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The Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2010 – Part 1

Mickey Mouse by Joseph

Mickey Mouse by Joseph shown at the Affordable Art Fair Singapore

  Its finally here. Asia's first Affordable Art Fair (AAF) will be in Singapore from the 19th - 21st November. With Sixty galleries from 17 countries participating in the Fair, the three days event will be held at the Singapore Formula 1 Building, right in the heart of the garden city.

 

The Affordable Art Fair, which is held annually in eight major cities and is the most successful series of contemporary art fairs internationally, will showcase both recognised artists and up-and-coming new talent, appealing to established collectors and first-time buyers alike.

Reflecting its ‘affordable’ title, all works of art are at down-to-earth prices ranging from S$100 to S$10,000, with 75% under $7,500. With a diverse range of art will be for sale, from paintings and sculptures through to original prints and photography, there is something to suit every taste and budget.

 

Yellow Chairs by Patricia Cabaleiro de Meuser & Britta Hagemann

Yellow Chairs by Patricia Cabaleiro de Meuser & Britta Hagemann

 

“This is a great response. It not only reflects the success of the AAF in key Western markets, it also confirms the potential of the Fair in the Asia marketplace”, said Singapore Fair Director, Ms Camilla Hewitson.

Among the Singapore galleries taking part in the Fair – to be held at the F1 Paddocks at Marina Bay South are Art & Printmaking Studio, Give Art, Vue Privée, Utterly Art, Red Sea Gallery, The Artists’ Gallery and many more. These galleries will be showcasing and selling works of art from well known local artists such as, Justine Lee, Jamie Paul, Marisa Keller, Zulkiffli Yusoff, April Ng Kiow Ngor (who is also my printmaking lecturer from NAFA), and many more. And not to forget the line up of international art galleries from around the world.

Love is blind by Justin Lee and Jamie Paul

Love is blind by Justin Lee and Jamie Paul

 

AAF Singapore is not only about buying art. It will also offer a series of activities and workshops to nurture a greater appreciation of the contemporary art world. Art talks conducted by The Sotheby’s Institute of Arts, Singapore, Printmaking workshops by local printmaking artist, Marisa Keller and a range of art activities for the kids by Art Boot Camp. On top of that, there will be an art exhibition by recent graduates of the two prestigious art institution in Singapore, the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and LaSalle College of the Arts.

 

And to kick start the AAF Singapore, there will be a special event, Arty-Licious Evening, held on Friday (19th November) evening in support of The Substation (in association with Harper’s BAZAAR and Fortune Cookie Projects), who will be celebrating their 20th year in Singapore in 2010.

Warhol's Marilyn by Jane PerkinsWarhol’s Marilyn by Jane Perkins RN764 Small Spectrum Circle by Rob and Nick CarterRN764 Small Spectrum Circle by Rob and Nick Carte

So in the last few years, my best friend who has been living in London, has been asking me if there’s an Affordable Art Fair in Singapore. And now I can proudly say “Yes”.

 

The Affordable Art Fair, Singapore

  • Venue: F1 Pit Building (1 Republic Boulevard)
  • Dates: Friday 19 – Sunday 21 November 2010

Opening Times

  • Friday 19 November 11am – 6pm
  • Arty-Licious Evening 6pm-10pm (a fundraiser for the Substation in association with
  • Harper’s BAZAAR, Fortune Cookie Projects)
  • Saturday 20 November 11am – 7pm
  • Sunday 21 November 11am – 5pm

Ticket Prices (at the door):

  • General Admission: $10
  • Arty-Licious Evening: $30
  • Students & Seniors: $7 ($15 for Arety-Licious Evening)
  • Family Package (2 adults & any number of children below 12 years): $15
  • Credit Card Promotion: All OCBC Credit & Debit Cardmembers will receive a 20% discount general admission ticket prices.
  • Early bird ticket sales will be available at all Sistic outlets from 1st October 2010 onwards.

For more info, check out The Affordable Art Fair Singapore’s website.

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About Suzz (163 Articles)
is the owner and founder of Artitute, loves to attend fancy art exhibition, shares them with her friends, dabbles in amateur printmaking and photography and is a crazy cat lady.
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