The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, is returning to The Truman Brewery in London from March 9th to 12th, offering an inclusive, immersive, and inspiring fair experience. With over 150 emerging artists, the fair offers a chance to buy artwork directly from talented individuals. In honour of International Women’s Day, the fair proudly presents an impressive 61% female line-up, striving for gender parity in the art world.
Here are five must-see features:
SISTXRHOOD, a womxn-only art collective, has created an entrance installation with portraits of visitors taken by Hannah Sherlock during Glastonbury 2022, featuring prints from ShangrilART’s favourite artists and collaborators. SISTXRHOOD is committed to empowering and showcasing womxn, non-binary, and gender-nonconforming artists in the music, arts, culture, and nightlife industries. DJ YES MEL will bring energy to the decks on the opening night.
Collage Club will host drop-in workshops throughout the weekend. Each themed session is packed with top-notch magazines, colourful paper, shapes, and tapes for participants to rip, snip, glue, and stick into something new.
London-based figurative artist Rod Kitson is bringing his ongoing live portraiture project ‘Where Are We Now’ to the fair. Each sitting will take two hours, and by the close of the fair, he will have created a mini-gallery of visitor portraits, all painted from life in oil paint. Additionally, many other portraits from the 350-painting series he has been working on since 2019 will be on display in his booth. It will form a London exhibition in June this year called Where Are We Now, and the portraits created at the fair will also go into the summer exhibition.
Prolific fashion and portrait photographer Rankin will bring his ambitious photographic experience RankinLIVE to the fair. Tickets include time in front of the lens, either solo or with a loved one, as well as a digital version of the final portrait and an authenticated A4 Rankin print. It is priced at £420.
REFUGEE ART WORKS (RAW)
Finally, the fair will platform female refugee artists in collaboration with KarmaBank and the debut of their project, Refugee Art Works (RAW). RAW is an international collective of female refugee artists and craft makers who have drawn together for mutual support and creative development. Through RAW, KarmaBank provides micro-grants to help displaced artists re-establish themselves after fleeing war and other abuses. RAW will be represented at TOAF with an exhibition featuring artworks created by women artists originally from Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia.
The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, is a global platform gathering creative thinkers, pleasure seekers, and game-changing artists to share unforgettable experiences. The artist-led fair combines boundary-pushing yet always affordable artworks with live features and curious encounters. This March edition is no exception, with the above highlights being just five of a packed line-up promoting emerging artists, charities, exclusive events, and much more.
Saatchi Art, the leading online art gallery, features one of the world’s largest selections of original art and allows people worldwide to find art and artists they love. The online art gallery offers original paintings, drawings, sculptures, and photographs by over 100,000 emerging artists from over 100 countries. Saatchi Art is redefining the experience of buying and selling art by providing art lovers with free art advisory services and an expertly curated selection of art while giving artists a convenient and welcoming environment to exhibit and sell their work.
The Other Art Fair, London, runs from the 9th until the 12th of March. Tickets are available to purchase here.