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HAMPSTEAD 2019 PROGRAMME

 

Creative Studio

 

CHARITY PRIVATE VIEW

Be one of the first to explore the eclectic range of works on Wednesday 8 May 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, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families.

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF) have been pioneering better mental health care and support for children and their families for over 65 years. AFNCCF are the only children’s mental health charity to combine research and innovation, clinical practice, and training and dissemination to improve the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of mental health provision for children and young people in the United Kingdom. They believe that every child and their family should be at the heart of the care they receive, working in partnership with professionals. Their vision is a world in which children, young people and their families are effectively supported to build on their own strengths and achieve their goals in life.

Talking Mental Health, 6 – 7pm

Join our Charity Beneficiary, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, for an opportunity to explore more ways to approach taking about mental health through creative outlets. With their Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools team, you’ll be thinking about the importance of finding fresh ways to express yourself.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Small Acts of Self-Care, 7 – 7.30pm

Join Sophie Scott, editor and founder of Balance, as she shares handy tips and tricks for daily mindful rituals to calm your thoughts and make the time to relax.
In the ReBalance Room. For adults.

Book your tickets to our Charity Private View here »

 

LATE VIEW

Join us on Thursday 9 May 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. 

Pop-up Cinema: The Ponds, 7 – 8.30pm

The Ponds is a new observational documentary following the swimmers who take the waters all year round at the three enigmatic ponds – the Ladies’ Pond, the Mixed Pond and the Men’s Pond – on Hampstead Heath. Sit back, complimentary drink in hand, and enjoy the film in the location that it celebrates! The Ponds is about much more than taking a dip in the cool water – it’s about life, death and everything in between.
In the ReBalance Room. Certificate 12A.

Painting Masterclass, 7.30 – 8.30pm

Grab a complimentary drink and join Obby, London’s leading learning provider as Cristiano Di Martino helps you to focus on shape and form with painterly techniques.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

 

NOT TO BE MISSED!

Print studio

Made in Arts London

Made in Arts London have made a welcome return for the seventh instalment of their not-to-be-missed showcase of the hottest talent coming out of Europe's largest arts institution, University of the Arts London. This year’s exhibition entitled Imagined Landscapes explores the visual representation of reconstructing a space, both in reality and the imagined, creating an exciting and visually arresting collection of work.

Live Art

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!

Jackson's Open Painting Prize

Now in its fourth year, Jackson’s Open Painting Prize is renowned for the diversity of its submissions, supporting artists at different stages of their careers, and showcasing current artistic practices. We are thrilled to welcome them back for a second year to display a selection of inspiring work by the finalists at the Affordable Art Fair! All works on display at the fair are available for purchase. For more information, ask at the Info Desk.

Rubbish Portraits

Join Lucie Sheridan in the Rubbish Portrait Booth where you’ll be able to purchase a quick, while-you-sit, brilliant brush and ink portrait, made by an illustrator with over 18 years of experience. They’re not rubbish but actually very good! It’s her version of the familiar photo booth, but far more exciting and unique. Just remember…no smiling, please.
Purchase a £20 Rubbish Portrait at the Info Desk.

Print Studio

Thursday – Saturday: 12, 2 & 4pm
Sunday: 12 & 2pm
Explore the positive impact that printmaking can have on your mental health with Printmakers in Residence as they bring their popular garden roller press to the fair. Visit their calming haven, let your imagination run wild, and make your own relief print to take home.
This activity is suitable for all ages and abilities.

ReBalance Room

New for 2019, we’ve joined forces with Balance, the go-to for inspiration on how to live well, to create the ReBalance Room – a space dedicated to discovering the art of wellbeing, including expert-led yoga and breathwork classes.

Click here to find out more, and to book your workshop slots in advance »

 
Creative studio 
 

WORKSHOPS, TALKS & TOURS

This summer, we are immersing ourselves in the importance of arts and wellbeing through a variety of events and workshops exploring mindfulness. From calming collaging to a daily dose of yoga, if you’re looking for a chance to unwind amidst the fun of the fair, we’ve got you covered. Expand your horizons and get creative in the process! Outside of workshop times, the Creative Studio will be open with art supplies on hand for all ages to drop in and draw. Kids aged 4 – 11 can pick up a free Family Activity Pack from the Creative Studio or the 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.

