A beginner’s guide to the 2022 Affordable Art Fair Singapore
Visitors with their purchased artwork from the 2019 Affordable Art Fair.

A beginner’s guide to the 2022 Affordable Art Fair Singapore

Who says art is atas?

After three years, the Affordable Art Fair Singapore is back from 18 to 20 Nov at the F1 Pit Building, and it’s the perfect way for anyone to start enjoying and collecting art.

What is it?

The Affordable Art Fair was first launched in London in 1999 and focuses on the fun side of collecting and buying art, whatever the budget.

The Singapore edition is one of its thirteen events held in 10 cities. Featuring 80 local and international galleries from 21 countries, this year’s Fair will showcase thousands of artworks from emerging and established artists.  

The majority of the works are below $7,500 with a selection below $1,000. Come appreciate the art, and if you see something you love, buy it and bring it home – all purchases come with free professional wrapping services.

What kind of art will be available?

From landscapes to abstracts, oil paintings to photography, life-sized sculptures to limited edition silkscreens, you’ll find contemporary work across a myriad of styles and mediums.

New-to-the-fair artists like Shepard Fairey (USA), Wanlin Jiang (China), and Cheo Chai Hiang (Singapore) join familiar favourite returning artists like Jim Farrant (UK), Adi Gunawan (Indonesia), and Matthias Brandes (Germany).

In total, work from over 650 artists will be for sale.

Corné Eksteen (South Africa), Metaverse Prototype I, oil on canvas.
Corné Eksteen (South Africa), Metaverse Prototype I, oil on canvas.
Adi Gunawan (Indonesia), Terbang, bronze.
Adi Gunawan (Indonesia), Terbang, bronze.
Katsuyo Matsumaru (Japan), Ryuukin, art paper and silicon bond.
Katsuyo Matsumaru (Japan), Ryuukin, art paper and silicon bond.
Alicia Tan (Singapore), Peranakan Museum, watercolour on paper.
Alicia Tan (Singapore), Peranakan Museum, watercolour on paper.
Andre Tan (Singapore), The Smilesons, mixed media on canvas
Andre Tan (Singapore), The Smilesons, mixed media on canvas
Mayi Plenaflorida (Philippines), ‘Painting of a Painting’, acrylic on canvas
Mayi Plenaflorida (Philippines), ‘Painting of a Painting’, acrylic on canvas

When and where is it taking place?

The Fair will be held at the F1 Pit Building from 18 to 20 Nov.

The opening hours are as follows:

  • Friday, 18 Nov: 12-6pm
  • Saturday, 19 Nov: 11am-7pm
  • Sunday, 20 Nov: 11am-6pm

What else can I look forward to at the Fair?

Alongside the collection of artworks, the Fair will have a fun and accessible atmosphere for everyone with workshops for children and adults, guided tours, and performances. There’s even a Gastropark where you can take a break with a bite or a drink. 

Arty-Licious Evening, a special charity event, will be held as part of the Fair in support of the Singapore Cancer Society. Happening on Friday 18 Nov from 6pm to 9pm, participants will be able to enjoy special workshops, performances, and F&B, with $2 from every ticket donated to support cancer patients.

For full details, visit the Affordable Art Fair website here.

How do I visit it?

Tickets start from $20, with concessions available for full-time students and seniors aged 60 and above. Children under 16 years old enter free, as long as an invited or ticket-holding adult accompanies them.

Tickets are available at the door or online.

(Photos: Affordable Art Fair)

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