Since 1999, the Affordable Art Fair has brought vibrant, wallet-friendly art to cities across the globe with works priced from £50 to £6,000. This spring, women are stealing the spotlight as the fair keeps the momentum of International Women's Day going with an exciting programme of female-led events. To celebrate, Katy Hessel, the art historian behind the incredibly popular Instagram account The Great Women Artists is headlining a fascinating line-up of workshops and talks.
This edition of the Affordable Art Fair is also joining forces with art consultant Nicholas Campbell to launch a new, curated section titled Access. Campbell is the founder of Narcissus Arts, a consultancy specialising in work under £10,000. The focus this year is on printmaking and for those wanting to get hands-on, there will be linocut workshops on offer with a complimentary glass of Prosecco.
Whether you’re an aspiring collector hoping to spot the next Damien Hirst, looking to unwind with friends and a glass of bubbly, or simply want to spend an art-filled day out with the family, there will be plenty to do and see for everyone. As usual, the fair will present household names, such as David Shrigley, along side rising talent in the expert-curated graduate section. And, with the introduction 22 new galleries to this year's line-up, there will be a wealth of fresh art to explore.
Wednesday 11 March is the Charity Private View in aid of Perspective Project, a charity which uses art to tackle the stigma of mental health. Come along from 5.30 – 9.30, pick up your complimentary drink and enjoy the live DJ while you try your hand at printmaking (6pm – 8pm) or perhaps speed portraiture (7pm – 8.30pm). For those looking to start the weekend early, the Thursday Late View from 5.30pm – 9pm is the perfect way to get hands-on and wind down after work with print and collage workshops.
This year's edition of the Affordable Art Fair is set to be more family friendly than ever. Saturday 14 is family day and between 10am – 11am parents with push chairs will be given exclusive access. See below for our parents with pushchairs discount voucher code. There will also be a range of family friendly activities running throughout the weekend, including collaging and printing workshops. And don't forget to pick up your Family Pack, brimming with creative ideas to keep the kids happy.
Culture Whisper offers
For half price entry (excluding the Private View and Late View) click HERE and use voucher code WHISPERHP
Parents with pushchairs attending Saturday 14 click HERE for your discount with the voucher code CULTUREPARENTS.
Affordable Art Fair Battersea Spring 2020 opening hours:
Wednesday 11 March 2020
Private View: 17.30 - 21.30
Thursday 12 March 2020: 11.00 - 17.30
Late View: 17.30 - 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
|What||Affordable Art Fair Battersea spring 2020|
|Where||Battersea Park, Battersea, SW11 4NJ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Battersea Park (overground)|
12 Mar 20 – 15 Mar 20, See below for details
|Website||Click here for more details|