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THURSDAY 9 MAY

Morning Mindfulness, 11.30am – 12.00pm

Start your day the relaxing way with a calming introduction to a few tranquil pieces from the eclectic range of work to be found at the fair. Joining Jules Doyle, Creative Founder of Blank White Space, you’ll be learning how to approach art mindfully to benefit your mental wellbeing in the home.
Meet in the ReBalance Room. For adults.

Calming collages, 12 – 1pm

Explore the shapes and lines that compose the human figure with illustrator and Central Saint Martins short course tutor, Connie Lim. Everybody is different and shaped beautifully in their own way, so learn how the human body is formed via a step-by-step process using graphic cut outs and lines to create your own unique figures in a relaxed, collaborative environment.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Picasso Portraiture, 1.30 – 2.30pm

Join Central Saint Martins short course tutor, Connie Lim, on a journey to explore human anatomy through the abstract eye of Picasso. We will be using pastels, charcoals and your imagination to create large portraits. There will be a focus on techniques, including line, shape and gradient, with an emphasis on proportion and building values to help create your own Picasso vision.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Tour du jour, 2 – 2.30pm

Join Made in Arts London Coordinator Katie Hughes for an exploration of this year’s theme, Imagined Landscapes, an insight into curation, and more about the artists and processes behind the works at the fair.
Meet at the Info Desk. For adults.

And Breathe: Reasons to Change your Life with Art, 3 – 3.30pm

Join us for an insight into the powerful effects that art can have on your wellbeing. We’ll be calling on the expertise of a British Institute of Interior Design Member, to learn a little about the importance of embracing our creative sides, or even simply admiring those who do.
In the ReBalance Room. For adults.

Art as Escapism, 3 – 4.30pm

Join Collage Club’s Stephanie Hartman in a celebration of surrealism, conjuring up an imaginative and profound creation inspired by Eileen Agar’s work. Using mt Masking Tape, find all the tools and tips you’ll need to release your creative inhibitions!
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

And Breathe: Reasons to Change your Life with Art, 4 – 4.30pm

Join us for an insight into the powerful effects that art can have on your wellbeing. We’ll be calling on the expertise of a British Institute of Interior Design Member, to learn a little about the importance of embracing our creative sides, or even simply admiring those who do.
In the ReBalance Room. For adults.

FRIDAY 10 MAY

Morning Mindfulness, 11.30am – 12.00pm

Start your day the relaxing way with a calming introduction to a few tranquil pieces from the eclectic range of work to be found at the fair. Joining Jules Doyle, Creative Founder of Blank White Space, you’ll be learning how to approach art mindfully to benefit your mental wellbeing in the home.
Meet in the ReBalance Room. For adults.

Wellbeing in the Wilderness, 12 – 1pm

Join Central Saint Martins graduate and artist R.M Sánchez-Camus who will be exploring how mindfulness is found in the influential painterly styles of the Fauvist and Impressionists. Work together to create your own personal landscape painting in dry pastels, understanding how stroke, colour and subject all form part of the mental and physical landscape. This is an opportunity to think about your own safe spaces and bring them to life in an accessible and engaging art session. The workshop will demonstrate how art has the power to promote health and well-being while also learning about history and creative techniques.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Landscapes of the Mind, 1.30 – 2.30pm

R.M Sánchez-Camus, artist and Central Saint Martins graduate, will be looking at creative ways to develop a pen and ink drawing that combines self-portraiture with a landscape of our inner minds. This fun and creative workshop will explore drawing styles and how to represent our inner thoughts and ideas on paper. No drawing experience necessary, the session is an opportunity to be bold, to think outside the box, to journey into your inner mind and map it out on paper.  The session will help bring to life the many ways to explore self-portraiture, while spending time looking at ourselves from the inside and out.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Escape with Art: Creating a life better lived, 3 - 3.30pm & 4 - 4.30pm

Join British Institute of Interior Design Member, Kia Stanford, for a thought-provoking discussion on the arts and wellbeing, learning more about how to weave art into small acts of self-care for long-term positive effects. With evidence to suggest that the arts keep us well, aid recovery, and support longer lives, better lived, we’ll be asking for top tips on how to take a little time to embrace our creative sides, or even simply admire those who do.
In the ReBalance Room. For adults.

