Spring Fair Programme

UNMISSABLE EXHIBITION

To celebrate its 25th Anniversary our Official Charity Partner Missing People will feature a unique exhibition of portraits of missing loved ones as interpreted by renowned artists and curated by Ben Moore.  All artworks will be unveiled at The Other Art Fair.

ART UPCYCLE

ART UPCYCLE is the first of our new Greener features that will be reviving your unwanted artwork by a creative talent! Bring your unloved artwork to the fair and have them transformed into one of a kind original artworks!

Schedule below: 

Thursday Charming Baker 6-8pm 

Friday Sarah Maple 3-5pm and Eliza Hopewell 6-8pm 

Saturday Danny Augustine 1-3pm and Tom Pope 4-6pm 

Sunday Rose Blake 1-3pm and Henry Hussey 4-6pm

GUEST ARTIST: GARY BASEMAN

LA-based Guest Artist Gary Baseman will create an immersive experience called The Purr Room and offer two limited edition prints for purchase, "The Power of Purr" and "The Sanctum of Purr".

The Purr Room is an immersive art installation inspired by Gary's animal companion and best friend, Blackie the Cat, who has been in his life for a dozen years. Blackie is Gary's sage, muse, and guru; a magical, mystical talking cat with a special triple purr that is deep, resonant, and grounding.

SAATCHI ART TOURS 

Join a Saatchi Art curator on a free, exclusive guided tour of the fair:

Friday 15th March, 6- 6.30pm

Saturday 16th March, 3- 3.30pm

Sunday 17th March, 3- 3.30pm

HANDPOKED TATTOOS BY NARA ISHIKAWA

Brazilian born Hand Poke tattoo artist Nara Ishikawa takes up residency at The Other Art Fair to give visitors a chance to take another piece of permanent art home. No booking necessary, first come first serve. Flash sheets to be released soon!

THE ILLUSTRATION CORNER

Each day of the fair The Illustration Corner features a new artist presenting an interactive drop-in project, free for visitors. 

Thursday 14th March - Charlotte Ager: ‘Drawing Your Story’

  • Tell a story and in return have it drawn right before your eyes.

Friday 15th March - Rachel Hillis: ‘Rachel’s House Plant Portraits’

  • Take home an original miniature watercolour of your favourite house plant

Saturday 16th March - Benjamin Phillips

  • Have a bespoke cardboard vase illustrated to take home

Sunday 17th March - Erin Aniker: ‘Protest & Power’ Poster Workshop

  • Create and take home your own feminist poster design 

SOHO RADIO

Presenting an eclectic music programme inspired by the city’s vibrant and diverse culture. Live DJs and broadcasting on Thursday and Friday. Soho Radio is an online radio station straight from the heart of London.

Thursday 14th March
5 - 7:00pm: Toomi Co
7:00 - 10pm: Pete Fowler and Ian Sargeant 

Friday 15th March 
2 - 4pm: Justin Robertson
4 - 6pm: Delia Tesileanu
6 - 8pm: Pete Fowler
8 - 10pm: Toomi Co

FULL CIRCLE BY BECCY MCCRAY

As part of our Greener Future 2019 challenge, Beccy McCray will be exhibiting her playful installation ‘Full Circle’.  First exhibited in 2014 at ONCA Gallery, it uses tens of thousands of reclaimed ‘hole-punches’ (the tiny, circular pieces of paper collected by hole-punchers which are usually discarded) to simulate snow. This physically immersive installation is a reflection on consumption and the vast amount of waste generated over the festive season - and the impact this has on our fragile environment.

ANALOGUE / DIGITAL 

Alongside a stellar spread of cutting-edge contemporary art commissioned exclusively for the event (and available to purchase), upon entering the Creative Giants’ space, visitors to The Other Art Fair will be transported into an immersive realm, where perhaps nothing is how it first seems.

Expect to be wowed by super-size street art, 360 degree VR, immersive visuals, and interactive digital art and many more surprises. You’ll even be able to place yourself inside a painting, through the wonders of augmented reality.

Aida Wilde: Artist, printmaker, educator and social-warrior, Wilde has a created an exclusive strictly time-limited edition print available only to the attendees of The Other Art Fair, and only for the duration of the fair. 

We Are Midnight: Interact with and take control of the art you are viewing, with these stunning images that respond to movement and brain waves.

Tim Minter: Minter's series of internet connected pieces, Thing of the Internet, is a reaction to the Internet of Things, and the possibilities it opens up to the visual arts. The digital world becomes present in the real world via his new scientific instruments of the age.

VR Craftworks: A limited edition (200 per day) augmented reality experience: enter the painting.

Adam Neate: A leading light in UK street Art, Adam will also giving away one of his works to the lucky lottery ticket holder, with all profits going to the Big Issue.

Doug Foster: Doug’s immersive and visceral video work, based on elements of nature, is visually stunning showcasing his working knowledge of the human visual system.

Demsky: The street art sensation will be dressing the Creative Giant space, as well as selling original works.

ISLAND POKE

Bringing their fresh, delicious Poke to the Truman Brewery, Island Poke will be onsite all weekend. The ‘Poké Bowl’ is made up of Poké, a fresh classic Hawaiian dish of cubed, marinated fish and a base of rice or slaw topped with seaweeds, fruit salsas, pickles and garnishes. 

ANNA HIGGIE ENTRANCE INSTALLATION

Step inside the fair through a colourful entrance installation designed by Australian born, Bristol based artist Anna Higgie. Anna will also be selling prints and illustrations.

THE SORRY STALL

Ever wanted to apologise for something from your past? Well look no further...Rebecca Mason returns to the fair with her NHS (AKA Neon Health Service) Department of Light Therapy installation The Sorry Stall, and a chance to cleanse you of your sorry sins.  A selection of the (best and worst) apologies will then become a part of the ‘I am sorry’ neon to be released later in 2019.

KIDS CREATE

Younger visitors can unleash their artistic flair and participate in creative art activities and crafty challenges suitable for all ages.

OWN ART

Spread the payment of your purchase across 10-monthly instalments interest free and still take your new artwork home today with Own Art, an Arts Council England initiative. Learn more onsite at the Own Art desk.

COMPLIMENTARY ART WRAPPING

Ensure your new art purchases get home safely with the fair’s trusted shipping and packing partner Alban Shipping. 

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