DISCOVER INSPIRING ART TO STIR THE SENSES AT AFFORDABLE ART FAIR BATTERSEA
Affordable Art Fair Battersea Autumn
Battersea Park, 20 – 23 October 2022
- Affordable Art Fair is gearing up for an unmissable Autumn edition in London's Battersea Park, showcasing the best in affordable contemporary art under a ceiling price of £7,500.
- With 1,000s of original artworks on offer from household names alongside up and coming talent, this edition offers a mighty selection of contemporary art in all styles, from print and photography, to sculpture, painting and mixed-media.
- Alongside over 110 top exhibitors, visitors can enjoy special installations, a showcase of cutting-edge graduate talent, augmented reality performances, family activities and much more.
- Continuing the fair’s tradition to help emerging artists break into the art market; the Affordable Art Fair has joined forces with Nephertiti Oboshie Schandorf, Independent Curator, a member of the Art on the Underground Advisory Panel, trustee for Artichoke and Artistic Director of Peckham Platform, to curate her standout selection of the best and brightest artistic talent to emerge from UK art schools this year.
- Be first to see all the fun of the fair at the Private View, enjoy art after dark with drinks, DJs and more at Thursday and Friday Lates, or bring the whole family along to Family Hour on the weekend.
- Supported by Lead Partner JM Finn, experts in wealth management, and Hotels Partner Dorsett International
- To find out more and book tickets visit: affordableartfair.com/fairs/london-battersea-autumn/
- High resolution artwork images to download here. Please credit as in the file names.
Hugo Barclay, Fair Director, said:
"I am proud to be bringing together over 110+ galleries from all corners of the globe, in tandem with a full programme that upholds the core values of what we stand for. Good art at accessible price points, variety across subject matters and media, and a continuation of our dedication to supporting up-and-coming artistic talent through curated sections. Roll-on October, you’re in for a treat!"
The Best Art from Around the World
Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Autumn will boast an impressive roster of galleries hailing from 15 countries around the world. From Canada to France, Mexico to South Africa, visitors are in for a diverse toast of international art. The line up includes ARTCODE, from Mexico, ArtBlue Studio from Singapore, Le Follow 13 from Paris, Wolf & Nomad from Miami and many more.
The autumn edition also welcomes nine brand new exhibitors:
Arta, a Hong Kong based gallery showcasing leading Chinese and Hong Kong artists. Look out for the intricate ink drawn maps of Eric Fok, which fuse ancient map-making techniques with modern landscapes, to explore cities’ changing urban development and post-colonial phenomena. London-based S & P Gallery specialise in fine art photography, and will be showcasing stunning high-concept black and white portraits by self-taught African-American photographer Gregory Prescott, whilst Coe Gallery; the UK’s first Aboriginal-owned art gallery founded earlier this year by artist Jasmine Coe presents works by Wiradjuri artist Hannah Lange and Gurindji Waanyi artist Sarrita King, both nominated for The National Capital Art Prize 2022. Joining the fair all the way from Tokyo, The Tolman Collection will be showcasing contemporary Japanese works on paper from the likes of Noriko Saito, Ryo Nishimura, Yoshikatsu Tamekane and many more.
Look out for big name artists including Kevin Champeny (Steidel Contemporary), whose large scale sculptural collages are a viral hit with collectors including singer and rapper Drake, street art sensation Mr Brainwash, (Clarendon Fine Art) andprints by Qu Leilei: a founding member of the avant-garde ‘Stars Group’ in China in the late 1970s alongside Ai Weiwei, at China Impressions’ stand. At just 17, young French artist Seny, represented by Modus Gallery,is already taking the art world by storm with his captivating portraits.
The full list of participating galleries can be viewed here.
Art that Moves You
Discover inspiring stories of strength and creativity from our community of exhibiting Galleries and Artists, celebrating the power of art to stir the senses, uplift and heal:
- Fine art photographer Natalie Lennard (S&P Gallery) showcases her award-winning collection of work Birth Undisturbed, a fictional narrative series that depicts childbirth both ancient and modern, capturing the stories of childbearing women both real and imagined. Rooted in the artist’s own experience of motherhood, and the tragic loss of her first child in-utero, the series is intended as an act of creative defiance and celebrates traditional birthing practice and the power of maternal instinct.
- Examining the symbiotic relationship between colour and music, artist Herme Bellido (Turning Tides Contemporary Art) will showcase her creative response of to the orchestral work Largo for the Symphony of the New World in G Major, A, Dvorák. Interpreted in both form and colour, the work intends to remind us of the ‘importance of remaining open to new cultures that enrich our lives with new ideas.’
- One of new exhibitors at the Fair, Bristol-based Coe Gallery is the UK’s first Aboriginal owned gallery dedicated to providing a platform for emerging and established Aboriginal artists. Established in 2022 by artist and curator Jasmine Coe, the gallery takes its name from Jasmine’s father, Aboriginal activist Paul Coe. Exhibiting works that explore themes of indigenous identity and connections with land and culture, artists available to view at the Fair include scientist turned dot painting artist Alex Bird Fox and self-taught, nature inspired painter Hannah Lange. Jasmine says: “As the UK’s first Aboriginal owned gallery it is an exciting time to be stepping into this space and reclaiming the historical narrative and how our stories are shared.”
