Meet the Adelaide Antique Fair Organiser
Gregory Bickford, a leader in the Antiques industry having worked for international companies such as Harrod's London, Heals, and private collectors. In this time he sourced rare and exquisite items that totalled in the millions. His earliest memory of collecting an Antique was of a Hans Hysen painting from a pawn broker shop in Adelaide, which was guided by his grandmother, Margorie who also had a passion for the arts.
What people don't know was that he actually started his career in the entertainment industry working for the Prince of Wales Theatre in London. Back in the 70s he was working with stars such as Danny La Rue, Robert Redford, and Mia Farrow to name a few.
Gregory soon realised his passion was in Antiques and Collectables and got his first opportunity in Melbourne working with Keith Allan from Cottage Antiques. Cottage Antiques soon become a leader in the industry as they were the first to start collecting architectural antiques. Over the years they saved and sold fireplaces, lead lighting, ornate plaster panels, and more.
Gregory then went on to opening his own Antiques shop before taking on the Adelaide Antique Fair. Gregory is a large supporter of the community and as such supports a charity at the Adelaide Antique Fair every year. He has helped fundraising for Beyond Blue, Cancer Council, Cystic Fibrosis, Lions Hearing Dogs, Hutt St Centre, Channel 9 Telethon and more. This year Gregory will be supporting CanTeen, which supports young people impacted by cancer.
Now in its fourth year, the Adelaide Antique Fair has become the largest in South Australia. It has attracted dealers, and visitors, from across Australia and overseas.
Dont forget to purchase your ticket early for the upcoming Adelaide Antique Fair.