Following the success of the last seven years, the wildly popular Affordable Art Fair Singapore will return for the fourth year of it’s Spring Edition at the F1 Pit Building on 7 – 9 April as art lovers and new collectors remain eager to discover contemporary art in a stimulating and welcoming atmosphere which is easy on the wallet.
The fair’s strategy of creating new art enthusiasts and engaging with existing connoisseurs continues as the three-day Spring edition confirms a carefully-curated programme in an intimate environment of more than 40 new and returning galleries with over 300 local and foreign talented artists. Including artworks from four continents, more than half of the participating galleries will hail from Asia and 20 per cent of the galleries will be exhibiting with the fair for the first time.
The Affordable Art Fair Spring edition 2017 expects 42 local and overseas galleries showing over 300 artists. 30% (13) from Singapore, 66% (28) from Asia and 34% from the rest of the world, such as UK, Australia, France, Cyprus and The Netherlands. 20% (9) of the galleries are exhibiting with the fair for the first time.
Persevering in its pledge to support important charities, the Affordable Art Fair’s Charity Feature Wall – Let Art Speak will return to offer artworks by 42 selected artists. Successfully promoting the works of new artists and contributing to those in need at the same time, last year’s wall raised S$26,500 for the fair’s chosen aid organization, Woodbridge Hospital Charity Fund (WHCF).
All works on the wall will feature various mediums and themes and will be priced at S$500 each with 50 per cent of monies raised going towards supporting art therapy initiatives aimed at improving the lives of persons with mental illness in Singapore. The remaining 50 per cent will go back to the artists who create and so generously contribute the works.
The fair’s Art Education Programme, open throughout public days, will offer a variety of hands-on workshops and art tours, such as the return of the popular Gallery Speed Dating tours, while the Children’s Art Studio will provide a range of complimentary and fun sculpture workshops, run by Playeum, a Singapore-based children’s centre for creativity. Designed for children ages four and up to encourage them to get in touch with their imaginations, the programme gives parents the freedom to browse gallery offerings while their children are happily and constructively engaged.
Fair Director, Mr Alan Koh says,
“In a relatively new and still developing art market, there continues to be a need to educate our audience as it acquires a taste for art and craves creativity. For more than seven years we have been bringing attainable art to Singapore, helping visitors to become more indoctrinated and informed. We strive to accomplish that by offering art in a relatable context of progammes which is non-intimidating and filled with fun and engaging ways to learn about art.”
Special Event Days:
• 6 April, Thursday, Private View evening (By-invitation only): 6pm – 10pm
• 7 April, Friday, #ArtHappy Evening in association with Art Republik: 6pm – 10pm
• 7 April, Friday: 12noon – 6pm
• 8 April, Saturday: 11am – 8pm
• 9 April, Sunday: 11am – 6pm
Location: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
Tickets: If you didn’t get any of our free tickets this time, you can still buy tickets with this 2 for 1 deal. Go to this page and purchase your tickets.
Enter code for 2 for 1 Ticket Offer: 2f1fair17