Dive into a world of affordable art this May
Art is a wondrous, soul-scraping thing. It doesn’t matter if you don’t know your Hirsts from your Hockneys and heck, it matters not a jot if you think some art is just a load of old Pollocks. Art is about stirring something inside, unleashing that inner creativity and making you feel… something.
It’s why the Affordable Art Fair, which is returning to Hampstead Heath from 9-12 May, has become such a word of mouth smash. If you’ve been, you’ll know why: the place is teeming with a rich mix of art lovers and enthusiasts to make for a magical experience.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
The fair presents a curated collection of original artworks by an array of living artists, with prices ranging from £100 to £6,000. You’ll find those dipping a toe into contemporary art for the first time rubbing shoulders with sage experts looking to unearth the next big thing.
Whatever your level of knowledge, there are expert gallerists on hand to help you choose the perfect piece to suit your space, taste and spend. As well as perusing myriad stalls, you’ll also find free workshops, talks and tours to make for the sort of enriching endeavour that stays with you long after you head home. And maybe, just maybe, the experience will inspire you to learn about Hirst, Hockney, Pollock and beyond.
ART OF WELLBEING
And in more exciting news, the fair has also joined forces with Balance to create the ReBalance Room, a space dedicated to discovering the art of wellbeing. Enter, and you’ll find a curated showcase of calming and energising artworks, daily breath and yoga workshops and talks exploring the link between art and wellbeing.