Welcome to our first digest. Each month we will publish a brief reflection of what we have been up to in the gallery. As this is the first, we thought a quick review of the year to date might be of interest.
January - often a quiet and sober month for some, is actually very busy in the gallery in London. The artworks from the Far East arrive back, new artworks are curated, packed and sent to America and we have our first show of the year - The London Art Fair. This year was our most successful in 15 years, clearly not an indication of what was to come.
February - a quiet month in the gallery but disturbing news reached us, the Hong Kong Art Fair was cancelled due to coronavirus. Like most we nervously watched the news.
March - relieved but full of trepidation we prepared for the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea. It went ahead, was quietly successful and was the last Fair in 2020. But we weren’t to be daunted and set about doing what we could do, keep smiling and carry on.
April, May and June saw some new initiatives from Quantum in the absence of fairs and temporary closure of the gallery. Some of the brainstorming ideas stayed firmly on the gallery floor but others went went live. Raising money for the NHS, an online prize draw, (absolutely not fixed but won by a member of Johnny’s family!) Amelia and Tara spent an extraordinary amount of time in the make up department as they recreated famous iconic paintings for the Quantum Getty Challenge, judged by Will Gompertz and Iain Glen. Another member of Johnny’s family scooped a prize, but thankfully no cries of nepotism. It was a huge amount of fun and entries poured in from around the globe.
July, August and September have seen us take the opportunity to create our new website, manage the ongoing fallout from coronavirus and plan more exciting initiatives for the end of the year.
Details to follow but we will not be seeing Tara’s sons in their boxers.
We look forward to seeing you all soon.
Johnny Tara and Amelia