AFFORDABLE ART FAIR BATTERSEA SPRING DETAILS REVEALED: NEW CURATOR AND 22 EXHIBITORS ANNOUNCED
- Affordable Art Fair joins forces with leading affordable art consultant Nicholas Campbell in the inaugural edition of its curated section, Access
- Katy Hessel, the art historian behind ‘The Great Woman Artists’ popular Instagram account, is a must-see in the line up of fresh workshops and talks for Battersea Spring 2020
- 22 NEW galleries will shake up the roster of over 100 national and international exhibitors, with prices from £50
- New Parents & Pushchairs hour launched as part of Affordable Art Fair’s mission to make art collecting accessible for all
- Tickets: www.affordableartfair.com
- Images: http://bit.ly/2PQE2iM
Affordable Art Fair announces a major shake up to its Battersea Spring Fair, 12 – 15 March 2020 with a new programme to hero the joy of collecting art. The Fair, now in its 21st year, will continue to deliver its mission to democratise art for all with the introduction of the new Access section that promises to help visitors better understand the art of collecting prints, from experienced collectors to first-time byers alike.
The ‘art for all’ mantra is embraced with female artists celebrated in an International Women’s Day programme backed by art historian heavyweight Katy Hessel, while new Family Day initiatives aim to make the Fair accessible to all visitors and inspire children.
The new additions will feature amongst the Fair’s core offering of 1000’s of original art works from over 110 galleries at affordable prices (from £50 - £6,000), including an expert curated graduate show, and a range of workshops for the creative minded to get hands-on. 22 new exhibitors will shake up the Fair’s existing exciting line up of galleries, with art from emerging talent through to established names.
Access: Prints and Nicholas Campbell
For the first time, Nicholas Campbell, founder of one of the UK’s leading contemporary art consultancy’s specialising in pieces under £10,000 (Narcissus Arts), is proud to collaborate with Affordable Art Fair to create the inaugural edition of Access: Prints.
Campbell, who gained a name for himself in the art world with awards in Spear’s and profiles in The Times and GQ, will shine a light on the methods, materials and people that make prints such an attractive medium to collect. He will handpick a line-up of galleries who will feature on themed tours and be the focus of talks and panels that give greater understanding of prints, from the investment potential to the perfect piece for the home.
Nicholas Campbell describes his excitement to be working with the Affordable Art Fair:
“Throughout my career, I have been determined to give everyone the chance to enjoy outstanding artworks at reasonable prices, a mission I share with the Affordable Art Fair. I bought my first artwork, a print by Warhol at age 19, and ever since have aimed to spot trends, shape collections and see the reach extend to what is an ever increasingly popular medium to buy in salerooms. I’m excited to bring this experience to bear within Access: Prints.”
Fair programme highlights include:
Access: Prints – Putting printing into practice
Access: Prints will be brought to life within the fair’s free programme of accompanying hands-on workshops including:
- For adults: ‘Printmaking & Prosecco’ during the Private View on Wednesday 11 March and the Late View, Thursday 12 March. Visitors can enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco alongside inking and printing a lino print to take home.
- For children and families: Warhol-inspired mixed media workshops on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 March, where visitors can create their very own Campbell’s soup can using collage and monoprinting.
International Women’s Day – Learn from art’s female frontline
To honour International Women’s Day in March, Affordable Art Fair will dedicate a day of programming to celebrate women in the arts – from artists, to curators and business owners – on Friday 13 March:
- Workshops: From a ‘Powerful Pastel demo’ and masterclass inspired by female impressionists led by London Fine Art Studios, to ‘Collaging Female Heroes’ with Collage Club London and Girl Power Portraits with Sketch Appeal.
- Talks Lounge: Art historian and curator Katy Hessel, founder of The Great Woman Artists, will host a talk on ‘An Alternative HERstory of Art’, and also chair an inspirational female panel discussion about navigating the art world as a woman in the 21st century.
Family Day – Bring the buggy and get creative
Saturday 14 March will mark Family Day, kicking off with a Parents & Pushchairs hour 10 – 11am which will allow exclusive early entry for families to enjoy the fair without the crowds.
Family friendly activities will run throughout Family Day and the whole weekend, including hands-on collaging and printing workshops, drop-in family sessions dedicated to learning about printmaking methods, and a Family Pack, brimming with creative printmaking-inspired activities for children of all ages to enjoy on site and take home.
Full details on all of the UK Affordable Art Fairs, workshops, opening times, tickets, Season Pass, online shop and public information at: https://affordableartfair.com/
Fair Founder Will Ramsay, UK Fair Director Elizabeth Dellert, and Access curator Nicholas Campbell are available for interview ahead of the Fair on topics including investing in art, choosing art for the home, and making art accessible to all.
All media questions, including Fair press pass requests, reviews, interview and images to:
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 221 7883
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Notes to editors
Battersea Spring Fair
Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, Queenstown Road, SW11 4NJ: 12-15 March 2020
Charity Private View, Wednesday 11 March 2020: 17.30 - 21.30
Late View: Thursday 12 March 2020: 11.00 - 21.00
Friday 13 March 2020: 11.00 - 19.00
Saturday 14 March 2020: 11.00 - 18.00
Sunday 15 March 2020: 11.00 - 18.00
About Affordable Art Fair
The Affordable Art Fair has revolutionised and democratised the art market with its fun and accessible approach, bringing art under £6,000 to London three times a year in Battersea Park and on Hampstead Heath, as well as an online shop. Every fair offers something different, with a diverse range of local, national and international galleries showcasing art in an array of styles. Pieces by household names sit alongside the latest emerging talent. The concept has become a global phenomenon with 14 fairs in 11 cities across several continents.