Inside Artists - Issue 16

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10 EXHIBITIONS Fresh: Art Fair Ascot

Fresh: Art Fair Ascot 20-22 September | Ascot Racecourse


hree successful years at Cheltenham racecourse have firmly established Fresh: Art Fair on the art calendar, and now the event is expanding to open in Ascot this September.

Unlike the many artist fairs in the Thames Valley, Fresh: exhibits only galleries, making it an easy and exciting way to see a huge volume of quality work in one day or across the weekend. In fact, this autumn’s fair will host 53 leading galleries from across the UK and Europe, with some 6,000 original works including prints, paintings, sculpture, glass and ceramics. Emerging new talent, established professional and Royal Academicians are all represented,

with the likes of Blake, Hockney, Hirst, Emin, Banksy, Warhol and McLean all to be found. The fair’s focus on galleries ensures a high quality range of work for visitors to view and purchase. ‘It means we can show the work of far more artists, professionally hung in large room-like spaces’ says Fresh: founder Eleanor Wardle. ‘All our Galleries are experts with their fingers on the pulse of the market, so our visitors know they are looking at acknowledged talent and can buy with confidence’. Alongside the artworks the Ascot fair will have a full programme of talks including ‘Art in Interior Design’ and the intricacies of framing, and there will also be live demonstrations from artists who will be there explaining their skills and inspiration.

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