I must say I really enjoyed myself at The Other Art Fair last Saturday. I made my way to Ambika P3 on Marylebone Road and over to the Fabelist Marketplace at stand 186 where as part of their programme of activities I would be giving a masterclass-workshop.
Luckily I had enough time to go exploring before giving my workshop/demo. I walked through the mazes of white walls each demanding the attention of the eyes with the array of art hanging on them.
Some stood out more than others reaching beyond the retinas and straight to the soul. Artists beside their work and open to interrogation under the spotlight of the public lamp.
The atmosphere was great and not as stuffy as some events can be, relaxed and fun. Lots of bite size arty activities for the public such as the Cass Art Live Art Space and their drawing salons and wall. Jotta.com giving curated tours of the fair and the Fabelist Marketplace giving workshops, meet the artist talks, performances, art and even sensory experiments courtesy of The Edible Art Movement. These and many more.
I enjoyed visiting many of my other friends exhibiting at the fair and entering their mini worlds of art on display in their spaces, Beth Nicholas, Gloria Ceballos, Rosie Emerson, Kate Night, Hormazd Narielwalla, Sam Shendi, and Vikram. Finally meeting other members of the Fabelist collective and how incredibly supportive they all are with each other made me proud to stand alongside them.
Fabelist artists exhibiting at the marketplace were Chantal Powell, Tahnee Lonsdale, EC, Raj Kaur, Pernilla Iggstrom, Zoe Catherine Kendall, Polly Bagnall, Nicola Anthony.
After my workshop I stayed on and with a calmer demeanour walked around again as once is not enough to take it all in and still I managed to miss things. The smiles on the faces of my Fabelist brethren and of director Francesca Goodwin made me not want to leave.
Workshops: Silvia Krupinska, Carlos Martyn Burgos, Rachelle Allen Sherwood.
Meet the Artist: Nicola Anthony, Rosie Emerson, Zoe Catherine Kendall, Ash Fitzgerald, Raj Kaur, Pernilla Iggstrom.
|Entrance to The Other Art Fair|
|Right to Left: Francesca Goodwin, Director of Fabelist & artist Zoe Catherine Kendall|
|Giving my masterclass-workshop|
|Giving my masterclass-workshop ii|
|My drawing on the Cass Art wall|
|Making my mark - Cass Art art wall|