Have the opening hours changed?
Yes, we have extended hours to help with social distancing. Our extended hours are as follows:
Wednesday 7 July, Charity Private View, 5.30 – 9.30pm
Thursday 8 July, 11am – 5.30pm
Thursday 8 July, Late View, 5.30 – 9.30pm
Friday 9 July, 11am – 9.30pm
Saturday 10 July, 11am – 6pm
Sunday 11 July, 11am – 6pm
Why do I need to book a timed ticket?
Timed tickets allow us to monitor the number of people in the fair and offer a safe, socially distanced experience to visitors.
How do timed tickets work?
○ Choose the date and time to suit you when purchasing your ticket.
○ Arrive anytime during the 30 minute time slot shown on your ticket. This time slot only limits your arrival time, not the duration of your visit to the fair.
○ Show your ticket on arrival – either printed or on your phone, this will be scanned by our staff at the entry.
How far in advance do I need to buy tickets?
With limited capacity, in order to secure the date / time you want, we suggest you book your tickets as soon as possible.
Do children under 16 need a ticket?
Yes, children 16 and younger also need a ticket to enter, and they must be accompanied by an adult with a timed ticket.
Can I buy a timed concession ticket?
Yes, there are discounted tickets available. Concessionary tickets are available for over 60s, full time students, and those in receipt of jobseekers allowance or income support. Please bring proof of concessionary status with you to the fair.
Can I buy a ticket in person on the day?
All tickets must be purchased online in advance. If you do not have a valid ticket with you upon arrival, you may not be able to enter the fair. You will be able to check availability and book on a mobile device before joining the queue to enter if there is capacity.
Will my ticket allow me to re-enter the fair?
Unfortunately, this will not be possible due to the need to manage event capacity. To re-enter the fair safely, you will need to purchase a new timed entry ticket.
Can I change my ticket date or time after purchasing it?
See below, ‘Can I get a refund on my ticket?’.
Can I get a refund on my ticket?
Tickets are non-refundable, non-transferable and non-exchangeable. However, at our discretion, we may be able to exchange some tickets for alternative dates and times, providing we have availability. We are not able to exchange tickets which are valid for past dates or time slots.
My plans have changed and I no longer need my free ticket. What should I do?
Please cancel your ticket or let us know if you cannot attend, so that we can make your space available for someone else.
The time slot I want is sold out; do you have a waiting list?
While we would love to accommodate everyone’s ideal date and time, in order to create a socially safe environment at the fair with reduced capacity, we are not able to offer a waiting list.
Once I leave the fair, can I re-enter another time / day?
See above, ‘Will my ticket allow me to re-enter the fair?’.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
To keep our visitors, staff and exhibitors safe, on arrival we will be asking everyone to consider the following questions before entering the fair. Within the last 14 days:
○ Have you had cause to believe you have COVID-19?
○ Have you experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 such as a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste?
○ Have you been in close contact with anyone who has COVID-19 or anyone who has been showing symptoms?
○ Have you travelled from or been in close contact with anyone who has travelled from any of the UK’s ‘red list’ countries?
○ Have you not adhered to government guidelines and social distancing when not at work?
○ Have you been contacted by the NHS Track and Trace system and asked to self-isolate?
Please consider these questions before arrival as should the answer to any of these be ‘Yes’, we will kindly ask you not to enter the fair.
What social distancing and hygiene measures are you taking to make the fair safe?
Our Safe Fair Policy includes a limited capacity fair with longer hours. Entry to the fair is only permissible if you have a timed ticket. To enjoy the fair we are organising one-way routes with clear signage. To reduce contact points, all payments will be taken by card only. We will be operating an enhanced cleaning schedule along with providing hand sanitizer, face masks and temperature checks for fair visitors. Please visit our Safe Fair page for more information.
Will I need to wear a face mask?
Yes, all staff, exhibitors and attendees will be required to wear a face mask during their entire time at Battersea Evolution.
What measures are you taking to ensure your staff and galleries are kept safe?
To help keep everyone attending the fair safe, we’re following protocols laid out by the UK Government under stage 3 of the unlocking roadmap. From use of the NHS Track and Trace app, mandatory face masks, temperature checks and sanitizing of hands as you arrive, to providing hand-sanitizer, increased cleaning of the toilets and other high use areas; you can feel confident about visiting the fair. Our decreased attendance levels, timed entry and widened aisles will allow for social distancing at 2 meters and only cashless payments will be accepted by galleries and vendors to minimise contact.
Exhibitors and staff will be asked to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test no older than 3 days from the start of the fair build, and then again at a maximum of 72hr intervals throughout the run of the fair. During the fair, we will continue to perform staff wellness checks including temperature checks and, of course, any staff who are feeling unwell will be asked to stay at home. Staff will also use the NHS Track and Trace app which is requested for all visitors on site at the fair.
For the full list of COVID Safe Measures, see our Safe Fair page.
If I feel unwell on the day my ticket is booked, what should I do?
Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell.
THE FAIR EXPERIENCE
Is the fair fully accessible?
Yes, Affordable Art Fair Battersea is fully accessible for people with reduced mobility.
Will you be running the shuttle service?
Due to safety precautions, our usual shuttle buses will not be running, and visitors are asked to make their own way to the fair. For more information on how to get to the fair, see our Find us page.
Can I still buy and take art home on the same day?
Yes, we will provide a complimentary wrap station for exhibitors who have sold artworks to clients wishing to take their purchase home immediately. Additionally, in order to avoid queuing and to make the process as smooth as possible, sold artworks may be submitted to professional wrap and shipping for next day delivery by our Official Shipping Partner, The British Shop.
Can I make an advanced appointment with a gallery?
Please reach out to the gallery directly and coordinate an appointment with them. You can find gallery contact details on each of our galleries page here.
Will the café / restaurant be open?
Yes, the Café and Bar offering will be on the Mezzanine for this fair. All food and drink must be consumed seated. In the Benugo café you will be used to use an app, available via a QR code on each table, to order your refreshments. There will be plenty of seating available. Throughout the fair we will be taking cashless payments only, and contactless where possible.
Will you have wifi on site?
Yes, there is public wifi available.
Will there be a cloakroom?
No, there will be no cloakroom facilities available at this fair.
Are pushchairs allowed at the fair?
Yes, as always pushchairs are welcome, but please keep in mind there will be no Cloakroom facilities at this fair.
Will fair guides and maps be available?
Yes there will be a printed fair guide and map available to pick up onsite. To help reduce contact points, we will also be offering a digital fair guide which you’ll be able to download before coming to the fair, and print should you wish. We will also have QR code points throughout the fair so you can access the fair guide once on site as well.
Will there be a wrapping desk and delivery service?
Please see ‘Can I buy and take art home on the same day?’.
Will guided tours be taking place?
No, due to social distancing we will not be operating guided tours this edition.
Will the toilets be open?
Yes, our toilets will be open and we will be operating enhanced cleaning and providing hand sanitiser.
Are dogs allowed at the fair?
Yes, we are happy for well-behaved dogs on leads to come along and enjoy the artwork!