The Other Art Fair to debut in Bristol

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The Arnolfini in Bristo, photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

The Other Art Fair, the UK art fair which connects buyers directly with undiscovered artists, will hold its first fair outside of London on 5-7 June 2015 at Bristol’s Arnolfini. The fair will feature guest artists, workshops, immersive theatre, live music and performance art.

The fair follows seven successful editions in London, with the most recent October 2014 fair attracting over 13,000 visitors.

The Other Art Fair director, Ryan Stanier, said that Bristol’s rich cultural heritage made it top of the list for the team’s inaugural fair outside of the capital.

“It’s such an exciting time for us, we are overwhelmed by the loyal following we’ve gathered from our London events and are delighted to bring the fair to Bristol. The South-West’s cultural legacy is well known for cultivating great creative talent and we hope to be a welcome addition to the cultural calendar in the city in 2015 with our unique style of event.”

The Other Art Fair sets out to aid the discovery of new talent and its inclusive ethos allows artists to forge direct relationships with potential buyers.

Artists exhibiting at the Bristol edition will hand-picked by a selection committee of contemporary art experts:  Helen Legg, director of Spike Island, Paul Hobson, director of Modern Art Oxford and Cherie Federico, director of Aesthetica Magazine.

Following the fair’s guest artist tradition, the Bristol edition will feature a high profile artist who will curate an element of the show and release an exclusive print at the fair. In 2014, the London edition welcomed Tracey Emin, who created a series of unique and affordable limited edition works exclusively for the fair.