Charity Private View
For a first look at all the art on offer this year, make sure you join us on Wednesday 19 October from 5.30 – 9.30pm. Enjoy a complimentary drink whilst you peruse the artwork at our evening view in support of our charity partner Barnardo’s.
We are delighted to be supporting the work of Barnardo’s at this year’s fair. Barnardo’s believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. They ensure their needs are met and their voices heard. Art therapy is used as a tool in a large percentage of their services, as part of the therapeutic toolkit for dealing with a wide range of issues that the children, and young people they support, experience. Help them continue this vital work by purchasing Charity Private View tickets directly from Barnardo’s by calling 020 8498 7158 or online here.
Join us at our Late View on Thursday 20 October from 5.30 – 9.30pm for an evening of great art! Peruse the beautiful selection on offer with a complimentary drink in hand from our wine partner, Dark Horse Wine.
We want to inspire everyone to fall in love with art and what better way to do this than to let you have a go yourself! We have a variety of talks, tours and hands-on workshops for all ages and abilities, whether you are a complete beginner or just want to try something new. All activities are free of charge and unless otherwise stated take place in the Creative Studio.
Drop in and Draw: Strange Fruit. Thursday, 11am – 3pm
Fruit has been a source of inspiration for artists for a long time; displaying wealth, the exotic and as a means to impress. It is a subject that continues to inspire today and has been well depicted from Dutch still lifes to contemporary practice such as the decaying forms of Anya Gallaccio. Drop in and make art inspired by this very symbolic motif – or just create your own still life! For all ages.
Drop in and Draw: Let’s go POP. Friday, 11am – 3pm
A creative drop in session for all ages and abilities. We’ll have references on hand to help you create artwork inspired by the soup cans of Warhol, the simplistic forms of Patrick Caulfield and Michael Craig-Martin and more, all inspired by food and popular culture. For all ages.
Drop in and Draw: Sugar and Spice and All Things Nice. Saturday, 10am – 1pm
Do you have a sweet tooth? Then you’ll no doubt be inspired by Claes Oldenburg’s giant ice creams or Wayne Thiebaud’s paintings of lollies and cakes! Drop in and let your imagination run wild! For all ages.
Drop in and draw: Surreal Cuisine. Sunday, 10am – 1pm
From Magritte to Archimboldo’s head, food has been used to depict the absurd, the dreamlike and the fantastical. You’ll never look at food in the same way again! Drop in and find everything you need to inspire you to create your own surrealist artwork. For all ages.
KIDS AND FAMILIES
Pick up a free Activity Pack from the Creative Studio, filled with drawing materials and an activity booklet on the theme of ‘art and food’ to keep children aged 4-11 entertained while they discover art in fun new ways! Outside of workshop times, the Creative Studio is a drop in space for all ages to get creative. All workshops are free of charge and take place in the Creative Studio unless stated otherwise. Children must be accompanied all times.
Tutti Frutti. Saturday & Sunday, 2pm
Join Sunny Art Centre tutor Yinjie Sun for a family friendly workshop using the brightly coloured fruit and flowers from Chinatown as inspiration. For families.
Thursday – Saturday, 12, 2 & 4pm. Sunday, 12 & 2pm
Artichoke Printmakers bring their Brixton Studio to Battersea! From rollers to ink, toy cars to flasks and caulking guns find all sorts of printmaking paraphernalia to inspire you to create original drypoint masterpieces.
TALKS & TOURS
Talk and Tasting. Thursday, 7pm
Wine has inspired many an artist, not only through sustenance but also through subject matter. Join Ann Witheridge as she explores the representation of wine in art, coloured with tastings of Dark Horse wines.
Own Art Tours. Daily, 3pm
Fancy starting a collection but don’t know where to start? Own Art will take you on a tour of member galleries and share some tips to help you get started. Meet at the Info Desk. Don’t forget that Own Art also have instalment plans. So if you’re a first time buyer and are worried about managing payments, make the most of your fair experience and check out our Fair First Timers article full of lots of helpful advice and tips.
Sunday Sofa Sessions
April Russell: The Art of Interiors. 1pm
Join April Russell on behalf of the British Institute of Interior Design as she discusses what to consider when choosing art for your home. In the Talks Lounge.
Recent Graduates. 3pm
Recent Graduates’ Curator, Medeia Cohan, will discuss her pick of this year’s art school finds and how to start investing in art. One or two of the featured artists will also introduce their work. In the Talks Lounge.
The Economist VR Experience
Thursday – Sunday during normal opening hours in the Café
A tour of the virtual Mosul Museum in Iraq to showcase the work of Rekrei, a heritage project dedicated to restoring lost cultural heritage through photogrammetry and 3D modelling.