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06
July
2022

EXHIBITION DATES

10
June
2022

NEW DATES FOR EXHIBITION AT PALAIS DES VACHES

Palais des Vaches Art Gallery is collaborating with Coastal Gallery to produce the modern exhibition, Equinox, showcasing many fine works of art and sculpture by local artists.
Open to the Public on:
June 2022 Saturday 4th June Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th June Saturday 18th June Open from 11am to 4pm
July 2022 Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd July Saturday 16th – Sunday 17th July Saturday 30th – Sunday 31st July Open from 11am to 4pm
August 2022 Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th August Saturday 20th August – Monday 29th August* Open from 11am to 4pm *Hampshire Open Studios – details below<palaisdesvaches.co.uk/art-gallery/#opendayshos>
September 2022 Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th September Saturday 10th September – Closing day of Equinox Open from 11am to 4pm
08
June
2022

The Other Art Fair – 10th Anniversary

The clue is perhaps in the name, but The Other Art Fair – celebrating its 10th anniversary – seeks to turn the traditional art fair on its head. The fair – which has editions across the world, from Los Angeles to Sydney – invites the visitor to experience art differently. No conventions or elitism here. Instead, think Djs, an El Rayo<elrayotequila.com/> tequila bar and artwork that challenges and truly excites. Presented by Saatchi Art, the four-day London fair at The Truman Brewery<www.trumanbrewery.com/> will this year focus on championing women in art and art forms beyond the traditional, to coincide with International Women’s Day<www.internationalwomensday.com/>. Promising a tightly-curated and distinctive programme, over 150 independent artists have been selected by a panel of industry experts to display their work. In addition, artist, curator and founding member of gal-dem<gal-dem.com/>, Leyla Reynolds will curate the New Futures Programme which celebrates emerging talent.
The Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 theotherartfair.com<www.theotherartfair.com/>
06
April
2022

PALAIS DES VACHES / COASTAL GALLERY OPEN DAYS

Open to the Public on:
April 2022 Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd April Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th April Saturday 23rd – Sunday 24th April from 11am to 4pm
May 2022 Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd May from 11am to 4pm
June 2022 Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th June Platinum Jubilee celebrations Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th June Saturday 18th June Last day of celebrations Open from 11am to 4pm
16
March
2022

EQUINOX EXHIBITION – PALAIS DES VACHES – 19th & 20th March 11am – 4pm

More wonderful work by Coastal Gallery artists keeps arriving for the collaborative ‘Equinox’ exhibition at Palais des Vaches, Exbury. We’re almost ready 🙂 Open weekend on Saturday 19th March and Sunday 20th March 11am to 4pm
 
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02
March
2022

LONDON MUST SEE EXHIBITIONS

Exhibition: Ed Clark: ‘Without a Doubt’ Location: Hauser & Wirth Dates: until 20 April 2022 [Thomas Barratt] Ed Clark, 
Untitled (Paris), 1998, Acrylic on canvas. Photography: Thomas Barratt
Ed Clark’s solo exhibition at Hauser & Wirth<www.wallpaper.com/tags/hauser-wirth> London will plunge viewers into the depths of material and colour, where paint itself is the primary subject. Clark was a pioneer of the New York School in the 1950s, known for pushing painting<www.wallpaper.com/tags/painting> beyond hard-edged Abstraction, and became the first artist to exhibit a shaped canvas. ‘Without a Doubt’ is a deep-dive into the artist’s wide-ranging exploration of paint, marks his first solo presentation in the UK, following the artist’s inclusion in the seminal ‘Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983’ at Tate Modern<www.wallpaper.com/tags/tate-modern>.
hauserwirth.com<www.hauserwirth.com/hauser-wirth-exhibitions/35569-ed-clark-without-doubt/> Exhibition: Victor Vasarely: ‘Universe’ Location: Selfridges Dates: until 31 March 2022 [Fabrice Lepeltier and Fondation Vasarely] Victor Vasarely, Okta cor (1973). Photography: Fabrice Lepeltier and Fondation Vasarely
Selfridges is blending the worlds of NFT and IRL in a new project, ‘Universe’, which celebrates the work of Op Art pioneer, Victor Vasarely, known for geometric designs and perception-bending illusions. In partnership with the Fondation Vasarely and Paco Rabanne, the show will include an exhibition of 55; 37 will be available for sale, alongside a series of specially commissioned NFTs. The project also marks the launch of Paco Rabanne’s S/S 2022 collection for which creative director Julien Dossena has taken the work of Vasarely as a starting point.
selfridges.com<www.selfridges.com/>
26
January
2022

