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Creative studio at Battersea Autumn 2018



Be one of the first to explore the eclectic range of works for Spring on Wednesday 6 March 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, the NSPCC.

The NSPCC is the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. Every child deserves the best possible chance to rebuild their life after abuse. That’s why the NSPCC is here. One in 20 children in the UK has been sexually abused – the effects are devastating. The NSPCC’s service, Letting the Future In (LTFI), helps children affected by sexual abuse to recover and rebuild their lives, using creative techniques such as messy play, storytelling and art to help them express feelings they can’t put into words.

The NSPCC is delighted to be the charity partner for the Affordable Art Fair Battersea Spring edition, following a wonderfully successful partnership on the Autumn 2018 edition. The NSPCC will be located at Stand L4 where you can hear more about their LTFI service, enter their raffle to win fantastic prizes, buy some beautiful donated art and purchase fabulous NSPCC merchandise including tote bags, greeting cards, books and games. We will also be facilitating several creative workshops over the course of the Fair for guests to learn about our LTFI service in an interesting and interactive way.

Join the NSPCC in its fight for every childhood.

Book your tickets to our Charity Private View now

Art Therapy with the NSPCC, 6 – 7.30pm

Discover more about the world of art therapy, exploring the incredible effects of colour on mood, learning about expressing difficult feelings which can’t always be put into words. Unleash your creativity and learn all about the vital impact this can have to help rebuild lives and create happy, healthy futures.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Colour Paint Demonstration, 8 – 9pm

Feeling inspired by the array of art on offer at the fair and want to learn about the people and processes behind the creations? Pop into this oil and pastel demonstration with London Fine Art Studios founder, Ann Witheridge, and tutor Nneka Uzoigwe, for a chance to sit back and watch a floral flourish emerge before your very eyes.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.



Join us on Thursday 7 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. 

Bloom and Wild Bouquets, 6 – 7.15pm and 7.30 – 8.45pm

Bring art to life and create your own hand tied bouquet inspired by a floral delight at the fair with Bloom and Wild, the UK’s most loved online florist. Drink in hand, master the art of introducing colour into your home, learning all the steps in preparing, arranging and packing your blooms into your own bouquet to take home. Find out more about how to care for and make the most of your flowers, with expert advice, flowers, and materials provided.
In the Creative Studio. For adults. £45, BOOK HERE

Neon at night, 6.15 – 8.15pm

Let your imagination run wild, joining Paint Jam London for an unmissable immersive art workshop. Let go of any creative inhibitions after a long day, and paint a collaborative creation focussing on the joy of neon colour. Come along, wine in hand, for the perfect opportunity to express yourself through art.
In the Café. For adults.



James Burke, The Constant Need For Approval

Artist in Residence

Shoreditch-based multidisciplinary artist James Burke is joining us in Battersea Park as our Artist in Residence, exhibiting a selection of both installation and 2-D artworks for sale – and we can’t wait! Founder of creative studio Acrylicize, James has an entrepreneurial background and his art career continues to grow in success having participated in solo exhibitions, art fairs, and even exhibiting at the Royal Academy of Arts 250th Summer Exhibition last year. Prepare to be blown away by thought-provoking works exploring identity and the position of art in today’s commercial world.

Artist Showcases

We are delighted to welcome two Artist Showcases to Battersea Spring, who will be exploring the theme of the fair: colour. Robert Dunt from The Linda Blackstone Gallery and Dionne Cole from BEARSPACE will be creating large scale immersive installations in the entrance.

Iris Project

All day every day, available by appointment
A huge hit at Battersea Spring last year, we are excited to bring back the experimental photographic collective to the 2019 fair. With a fresh set-up and an advanced approach, have your eye photographed to create a one-of-a-kind artwork that represents both your uniqueness and your connectivity to the rest of humanity.
To book a slot, please email [email protected] with your expression of interest.

Print Village

All day every day
Our Printmakers have embarked on an exciting journey to the entrance of the fair, where you’ll be welcomed by a whole host of unique live art sessions and workshops. So whether you fancy dabbling in printmaking yourself or simply want to admire the works of those who do, join us for a celebration of this complex and diverse art-form. Keep a look out for more announcements!
For all ages.

Tour du jour

Every day at 2pm
Join members of the Affordable Art Fair team as they take you round to just a handful of their favourite artists to be found at the fair, introducing you to galleries who will be able to share a little more about the people and processes behind the art.

Live Art

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

Creative studio at Battersea Autumn 2018 


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 Spring. 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 Information 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.

View programme by day:


Creating colours, 12 – 1.30pm

For a chance to explore the versatility of colour through pigments and paints, join London Fine Art Studios tutor, Scott Pohlschmidt for an introduction into how to create a masterpiece by conveying a broad spectrum of colour with a restricted palette.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Colourful Compositions: Remembering Rothko, 2 – 3.30pm

If you’re looking for a chance to get creative but don’t know where to start, join Collage Club’s Stephanie Hartman to select a colour palette with our fun wheel of fortune. Using Rothko’s bold colours and powerful compositions for inspiration, learn how to colour-block with mt Masking Tape and create your own masterpiece. Find all the tools and tips you’ll need to release your creative inhibitions!
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Continuous portrait drawings, 4 – 5pm

Join Jana De Vos from The London Paint Studio for a portraiture class with a twist, creating new shapes and impressions using one simple rule: no lifting the pencil from the page! This fluid technique will allow you to be more expressive and comfortable with unconventional mark making methods.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.


