Leading speakers announced for STRARTA Art Fair

?Date: 10th – 13th October 2013 Venue: Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London SW3 4RY

London’s newest art fair – STRARTA – will feature several prestigious guest speakers, as well as displaying the best in class from 30 international galleries.

Artwork will include modern paintings, drawings, limited edition prints, photography, sculptures and multi-media works ranging from £2,000 to well over £250,000.

Lesley Samms, from the organisers LMG Events said,

“Most of our visitors will be collectors, so we have chosen four external speakers to share their individual interpretation of the subject of art. I thank them for their contribution to our new event that is designed with a strong social element.”

Patrick van der Vorst outside Gallery Mess (2)
Thursday 10th October
15:00 Patrick van der Vorst
The founder of ValueMyStuff.com discusses the latest developments in the online art market.

Patrick van der Vorst, who created the valuation service ValueMyStuff.com was a Director and Head of Department at Sotheby’s London for over 12 years. His passion and enthusiasm for making the art identifying and valuing process as approachable as possible, drove him to create his easy-to- use website, launched in September 2009.

He believes that the art market can be perceived as being very unapproachable, or the process of trying to get an item valued can be quite time consuming and complex. All of Patrick’s antique experts have worked for Sotheby’s, Christie’s or other leading auction houses, and now offer their knowledge, covering over 35 collecting fields, in order to make the art valuing and appraisal process as straightforward as possible.

During the summer of 2010, Value My Stuff successfully appeared on BBC’s Dragons’ Den and received £100,000 investment from Deborah Meaden and Theo Paphitis.
www.valuemystuff.com
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Christine Miller 3 2012
Friday 11th October 15:00 Christine Miller
The accomplished author, poet, business consultant and public speaker talks about ‘The Art of Love’. Christine Miller
An informative and entertaining public speaker, Christine has delivered over 500 workshops and talks to international audiences from 20 to 2,000 on a range of topics within the personal and business growth subject area including The Power of Thought, Understanding the Human Brain and Breakthrough to Success.
Christine is researching and writing a book on organisational change and has recently completed over 60 interviews with key global leaders where she has gained deep insights into the current thinking on what is required for more sustainable and values based organisations to thrive in changing times.

The visionary Founder Editor of ReSource, a leading intelligence provider in business and personal growth, Christine enjoys a privileged role sharing thoughts with world leaders in the fields of current affairs, business, social and personal education. An Author, Business Consultant, Executive Coach, Mentor, Speaker and published Poet, Christine focuses on developing people’s leadership, spirit and untapped potential.
www.christinemiller.co

Christian Kyriacou (2)
17:30 Christian Kyriacou
The ‘House Whisperer’ discusses Art Dynamics and the Blueprints of Life: Symbolism of Art, Sculpture and Furniture.

??Christian Kyriacou RIBA MCSD is The House Whisperer, working with people to enable them to understand and feel the correlation between their ‘inner home’ and the external home in which they live. He embodies a unique blend of Scientific and Esoteric skills, fusing these disciplines to enhance buildings and people’s lives.

He is an Architect, Philosopher, Writer, Architectural & Environmental Psychologist, Interior Designer, Composer, Musician, Feng Shui / Vastu and Geomancy Consultant. He has worked with many modalities of Oriental Philosophies, Meditation, Sanskrit, Sacred Sound, Harmonic Resonance and Sacred Geometry.

He has run his own professional Architectural and Interior Design practice since 1970, designing major public projects, airport interiors, residential, restaurants and educational premises. He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Chartered Society of Designers, International Feng Shui Guild (Red Ribbon) and the Performing Rights Society and has appeared on international TV and radio.
www.kyriacou.com
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Professor Richard Weston at his home near Cardiff. Photo Rick Pushinsky.
19:00 Professor Richard Weston
The Professor of Architecture and star of BBC2’s Britain’s Next Big Thing contemplates ‘The Art of Nature’.

Richard Weston Professor of Architecture, author, inventor, designer, star of BBC2’s Britain’s Next Big Thing, Richard Weston is also the man who dedicated years of his leisure time creating the world’s largest collection of highly magnified scanned images of the “insides” of rocks and minerals.

Richard featured in the BBC2 series, Britain’s Next Big Thing, presented by Theo Paphitis of Dragon’s Den fame, which charted his progress culminating in the images becoming a top selling scarves collection at Liberty of London.
Richard is a highly regarded academic who is setting up a new foundation that will encourage a greater understanding of nature. He is the author of several books including Formations: Images from Rocks, published by Deukalion Press. He also authored Alvar Aalto (winner of the 1995 Sir Banister Fletcher Prize): Modernism: Materials, Form and Architecture and Utzon, the first authorised account of the work of the architect of Sydney Opera House.
www.richardwestonstudio.com

The top floor will feature special curated space showing exhibitions composed by leading contemporary curators – Ben Moore, David Powell, Griselda Bear, Nikki Tompsett & Martin Everett and Piet de Jonge. More Details HERE

The STRARTA Art Fair runs from Wednesday October 9th to Sunday October 13th. All talks take place in Room 10 and last for 20 minutes followed by questions and answers. Entry tickets to the art fair are £15 (there is no extra charge for the talks) and can be bought at the door or online at www.STRARTA.com.

About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the Founder and Editor of FAD magazine, ' A curation of the world’s most interesting culture' [PLUS] Art of Conversation: A tri-annual 'no news paper' AofC - Issue 1 Autumn 2018

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