Arts Festivals in the UK 2023

Arts festivals provide an ideal environment for discovering and connecting with new art, and for meeting artists. Arts festivals can also serve as a starting point if you are searching for artwork to purchase.

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Glasgow International is Scotland’s largest contemporary art festival. Every two years it brings together international and UK-based artists for world class creations in various venues and historic sites throughout Glasgow.

22/23 British Art Fair

Since only recently opening its doors, this fair aims to bring some of the most engaging and thought-provoking art to London. While its primary focus remains modern and post-war British art from 1950-1970 (but works produced before this date are also on offer), galleries like Flowers with original prints by David Shrigley and Chapman brothers as well as Osborne Samuel with works by Lynn Chadwick and Elizabeth Frink can all be found among its lineup.

Royal College of Art has long been considered the spiritual home of British art. Here, some of the country’s leading dealers will showcase an astounding variety of Modern and Post-War art. Christopher Kingzett Fine Art will exhibit a rare Churchill portrait study; also on display is Graham Sutherland’s plaster-board drawing featuring three women at Shoeburyness Beach.

Talented Art Fair is also an opportunity to discover emerging talent. Organized by the team behind Affordable Art Fair, around 50 new exhibitors specializing in prints, sculptures and photography will join returning exhibitors, providing work ranging from prints to sculptures and photography by contemporary artists. Furthermore, this year the fair is supported by Art for Cure charity; by selling artwork they raise money for breast cancer research and support services through this sale of artwork; over 90% of exhibitors returned last year! The Talented Art Fair promises to be another success; 90%+ returning exhibitors were already returning this year compared to last year!

Affordable Art Fair

Affordable Art Fair has made it their mission since it first debuted in London in 1999 to make contemporary art accessible and inclusive, from established collectors to those just starting out. Now with global editions hosted in Amsterdam, Melbourne, Stockholm and New York City; their goal is to challenge perceptions of art collecting by making high-quality original artwork more affordable – this year their New York edition will take place at Metropolitan Pavilion and feature thousands of affordable pieces from both local and international galleries.

The lineup at Art in Action encompasses paintings, photography, sculpture and prints of every medium imaginable – from paintings and photographs by established and emerging artists, photography exhibitions showcasing female artists for International Women’s Day; contemporary pieces under PS500 from Brooklyn artist Khae Haskell as well as live art-making by Khae Haskell herself! Additionally there will be talks, programs and art-inspired activities designed specifically for kids.

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Talented Art Fair

Participating in an art fair can be an incredible opportunity for artists, collectors and industry professionals. It can give an edge to your career and open doors to solo shows or corporate collections; meet potential collaborators you might never otherwise meet; connect with art advisors and gallerists; learn from others in the field while gathering advice to improve practice – these opportunities should all be considered when considering art fair participation.

Talented Art Fair is an inviting new platform for discovering affordable contemporary British and international artists. Their lineup features painters, sculptors, and print makers with proven success selling their work; its selection committee carefully selects each exhibitor with a maximum price cap of £5,000 so collectors can easily acquire their pieces.

Lemon Art’s Talented Art Fair is produced by Lemon Art, who are also responsible for New Artist Fair. Lemon Art understands the unique challenges artists face when trying to sell their work and aim to help artists transform anxiety into empowerment by finding real buyers for their artworks. They offer expert marketing guidance and insider tips in order to succeed on the art market – helping hundreds of artists overcome feelings of hopelessness and frustration by finding collectors for their pieces, building online profiles for them, and promoting themselves professionally as artists.

The Other Art Fair

Art fairs and festivals provide the public with an excellent opportunity to engage with artists while purchasing more affordable art pieces. While their sizes and locations vary, all offer an assortment of art forms and activities; typically workshops or talks on specific techniques or topics are held by various organizations at these events. Some can be held indoors while others take place outside or in small street spaces.

Since 2011, The Other Art Fair has provided an alternative to the traditional art market and strived to support independent artists. Their objective was to reduce barriers between art and the public by making it accessible for everyone – with events held in London, Sydney, Melbourne and New York City, this fair has quickly become a hub of emerging talent.

This year’s Other Art Fair features over 130 independent artists exhibiting their works under one roof at Brooklyn Navy Yard. You’ll have an opportunity to meet and purchase art by some of today’s most talented contemporary artists from all around the globe as well as local talents right here in NYC – perfect whether you are just beginning collecting or investing, whether seeking something specific for a home decor upgrade, or looking for unique piece from around the globe or beyond! Plus enjoy free Bombay Gin cocktails, hand poke tattoos by Bluestone Babe, DJ sets, interactive art projects – making sure it makes an enjoyable and inspiring day out!

Photo London

With a global roster of galleries and engaging talks this year’s Photo London offers a rich celebration of the past, present and future of photography. Many of the Fair’s long-term exhibitors are returning this year including Peter Fetterman Gallery (Santa Monica) who is presenting works by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sabine Weiss and Steve McCurry, which offer some of the most heartening images from the 20th century; Goodman Gallery (Cape Town, Johannesburg and London) showing multi-media artist Mikhael Subotzky; Reflex (Amsterdam) bringing Todd Hido’s subversive work; Flowers Gallery (London and Hong Kong) with master black and white fashion photographer Nan Goldin; Grob Gallery with Man Ray prints that explore surrealism; and a number of renowned contemporary photography galleries such as See+ gallery (Hong Kong), see+ gallery (Vancouver), Foto-Galerie (Munich), galerie d’art pierre victor lemaire (Paris), and Robert Morat Galerie (Berlin).

The Fair’s Discovery section will once again showcase photographs that push at the frontiers of the medium. Highlights include a solo exhibition by Thomas Demand at first-time exhibitor Galleri K which combines illusionistic three-dimensional models sculpted out of paper with politcally charged locations to challenge our notions of reality; and a work by Hailun Ma at Gaotai Gallery that collides tradition, fashion and technology to at once better enable outsiders to understand her hometown in Xinjiang while helping the local population rediscover its beauty. Talks will see renowned documentary photographers Polly Braden and Hettie Judah in conversation about the issues raised in their work; and portrait photographers Therese Asplund, Conor McDonnell and Stella Scordellis discussing the power of the photographic gaze.