Welcome Note

WELCOME TO THE OTHER ART FAIR

The Other Art Fair was born from a realization of the disparity between a London audience eager to discover the next big thing and talented artists struggling to gain recognition. Five years and fourteen editions on, the effects of the fair's growing reputation are not only demonstrated through the support of leading individuals in the art world but also the frequency of success stories from past exhibitors.

We are delighted that so many of our artists have been successful within the traditional gallery system: as prestigious London galleries choose to represent our artists, these individuals emerge in the spotlight of the art world as the names of the future. In addition, the nature of the fair attracts artists with an entrepreneurial flair and long-term vision who recognise the value of the fair beyond artwork sales.

Thank you to all artists, visitors and friends that have supported the fair over the past five years. I look forward to welcoming you to our 15th UK edition in Spring 2017.

Ryan Stanier
Founder & General Manager

THE OTHER ART FAIR BRISTOL'S GUEST CURATOR

The Other Art Fair is a breath of fresh air in the art world. Ryan Stanier’s visionary

concept of creating a fair for artists, rather than galleries, enables independent artists to show their work and gives people the chance not only to discover a stimulating range of art under one roof but also to meet artists in person.


It’s been an inspiration to help curate this year’s fair and exciting to see so many wonderful artists come together to make this such a dynamic fair. It’s also fantastic to see a high quality fair outside London and in such a historically creative city as Bristol. This is your chance to discover exciting new artists selling their work at affordable prices before they get snapped up by galleries!


Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Art
Guest Curator


 



27-30 OCTOBER 2016: COMMUNE, SYDNEY
 

After a successful 2015 launch in Sydney, The Other Art Fair will return to the city for an exciting second edition on 27-30 October 2016.

The fair programme will be announced shortly. Keep up to date at sydney.theotherartfair.com
 



6-9 OCTOBER 2016: OLD TRUMAN BREWERY, LONDON

The Other Art Fair returns to East London's Old Truman Brewery for a massive 14th edition - save the date! 

 




THE OTHER ART FAIR
PRESENTED BY SAATCHI ART
 

Following five memorable years of providing art lovers with the unique opportunity to buy direct from the very best in emerging art, The Other Art Fair announces a new partnership with the world's leading online art gallery, Saatchi Art.

Echoing the fair's ethos of connecting art enthusiasts directly with artists, Saatchi Art present the opportunity to be original and buy original, with an unparalled selection of artists from across the globe.

Expect some big and exciting things ahead for The Other Art Fair!



22-24 JULY 2016: ARNOLFINI, BRISTOL

Returning to Bristol's beautiful Arnolfini on 22-24 July for a fantastic second summer installment of The Other Art Fair. Alongside 80 fantastic emerging artists, the fair hosted Guest Artist and typography king pin Ben Eine, immersive dining with The Art of Dining, the world's first live Instagram gallery, an immersive sensory experience with BitterSuite and much more!


 



7-10 APRIL 2016: VICTORIA HOUSE, LONDON

The Other Art Fair's 2016 calendar started with a bang with one of its most successful editions yet.

Alongside 120 of the best emerging artists from across the globe, visitors were invited to step into the colourful world of cult-favourite Martin Parr in The Art of Dining's immersive dining experience 'Say Cheese'. Exclusive to the fair, Guest Artist Martin Parr released 99 signed limited edition prints for just £99 each, and Sky Academy scholar Sarah Maple unveiled new performance piece 'Comment is Free', questioning public criticism on artistic work. 

Lights of Soho amazed visitors with their dazzling neon light installations, featuring work by the celebrated God's Own Junkyard and The Bracey Family. Aesthetica Short Film Festival curated highlight screenings of award-winning film shorts and animations, and drinks and food were provided by First Aid Box bar, Meantime Craft Beer Crewery, Grolsch and DF/Mexico.
 

15-18 OCTOBER 2015: OLD TRUMAN BREWERY, LONDON

The fair returned to the Old Truman Brewery on 15-18 October for our special 10th edition. Alongside 130 specially selected emerging artists, we welcomed our guest artist Tracey Emin; immersive theatre performances by non zero one; film screenings by Encounters Film Festival; The Green Room, a hidden absinthe bar and artist installation; a Talks Forum by Protein design agency; live music and DJ sets; and much more!

10-13 SEPTEMBER 2015: CENTRAL PARK, SYDNEY

Going global! The Other Art Fair’s first international edition took place at Central Park in Sydney, showcasing the work of 80 specially selected emerging artists and a corresponding programme of events.

