September 2019 Program

EXHIBITING ARTISTS

Showcasing work by 140 talented artists, all of whom have been specially selected by an expert-led selection committee, each edition of The Other Art Fair provides art lovers with the opportunity to discover and buy art directly from the very best emerging artists - your chance to invest in the maker!

140 artists | 1000s of artworks | $150 upwards

THE CANVAS LAB PRESENTED BY BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®

Tap into your inner creative as you and your friends enjoy a unique workshop experience in The Canvas Lab, led by local artists and makers, washed down with delicious gin cocktails courtesy of the expert mixologists at BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®.

Click here to see the workshop schedule and reserve your place. 

GREENER FUTURE

In 2019, The Other Art Fair is setting itself the challenge of creating a Greener Future... 

Teaming up with Broadcaster and Global Head of Collections at Soho House & Co. Kate Bryan as curator, The Other Art Fair has programmed a year-long series of events, initiatives and exhibitions to take the steps to becoming more sustainable.

THE CONNOR BROTHERS PRESENT 'THIS IS ENGLAND'

With never-ending and mind-numbing Brexit chaos, an increase in knife and hate crime, a pantomime parliament of self-serving politicians, and a growing wealth divide, lots of us feel that England has lost it's way. Even our national flag has become a symbol of the racist far-right. It's easy to become cynical and lose faith, but behind the headlines there is another, often overlooked, story of a power shift in our communities away from the political and social elite and towards a younger and more diverse group of influential people. 


Not since the seventies have young musicians, actors, poets, writers and activists been so politically active and socially aware. It's schoolchildren who are at the forefront of the fight against climate change, and it's young musicians who are highlighting racial and economic injustice. If I want to know what’s going on in the world I no longer rely primarily on the mainstream media - I ask my kids. It's they who will inherit the world and to them we should be looking for guidance as they attempt to create the one that they want to inhabit. When I talk to them I'm no longer disillusioned with the current climate but instead full of hope for our collective future. 


The Connor Brothers’ new exhibition at The Other Art Fair - ‘This is England’ - is a series of portraits celebrating young inspirational people who are working towards achieving that future.
 

ONE SMALL STEP

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 lunar mission which saw Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first men to land on the moon, the fair presents ONE SMALL STEP. Curated by Ben Moore, this special exhibition will feature 12 artists, in-line with the 12 men who have walked on the moon since 1969. 

Coming straight from our July London fair, each artist was selected to transform an astronaut helmet. The lineup included Joana Vasconcelos, Mr. Brainwash, Philip Colbert, Hayden Kays, Ben Eine, Unskilled Worker and Chris Levine.

All proceeds from the sale of the helmets via online auction at Paddle 8 will go to MAG (Mines Advisory Group) whose mission is to clear landmines and unexploded bombs from conflict-affected communities, where one small step can be the difference between life and death.

CHULITA VINYL CLUB

Chulita Vinyl Club is made up of women, gender-non-conforming, non-binary, LGBTQ+ and self-identifying people of color. CVC launched in 2014, with the context of providing a safe space for empowerment, togetherness and to utilize music and vinyl as a form of resistance against the erasure of culture. Each Chulita identifies with their own identity. They are not to be classified as one nationality or culture. The unifying denominator is that they come together over the belief that EL DISCO ES CULTURA and they believe that is worth preserving and perpetuating.

The bad-ass Djs from Chulita Vinyl Club are set to host Art's biggest Friday - the Friday Late, happening September 6th from 5-10pm at the fair. 

THE EARTH CUBE

Dan Hillier’s work is, for him, a fun-filled, meditative exploration and transmission of Love -- for the natural world, for people, for beauty, and most of all for the great mystery of being anything at all in the miraculous, unknowable Cosmos and human experience.
 
The Earth Cube will be an immersive space for people to take some time out from the hubbub of the fair, where he'll be showing two large new figurative works based on nature archetypes, alongside other objects and items. The work is being made in the spirit of questioning whether we can reconnect our modern selves with the natural world, and the great mystery from which everything arises.

Listen to Dan speak about art, nature, and communication with the timeless on this episode of The Hive Podcast with Nathalie Nahai.

BRITISH VISIONS OF L.A.

In the California of the 1960s a high value was placed on lifestyle, the environment and mental well-being, all trends that have slowly been adopted in the following decades in the U.K.  But to this day, LA conjures a distinctly exciting vision for British artists, many of whom see themselves walking through a door opened by Hockney over half a century ago. 

David Hockney arrived in LA in 1963 and was completely bewitched. He was 24 years old, had escaped a cold grey January in the U.K. and whilst at the beach enjoying sunshine he wrote a postcard home which began “arrived in the promised land 2 days ago”. His intoxicating impressions of LA remain his most iconic work and his fascination with the city’s sun, modernism, hedonism and spiritualty have also remained invigorating for generations of British artists since. Here we present 14 artists who have fallen under LA’s spell with one work each which signifies something about the brighter future of the supposed promised land.

Artwork: 

1. Harry Chandler, Pool with Two Celebrities

2. Ruth Mulvie, Guitar Pool

3. Alec Cumming, Meet Me Poolside

THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT

The awesome team at the Sketchbook Project will be bringing their Bookmobile back to the Fair for all to enjoy and explore the hundreds of creative sketchbooks they have collected from all over the world.

Since 2006, The Sketchbook Project has been a platform for creative people to share their story. With over 2 million spreads of artwork, The Sketchbook Project has connected thousands of artists around the world and is a resource of global creativity.

PERFECTING THE JOURNEY 

First exhibited at this summer's Girlboss Rally, The Other Art Fair and fair partner, Girlboss, will bring together 14 phenomenal women artists from around the world. Each artist in this collection has found inspiration in their unique "origin story" as they continue to discover and perfect their artistic journey, serving as a reminder that where we come from sets us on the path to where we are going.

SAATCHI ART CURATOR TOURS

Experience The Other Art Fair through a curator's eyes. Saatchi Art’s expert curators present free daily guided tours of The Fair that highlight artists with distinct styles, provide art historical context, and spotlight potential investment opportunities.

Head to the Saatchi Art stand for a free tour. 

FRIDAY - 6PM

SATURDAY - 3PM

SUNDAY - 3PM

THE FAIR BAR

A fully stocked fair bar to keep you hydrated, including craft beers, wines and delicious cocktails. 

GELATERIA ULI

Voted "Best Gelato in L.A." by Los Angeles Magazine, Gelateria Uli is a small-batch, hand-made gelato and sorbet shop located in Downtown L.A.'s historic Spring Arcade, with a second location along West Third Street.

They'll be serving up a whole range of their signature and seasonal flavors each day at the fair.

BILLY'S COFFEE

Billy's Coffee serves up delicious coffees, teas and juices from the confines of a vintage truck. Focusing on espressos with a hint of milk chocolate and seasonal single origin brewed coffees, we aim to bring you joy and satisfaction in every cup!

POKE2GO

Poke 2 Go brings you delicious and accessible Hawaiian Poke while only using high quality Tuna, local-sourced ingredients in combination with unique flavors to create Hawaiin style poke in LA.

5ELEMENTOS

SoCal Mexican-style truck offering a menu filled with organic and vegan friendly options.

KIDS CREATE - I LOVE L.A.

Younger visitors can unleash their artistic flair and participate in creative art activities.

The fair offers free entry to children under 16. 

HANDPOKED TATTOING WITH LITTLEST MOON

Atlanta-based Lauren Visconti (@littlestmoon) will be handpoke tattooing all weekend. Prices start from $100. Bookings taken on a first come first served basis.