The Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea from 18 – 21 October with contemporary artwork from up-and-coming talent and household names alike, priced from just £100 to £6,000
Whether you’re looking for your first piece or are a regular art buyer, the fair offers visitors the opportunity to browse a hand-picked selection of established and emerging artistic talent from a unique mix of national and international galleries.
The fair will showcase works by 114 galleries and over 1,000 contemporary artists and also offers exclusive workshops and talks from top art schools and organisations exploring themes such as Frida Kahlo-inspired self-portraiture, creativity in the home and feminism in art.
At the Thursday Late View, explore and express identity through paint. Inspired by Frida Kahlo’s bold gender fluidity, this self-portrait masterclass is for the curiously creative. Release your inhibitions at the ‘Drink ‘n’ Draw Social’ hosted by instagram-famous illustrator AndSmilesStudio. If it’s a post-work wind down that you’re after, then the doors stay open until 9pm on Thursday 18 October, when visitors can soak up the relaxed atmosphere with complimentary drinks and a live DJ.
Harness your creativity in all things home and lifestyle; If picking up a paintbrush is still a little scary, unleash your creativity through the art of upcycling with Herne Hill-based, ethical fashion brand Lowie, or give terrariums a go with Jar and Fern and create a mini ‘green’ masterpiece to take home with you. Get a serious knowledge boost as you explore gender in art; St Martins Short Courses will offer still life workshops centred around femininity and masculinity, as well as two talks focusing on gender and feminism in art through the ground-breaking work of photographers’ Claude Cahun and Cindy Sherman.
This Battersea edition of The Affordable Art Fair will be showcasing new faces with local Battersea-based gallery Morgan Davies Art, exhibiting for the first time, whilst North Coast Asylum will be debuting their stunning roster of south-west based contemporary artists and photographers. New artists to the The Affordable Art Fair include Turner Prize winner Richard Deacon CBE, showcasing original limited editions of his abstract works with Manifold Editions gallery. Previously exhibiting at Tate Britain, Deacon’s influential work is celebrated across the globe and sits alongside that of Marc Quinn and other art-world icons on the Manifold Editions stand.
18 – 21 October 2018