From 3 to 5 December the cultural heart of Norwich will host one of the region’s biggest contemporary art fairs. The return of Art Fair East is set to be celebrated as more than 1,000 works of art go on display. The event, which hosts artists, galleries and art dealers from across the world, annually attracts thousands of visitors to St Andrew’s Hall.
The fair, now in its sixth year, will re-emerge to share the buzz of the real-life art world after last year’s event was cancelled due to the pandemic.
As the major art fair for the East, it was founded in 2015 by leading Norfolk-based artists Will Teather and Brian Korteling, who will both be exhibiting at the event.
The pair are passionate about bringing contemporary art to the region, supporting artists and creating excitement around the visual arts.
This year, artists are set to descend on Norwich from as far as Africa and in previous years Art Fair East has hosted a wide variety of artwork, from emerging young talents to signed Banksy prints.
Many well-loved local talents such as Mary Mellor, John Sparks and Tracey Ross will be bringing paintings and sculpture to this year’s Fair and there will also be some visiting galleries such as Hunter Gallery from Bury St Edmunds and Clifton Fine Art from Bristol who stock everything from pop art to contemporary landscapes and bronzes.
From further afield there will be many international visitors including Oreoluwa Philip Ojo, a talented hyper realist pencil artist from Nigeria.
During the Fair artists will often be present for visitors to chat to so they can get a real sense of the how and where the artist’s work.
With around 1,000 artworks on display, a range of contemporary art will be exhibited including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video art, installation, performance, and original limited-edition prints.
All the work is for sale, so it is a fantastic opportunity to choose a unique artwork for your home, support artists and perhaps invest in a future star.
Artworks typically start from £40 upwards for signed prints by emerging talent to tens-of-thousands of pounds for major pieces by established names.
Art Fair East is sponsored by Musker McIntyre and Chadwicks, and takes place at St Andrew’s Hall, Norwich – in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter. A beautiful venue with lots of light and space for a large exhibition.
(Art Fair East, St. Andrew’s Hall, Norwich / Runs from Friday 3 – Sunday 5 December)
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