Calming Kaleidoscopes, 5 – 6.30pm

If you’d like to get your weekend off to a peaceful start, join Hampstead School of art for a celebration of how calming colours can be. Taking inspiration from New York-based artist, Amy Cheng Cheng, release your creative inhibitions and layer geometric patterns together to create a visually captivating blend of textures. Explore different tones and patterns to create a miniature masterpiece.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

SATURDAY 11 MAY

Morning Mindfulness, 11.30am – 12.00pm

Start your day the relaxing way with a calming introduction to a few tranquil pieces from the eclectic range of work to be found at the fair. Joining Jules Doyle, Creative Founder of Blank White Space, you’ll be learning how to approach art mindfully to benefit your mental wellbeing in the home.
Meet in the ReBalance Room. For adults.

How to turn a Bad Day into a Good Drawing, 12 – 1.30pm

Focusing on the transformational impact of artistic practise on mental wellbeing, doodle your worries away using Tombow ABT Brush Pens. Gain inspiration from the works of Georges Braque and join Maria Ines for a chance to learn more about art as a form of therapy.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Common Ground, 12 - 4pm

Art galleries are increasingly becoming places that people visit to improve their health and well-being. We have a duty to make these spaces more welcoming and a place where more meaningful encounters can occur. On The Mend invite you to meet new people and find things you have in common with them. We will tie this into a knot rug, creating a literal common ground of shared experiences.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Reflective Parenting, 1 – 1.30pm

Join our Charity Beneficiary, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, for an exploration of how to talk about mental health within your family, led by Sheila Redfern, Head of Specialist Trauma and Maltreatment Services.
In the ReBalance Room. For all ages.

Tour du Jour, 2 – 2.30pm

Join Made in Arts London Coordinator Katie Hughes for an exploration of this year’s theme, Imagined Landscapes, an insight into curation, and more about the artists and processes behind the works at the fair.
Meet at the Info Desk. For adults.

Family Art Therapy, 2 – 3.30pm

Join our Charity Beneficiary, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families for a workshop to showcase how the Specialist Trauma and Maltreatment services team utilise different forms of creative activities to work with families in a therapeutic setting.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Purposeful Play, 3 – 3.30pm

Discover different approaches on how ‘to be and to dare’, to feel more creative, real and alive! Whether you are a beginner to creative practice, an exhibiting artist or just curious, you can join Mary Caddick, from Central Saint Martins short courses, while she talks about creativity and her creative process workshops.  Mary’s training combines art, design and art therapy, with teaching and learning that is informed by psychoanalytic thinking and therapeutic practice. This talk will offer insights to support individual creative exploration. How creative are you feeling? Come and join the discussion.
In the ReBalance Room. For adults.

Creativity and Wellbeing, 4 - 4.30pm

What is your definition of creativity? In this talk Mary Caddick, Art Therapist and short course tutor at Central Saint Martins, will be sharing her thoughts on creativity and the creative process in relation to health and well-being.  Inspiration and ideas on creativity will be presented from the perspectives of psychoanalysts, artists and students.  We invite you to join us and share your understanding of creativity, and how to nurture the relationship that exists between arts and health in this lively discussion.  Anthony Gormley concluded his recent BBC documentary How Art Began with, "It’s the art that makes us: through doing it, seeing it, participating in it in some way, we become fully ourselves."
In the ReBalance Room. For adults.

Therapeutic Dharma Wheels, 4 - 5.30pm

If you’re looking for an opportunity to unwind, join Hampstead School of Art and learn more about the spiritual meaning behind mandalas. Used as a therapeutic tool to help meditation, designing your own can be both inspirational and therapeutic. Come along to draw your own, exploring colour and shapes to express yourself, find your creative side, or simply relax.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

SUNDAY 12 MAY

Morning Mindfulness, 11.30am – 12.00pm

Start your day the relaxing way with a calming introduction to a few tranquil pieces from the eclectic range of work to be found at the fair. Joining Jules Doyle, Creative Founder of Blank White Space, you’ll be learning how to approach art mindfully to benefit your mental wellbeing in the home.
Meet in the ReBalance Room. For adults.

