The London art fair that provides the chance to travel across an ocean and to another world.
On the occasion that we might head to King’s Cross, more often than not it’s for travel. It’s where we might embark on a trip to Scotland, or perhaps even further afield, to Paris. It might be for work, or it might be for a holiday. Whatever the reason, King’s Cross is a place of juncture. And this is especially true from 4 to 7 July, when The Other Art Fair is coming to the neighbourhood, specifically to West Handyside Canopy.
The Other Art Fair is an opportunity to travel, though in a less obvious sense. Here, you can expect to be transported to all sorts of different worlds and cultures through the medium of art. The fair is where independent and emerging artists demonstrate their talents and inspire audiences in a tightly curated and distinctive programme of fair features that create a platform for the ‘unexpected’.
The Other Art Fair, now in its 17th edition, is presented by Saatchi Art, and is “overflowing with creative talent”, to quote Time Out magazine.
A huge range of not only talent but also art is available, appropriate for all budgets and tastes. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, perhaps looking to start your collection, or a seasoned collector searching for a new direction, the fair presents 140 artists working in a range of styles – and with artworks starting from as little as £100.
The fair’s exciting programme includes events such as ‘Greener Future’, where you can ‘upcycle’ and revive an unloved artwork; ‘Daily Creative Workshops’, such as ‘Pride Poster Collage’ and ‘Doodle Art’ for the chance to get your creative juices flowing; a unique dining experience called ‘The Gramounce Supper Club’, which explores notions of millennial capitalism, voluntary invigilence and Instagram; and more.
And what about the artists themselves?
They have been handpicked by a committee of art experts, ensuring only the best emerging talent is displayed. At the fair, you get the chance to meet the artists and learn about their work direct – and this can come in a myriad of media, from paintings and drawings to photography, sculpture, prints, limited editions, and more.
Sounds like it’s for you? As a reminder, The Other Art Fair is taking place in King’s Cross, London at West Handyside Canopy from 4 to 7 July.
Cover image: Paul Browns, ‘Blue Figure’. Photo via The Other Art Fair