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BATTERSEA SPRING 2020 PROGRAMME

 

Creative studio at Battersea Autumn 2019

 

CHARITY PRIVATE VIEW

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.

Printmaking and Prosecco, 6 – 8.00pm

Join Lavender Print School to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of lino printmaking, complimentary glass of prosecco in hand! With the guidance of professional tutors, discover something new and walk away with your very own print.
In the Print Studio. For adults.

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.

Book your tickets to our Charity Private View here »



 

LATE VIEW

Creative studio at Battersea Autumn 2019 
 

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.  

Colourful Collage, 5 – 6.30pm

Join Collage Club for a session of creative play, using mt Masking Tape to rustle up mini masterpieces inspired by Warhol’s pop art prints. You’ll be shown how to layer up the colourful tape to create bold, bright collages Andy would be proud of!
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Printmaking and Prosecco, 6 – 8.00pm

Join Lavender Print School to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of lino printmaking, complimentary glass of prosecco in hand! With the guidance of professional tutors, discover something new and walk away with your very own print.
In the Print Studio. For adults.

 

NOT TO BE MISSED



Parents and Pushchairs, Saturday 14 March, 10am – 11am

New for spring 2020, a fun and accessible way for families to enjoy the fair without the crowds. Escape the hustle and bustle with a relaxed weekend culture-fix during our dedicated Parents and Pushchairs-only early opening.

Book your tickets here »

Celebrating International Women's Day

Battersea Spring will be opening just a few days after International Women’s Day 2020, which will be honoured worldwide on Sunday 8 March. We’d like to keep the momentum going, so on Friday 13 March we're dedicating an exciting array of workshops, talks, and tours to inspirational women in the arts: Artists, curators, gallerists, collectors and many more.

See the full Friday programme here »

Recent Graduates' Exhibition

Cassie Beadle, our Recent Graduates' Exhibition curator, has selected some of the brightest and best artists from some of the UKs leading art schools, who have already a multitude of accolades and awards since their graduations last year. Focussing on a theme of Multiples, this includes a range of printing processes, alongside some extraordinary painting and sculptural practices made from a variety of materials. 

Preview some of Cassie's top picks ahead of our Spring Fair below.

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Images for first to last:
Mateauz Von Motz, Royal College of Art
Florence Hutchings, Slade School of Fine Art
Saskia Cameron, Edinburgh College of Art 
Andrew Watson, Newcastle University

Express interest in purchasing a Recent Graduate work here »

Access: Prints Curated Section Launches

New for 2020: Be among the first to experience our artistic medium focus entitled Access. Running alongside the Fair’s existing line-up of galleries, Access will explore the diverse world of prints and multiples for Battersea Spring.
 Learn more about the range of this collectable format – from linocuts to lithographs, originals to numbered editions – as we set out on a mission to demystify prints.

More info on Access: Prints here »

 

PRINT STUDIO

Creative studio at Battersea Autumn 2019 
 

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!

Wednesday 11 & Thursday 12 March
Printmaking and Prosecco,
6 – 8pm

Join Lavender Print School to immerse yourself in the wonderful world of lino printmaking, complimentary glass of prosecco in hand! With the guidance of professional tutors, discover something new and walk away with your very own print.
In the Print Studio. For adults.

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.



 

LIVE ART

Creative studio at Battersea Autumn 2019 
 

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!

THURSDAY 12 MARCH
1 – 4pm
Bob Aldous, Amanda Aldous Fine Art, Stand D11

In this watercolour demonstration by abstract artist Bob Aldous, discover the wet in wet technique and the effects on different papers and surfaces.

FRIDAY 13 MARCH
11 – 2pm
Nicole Tijoux, Retrospect Galleries, Stand H4

Tijoux’s work focusses on the visual transformations that occur when the human figure interacts with water. Come along to explore how the clash of a body and a stream of water creates an optical illusion!

3 – 6pm
Jess Quinn, Kittoe Contemporary, Stand K6

Jess’s colourful and surreal worlds reflect her struggle to survive and create in a restrictive and sometimes oppressive domestic space; the constant battle to reconcile child rearing with making art. Drop by to experience the sense of escape in her imagined worlds.

SATURDAY 14 MARCH
11 – 2pm
Astra Taylor-Todd, Linda Blackstone Gallery, Stand G2

Astra is a self-taught artist focusing on creating work with fine detail. Drawing with pen, painting with ink, and inspired by nature; Astra creates realism depicting the beauty of animals with a colourful twist.

3 – 6pm
Robert Dunt, Linda Blackstone Gallery, Stand G2

Robert’s abstract painting, prints and installations are inspired by music and explore the use of colour in a contemporary context. Robert will be inviting visitors to take part in his creation at the Live Art station, so come along and make your mark!

