The arrangements for the BAI Exhibition Icons for Unity 2018 are now well in hand. The stands and lighting have been arranged, the Exhibition Catalogues are being printed and the buffet and Private viewing has been arranged for BAI Members and Friends..
We now need your input
Submitting and collecting your exhibits.As you will no doubt be aware the Exhibition will take place from Thursday 15th November to Saturday 17th November 2018 at St Saviour's Church, St George's Square, London, SW1V 3QW (near Pimlico Station). All exhibitors must be members of the British Association of Iconographers. The icons are to be delivered and hanged for display on the 14th of November between 9.00-14.30 by the exhibitors or their representatives. Those exhibitors who cannot personally deliver their icons to the venue on this date, can send their items to Turvey Abbey, High St, Turvey, Bedford, MK43 8DE, UK ensuring it (they) are received by the 20th of October 2018. Each exhibit should have a wire or string attached to the back to facilitate hanging onto the stands and £5.00 entry fee per item should have been paid in advance.. Make sure your name and address is on the back of each icon so they can be easily identified. Please arrange for your exhibits to be collected from the church between 3.30pm and 5pm on Saturday 17th November. You need to deliver and collect your own icons or make arrangements with somebody to do this for you. Exhibits may be offered for sale at the exhibition. There will be no commission charged by the BAI for sold items. The maximum number of exhibits is four unless agreed otherwise with the steering committee. All exhibitors must have completed an 'Intention to exhibit form' for each item exhibited. The form will have been emailed to you after payment of £5.00 per exhibit , either by cheque made payable to British Association of Iconographers, or by Paypal via the BAI website. Please mail your cheque to the BAI treasurer. Space in the exhibition is limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis We will not insure your exhibit(s) nor can we be responsible for its (their) safety in transit nor at the venue. However, we will make sure that every effort is made to keep your items safe. You may find your exhibits are covered by your own household contents insurance if you have this.
Exhibition Catalogue The exhibition catalogue is being printed in A4 size in full colour and costs £15.00 to purchase. If you have not already ordered your copy please do so as soon as possible as there will only be one print run. To order and pay click onto the BAI website here.Scroll down to the BAI Exhibition heading.
Members items There will be items from the BAI for sale during the three days of the exhibition including current and previous exhibition caralogues catalogues if they are not all sold in advance, Iconographers Reviews etc. If members wish to sell their exhibition items, it will have to be agreed directly between the customer and the member, BAI will not participate in these deals. The members will need to provide their business cards to be contacted by potential buyers. Sold items cannot be taken away until the Exhibition’s closure. If any members are interested in selling their gift cards with icon designs, they have to be personally present at the exhibition and arrange the sales themselves. Flyers and business cards of the members, who provided them for free distribution will be displayed throughout exhibition and given away free of charge.
Reception and Private Viewing There will be a private viewing on Wednesday 14th November between 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Admittance will be by ticket only and all members of the BAI are invited. Light refreshments will be provided free of charge, but booking is essential. Please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org how many tickets you require. Non members are encouraged to leave a small donation to the exhibition fund of the BAI.
Help We would still appreciate offers of help. Please let us know at email@example.com if you can help in erecting the stands on Wednesday 14th November and hanging the exhibits. We also need help in curating the exhibition on a rota over the three days and help in dismantling the exhibition on Saturday 17th November. You can use firstname.lastname@example.org to put your name down to help.
The programme for the Exhibition is as follows:
Wednesday 14th November 2018.
Erection of Exhibition 9.00am to 2.30pm
Reception and private viewing 4.30pm to 6.30pm (entrance by ticket only, book here )
Thursday 15th November 2018
1030am Official opening of the Exhibition by Stéphane René
Stéphane René and Prof Issac Fanous
Stéphane René is a leading exponent of the Neo-Coptic School. He studied under the school’s founder, the late Prof. Isaac Fanous, at the Institute of Coptic Studies, Cairo. He received his PhD from the Royal College of Art, London, in 1990. He teaches regular classes and leads workshops internationally. He supervises doctoral research in iconography at the Prince’s School of Traditional Art, London, and is the director of Sacred Space Gallery at St John’s Notting Hill, London. His work can be found in Coptic, Anglican and Catholic churches in Europe and the USA. Stéphane René is a Patron of The British Association of Iconographers
11.00am Lecture by Stéphane René Lecture title: Coptic iconography in the 21st century (please advise us here email@example.com if you intend to attend this lecture as seating is limited.)
Friday 16th November 2018
2.00pm Lecture by Peter Murphy .Lecture title: Icons of the Veneto Cretan tradition. A survey of late and post Byzantine Icon painting, concentrating on the works of Iconographers such as Angelos , Theophanes Bathas and Michael Damaskenos, with a particular focus on some of the masterpieces in the Hellenic Institute of Byzantine and Post Byzantine Studies in Venice. (please advise us here if you intend to attend this lecture as seating is limited.)
Peter Murphy was born 1959 in Leeds, moved to Liverpool and later Durham. Educated at Jacob Kramer College of Art and the University of East London. Trained with iconographer Guillem Ramos Poqui in London. Peter uses traditional techniques from medieval religious painting, including egg tempera paint and gold leaf. He was Vice Chairman of the Society of Tempera Painters and is a member of The British Association of Iconographers
Saturday 17th November 2018
1.15pm Lecture by Aidan Hart Lecture title: The Nature of Divine Beauty: a tough love. (please advise us here if you intend to attend this lecture as seating is limited.)
Aidan Hart, a member of the Greek Orthodox Church living in Britain, has been a full-time icon painter and carver for over twenty-five years. He has works in more than twenty countries of the world and in many cathedrals and monasteries. His aim, in accordance with the Byzantine icon tradition, is to make liturgical art that manifests the world transfigured in Christ. Aidan Hart is a Patron of the British Association of Iconographers
Members can collect their icons from 3.30pm
Getting There Underground: Pimlico Station Train: Vauxhall Station Bus routes: 2, 24, 36, 185, 360, 436, C10
Please note we will update further details nearer the time of the exhibition so keep watching the website.
To book hanging space at the BAI Exhibition Icons for Unity 2018 (Members only) please pay below. If you want to book space for more than 4 items please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org After payment you will recieve an application form by email. Please make sure you complete this form and return it to the address indicated on the form as soon as possible.
BAI Exhibition Icons for Unity 2018 Exhibition Catalogue
Order your Exhibition Catalogue now to avoid disappointment and to help us decide on the quantity to print. You can pay by either credit or debit card or by PayPal below. This is the price for collecting your catalogue at the Exhibition. If you require the Catalogue mailing to you please pay for postage and packing in the box provided.. Let us know your mailing address by email to email@example.com
BAI Exhibition Icons for Unity 2018 Exhibition Catalogue postage and packing charge if mailing is required.
Order your Exhibition Catalogue above to avoid disappointment and to help us decide on the quantity to print. You can pay by either credit or debit card or by PayPal above. This button is the price for mailing your catalogue to your address (UK only, please contact us for postage and packing costs outside of the UK) Let us know your mailing address by emaiing us at firstname.lastname@example.org