The Other Art Fair was developed to give 90 of the best emerging artists in the UK the opportunity to sell their work directly to the general public.
An experienced selection committee of art experts carefully review every artist application and reward the top 90 applicants with the chance to exhibit at The Other Art Fair.


Meet the 2012 Panel:


Francesca Gavin

Visual Arts Editor at Dazed & Confused Magazine

Curator for Soho House

Francesca Gavin is a freelance writer, curator and editor.
She is Visual Arts Editor at Dazed & Confused Magazine, a Contributing Editor at AnOther and Art Editor of Twin Magazine. She has also written for publications including Another Man, Vogue, wallpaper*, Elle, Guardian online and Time Out. She is the author of Creative SpaceHell Bound: New Gothic Art and Street Renegades, all published by Lawrence King.
Francesca is also the author of 100 New Artists, to see her book click here.


Kenny Schachter

Owner of Rove Gallery London

Art Curator, Dealer, Writer and Lecturer

Art Feature Author at British GQ Magazine

Kenny Schachter has been curating contemporary art exhibits in museums and galleries for more than 20 years and has taught seminars in art history at the graduate level at New York University, The New School for Social Research, and lectured at the Royal College of Art (on vehicle design and art) and organized an offsite exhibition for the first graduating class of Columbia University’s Masters of Fine Art program.
He has lectured internationally, been the recipient of a Rockefeller supported grant, written portions of books published by Springer Wien New York (2006, with Vito Acconci, edited by Cristina Bechtler) and MIT Press (2009, on Paul Thek, edited by Harald Falckenberg), Galerie Gmurzynska (2010 on Zaha Hadid ) and been profiled in The New York Times Magazine, and London’s Observer, Independent and Telegraph.
He has been authoring features on art for British GQ Magazine since 2011 and a column in the Gloom, Boom and Doom Report for economist Marc Faber. Schachter has advised on two Paul Thek retrospectives at the Reina Sofia in Madrid and the Whitney Museum in New York.
He has received planning permission to erect Zaha Hadid’s first residential building in England, situated on Hoxton Square. After two concept vehicles designed by Zaha Hadid, the latest commissions are boats by both Hadid and Rem Koolhaas which are presently in production in France.
Kenny Schachter deals in international art from Impressionist and Modernism to the art and design of today. In addition, he has exhibited his own artworks, including one-person exhibits at Sandra Gering Gallery in NYC and International 3 in Manchester.


Edward Lucie-Smith

Art Critic, Historian and Curator

Best-selling Art Writer

Edward Lucie-Smith is an internationally renowned art critic and historian.
Regarded as not only one of the most prolific, but also one of the best-selling, art writers, he has published over sixty titles which alone focus on contemporary art – a number of these books are now used as university textbooks. He also travels and lectures widely.
He is known as a curator and has worked on multiple exhibitions with a diversity of focuses, such as modern British painting and New Classicism, as well as acting as a jury member for biennales in Cairo, Alexandria and Belgrade. Lucie-Smith also works on his own art: he has had many solo photography exhibitions including shows in London, Barcelona, Rome and St Petersburg and is a published poet. He is currently working on a show of his photographs due to be exhibited in Helsinki.


Chris Levine

Internationally Acclaimed Artist

Chris Levine’s progressive light work for Massive Attack, Grace Jones and his iconic holographic portraits of HM Queen Elizabeth II have positioned him as a leading figure working within the developing area of light as an art form.
Using media such as laser, optics, LED and natural light, Levine aims to inspire a sense of wonder in viewers, taking them to unexplored sensory and spiritual territory in the process. The technology he uses is a means to an end; his work is about the beauty of light and the way we see and feel imagery.
His work has graced galleries, fashion shows, band tours, and advertisements. Levine explains:
Light actually functions at octaves much higher and lower than the visible spectrum. Technology, through the use of the laser, has now given us the opportunity to study light in its purest form. This is the first time in our evolutionary process that this connection and awareness has been made possible.”
Both the National Portrait Gallery and MoMA hold his work in their collections.