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BATTERSEA AUTUMN 2019 PROGRAMME

 

Creative Studio

 

CHARITY PRIVATE VIEW

Be one of the first to explore the eclectic range of works for our 20th Anniversary this Autumn on Wednesday 16 October from 5.30 – 9.30pm. Enjoy a complimentary drink whilst you delve into the artwork at our evening view in support of our Charity Beneficiary, Royal Trinity Hospice.

Royal Trinity Hospice is the local hospice and dedicated provider of palliative and end of life care for central and Southwest London. Trinity supports patients to live every moment they have left as fully as possible, and the skilled, compassionate care and support it provides to over 2,500 patients and their families every year is completely free of charge. Trinity must raise over £9.5 million annually to supplement the income received from the NHS in order to continue providing its free care.

By joining forces we’ll be helping to ensure the continuity of art therapy at Trinity - one of our most popular therapeutic services – so patients across Central and Southwest London can continue to benefit from the support it provides.

Scrunchie Making Masterclass, 6 - 7.30pm

Join Samantha Warren for a fun '90s themed creative workshop where participants will create their very own iconic fashion accessory, a scrunchie. You will design an exciting artwork on fabric and turn your fabric design into a loveable hairpiece which you can take home and cherish. Samantha is a printed textile designer with her own accessories brand which has been stocked in prestigious art and design establishments including the British Museum, The Fashion and Textile Museum and the Royal Academy of Arts.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Book your tickets to our Charity Private View here »

 

LATE VIEW

Join us on Thursday 17 October from 5.30 – 9.00pm and catch a slice of midweek culture for our late-night opening. We’ll be offering the chance to enjoy a complimentary drink whilst exploring art after dark and delving into our innovative programme of unmissable workshops. 

Scrunchie Making, 5.30 - 7pm

Join Samantha Warren for a fun '90s themed creative workshop where participants will create their very own iconic fashion accessory, a scrunchie. You will design an exciting artwork on fabric and turn your fabric design into a loveable hairpiece which you can take home and cherish. Samantha is a printed textile designer with her own accessories brand which has been stocked in prestigious art and design establishments including the British Museum, The Fashion and Textile Museum and the Royal Academy of Arts.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Make It Your Own, 7.30 – 8.30pm

Unlock your creative flair in a hands-on workshop with interior experts, Craig & Rose, as they inspire you with tips and tricks to make hum-drum furniture your own. From small accessories to centrepiece features, with just a little paint you can ensure your home is as original as the art on your walls.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

 

NOT TO BE MISSED!

PRINT STUDIO

Print Studio

Printmaking Party

Wednesday & Thursday, 6 – 8pm
Discover something new with Obby at their late night lino-print workshops! Focus on bold and brilliant colours and shapes, and walk away with your very own customised print.
In the Print Studio. For Adults.

Drop in Drypoint Printing

Thursday - Saturday, 12, 2 & 4pm
Sunday, 12 & 2pm
Artichoke is celebrating vibrant ‘90s culture in their pop-up Print Studio. Their expert printmakers are ready to help you become an expert yourself, so drop in and make your own drypoint masterpiece to take home!
In the Print Studio. For all ages.

 

LIVE MURAL PAINTING

Ben Slow, represented by Smithson Gallery (Stand C7), is a London-based artist renowned for his striking black and white portraits. Born and raised in the city, he is constantly inspired by its vibrancy and eclectic mix of sub-cultures. Renowned for his large-scale murals, Ben is first and foremost a storyteller.

For our 20th anniversary fair, Ben is creating a collaborative mural at the entrance of the fair throughout the week inspired by his own experiences and also the visitors that he meets – that’s you! Don’t be shy, say hello and you may even get to make your own mark on the mural.

 

TRAVELING INSTALLATION

Dorsett Installation

Get up close and personal with a traveling installation by Hong Kong art duo Stickyline.

In celebration of our partnership with Dorsett Hospitality International, one of the fastest-growing hotel groups from Asia, we're showcasing Stickyline's creative take on Dorsett's signature iconic birds. Their vibrant life-size installation that began its travels at our Hong Kong fair is going to stopover in Battersea next week before making its appearance at our Singapore fair this November.