STARTING A COLLECTION

Starting a collection of contemporary art can be a daunting task. Questions of taste, meaning and even conservation can all become part of what may appear a task reserved for experts only. Today we have an incredible number of artists, not to mention a plethora of commercial galleries and online companies, all offering a bewildering variety of art for sale. The great diversity and pace of today’s artistic trends, along with the steady flow of media reports about dizzying prices, can present today’s would-be collector with a huge array of options. From sculptures and paintings to posters, from videos and performances to publications, the diverse and eclectic nature of contemporary aesthetics can for many seem frightening, making an objective valuation a tricky task.
The key to successfully start building a contemporary art collection lies in seeing the abundance of choice as a positive and enriching aspect.
The good news is that the art market needs new collectors and they are expected to start small. The first step is to establish a knowledge base and set your personal preferences. Museums, art institutions, non-commercial and prominent art galleries alike are entities one can rely on when getting to know art movements, media, trends, and your own sense of taste. Visiting art exhibitions, art fairs, talks and events is certainly a step towards identifying artists that you have an affinity for. The more you look, the better you will become in spotting the details that characterise iconic works which may rise in value. You will soon find yourself capturing the similarities found in the colour palette of seemingly different works and understanding the shared ideas that contemporary artists refer to in their work. It will help to train the eye, allowing for more than just visual appeal to inform your decision. Many works can be visually stunning, yet it is equally important to assess its originality and artistic intention.
03
December
2021

WHY ART MAKES A GREAT CHRISTMAS PRESENT

People have been exchanging Christmas gifts for a very long time. The gesture of finding, preparing and bestowing something of value to family and friends is something that is honoured by people all over the world.
Finding the perfect gift for our loved ones can be very fulfilling and a carefully chosen work of art could be just the right thing.
Art is Unique
An original work of art is unique, no one else has it, this is part of the joy of owning original art rather than an off the shelf piece from a major retailer.
Many of us find it difficult to find a gift which is really meaningful. Buying original art as a gift isn’t always easy but it can demonstrate to the recipient that you have put genuine thought and care into picking something unique that they will love.
Original art is as unique as the person who will receive it. When buying for someone else it is really important to think carefully about that person and their individuality rather than thinking of your own preferences.
A gift that is enduring
Christmas presents are often thrown away or lost at the back of a cupboard soon after being received. We feel under so much pressure to buy something special and meaningful. Sometimes, we are left feeling guilty that we are adding to the mass production of goods for people who already seem to have everything they need.
A work of art isn’t just for Christmas. ‘Salvator Mundi’ by Leonardo da Vinci was sold last year at Christie’s New York more than 500 years after it was painted. You may not be buying a da Vinci but the great thing about buying artwork is that it may appreciate in value. Unlike furniture, artwork typically doesn’t lose its value because it has been pre-owned. The artwork may be worth more after years hanging on the wall than it was worth when first bought.
Support local business and artists
Buying from local galleries is a way of supporting local small business and boosting the local economy and having local art galleries really adds to the unique identity of an area.
Buying from local small businesses means that you can get to know the people behind the product and you are likely to be dealing directly with the business owner so expect the best service ever.

09
November
2021

CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION

07
November
2021

PRIVATE VIEW AT PALAIS DES VACHES