From London to New York via Paris, Affordable Art Fair Battersea is a truly global fair, spotlighting the latest trends storming the industry. Look out for Affordable Art Fair veteran, Chinese artist Hock Tee Tan, whose work draws inspiration from Modigliani's figurative nudes; Nina Brooke's abstract aerial beach scenes on display at North Coast Asylum; and Affordable Art Fair newcomer and Turner-Prize winner Richard Deacon at Manifold Editions. The London-based gallery presents original limited editions of Deacon's abstract works alongside celebrated, multi-coloured prints by British artist Marc Quinn.
North Coast Asylum: Nina Brooke, Waikiki Beach, 2018
The Made in Arts London showcase, a non-profit initiative devoted to nurturing young talent, returns for another year. Ceramicist Faye Hadfield and multi-disciplinary artist Sola Olulode are among the roster of exciting up and coming London graduates exhibiting at the fair. Make a beeline for Olulode's bold, vibrant paintings, which explore Black British girlhood and are influenced by popular culture and the relationships between young black women today.
The four-day event takes art-buying out of the established contemporary gallery scene and into the lovely surroundings of Battersea Park. But there's more to the Affordable Art Fair than hard and fast commerce; there's a jam-packed free events programme as well. Try your hand at self-portraiture during an evening masterclass, inspired by the blockbuster Frida Kahlo exhibition, or a still life course hosted by Central St Martins Short Courses. Drop in at any of the numerous lifestyle workshops on offer – we are particularly looking forward to exploring the trend for terrariums with Jar and Fern – or let your hair down at the ‘Drink ‘n’ Draw Social’ hosted by Instagram-famous illustrator AndSmilesStudio.
Faye Hadfield, Family of Vases
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, Autumn, 2018 Opening Hours:
Wednesday 17 October 2018 Private View*: 17.30 - 21.30
Thursday 18 October 2018: Late View*: 11.00 - 17.30; 17.30 - 21.00
Friday 19 October 2018: 11.00 - 19.00
Saturday 20 October 2018: 11.00 - 18.00
Sunday 21 October 201811.00 - 18.00
*Private View and Late View include complimentary drinks
|What||Affordable Art Fair Battersea, Autumn 2018|
|Where||Battersea Park, Battersea, SW11 4NJ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Sloane Square (underground)|
18 Oct 18 – 21 Oct 18, Times vary
|Price||£25 charity Private View; Late View £20; Adult weekday Advance £10; Adult weekend Advance £12|
|Website||Click here for more details|