Visit our fair, make your way to the Dorsett Hospitality International’s stand in the Atrium, to take a selfie with the installation, hashtag #DorsettDiscoveries #DHIxAAF19 on Instagram to stand a chance of winning some prizes! On top of that, they are also offering a limited special staycation package, if you fancy a cultural retreat.

 

LIVE ART

Live Art

Come along to have a look inside our ever-evolving artist studio beside the Info Desk. We’ve invited galleries from all over the world to share their practice with you, displaying a plethora of pieces available at the Fair. Pop in to watch a piece created before your very eyes!

WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER

Tim Fowler, StudioName, Stand D3, 5.30 - 9.30pm

Tim’s main concern within his work is exploring the colour field. Combining oil, acrylic, spray, enamel and graffiti inks, Tim subverts traditional and contemporary methods of application to explore mark-making and celebrate the unexpected.

THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER

Ann Witheridge, London Fine Art Studios, 1 - 4pm

London Fine Art Studios founder Ann will be giving a Figure Painting Demonstration of a model wearing fantastic '90s fashion. Stop by to experience an exciting blend of figurative art and '90s culture.

Dave Buonaguidi, Jealous, Stand H1, 5 - 9pm

For our 20th Birthday, Dave has created a limited edition celebratory screen-print, available exclusively at the fair. Meet the artist himself and even help with hand-finishing the typographic 'Party Like It’s 1999' piece!

FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER

Claire Thorogood, Skylark Galleries, Stand B1, 12 - 2pm

Claire loves to capture the essence of her subject, which is evident in her human and animal portraiture. All life around her is a potential painting!

Hatty Butler, Modern ArtBuyer, Stand C6, 3 - 6pm

Hatty's work explores vulnerability and memory through experimental mixed media portraiture. She aims to challenge you and encourage you to look deeper into the painting than just the portrait itself.

SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER

Marcelina Amelia, Liberty Gallery, Stand F2, 3 - 6pm

Join rising star, Marcelina, who explores self-acceptance and representations of female sexuality, gender, migration, and society. Her quirky and unexpected work mean she’s one to watch.

SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER

Maria Rivans and Bonnie and Clyde, Liberty Gallery, Stand F2, 11 - 2pm

Join two prolific collage artists as they re-create their shared studio space in Brighton as a pop-up at the fair, exploring intricate techniques with outstanding results.

Laura Fishman, Mint Art Gallery, Stand K5, 3 - 6pm

Laura enjoys mimicking the flow in nature, reminiscent of minerals like marble and agate. Her interest in abstraction allows the freedom to interpret through her own creative lens.

 

WORKSHOPS, TALKS & TOURS

Creative studio 
 

Whether you fancy getting hands-on and creative, want to find out more about the artist behind the masterpiece, or are on the lookout for expert advice on art and interior design, there is certainly something for everyone this autumn. We have worked with a whole host of amazing programme partners to give you a truly unmissable choice of workshops, talks, and tours, open to all. Plus, pick up a free family pack filled with activities from the Creative Studio or Info Desk.


All workshops are free of charge and take place in the Creative Studio unless otherwise stated. Children must be accompanied at all times. All materials are provided.

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THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER

Textual Exploration, 12 - 1pm

Lose yourself in a multicoloured text painting in the style of '90s artist Peter Davies. Working simply with felt-tip pens and neon highlighters, illustrator and Central Saint Martins Short Courses tutor, Laura McKendry will lead you on a colourful journey of your inner consciousness. A mindful exercise resulting in a vibrant piece of personal contemporary art. Before you leave, make sure you also add your mark to our own Hot One Hundred collaborative piece.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

90s Neon Portraits, 1.30 - 2.30pm

Join illustrator and Central Saint Martins Short Courses tutor, Laura McKendry, to create a portrait in the style of YBA, Gary Hume. On this occasion, rather than working in his iconic household gloss paint, we will collage with bright, glossy paper to create abstracted depictions of famous faces. We will look at the process of abstraction, simplifying an image, and the creation of form using only two or three colours. Expect big, bold and bright!
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Tour du Jour, 2 - 2.30pm

Join us for our daily tour looking at pieces selected for our curated walls, with today’s tour focusing on artwork Inspired by '90s pop culture. Come along to find out a little more about the artists and processes behind the pieces at the fair.
Meet at the Info Desk. For adults.

