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Creative studio at Battersea Autumn 2019 



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.

UK Fair Director Elizabeth Dellert says - “Our aim in this section is to shine a light on the methods, materials and people that make this such an attractive medium to collect, but one that is sometimes hard to navigate, or easily dismissed. I’m excited to bring this experience to bear within Access: Prints. We have a great line-up of galleries, some familiar faces and others new to the Affordable Art Fair, who will feature on themed tours and be the focus of talks and panels – informing visitors as to why prints hold not only aesthetic value but often investment potential, ultimately making prints more accessible. Which is, after-all, what this Fair is all about!”

If you fancy scrubbing up on your printmaking terms before your visit to our Fair, have a read of our blog dedicated to everything printmaking.


Meet Access: Prints’ Curator, Nick Campbell

Nick Campbell headshotOur new feature is receiving some expert curation from none other than modern and contemporary art specialist Nick Campbell. Known for his priceless advice on all things affordable art, Nick will be leading the charge for our inaugural edition of Access as he demonstrates the depth of this seriously collectable medium. 

In 2010, Nick founded Narcissus Arts, which is now the UK’s leading contemporary art consultancy specialising in modern and contemporary art under £10,000. Since then, Nicholas has helped private, corporate and commercial national and international clients buy artworks from some of the most exciting, emerging and established artistic talents on the market for a limited budget.

“Throughout my career, I have been determined to give everyone the chance to enjoy outstanding artworks at reasonable prices, a mission I share with the Affordable Art Fair. I bought my first artwork, a print at age 19, and ever since have aimed to spot trends, shape collections and see the reach extend to what is an ever increasingly popular medium to buy in salerooms. I’m excited to bring this experience to bear within Access: Prints.”

Here are some of Nick’s key picks of the Fair’s print selection:

DAVID SHRIGLEY I Cannot Live Without You £1,500 Screenprint, edition of 125 JEALOUSBENJAMIN THOMAS TAYLOR I Want to Jump in David Hockney's Swimming Pool With You £1,050 Photographic print, edition of 12 LIBERTY GALLERY

NANA SHIOMI Mirror Room £960 Woodblock print, edition of 30 HANGA TEN CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE PRINTS

 SUSAN MOXLEY Azure Pitharia £1,200 Monoprint, original 4IMPRESSIONS

A Taste of the Print Focus Programming

Access: Prints will be brought to life within the fair programme, including workshops to demystify the art of printmaking.

For adults, Lavender Print School will be hosting two ‘Printmaking & Prosecco’ workshops at the Private View and the Late View where visitors can enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco alongside inking and printing a lino print to take home.

For children and families, Mini Picassos will be running Warhol-inspired mixed media workshops in the Creative Studio on Saturday and Sunday, where visitors can create their very own Campbell’s soup using collage and monoprinting.

See the full line-up of workshops, talks and tours.

Image Captions:
DAVID SHRIGLEY, I Cannot Live Without You, £1,500, Screenprint, edition of 125, JEALOUS, FIND ME ON STAND B1
BENJAMIN THOMAS TAYLOR, I Want to Jump in David Hockney's Swimming Pool With You, £1,050, Photographic print, edition of 12, LIBERTY GALLERY, FIND ME ON STAND A2
NANA SHIOMI, Mirror Room, £960, Woodblock print, edition of 30, HANGA TEN CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE PRINTS, FIND ME ON STAND B4
SUSAN MOXLEY, Azure Pitharia, £1,200, Monoprint, original, 4IMPRESSIONS, FIND ME ON STAND A12

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