To mark our 30th edition, we have launched a second fair site, The College, wholly dedicated to showcasing women artists.
Curated by arts broadcaster and Soho House’s Head of Collections, Kate Bryan, Not 30% is part exhibition and part protest against the male dominated art world. A recent report showed women are at best represented 30% of the time in the art world.
60% of art graduates are women, yet in gallery representation, museum collections and exhibitions, the presence of women artists amounts to a maximum of 30%, often far less. At a time when more and more people are keen to support and collect women artists, Kate Bryan has handpicked a thrilling selection of 30 to take centre stage, delivered in one carefully curated place.
Kate says; "I am a huge fan of The Other Art Fair. I love its democratic ethos and the way it truly supports and gives a vital, fresh platform for artists. When I was asked to curate a special section at The College I knew we had a safe space for a noisy moment about women artists. Not 30% draws attention to the stark gender bias of the art world and actively positions these artists as a creative force not to be ignored. There are many changes underway in the art world to address gender imbalance and Not 30% is happily part of a larger and urgent dialogue.”
FRIDAY 5 OCTOBER
18:00pm | Saatchi Art Curator Tour of The College
19:00pm | Kate Bryan Tour of The College
SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER
14:00pm | Kate Bryan Tour of The College
Showcasing work by 140 contemporary artists, specially selected by an expert-led selection committee, each edition of the fair provides visitors with the opportunity to discover and buy art directly from emerging artists - your chance to invest in the maker!
This fair edition’s Guest Artist will be The Connor Brothers, who will be exhibiting an interactive project and prints for sale with all proceeds donated to the charity CALM.
The Connor Brothers will be showing 12 large works, representing the 12 men who kill themselves in the UK every day, and a small edition of 84 prints, representing the 84 men who kill themselves every week.
Postcard To Strangers
An interactive exhibit Postcards to Strangers encourages visitors to write a positive message on a postcard which will then be sent to a random stranger. People who participate will receive one in kind.
'Sometimes the smallest act of kindness, when someone is struggling, can have hugely positive effects. This project encourages visitors to remember that, and to reach out to colleagues, friends, and family members who might be struggling. Also, why not do a random act of kindness for a stranger? It might come at the moment they most need one.'
The Print Swap has become one of the most innovative and original platforms for emerging photographers to share and collect affordable art since its launch in 2016.
Created by Alison Zavos, the founder of Feature Shoot, The Print Swap has featured more than 8,000 photographers from around the globe, working across genres and disciplines, geographical and political boundaries.
Photographers interested in participating can post their image to Instagram and hashtag it: #theprintswap.
(Image by Sebastian Dijkstra Nilander)
Enjoy an engaging and thought provoking talks program hosted by the world's leading online art gallery Saatchi Art in their exclusive lounge area.
FRIDAY 5 OCTOBER
19:00pm | 'Art 2048'
SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER
15:00pm | 'Invest in Art & Emerging Artists' with Chief Curator Saatchi Art Rebecca Wilson
SUNDAY 7 OCTOBER
14:00pm | CALM x The Connor Brothers in Conversation
The Not 30% bar has been curated in the spirit of the fair to showcase the amazing work of female makers, brewers, distillers, brand owners, bartender and hosts.
The drinks industry, like many is typically male dominated but harbours a wealth of creativity, knowledge and skill in the many women who work in and around it.
I’ve selected some of my favourite products produced or owned by women, served with care by a team of of ladies I have had the honour of working extensively with, each of whom have a multitude of talents on both sides of the bar. Here we have bartenders, florists, singers, artists, teachers and others, all looking forward to pouring you a drink. Thanks for joining us
Songbird: A virtual moment of extinction.
Songbird is a fairytale with a dark heart. You will be transported to the island of Kauai in 1984. Enter a painted replica of the lush cloud forest filled with colourful birds. Here, you are invited to search for the last known ʻōʻō, an iconic black bird with yellow leg feathers and a beautiful song, whose existence has been threatened to the point of extinction.
Saatchi Art's expert curatorial team present guided tours exploring the many opportuntiies to invest in original, limited edition artworks up to $1,000 with the potential to rise in value. Reserve your place at the Welcome Desk.
FRIDAY 5 OCTOBER
17:00pm | Saatchi Art Curator Tour of the Fair
SATURDAY 6 OCTOBER
16:00pm | Saatchi Art Curator Tour of the Fair
SUNDAY 7 OCTOBER
15:00pm | Saatchi Art Curator Tour of the Fair
Enjoy award-winning, sustainably sourced, plant-powered food by the team from Farmstand who are bringing all the healthy, fresh food from their flagship Covent Garden restaurant to the fair.
London-based Artist and Illustrator, Hattie Stewart, will be creating exclusive installations for the entrances of both fair venues. Although she is best known for 'doodlebombing' over influential Magazines, her tongue-in-cheek artwork moves fluidly between many creative fields including Fashion, Music and Contemporary Art.
Hattie is also releasing a brand new print work especially for the fair called ‘I don’t have time for this’ and will be selling these as part of a special collection in The College venue.
Emily Malice and Beth from tattoo collective Femme Fatale will create a pop-up hand poke tattoo studio in The College venue. No bookings required.
Started a year ago by Grace Neutral, her vision was to create safe place for ALL to get tattooed in. Since then they have grown to be trailblazers in a particularly male dominated industry. They will also be selling artwork onsite.
A duo of recent Camberwell College of Arts graduates, Aga & Amanda, invites visitors to ‘The Illustrated Menagerie’. A beautifully curated space, where you can get your own anthropomorphic portrait drawn for free with some bold, black lines and a little bit of humour.
Aga Giecko, an illustrator originally from Lublin, Poland, currently based in London. She developed her sketchy, sharpie style and humorous approach to drawing at Camberwell College of Arts. She likes to draw faces on objects and bring them to life with a wonky line or a splash of paint. One of the I’ts Nice That 2018 graduates, showcasing her work around Poland and U.K (ELCAF, Brighton Illustration Fair, London Illustration Fair).
Doctor Gurlfriend, illustrator and graphic artist, originally from Los Angeles, currently living in London. As a recent graduate of Camberwell College of Arts, her affinity for ink and monochromatic imagery allows her to play with line and textures. During the past year she has been developing her brush work as well as narrative elements in her images. She is interested in creating characters (animals, humans, objects) but also the spaces that they inhabit, and what they reveal to the viewer. Her work is often incredibly personal, dreamlike and symbolic. She is currently working on the second chapter of her graphic novel ‘God Loves Lola’, a story about girls and monsters living in L.A.
Our friends at Own Art will make buying art at The Other Art Fair a whole lot easier by letting you spread the cost of your new purchase over a period of 10 months with an interest free loan.
It could not be more simple - once you've chosen the artwork you want, just head over to the Own Art desk where we will help you set up your 10-month payment plan, from there you're free to go with your new art work in hand!
For any questions, please get in touch.
Originally built with award winning architecture collective InSitu, as a pavilion at arts festival Village Green - the Grrrl Zine pop up library has grown and evolved with each new event, aiming to represent marginalised voices within self publishing.
Its design functions both as an accessible and interactive installation and as a showcase for the zines that inhabit it. Colourful, adaptable and portable; the library is able to bring history and print culture directly into spaces and ignite conversation around contemporary feminism.
The library has been built from donations from lovely zine makers and zines purchased with funding.
Younger visitors can unleash their artistic flair and participate in creative art activities and crafty challenges in the Little Art Pages
** Children’s activities free of charge and suitable for all ages.
** Visitors under the age of 16 can enter the fair free of charge.