Art & Antiques for Everyone’s Weekend Collective


Clarion Events, organisers of the Art & Antiques for Everyone Fair at the NEC, have announced details of a new section called Weekend Collective. It is for dealers who wish to exhibit only on the Saturday and Sunday of the four-day event which takes place from the 19th to the 22nd of July. The Weekend Collective will showcase a mix of dealers in a table-top section with a wide selection of antique and decorative pieces. It will be vetted to ensure correct labelling, authenticity, quality and good condition. Mary Claire Boyd, the fair’s Director told us: “Weekend Collective is a chance for anyone new to antiques to come along and browse an even broader range of pieces, start their collection and at the same time enjoy all the other attractions at the fair.”

Also new is the name of the fair. Now called ‘Art’ & Antiques for Everyone, it acknowledges the increasing commitment of leading specialist art and sculpture dealers who are regular exhibitors and the interests of the many interior decorators who visit the event.


There will also be a major exhibition at the July event by The Buttonhook Society – a vibrant association with an international membership. It promotes research into the history and origins of buttonhooks and holds extensive archives with details of more than 50,000 buttonhooks and related pieces. The display at the NEC Fair, titled ‘Just a Hook? An Exhibition of Buttonhooks and Related Artefacts’ will feature hundreds of rare and fascinating examples from members across the country. Paul Moorehead, Chairman of the Buttonhook Society, will be speaking about the history of buttonhooks. Other speakers at the fair are celebrities Judith Miller, Will Farmer and Paul Moorehead for you to enjoy.

Art & Antiques for Everyone is the largest vetted art, antiques and interiors fair outside London, an international hub for antique collectors, connoisseurs, dealers, interior decorators and anyone interested in 20th century design, Mid-century Modern and contemporary art and sculpture.

Woo Gilchrist