A well-established art fair will go online for the first time in its 20-year history. Wimbledon Art Fair, organised by Wimbledon Art Studios, will open to the public from 14 to 17 May, showcasing powerful works by more than 100 artists.
The fair aims to give art lovers everywhere the opportunity to invest in affordable works by a diverse community of creatives, while supporting independent artists and makers.
This year’s fair will include Art SOS, a special exhibition of work responding to the global covid-19 pandemic. From the bravery of frontline staff to the impact of social distancing on human relationships, the exhibition is an emotional response to difficult times.
Artists taking part include Georgia Kitty Harris, whose series of portraits, Isolation Archive, is based on submissions from around the world, and Sophie Tea, whose symbolic toilet roll paintings explore a recent national obsession.
Emily Robson from Wimbledon Art Studios said: “Right now, we are more aware than ever of how small businesses and artists need our help. We are sad that we cannot physically welcome visitors through the doors … however, we are excited to have this chance to showcase the amazing work our artists do here to a potentially wider online audience.
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“The beauty of an online audience is they can see our wonderful works even if they are the other side of the country or world.”
Each artist will donate a percentage of their sales to support the NHS and St George’s Hospital, Tooting. No commission will be collected from sales.
Anyone can visit Wimbledon Art Fair Online. However, you can pre-register via the website to receive exclusive early access and be entered in a prize draw to win £200 to spend at the fair. Entry is free, but you can make a donation to support the event.
Find out more on the Wimbledon Art Fair website.