The Australian Antiques & Art Dealers Association Fair will be held in the stunning Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens Melbourne from the 8th – 11th May 2014. The show will be dedicated to interior décor specialist Stuart Rattle who died in December last year. On Mother’s Day, the last day of the fair event, there will be a very special floral tribute to Stuart sponsored by Flowers Vasette of Carlton.
AA&ADA members will in this fair, as indeed they do all year round, offer a wonderful range of antiques from around the world that will work well in any interior, be it personal or professional, traditional or contemporary. Purchasers can feel confidant that they have been vetted for authenticity and that they are backed by the reputation of Australia’s finest antique and art dealers.
From tombs to temples, dark caverns to castles and from sanctuaries to sunny shores in Australia design and the decorative arts represent the very essence of a culture, its attitudes and philosophies, its fashions and passions. If you would like to become a collector, potential purchaser or, a dealer in antiques and art it is important to spend time gaining and expanding your knowledge. Antiques an Introduction 2014
The fair is a great place to start because it will be filled with quality objects for you to study and learn about first hand. It will offer a unique range of fine furniture and exciting objects gathered in the town and in the countryside. There will be the quirky and the elegant, excellent engravings, gorgeous jewellery, beautiful botanicals, wonderful watercolours, oils and drawings, silent silhouettes, mass of maps, globes, contemporary art, early cartoons and exceptional ceramics to name a few.
Gala Preview, 8th May 2014, 6:30–8:30pm
The opening night on Thursday May 8, will be in aid of UNICEF and money raised will go to assist their humanitarian work in Australia and around the world. BUY TICKETS