The Other Art Fair was born from a realization of the disparity between an audience of art lovers eager to discover the next big thing and talented artists struggling to gain recognition. Seven years on, the effects of the fair's growing reputation are not only demonstrated through the support of leading individuals in the art world but also the frequency of success stories from past exhibitors.
As a channel for direct sales, the fair enables artists to fund and develop their practice whilst forming invaluable relationships with collectors, gallerists and curators. We are delighted that so many of our artists are now represented within the gallery system and emerging into the spotlight of the art world as names of the future.
By choosing from our 80 artists, visitors can buy with confidence, knowing that they are purchasing form artists who have been hand-selected from over 500 applications by a committee of art experts. Furthermore the fair is a chance to invest in an artist who is truly serious about their practice and their career, an individual with the vision to make their name. It is this thrilling potential that makes the fair so exciting.
Thank you to all artists, visitors and friends who have supported the fair over the past seven years. I look forward to welcoming you to our fourth Bristol edition in Summer 2018.
Founder & General Manager
The Other Art Fair is a breath of fresh air in the art world. Ryan Stanier’s visionary
concept of creating a fair for artists, rather than galleries, enables independent artists to show their work and gives people the chance not only to discover a stimulating range of art under one roof but also to meet artists in person.
It’s been an inspiration to help curate this year’s fair and exciting to see so many wonderful artists come together to make this such a dynamic fair. It’s also fantastic to see a high quality fair outside London and in such a historically creative city as Bristol. This is your chance to discover exciting new artists selling their work at affordable prices before they get snapped up by galleries!
Saatchi Art VP Art Advisory and Chief Curator
The Other Art Fair Guest Curator