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  Worthing Museum and Art Gallery Costume Trail
Until Summer 2018 | Worthing, West Sussex

Worthing Museum and Art Gallery has been celebrating its extensive costume collection - which is the third largest in the country – with an exciting first-of-its-kind costume trail which sees displays spread across the whole town. From sumptuous 19th Century dress to the glamour of the 1930s, to fabulous 1970s fashion, there's a diverse range of marvellous accessorised costumes on display which will surprise and delight. Funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund last year helped the West Sussex museum to launch the trail, which presents items from the costume archive in state-of-the-art glass cases in nine popular, diverse venues across Worthing.


   

  Barry McGlashan: The Glass Mountain
6 - 30 September 2017 | The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

The Scottish Gallery is host to Aberdeen artist Barry McGlashan's latest solo show 'The Glass Mountain' this autumn. The exhibition will showcase an exciting body of work from the artist, with highly detailed canvases filled with expansive imagined landscapes which draw on the idea of Weltlandschaft or 'World Landscape'. Paintings in the exhibition include 'The Custodian', a piece rich with symbolism which attempts to preserve moments of otherwise forgotten culture, referencing items and artefacts from throughout history. 'Weltlandschaft' takes inspiration from 15th Century Flemish artist Joachim Patinir and his unusually high horizon lines. As the world appears to vanish into the distance the viewer is left to contemplate the undiscovered lands beyond.

   

  Landmark Autumn Art Fair
14 – 15 October | Landmark Art Centre, Teddington

The Landmark Art Fair's focus on showcasing individual artists, including recent graduates and new talent, gives visitors the opportunity to meet and buy directly from the artist rather than via a gallery, and has proven to be hugely popular with both visitors and artists alike.

The Autumn Art Fair is the second to take place this year, housed in the magnificent surroundings of the Landmark Arts Centre, in Teddington, south-west London. Visitors will find a huge variety of fine art, with all mediums represented including painting, sculpture, graphics, print, illustration and mixed media plus high quality ceramics, jewellery and textiles, all within the unique setting of the Grade II* listed building.

   

  Chelsea Art Society Open Exhibition 2017
26 – 30 October | Chelsea Old Town Hall, London

This year marks an important milestone for The Chelsea Art Society as it hosts its 70th Annual Open Art Exhibition, taking place from Thursday 26th – Monday 30th October in Chelsea Old Town Hall, which has been home to the exhibition for many years.

Over 500 innovative paintings and sculptures from both established and aspiring artists will be on view during the four day exhibition, covering a wide range of styles including figurative, abstract, oil, watercolour, print and sculpture.

   

  Hidden Messages
24 October – 3 November
Menier Gallery, London

UK artists Anita Ford and Alfred Huckett present their joint show 'Hidden Messages', which opens at Menier Gallery, London on October 24th.Ford's mixed media works, which reflect on her highly personal struggles living with cancer and hearing loss include drawings, photographs, sculpture and prints, while Huckett will be showing work from his 'Vestments' series which explores his transvestism through paintings and collages from the mid-90s, and recent large scale mixed media works. Both artists explore ideas of personal identity in their work, and the exhibition offers a chance to see previously unseen pieces.

   

  Isabelle Beaubien: No Brushes No Borders
27 September – 15 October
Macaya Gallery, Miami Florida

Isabelle Beaubien's 'No Brushes No Borders' will see her dynamic mixed-media paintings exhibited solo for the first time in the US. The artist is known for creating work (as the show's title suggests) without brushes; instead using her

   

  Krasi Dimtch: Every Letter is a Sound... Every Word is an Image
Until 16 September
Gallery Luz- Belgo, Montreal, Canada

Canadian multimedia artist Krasi Dimtch's latest solo exhibition focuses on the development and use of atypical means for representing the symbols of Language through digital, conceptual, and sound art. 'Every letter is a sound... every word is an image' will feature language-based artworks that can be read, heard, or looked upon, all of them differently representing the linguistic contents of hopes, fears, and disbeliefs about art, death, and the meaning of life.

   

  CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: EMERGENCY 2017

Aspex’s international open submission competition EMERGENCY is back for 2017 and currently taking submissions.

Artists working in all media are invited to apply, with a maximum of ten artists selected from submissions to take part in a group show which will open in December 2017. During this exhibition a winner will be chosen to receive a solo exhibition at Apex in 2018, as well as a fee of £1,000.

