BATTERSEA SPRING 2020 PROGRAMME
Be one of the first to explore our world of contemporary art on Wednesday 11 March from 5.30 – 9.30pm. Enjoy a complimentary drink and live DJ whilst you browse the original art on offer, all in support of our Charity Beneficiary, Perspective Project.
Perspective Project is a London-based charity using art and creativity to tackle mental health stigma, providing a therapeutic, creative outlet for individuals affected by mental health. Since their foundation in 2017, Perspective Project have shared the work of over 200 artists from around the world, all with lived experience of mental health issues, creating in many styles and mediums.
The digital gallery is a portal for individuals to understand, and empathise with mental health through art, poetry and writing. Our corporate work, galleries, exhibitions, pop-up events and workshops are catalysts for people to share their own experiences, to learn about mental health from one another, and to experience the benefit of hands on creativity in improving mental wellbeing.
Speed Portraiture, 7 - 8.30pm
Think speed dating without the awkward conversation and painting without the hours of sitting… No need to be the next Picasso either! Join our charity beneficiary, Perspective Project, for this fun artist-led session suitable for all abilities.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.
Join us on Thursday 12 March 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.
Don’t miss out on a visit out on a visit to our Print Studio, where we’ll be celebrating the art of printmaking all week. Run by Artichoke, a professional printmaking studio and gallery based in London for over 20 years, you’re in safe hands with their expertise. Artichoke is committed to publishing, promoting, making and teaching printmaking to all, so drop by and you might even go home with a brand-new skill!
Drop in Drypoint Printing
Thursday - Saturday, 12, 2 & 4pm
Sunday, 12 & 2pm
The expert printmakers at Artichoke 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.
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, so pop in to watch a piece created before your very eyes!
Stay tuned to discover which artists will be taking part.
At Battersea Spring this March, we are celebrating the art of playful prints & extraordinary editions. 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 will be something for everyone of all ages and abilities this spring.
Drop into a workshop, talk, or daily tour for inspiration, or follow our curated trail of printmakers around the fair. Don’t forget to pick up a free family pack filled with children’s activities from the Creative Studio or Info Desk!
All sessions are free of charge, open to all, and take place in the Creative Studio unless otherwise stated. Children must be accompanied at all times. All materials are provided.
Keep your eyes peeled, details are being announced very soon.
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 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.
For more information on Own Art and answers to FAQs visit: