I love going to art fairs! The first fair I ever went to in London was the Affordable Art fair, and its where I bought my first ‘real’ piece of art- A gorgeous Limited edition screen print by Delphine Lebourgeois– one of my favourite Artists!
So here is a list of what’s coming up in London in 2018- I will hopefully be attending all of these- so let me know if anyone wants to meet for a coffee and a chat! If I have missed any great fairs then please let me know.
The Affordable Art Fair- London Hampstead – 10th-13th May 2018
Where? London Hampstead
How much? An adult advance ticket is £10 for weekdays and £12 for weekend tickets.
What can I expect? This is my personal favourite! An exciting and welcoming atmosphere in a huge gallery full of incredible fine art, photography and sculpture from up and coming artists- prices ranging from £50 to £5000. There is something for everyone at this fair- perfect for first time buyers!
Click here for more info and tickets.
Bird on Womans Face by Suraj Kumar Kashi
The Other Art Fair- 4th – 7th October 2018
Where? Victoria House, Southampton Row, London
How much? Adult tickets are £8.80 each, and there are discounts for concessions and groups.
What can I expect? The Other Art Fair is another great place to discover emerging artists. Featuring 130 artists, you will have a chance to chat, ask questions and buy directly from the artists. With prices starting from £50, this is another brilliant option for first time art buyers
Website and tickets: www.theotherartfair.com
The London Original Print Fair- 3rd-6th May 2018
Where? The Royal Academy of Arts
How much? Tickets are £12 including the catalogue.
What can I expect? This is a great place to learn about printing, and to buy original prints- It’s a little smaller than the other art fairs but this intimate, boutique fair welcomes both first time buyers and seasoned collectors.
Website and tickets: www.londonprintfair.com
Photo London- 17th -20th May 2018
Where? Somerset House
What can I expect? This huge international photography event features everything from vintage to contemporary photography, I’m really excited about this one!
Website and tickets: www.photolondon.org
Start Art Fair- 13th – 16th September 2018
Where? The Saatchi Gallery
How much? Tickets are not on sale yet, so look out for more information closer to the event, but in the past they were £17.50 for an adult one day ticket. Under 16’s were FREE!
What can I expect? An international art fair which supports emerging artists from around the world- you know you can expect to find something different here!
Website and tickets: www.startartfair.com
LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair 14th-19th September 2018
Where? Berkeley Square, Mayfair.
How Much? Tickets are £20 per person.
What can I expect? Fine art and antiques, including everything from clocks and carpets, to ceramics and fine art. This is the place to go to source that special piece you will treasure forever. Prices range from £500 to £500,000.
Website and Tickets: www.lapadalondon.com