I love to visit the big city once in a while to soak up the electricity and to dip my toe in the ocean of culture for which London is renowned. This March I am delighted to be exhibiting at The London Affordable Art Fair 2018 in Battersea where I will get my cultural city fix. The art fair celebrates a diverse and inspiring collection of original and contemporary paintings, limited edition prints, photography and sculptures by household names as well as emerging and established artists alike. This year the Affordable Art Fair is to be held on the weekend of 7th-11th March, I hope to be able to meet some of you there.
What is the London Affordable Art Fair?
The very first Affordable Art Fair launched in London’s Battersea Park in October 1999. Ten thousand art lovers descended upon the fair to browse and buy contemporary artwork, and the informal gallery/market format became such a runaway success that it has continued every year since.
The Affordable Art Fair is now held in 10 cities around the world including London, New York, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Hamburg, Brussels, Singapore, Milan, Stockholm and Bristol, giving visitors the chance to see, fall in love with, and buy art in a fun and friendly environment. Each fair is interactive and engaging, with free workshops and installations taking place alongside artists showing artwork of all descriptions and persuasions.
One of the most exciting parts of collecting contemporary art is discovering works by unknown and emerging artists whose reputations are still developing. London’s Affordable Art Fair is great for providing a platform for new artists, and I will look forward to perhaps adding to my own contemporary art collection whilst at the art fair too!
Making Art Affordable and Accessible to All
The Affordable Art Fair’s ethos is that anyone can buy and enjoy contemporary art. The process of discovering and buying art can be endlessly exciting – stumbling upon that piece of art which speaks to you and you fall in love with is a very special process indeed.
I love that The London Affordable Art Fair offers the chance for art fanciers to develop their eye and discover new styles at a modest price. For me art brings so much happiness that I relish the chance for everyone to be able to afford art, whether that be an original painting, a limited edition print or a pack of fine art cards. The four-day fair aims to encourage people to engage with and own art, showcasing work for every taste and at a widely affordable budget, with pieces available from £100 and up to £6000.Whether you’re looking to kick-start a collection, add to an existing one, or just find that unique piece which inspires you, London’s Affordable Art Fair is the place.
Paintings have transformative powers and give energy, life and love to a room. Bringing the outdoors inside by introducing some flowerscapes to your home will refresh your space for Spring in the way only nature knows how. The value of artwork is difficult to determine but for me, I think buying a piece of original artwork should make your heart sing- it is then that the work is timeless and brings eternal joy, becoming priceless.
Take a Walk on the Arty Side
With thousands of works on display at this year’s Battersea Affordable Art Fair, there’s a lot of art to see and do. Discover your favourite artist by embarking on a “tour du jour”, which is a guided walk which will take you around all the different galleries and shows with a different focus in mind every day. Whether you want to see emerging artists, photography or sculpture, there’s a tour at the Affordable Art Fair to suit a myriad of creative tastes.
If you think you’d like to visit the London Affordable Art Fair 2018 then please look out for me and come and say hello!
The Finer Details
Date 7-11th March 2018
Where Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ
Directions to the London Affordable Art Fair:
- By Tube The closest tube station is Sloane Square. From there, a complementary shuttle bus leaves Sloane Square every 15 minutes. Exit Sloane Square tube, turn left and the AAF shuttle bus stop is on Sloane Gardens.
- Parking There is limited free parking adjacent to the marquee, which is accessed via Chelsea Bridge, and four Pay & Display carparks within Battersea Park. Sat Nav postcode is SW8 4NW.
- Buy Tickets Click here to buy tickets to the London Affordable Art Fair 2018
- Weekday Adult: Advance £10 / Door £12 – Concessions: Advance £8 / Door £10
- Weekend Adult: Advance £12 / Door £15 – Concessions: Advance £10 / Door £13
- Free entry for children under 16 accompanied by an adult
- Ticket hotline: 0844 412 4637