SUNDAY 15 MARCH
11 – 2pm
Camilla Jane-Gittins, Caiger Contemporary Art, Stand D6

Camilla is heavily influenced and continually inspired by nature and the essence of her surroundings. Her paintings are sensitive reactions to the ever-changing landscapes and the connecting visible layers of land, sea and sky.



 

WORKSHOPS, TALKS & TOURS

Creative studio at Battersea Autumn 2019 
 

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.

THURSDAY 12 MARCH

Zine Making Inspired by Tracey Emin, 12 – 1pm

Join Sketch Appeal for a fun and feisty zine making workshop inspired by Tracey Emin's iconic monoprints. This workshop is all about releasing and expressing yourself, so bring your attitude! Maybe your zine could show a side of yourself that you keep hidden, shout something that you're always thinking but never dare say... this is a chance to be bold, blunt and let it ART!
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Own Art Present: Instalment Plans, 2 – 2.30pm

Join us on this tour of Own Art galleries to hear personal insights from gallerists and discover more about how you can make the most of interest-free instalment plans when you find the perfect piece.
Meet at the Info Desk. For adults.

Demo: Oil Painting, 3 – 4.30pm

In this painting demonstration, founder of London Fine Art Studios, Ann Witheridge, explores the blurring boundaries between printmaking and oil painting. Drop by to see for yourself!
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Spark Your Imagination With Art, 3 – 3.30pm & 4 – 4.30pm

Art has been proven to increase productivity, enhance wellbeing, and help your creative thinking, so selecting the perfect artworks for your home and/or office could play a key role your success!

Join Katie Terres, COO of leading art consultancy ARTIQ, as she offers a host of exclusive tips and guidance on how to choose the right art for you and your space, from using different art to inspire different ways of working, to creating your private working haven through innovative hanging techniques. Followed by an interactive curating game and Q&A.
In the Talks Lounge. For all ages.

FRIDAY 13 MARCH

Demo: Powerful Pastels, 12 – 1pm

In celebration of the underrated female Impressionists, Ann Witheridge and Nneka Uzogwe from London Fine Art Studios will do a live pastel demonstration of a female model discussing the techniques of Mary Cassatt, who rivalled many of her male counterparts.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Portraiture Masterclass, 1.30 – 2.30pm

Led by London Fine Art Studios, master the art of pastel as you learn from the great female artists Mary Cassatt and Rosalba Carriera.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Own Art Present: Celebrating Female Galleries, 2 – 2:30pm

In celebration of International Women's Day, join Own Art for insights from an array of female gallerists and artists at the fair and discover more about how you can make the most of interest-free instalment plans for when you find the perfect piece.
Meet at the Info Desk. For adults.

Girl Power Portraits, 3 – 4:30pm

Join Sketch Appeal for a fun and interactive portrait-sketching workshop to celebrate International Women's Day 2020! You'll get to play both artist and muse, as you take a turn to pose whilst the rest of the group draw cute pocket-sized portraits of you - which you get to keep at the end! Expect a girl-powered soundtrack and some themed portrait prompts (Frida-inspired, Wonder Woman-style, Tank Girl..), which you can take or leave - or even set your own!
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

An Alternative HERstory of Art, 3 – 3.30pm

Art historian and curator, Katy Hessel (@thegreatwomenartists), will provide insight into how women were consistently breaking boundaries throughout the course of the History of Art, starting with Renaissance female artists and ending with the pre-War Surrealists, including the impact of non-Western women artists.
In the Talks Lounge. For adults.

21st Century Women in Art, 4 – 4.30pm

Join Katy Hessel, founder of hugely successful ‘The Great Women Artists’ Instagram and podcast, as she chairs this inspirational female panel on navigating the art world as a woman today. Panelists include Recent Graduates’ curator Cassie Beadle, emerging artist Lily Kemp, AWITA representative Amanda Lambert and Head of Affordable Art Fair Ecommerce Gemma Williams.
In the Talks Lounge. For adults.

Collaging Female Heroes, 5 - 6.30pm

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Collage Club! Cut, stick, rip and snip lashings of colourful mt Masking Tape and Collage Club’s stash of paper and stellar imagery to create compositions inspired by the incredible women throughout history.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

SATURDAY 14 MARCH

Family Pack Fun, 12 – 1.30pm

Come along to the Creative Studio to discover the art of printmaking and enjoy a range of family activities inspired by this delightfully diverse medium.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Tour du Jour: Prints & Editions, 2 – 2.30pm

Join Nicholas Campbell, founder of Narcissus Arts and Curator of Access: Prints, as he explores his hand-picked print highlights across the fair.
Meet at the Info Desk. For adults.

