Highlights Tours – Discover the Wealth of Treasures at the Fair

Tours take place on 27 June – 2 July 2017

Vanessa's Top Fair Picks

Daily Tours will be held at 1.30pm from the Meeting Point

A hand-picked selection of exemplary pieces available to purchase from around the fair, where independent art advisor, Vanessa Curry will illustrate the latest trends in decorative design and fine art purchasing. Vanessa Curry of Fine Art Source has been named by Spear’s 500 as ‘Outstanding in Field’ within the Art Advisory category. Find out more information on Vanessa Curry here. 

Katy Munn, who works alongside Vanessa Curry at Fine Art Source to source art and design for high profile private clients across the globe will be leading the tours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. After graduating from Oxford University with an MA in Modern History and gaining her LLC, she established a career with two arms - one advises on pure legal issues and the other specialises in fine art research. She is a stalwart at the Tate, Bodlein and London Libraries in her pursuit of digging into elusive works of art. Join her as she uncovers some treasures at Olympia.

Select the lecture title to reserve your place. All talks take place in the Club Room, Gallery Level, Olympia London

Tuesday 27 June 2017

British Museum
Time: 
12:30 to 13:30
The ‘tormentingly elusive’ art of drawing landscape: a curator’s introduction to Places of the Mind exhibition at the British Museum.
Speakers(s): 
Dr Kim Sloan, Curator at the British Museum
D Mackie Design Ltd
Time: 
14:30 to 15:30
Learn about the latest interior trends from Interior Designer, Douglas Mackie.
Speakers(s): 
Douglas Mackie, Interior Designer

Wednesday 28 June 2017

Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler
Time: 
12:30 to 13:30
Interior Designer, Emma Burns from Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler will be joined by Giles Kime to discuss using antique furniture in decoration.
Speakers(s): 
Emma Burns, Senior Designer at Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler
Tate Britain
Time: 
14:30 to 15:30
Discover the first exhibition dedicated to queer British art with curator, Clare Barlow.
Speakers(s): 
Clare Barlow, Tate Exhibition Curator

Thursday 29 June 2017

Spencer-Churchill Design
Time: 
12:30 to 13:30
Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill will explore different ways of collecting and reasons to buy antiques, offering top tips on the best places to...
Speakers(s): 
Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill, Interior Designer
Time: 
14:30 to 15:30
Join editor and founder of Interior Style Hunter - the award winning London based interior design blog - to hear of the latest trends and top tips on...
Speakers(s): 
Grant Pierrus, Editor of Interior Style Hunter
Sarah Akwisombe, Design blogger and Interior stylist
Helen Linfield, Antique Dealer
Tatler
Time: 
17:30 to 18:30
Join Pip Durell, Tatler’s Watch & Jewellery Editor and Sotheby’s Head of London Jewellery in conversation as they share their top tips and...
Speakers(s): 
Jessica Wyndham, Head of London Jewellery Department at Sotheby's
Philippa Durrell, Tatler's Jewellery Editor

Friday 30 June 2017

BIID
Time: 
12:30 to 13:30
Join this panel discussion exploring the art of mixing the old and new to create a stylish interior.
Speakers(s): 
Susie Rumbold, BIID President
Christopher Vane Percy, CVP Designs
April Russell, Interior Designer
Simone Suss, Interior Designer
ImacQ
Time: 
14:30 to 15:30
Ivan Macquisten explores the myths of the art market and where the real problems lie.
Speakers(s): 
Ivan Macquisten, Independent Adviser
Leighton House Museum
Time: 
16:30 to 17:30
Join Leighton House Museum's, Senior Curator, Daniel Robbins, for a sneak peek of their new exhibition.
Speakers(s): 
Daniel Robbins, Senior Curator, Museums, The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Saturday 01 July 2017

Mark Hill Publishing
Time: 
12:30 to 13:30
A persuasive introduction to buying antiques and integrating and using them in today’s homes.
Speakers(s): 
Mark Hill, Author and BBC Antiques Roadshow Expert
Hotspur Design
Time: 
14:30 to 15:30
How to decorate your house from a variety of historic periods.
Speakers(s): 
Caroline de Cabarrus, Interior Designer, Hotspur Design

Sunday 02 July 2017

HBA Residential
Time: 
12:30 to 13:30
Charlie will discuss how to integrate art with architecture and interior design and how to incorporate site-specific works within private residences.
Speakers(s): 
Charlie Caswell, Principal, HBA Residential

All talks are free to attend with a valid ticket.