Colours Masterclass, 12 – 1.30pm

Join London Fine Art Studios for a celebration of colour inspired by our walk to the fair through Battersea Park. Focusing on a delightful nature themed still-life, learn how to master expressing yourself with pastels, focusing on shape and tone to create an explosion of floral fun.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Colourful Compositions: Making a Mondrian, 2 – 3.30pm

Join Collage Club’s Stephanie Hartman for a bold and brilliant colour-blocking collage masterclass. Focussing on the works of Mondrian for inspiration, learn about power in primary colours, basic colour theory, and use our handy tools and tips to create an artwork of your own. Unleash your creativity through a celebration of complimentary and contrasting colours using mt Masking Tape!
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

The Power of Colour in your Home, 3 – 3.30pm and 4 – 4.30pm

Join Gwendoline Alderton from the British Institute of Interior Design and founder of GA interiors for an introduction to interior colour schemes that you can use successfully in your home. Showcasing the latest colour trends and sharing how to choose the perfect colours to express your personality, you’ll find out more about the art of curating a stylish and healthy home. A home that feels comfortable, a home that’s individual to you, and a home that promotes wellbeing for you and your loved ones.
In the Talks Lounge. For adults.

Starry night, 4 – 6.30pm

Watch magic come to life, creating a Van Gogh inspired masterpiece using crayons to replicate his iconic brushstrokes with London Paint Studio’s founder, Jana De Vos. This wax resist technique is simple but effective- the perfect introduction into expressing yourself through art.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.


Colourful Creations, 12 – 1.30pm

Join our Charity Beneficiary, the NSPCC, for an opportunity to express yourself with colour. Unleash your creativity, exploring different methods and tones, and learn all about the vital impact art therapy can have in helping rebuild lives and create happy, healthy futures.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Kaleidoscope of Colours, 2 – 3.30pm

Join Alice Nyong, illustrator and founder of The Mark Makers for a rainbow inspired drawing and painting workshop with Faber-Castell materials. Learn about basic colour theories, the fun of mixing a plethora of tones and hues, and how colours interact with one and other in different ways. After a few method exercises, let your imagination run riot to create bold and vibrant pieces of art, celebrating the joy of colour!
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Bridgeman Studio Award Q&A panel, 3 – 3.30pm and 4 – 4.30pm

Join Bridgeman Images and the winner of the Bridgeman Studio Award 2018, Imogen Forte, for an insight into Imogen’s travels to Cuba following her success, the difficulty and joy of the judging process, and what’s happened since the competition.
In the Talks Lounge. For adults.

Neon takeover, 4 – 5.30pm

One last chance to come along for a neon inspired free-style painting workshop with Paint Jam London, focusing on the joy of colour.  Celebrate the weekend by unleashing your creative side, exploring and expressing yourself through art.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Sunday 10 March

The NSPCC’S Postcard Workshop, 12 – 1.30pm

Unleash your creativity and create a mini-masterpiece with the NSPCC. Think about shape, colour, and different mark-making methods to design a powerful post-card. For a chance to win a super special prize, simply drop it by the NSPCC stand.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Colour pop calligraphy, 2 – 3.30pm

Join Rebecca Cahill Roots to learn brush calligraphy techniques using Tombow ABT Brush Pens. Get to grips with the basic alphabet and techniques before learning how to bring your letters to life with colour blending and shading. Rebecca will guide you through how to create watercolour washes using the pens, shading and decorative colour techniques. Open to all, you don't need to have done anything like this before to join in and put pen to paper!
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Colour and Human Psychology, 3 – 3.30pm and 4 – 4.30pm

Join Cinzia Moretti, British Institute of Interior Design member and founder of Moretti Interior Design, for a thought provoking take on the effects of colour on our minds. When combining our innate colour intuition with colour psychology, you’ll be able to learn to use colour in your environment and make use of all of its benefits through the art you find at the fair. Learn more about enhancing the relationship you have with your home by introducing colour and curating a space of your own.
In the Talks Lounge. For adults.

Marvellous mosaics, 4 – 5.30pm

Join Heart in Art Workshops for one last chance to get hands on and creative at the fair. Learn all about mosaic techniques, cutting your own choice of tiles to express yourself through colour, designing and decorating your very own ceramics to take home. This is the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill and have fun at the same time.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.


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 Stand A1 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:

Own Art



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!


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


Our pop-up Print Village was such a hit in autumn we have brought it back and made it even better for spring. Head out to the entrance where you’ll find fresh, wood-fired pizzas from Dough & Deer and Papi Churros providing traditional churros with a selection of irresistible toppings.

Feast It, Vaporetto Pizza & Papi Churros

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