Over 140 artists will take over the iconic Truman Brewery for the 34th edition of The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art. With an exciting new programme of events including guest exhibitions, site-specific installations, engaging workshops and curated projects addressing the fair’s global 2019 Greener Future theme, the fair offers a dynamic and immersive presentation of some of the most exciting and adventurous emerging artists from around the world.
Overseen by The Other Art Fair founder Ryan Stanier, the programme will include works from over 140 artists from eighteen different countries, with over 50 percent female artists.
Featuring a rich selection of sculpture, works on paper, photography and painting, the line-up of artists includes: Victoria Topping, Steve McPherson, Justin Robertson, Gary Baseman, Lucille Clerc, Kristjana Williams, Luke Adam Hawker, Anna Louise Felstead, Stephanie Hadad, Kiro Melo, Izaskun Gonzalez, Stacy Gibboni, Fujiko Rose, Ella Thomas, John Pedder, Oliver Gomm and Joshua Blackburn.
Highlights will include Upcycle, a unique initiative allowing visitors the chance to have old artworks reworked for a nominal fee, and a Feedback Wall which will be designed by a local artist and will allow visitors to leave ideas and suggestions to further the cause of eco awareness.
Beccy McCray will present The Full Circle, a playful installation artwork that uses tens of thousands of reclaimed ‘hole-punches’ to simulate snow, while visitors will step into the fair through a vibrant entrance installation by Australian-born, Bristol-based illustrator Anna Higgie in her signature “cut-outs” style.
Unmissable is a unique exhibition of portraits by emerging and established artists that depict the faces of missing persons to mark the 25th anniversary of the Missing People charity, while The Illustration Corner will see an emerging illustrator host a daily interactive drop-in project which visitors can participate in for free. Participating artists are Charlotte Ager, Rachel Hillis, Benjamin Phillips and Erin Aniker.
Rebecca Mason’s Neon Health Service (NHS) Department of Light Therapy returns to The Other Art Fair with The Sorry Stall. Offering visitors the chance to apologise for mistakes and regrets – this is the time to recognise that apologising is not a sign of weakness but rather an act of kindness.
March’s featured Guest Artist is Los Angeles-based Gary Baseman who will present an immersive experience called The Purr Room where Baseman shares the healing power of his pet cat Blackie’s purr through an experiential art installation.
The 140 contemporary artists have been handpicked by a respected selection committee including Chief Curator and VP Art Advisory for Saatchi Art, Rebecca Wilson, Maddox Gallery’s Managing Director James Nicholls, Gallerist and Co-founder of The Line London Megan Piper, and Andrew Renton, Professor of Curating at Goldsmiths University.
With its distinguished committee of experts and guest curators, The Other Art Fair has established itself as the fair of choice for London’s emerging collectors. Over 68 percent of clients at The Other Art Fair London 2018 edition were first time or occasional buyers, introducing a new generation of art buyers.
Founder of The Other Art Fair, Ryan Stanier, comments “2019 is a monumental year for us as we will be hosting a record twelve editions of the fair across the world in London, Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Sydney and Melbourne. We have some incredible programming this March in London, from the launch of our Greener Future initiative through to our rich and exciting mix of installations, workshops and interactive projects, and the chance for visitors to buy direct from the most exceptional emerging artists.”
The Other Art Fair is at the Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QR from 15th March to 17th March, tickets £11 in advance, £14 on the door (private view 14th March, tickets £25).