The Affordable Art Fair is back in London : Battersea Park (25-28 Oct) and Hampstead Heath (1-4 Nov). And then Bristol in Spring 2013.
I have now been a few times to Battersea and Hampstead art fair and every time I really enjoy. You don’t need to buy anything, you can just go and have a look. Everything is under £4000, not affordable for everyone but you will also find some prints for £30.
A few tips from the Evening Standard, Wed 17 October 2012: – Buy originals (they are signed and are numbered) rather than reproduction, – Frame them properly (there are many frame shops around the country who can help you with that, it’s not always cheap but you will keep your print longer), – Find the right space (away from direct light is best), and – Hang it well (amid a patchwork of prints or on its own, height depend on your furniture but eye-height is best).
Back to the Art fair, they also have workshops and children activities (goods for adults as well). See link above for schedule. I have 2 ‘beautiful’ prints, proudly hang on the wall, done by myself at the print workshops in Hampstead. The workshops are free, you just need to check the time and make sure you get there a few minutes early to have a seat.
There is also a free creche, which operates on a first come, first served basis.
You can buy your tickets at the door but it’s cheaper to buy them online. A little tip, if you buy anything, make sure you get on the gallery’s email list to get free tickets for the spring fair and the next autumn one.
Me & The Boys.