The city of Oxford is once again playing host to hundreds of artists from all around the world when it stages the second Oxford International Art Fair from 6th to 8th February 2015, with this year’s event taking over not one but three halls at the city’s town hall.
More than 150 artists from over 30 countries will be filling the historic venue with an incredible display of art, with more pieces than ever before gathered under one roof for visitors to admire and to buy in the city’s largest showcase of modern and contemporary art.
“We were overwhelmed with the response from our first ever art fair in Oxford in February 2014, both in the quality of the art that was on show and also the interest from visitors who loved the stunning prints, sculptures and images that surrounded them,” says Joelle Dinnage from organisers, The Global Art Agency.
Other must-sees will be work by the British street artist Banksy in the form of ‘Di Faced Tenners’, screen-printed ten pound notes from the ‘Banksy of England’ bearing the face of the late Princess Diana in place of the Queen; a prize draw to win £500 worth of artwork in support of the charity Doctors Without Borders in the fight against ebola and live painting throughout the weekend.
Entry is free on the Saturday 7th and 8th February, with the event culminating in the announcement of the best artists on show at the Oxford International Art Fair Awards on Sunday afternoon. The Queen’s Lieutenant will reveal which artist takes home the title of Best Oxford International Art Fair Artist 2015 and with it, an exhibition at another forthcoming international art fair. Visitors will also be able to vote for their favourite artist by going to the fair’s Facebook page
“Our second art fair here in the city is going to be our best yet with so much to see and enjoy, whether you’re new to art or an avid collector,” says Joelle. “So many fantastically talented artists will be on show, with pieces to suit everyone’s taste and pocket, against the backdrop of a beautiful setting in a beautiful, historic city. Come along and soak up the atmosphere, meet the artists and invest in some unique art.”
Tickets to the Oxford International Art Fair 2015 are free and can be booked online. The event takes place from Friday 6th February to Sunday 8th February 2015 at Oxford Town Hall.