Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Art Fairs - Autumn 2010

There are few interesting events coming up this Autumn, which are worth of visiting or for some of you to participate in!

Frieze Art Fair (14-17 October 2010) features over 150 of the most exciting contemporary art galleries in the world. The fair also includes specially commissioned artists’ projects, a prestigious talks programme and an artist-led education schedule.

The Affordable Art Fair (21-24 October 2010) returns to Battersea Park, London where 120 galleries will offer a stunning array of contemporary art from just £50 up to £3,000. From the hottest young talent to firmly established household names, with so much choice you’re bound to find something you love whether you’re an experienced collector or simply looking for a masterpiece for the mantelpiece. This October, AAF features an exciting line-up of special events. The Contemporary Art Society will run a series of informative talks about collecting art, whilst the AAF Education Programme – under the theme ‘Food, Glorious Food’ – is hosting plenty of hands-on, family-friendly activities, all of which are fun, enlightening and free. The Recent Graduates’ Exhibition will showcase the best of the diverse work being produced in British art schools, and give you the perfect opportunity to snap up a beautiful and unique work by one of tomorrow’s potential stars.

Brighton Art Fair (16-19 September 2010) is an opportunity for the public to buy art from the best local and national artists and for artists to sell direct to the public, to make contacts and to build a relationship with buyers and potential buyers. Brighton Art Fair has come to be seen as a friendly, high quality show, firmly established as a must-visit event in many art buyers calendars. It is now the largest art exhibition on the South Coast and brings together about 130 of the most talented national painters, printmakers, photographers and sculptors along with artist groups and Sussex based galleries. Tickets are available on the door at £6 per person (children under 14 free) or in advance on-line. Advance tickets cost £5.00 but there is a booking fee. Private View tickets for Thursday, 16th September (6pm - 8.30pm) are also available on-line. An exhibitor catalogue is included in the ticket price.

The South West Contemporary Art Fair (23-24 October 2010)
Founded in 2005, the South West Contemporary Art Fair was originally held at the Phoenix Arts Centre in Exeter. The success of the fair meant that space restrictions at the Phoenix became limited - we are very excited about our new venue of the spacious Civic Hall in Totnes which not only gives the fair the opportunity to expand and provide a larger platform for artists - but also offers more choice for buyers. The fair gives artists the chance to network directly with the public and galleries in a relaxed and unstuffy environment and gives buyers the chance to purchase high quality contemporary art direct from the artist.

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