Foam Printing Mandalas, 2 – 3.30pm

Join Paperbirds to create your very own dazzling design out of foam board, and then hand paint it with rollers to print the mandala in as many colours as you like!
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Meet The Curator, 3 - 3.30pm

Join Nicholas Campbell, founder of Narcissus Arts and curator of Access: Prints, as he shines a light on the methods, materials and people that make prints such an attractive medium to collect.
In the Talks Lounge. For adults.

In Conversation with Nicholas Campbell, 4 - 4.30pm

Join Nicholas Campbell, founder of Narcissus Arts and curator of Access: Prints, and Katy Wick, founder of KTW London, as they discuss their expert tips and tricks for what to look out for when starting your art collection.
In the Talks Lounge. For all ages.

Recreating Warhol’s Soup Cans, 4 – 5.30pm

Warhol used repeat imagery and bright colours to create his famous Pop Art masterpieces. Join Mini Picassos to create your very own Campbell’s Soup Can as a mixed-media piece, using a range of collage materials and the exciting technique of mono-printing to explore the lettering of the classic soup cans made so famous by Warhol.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

SUNDAY 15 MARCH

Family Pack Fun, 12 – 1.30pm

Come along to the Creative Studio to discover the art of printmaking and enjoy a range of family activities inspired by this delightfully diverse medium.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Tour du Jour: Recent Graduates’ Exhibition, 2 - 2.30pm

Join Cassie Beadle, Recent Graduates Curator, as she takes you around some of the brightest and best emerging artists at the fair. Explaining the importance of investing in the next generation, she’ll be able to offer top tips and tricks for spotting the next one to watch!
Meet at the Info Desk. For adults.

Collaborative Cherry Blossom Printing, 2 – 3.30pm

Step into spring with Paperbirds! Contribute to this collaborative project to create a mural of cherry blossom, using lots of different printing techniques. Everyone is welcome, so come along and make your mark.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

In Conversation with Siris Hill, 3 – 3.30pm

Join our Charity Beneficiary, Perspective Project, and artist Siris Hill, as they explore the relationship between art and mental health, talking about how creating or appreciating art can support or aid recovery.
Meet at the Info Desk. For adults.

Creating Calming Comics, 4 – 4.30pm

Join Elsbeth van der Poel, artist and creator of comic WorryBoy, as she shares her journey in helping children learn about mental health through creativity and conversation. Get stuck in and discover the calming benefits of art.
Meet at the Info Desk. For all ages.

Recreating Warhol’s Soup Cans, 4 – 5.30pm

Warhol used repeat imagery and bright colours to create his famous Pop Art masterpieces. Join Mini Picassos to create your very own Campbell’s Soup Can as a mixed-media piece, using a range of collage materials and the exciting technique of mono-printing to explore the lettering of the classic soup cans made so famous by Warhol.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Worry Boy, 4 – 4.30pm

Join Elsbeth van der Poel, artist and creator of Worry Boy, as she shares her journey in helping children learn about mental health through creativity and conversation.
In the Talks Lounge. For adults.





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, our new caterers Clerkenwell Green have got you covered. With an exciting selection of hot and cold dishes, there are new Buddha bowls if you're in search of a healthy lunch or delicious cheese toasties if you're craving something a little naughtier!

CENTRAL CHAMPAGNE BAR

What better way to toast your new purchase than with a glass of the good stuff in our central Champagne Bar. Take a seat and watch the buzz of the fair build around you as you sip on one of the cocktails on offer as you mull over your next move.

CAMPARI BARS

Campari is bringing their signature Negroni and Campari G&T cocktails back to Battersea this spring. Make sure you pop along on the Wednesday or Thursday Evening's where they'll be serving them up on the house!



MUSIC

NEW RESIDENT DJ

For 2020 we're mixing it up... and introducing a new resident DJ, Eddie OTCHERE!

Eddie OTCHERE 
 

OTCHERE is a British-Ghanaian artist whose solo and collaborative projects employ photography, style, live performance and the sonic landscape to explore ideas surrounding city life, social history and art. His artistic practice juxtoposes music and the art object within art spaces, offering multiple perspectives that diversify the viewing experience. OTCHERE has exhibited, performed and presented projects at institutions within the UK and abroad including National Portrait Gallery, London. Brighton Festival, Brighton. SouthBank Centre, London. HVW8 Gallery, Los Angeles, Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles and the British Museum, London. We're delighted to have him at our DJ live at our Spring Private View and Late View.

For our International Women's Day inspired Friday Female Focus, OTCHERE has created an all-female playlist to celebrate and empower female creatives.

Listen to his playlist preview, THIRTY WOMEN, on Spotify now.



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 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:
ownart.org.uk

Own Art

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