Looking ahead to the autumn, myself and Tamsin Daniel have been working with an exciting new art fair hitting London this September. I helped craft the press release, deciding to focus on the untraditional concept behind the new art fair rather than the artists themselves:
NEW CONCEPT ARTIST- LED ART FAIR LAUNCHES IN LONDON
Roy’s People Art Fair will take place at Candid Arts Trust, 3-5 Torrens St, Angel.
Private View 14th September 6pm – 9pm.
The fair is open to the public from 15th – 17th September 2017.
This brand new concept is London’s first art fair run by artists, for artists, and will take place at Angel’s Candid Arts Trust, running across three days. This revolutionary event aims to transcend the traditional art fair by giving the power back to artists.
After a careful selection process, 60 artists were chosen for their individual quality and talent to exhibit at Roy’s People Art Fair. The artists are promoted equally, creating a space where they can sell their work whilst feeling supported within a new community of creative talent.
No strangers to the art world, founders Roy Tyson, an award winning urban artist, and abstract landscape artist, Samuel Peacock, have exhibited both nationally and internationally. Having taken part in numerous art fairs they have used their experience and knowledge to create their own event, which focuses on bringing artists and the public together.
Co-founder Roy Tyson says: “Our goal is to provide a platform and opportunities to everyone. As artists ourselves, we know what it takes to become an established artist, and vitally through Roy’s People Art Fair we aim to pass on our expertise and experience.”
Roy’s People Art Fair aims to emancipate artists through an alternative platform, where they can showcase their work on their own terms.The public are promised an exciting assembly of work – from David Hughes’ modern art LEGO® collaborative brick design, where art fair visitors are invited to help the artist complete a mosaic, to Ian Bailey’s patterned wallpapers and Sarah Fosse’s bold cityscapes. Other highlights include live doodling from the renowned Mr Doodle, as well as homeless person come illustrator and Sunday Times best selling author, John Dolan, who will be sitting outside on the street sketching with his dog George.
In this rare environment visitors will have the chance to meet each artist in a relaxed atmosphere far from that of a traditional gallery. Visitors can enjoy an extensive programme of creative workshops, live painting and the opportunity to meet each exhibiting artist.
Entry to the fair is free for the whole three days.
Friday 15th September: 12pm – 6pm
Saturday 16th September: 11am – 6pm
Sunday 17th September: 11am – 5pm