Affordable Art Fair Returns to London in March

The Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea Park in London, between 10th – 13th March 2022. The Fair will reveal a line up of 110 diverse galleries, including fifteen fresh galleries new for this spring. Fair tickets start at £10, with artwork pieces ranging from £50, for all to discover the joy of collecting art.  

Emerging Artists

The spring edition of the ‘disruptive’ art fair welcomes fifteen new exhibitors, including Heriot Gallery of Edinburgh with captivating figurative works by the likes of Angela Reilly and Peter Hallam, Galerie Makowski of Berlin, and Darl-e and the Bear from Oxford, with a range of eclectic works championing quality craftsmanship. Seventeen international galleries will be exhibiting including Al Contar del Arte from Northern Spain, ARTCODE from Houston, USA, and Galeri Final from Malmö in Sweden.

Look out for emerging artists to watch, including Marcus Aitken; a recent graduate from UAL with a unique colour palette for large scale abstracts (Gina Cross Art + Design), Jamaican-born, USA-raised Mekia Machine whose stunning block-colour portraits are unmissable (Smithson Gallery); and Blackstone Arts Next Generation (BANG)’s stand, curated by Jacob Talbot and dedicated to showcasing talent from recent graduate artists in the UK.

Angela Reilly, Enfold, oil on canvas, £3,995, Heriot Gallery

For beautiful high-end photography check out works by Lidia Moroz (Lysenko Gallery), Lexi Laine (La Belle Epoch), Derrick Boateng (Will’s Art Warehouse) and fair-favourites Bleach Box, Capital Culture, Drugstore and Reisz Galleries, featuring stunning contemporary prints and originals by artists such as Richard Heeps, Benjamin Rice and Soraya Schofield.  

The Very Peri Collection

Affordable Art Fair Battersea will present a collection of works inspired by Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2022 – an entirely new shade announced as PANTONE 17-3938 or ‘Very Peri’. The colour is a combination of periwinkle blue and violet red. Described by its creators as having a courageous presence, Very Peri wants us to embrace our creative spirit and the new possibilities that 2022 stands to offer.

Whether you consider the colour to be blue or (controversially) lilac, you’ll find stunning statement artworks encapsulating the spirit of Very Peri at the fair.

Mila Morton, 2C2A5900, £2,800, Brook Street Gallery

Art Under £500

Specially curated walls of works under £500 will help shrewd visitors snap up a bargain, proving sophisticated art investments needn’t break the bank.  

Richard Heeps, Floral Wicker Bag, Goodwood, 2021, £75, Bleach Box Photography Gallery

Artists at Work

Affordable Art Fair is all about supporting living artists to showcase and sell their work, and this fair you can see brilliant artists in action as they create work in real time, with live art displays. Be sure to check out the programme of talented artists including Jess Quinn (represented by Kittoe Contemporary), who will be live painting her signature fairy-tale gouaches on paper, and Gabriel Chaim (represented by Darl-e and the Bear) who will demonstrate the process of hand-mixing his own paints by grinding semi-precious stones to extract their pigments.

Art After Dark

Bring your friends, enjoy music from resident DJs, sip complimentary drinks, and soak up all the fun of the fair after dark, until 9pm on Thursday and Friday. There are shuttle buses to take you from the venue to Sloane Square station to make your journey home a breeze.  

Family Hour

Families with small children can enjoy the first look at the fair on weekends, and save on tickets with a group discount. Keep little art lovers entertained with face painting and creative activity packs designed to help them explore the fair and discover the wonder of art.

Planning Your Visit

Affordable Art Fair, together with the venue Evolution London in Battersea Park, is committed to making their fairs as safe as possible for visitors, exhibitors and staff.

All visitors should read Affordable Art Fair’s Safe Fair Policies before their visit: www.affordableartfair.com/fairs/london-battersea-spring/creating-a-safe-fair/

Tickets must be booked in advance at: www.affordableartfair.com/fairs/london-battersea-spring/

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