Art lovers will get the chance to come face to face with some of the world’s most exciting contemporary art created by leading artists on the modern art scene at this year’s Oxford International Art Fair, which takes place in the city from 23rd – 25th February 2018.
Oxford’s art fair, now in its fifth successful year, brings together some of the most innovative new work from established and emerging artists and galleries, gathered under the roof of one of the city’s most iconic buildings.
Inside the magnificent 19th century Oxford Town Hall on St Aldate’s in the heart of the city, will be an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, illustrations, photographs, ceramics, jewellery and much more, presented for sale and simply to admire by the artists themselves.
Novice and seasoned art lovers alike will be able to peruse the collections, talk to the artists who created them, pick out a piece to buy or even have one specially commissioned for a home or office wall. Or they can just wander through the three halls taking in the rich collection of artwork on display.
The art on show over the three day weekend event, which is free to attend, will have travelled from over 26 countries around the world, as well as there being a sizeable collection from closer to home presented by UK based artists and galleries.
“This bustling art fair gives art collectors and enthusiasts a great opportunity to get their hands on art, buying directly from the artist who has travelled all the way to Oxford to show and sell their unique pieces,” says art fair organiser Joëlle Dinnage, who hosts and curates the annual event along with her business partner Natal Vallvé from The Global Art Agency.
“We’ve carefully selected the artists and galleries showing their work, so that only the most innovative and thought-provoking contemporary art is shown at the fair, added exclusive events like the VIP sneak preview on the opening night and the chance to vote for the best work on show, adding up to a really special experience for the visitor and indeed the exhibitor,” she says.
Some of many highlights from this year’s art fair include work from the following artists:
- Taiwan based artist and lifestyle blogger Han-Sheng Huang (www.hshuang.co)
- One of the UK’s leading portrait artists James Earley (www.jamesearleyartist.com)
- Bulgarian artist Radi Nedelchev, best known as a painter of naïve art (www.radinedelchevart.com)
- Oxford watercolour abstract artist Jenny Boden (http://jennybowdenart.com)
- Painter Edward Ofosu who lives and works in London (edwardofosu.com)
“With the beautiful town hall making up the backdrop to the event, it really is a fantastic chance to witness some of the most impressive art close up, meet the artists behind it and enjoy a truly inspirational day out,” she adds.
The fifth Oxford International Art Fair takes place from 6pm to 9pm on Friday 23rd February and from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February 2018 at Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate’s, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1BX. Tickets are free and can be reserved in advance by going to www.oxfordinternationalartfair.com.
Tickets for the exclusive art fair preview, which takes place from 6pm to 9pm on Friday 23rd February and cost £10 to include a glass of champagne and live music, are available in advance from www.oxfordinternationalartfair.com/tickets/