Tribal Art London opens Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th September 2018 at Mall Galleries, London, with a Preview on Tuesday 4th September. Now in its 11th iteration, and the UK’s first-ever and only specialist collectors’ event in this field, Tribal Art London Fair has 21 participants from the UK, Europe, Africa and the USA.
Tribal artefacts can make a striking complement to modern and contemporary artworks, and they appeal to fledgling and seasoned art buyers alike. In 2018, the focus at Tribal Art London is on two particular areas:
· Oceanic art, marking the 250th year since Captain Cook sailed the South Pacific and coinciding with a number of significant museum exhibitions dedicated to this subject (at the RA and British Library)
· African art associated with ceremonial use, as the Fair plays host to the latest book launch, African Twilight, by renowned photographers and anthropologists Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher.
New exhibitors at Tribal Art London 2018 are Clive Rogers (London) with fine tribal textiles and works of art, and Sisi Tatu (Belgium), with thirty years of experience in ethnic material culture. Returning to TAL is Finette Lemaire (Amsterdam) whose family has specialised in the art of New Guinea, Oceania and Indonesia for three generations.
From Left: Punu mask, Gabon (David Malik); pearl shell ornament, W. Australia (Finette Lemaire); Mariah Armenian alter-frontal, Anatolia (Clive Rogers); silver ring, Africa (Ian Stewart Shaw)
The UK Organisers of Tribal Art London are Adam Prout, with tribal art and artefacts from all regions of the globe, and Bryan Reeves of Tribal Gathering, expert in African tribal art and adornment. Entry to the Fair is free. For opening times and further information visit the fair website Tribal Art London
As part of Tribal Art London 2018 fair, TAL are offering a series of lectures from top specialist and organisations such as the Royal Academy of Arts and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, speaking on a range of subjects related to Ethnographic art. Lectures run twice daily from 5 September to 8 September 2018.