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Art Fair celebrates 10 years of: “Art for Everyone!”


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

New Delhi.

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

just that.

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


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

EH14 1RJ

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)