Reading Contemporary Art Fair 27th and 28th April 2013
The Reading Contemporary Art Fair returns for its fourth year this April
attracting over 90 Independent artists and galleries from around the country
to bring real art to real people.
Firmly established as one of the leading events in the calendar it is more than
an Art Fair, with a line-up of artworks, activities, workshops and the Princess
Trust initiative it is a creative, cultural and fun-filled art event.
Doubling in size since it was launched, RCAF has established a reputation for
hosting internationally renowned artists and accomplished emerging talent. It
is also one of the few opportunities nationally to meet an exceptional
selection of the finest, independent, contemporary artists and buy directly
from them, and see a more comprehensive range from professional galleries.
The atmosphere is famously relaxed, friendly and informative, the artists and
galleries are very happy to discuss their work, vision and inspirations. Making
it the perfect environment for art enthusiasts and collectors to indulge their
passion, and an unmissable opportunity to discover new talent.
Special highlights for the 2013 show include an interactive art project by
internationally prominent artist Este Macleod as well as art from new
exhibitors such as Dublin based Eithne Roberts.
The flagship Princes Trust initiative has raised in excess of £40,000 to date by
selling small original work for a flat fee, donated by artists involved in the fair.
Displayed on a dedicated stand at the entrance they provide a snapshot of
the whole fair, and have become collectorspieces in their own right.
The organizers, Deborah James and Sarah McAllister, are well-known figures
in the area with a hands-on approach that ensures an individual touch and
detailed management of the event. Deborah says; Visit the fair to discover a
fantastic range of creative talent and hidden gems. Meet artists and gain a
unique personal insight into individual creative processes.
The format of Reading Contemporary Art Fair is very user-friendly; visitors
can stroll through the stands and see everything from fine art to phone art,
photography, printmaking and sculpture.
From traditional landscape paintings to vibrant abstracts, with price tags from
£40 to £4,000, putting collectable contemporary art well within reach.
Wonderfully creative artist led workshops and other arts activities for children
and adults are held throughout the weekend run by the acclaimed Jelly
organisation. See the website for more information and updates.
The Fair will be held on 27th & 28th April 2013 near Caversham Bridge at
Rivermead Leisure Complex. Tickets are available on the door at £7 per
person, £6 for concessions, £1 children aged 5-10 years and children under
5 are free.
See the website: www.readingcontemporaryartfair.co.uk for more information
plus details of exhibiting artists and a taste of what
Where: Rivermead Leisure Complex, Richfield Ave, Reading RG1 8EQ
When: Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th April 2013 10am 5pm
Private View and VIP OPENING by Sir John Madejski OBE DL on Friday
26th April (Invitation only- see website for details)
Press enquiries contact Deborah James 01753 591892 or 07771 802603
Image: Two Pink Birds by Eithne Roberts ©
s to come.