ONE MONTH TO GO: AFFORDABLE ART FAIR IS BRIMMING WITH CREATIVITY THIS SPRING
- With a spring in its step, Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea Park, London 10 – 13 March 2022 with a hand-picked selection of over 110 galleries showcasing original contemporary artworks, perfect for refreshing your interiors this spring.
- Be on point with Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2022, Very Peri - a periwinkle blue (some might say lilac), and pick up an artwork from the curated collection that encapsulates the joy and dynamism of this new hue.
- A must for photography lovers are specialist galleries Bleach Box, Capital Culture, Drugstore and Reisz, featuring stunning contemporary prints and originals by artists such as Barry Cawston, Benjamin Rice and Soraya Schofield.
- There’s something for everyone with thousands of affordable artworks ranging from £50 - £7,500, live art displays, art after dark with Thursday and Friday lates and complimentary drinks, weekend Family Hour and more.
- Official Aperitivo Partner Campari will be on hand serving a delicious range of cocktails throughout the fair – perfect for toasting your new art purchase.
- This spring, Affordable Art Fair will be fundraising for Maggie’s cancer charity, for both their West London and Hampstead centres.
- Tickets must be booked in advance via: https://affordableartfair.com/fairs/london-battersea-spring/
- Please find high resolution artwork images to download here.
One month until Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea Park in London, 10 - 13 March 2022, the Fair reveals a line up of 110 diverse galleries, including fifteen fresh galleries new for this spring. As the original art world disruptors, Fair tickets start at £10, with artwork pieces ranging from £50, for all to discover the joy of collecting art.
EMERGING ARTISTS, INTERNATIONAL COLLECTIONS & MORE
The spring edition welcomes fifteen new exhibitors to the fair, including Heriot Gallery of Edinburgh with captivating figurative works by the likes of Angela Reilly and Peter Hallam, Galerie Makowski of Berlin and Darl-e and the Bear from Oxford, with a range of eclectic works championing quality craftsmenship. Seventeen international galleries will be exhibiting including Al Contar del Arte from Northern Spain, ARTCODE from Houston, USA, and Galeri Final from Malmö in Sweden.
Look out for emerging artists to watch, including Marcus Aitken; a recent graduate from UAL with a unique colour palette for large scale abstracts (Gina Cross Art + Design), Jamaican-born, USA-raised Mekia Machine whose stunning block-colour portraits are unmissable (Smithson Gallery); and Blackstone Arts Next Generation (BANG)’s stand, curated by Jacob Talbot and dedicated to showcasing talent from recent graduate artists in the UK.
For beautiful high-end photography check out works by Lidia Moroz (Lysenko Gallery), Lexi Laine (La Belle Epoch), Derrick Boateng (Will’s Art Warehouse) and fair-favourites Bleach Box, Capital Culture, Drugstore and Reisz Galleries, featuring stunning contemporary prints and originals by artists such as Richard Heeps, Benjamin Rice and Soraya Schofield.
The full list of participating galleries can be viewed here.
PANTONE COLOUR OF THE YEAR: THE VERY PERI COLLECTION
Affordable Art Fair Battersea will present a collection of works inspired by Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2022 – an entirely new shade announced as PANTONE 17-3938 or ‘Very Peri’. The colour is a combination of periwinkle blue and violet red. Described by its creators as having a courageous presence, Very Peri wants us to embrace our creative spirit and the new possibilities that 2022 stands to offer.
Whether you consider the colour to be blue or (controversially) lilac, you’ll find stunning statement artworks encapsulating the spirit of Very Peri at the fair.
ART UNDER £500
Specially curated walls of works under £500 will help shrewd visitors snap up a bargain, proving sophisticated art investments needn’t break the bank.
WATCH THE ARTISTS AT WORK – LIVE ART DISPLAYS
Affordable Art Fair is all about supporting living artists to showcase and sell their work, and this fair you can see brilliant artists in action as they create work in real time, with live art displays. Be sure to check out the programme of talented artists including Jess Quinn (represented by Kittoe Contemporary), who will be live painting her signature fairy-tale gouaches on paper and Gabriel Chaim (represented by Darl-e and the Bear) who will demonstrate the process of hand-mixing his own paints by grinding semi-precious stones to extract their pigments.
ART AFTER DARK – THURSDAY AND FRIDAY LATES
Bring your friends, enjoy music from resident DJs, sip complimentary drinks, and soak up all the fun of the fair after dark, until 9pm on Thursday and Friday. There’s shuttle buses to take you from the venue to Sloane Square station to make your journey home a breeze.
Families with small children can enjoy the first look at the fair on weekends, and save on tickets with a group discount. Keep little art lovers entertained with face painting and creative activity packs designed to help them explore the fair and discover the wonder of art.
PLANNING YOUR VISIT
Affordable Art Fair, together with the venue Evolution London in Battersea Park, is commited to making their fairs as safe as possible for visitors, exhibitiors and staff.
All visitors should read Affordable Art Fair’s Safe Fair Policies before their visit:
Tickets must be booked in advance at: https://affordableartfair.com/fairs/london-battersea-spring/
Fair Founder Will Ramsay is available for interview on topics including investing in art, choosing art for the home and making art accessible to all.
All media questions enquiries please contact:
Telephone: 07717 574 479
Notes to editors
Affordable Art Fair Battersea Spring, 10 – 13 March 2022, Battersea Park
Evolution London, Battersea Park, Queenstown Road, SW11 4NJ
Charity Private View: Wednesday 9 March, 5-9pm
Thursday 10 March, 11am – 9pm
Friday 12 March, 11am – 9pm
Saturday 12 March, 11am – 6pm
Sunday 13 March, 11am – 12pm
Charity Private View - £27
Thursday Late View - £22
Friday Late - £16
Weekend General Admission - £14
Weekday General Admission - £11
Weekend Family Hour - £20; admits two adults and up to three children under 16
Concessions and Access admission - £10
Under 16s - free, booking required and must be accompanied by an adult
About Affordable Art Fair
The 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, as well as a dedicated online marketplace allowing 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
Charity Partner: Maggie’s West London
Maggie’s has pioneered a ground-breaking programme of practical and emotional support available free of charge to people with any type of cancer, at any stage. Every year over 360,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer, facing life changing decisions, exhausting treatment and emotions that can range from anxiety to loneliness. Every Maggie’s centre is built with an appreciation of how environment can affect wellbeing; contrasting from the clinical feel of a hospital, a home away from home. Maggie’s West London is based at Charing Cross Hospital, in Hammersmith, just off of Fulham Palace Road, and welcomes around 150 visitors every working day.