This October sees the Affordable Art Fair open in Battersea to celebrate its 15th anniversary. Now with 18 fairs in 14 cities across four continents, the Affordable Art Fair is proud to be bringing its unique vision of ‘art for everyone’ to Battersea Park once again, the place where the dream of democratising art began.
Art lovers, art connoisseurs, and art novices alike are invited to discover an array of unique and stunning art all priced affordably between £100 - £5,000.
ART COLLECTING TIPS
The Affordable Art Fair could not be a better platform for art-lovers and collectors to take a leap towards owning something really special.
This autumn, visitors can snap up pieces from well-known artists such as Anish Kapoor, Damien Hirst, and Marc Quinn. There is also the opportunity to see works from exciting emerging artists such as Kwak Seung-Yong showing with first time exhibitor Galerie GAIA from Korea and home-grown rising stars at the Recent Graduates’ Exhibition.
As well as browsing, enjoying and buying art, visitors can also get involved and get their hands dirty with a series of fun and creative workshops happening at the fair.
From print creating with Artichoke Printmaking, to Carmen Miranda hat-making with exotic fruit cut outs, visitors can learn printing techniques and create an eye-catching headdress.
As visitors approach the Affordable Art Fair, this huge sculpture, constructed from an upcycled farm silo, will catch the eye.
Dan Rawlings’ stunning installation plays with the interaction between light and nature. Dan is interested in how metals are viewed as indestructible, when they are often actually impermanent and prone to decay.
“Rust serves to remind us how temporary it all is” he says, “working away reclaiming the land for nature”.
Internally lit, the intricate sculpture transforms at night.
CAMPAIGN FOR DRAWING
Since its inception in 1999, Affordable Art Fair has contributed £665,000 to various charity beneficiaries, donating ticket sales, giving stands, and providing promotional and fundraising opportunities.
This year, Affordable Art Fair Battersea is partnering with the Campaign for Drawing which raises awareness and funds for parents, teachers and the creative industries by promoting visual literacy year-round.
Campaign for Drawing is running The Big Draw at Affordable Art Fair Battersea, a chance for all to get involved in strange and wonderful creative workshops!
On Saturday 25th at 3pm the exotic bird workshop with Faber-Castell materials will enable budding artists of all ages to create a beautiful, sequinned, feathered bird, and then let it loose in the sky on a helium balloon. Packets of seeds will be attached to each bird for the person who discovers them when they land.
Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park: 23 October – 26 October
Opening hours: 11.00am – 6.00pm (Charity Private View Wednesday 22 October & Thursday Late View 5.30 – 9.30pm)
Ticket prices: £10 - £20 (concessions £8 - £13)
Tickets are now on sale at www.affordableartfair.co.uk