If you’re feeling the urge to meander through an art gallery, discover new artistic talent and perhaps event splurge on a new piece, you’re in luck. Global art event The Other Art Fair, presented by Saatchi Art, has moved online for this season’s fair.
Given the recently implemented restrictions on public gatherings, event organisers sought alternative ways to support the independent artist community during this difficult time, which led to the creation of Online Studios.
Launched in Sydney on April 8, this online experience gives visitors the chance to view and purchase art from hand-selected local and international artists.
The first 2020 guest artist announcement is British artist and comedian Noel Fielding, whose selection of fifteen original drawings are for sale exclusively online. More guest artists are set to be announced in the coming weeks.
“Our commitment to supporting the global artist community is at the core of all we do, particularly right now as so many creatives face new challenges,” said Ryan Stanier, founder of The Other Art Fair.
“This platform creates even more opportunity for the global art buying community to discover some of the most exciting independent artists worldwide. If we can’t celebrate art in person, let’s create a new sense of togetherness, digitally.”
Online Studios will feature exhibiting artists through dedicated programming and weekly doses of interactive content to keep the art community feeling inspired and engaged with artists. Visitors can meet new artists and experience studio tours, as well as discover thousands of artworks with prices starting at $150 USD.
As well as the Online Studio, The Other Art Fair will offer specialised digital series including Meet the Others, a weekly video series profiling the exhibiting artists via Instagram and YouTube; The Other Creative Challenge, a bi-weekly Instagram art challenge; and Inside the Studio, which will feature Art Fair directors participating in live discussions and Q&As with exhibiting artists via Instagram and Facebook Live.