PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999 AT AFFORDABLE ART FAIR’S 20TH BIRTHDAY
- Affordable Art Fair celebrates its 20th anniversary at the Autumn Fair, 17-20 October in Battersea Park, London
- Delve into ‘90s nostalgia with a jam-packed anniversary themed programme
- 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 £50 to £6,000
Alongside 114 galleries and 1,000s of original artworks at affordable prices, the Fair will celebrate 20 years of disrupting the art market through a host of workshops, talks and activities all with a nod to the ‘90s. From creating your very own pop culture and neon artworks, to learning the trick to discovering the next YBA, the Fair will take visitors back to the decade where it all began.
The breakout artists of the past and the future will join forces in a special edition of the Recent Graduates’ exhibition. Since 1999, Founder Will Ramsay has used the Autumn Fair as a launch pad for the hottest new artists. This October artists from the past 20 years of the Fair will exhibit alongside the budding photographers, painters and sculptors of tomorrow.
Other highlights from the Fair include:
Recreate a Brit Art classic without breaking the bank with a Central St Martins’ led workshop on neon portraiture in the style of YBA Gary Hume. If you’re looking to dip your toe into some ‘90s pop culture, you can learn how to draw cartoon classics like Bart Simpson and Beavis and Butthead with London Fine Art Studios, and even make your own scrunchie with textile designer Samantha Warren.
The YBAs of the ‘90s made contemporary artists into modern-day celebrities, but can you find the next Damien Hirst or Tracey Emin? Affordable Art Fair has you covered with a programme full of opportunities to meet the rising stars of the future, including talks and live art demonstrations from Marcelina Amelia of Liberty Gallery andTim Fowler from Leicester-based StudionAme.
Party like it’s 1999 at the Charity Private View
20 years ago Fair Founder Will Ramsay opened the doors to what is now a global enterprise – and he has planned a big party to celebrate! Grab a complimentary drink and explore art after dark with DJs and roving entertainers at the Charity Private View, in support of Royal Trinity Hospice.
Get the inside scoop on a Tour du Jour
Whether you’re an aficionado or an art fair rookie, the Affordable Art Fair guides are holding daily tours to take you through the Fair highlights. This year the tours will focus on key pieces that hark back to 90s trends such as the pop art revival, as well unveiling the best bargain finds and hottest emerging artists.
Celebrate at the Thursday Late
Missed the Charity Private View? Fear not as the Thursday Late provides the ultimate post-work release with complimentary drinks, workshops and talks that run into the night, including a special appearance from screenprinting maverick Dave Buonaguidi of Jealous Gallery.
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Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, Queenstown Road, SW11 4NJ:17-20 October
Charity Private View, Wednesday 16 October 2019: 17.30 - 21.30
Late View: Thursday 17 October 2019 11.00 - 21.00
Friday 18 October 2019: 11.00 - 19.00
Saturday 19 October 2019: 11.00 - 18.00
Sunday 20 October 2019: 11.00 - 18.00
Notes to Editors
Members of the press interested in writing about the fair are welcome to visit for free, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org a press pass.
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 13 fairs in 10 cities across several continents.
Fair Founder Will Ramsay and UK Regional Managing Director Jennifer Conner are available for comment and interview.
About JM Finn: the official wealth management partner for the 20th anniversary edition of the Affordable Art Fair
JM Finn is a wealth management firm that provide a personalised approach to investment and wealth management for today’s private investors, by placing a dedicated investment manager as the central point of contact for all clients, with portfolios starting from £20,000.
With over 100 investment professionals, JM Finn has funds under management and administration of £9.5 billion on behalf of over 18,500 clients (as at June 30th2019). The firm is headquartered in London and has four regional offices around the country in Bristol, Leeds, East Anglia and Cardiff.
JM Finn is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
About Dorsett Hospitality International
Dorsett Hospitality International is present in 27 cities with 56 properties. Established in Hong Kong in January 2007, the brand now operates in China, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Australia, the UK and Europe. The finest Hong Kong-inspired hospitality is founded on integrity, inspiration, innovation and initiative. Dorsett Discoveriesenriches the guest experience with curated local knowledge on the best places to eat, play and love in every vibrant city where our hotels are. www.dorsett.com.