Doodle-a-day, 12 – 1.30pm

As doodling is a known stress reliever which can enhance memory, creativity, and concentration, this is the perfect opportunity to let go of your creative inhibitions and get your Sunday off to a steady start. Using Tombow ABT Brush Pens, join Nina Fuga for a freeing and fun introduction to drawing.
In the Creative Studio. For adults.

Common Ground, 12 - 4pm

Art galleries are increasingly becoming places that people visit to improve their health and well-being. We have a duty to make these spaces more welcoming and a place where more meaningful encounters can occur. On The Mend invite you to meet new people and find things you have in common with them. We will tie this into a knot rug, creating a literal common ground of shared experiences.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.

Jackson’s Open Painting Prize Panel, 1 – 1.30pm

Join the Jackson’s Competitions team alongside a selection of the community of artists and expert judges involved with the prize to gain a further understanding of the structure, aims and intentions of the competition, and learn about the processes behind the art on display at the fair!
In the ReBalance Room. For all ages.

Talking Mental Health, 2 – 3.30pm

One last chance to join our Charity Beneficiary, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, for an opportunity to explore more ways to approach taking about mental health through creative outlets.
In the ReBalance Room. For all ages.

Imagined Landscapes Q&A, 3 – 3.30pm

Central Saint Martins Course Leader MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise, Andrew Marsh, will explore the work of Lizzie Reid, Chloe Bowman and Chloe Kelly - three exciting young artists from Made in Arts London. They will discuss their work being shown in the ‘Imagined Landscapes’ exhibition, which has considered both internal landscapes and psychological states, as well as their interpretation of the world surrounding them.
In the ReBalance Room. For adults.

Imagined Landscapes Q&A, 4 - 4.30pm

Central Saint Martins Course Leader MA Arts and Cultural Enterprise, Andrew Marsh, will explore the work of Lisa Pettibone and Eva He - two exciting young artists from Made in Arts London. They will discuss their work being shown in the ‘Imagined Landscapes’ exhibition, which is exploring the visual representation of reconstructing a space, both in reality and the imagined.
In the ReBalance Room. For adults.

Mindful Mandalas, 4 - 5.30pm

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than to settle down and give yourself a creativity break before the week ahead. Join Hampstead School of art and let your imagination run wild, seeking inspiration from Elspeth McLean, a meticulous and vibrant artist who uses a calming technique, focussing on nature. Delve into the natural world, using stones and leaves as your canvas, to make a striking and intricate acrylic painting with the therapeutic repetitious process of pointillism.
In the Creative Studio. For all ages.



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, or visit Stand D14 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. All you need to get started is ID and proof of address, so make sure to bring them with you!

For more information on Own Art and answers to FAQs visit:

ownart.org.uk

Own Art


FOOD & DRINK

Hampstead cafe

CAFÉ

Kick back and relax in our Café overlooking the ponds, 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!

BAR

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.

STREET FOOD

Dough & Deer are bringing their Mobile Land Rover Pizzeria to the Heath! Head out to the entrance where you’ll find fresh, wood-fired pizzas with a delicious array of toppings.

EXCLUSIVE GAUCHO DINING EXPERIENCE

Proudly situated in the Hampstead Village community, Gaucho Hampstead is a North London neighbourhood gem. We especially love the courtyard terrace – perfect for soaking up some sun and enjoying the outside barbeque! A stone’s throw from Hampstead Heath, Gaucho is also a great place to enjoy a relaxed lunch before or after your visit to the Fair.

For all you foodie art lovers out there, Gaucho and Affordable Art Fair are offering an exclusive special menu and ticket package, inclusive of a 3-course set menu, drink and a ticket to the Hampstead fair at the very special rate of £38.50 per person.

Available from 12.00 – 6.00pm, 8 – 12 May 2019. Check out the menu here.

For booking and enquiries, please call 0207 925 3900 or email centres@gauchorestaurants.com quoting ‘HAMPSTEAD ART FAIR’ menu.

Gaucho Hampstead



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