Press Information 2012
The 17th Annual Chelsea Art Fair
Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, London SW3
19th -22nd April 2012
Press info from Duncan Phillips Tel:01460 30897
Organised by Penman Art Fairs Tel: 01825 744074
Contemporary Art and Sculpture Highlight Chelsea Art Fair
The 17th Annual Chelsea Art Fair takes place at Chelsea Old Town
Hall, King's Road, from 19th – 22nd April 2012. Sculpture, paintings,
prints and ceramics by leading artists from the past 100 year will
feature together with exciting new works by contemporary painters and
ʻIt's a feast of colour and inspiration,' explains organiser Caroline
Penman, ʻwith all kinds of traditional and challenging works on display
and at prices to suit every pocket.' With forty galleries showing, this
annual event is a regular highlight of the art scene in London in the
The Annual Chelsea Art Fair opened in 1996 and is one of London's
from David Genty.
most popular art events. It attracts collectors of all ages and tastes, from connoisseurs looking for
the latest works by established artists to first-time buyers looking to invest less than £200 in breaking
contemporary art. Prices range from less than £50 for sketches and signed engravings to more than
£20,000 for the latest works by well-known artists.
No fewer than three thousand original portraits, landscapes, figure studies, abstract works, bronzes
and sculptures will be offered for sale and galleries from across the UK will be exhibiting. London
dealers include Quantum Contemporary Art with abstract, figurative and landscape works; Eleven
and a Half, with Cornish artists, Enid Lawson Gallery, featuring works by Susan Ashworth, Richard
Burel, Chris Daynes and David Farrant, Caroline Farmiloe Fine Art with works by Carol
McDermott, Endre Roder and David Paul Gleeson, The Russell
Gallery, with paintings by Sarah Bowman, Neale Worley and
Richard Pikesley; and The Rae Smith Gallery with works by
well known cartoonists and illustrators.
Well known provincial galleries include David Genty Fine Art
from Tonbridge, Cube Galleries from Bristol, Contemporary
Fine Art Gallery, Eton, Cameron Contemporary Arts from
Brighton, McAllister Thomas from Godalming, Bohemia
Still Life by Terry Whybrow,
from Eleven and a Half, London.
Galleries from York, Art World from the Cotswolds, Wren Gallery from Burford, White Space Art
from Totnes, Gallery Perutz from Calstone, John Iddon from Richmond and Lighthouse Gallery
All exhibits are available to be purchased from the fair, and a free wrapping service is also provided.
In past years, more than 1,500 works have changed hands during the four days of the fair, a mark of
its broad appeal. The busy Preview Evening is always a Chelsea social occasion to remember. A
restaurant and bar is available for light meals and refreshments.
In past years, more than 1,500 works have changed hands during the three days of the Chelsea Art
Fair - a mark of its broad appeal. The busy Preview Evening is always a Chelsea social occasion to
remember. A restaurant and bar is available for light meals and refreshments.
A limited number of tickets are available for competitions and promotions.
Please call Duncan Phillips Tel: 01460 30897.
The 17th Annual Chelsea Art Fair
Visitor Information: Tel: 01825 744074
Preview by Invitation or £10 at the door
Thursday 18 April 4.00pm-9pm
Friday 19 April
Saturday 22 April 11am-7pm
Sunday 23 April 11am-7pm
Penman Fairs Ltd, Widdicombe, Bedford Place, Uckfield,
East Sussex TN22 1LWU.
Tel: UK 01825 744074. www.chelseaartfair.org
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