The Other Art Fair 17 March – 20 March 2022 The Old Truman Brewery 91 Brick Lane London E1 6QR
The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, returns to London’s Old Truman Brewery this March showcasing 150 independent artists alongside a vibrant programme of guest features. Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, the fair continues its mission to re-frame art, and how it is experienced; offering an art fair experience that is evocative, inclusive, and inspiring.
In celebration of March’s International Women’s Day, this edition of the leading artist-led fair is focused on championing women in art and alternative practices sometimes excluded from the art world such as textiles and floristry.
London’s March 2022 fair will feature an exciting and immersive programme of features and events including Chila Kumari Singh Burman as special guest artist, an immersive installation by The Line Girl and much more. A committee of industry experts have collaborated on the selection of the most exciting rising stars, with a focus on women creators to watch and art forms beyond the traditional. The line-up features a 62% Female to 38% Male ratio of exhibitors with 50% of artists being new to the fair, 71 London based artists and 10% BIPOC creators.
Fair Director Anouka Pedley on the desire to champion female identifying talent and non-traditional art forms: “To commemorate International Women’s Day, we wanted to celebrate our female identifying exhibitors alongside a features programme highlighting art forms that are not commonly considered ‘fine art’ because they are typically aligned with women and the domestic.
While textiles are becoming increasingly popular, there is still so much undiscovered talent, especially in London. We want to celebrate this art form by curating an exhibition of textile art and hosting a dedicated workshop series across the four days of the fair, encouraging our audience to discover and interact with the varied strands involved in the practice.”
The 2022 London selection committee includes Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator and VP Art Advisory, Saatchi Art, Alessio Antoniolli, Director of Gasworks and Triangle Network, Ellen Mara De Wachter, leading Arts and Culture writer and co-author of ‘Great Woman Artists’, and Claire Feeley, Head of Exhibitions and Learning Programmes at Jupiter Artland. Additionally, artist, curator and founding member of gal-dem, Leyla Reynolds has selected the two March 2021 New Futures prize winners.
The Other Art Fair has created something different, combining affordable art with unforgettable experiences, with editions now in London, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Toronto, Sydney, and Melbourne.
Hailed as ‘the future of art’ by The Guardian, The Other Art Fair will delight and inspire visitors with its diverse and immersive programme that has previously included interactive theatre, taxidermy classes, immersive dining, charity collaborations, guest artist installations, workshops, and a colourful line-up of renowned guest artists. If you’re looking for unusual encounters, this one’s for you.
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