Since its launch in 1999, the Affordable Art Fair has taken the art world by storm. Representing more than 1,000 contemporary artists and more than 100 galleries, the Affordable Art Fair Battersea is one of the only international art fairs where prices start from as low as £100.
Affordable Art Fair, Nuria Miro, Day At The Beach. Oil and Acrylic on canvas 80 x 80cm original £1,550. Tallantyre Gallery
From London to New York via Paris, Affordable Art Fair Battersea is a truly global fair, spotlighting the latest trends and emerging artists making waves in the industry. For the first time, the Affordable Art Fair Battersea is teaming up with Becca Pelly-Fry, the curator of the recently opened Elephant West cultural hub in East London, to curate an exhibition of large-scale installations from five of 2019's hottest emerging artists. This non-selling exhibition forms this year's Platform Projects, a non-profit initiative devoted to nurturing young talent. Pelly-Fry says of the exhibition: 'We are busy planning for an exciting display of innovative, immersive and large-scale works, perfect for the more adventurous collector looking to find the next big thing.'
The eighteenth edition of the spring fair takes 'colour' as its theme. From the brightly-coloured abstract paintings on display to the bespoke work created by artist-in-residence James Burke, the Affordable Art Fair Battersea Spring edition offers an explosion of colour when needed most. Vibrant highlights include Sebastian Burdon's sculpture Happy Dog (below) at TAG Fine Arts; Peter Wileman's abstract oil landscape Beyond The Wind at Lime Tree Gallery; and a delicate watercolour on handmade paper depicting walking figures by Dinh Thi Tham Poong Identities at Vietnamese Contemporary Fine Art.
Affordable Art Fair, Sebastian Burdon, Happy Dog Polyurethane resin 19 x 30 x 15cm edition of 25. £1,800 TAG Fine Arts
Even this year's jam packed free events programme explores the theme of colour. Enjoy colour-themed workshops including Faber-Castell's 'Kaleidoscope of Colours' with illustrator Alice Nyong, bouquet making with florists Bloom & Wild, as well as NSPCC's colour art therapy workshops. There is also a series of talks from experts at the British Institute of Interior Design exploring this season’s colour trends.
Browse contemporary pieces by up and coming talent, get expert advice from respected dealers, or ruminate in the café or bar on a potential purchase. Come for a great day out with the whole family and leave with new art tucked under your arm.
Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Spring, 2019 Opening Hours:
Wednesday 6 March 2019 Charity Private View*: 17.30 - 21.30
Thursday 7 March 2019: Late View*: 11.00 - 17.30; 17.30 - 21.00
Friday 8 March 2019: 11.00 - 19.00
Saturday 9 March 2019: 11.00 - 18.00
Sunday 10 March 2019: 11.00 - 18.00
*Private View and Late View include complimentary drinks
|What||Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Spring 2019|
|Where||Battersea Park, Battersea, SW11 4NJ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Sloane Square (underground)|
07 Mar 19 – 10 Mar 19, Times Vary
|Price||£25 charity Private View; Late View £20; Adult weekday Advance £10; Adult weekend Advance £12|
|Website||Click here for more details|