Oxford International Art Fair
Since 2010, Oxford International Art Fair displays every year in Fall a great variety of contemporary artworks. Visitors can admire and purchase paintings, photographs, sculptures, jewels, art installations, and much more. The exhibitors truly come from all over the world. Indeed, for the 2020 edition, 26 countries are represented. As both established artists and arising names are showcased, the price range is wide enough to suit all kinds of budget. Many of them are on hand to meet the people, talk about their art and answer the questions. Additionally, alongside the trade show itself, visitors can enjoy live Jazz music, live painting and other exciting performances. Finally, the show is organised by the Global Art Agency, as a lot of art events, like the Tokyo Art Fair, the Amsterdam Art Fair and the Shanghai Art Fair.
Gena Johns shares her views!
Senior Arts Manager
Oxford International Art Fair 2023
Oxford Town Hall
Oxford, OX1 1BX
27 October: 6pm – 9pm
(VIP Private View)
28-29 October: 11am – 5pm
Private View Ticket: £15
General Admission: Free
Insights Oxford International Art Fair
Senior Arts Manager
What would you say is the DNA of Oxford International Art Fair?
The fair gives art collectors and art enthusiasts the opportunity to buy directly from the artists & galleries that have travelled worldwide; giving a more personal approach. The Oxford International Art Fair prides itself on such a vast array of artwork and artists from all over the world. Hosted in the prestigious Oxford Town Hall in the centre of the city and the only art fair in Oxford.
What type of galleries are chosen to exhibit, and why?
The fair always has a variety of galleries, from small independent to well-known and established. The exhibitor list changes every year but we do also have regulars that come back.
What is the price range of pieces? Who is the average buyer?
Prices vary from each artist but there is a price range for everyone! Emerging artists to established!
“The Oxford International Art Fair prides itself on such a vast array of artwork and artists.”
Oxford International Art Fair © Global Art Agency
Who is the typical attendee of Oxford International Art Fair?
We have local visitors from Oxfordshire and across the UK, art collectors from the Global Art Agency database, press, gallerists and the exhibitor’s visitors that are worldwide.
What strategy – physical as digital – will you adopt in medium to long term?
We have always had an option for artists to exhibit remotely with our Digital Art Showcase on a plasma screen. We are also currently working on a few other options for artists to ship their work and the Global Art Agency install the work for them, visitors will be able to contact the artist directly and exhibitors can hire a representative. Watch this space!
What are two other art fairs you would suggest?
We would highly recommend TEFAF New York and COLLECT in London.
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