Tap into your inner creative as you and your friends enjoy a unique workshop experience in The Canvas Lab, led by local artists and makers, washed down with delicious gin cocktails courtesy of the expert mixologists at BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®.
With never-ending and mind-numbing Brexit chaos, an increase in knife and hate crime, a pantomime parliament of self-serving politicians, and a growing wealth divide, lots of us feel that England has lost it's way. Even our national flag has become a symbol of the racist far-right. It's easy to become cynical and lose faith, but behind the headlines there is another, often overlooked, story of a power shift in our communities away from the political and social elite and towards a younger and more diverse group of influential people.
Not since the seventies have young musicians, actors, poets, writers and activists been so politically active and socially aware. It's schoolchildren who are at the forefront of the fight against climate change, and it's young musicians who are highlighting racial and economic injustice. If I want to know what’s going on in the world I no longer rely primarily on the mainstream media - I ask my kids. It's they who will inherit the world and to them we should be looking for guidance as they attempt to create the one that they want to inhabit. When I talk to them I'm no longer disillusioned with the current climate but instead full of hope for our collective future.
The Connor Brothers’ new exhibition at The Other Art Fair - ‘This is England’ - is a series of portraits celebrating young inspirational people who are working towards achieving that future.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission which saw Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first men to land on the moon, the fair presents ONE SMALL STEP. Curated by Ben Moore, this special exhibition will feature 12 artists, in-line with the 12 men who have walked on the moon since 1969.
Coming straight from our July London fair, each artist was selected to transform an astronaut helmet. The lineup included Joana Vasconcelos, Mr. Brainwash, Philip Colbert, Hayden Kays, Ben Eine, Unskilled Worker and Chris Levine.
All proceeds from the sale of the helmets via online auction at Paddle 8 will go to MAG (Mines Advisory Group) whose mission is to clear landmines and unexploded bombs from conflict-affected communities, where one small step can be the difference between life and death.
Dan Hillier’s work is, for him, a fun-filled, meditative exploration and transmission of Love -- for the natural world, for people, for beauty, and most of all for the great mystery of being anything at all in the miraculous, unknowable Cosmos and human experience.
The Earth Cube will be an immersive space for people to take some time out from the hubbub of the fair, where he'll be showing two large new figurative works based on nature archetypes, alongside other objects and items. The work is being made in the spirit of questioning whether we can reconnect our modern selves with the natural world, and the great mystery from which everything arises.
Listen to Dan speak about art, nature, and communication with the timeless on this episode of The Hive Podcast with Nathalie Nahai.
Experience The Other Art Fair through a curator's eyes. Saatchi Art’s expert curators present free daily guided tours of The Fair that highlight artists with distinct styles, provide art historical context, and spotlight potential investment opportunities.
Head to the Saatchi Art stand for a free tour. Tour schedule to be announced.
Younger visitors can unleash their artistic flair and participate in creative art activities.
The fair offers free entry to children under 16.