NEW ARTIST FAIR Summer Exhibition Showcasing 60 contemporary Artists Having recently visited some of this summer’s fine art graduate shows, I am reminded forcibly once again of that difficult moment when the props of art school life are finally removed and the artist has to launch out on their own into the art world and the business of making a living. All credit therefore to the New Artist Fair organisation which has, since 2011, established a twice-yearly exhibition programme for emerging and recently established artists, one in March, at Candid Arts in the Angel, and a Summer Exhibition at the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane in early September. This year’s exhibition, the fourth of its kind, runs from 5 to 7 September and will be showcasing some 60 artists working in a wide variety of styles (landscape, portraits and abstracts) – and media – (painting, printmaking, photography and sculpture). With prices ranging from £20 to £1,000 and with the majority between £150-500, it makes far more sense to buy an original piece of work here than acquiring a mass-produced print from a high street chain. In doing so you will be supporting new, talented artists and, you never know, a possible star of the future. As they say, a ‘no-brainer’ really . . . NU from above: 11, Marta Juvanteny Pink on Blue, Azra Iqbal Street Art 1, Jade Adele London Field, Brett Barker Colour Fields Divided I, (detail) Leah Michelle . . . props of art school life are finally removed and the artist has to launch out on their own into the art world . . .