Talk the talk

Talks at the 2013 autumn edition of the fair
Viewing art can be a wonderful experience, but there really is no substitute for owning a piece that intrigues, moves, or delights you. Although appreciating and collecting art should be about personal taste, sometimes a little bit of considered advice from an expert can go a long way. At the Affordable Art Fair we have a programme of free and informal talks and tours throughout the duration of the fair, which are a great place to start.

Printmaking Q&A with Melvyn Petterson NEAC, RE
Don’t know your linocut from your woodcut? Find out how to! Renowned printmaker Melvyn Petterson is on hand to talk about the diverse range of printmaking techniques used to make the amazing variety of print works found on the galleries’ stands throughout the fair.
Thursday & Friday 1pm


SLAM selects: Affordable Art Fair 2013
South London Art Maps is a one-stop resource for finding out about South London’s many emerging galleries. Join SLAM’s bespoke tour of their picks of the Affordable Art Fair. 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. First come first served so avoid missing out by turn up a little early.
Saturday 2.30pm

‘Affordable Contemporary Art’
Beatrice Hodgkin, author of ‘Affordable Contemporary Art’, an invaluable guide for first-time art collectors, will be giving a talk on what to look for and navigating your taste. A knowledge-packed but jargon-free introduction to the joys of collecting contemporary art.
Sunday 2.30pm