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As art continues to evolve, so does the way in which we talk about inheritance. The conversation about inheritance is moving from being tight-lipped to a more open affair, giving families the opportunity to share wealth across the generations. When looking at passing down wealth it is important to understand how this can affect future generations. In the arts and collectables world, the art you own, regardless of its category, will be classed as an...

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Precious Mettle, a solo exhibition by British artist Nicole Wassall, opens at contemporary London gallery Fiumano Clase on 25th September and runs until 15th November 2019. The show investigates emotional strength through Wassall’s intriguing use of a variety of materials: brass frames, suspended gold wires, granite, coins, wood, sound, and a silver marionette puppet. Complex processes, such as water-gilding, are combined with high concept ideas to create evocative artworks which pose questions on very human...

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The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has announced its shortlist of 40 entries for the 2019 Awards. The category and overall winners will be announced on November 13th, with the overall winner receiving a week-long trip to Kenya. The Awards were co-founded in 2015 by professional photographers Paul Joynson-Hicks MBE and Tom Sullam, who are passionate about conservation. The idea for the competition arose when they were both working and living in Tanzania, East Africa. Their goal...

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Contemporary Asian artist, Ilhwa Kim, has a two-week solo show, Seed System, at HOFA London from September 25th – October 6th this year. It will be her third solo exhibition in London after Sensory Portraits in 2018. Ilhwa Kim is known for creating avantgarde, intricate paper art by masterfully combining sculpting and painting techniques. Her abstract artworks are vast landscapes composed of thousands of ‘seed universes’ whose inherent dynamism create shifting textures, dimensions and colours...

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At the end of September, Margate welcomes the Art Car Boot fair for the second time since 2004. The seaside town provides a platform for established artists and creators to showcase their flair and contribute to the ever-growing art scene by the coast. Artists who attend will produce works of art specifically for the event and for £50 and under. The Ultimate UK Art Hub Once just known as a coastal getaway for city dwellers,...

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Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin, Europe’s leading art book fair committed to the distribution and promotion of artists’ books and associated mediums, launches its sixth edition in the iconic Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin. From September 20th–22nd 2019, a diverse array of over 200 international exhibitors, ranging from artists to art publishers, will present their publications, reflecting the diversity of today’s art publishing. Free and open to the public, the...

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Whitechapel Gallery is transformed by over 70 creative and cutting-edge publishers for four days of the London Art Book Fair from Thursday 5th September to 8th September 2019. Held in Galleries 1 & 2, the London Art Book Fair is free to enter. The London Art Book Fair returns with a vibrant mix of art books, independent titles and magazines from around the world. Exhibitors range from publishing behemoths to independent presses and represent a...

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Singer Debbie Harry is 75 next year, and with the launch of her autobiography Face It comes a chance to assess the artistic iconography of the ultimate ‘80s rock chick From Andy Warhol to H.R. Giger, singer Debbie Harry’s punky look has been co-opted by the art world as iconic of the glossy, perhaps superficial 1980s. Now nearing 75 years of age and still working as a singer and actress, Harry has produced her first...

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A major new photography exhibition by world renowned photographer Simon Annand will present rare images of the privacy actors experience backstage in the half hour before performing on the stage – the intense transformation from everyday life that is completely hidden from the audience. To celebrate their 25th anniversary as a prestigious multi-arts organisation, The Half opens this September at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield. One of the UK’s leading portrait photographers who has...

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Led by Saffron Art, the biennial jewellery conference, Mapping a Legacy of Indian Jewels will be making a comeback with a second edition in early autumn on the 11thto the 12thof October at Mumbai’s Four Seasons Hotel. The two-day conference  will feature a line-up of prestigious speakers such as contemporary jewellery designer Viren Bhagat, art historian and author Hugo Crespo, chief advisor to the Maharaja of Kapurthala, Cynthia Meera Frederick, and international jewellery specialists Joanna...

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