ART FOR ALL: Affordable Art Fair Returns to Battersea Park 18 – 21 October 2018
- Discover the joy of art collecting with more than 1,000 contemporary artworks from up-and-coming talent and household names alike, priced from just £100 to £6,000
- More than 20 workshops and events programmed for 2018; release your creative inhibitions at a ‘Drink ‘n’ Draw’ sketching social’; explore and express identity in a self-portrait workshop inspired by the blockbuster Frida Kahlo exhibition; and take part in upcycling and terrarium masterclasses
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The Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea Park this Autumn, 18th – 21st October, showcasing works by over 1,000 contemporary artists represented by 114 galleries with prices ranging from just £100 to £6,000.
This Battersea edition, the fair will be showcasing talent from across the art world, welcoming back local South West London-based gallery Morgan Davies Art, whilst Cornish gallery North Coast Asylum will be debuting their stunning roster of vibrant, contemporary artists living and working in the South West of England.
Other new artists to the Battersea fair include, Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon CBE showcasing original limited editions of his abstract works with Manifold Editions gallery. Previously exhibiting at Tate Britain, Deacon’s influential work is celebrated across the globe and sits alongside that of Marc Quinn and other art-world icons on the Manifold Editions stand.
New for Autumn 2018 are a number of additions to the extensive programme of workshops and talks from leading art schools and organisations including a Frida Kahlo-inspired self-portraiture masterclass, ‘Drink n’ Draw’ socials, upcycling workshops, terrarium 101s and many more. Here’s a sneak peak of what to expect:
Get social at the Thursday late view
For those looking for a post-work release, the Thursday late offers the perfect relaxed atmosphere with complimentary drinks and a live DJ – open until 9pm. Explore and express identity through paint in a self-portrait masterclass, inspired by Frida Kahlo’s bold gender fluidity, or release inhibitions at our ‘Drink ‘n’ Draw Social’ hosted by instagram-famous illustrator AndSmilesStudio.
Harness creativity in all things home and lifestyle
Perfect for the curious creative, Herne Hill-based ethical fashion brand Lowie are on hand to help visitors discover the art of upcycling, or create a ‘green’ masterpiece with terrarium specialists Jar and Fern.
Explore gender in art
Quench the thirst for knowledge with a workshop from Central St Martins Short Courses. Focusing around topics of femininity and masculinity, the workshop is running alongside two talks on gender and feminism in art, through the ground-breaking work of photographers’ Cindy Sherman and Claude Cahun.
Fair Founder Will Ramsay and Fair Director Lucinda Costello are available for interview ahead of the fair on topics including investing in art and choosing art for the home.
For high-res images, interview time with Will or Lucinda, and more information, please contact Alicia Legg and Jack Hickmott at Kallaway on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7221 7883
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Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, Queenstown Road, SW11 4NJ: 18 – 21 October, 2018
Charity Private View, Wednesday 17 October 2018: 17.30 - 21.30
Late View: Thursday 18 October 2018 11.00 - 21.00
Friday 19 October 2018: 11.00 - 19.00
Saturday 20 October 2018: 11.00 - 18.00
Sunday 21 October 2018: 11.00 - 18.00
Notes to Editors
Members of the press interested in writing about the fair are welcome to visit for free with a press pass, please use code and visit the Press Desk on arrival: ARTPRESS
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 its three UK locations: Battersea Park, Hampstead Heath, and Bristol, 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 13 fairs in 10 cities across several continents.
Fair Founder Will Ramsay and Fair Director Lucinda Costello are available for comment and