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TOAF: Contemporary Art Fair on the Marylebone Road
The Other Art Fair came into being in November 2011 at the Bargehouse on the South Bank, attracting more than 4,000 visitors in 3 days. From here it moved to Ambika P3 in Marylebone Road, enjoying two further highly successful exhibitions in May and November last year. Building on those two events, the fourth TOAF, an artist led contemporary art fair, will take place at Ambika P3 between 25 and 28 April.

This year the Sipsmith Bar will be creating cocktails reflect some of the works of art on display

The Other Art Fair

and Photo 15 will curate works created by 15 photographers drawn from France, Brazil and the UK.

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Photo 15

There will be free curated walks around the displays as well as contemporary performance and live acoustic music. Your children will be encouraged to give free reign to their artistic talents and pop-up stalls will offer an eclectic choice of food and drink.

Last, but not least, you will be able to buy artworks, with hundreds of pieces available starting at 100, and the Printshop will be selling limited edition prints with prices starting at 30.

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The Print Shop

If you can't get there in person you can even buy online from the website. The 2013 committee members who will be selecting the works on display are Yinka Shonibare, the creator of 'Nelson's Ship in a Bottle', that occupied the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square;

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Yinka Shonibare

art curator, Mila Askarova and Laura McLean-Ferris, art writer, curator and critic.

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Why? To see and buy contemporary art and enjoy yourself at the same time
When: Between 25 and 28 April
Where: Ambika P3
Cost: 6 online and 3 for concessions
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