The Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead Heath has changed its tune. This year the theme is wellbeing and many of the artworks and activities on offer will explore how the concept of wellness is intertwined with the process, product and appreciation of art. In partnership with Balance, along with its usual eclectic array of arts, crafts and collectibles, the fair will also host a meditative space, yoga workshops led by wellbeing guru Hannah Barrett and breath work expert, Richie Bostock aka The Breath Guy.
A packed programme of workshops will include Instagram sensation Maria-Ines Gul’s ‘How to turn a bad day into a good drawing’ and in a super affordable (£20) fair first, art fans can have their portrait drawn by illustrator Lucie Sheridan, who will be whipping them up in 3-minutes flat from within a photobooth over the weekend.
As always, over 100 international galleries and 1000s of original artworks will be on sale at prices ranging from £100 to £6000. This year’s artist-in-residence is another attraction to this year’s revamped line-up. Jonathan Hillson’s immersive video installation ‘We are human’ explores the individuals that were part of the mass migrant caravan that walked from South America to the US border last year. Each story is unique, and as a whole it is set to be a thought-provoking and arresting spectacle.
The Affordable Art Fair will run between 9 to 12 May.
Hampstead Heath, Lower Fairground Site, London NW3 1TH
Tickets are £8 – £25 and can be booked online: affordableartfair.com