   

  Borde Hill Garden Sculpture Exhibition 2017
Until 2 October | Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath

Located in the heart of Sussex in 200 acres of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Borde Hill Garden is the perfect backdrop for the annual Sculpture Exhibition which is currently transforming the garden into a spectacular outdoor gallery. This year marks the 18th edition of the exhibition, with over 80 works by established and up-and-coming artists from across the South of England bringing an extra sparkle to the garden.

   

  British Glass Biennale
25 August - 9 September | Ruskin Glass Centre, Stourbridge

The British Glass Biennale is a cutting edge showcase of contemporary British based glass talent, with work by established artists and new talent on display; ranging from the small scale to large installations. The emphasis is on new work demonstrating the highest level of excellence in design, creative imagination and technical skill.

   

  FLUX Exhibition
12 - 16 July | Chelsea College of Arts, London

Ground-breaking art event FLUX presents an alternative way to encounter today's best new art, bringing together a collection of the most dynamic painters, sculptors and performance artists for a five-day interactive event which opens in July. Hosted by Chelsea College of Arts in London and curated by Lisa Gray, the founder of FLUX, the exhibition has established itself as a major platform for contemporary artists to be discovered while being part of an exceptional, unconventional event..

   

  New Artist Fair Summer Exhibition 2017
8 - 10 September | Old Truman Brewery, London

Returning to London's iconic Old Truman Brewery for the 7th consecutive year, the New Artist Fair Summer Exhibition will be showcasing 110 new emerging and recently established contemporary artists from the UK and around the world. This will be the largest New Artist Fair to date, with 20 re-exhibiting artists and 90 who are completely new to showing at the fair.

   


  Talented Art Fair
17 - 19 March | The Old Truman Brewery, London

Founded by Oliver Norris and Leah Michelle, the team behind the popular New Artist Fair, Talented Art Fair is a brand new exhibition event for 2017 offering the public a friendly and affordable place to purchase art directly from established and emerging artists. Their aim is to fill the gap in the art fair market for artists who have a successful track record for selling their work, and who may also have gallery representation, but want to introduce their art directly to the general buying public in London. Talented Art Fair will present a relaxed and inspiring environment for visitors, while giving artists a physical platform to interact personally with their collectors. With affordable art available to buy directly from over 90 of the most exciting established and emerging artists working today in Britain and internationally, the exhibition is the perfect opportunity to begin or expand your art collection.

   

  Fu Wenjun
28 March - 2 April | London Art Biennale, London

Chinese contemporary artist Fu Wenjun creates artworks which tackle cultural issues, such as the Eastern and Western history, the heritage of traditional Chinese culture in a rapidly changing society, the relationship between different cultures in the age of globalisation, industrialisation and the urbanisation in Chinese cities. Although his practice incorporates installation and oil painting, it is the use of conceptual photography that predominantly defines his work.

   

  Fresh: Art Fair
12 - 14 May | Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham

This spring sees the launch of a brand new major contemporary art fair in Cheltenham; giving art lovers the opportunity to see art in a different way outside of London. Fresh: Art Fair, which will take place in May at Cheltenham Racecourse, will fill the gap currently under-served by other art fairs, making quality art more accessible to the regions. The fair will host 45 of the UK's best contemporary galleries – many of which are rarely seen on the UK art fair circuit – bringing with them some 5000 paintings and sculptures from over 400 established and emerging artists. On show will be work from internationally acclaimed and collected artists, including the likes of Bridget Riley, Mary Fedden and Sir Peter Blake.

   

  Paul Lewin: Coast and Cliff
18 March - 09 April 2017 | Webbs Fine Art Gallery, Battersea, SW11 6SA

This March, Webbs Fine Art Gallery will exhibit works by respected en plein air artist Paul Lewin, in this new show 'Coast and Cliff'. The artist specialises in depicting remote outcrops of the British Isles, often selecting Natural Trust protected areas as well as those of outstanding natural beauty. On the 18th March the artist will be visiting the gallery to sign copies of his new book 'Zawn', which features his latest works.

   

  Landmark Spring Art Fair
20 - 21 May | Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington

The Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington, south-west London, is host to several art fairs throughout the year, showcasing a huge variety of fine art across all media and disciplines.The first event of 2017 will be the Spring Art Fair, which takes place on Saturday 20th May – Sunday 21st May. Visitors can expect work from over 80 artists from across the country, with exciting work including paintings, sculptures, graphics, print, illustration and mixed media, plus high quality ceramics, jewellery and textiles. The Landmark Art Fairs focus on featuring individual artists, recent graduates and new talent. This gives visitors the opportunity to meet and buy direct from the artist rather than via a gallery, something that has proved to be hugely popular with both visitors and artists alike.

