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The Other Art Fair 2017

Friday 01 September 2017 to Sunday 03 September 2017, 17:00

Guest Event: Saatchi Art presents the third Bristol edition of The Other Art Fair, showcasing original artwork by 80 artists.

An art fair for a new generation of art buyers, The Other Art Fair offers the unique opportunity to meet and buy directly from the artist, with artwork starting from just £50.

The 80 artists exhibiting in the 2017 edition were selected by:

  • Rebecca Wilson - Chief Curator and VP, Art Advisory, Saatchi Art
  • Liz Gilmore - Founding Director, Jerwood Gallery
  • Mary Griffiths - Senior Curator (Modern and Contemporary Art), the Whitworth, The University of Manchester
  • Alison Bevan - Director, Royal West of England Academy (RWA)


As well as meeting artists, visitors to the fair can enjoy a varied programme of immersive features:

  • Discover the vibrant ‘Colours of Bristol’ in a rainbow photographic display captured by the Bristol public. Follow the story at #ColoursOfBristol on Instagram and see them come to life at the fair.
  • Get inked by a leading hand poke tattoo artist and choose from a selection of designs created exclusively for the fair.  Book your place in advance at
  • Explore how a baby sees the world during the first six months of life with the Guardian’s innovative virtual reality project First Impression – available on Google Daydream.
  • Decorate a towering castle made from reclaimed cardboard and willow with artists Jo Hummel-Newell and Chris Jenkins’ Cardboard Castle, an Arts Council England supported project.

Enjoy complimentary entry for you and a friend to The Other Art Fair with code SUMMERART at


Opening Hours

Friday 1 September, Private View: 5pm-9.30pm

Saturday 2 September: 10am-6pm

Sunday 3 September: 10am-5pm


Arnolfini's spaces are sometimes available for Guest Events. Click here for more information

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