PAD London Art Fair


Twentieth century art and design will go on show in Mayfair in October when PAD London art fair takes place. This boutique art fair offers museum-quality works of modern art, design, decorative arts, tribal art, photography and jewellery from some of the world’s leading international galleries.

This year’s PAD London fair, the seventh edition of the event, will run from October 16-20 on Berkeley Square and will include a total of 60 exhibitors from 12 countries. A number of galleries will be joining the line up this year, including SMO Gallery, Garrido Gallery, Galerie BSL and Galerie Dutko.

Exhibits on display will include Impressionist drawings, post-war abstract paintings and African art. There will also be a range of antiquities, with David Ghezelbash and Gordian Weber Kunsthandel exhibiting works from ancient Rome, Egypt and Greece. Japanese art and armour will also make a first-time appearance at PAD.

An innovative design project of MwangaBora solar lamps is also among the highlights at PAD this year. Created by Kenyan engineer Evans Wadongo the lamps will feature in an installation at the entrance of the fair conceived by fashion designer Reed Krakoff.

During the fair the winners of the PAD London-Moët Hennessy Prize will be chosen by a judging panel, chaired by Jasper Conran, and including architect Amanda Levete, designer Tom Dixon and Serpentine Gallery director Julia Peyton-Jones. Awards for Best Stand, the Best Fine Art Piece, the Best Contemporary Design Piece and the Best 20th Century Decorative Art Piece will be given.