Talk the talk

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. Throughout the Affordable Art Fair we have a programme of free and informal talks and tours which are a great place to start.

2014 Talk Programme

How to Start Collecting Art Tour
Thursday 12 June

Renowned art lecturer and director of the world-famous Fleming Collection, Selina Skipwith will lead an informal talk and whistle-stop tour of the fair giving an insight into how to start your own collection.

Tours meet in the entrance marquee

Be Smart About Art Tour
Friday 13 June, 4pm
Sunday 15 June, 2pm
Susan Mumford, art industry career mentor and coach and all round creative entrepreneur, will be leading fun, snappy, walking tours of the Fair. With her undeniable passion for the arts and years of experience of the London art scene this is a must for anyone looking to get some great advice and learn more about the art they love.

Tours meet in the entrance marquee

AAF through an Art Critic’s EyeTour
Saturday 14 June

Estelle Lovatt has the experience of being on both sides of the canvas; having trained as a painter, read art history and worked as a gallery exhibition curator. Join her as she conducts a short walking tour of the fair relating art history to some key artworks on show.


Estelle Lovatt leading a tour of the Affordable Art Fair