"Amarantos IV" by Joan Emberson from Bath's Modern Artbuyer Gallery at the  Fair
"Amarantos IV" by Joan Emberson from Bath's Modern Artbuyer Gallery at the Fair

Local artists & galleries exhibit in Bristol’s Affordable Art Fair

Local artists Adam Warwick Hall and Harry Bunce from Wrington, North Somerset are exhibiting their work at the Affordable Art Fair Bristol until Sunday 11 Sept.   Fifty galleries are featuring pieces from over 500 emerging and established artists.

Ground Effect by Adam Warwick Hall at Bristol's Affordable Art fair
Ground Effect by Adam Warwick Hall at Bristol’s Affordable Art fair

The Fair opened its doors on Friday morning at Brunel’s Old Station, and is set to welcome thousands of art lovers and collectors looking for their perfect piece of artwork over this weekend.  Clifton Fine Art are exhibiting Adam and Harry’s pieces.

Adam trained in sculpture between 1989 and 1991 before embarking on a career as a sculptor and model maker for the film and TV industry.  Following a career in construction, he has come back to sculpture.  Adam melds mechanical and biological forms in bronze, copper and other materials.

Adam said: “It’s great that my sculpture has been chosen to exhibit in Bristol’s Affordable Art Fair as the shows are very popular.  I hope this helps towards getting re-established on the art scene.”

Affordable art fair adam warwick hall herringkel mk-2
Herringkel-Mk 2 by Adam Warwick hall

Adam has relatively recently returned to sculpture after a twenty years absence from the art world.  He is exhibiting in Mayfair over the next few weeks.  He will also be showing his work in Edinburgh and he is currently working on a new series of direct metal sculptures in steel, copper and carved plaster.

Harry Bunce is another Somerset artist whose work has proved popular with galleries and buyers alike.  His work has evolved over time from more traditional methods such as painting to his current graphic art collection, but it always has images drawn from nature.  Consistent themes are darkness or brutality set in unexpected contexts.  Harry’s current series of depictions of vaguely sinister anthropomorphic animals is going on to New York’s Affordable Art Fair later this month.

Charity by Harry Bunce
Charity by Harry Bunce

The fair showcases westcountry artists and galleries.  This year’s instalment also sees the revelation of Bristol by Bristol a unique sewn portrait of the city and its residents, created live earlier this week, by Artist in Residence Harriet Riddell, who will be stationed at the fair across the weekend creating portraits for visitors.

Artist-in-residence Harriet Riddell
Artist-in-residence Harriet Riddell

 The Affordable Art Fair aims to revolutionise and the art market with its accessible approach, bringing art under £5,000 to its three UK locations: Battersea Park, Hampstead Heath, and Bristol. The concept offers first time buyers and serious collectors a unique opportunity to browse and buy a huge variety of art under one roof, and has become a global phenomenon with 15 fairs in 11 cities across several continents.

Clementina by Harriet Wyatt at Clifton Fine Art Gallery
Clementina by Harriet Wyatt at Clifton Fine Art Gallery

 Affordable Art Fair opens its doors Friday and runs until Sunday afternoon. For tickets to all dates and further information, visit: www.affordableartfair.com 

To view more of Adam Warwick Hall’s and Harry Bunce’s work visit www.aerorganic.co.uk and harrybunce.com