Biennale 2013 - Collateral Events


Wednesday the 23rd of January 2013

Private View - 6pm

The London Art Biennale will be inaugurated by:

Dr. Tillmann Sachs PHD
President of the Rotary Club of Kensington

The Private View is by invitation only.
Charity Auction - 7pm

During the inauguration there will be a charity auction in favour of charities supported by the Rotary club - the Salvation Army and Rotary’s “End Polio Now” Charity.


Nicholas Bonham

Former Chairman of Bonham's
Auction House established in 1793

As auctioneer for the charity auction, we are honoured by the participation of Nicholas Bonham.
Bonham’s Auction House is seen as one of the most important auction houses in the world, rivaled only by Sotheby's and Christie’s.
Lots will include an original drawing by Andy Warhol, an original drawing by Giorgio Armani, the Italian designer, and other artists.

Thursday the ​24th of January 2013

Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea - 3.30pm

Councilor Christopher Buckmaster
The Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea

The Mayor will attend the exhibition and will present the funds raised in the charity auction to the Charities during a ceremony that will see an important participation from the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army Brass Band will accompany with music.
Buffet and musical evening at the Gagliardi Gallery - 6.30pm

Artists selected for the London Art Biennale are invited to the Gagliardi Gallery for an evening of music, wine and typical Italian food.

Friday the 25th of January 2013

Artists selected for the London Art Biennale are invited on a Thames river cruise by the Chianciano Art Museum - 3pm to 6pm

The ship is called the Elizabethan and is the same vessel that was used by Kate Middleton’s family during the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth’s reign - a historic event that saw over 1000 ships, the largest ever fleet to travel the Thames. The ship is a perfect replica of an 1890s Mississippi Stern-wheeled Paddle Steamer and beautifully reflects the style and craftsmanship of that bygone era. The Elizabethan is one of the largest vessels on the Thames and will prove to be a perfect vantage point to see the wonderful London landmarks such as the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Parliament and the City of London.

In fact, the Anglo-Italian Academy of Art, in collaboration with the Chianciano Art Museum are inviting artists to absorb the colours and atmosphere of the water and of the sky during the journey. Artists have until the 31st of March to create an artwork inspired by London and one work will be used for the front cover of the Biennale of Chianciano 2013 publication.

You will embark at 3pm at Chelsea Harbour pier, near the Chelsea Old Town Hall and the Gagliardi Gallery. The ship will take you through London in daylight and will return after sundown so that you can see the landmarks in both the day and the night. You will then disembark at the Tate Britain Museum at 6pm - the museum closes at 10pm and will be a nice way to finish the day for those of you who wish to go.

Saturday the 26th of January 2013

Exhibition closed to the public 6pm

Prize Giving Ceremony 6.30pm