- A renowned photographer whose work can be seen in the permanent collection for the Victoria & Albert Museum, Giles Revell’s Abstract Dancers 3, the poster image for the fair, really captures the joy of movement. Made in collaboration with dancers from The Royal Ballet, the series of abstract imagery take inspiration from the movement of each dancer captured to explore the sculptural quality of classical dance in a bold, contemporary way. You can find Giles’ photographs at Crane Kalman Brighton’s stand at the fair.
Championing Emerging Artists
Continuing a longstanding tradition of supporting emerging artists to break into the art market; the Affordable Art Fair has joined forces with Nephertiti Oboshie Schandorf, Independent Curator, a member of the Art on the Underground Advisory Panel, trustee for Artichoke and Artistic Director of Peckham Platform, to co-curate her standout selection of the best and brightest artistic talent to emerge from UK art schools this year, together with Fair Director Hugo Barclay.
Selected from a range of mediums, including installation, video and sound, alongside more traditional forms of painting, print and photography, the yearly Recent Graduates showcase has fast established a reputation as one of the ‘must see’ places to snap up a breakthrough artist before they hit the bigtime.
Nephertiti says: “I am delighted to collaborate with Affordable Art Fair on the Recent Graduates showcase. It’s a wonderful opportunity to support emerging artists and makers at a critical point in their careers. Each artist has excelled during some of the most challenging years in recent memory and the quality of work from these emergent talents is testament to their dedication and resilience. It is an honour to share the work of the 2022 cohort with audiences and collectors.”
The lineup of artists selected for the showcase will be announced in September.
Augmented Reality: The Way We Dance
Making its UK debut at the Battersea Fair, augmented reality experience The Way We Dance features two virtual dance performances – AWAKE and PROGRESS – staged by a group of innovative artists and dancers under the guidance of choreographer Yuh Egami, Ballet Master at the Hong Kong Ballet. Created in partnership with Dorsett Hotels and The Collective, the piece can be experienced via an iPad and special headset at the fair.
Inspired by the perseverance of the creative community through the pandemic, The Way We Dance explores the power of art and technology in connecting people. Set against the backdrop of the Battersea Autumn Fair, each virtual dancer has been created by an artist to embody the movements of Jennie Chou and Lee Kok Liang, both dancers at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. The piece will then travel to sister Affordable Art Fairs in Hong Kong, Melbourne and Singapore, continuing to inspire and connect creative communities all around the world.
Family Hour Returns for Little Culture Vultures
Family Hour returns from 11am – 12pm each day over the weekend, allowing early entry for families to enjoy the Fair. With savings on tickets, and art packs, face painting and more, there are lots of activities to keep little culture vultures entertained!
Full details on Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Autumn, including opening times, tickets and additional public information can be found at affordableartfair.com.
All media questions, including Fair press pass request, interviews and images to:
Telephone: 07717 574 479
Press images: https://mediacentre.kallaway.com/affordable-art-fair/image-library
Interviews: Affordable Art Fair spokespeople including Will Ramsay, founder and CEO, Hugo Barclay, UK Fair Director, and Jennifer Conner, UK Regional Managing Director, are all available for comment and interview on topics including:
- Contemporary art and collecting
- Interior design
- Consumer trends
Notes to editors
Affordable Art Fair Battersea Autumn
20 – 23 October 2022, Battersea Park
Evolution London, Battersea Park, Queenstown Road, SW11 4NJ
About Affordable Art Fair
Affordable Art Fair has revolutionised and democratised the art market with its fun and accessible approach, bringing art under £7,500 to fairs in 10 cities around the world, including three fairs a year in London’s Battersea Park and Hampstead Heath, which celebrated its 10th edition in 2022. The company’s dedicated online marketplace allows art-lovers to browse and buy online 24/7. Since the launch of the marketplace, thousands of artworks have found a new home and there are now over 25,000 pieces from 250 galleries available on AffordableArt.com
About JM Finn, Lead Partner
JM Finn is a wealth management firm that seeks to provide a personalised approach to investment and wealth management for today’s private investors and their advisers, by placing a dedicated investment manager as the central point of contact for all clients.
With over 100 investment professionals, JM Finn look after more than £10.2 billion on behalf of over 18,500 clients. The firm is headquartered in London and has four regional offices around the country in Bristol, Bury St Edmunds, Leeds and Winchester. JM Finn is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
About Dorsett Hospitality International, Hotel Partner
Dorsett Hospitality International is one of Asia’s fastest-growing hotel groups. As a Hong Kong hospitality brand, we are proud to have an international footprint in 25 major cities worldwide with a total of 54 properties including Dorsett Hospitality International’s 4 core brands: Dorsett Hotels, Dao by Dorsett, d.Collection, and Silka,
The Group has hotels across China, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Continental Europe with developments in the pipeline, including the much-anticipated Dorsett Canary Wharf and several properties in Australia. New aparthotel hospitality brand, Dao by Dorsett, made its debut in the UK with Dao by Dorsett Shepherds Bush earlier this summer with a second UK location, Dao by Dorsett Hornsey set to open towards the end of 2022.
For more information on Dorsett Hospitality International visit www.dorsett.com