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Sydney Antiques Fair 2015


AAADA Sydney Antiques Fair
9th - 13th September

Join us in the Kensington Room at the Royal Randwick Racecourse and be seduced by the variety of art and antiques from Australia’s finest dealers. Find that statement piece that will be the talking point of your home, find that special piece to add to your collection or simply find the perfect piece you just hadn’t thought of, the AAADA Sydney Antiques Fair is a must.

The AAADA fairs are Australia's only international quality fairs. They are fully vetted for authenticity and backed by the reputation of Australia's finest antique and art dealers.


Wednesday 9th September
(Gala Preview) 6pm–9pm
Thursday 10th September 11am–7pm
Friday 11th September 11am–7pm
Saturday 12th September 11am–6pm
Sunday 13th September 11am–5pm


Gala Preview
(9th September)
A preview of the fair that includes champagne on arrival and canapés - $30

General Admission
(10-13th September):
Single Ticket  $20
Concession  $15
Children under 16 free
Antique Fairs

AAADA Sydney Antiques Fair 2015
The fifteenth annual AAADA Sydney Antiques Fair will take place at the Royal Randwick Racecourse from 9th - 13th September, 2015.




17 July 2015 – Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
Michael McWilliams: An Aussie Wally showing at LDFA
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art is pleased to present new paintings by Tasmanian artist Michael McWilliams. The exhibition, An Aussie Wally, showing until 29 August 2015, features the pademelon wallaby (now extinct on the mainland) in every painting. Sometimes the wallaby is in its natural setting, sometimes a bit more unusual and sometimes it is a real Where's Wally hunt to find. The exhibition highlights the artist's concerns about the myriad of issues surrounding European colonisation. In Michael's paintings, contemporary attitudes toward both native and introduced animals are registered, explored and humoursly played out. As Rod James describes in his catalogue essay, "The refined brushwork, subtle colours and dramatic treatment of light resemble the work of the great John Glover. Just as Glover's style evolved over time so has that of McWilliams. His great capacity for storytelling and disarming sense of humour are matched by an aesthetic sensibility that continues to grow."
Please contact the Gallery for a colour illustated catalogue and preview the exhibition on our website
Melbourne 2015 Catalogue
Please view our catalogue here for the Melbourne Book Fair from 24-26 July at Wilson Hall, The University of Melbourne.

We are exhibiting 63 rare books and documents from 1459 - 2012 in the fields of exploration, ethnography, photography, children's and fine art.

28 April 2015 – Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
Andrew Sayers: Nature Through the Glass of Time
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art is pleased to present ANDREW SAYERS: Nature Through the Glass of Time, an exhibition featuring a&nbsp;<span style="color: #505050; font-family: Arial; font-size: 14px; line-height: 21px; text-align: justify;">large selection of works, ranging from the late&nbsp;1980s to today, which examines the artist's engagement with both time and nature. &nbsp;Many of the works reveal his interest in geology. &nbsp;The still life paintings of rocks embody the character of a place, so they act as a kind of portrait and contain landscapes within. &nbsp;The gouaches of seascapes with their focus on headlands, beaches and skies were mostly painted en plain air, whilst his recent large oil paintings have an anchor in traditional landscape. Andrew Sayers is perhaps best known as the inaugural Director of the National Portrait Gallery and Director of the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.</span>
9 March 2015 – Lauraine Diggins Fine Art
Australian Women Artists Between the Wars - on show at LDFA until 25 April 2015
Lauraine Diggins Fine Art is pleased to present our current exhibition Australian Women Artists Between the Wars featuring a selection of paintings and works on paper from the early to mid nineteenth century.  There is an ever-growing understanding and appreciation of women artists and their influence in shaping Australian art. Including works by Clarice BECKETT, Dorrit BLACK, Ethel CARRICK FOX, Grace COSSINGTON SMITH, Sybil CRAIG, Bessie DAVIDSON, Elaine HAXTON, Joy HESTER, Nora HEYSEN, Margaret PRESTON, Hilda RIX NICHOLAS, Kathleen SAUERBIER, Clara SOUTHERN & others.
16 February 2015 – Ben Stoner Antiques
New Showroom Now Open Chippendale
Ben Stoner Antiques has opened a new Showroom. BSA has grown to now take the top floor of the 24 Queen Street, Chippendale Warehouse. A great selection of items from the seriously fabulous to vintage and industrial including furniture, mirrors, lights and collectibles are available. The conservation and restoration workshop for furniture, gilding, leather work and bespoke commissions are still located on the first floor of number 24.

Please call Ben to view the Showroom between 10am - 3pm Monday to Friday or to make an appointment.