The programme of activities for our October fair will be confirmed soon. In the meantime, here’s a look back at the inspirational activities on offer at our March fair, which give a flavour of what you might find on an arty fay out in Battersea Park with us.

Bugs, Butterflies and Beetles!

The Education Space is open throughout the duration of the fair, so come down and join in! Bee inspired by beetles and let your imagination fly away with the butterflies in our insect inspired range of workshops with Artyard, join an art crawl at one of our informal talks or drop in anytime to get creative.

Kids 13 and under can become ‘inventomologists’ by taking part in our competition and dreaming up captivating creepy crawlies to be in for a chance win a range of arty free-bees – last insect pun we promise! Drop by the education space to pick up an entry sheet.

Education Space

Wednesday 12 March: Drop in Burlesque Life Drawing

Charity Private View, 5.30 -9.30pm

For one night only, join in the fantastic spectacle that is the Art Tent hosted by Frui Creative Holidays and Courses! Taking over the Education Space for the Private View, Frui will be creating a burlesque boudoir. For all those of adventurous nature, drop in and try your hand at burlesque life drawing. It’s all in the name of fun and all levels are welcome! The best sketch of the evening will win a free one on one Frui drawing lesson too!

Thursday 13 March: Wreath of wings with Artyard

3pm Insects have long been considered some of Mother Nature’s finest works of art. Try your hand at creating beautiful wreaths of butterflies and bugs using paper cutting techniques, wire and decoupage. Please note this workshop is only suitable for adults and older children due to the sharp tools used.

Friday 14 March - Women in Art Friday with Gudrun Sjoden goodie bags!

Join us in celebrating women in art with fashion house Gudrun Sjoden, whose spring collection has been inspired by strong artistic women.

Sign up now to be sure for a place in the afternoon’s activities by emailing enquiries@affordableartfair.com. There are Gudrun Sjoden goodie bags for the first 10 lucky people to sign up!

2pm Join Susan Mumford, founder of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), as she introduces three stories of fascinating and inspiring women whose journies have made long-lasting cultural and historical impact on the nation and art. Then be guided on a short tour of three contemporary women in art – who also just happen to be some of our fantastic Affordable Art Fair exhibitors!

2.30pm Enjoy drinks and nibbles whilst perusing Gudrun’s Sjoden ‘Women in Art’ inspired spring range.

2.50-4pm Drop in and create a stunning silk scarf inspired by the rich & intense colours of Georgia O’Keeffe’s abstract floral paintings with silk artist Tessa Spanton. Totally suitable for beginners and you get to take your beautiful masterpiece home!

*Goodie bags for first 10 people to sign up by emailing enquiries@affordableartfair.com Goodie bags are collection only and cannot be posted out. Any uncollected goodie bags will be re-allocated at the end of the workshop

Saturday 15 March: Beautiful bugs with Artyard

3pm Reveal the beauty and intricacy of the insect world with its vibrant colours, unusual textures and intriguing patterns – all the prized elements of art and design can be found in abundance in the insect world. Join Artyard in recreating their beauty using magical wax resist watercolour techniques and be amazed as your artwork comes to life!

Sunday 16 March: Become a collector with Artyard

3pm Start your own arty insect collection using common materials and a little imagination to create stunning ornamental bugs & butterflies to display in your very own 3D shadow boxes.


Print Studio

The ever-popular printmaking workshops with Artichoke are back! With two different printing workshops Artichoke are spoiling us! Pop along to the Print Studio on Thursday and Friday to try the simple, bold and fun technique of poly block printing. Or, on Saturday and Sunday drop by to learn the traditional drypoint print technique from their master craftsmen. Add a bug to our ‘wall of frame’ or make your own mini masterpiece to take home with you. Suitable for all ages.

Thursday, Friday & Saturday 12, 2 & 4pm
Sunday 12 & 2pm

Talks & Tours

Meet at the info desk in the front marquee

Tours of the Affordable Art Fair presented by SLAM

South London Art Maps are a one-stop resource for finding out about South London’s many emerging galleries. You too can be in the know by joining SLAM’s bespoke tours of the Affordable Art Fair Spring Collection 2014.

Thursday 4pm, Sunday 2pm: SLAM selects: Affordable Art Fair 2014

With their keen eye for talent spotting, this is a perfect tour for first time collectors or anyone curious about emerging artists. SLAM is dedicated to promoting South London’s most exciting new art and will be extending this ethos to galleries showing at the Affordable Art Fair.

Friday 4pm & Saturday 2pm: SLAM guide to the Project Space Collective

SLAM will be on hand to guide you round the all new Affordable Art Fair Project Space Collective. Providing a platform for fresh & engaging work from a curated mix of original and innovative organisations the Project Space Collective is a great place to start exploring the array of talent available in the UK today.


Artichoke is a professional printmaking studio gallery based in London for over 20 years. Specializing in intaglio, relief and lithography techniques their artists are established printmakers who exhibit and sell nationally and internationally. Artichoke is committed to publishing, promoting, making and teaching printmaking to all.


Artyard Handmade’s new studio is based in Richmond and specialises in creative classes and parties for all ages, as well as holiday workshops and ‘crash courses’ for the time-pressed who still want to learn new skills and unleash their creative side! Sewing, photography, drawing,  painting and sculpture are just a few of the things we do. Come and see for yourself!