Saturday Addition 11: The Other Art Fair

“Now in its 5th edition, The Other Art Fair has firmly established itself as the only event art buyers of all experiences and tastes need attend, to buy directly from over 100 of the most talented, unrepresented artists.

Coinciding with Frieze Week, the most important date in London’s art calendar, as well as sharing our new East London home, The Old Truman Brewery, with The Moniker Art Fair, the fair this October will present an art buying experience like no other.

2 fairs, over 100 unrepresented artists, 20 innovative galleries, 1 weekend!”

Yesterday I headed to east London to check out The Other Art Fair. The Other Art Fair is a paid fair for artists like me, although I haven’t yet mustered the courage or funds to apply! It is great in that it puts artists at the centre of their commercial practice, has a large audience so you don’t have to worry about nobody coming to your show, and a great way to see others work, and speak to the artists. It is also cheaper than Frieze and has more work you actually want and be able to afford.

I loved loads of the art displayed but will highlight just few and encourage you to go and see for yourself!

Mark Powell:
I have been aware of his work for a while now and still love it, and am interested in how he is professionally progressing. I saw his work last year and chatted to him on his stand. He creates beautiful detailed portraits with Biro on found paper. He is exhibiting within the show, but also at the Ben Sherman shop nearby, and has an image on the Fair bags.
All images from his website:


Hitomi Kammai.
Hitomi firstly took the time to talk to me, and secondly has interesting and beautiful work. She is exhibiting paintings along side what I would describe as movement work. She told me she is interested in inventions and has manipulated music boxes into moving illustrations. Along side these she us showing other works as video pieces. I love her varied practise that all seems to convey a feeling of movement. All images from her website


Other artists I loved:
The illustrations/drawings by Damilola
The paintings, friendliness and shared exhibition space of Rod McIntosh
The “typewriter artist Keira Rathbone,
The photographs of Juliana Manara , Nicholas Gentilli and Maria Konstanse Bruun

Also worth taking a look as another show taking place a few doors up by graduates from Northumbria University! Just because it isn’t part of the show doesn’t mean it isn’t worthy of your time, and it’s free!

Images taken from the artists website not by me, blog content written by me ©

Published by sophiesart

East sussex based artists, photographer and art teacher. Inspiration, Education and Wellbeing and the core of The Arts School where I teach a range of courses to develop your confidence, knowledge and skills. My own work reflects the world around me. I love collaboration so contact me to see how we can work together

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