The leading international artist fair, The Other Art Fair, has launched a series of ‘Online Studios’ to spotlight artists across the globe currently affected by the coronavirus lockdown.
In partnership with global online art gallery Saatchi Art, The Other Art Fair aims to bring its postponed Spring fairs to life online. The first Guest Artist announced for 2020 is Noel Fielding.
Debuting on Wednesday, April 8th, Online Studios gives art lovers around the world the opportunity to discover and buy artwork from The Other Art Fair’s 800+ exhibiting independent artists. Over the course of four weeks, Online Studios will roll out city-specific features in line with the original Spring Fair schedule.
Every two weeks, The Other Art Fair will debut two new Fair editions through this online experience, where visitors can view and purchase art from The Fair’s hand-selected artists from across the globe. “Our commitment to supporting the global artist community is at the core of all we do, particularly right now as so many creatives face new challenges,” said Ryan Stanier, founder of The Other Art Fair. “This platform creates even more opportunity for the global art buying community to discover some of the most exciting independent artists worldwide. If we can’t celebrate art in person, let’s create a new sense of togetherness, digitally.”
Online Studios will feature exhibiting artists through dedicated programming and weekly doses of interactive content to keep the art community feeling inspired and engaged with artists. Visitors can meet new artists and experience studio tours, as well as discovering thousands of artworks with prices starting at $150 USD.
The Online Studios art experience kicks off with the London and Sydney editions on April 8th. The Other Art Fair is also pleased to announce the first featured Guest Artist for 2020, Noel Fielding, with more guest artist announcements and content to be released in the coming weeks.
Best known as the co-creator and star of the British comedy series The Mighty Boosh, and host of The Great British Bake-off, Noel Fielding is also an established and prolific painter. Fielding will showcase a new collection of 10 original drawings for sale specially for Online Studios. Visceral and animated, his paintings and drawings are worked on in bursts of energetic vigour, perfectly mirroring his absurd and fantastical nature.
Additionally, The Other Art Fair will feature specialised digital and social media content including:
● Meet the Others – weekly video series profiling exhibiting artists and exploring their background and inspiration behind their artwork. The series will be broadcast on IGTV and YouTube.
● The Other Creative Challenge – bi-weekly Instagram art challenge presented by The Other Art Fair’s global network of artists to spark creativity with at-home art projects.
● Inside the Studio – The Other Art Fair directors will participate in live discussions with exhibiting artists for Q&As and virtual tours of artist studios on Instagram and Facebook Live.
Drinks partner Bombay Sapphire will be sharing specialty cocktail recipes at the Online Studios for visitors to enjoy from home while exploring thousands of works from emerging artists across the globe.
The Other Art Fair ‘Online Studios’ Launch Schedule:
Wednesday, April 8th, London/Sydney
Wednesday, April 22nd Brooklyn/Los Angeles
Wednesday, May 6 Chicago/Dallas