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The Other Art Fair October 2018
Victoria House TOAF

The Other Art Fair will be celebrating its 30th edition by taking over two Central London locations for the first time since its launch in 2011. October 2018 will see the Fair return to the historic Victoria House in Bloomsbury, and, just across the road, the second location will also offer an exciting new programme at The College at Old Central St Martins on Southampton Row. Visitors will be greeted by a playful, psychedelic entrance installation by coveted artist Hattie Stewart in her signature doodlebombing style. Alongside a host of interactive performances, both fairs offer free kids activities, live music, a superb restaurant and bar – guaranteeing a unique and immersive experience. This year the Guest Artists are The Connor Brothers who will be creating a series of prints and two installations exploring men’s mental health in collaboration with mental health charity, Campaign Against Living Miserably, or CALM. Previous Guest Artists include Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk, Martin Parr, Polly Morgan and Ben Eine. The programme will include a mix of works by the highest number of artists ever exhibited at The Other Art Fair with 140 artists on the verge of global recognition exhibiting at The Other Art Fair October 2018. Featuring sculpture, works on paper, photography and painting; 140 contemporary artists have been handpicked by a respected selection committee including Cob Gallery co-founder and director Victoria Williams, arts broadcaster Kate Bryan, internationally renowned curator Emma Dean and British artist Abigail Lane. Since its launch in 2011, The Other Art Fair has welcomed more than 167,000 visitors from around the world to its fairs and facilitated total sales in excess of £5 million, while becoming an unmissable fixture of the London art scene. With its distinguished committee of experts and guest curators, The Other Art Fair has established itself as the fair of choice for London’s emerging collectors. Over 60% of clients at The Other Art Fair London 2016 edition were first time buyers. In keeping with its position as both progressive and accessible, The Other Art Fair is affiliated with the Arts Council’s ‘Own Art’ initiative. This initiative allows buyers to spread the cost of a purchase over 10 months with an interest free loan, enabling more art lovers to become collectors. Founder of The Other Art Fair, Ryan Stanier, comments: “The whole idea is to unite emerging talent with emerging buyers. We search for new artists and provide a platform for their work and enable art lovers to actually become collectors. We are devoted to nurturing this relationship.”

Author: Lisa Baker

  • Victoria House, Southampton Row, London WC1
    The College, Old Central St Martins, Southampton Row, London WC1

  • 4-7 September
  • Public Viewing Days Thursday 4 October 5 pm – 9.30 pm £10 (£8 Concessions) Friday 5 October 12 am – 9 pm Saturday 6 October 11 am – 7 pm £10 (£8 Concessions) Sunday 7 October 11 am – 6 pm £10 (£8 Concessions) Tickets bought on the door for Friday-Sunday entry cost £12 (£10 Concessions)

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