Vanessa Curry at Olympia Summer Art and Antiques Fair, 2014, Nicolas Bagshawe stand.

Research and talks

We provide a research service for organisations either seeking in depth knowledge about a particular piece or copy writing for their sales catalogues. Vanessa has been a speaker at Sotheby’s Institute, London and the Olympia International Art and Antiques Fair for many years. At the invitation of the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, she has lectured at their last two Design Weeks.

Future topics, tours and talks

1 – 5 November: Olympia Winter Art and Antiques Fair, London. Daily subject-specific tours. For more information, click here.

2 & 3 November: Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, London.  Tours in connection with their East meets West exhibition.  For more information, click here.

Past topics, tours and talks

26 January:
Bespoke tour of a private London art collection given to the philanthropic foundation, ‘Gabrielle’s Angels’.

15 March:
Curated tour at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour, entitled ‘How to Create the Perfect English Drawing Room’.

23 March:
Talk to mark the beginning of the Degas Exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry

27 June – 3 July:
The Art and Antiques Fair, Olympia. Vanessa presented her ‘Top Fair Picks’ – daily tours of the fair

30 June – 6 July:
Masterpiece, London. Talks and tours

2 – 3 July:
Brown’s London Art Weekend. Panel discussion entitled “How to look at light”, hosted by Vanessa Curry, top interior designer Natalia Miyar and Henry Triggs, co-founder of TM lighting

22 September:
Conversations in Design Seminar:”History in the Making” for Design16 at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour
Curated by Vanessa Curry and hosted by Country Life magazine with editor Mark Hedges.

22 September:
Design Workshop for Design16 – A practical seminar “How to Source Art” at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour

30 June 2015:
Guided tour of Masterpiece, London, in association with Sotheby’s Institute

19-28 June 2015:
Olympia Summer International Art and Antiques Fair, London. Daily subject-specific tours – From Egypt to Versailles, Top Fair Picks, Picasso to Bauhaus.

3 – 8 November 2015:
Winter International Arts and Antiques Fair, Olympia, London: 13:30 – highlights tour of the fair.

10-16 November 2014:
Olympia Summer International Art and Antiques Fair, London. Daily subject-specific tours – 1770 to 1970: 200 years of furniture design explored, Highlights.

23 September 2014:
Talk entitled “Access all areas” at Marvic textiles for Design Week, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour.

2 July 2014:
Talk at Sotheby’s Institute “An overview of today’s art market”

1-10 June 2014:
Olympia Summer International Art and Antiques Fair, London. Daily subject-specific tours – Highlights of the fair, Modern paintings and prints, Georgian to Modern design.

27 June 2014:
Tour of Masterpiece, London, on behalf of Sotheby’s Institute

5 June 2014:
‘Babies who lunch’ tour of Olympia Summer International Antiques Fair.

28 January 2014:
Bespoke talk on gallery artists to inaugurate opening of The Inventory in the Cotswolds.

6-7 November 2013:
Four talks as part of Design Week programme entitled “A celebration of archive” at the Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, London.

9 July 2013:
Talk at Sotheby’s Institute “An overview of today’s art market”

28 June 2013:
Tour of Masterpiece, London, on behalf of Sotheby’s Institute

28 June 2013:
Panel discussion at Masterpiece, London, entitled Collecting Modern Art

7-16 June 2013:
Olympia Summer International Art and Antiques Fair, London. Daily subject-specific tours – Buying art and antiques in the current market, The attraction of well-made things, The beautiful world of jewellery

17 October 2012:
Panel member for discussion “Contemporary collections” at Frieze, London alongside Sotheby’s Institute

5 July 2012:
Talk at Sotheby’s Institute “An overview of today’s art market”

29 June 2012:
Panel member for discussion “Collecting modern art” at Masterpiece, London.

10-17 June 2012:
Olympia Summer International Art and Antiques Fair, London. Daily subject-specific tours – Looking at Paintings and Prints, Looking at Metalwork, Looking at Antique Furniture and Objet d’Art

14 June 2012:
Panel member for discussion “The state of the art market” at Sotheby’s

15-17 November 2011:
Bespoke talks given at Olympia Winter Art & Antiques Fair on behalf of Lloyds Private Bank – one hour duration per talk plus private consultancy sessions throughout the day

14 October 2011:
Panel member for discussion “Current collecting trends in contemporary art” at Sotheby’s

25 July 2011:
Tour of Tate Modern on behalf of Sotheby’s Institute

26 July 2011:
Tour of Saatchi Gallery on behalf of Sotheby’s Institute

27 July 2011:
Tour of London E1, E2 Galleries on behalf of Sotheby’s Institute

28 July 2011:
Tour of London West End galleries on behalf of Sotheby’s Institute.

29 June 2011:
Tour entitled “Identifying materials and styles” at Masterpiece, London

29 June 2011:
Panel member for discussion “Evolving states in the decorative arts today” at Masterpiece, London.

29 June 2011:
Tour on behalf of Sotheby’s Institute at Masterpiece London, “The qualities of a masterpiece”.

1-10 June 2011:
Olympia Summer International Art and Antiques Fair, London. Daily subject-specific tours – Highlights of the fair, Jewellery design history, Modern paintings and prints.

9 June 2011:
Panel member for discussion “The state of the art market” at Sotheby’s

May 2011 (various dates): Course leader at Sotheby’s Institute course ‘Introduction to the art market’. Course of three talks entitled “An Overview of Today’s Art Market”, “Art Advisory Services” and “Developing a Collecting Strategy”

12 April 2011:
Panel member for discussion “Current collecting trends in contemporary art” at Sotheby’s

5 April 2011:
‘Masterclass’ event “The Art of Collecting” for Design Week, DCCH London. Sponsored by LivingEtc magazine.

May 2011:
Talk entitled “Where to start when you buy art”, daily at Affordable Art Fair, Battersea London.

16-17 November 2010:
Bespoke talks given at Olympia Winter Art & Antiques Fair on behalf of Lloyds Private Bank – one hour duration per talk plus private consultancy sessions throughout the day

21 October 2010:
London Luxury art tour, on on behalf of Reuters Media

9 June 2010:
Tour of London International Fine Art and Antiques Fair for Society of Interior Designers

8 June 2010:
Tour of London International Fine Art and Antiques Fair for Antiques Trade Gazette.

7-9 June 2010:
Talk entitled ‘Bond Street Culture and Heritage’ at Cartier, New Bond Street and Sotheby’s, New Bond Street.

4-12 June 2010:
London International Fine Art and Antiques Fair. Daily subject-specific tours – Collecting for the future, The beautiful world of jewellery, British silver.

10-11 June 2010:
Talk entitled ‘Bond Street Culture and Heritage’ at Art Antiques London.

May 2009
Talk entitled “Print making and editions” daily at Affordable Art Fair, Battersea London.

26 June – 2 July:

Olympia Summer International Art and Antiques Fair, London. Daily subject-specific tours.

 

29 June – 5 July:

Masterpiece London 2017. Daily talks and tours in association with Sotheby’s.

FORTHCOMING PUBLIC
TOURS AND TALKS

Gillian McIlwaine, Public Programmes Manager, Sotheby’s

“I wanted to thank you for your time last week – our clients really enjoyed your tours and thought you were fantastic. Thank you for making it work so well.”

Vanessa Curry at Olympia Summer Art and Antiques Fair, 2014, Wakelin and Linfield stand

Opening day of Barbara Hepworth, Sculpture for a Modern World, Tate 2015.