This winter, Rafael Valls hosts Sex & Sensuality, an exhibition examining eroticism in paintings and drawings of the male and female nude from 16th Century through to 20th Century. The exhibition will run from 26 November – 21 December 2018 at Rafael Valls Ltd, 11 Duke Street St James', London SW1. Artworks range from about £5,000 - £1,000,000.
28 January - 09 March
Qu Leilei: Echoes3812 London Gallery
Chinese ink artist Qu Leilei’s new solo exhibition, Echoes, opens to the public on 28th January 2019 and runs until 9th March at 3812 London Gallery, 21 Ryder Street, St James’s, London, SW1Y 6PX. Qu Leilei specialises in ink painting, creating starkly contemporary hyper-realistic works and intimate portraits. Using only in ink and water on paper, his works demonstrate mastery in brush control and handling of the monochromatic pigments. The result is intensely photographic.
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.