Wimbledon Art Fair Returns To Showcase Work Of Local Artists

Chance to explore the artists' own studios and meet the creators

Wimbledon Art Studios is now hosting the next edition of the Wimbledon Art Fair, showcasing the work of more than 150 of London’s most exciting contemporary artists, designers, and makers.

Visitors are invited to explore the artists' own studios and meet the creators behind London’s leading contemporary arts and crafts. This four-day event continues to be one of the only free entry Art Fairs in London and runs until Sunday (May 13).

Spanning two buildings, this not-for-profit studio campus is a creative community of both established, award-winning artists and emerging talent. A collection of original paintings, editioned prints, fashion, photography, ceramics, and sculptures will be available for purchase by those with a range of budgets with prices below £500 upwards of £5,000. The Art Fair will present a diverse range of artists and makers, such as:

Sophie Tea: After studying Business and Management at University, Sophie traveled to India where she discovered that her true passion was to paint. Now a full-time artist, her vibrant and free-spirited work brings a rainbow of colour and movement to the studios. Sophie has worked with brands such as Boohoo and Godiva Chocolate, and is most recognised for her striking portraits of animals.

Michael Wallner: Michael spent more than 20 years in the TV and media industry, but creating original and innovative art has always been his true passion. Michael digitally manipulates his own photographs, to produce unusual works of art and installations on a variety of surfaces. His work is a celebration to his favourite cities, in particular London and New York, where he often exhibits.

Aisling Drennan: Aisling is a graduate of Central Saint Martins and recipient of the Freyer Award in recognition of excellence for painting from the Royal Dublin Society.. Aisling’s recent work is focused on devising ensembles of consciously orchestrated marks, demonstrating their perspective, as well as their consequence.

Isobel Allan-Lowe: Isobel is a self-taught ceramicist, who uses porcelain to represent the complexity and unity of the natural order. Her work is in private collections around the world, including aboard luxury yachts.

Damian Woodford: Damian uses decorating brushes and palette knives to apply either oil or acrylic to build up layers of paint on the surface of his canvas. His paintings become a transcript of his movements and feelings - capturing his creative energy. Damian has exhibited at the Agora Gallery, New York and has been shortlisted for the Higgins Homes Public Art Award, as well as his works being held in private collections including the Paintings in Hospitals Collection.

Wimbledon Art Studios - Business Manager, Daniel Gray, said: “Wimbledon Art Fair is our opportunity to show off the incredible artists and makers that we have here at the studios. It’s also an opportunity for the public to purchase affordable, original art directly from the person who created it.

"We’re so proud of the fantastic creative community we have established here at Wimbledon Art Studios and we can’t wait for our visitors to witness this for themselves during the show.”

It takes place at: Wimbledon Art Studios, 10 Riverside Yard, London, SW17 0BB.

May 11, 2018