This year’s 20/21 British Art Fair is to take place at the Royal College of Art from the 11th September until the 15th September.
It has been described by many as the ideal setting as the College can count many of the artists being shown as former students. This includes Elizabeth Frink, Barbara Epworth, David Hockney and Bridget Riley.
More contemporary works by popular artists such as Bansky, Hirst and Perry will also be displayed alongside emerging artists and recent graduates.
The high regard held for all these artists is reflected in the surrounding galleries of London. Portraits by Dame Laura Knight and sculpture by Jacob Epstein are currently at the National Portrait Gallery. Patrick Caulfield is at Tate Britain as is the first large retrospective of the work of LS Lowry. The Dulwich Picture Gallery features ‘A Crisis of Brilliance 1908-22’ highlighting those Slade artists caught up in the First World War. Also of special interest this year will be the work of William Scott in the centenary year of his birth and he will feature at Tate St. Ives.
This year the usual array of paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture will be joined by a new stand: photography. The eclectic selection of stands will be managed the Fair’s team of 56 leading dealers. These experts will be on hand to share their fascinating understanding of the artworks.
The fair is to be opened by Hattie Moraham at 5pm on the 11th September. The prize winning actress, plays Laura Knight in the recent film ‘Summer in February’ about the life of Sir Alfred Munnings. Work by Dame Laura Knight is always seen at the fair and was also a graduate of the Royal College.
Since 1988 the Fair has showcased the very best of the history of the 20th and early 21st century British art with particular focus on Modern (1900-1945) and Post-War art (1945 – 1970). Hugely popular and with a loyal following, the Fair is looking forward to its 2013 appearance.
Venue: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU
Dates: 11-15 September 2013
Times: Wed: 3-9pm; Thurs: 11am-1pm; Fri/Sat: 11am-7pm and Sun: 11am-6pm
Admission: £9 ( concessions £6)