Not only a space for buying art, the fair hosts a variety of complementary features designed to challenge, excite and inspire our visitors – including ‘The Others Talk’, ‘The Others Live’ and ‘Kids Create’. New for October 2013, highlight features include taxidermy classes, Phaidon pop-up book shop and TOMS ‘All for One’.
Far Rockaway Bar
New for October’s fair, Far Rockaway will be recreating their innovative New-York inspired bar at the fair. Named after a famous Queens, NY resort popular in the late 50s and early 60s, Far Rockaway is launching in the heart of Shoreditch in October and will join The Other Art Fair with a pop-up edition. With their focus on emerging artists, the Shoreditch bar will feature a ceiling of hundreds of skateboard decks, 100 feet of coloured neon signage, hand-painted totem poles and 4000 DC and Marvel comic books. Surrounded by innovative art, you can relax with their delicious cocktails. Read more here.
Phaidon Pop-up Book Shop
Our favourite art publishers, Phaidon, will host a pop-up bookshop selling an exclusive selection of their diverse titles spanning film, culture, food and travel. From this space, Phaidon will launch their new release, ‘Wild Art’, a book bursting with 350 ‘alternative’ artworks including pimped cards, ice sculptures and paintings created by animals. Anyone fascinated by Mo Coppoletta’s live tattooing at the fair in April 2013 will love this collection of offbeat, outrageous, kitsch and quirky art. We can’t wait to read it at the fair!
TOMS ‘Art of Giving’
Having run an ‘Art of Giving’ tour in Dublin, Liverpool and Edinburgh in the past year, TOMS are now bringing this exciting project to London! Based on TOMS ‘One for One’ movement, the ‘Art of Giving’ tour is creating an exciting art exhibition traditionally focusing on the wider interpretation of giving while raising awareness for local charities. However for The Other Art Fair London Art of Giving event we bring a unique giving twist to the concept by focusing on Movember.
A selection of The Other Art Fair’s incredible artists have been chosen to exhibit original artwork they have created using a plain pair of TOMS shoes and eyewear as a canvas. The unique artworks will be available to view at the fair and will be sold via a secret auction with proceeds going to Movember.
Taxidermy Demonstrations and Classes
Book into classes with London Taxidermy Academy to learn how to taxidermy a guinea pig of watch out live peacock stuffing demonstration. See HERE for further information.
Photo 21 is a specially curated section dedicated to photography. Twenty-one of the best photographers from Brazil, France and the UK have been selected to exhibit at the fair.
Eclectic pop-up food stalls offering vintage cupcakes, noodle salads and gourmet sausage rolls. Enjoy the bustle of the fair whilst relaxing with refreshments from London’s most innovative boutique food vendors.
This October, Kids Create is taking place throughout the fair with our exciting treasure hunts so you and your children can explore the art at the fair together. On arrival, your child will be given a treasure hunt pack – follow the clues around the fair to find answers to a hidden code. Once you have used the clues to complete the code, use the artistic tools in your pack to create your own masterpiece based on an artwork at the fair. This will then be exhibited on our ‘Kids Wall’ and your completed answer sheet will be entered in our draw. The winning entry randomly picked will win an exciting prize.
The Others Talk
Learn more about London’s vibrant art markets, emerging artists and more from our range of expert speakers in our free talks and panel discussions. All talks are free and require no prebooking/tickets.
HIGHLIGHT: At 1pm on Saturday 19th October, Zavier Ellis and Edward Lucie-Smith join Trudie Stephenson to discuss the best of London’s contemporary emerging artists. See HERE for further details.
The Others Live
At the past four editions of the fair, visitors have enjoyed a dynamic programme of live performance. The fair continues to host a diverse events timetable: live acoustic sessions from London’s best unsigned musicians as well as unique presentations from contemporary performers fusing video, theatre, music and visual art. The fair’s live music programme will be hosted by leading DJs from Radio[lab].
HIGHLIGHT: Performance art from contemporary feminist artist Martha Mosse, 5-9, Thursday 17th October 2013