Friday, 14 September 2012

Brighton Art Fair

Today Anne-Marie is going to give us the insider's guide to the Brighton Art Fair....

Brighton Art Fair is organised by local artist Sarah Young and administrator, Jon Tutton who spent many years exhibiting at craft and art fairs - some good, some busy, and some just dire, and so they got a good grip on what they wanted to achieve when they started the fair in 2003. Since then the show has gone from strength to strength and is back at the Corn Exchange next weekend with another fabulous selection of art.

We are really looking forward to seeing Christopher Sacre's installation in the foyer. In 2010 Christopher created a work with condoms and plaster called, ‘See What This Man Gave Birth to After Using 2000 Condoms in 22 Days’. These simple but very striking cast forms are going to look incredible as visitors come in to the fair!

Christopher Sacre installation. Photo by Rikard Osterlund

There are some wonderful and diverse artists exhibiting for the first time. Look out for Tom Pearson's prints which are inspired by the digital and physical planes we inhabit, beautiful paper cuts by Polly Finch, and Dong Li's graceful and light watercolours. If you're looking for some Brighton art, visit Sam Hewitt and take a peek at his oil paintings, many of which depict local scenes, or Natalie Martin's amazing architectural paintings of some of the city's landmark and lesser known buildings.

Gardner Street in the morning by Sam Hewitt
Tom Pearson print

And if it's something just that bit different that you're after, we'd recommend Serena Partridge's embroidered small-scale curios, David Rhys Jones' ceramic wall art or Ben Yates' photo-cubism! Whatever your preferences, there will be something for everyone. It's going to be a good year!

To receive a 2 for the price of 1 ticket to this exciting event, please complete the form here - - before Tuesday 18th September and a voucher will be sent to you in the post before the event. Please enter 'VB' in the offer code section.

Brighton Art Fair
21st - 23rd September 2012
Corn Exchange, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1EE
11.00 - 17.00
Entrance £6, under 14s free

Thanks again to Anne-Marie for writing today's post and we look forward to seeing you at the Art Fair.


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