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5-7 JUNE 2015: ARNOLFINI, BRISTOL

Our debut regional edition of The Other Art Fair in the creative city of Bristol! 80 emerging artists from across the South-West and beyond presented their work alongside guest artists Tracey Emin, Gavin Turk and Inkie. Joining forces with Spike Print Studio's Print Club Bristol, we created a new artwork with Bristol street artist and committee member Sickboy.

Encounters Film Festival curated a highlight collection of award winning films, screening work from the best emerging and established filmmakers across the world.

The more adventurous visitors ventured into the wondrous world of taxidermy with expert-led classes from Elle Kaye, providing opportunities to create their very own taxidermied masterpieces.

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23-26 APRIL 2015: VICTORIA HOUSE, LONDON

Committee member Gavin Turk unveiled his latest project: Project Beard. The artistic undertaking saw Turk remove his wonderful flowing beard in 6 stages as an art project to benefit his children's educational charity, The House of Fairy Tales. The resulting photographic editions were then launched at the fair for visitors to buy and signed by the artist onsite.

With gin cocktails in hand, visitors were invited to contribute to James Thurgood's Fever-Tree installation #FeverTreeArt and watch it evolve over the weekend.

16-19 OCTOBER 2014: OLD TRUMAN BREWERY, LONDON

For this edition, one of the biggest yet, we welcomed celebrated British taxidermy artist, Polly Morgan, who presented a new collection of sculptures and hand-finished prints for visitors to buy exclusively from the fair.

non zero one returned for a second year of immersive theatre with their White Room, where every participant, armed with their calling card, was able to make the experience their own.

24-27 APRIL 2014: AMBIKA, LONDON

Supporting The Other Art Fair as a platform for emerging artists, selection committee member Tracey Emin launched a new collection of sculptures and prints specifically created for Emin International Ltd. to sell exclusively at this edition of the fair.

Other highlights include Art Wars – a charitable exhibition featuring a regiment of Stormtrooper helmets that have been turned into works of art by some of the best the art world has to offer, an immersive theatre piece run by non zero one that brought together all renegade art vandals visiting the fair, and a dating event (with a slight difference) for sketchy singles looking for love.

17-20 OCTOBER 2013: OLD TRUMAN BREWERY, LONDON

A milestone in the fair's history, this edition saw The Other Art Fair launch in the East End and present alongside Moniker Art Fair as the major satellite event of London's Art Week.

Highlights of the fair included collaboration between Modla and celebrated artist Dan Hillier, who exclusively designed sculptures that were printed live in 3D. Visitors were also given the opportunity to take part in expert-led taxidermy demonstrations, before getting creative with their own mouse or guinea pig. 

APRIL 2013: AMBIKA, LONDON

As well as showcasing 100 emerging artists, this edition of the fair hosted the renowned exhibition ‘100 Mothers’, curated by Harry Pye and featuring work from Billy Childish, Bob and Roberta Smith, Chantal Joffe and Dinos Chapman, all of whom produced unique representations of their own mothers.

This edition held the first live tattooing to be seen at an art fair as the famous Mo Copeletta, who has previously collaborated with Damien Hirst and The Prodigy, inked his creations onto visitors.

22-25 NOVEMBER 2012: AMBIKA, LONDON

The word begins to spread across the globe! This fair saw a record number of international exhibitors, with artists flying into London from Brazil, Peru France, Italy and more. Curatorial partner, Jotta hosted a series of art talks and discussions, alongside a curated programme of live music and performance, and The Office Group launched The Art Space Prize recognising individual artists' approach to curating their stand.

10-13 MAY 2012: AMBIKA, LONDON

Moving to Marylebone’s cavernous Ambika P3, the second edition of The Other Art Fair featured a variety of work by 100 emerging artists, live music at TOAF Unplugged, a live Art Space by Cass Art and FAD Office’s fictional construct of a 1970’s magazine. TOMS Shoes returned for a second year with TOMS Gallery, where six innovative artists auctioned work for an art based charity.

24-27 NOVEMBER 2011: BARGEHOUSE, LONDON

The Other Art Fair is born! We launched at the Bargehouse, inviting our first vistors to roam the three storeys of the wonderfully atmospheric warehouse space, discovering artists at every turn. 80 artists, an exclusive 99p shop by Jasper Joffe and Harry Pye, selling small paintings and handmade objects, all under a pound. After posing for our Polaroid wall, visitors fashioned their own shoe art, with the winning design brought to life by TOMS Shoes.
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