The Other Art Fair at The Old Truman Brewery

London was in full art-mode recently as the Frieze week was in full swing. For this #ArtThursdays feature we headed to see Saatchi Art’s The Other Art Fair at the Old Truman Brewery. Instagram Sensation Sara Shakeel, Artist & Slaves’ Musician Laurie Vincent joined 150 Game Changing Talents for the Artist-Led Fair.

13 – 16 October


What we love about The Other Art Fair is it's alternative approach to a  traditional art fair, as once again it disrupted
the conventional Frieze week experience. This years fair didn't disappoint in providing art lovers in  Londoners seeking an exciting new experience the opportunity to view some of the freshest art in the capital and meet the creators too. Check out our recap below...


This years The Other Art Fair  featured a vibrant programme of exciting features, guest exhibitions, immersive installations, live poetry readings, DJs, the chance to buy stunning artwork directly from over 150 incredible emerging talents and much more.

With annual editions in Brooklyn, Chicago, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Sydney and beyond, The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art is a global platform gathering creative thinkers, pleasure seekers and game-changing artists to share unforgettable experiences. The artist-led fair combines boundary-pushing yet always affordable artworks with live features and curious encounters; previously iterations have included interactive theatre, taxidermy classes, experiential dining, and incredible renowned guest artists.
Visitors were  greeted with an immersive entrance installation by Eve de Haan, better known by her Instagram handle @halfaroastchicken. Recently cited by Yinka Ilori as one of the UK’s Black artists to follow, Eve de Haan is renowned for her stunning neon artworks exploring technology, youth culture, relationships and more. Eve, AKA Mrs Tinie Tempah, will specially create an installation in the entrance to The Truman Brewery, plus a dazzling ‘Self Help Bar’ installation inside the fair.

Once inside, guests could discover, chat with and buy 1000s of original works and prints directly from 150 exciting emerging artists, with prices starting from just £100. Marking the 62nd global edition of The Other Art Fair and the 23rd fair in London, this event features a refreshing 50/50 split of male to female artists, with 50% of exhibitors based in London and 9% BIPOC creators. Highlights include an exciting array of outstanding emerging painters, printmakers, photographic works, collages and sculptures. See the full artist list here.

For the fashion focused, Evelyn Morgan is a must see – her contemporary, colourful collages and paintings are inspired by make-up artistry and are very a la mode. Similarly, Dutch painter Charlotte Greevan’s work straddles fashion illustration and fine art with bold lines and elegant details. If you’re looking for something a little more subtle, the abstract and emotive canvases by Michelle Yap are the perfect edition to the modern, minimalist apartment.




Tim Muddiman’s brutalist cityscapes are a hipster’s dream, bringing constructivist elements and muted tones to studies of culturally significant budlings such as the Trellick Tower. A contemporary Edward Hopper, Brendan Kramp’s oil paintings capture urban life with style and substance. After something more decorative, look no further than Assia Bennani the Moroccanborn London-based artist who lived in Hong Kong for 13 years, and draws influence from her multicultural experience and interior design background.

Always an accessible entry point into art collecting, the fair featured some of the best artists working in contemporary print today. Amy Gardner’s feminist prints celebrate powerful women with a stylistic 1950’s twist. Just like Amy herself, the works are non-apologetic, non-conformist, and bold. Another daring creator, Redbellyboy combines the languages of graphic design and fine art to produce uplifting and vibrant prints for a sunny, happy home.


Visitor Information:
The Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QR

Nearest stations:

Shoreditch High Street, Old Street, Liverpool Street

Private View:
Thursday 13 October, 5-10pm

Opening Hours:
Thursday 13 October 5-10pm
Friday 14 October 11-9pm
Saturday 15 October 11am – 7pm
Sunday 16 October 11am – 5pm 


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