Art that won’t cost you your shirt

There comes a stage in your life – after buying your first sofa, your first bed, a puppy perhaps – when you think your walls might be ready for bit of art. But there’s a common misunderstanding that this means shelling out millions of pounds. That collecting art is for oligarchs and the Jordan Belforts of the world, but this just isn’t true. Allow us to put The Affordable Art Fair on your radar.

‘As Far As It Goes’ by Patrick Lajoie

‘Amelia’ by Maria Rivans

An annual showcase of original art and sculpture, The Affordable Art Fair allows art lovers and newbies alike to browse hundreds of galleries under one roof, with work from over a thousand artists priced between £100 and £6,000 on display. The very first edition of the Affordable Art Fair launched in South London in October 1999 when 10,000 art lovers descended upon Battersea Park. These days, over 220,000 art enthusiasts attend the fairs globally and annually to pursue and purchase a range of contemporary paintings, original prints, photographs and sculptures, both by established artists and rising stars.

A visitor admires ‘Skull’ by Pierre Williams

The fairs are held all over the world – Amsterdam, Milan, Hong Kong, Hamburg, Brussels, Singapore – but this weekend (11th – 14th May to be precise) it’s in Hampstead in London. Whether you’re looking to add to an already established collection, want to find that special first piece for your home or simply want to browse the very latest in unique international artwork, it’s a marvellous day out.
We’ll see you there…

‘Something and Nothing’ by Sophie Derrick

Kathryn Bellamy


Farmer’s daughter turned Londoner, writer and interiors lover Kathryn lives in Battersea with her boyfriend and chilli plants. When she’s not writing or re-decorating, she’s working on a series of children's books. At the weekends she regularly swaps London for Devon or Herefordshire.

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