Visit, Tea and Special Talk at the BADA Antiques and Fine Art Fair

Sunday 17 March 2013                4.30pm

Duke of York Square
(Off Sloane Square)
London SW3 4LY

£15 for Japan Society members and their guests
(includes entrance, tea and cake, a talk from the fair’s Director, Gillian Craig, and a private tour of the loan exhibition. A BADA Handbook and a voucher for a return visit the following day are also included)

Booking essential
Booking deadline – Thursday 14 March

Tea and a special talk at the British Antique Dealers’ Association Fair has been organised for Japan Society members and guests. A visit is a must for anyone interested in art and antiques, where a huge array of top quality furniture, paintings, clocks, ceramics, jewellery and silver can be viewed and bought. The great attraction of this annual visit is the easy access to stalls and exhibits from approximately 100 of the UK’s best antique dealers.

Members who attend this event, and who have pre-paid for their entrance through the Japan Society, can enter the fair after 11.00 am during the day of Sunday 17 March, pick up their ticket (s) from the ticket desk at the fair reception, and receive a complimentary BADA Handbook.

At 4.30pm members will be invited to enjoy tea and cake and a special welcome from fair Director Gillian Craig in the Cellini Restaurant.

This will be followed by a private visit to the special loan exhibition William Payne (1760 – 1830): Topographer and Artist of the Picturesque. A special exhibition of rarely seen works by the English watercolorist, curated by expert and BADA Fair Exhibitor John Spink, all the paintings in the exhibition have been lent by four private collectors and have seldom been seen in public. The show will include scenes of Devon, Cornwall and South Wales painted by Payne in the late 18th century but displayed alongside contemporary photographs of the same places. The exhibition will provide both a fascinating historical record and a long overdue tribute to an artist who played an important part in the development of British watercolour painting.

The fair will close at 8.00pm but members will receive a special voucher entitling them to return the following day if they wish to. The fair is open to the public daily at 11.00am between Wednesday 13 – Tuesday 19 March.

To reserve your place, please call the Japan Society office on 020 7828 6330, email events@japansociety.org.uk or submit the online booking form.

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