We went to The Other Art Fair near Holborn today and liked it. It’s the UK’s largest fair to meet and buy art direct from emerging and undiscovered artists, basically cutting out the art galleries.
It was much bigger and more professionally presented than expected. The artists were usually standing next to their artwork and more than happy to explain their art in any detail, including the techniques and materials used, their own inspiration and how it relates to their previous and other artists’ work, and so on.
We particularly liked the more pop-arty stuff and some of the excellent photography.
If you’re planning to check it out, too: They’ll be back to London Town, this time at Old Truman Brewery, to be precise, from 6-9 October 2016.