Spice Up Your Life, 3 – 4.30pm

Because we simply couldn’t celebrate the ‘90s without some Spice Girls! Join us for a drop in and draw session inspired by this iconic girl gang.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Timeless Trends, 3 – 3.30pm

Join home-improvement heroes, Craig & Rose, as they discuss the good, bad, and ugliest interior trends since 1990. With 200 years of experience, they’ll ensure you never regret a décor decision again. Your art collection will last a lifetime, learn how to decorate timelessly to suit it.
In the Talks Lounge. For adults.

Home Improvement Hacks, 4 – 4.30pm

Join Britain’s oldest paint pioneers, Craig & Rose, for advice on how to take paint beyond the walls and into the rest of the home. Upcycling is a sustainable and cost-effective way of improving a room so that it’s as unique as you. So whether you’ve chosen to improve rather than move, or want to make your rented flat a little more ‘you’, join us to learn about harnessing your creativity to do just that.
In the Talks Lounge. For adults.

FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER

Changing Calligraphy, 12 - 1pm

In this workshop led by calligrapher and Central Saint Martins Short Courses tutor, Alice Mazzilli, you will discover the story behind our alphabet and have a go at historical script using traditional and modern calligraphy tools. See the journey of a word and how it changed from the Romans to modern days.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Graffiti and the Alphabet, 1.30 - 2.30pm

What is graffiti? Join lettering artist and Central Saint Martins Short Courses tutor, Alice Mazzilli, as you have a go at creating your own evolution of the western alphabet focusing on the human and artistic side of it. This subject will encourage to create a conversation about the future of writing.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Tour du Jour, 2 - 2.30pm

Join us for our daily tour looking at pieces taken from our curated walls, with today’s tour focusing on prints under £500. Come along to find out a little more about the artists and processes behind the pieces at the fair.
Meet at the Info Desk. For adults.

Illustrating the '90s, 3 - 4.30pm

Join London Fine Art Studios tutor Jon for a drop-in illustration workshop. Jon is a professional artist and illustrator and will lead the group through an illustration class, referencing classic '90s imagery, think The Simpsons and Beavis & Butthead. This is a hands-on tutored workshop and gives you the opportunity to try out Jon's techniques for yourself.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Starting or Building your Collection with Own Art, 3 – 3.30pm

Join our gallery Q&A to discover ways to start or build a collection of artwork you love at the fair.
In the Talks Lounge. For all ages.

Starting or Building your Collection with Own Art, 4 –4.30pm

Don’t miss out on tips and tricks for building your art collection in this informal discussion with participating galleries.
In the Talks Lounge. For all ages.

Drop in and Draw, 5 - 6.30pm

Join London Fine Art Studios founder Ann Witheridge for a drop-in drawing workshop. Using bright pastel colours from the '90s, Ann will guide you through her drawing techniques and how best to introduce and enhance a piece of artwork with colour. This is a hands-on tutored workshop and gives you the opportunity to try out Ann's techniques for yourself.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER

Spice Up Your Life, 12 – 1.30pm

Because we simply couldn’t celebrate the ‘90s without some Spice Girls! Join us for a drop in and draw session inspired by this iconic girl gang.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Tour du Jour, 2 - 2.30pm

Join us for our daily tour looking at pieces taken from our curated walls, with today’s tour focusing on artwork inspired by '90s colour. Come along to find out a little more about the artists and processes behind the pieces at the fair.
Meet at the Info Desk. For adults.

Nineties, Noughties and Now!, 2 - 3.30pm

Join Amanda Callis, director of Cool it Art for a large scale collaborative piece encapsulating the best bits of the past few decades. Personal memories will be intertwined giving an overview of the last 20 years and what they've meant to different Individuals creating a rich tapestry of imagery.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

The 1990s are Back…As If!, 3 - 3.30pm

Subcultural turmoil, youth dissatisfaction, indie music-making: these pillars of the 1990s have resurfaced as we approach the end of another decade. If you’re clueless about these changes, join Dr Matteo Augello, lecturer of Cultural and Historical Studies at London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins Short Courses tutor, to discover why we have become so nostalgic.
In the Talks Lounge. For adults.

