For Immediate Release
London, February 2010. Media Accreditation now available for the
Animal Art Fair showing the greatest animal Artists in anyone place at
any one time.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure you receive your press
The first Animal Art Fair is taking place at the Fulham Palace
16th -18th April 2010. Press and preview evening will take place on the 15th
April from 6.30-9.30pm. There will be a celebrity opening, and a charity
auction to raise money for the high profile Born Free Foundation and Snow
True to the organisers‟ aim of providing something for everyone, there will
an eclectic mix of both up & coming and established artists and UK based
& international artists. They will be exhibiting a range of mediums from
sculpture to photography and featuring a diversity of fauna.
Artists include Gill Parker, renowned for the life-size bronze of Derby winner,
Motivator at Ascot Racecourse, Dominique Salm, winner of the BBC
Wildlife Artist of the Year award in the Mammals Category and Kate
Denton, the current artist in resident at Hedingham Castle.
Other exhibitors include Hamish Mackie, Annabel Pope, Philip Blacker,
Kate Denton, Davina Bosanquet, Elizabeth Armstrong, Amy Sandys-
Lumsdaile and Henry McHale.
The three-day event will offer both buyers and artists a unique
marketplace in which to do business, offering direct access to the world of
animal art. No middle men, no galleries and no premium,
just the opportunity to discover new talent and to buy
directly from the artist.
The organisers have allocated space to just 40 artists with
each being there to openly discuss their work in the
relaxed and intimate setting of the beautiful Fulham
Organiser Jamie Polk said “We have had fantastic
reactions and great support from every angle. We think
we have found a niche in the art market. This is not
chocolate box art. This is art depicting animals and
environments that may not exist in 100 years time. “
Notes to Editor
The fair will be open on Friday 16th April, Saturday 17th April and Sunday 18th
April 2010, 10am - 6pm
Tickets for the fair can be pre-booked online for £10 www.animalartfair.com or
purchased on the door: £12 for adults, free for concessions and children under
16. For general enquiries please call 020 8144 5979
Fulham Palace, Bishop‟s Avenue, Fulham, SW6 6EA
ABOUT THE VENUE
The Fulham Palace estate was owned by the Bishops of London for over 1300
years and the Palace was their country home from at least the 11th century.
Vacated by the Bishops in 1975, the Palace is now managed jointly by
Hammersmith and Fulham Council and the Fulham Palace Trust.
Today the Palace‟s stately rooms house an intriguing museum that interprets the
site‟s extraordinary history; a relaxing café-bar within a graceful drawing room
which overlooks the extensive botanic gardens; and an elegant gallery space
that provides an innovative programme of contemporary, Palace-inspired art.
ABOUT THE ORGANISERS:
JAMIE POLK - Having left his job as a fund manager at the turn of the Millennium
in search of a new challenge, Jamie‟s life took a drastic turn when he broke his
neck in a diving accident leaving him paralysed from the chest down. Since
then he has followed the principle of making the best of all opportunities.
Over recent years his walls have been filled by an eclectic range of art, sourced
from artists and galleries that have caught his eye and imagination. He sees the
Animal Art Fair as a terrific prospect. “It is fantastically exciting finding great
talent and rewarding to be able to showcase this talent direct to the buying
public. And it‟s much more fun than sitting behind a desk!”
BARNABY PARKER - After graduating with an Art History degree from Manchester,
Barnaby was briefly distracted from the art world by the lure of headhunting in
the City where he founded and successfully floated Hydrogen Group on AIM in
2006. His shared vision for Animal Art Fair is to establish an open marketplace
where artists and clients can interact, discover more about each other and build
lasting relationships. Starting with the inaugural event in London in April 2010 he
believes that this is a business model that can be expanded across the world.
Barnaby is also a keen polo player and owns an ear of a racehorse called
ABOUT THE BORN FREE FOUNDATION
Born Free work to prevent individual animal suffering, protect threatened species
and keep wildlife in the wild. Born Free is supported by celebrities including
Joanna Lumley, Martin Clunes, Bryan Adams, Rachel Hunter, Helen Worth, Jenny
Seagrove and Martin Shaw. Together they reach out to the public, the media
and business friends, who actively support and fund their projects and
campaigns, helping hundreds of thousands of animals worldwide. Please visit
www.bornfree.org.uk for further information
ABOUT SNOW LEOPARD TRUST
With their estimated to be less than 3,500 Snow Leopards left in the wild the Snow
Leopard Trust engages in community based conservation to try and ensure the
survival of this magnificent species and at the same time improve the livelihoods
of the herder families who live in the high mountain ranges of Central Asia.
Community based conservation projects include: - Livestock insurance, Livestock
vaccination, Educational Eco camps for children and Economic Enterprise
programmes (providing local women with economic independence by training
them to spin wool and produce high quality handicrafts which can then be sold
internationally). Please visit www.snowleopardtrustuk.org for further information.
ABOUT SNOW LEOPARD VODKA
World's first ethical vodka created to help save the snow leopard from extinction.
15% of Snow Leopard's profits are given to the Snow Leopard Trust.
It is the first vodka made from the rare spelt grain, the oldest and purest grain on
the planet. Popular amongst the opinion forming elite. Snow Leopard cocktails
have previously been served at Stella McCartney's and Vivienne Westwood's
fashion show parties and will be served at The Animal Art fair
For further details; interviews with the organisers, artists or request
for images please contact:
Susie Reid Thomas at Silver Thread Communications
e - email@example.com m - 07802 670 995
or visit the website www.animalartfair.com
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Kate Denton http://www.katedenton.com