Exploring the Brisbane Affordable Art Fair in May 2024

Exploring the Brisbane Affordable Art Fair in May 2024

Posted on 08 Jan 2024

Held for the first time in 2024, the Affordable Art Fair is coming to Brisbane. Founded in 1999 in London’s Battersea Park, the hugely popular event has now expanded to 15 fascinating cities around the globe, with Brissie the latest to get on board. Running from 9-12 May at the Brisbane Showgrounds Exhibition Building in Bowen Hills, it’s the ideal chance to explore the best works from galleries across Queensland and throughout Australia.

What to expect at Brisbane’s Affordable Art Fair?

Despite the Affordable Art Fair expanding to every corner of the globe, it hasn’t forgotten its core mission. That is: helping everyone purchase incredible artwork, no matter their budget. If the debut Brisbane edition is the first time you’ve attended an Affordable Art Fair, you can expect to find pieces priced as low as $100. However, if you’ve got more to spend, more extravagant works fetch as much as $10,000 per piece.

So, which art galleries will be attending the showcase event? In Brisbane, you’ll find over 40 independent Australian galleries, plus several leading institutions from across Asia-Pacific. To date, the likes of Studio Gallery, Revival Art & Design, The Toowoomba Gallery, Wentworth Galleries, MG and Co and JUMBLED have been announced as attendees for the 2024 event.

However, the Affordable Art Fair isn’t just about buying and selling artwork. It’s also the perfect place to immerse yourself in the broader art scene, with exceptional talks, tours, workshops, live performances, and artist demonstrations held throughout the event. Whether you’re keen to add to your collection or catch some of the most exciting artists in action, getting your tickets for Brisbane’s Affordable Art Fair 2024 is the right move.

Tips for making the most of your visit

Don’t stress if you’ve never visited an art fair – nothing is stopping you from getting involved. However, it pays to follow these helpful tips to ensure you get the most out of your visit.

Know your space

If you’re planning to purchase artwork for a specific space, make sure you measure it up before you arrive at the event. This way, if you stumble across the perfect piece, you’ll know whether its dimensions fit just what you need.

Review the program

With dozens of galleries and hundreds of artists in attendance, it’s easy to lose track of your goals when you visit the Affordable Art Fair. By reviewing the program ahead of time and paying close attention to the artists in attendance, you can use your time most efficiently.

Ask questions

Buying art can be a daunting experience, especially for those just starting their collection. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to start a conversation with the artist or gallerist about a specific piece that catches your eye. This way, you can make the right decision for your budget.

Check out the festivities

Create an unforgettable art fair experience by delving into all the events held alongside the artists and galleries in attendance. From artist talks to live demonstrations, these presentations are not only fascinating to watch, but could just introduce you to a new artist whose work you want to own.

Browse Incredible Artwork Today

To view stunning artwork from many of Australia’s top emerging and established artists, head to Art to Art’s Melbourne-based gallery at 130 Bulleen Road, Balwyn North. Plus, you can shop our collection online before deciding on the perfect piece for your home. Get in touch with our friendly team today to learn more.

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