   


  FLUX
2 – 6 November | The Old Truman Brewery, London

The highly anticipated third edition of FLUX will bring a collection of the most dynamic painters, sculptors, performance artists and musicians to London’s Old Truman Brewery this November, presenting an alternative way to encounter today’s best new art.

The ground-breaking event blurs the lines between art fair and exhibition, and FLUX has established itself as an important annual platform for contemporary artists to be discovered and to be part of an exceptional, unconventional art event.

   

  ICON
10 September – 22 October | Candida Stevens Fine Art, Chichester

ICON is the latest exhibition from Chichester based gallery Candida Stevens Fine Art, opening this autumn. Casting a gaze over our social, cultural, religious and political icons through the work of 21 contemporary British figurative artists, the powerful show picks out the symbols, people and ideas that represent our thoughts, dominate our attention or are held up as worthy of our adulation. While celebrity features highly, politics are also widely covered in the guises of class, diversity and activism together with some potent social, religious and gender observations. With depictions ranging from The Queen, Kate Moss, Barack Obama, Anna Wintour, Marx and Engels to Aung San Suu Kyi and the Moon, it is interesting to see the figures that have been considered worthy of the title of icon in our modern world...

   

  Society of Equestrian Artists

The Society of Equestrian Artists (SEA) was founded in 1979 to promote the practice of equestrian painting and sculpture and to advance public education and appreciation of this art. Throughout the year they arrange public exhibitions and workshops and encourage, through mutual criticism, discussion and example, the highest levels of artistic competence, showcasing members' works through their website. This September the Munnings Art Museum in Essex is host to the 'Painting Horses from Life' workshop, with SEA member Jennifer Bell, which will see attendees improving their equestrian painting, while working with live heavy horse models in the grounds of the museum. In October SEA member Martin Yeoman leads the Wiltshire Art Masterclass, with a focus on the art, subjects and painting style of Lionel Edwards, famed for his paintings of horses and country life. This workshop will take place at Cools Farm in Wiltshire, home to Edwards' grandson.

   

  Buy Art Fair & The Manchester Contemporary
23 – 25 September | Old Granada Studios St Johns, Manchester

Recognised as one of the UK's most important festivals of visual arts, Buy Art Fair brings galleries, artists, talks and classes, exhibitions, music and award-winning food and drink to Manchester's Old Granada Studios St Johns. Art from 100 prestigious galleries and artists from across the country will be exhibited at this year's event, and with over 3,000 pieces for sale, there will be a piece of work for everybody to fall in love with. With prices from £50 to £5000+, first time buyers and serious collectors alike are welcomed. Taking place alongside Buy Art Fair, The Manchester Contemporary is an unrivalled incubator of artistic talent. Using bold curatorial judgement, it offers works for sale from the most exciting, critically engaged, contemporary artists and galleries, many of whom then embark on the international art fair network. This year sees the largest ever list of exhibiting galleries, with a record number of new participants, hailing from London, Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds, Salford, Preston, Liverpool, Cardiff and Nottingham.

   

  Landmark Autumn Art Fair
15 – 16 October | Landmark Art Centre, Teddington

Visitors to the Landmark Autumn Art Fair will find a huge variety of fine art from artists across the country, encompassing a range of media including painting, sculpture, graphics, print, illustration and mixed media plus high quality ceramics, jewellery and textiles. As the Landmark Art Fairs focus on showcasing the individuals behind the work, including established artists, recent graduates and emerging talent, visitors are given the chance to meet and buy direct from the artist. This opportunity is a highly personal way of buying art away from a gallery space, and has proved popular with both visitors and artists alike at previous fairs.

   

  Borde Hill Garden Sculpture Exhibition 2016
Until 30 September | Borde Hill Garden, Haywards Heath

Figurative and abstract artworks in bronze, resin, stone, metalwork, stained glass and ceramics have transformed Borde Hill's historic gardens into a stunning outdoor gallery, giving viewers a new perspective of the magnificent surroundings of the Elizabethan house.

