The third Oxford International Art Fair, Town Hall, Oxford, 26th to 28th February 2016.
24th February 2016: There are just days left until the biggest collection of contemporary art arrives in the city of Oxford and with it the chance to meet the artists who have travelled from around the world and from the four corners of Oxfordshire to take part.
Coming along to the art fair, now in its third successful year, gives art lovers the chance to see and buy unique pieces as well as talk to the artists who created them, something which makes the event stand out. More than 100 artists from 26 countries will be there over the three day event, which fills three halls of Oxford's majestic Town Hall this weekend.
"This is the third installation of the art fair here in Oxford and this year we're anticipating the event to be the most successful yet," says Joelle Dinnage of The Global Art Agency who organises the fair alongside her business partner Natal Vallvé. "More than 10,000 visitors are expected through the doors over the weekend to admire the huge array of artworks on show, from local, national and international artists.
"The beauty of the fair is that the artists are there on the day to explain the ideas and inspiration behind their work, so you get a real understanding of how it was created. You can buy from the artists you like and take home an original piece that really appeals to you. You can even take a sneak preview of the event by browsing the catalogue beforehand and then making a beeline for the artists whose work you've taken to," she says.
Among the work on display will be oil coloured painted hospital x-rays from award-winning Russian artist Gregory Emvy; colourful interactive and optical fine art from Indian artist Sameer Hazari - also described as "Damien Hirst style" by BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz - and surreal illustrations created by Aylesbury artist Jeff Murray. Also works by USA performance artist Christine Walters, and works presented by Taiwan based ShaenArt Atelier from the artist Cheng YuHsuan. Details of all the exhibitors are in the online catalogue here.
Whilst entry to the art fair is free on the Saturday and Sunday, visitors can also get ahead of the game and take a first look at the artwork on sale by buying a ticket to the special VIP Preview which takes place from 6pm to 9pm on Friday 26th February. Tickets cost £10 and include a glass of bubbly.
VIP tickets are selling fast but can be booked online today by going online here.
The Oxford International Art Fair takes place from 11am to 5pm on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th February, culminating in the Oxford International Art Fair Awards at 4pm on Sunday 28th February 2016. Come along to Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1BX or for more details please go to www.oxfordinternationalartfair.com
The Global Art Awards Ceremony at the Oxford Town Hall
Announcing Best Global Artists of the Oxford International Art Fair 2016 on Sunday 28th Feb at 16.00pm. Free Entry.
View the official Oxford International Art Fair 2016 Catalogue
Catalogues are available to purchase at the Oxford International Art Fair 26-28 Feb 2016 at the Oxford Town Hall for £ 5 each. Printed to the highest environmental standards by double Queen's award-winning Seacourt Printing
Official print partner - Oxford International Art Fair 2016