Future Perfect, 4 - 4.30pm

What did the future look like in the 1990s? The Millennium Bug was just one of the many dystopian technological sceneries imagined twenty years ago. How much of the 1990s future actually happened? Come and discover with Dr Matteo Augello, Central Saint Martins Short Courses tutor and lecturer of Cultural and Historical Studies at London College of Fashion.
In the Talks Lounge. For adults.

Recycling Art, 4 - 5.30pm

Have fun whilst recycling! Join Paperbirds Art Club founder Barbara Roessler as you make a wall hanging out of coloured plastic, cardboard, foil, wool, bubble wrap and foam. Get inspired by our creative studio and create something inspired by '90s colour, shape and design. Let your creativity flow and leave with a unique creation.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER

Paper Sculptures, 12 - 1.30pm

Join Paperbirds Art Club founder, Barbara Roessler as you make your very own paper sculpture, whilst adding to one larger paper city display. Learn new techniques about how to work with paper, using '90s inspired colours and start exploring, letting your imagination run wild.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Tour du Jour, 2 - 2.30pm

Join us for our daily tour looking at pieces taken from our curated walls, with today’s tour focusing on finds under £500. Come along to find out a little more about the artists and processes behind the pieces at the Fair.
Meet at the Info Desk. For adults.

20 at 20, 2 - 3.30pm

Create your own mosaic-like artwork of your favourite elements of the Affordable Art Fair on our 20th birthday with the help of Amanda Callis, Director of Cool it Art. 20 squares in total creating a grid of individual experiences creating your own top 20 hits of the Affordable Art Fair.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Influence of Music on Fashion in the 1990s, 3 - 3.30pm

Join Pigalle Tavakkoli, fashion historian at Central Saint Martins Short Courses, as she unpicks the influence of music on fashion in the 1990s. Take a closer look at the style tribes that emerged from the sounds of the streets, ranging from grunge to goth, hip hop to Madchester, and their continuing influence on fashion today.
In the Talks Lounge. For adults.

Future of Storytelling, 4 - 4.30pm

This talk by senior experience designer at Central Saint Martins Short Courses, Pigalle Tavakkoli, will explore the role of storytelling in building human connections throughout history, and whether the power of stories will keep pace or be eroded by technological developments such as augmented and virtual reality.
In the Talks Lounge. For adults.

Spice Up Your Life, 4 – 5.30pm

Because we simply couldn’t celebrate the ‘90s without some Spice Girls! Join us for a drop in and draw session inspired by this iconic girl gang.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.



FOOD & DRINK

Food & Drink 
 
CAFÉ

Kick back and relax in our Café overlooking the fair, whether it’s a coffee and cake pit stop or you’re looking for something more substantial, Benugo have got you covered. With an exciting selection of hot and cold dishes, the new Mediterranean-inspired salads are definitely not to be missed!

CHAMPAGNE & SEAFOOD BAR

What better way to toast your new purchase than with a glass of the good stuff and a fresh seafood platter in our central Champagne & Seafood Bar. Take a seat and watch the buzz of the fair build around you as you sip on one of the cocktails on offer, or simply tuck into a delicious plate of smoked salmon as you mull over your next move.



OWN ART

Wondering how to make owning art even more affordable?

Spread the cost of your chosen artwork in interest-free instalments with galleries using the Own Art scheme.

What is Own Art?

Own Art is a national initiative that makes buying contemporary art affordable by providing interest-free loans for the purchase of original work. Borrow from as little as £100 up to £25,000 and pay it back over 10 or 20 months, completely interest-free.

How to find eligible artworks at the fair

Look out for the Own Art logo on participating gallery stands, or visit the Own Art stand to discover more about the scheme.

How long does the application process take?

The process will take no more than 15 minutes and you’ll receive a decision immediately. All you need to get started is ID and proof of address, so make sure to bring them with you!

Visit the Own Art team at the top of the stairs on the Mezzanine. 

 

For more information on Own Art and answers to FAQs visit:

ownart.org.uk

Own Art




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