The Other Art Fair, the UK’s leading artist fair, is delighted to announce details of an incredible line-up for its 4th year, starting with a stunning new London location in Bloomsbury for its 8th edition which runs from 23rd – 26th April.
Victoria House marks a significant, bold development in the outlook of the Fair, with the new 22,000 sq. ft. venue allowing more space for an extended live programme and even more opportunity for the rising art stars of tomorrow to show their work direct to the public. This follows on from the roaring success of the October 2014 edition which showcased a record number of 130 unrepresented artists from around the world.
The April edition will feature a collaboration with the critically acclaimed House of Fairy Tales (HOFT) and celebrated artist Gavin Turk, who will also be the special guest artist. HOFT and Gavin will produce two specially commissioned editions for the Fair, sales of which will support the ongoing educational work of HOFT. HOFT will also make a special appearance on Saturday with an opportunity for younger visitors to join in and be an art reporter for the day with the HOFT Examiner – an art magazine about the fair made by children.
Ensuring the best hand-picked selection of emerging talent for the April edition, The Other Art Fair’s selection committee of industry experts will include Gavin Turk and Dr Stephanie Buck, Curator of Drawings at The Courtauld Gallery. Among the list of artists already confirmed for April is TOAF favourite, acclaimed collage artist Dan Hillier, who has also recently exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery, ICA and the Louvre. This edition has received a record 700 applications for which 120 artists will be selected.
The tireless commitment to championing artists and its fresh and friendly approach to producing a welcoming event for visitors has firmly established The Other Art Fair as a favourite event on the London art calendar, as well as winning it consistent praise from media and art world insiders.
2015 will see the fair grow to new heights with new partnerships, collaborations and a brand new edition to mark of the Fair’s success.
Fair Director, Ryan Stanier commented:
‘The Other Art Fair is set for its most inspiring and enjoyable year in 2015 with a brand new edition for Bristol in June - which will include renowned Urban Artist, SICKBOY as special guest artist and our ever popular October edition at Truman Brewery featuring a fantastic collaboration with artist and comedian Noel Fielding.
These are just a few of the highlights for 2015; we are really looking forward to showcasing the greatest ever number of unrepresented artists and giving our visitors a great Fair experience’
Media praise for The Other Art Fair October 2014:
‘If you feel Frieze has lost its edge, there’s always this younger, hipper artist-led alternative […] The Other Art Fair’s got hipster credentials but it’s serious about nurturing talent too’ - The Diary, Telegraph Luxury
‘Find the art stars of tomorrow’ - Freire Barnes, Time Out
‘The fair has a vibrant atmosphere, desirable art, and plenty of potential for investment’ - Melissa Scallan, Hedge Magazine
‘The Other Art Fair had some nice stuff from unrepresented artists, and the photography was very strong’ Digby Warde-Aldam, The Spectator ‘The perfect opportunity to see up and coming talent in a relaxed setting’ - Hannah Dunn, Red