BADA, the British Antique Dealers’ Association, is pleased to announce the 25th anniversary edition of its annual fair, BADA 2017. The fair will welcome over 90 specialist exhibitors from across the UK and will offer collectors, curators, art professionals, interior designers and general visitors the chance to view and purchase outstanding pieces of traditional, modern and contemporary art, design and antiques.
BADA was established in 1918 and is the leading trade association for dealers in fine art, design and antiques. BADA 2017 will combine unrivalled expertise with fine objects and luxury presentations; leaders in their fields will show painting, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, jewellery, glass- and metal-ware, amongst others.
In anticipation of BADA’s centenary year, BADA 2017 will unveil a new creative identity for the fair, highlighting BADA’s commitment to beautiful objects that can become cherished additions to the home. The new design will also underline the fair’s imaginative and creative juxtaposition of the contemporary and the modern with the antique.
Every object on display at BADA 2017 will be carefully vetted for quality and authenticity by BADA’s specialist Vetting Committee, meaning that only the finest objects will be on display in elegant and considered presentations. Visitors to the fair will be able to buy with confidence benefiting from the extensive expertise of BADA members who are individually selected for their knowledge, integrity and rigour.
An exciting loan exhibition for BADA 2017 will explore the work of British watercolourist Samuel Prout, one of the masters of British architectural painting who was Painter in Water-Colours
in Ordinary to both King George IV and Queen Victoria. ‘Samuel Prout: A Grand Tour in Watercolour’ will bring together over 20 of Prout’s finest works, a number of which have not been on public display for over 50 years and are being sourced from private collections. They include examples of his celebrated Venetian landscapes, in which he contrasts the city’s architectural splendor with its bustling energy as a Mediterranean trade hub.
BADA 2017’s charity partner is KIDS, which supports disabled children, young people and their families by delivering over 120 services annually throughout England.
Further information, including ticketing information, is available at www.badafair.com