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Brand new gallery Boogie Wall is to hold its very first exhibition in London in October. The gallery is London’s first all-female run gallery that exclusively showcases female artists. Boogie Wall is to celebrate both emerging and already established woman artists, providing a platform for activism, and showcasing art with impact. The opening show which will launch in London during the Frieze Art Fair, is called Notre Dame/Our Lady. The exhibition will aim to fight...

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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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Every year, Frieze hosts two important art fairs side by side in Regent’s Park, London; Frieze London which showcases the best of contemporary art, and Frieze Masters which specialises in art from the past. This year the events take place from October 3rd-6th, and feature forward-thinking works from more than 150 of the world’s top contemporary galleries, together with showcases of art history throughout exhibitions by more than 100 leading international galleries, including ancient works, Old Masters’...

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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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The summer of 2019 will see The Other Art Fair open its newest London fair from 4th-7th July. Presented by Saatchi Art, over 100 artists will take over West Handyside Canopy and The Crossing in King’s Cross for the four-day event, presenting an incredible line-up of independent and emerging international artists for the fair’s 17th London edition. The programme will include guest exhibitions, site-specific installations, engaging workshops and curated projects addressing the fair’s global 2019...

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Mayfair Art Weekend takes place from Friday 28th June to Sunday 30th June 2019. The event sees art galleries and fashion houses across Mayfair and St James’s staging a rich array of exhibitions, tours, performances, talks and site-specific installations. The weekend will kick off with the Gallery HOP! evening viewings from Friday 28th June, 6-8pm. Highlight events include a live jazz performance at Cynthia Corbett Gallery and an immersive soundscape created by DJ Cedric Bardawil...

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The London Festival of Architecture 2019 programme launched on June 1st with a diverse, challenging and engaging series of over 400 events exploring this year’s ‘boundaries’ theme across London through to June 30th. From street dance and a séance at John Soane’s country retreat to debates challenging architecture’s hidden boundaries of gender and privilege, the London Festival of Architecture’s 2019 programme is one of the richest ever. The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) is the...

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Published at the end of April, Conran/Quant: Swinging London – A Lifestyle Revolution by Geoffrey Rayner and Richard Chamberlain pays homage to ‘the Chelsea Set’, a bohemian, progressive clique that would change the course of sixties contemporary design, with a focus on Mary Quant and Terence Conran. “It is given to a fortunate few to be born at the right time, in the right place, with the right talents. In recent fashion there have been...

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On Tuesday April 2nd, Sotheby’s fourth sale of Modern and Contemporary African Art in London amassed £2,316,625 / $3,023,196 (pre-sale estimate: £1.5-2.2 million / $2-2.9 million), creating new auction records for 11 artists in this category. El Anatsui, a contemporary Ghanaian artist, led the sale with his metallic aluminium bottle cap tapestry titled Zebra Crossing 2, achieving £1.1 million / $1.4 million (est. £550,000-750,000); the competitive bidding for the shimmering tapestry realised the third highest price...

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The Philatelic Traders’ Society International reports a successful Stampex 2019 in February, with over 12,000 visitors over the four days of the show at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London. This year the show had over 1900 guests queuing to get in on the opening morning, and the Royal Mail’s Stampex show exclusive of a limited run of 6000 was a sell-out success. This time, Stampex International celebrated two leading female philatelists within the show’s...

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