HALI London: Booking Open
We are pleased to announce that booking is now open for the week long celebration of HALI’s 200th edition and 40th year, this summer in the British capital, 24-30 June 2019. The programme includes two days of Lectures, a Fair, a series of Events and a HALI Tour. Tickets can be booked now via the HALI London Eventbrite page.
Three tiers of ticket are available to choose from, with significant discounts for HALI subscribers. Options range from Patron’s tickets which offer a full programme throughout the week with entry to all Lectures and Events; to Premium tickets with access to all Lectures and priority booking on Events with limited places; to Foundation registration with access to one day of the Lectures programme, plus a few additional extras. The Foundation tier tickets will be made available on 18 February, to give Patron and Premium ticket holders priority booking on the Events.
Twenty of the world’s leading carpet and textile dealers will be showing at the Mall Galleries, near Trafalgar Square at the HALI London Fair, 27-30 June 2019. Over forty years, much of HALI’s success had been through the participation of specialist dealers, both through advertising and through coverage of exhibitions and fairs, so a high quality specialist antiques fair is an important part of HALI London. Exhibitors include: Aaron Nejad, Alberto Levi, Amin Motamedi, Andy Lloyd, Berdj Achdjian, Brian MacDonald, Clive Rogers, Gebhart Blazek, Ian Stewart Shaw, Joss Graham, Menzel Galerie, Milani, Owen Parry, SA Tappeti, Sadegh Memarian and Serkan Sari. We are looking forward to meeting with visiting HALI subscribers and supporters at the fair, and we hope to welcome many new textile and carpet enthusiasts to HALI London this summer!
Twenty-four lectures will be held over two-days at the HALI Symposium as part of HALI London: at the Courtauld Institute of Art on 25 June and the National Gallery on 26 June. The first day will focus on ‘Carpets in Iran: 1400-1700: New Perspectives’. Speakers include: Rudi Matthee, William Robinson, Moya Carey, Jessica Hallett, Anna Beselin, Sussan Babaie, Dorota Chudzicka, Armen Tokatlian, Turaj Zhuleh and Michael Franses. And speaking on the second day which will focus on ‘Making the Past Present: collecting and collections of antique carpets and textiles’ are: Rosemary Crill, Ali Reza Tuna, Mike Tschebull, Elena Tsareva, Ann French, and Hadi Maktabi. More speakers soon to be announced.
During HALI London a series of events will be offered on 24 and 27-29 June. These are open to all HALI London registrants, with booking priority given to Patron and Premium ticket holders. Scheduled events include organised visits to private textile collections such as the Karun Collection and the Sarikhani Collection, guided visits to the the Girdlers’ Hall and the V&A Museum textile archives at Blythe House ahead of its imminent relocation, a film screening of the 1925 silent film ‘Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life’ hosted by ORTS (Oriental Rug and Textile Society) at a central London cinema ahead of the Fair preview, a Masterclass on the structure of historic carpets and textiles with Elena Tsareva, and a talk on natural dyes with Jenny Balfour Paul.In addition, complimentary tickets to Masterpiece London and The Art and Antiques Fair Olympia will be provided to all registrants. Visit the HALI London website for more information, and be sure to select those Events you would like to attend in the ‘Additional Items section of the Eventbrite booking form.
More information on HALI London Lectures, Events, Fair and Tour can be found at halilondon.co.uk.
On the occasion of forty years and 200 editions of HALI magazine, we are delighted to offer a small group unique access to great antique carpets and textiles from around the world, assembled by collectors in England. This HALI Tour has been conceived as a way to lengthen and enrich the HALI London experience by offering unprecedented entry to institutions and private collections outside of the capital, it could also stand alone as a 7-day tour of the Great British Collections, 30 June-7 July 2019.
We are delighted to announce that the tour leader will be the consultant at Sotheby’s London, and expert on carpets and Islamic art, Jacqueline Coulter. Beginning in Manchester, the route moves south via Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire and Boughton House in Northamptonshire, before continuing on to Cambridge, Oxford and the Cotswolds. Antique rugs and textiles reveal diverse artistic interests and allow fascinating insight into individual collecting habits of different eras.