This year marks the 17th year of the annual Sculpture Exhibition, with works by both established and up-and-coming artists on display, as well as a specially commissioned water installation by international sculptor Angela Connor. The garden provides a breath-taking backdrop to the sculptures, which are strategically placed to encourage exploration of both the extraordinary mix of artworks and the renowned plant collection...

   

  Holly Rozier: Unheimlich
1 June - 3 July | Corridor Gallery, Brighton

This June, Corridor Gallery in Brighton is host to the exciting first solo exhibition of textile artist Holly Rozier, featuring brand new site-specific installations created from domestic materials such as hosiery, stuffing and textile remnants. In a lengthy and complex process these materials are mutated; twisted, formed, shaped, hand-dyed, and delicately finished with intricate embroidery detail and intense beadwork.

The magnificent surroundings of the Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, are host to several art fairs throughout the year. It is their hallmark to showcase individual artists and crafts people, including recent graduates and new talent, giving visitors the opportunity to buy direct from the artist...

   

  Drawn to the Valley Tavistock Summer Exhibition
27 – 31 July | Tavistock Town Hall, Tavistock

The Drawn to the Valley group was formed in 2003 by the artists of the Tamar Valley Area as both a support network and a way to bring the area of natural beauty to life through art. The group now has over 160 members, ranging from painters and printmakers to ceramicists, sculptors, calligraphers, jewellers and textile artists. The annual Tavistock summer exhibition showcases this variety of work from the artists, while the Open Studios event which runs from 27 August – 4 September gives visitors the opportunity to see more behind the work.

   

  Asylum
12 August – 10 September | Undercroft Gallery, Norwich

Asylum is an ambitious new independent group exhibition opening this August at Norwich's Undercroft Gallery, in Norfolk.

Organised and curated by Russian artist Gennadiy Ivanonv, the show brings together over 20 artists, philosophers, singers, poets, and scientists who have been invited to create new works, both together and individually.

Seven different labyrinthine Asylum rooms will act as 'shelters', each shelter given a different theme ranging from music and subculture, to pain, death and money. Each artist has chosen their shelter, working collaboratively on the theme of asylum in their chosen media to the scale of their choice whether in painting, drawing, sculpture, film, sound or photography.

   

  New Artist Fair Summer Exhibition 2016
9 – 11 September | The Old Truman Brewery, London

Over 100 emerging and recently established artists will be showing their work this September as part of the New Artist Fair, which returns to exhibition spaces in the iconic Old Truman Brewery.

Founded in 2011, the New Artist Fair provides a platform for bringing the best emerging and recently established contemporary artists to market, selling their work directly to art lovers, buyers, investors and collectors in Central London gallery locations. Most of the artists will also be available to meet throughout the weekend, adding a truly personal element to the buying experience.

   

  Landmark Art Fair
Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington | 21 - 22 May 2016

The magnificent surroundings of the Landmark Arts Centre, Teddington, are host to several art fairs throughout the year. It is their hallmark to showcase individual artists and crafts people, including recent graduates and new talent, giving visitors the opportunity to buy direct from the artist. It's a great opportunity to be able to meet the people that created the art works, and avoid paying high gallery commissions.

The Spring Landmark Art Fair will be taking place across the weekend of 21st – 22nd May 2016, giving visitors the chance to view and buy a vibrant variety of visual art including painting, print making, photography, jewellery, glass, collage and sculpture from upwards of 80 exhibitors.

   

  David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Wildlife Artist Of The Year


With a revised look and feel, the 2016 Wildlife Artist of the Year competition is now open for entries. There are seven new categories this year designed to inspire and to suit all artistic styles with everything from original prints and sculpture to mixed media and installations welcome...

   

  New Artist Fair
The Old Truman Brewery, London | 4 - 6 September 2015

Founded in 2011, the New Artist Fair -is an artist-run organisation providing a platform for the best emerging and recently established contemporary artists to sell their work directly to art lovers, buyers, investors and collectors in Central London gallery locations...


   

  Great Dome Art Fair
Devonshire Dome, Buxton 18 & 19 July 2015

Now in its 8th year, the Great Dome Art Fair is a prestigious highlight of the Peak District Artisan's event calendar. Taking place on the 18th and 19th July with a preview on the 17th in Buxton's iconic Devonshire Dome, the fair has continued to grow in public recognition and popularity with a reputation as an accessible event that allows visitors the opportunity to meet the artists and appreciate the range of skills they have to offer.