Guest Curators Announced for Affordable Art Fair, Battersea



Affordable Art Fair returns to Battersea Park this March, bigger and brighter than ever! Over 100 international galleries will be exhibiting 1000s of contemporary artworks, with prices from just £100 – £6,000.

Becca Pelly-Fry, Head Curator at West London’s thriving arts and culture hub Elephant West, is
curating a special exhibition of innovative, large-scale works by six up-and-coming artists. This
collection will come together to form this year’s Platform Projects at Affordable Art Fair Battersea
Spring (7 – 10 March 2019).

A lifelong supporter of emerging artists, Pelly-Fry regularly exhibits Turner prize nominees alongside recent graduates, propelling unknown artists into the art world. Becca Pelly-Fry describes her excitement to be working with the Affordable Art Fair:

“It’s an honour to be invited to curate Platform Projects for the Affordable Art Fair which presents a great opportunity for me to put together a group of exciting artists who I have wanted to work with for some time. The five artists together will offer some new perspectives for the visiting audience to the fair, with elements of interactivity and lots of colour. We are busy planning for an exciting display of innovative, immersive and large-scale works, perfect for the more adventurous collector looking to find the next big thing.”

Also announced for Battersea Spring is artist-in-residence, James Burke. Off the back of his major 30
ft installation at Amazon’s London headquarters last December, the multi-disciplinary visual artist
will be creating a number of bespoke artworks for the fair.

Abstract pop-artist Robert Dunt from the Linda Blackstone Gallery, will immerse visitors entering the
Fair in an installation of eight energetic paintings, where he turns alternative rock classics into an
explosion of colour on the canvas.

A packed programme of talks, workshops and live art demonstrations will all explore the Spring
Fair’s theme of colour. The fair will host over 100 galleries, exhibiting 1,000s of original artworks at
affordable prices (from £100 up to £6,000). Programme highlights include:

Colour yourself creative with colour themed workshops including Faber-Castell’s “Kaleidoscope of Colours” with illustrator Alice Nyong, bouquet making from florists Bloom & Wild, NSPCC’s colour art therapy workshops, and more to be announced.

Learn how to inject colour into your home with a series of talks from British Institute of
Interior Design experts looking at this season’s trends and the perfect colour to express your
personality.

Enjoy art alfresco with prints and churros at the pop-up Print Village, a set of shipping
containers dedicated to showcasing the art printmaking. This returns to Battersea Park this
year, alongside street food from a selection of unique Feast It caterers.

Award-winning tote bags sold exclusively at Battersea Spring. Selected by Affordable Art
Fair Founder Will Ramsay, YBA Gavin Turk and founder of the Bridgeman Art Library Victoria
Bridgeman, emerging photographer Imogen Forte has been announced as winner of the
Bridgeman Studio Award. Following her two-week award residency in Cuba, Imogen has
created bespoke tote bags to be sold at Affordable Art Fair’s Battersea Spring Fair.

Celebrate at the Thursday Late View. For those looking for the ultimate post-work release,
catch a slice of midweek culture at the Thursday Late View. Visitors can delve into an
innovative programme of unmissable workshops with complimentary drinks and a live DJ set
from The Robotic Bears throughout the evening – open from 5.30pm until 9pm.

Brighten up your home for a good cause. NSPCC is Battersea Spring’s official charity partner
and will be hosting a booth of donated paintings, drawings and sculpture, with all proceeds
from sales going to the charity.

Book today for free Friday tickets, or discounted weekend tickets – tickets on sale now!

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