Art Fair celebrates 10 years of: “Art for Everyone!”
EDINBURGH ART FAIR
Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 11 New Market Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ
Friday 14th – Sunday 16th November 2014
Preview evening – Thursday 13th November 2014
The Edinburgh Art Fair celebrates its 10th anniversary this November. Over the
past 10 years, it has undoubtedly gained a special place in Scotland’s Art
calendar. The Fair brings together 60 galleries from the UK and abroad for
three days under one roof at the Corn Exchange, Edinburgh. It is a unique
opportunity for anyone to view, and buy, contemporary art.
Organisers, Arte in Europa, have yet again gathered a great mix of galleries
representing over 500 artists from very different horizons and working in
different media: painting, printmaking, sculpture, glass, ceramics, jewellery.
There is a definite international dimension to the Fair this year with
representation from Ireland, Poland, India, Spain and Australia. “It is the
first time that we are welcoming a gallery, Tingari Arts, representing
aboriginal artists from Australia” says Andy McDougall, Director of the Fair,
who is also very excited about the participation of Adhunik a gallery from
Closer to home, eminent institutions such as The Scottish Gallery and The
Royal Scottish Academy, will show along side regular participants to the
Fair (Eduardo Alessandro, Tallantyre) and interesting new comers (Arusha
Gallery, Gallery Ten, The Sutton Gallery, among others).
Printmaking will be particularly well represented this year with both Edinburgh
Printmakers and Glasgow Print Studio taking part, along side smaller print
studios including Fife Dunfermline Print Workshop and Staithes Studio.
There will be literally thousands of artworks available for sale over the
weekend to suit all tastes and budgets. Indeed the Fair demonstrates that
original artwork need not be out of reach: prices range from £100 to five
figure sums. The Fair stands by its slogan of “Art for Everyone” and it delivers
With the sheer abundance of work on display, the Edinburgh Art Fair is the
place to look for the perfect painting or sculpture for the home or office.
The Fair is particularly keen to encourage young professionals and families to
consider buying original art. “People can be a little intimidated about visiting
galleries, but the Fair is the ideal place to take this first step” says Andy
McDougall, “there is no pretentiousness at our Fair just great art and galleries
pleased to meet a new audience and help them find that special piece”. “If
you are considering starting an art collection or, if you are looking to add to
an existing one, then look no further.” concludes Andy.
The Fair positively welcomes young families: a free crèche is available for the
younger visitors (birth to 12 years) where they can enjoy art-related activities,
while their parents take a stroll around the Fair.
Visitors, adults and children, are encouraged to find out more about
contemporary art at the Fair, through live art demonstrations, artists talks
and hands-on workshops. Amazingly all these activities are free! This year,
Fife Dunfermline Print Workshop, a collective of professional printmakers, will
offer adults and children a chance to try their hand at making prints. Over
the three days of the Fair, The Too Much Fun Club, a group of street artists, will
create a 7 meter wall painting live in front of the public. A series of talks and
demonstrations by acclaimed Scottish artists (including George Donald and
Henry Kondracki) will take place every afternoon during the Fair.
All this means that you should plan to make a day of it. That’s easy as there
is a fully licensed bar and restaurant onsite where you can take a breather,
relax over lunch and contemplate making a purchase with a glass of bubbly.
The Corn Exchange is a multi-award-winning venue that benefits from several
bus and train routes. Lothian Bus 35 stops outside the Corn Exchange door
and Slateford Train Station (on the Glasgow central line) is only a two-minute
walk from the venue.
The Edinburgh Art Fair supports the following charities;
Art in Healthcare
East Lothian Special Needs Playschemes
St. Columba’s Hospice
PRESS INFORMATION AND JPEG IMAGES AVAILABLE FROM:
Arte in Europa
Press Enquiries to Fair Director: Andy McDougall
T: 01875 819 595
Notes to Editors:
Event Edinburgh Art Fair
Venue Address: Corn Exchange, 11 New Market Road, Edinburgh
Organiser: Arte in Europa
Dates & Opening Times: Friday 14th – Sunday 16th November 2014
Friday 11 am – 6pm, Saturday 11am – 6pm,
Sunday 11am – 5pm.
Preview Evening: Thursday 13th November 2014: 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Tickets: £5 (£3 concessions) on the door.
Preview evening tickets £10 each on the door.
Each ticket includes re-entry throughout the 3 days
of the fair.
Under 16s enter free, if accompanied by an adult
Enquiries: Telephone: +44 (0) 1875 819595
Transport: The nearest railway station is Slateford on the
Glasgow central line (2 minutes walk), Edinburgh
Haymarket Station (2.3 miles), Edinburgh Waverley
Station (3.4 miles).
Bus routes 3, 4, 25, 34, 35 and 44.
By Air: Edinburgh Airport (6.7 miles)