Roy’s Art Fair
Created on 2017 by three artists, Roy’s Art Fair has grown to become to biggest free-entrance contemporary art fair in the UK. The founders – Roy Tyson, Will Claridge and Emma Murphy – truly aimed to promote young talents and emerging artists towards a cosmopolite audience. Thus, they say that the show is “run by artists, for artists”. Any art lover can become a collector at Roy’s. Indeed, the price range is quite affordable to suit all kinds of budgets. The diversity of styles and technique is also very appreciated. Additionally, alongside the trade exhibition itself, the public can enjoy some live paintings and creative workshops. There are two editions of Roy’s Art Fair: one at the iconic Truman Brewery – where take place many shows, as Talented Art Fair or New Artist Fair – the other held at Bargehouse.
Roy Tyson shares his views!
Founder of Roy’s Art Fair
Roy’s Bargehouse 2022
Barge House St, South Bank
London SE1 9PH
November 2022: TBA
Roy’s Truman Brewery 2023
The Boiler House
152 Brick Lane
London E1 6RU
April 2023: TBA
Insights Roy’s Art Fair
Founder of Roy’s Art Fair
What would you say is the DNA of Roy’s Art Fair?
The team at Roy’s Art Fair are all artists in their own right and offer their invaluable expertise and support to both emerging and established artists as they navigate the art world. Their focus is primarily on developing a community led spirit initiated by artists to connect directly with the public and promote both the artists’ and buyers’ interests first. What sets us aside from the host of other art fairs is our comfortable yet energetic atmosphere that allows visitors to connect with artists and invest in artwork they love. Roy’s Art Fair does this at an approachable level, whether you’re an avid art collector or a first-time buyer and with our free entry, we welcome all.
What type of galleries are chosen to exhibit, and why?
We are an Art Fair that gives the opportunity for artists to sell their artwork without a gallery.
What is the price range of pieces? Who is the average buyer?
We pride ourselves on affordability for all. Art lovers can buy original art pieces for as little as £50 and range up to £5,000. There are also chances to buy smaller priced postcards and prints.
“Our comfortable yet energetic atmosphere allows visitors to connect with artists and invest in artwork they love.”
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Who is the typical attendee of Roy’s?
The typical attendee to Roy’s Art Fair is the first time buyer and the new to art collecting. It’s also a chance for Art lovers to see upwards of 80 varied artists all at different places within their career. Roy’s Art Fair is for the curious art lover who wants to discover, explore and expose themselves to the the artists of the future. It also gives the attendee the chance to meet and form a relationship with the artist which leads to a personal connection with their artwork.
What strategy – physical as digital – will you adopt in the short to medium term?
Our team are excited to launch Roy’s Art Gallery, an exclusive online platform for our fair artists. This gives visitors the opportunity to view and buy prior, during and after the event. The artwork for sale on the site is designed to give everyone the opportunity to explore our exhibitors at their own leisure. Check it out at www.roysartgallery.com.
What are two other art fairs you would suggest?
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