The UK’s only non-Western art fair, Tribal Art London, opens its third annual staging at Mall Galleries, London SW1 this year, from 1 to 4 September. Devoted exclusively to showing fine and original purpose works of art from world cultures, Tribal Art London is now extended to five days, including an invitation-only Preview on 31 August. The Organisers are excited to welcome a number of important international galleries as new exhibitors.
Marcuson & Hall (Brussels) – leading dealers with a particular area of interest in fibre works and textiles from Asia and Africa
Raccanello Tribal Art (UK) – Marcus Raccanello has travelled extensively in New Zealand and Australia, The Cook Islands and sailed from Tahiti to the Tuamotu Islands. This has given him a particular interest in Polynesian culture and art
Ritual Gallery (Brussels) – Renaud Riley focuses on important African works, mainly figures and masks
Visser Gallery (Brussels) – a gallery of 40 years standing, Joris Visser has a special interest in Oceanic art and culture
These additional dealers bring exhibitor numbers to 21, making 2016’s event the largest quality tribal art fair ever to be held in London featuring leading experts in ethnographic art from Oceania, the Americas, Africa and the East. A series of carefully-chosen lectures and talks will offer visitors deeper insight into world art and cultures. Subjects to be covered will include: Aboriginal art (coinciding with a specialist Sotheby’s sale in September), West African bronzes (in conjunction with a book launch) and (TBC) on the Art & History of Fiji, in advance of a major exhibition at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich in October.
The exhibitor roster also includes:
Siobhan Andreson (UK), with a particular interest in American Indian culture
Joss Graham, traditional textiles & costume from India, Central Asia, Tibet, North and West Africa, also paintings, wood and stone sculpture, ceramics, baskets and jewellery
Handbury Tribal Art, a young dealer with a fascination for tribal works from every culture
Owen Hargreaves & Jasmine Dahl, African art & objects with a practical & spiritual function
Kapil Jariwala Gallery, tribal and Oceanic, classical and Indian folk art
Gallery Lemaire (Amsterdam), focusing on objects from New Guinea, Oceania & Indonesia
Kenn MacKay, a dealer with wide-ranging interests including African, Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, Himalayan and Latin American tribal art
David Malik, tribal objects, focusing on the martial culture of Central and Western Africa
Louis Nierijnck (Maastricht), tribal art, textiles & adornment from Africa, the Himalayas & South East Asia
Adam Prout (Co-Organiser), tribal art and artefacts from all regions of the globe
Bryan Reeves (Co-Organiser), expert in African tribal art and adornment
Jeremy Sabine (South Africa), specialising in South African artefacts
Lisa Tao & Reuben Reubens, fine ethnographic photographs and complimentary ethnographic art
Rob Temple (Belgium), artefacts from Africa, Asia and Oceania
Charles Vernon-Hunt, specialist dealer in tribal art books
And the leading specialist collectors’ publications: Tribal Art Magazine, and HALI the magazine of antique textiles, carpets and Islamic art.
With interest in non-Western and primitive art growing among collectors, the Fair is an exciting precursor to Parcours des Mondes in Paris, which is the world’s largest tribal art event (6-11 September 2016). International buyers make a special stop to visit Tribal Art London en route.
Admission to the Fair is free. Join the TAL mailing list via www.tribalartlondon.com to receive a complimentary invitation to the Preview, and view the online catalogue when it goes live. #TAL2016 and #TribalArtLondon will be used on social media channels.