Art Fair East
Art Fair East. Credit: Mike and Sonia Marshall

Fifth Art Fair East – Record number of people visit biggest art fair to date

The region’s biggest art fair has been hailed a success with record numbers of visitors viewing the most international line up to date.

Art Fair East, which brings a slice of the international art world to Norwich each year, took place at St Andrews Hall in the city.

The fifth Art Fair East featured hundreds of artworks gathered together from artists based across the world, alongside a raft of regional talent.

The event was founded in 2015 by internationally acclaimed Norfolk-based artists Will Teather and Brian Korteling.

Will Teather in his studio. Credit: Sophie Laslett

Will Teather said: “This year’s event was our biggest line up to date, with artists and galleries arriving from across the region and the globe.

“We had record numbers of visitors with an audience drawn from across the East of England and beyond.

“I would like to thank both our exhibitors and the public for helping create such a successful year for the fair. Roll on 2020.

“Our ambition is to build upon our growing international reputation and help foster Norwich as one of the great Meccas for the visual arts.”

This year the fair hosted artists from Japan, Sweden, Russia, Hungary, Israel and Mexico alongside a raft of regional talent.

Will said: “The fair brings people together from across the art world, gives the public the opportunity to see a wide range of contemporary art and provides the chance to meet many of the artists whose work is on show, alongside many art experts.

“It brings a slice of the art world to the Eastern region’s doorstep. Art Fair East is the kind of event rarely seen outside of London and provides a great chance for people to expand their existing art collection or start their own journey into collecting.”

Brian Korteling in his studio. Credit: Sophie Laslett.

All manner of contemporary art from glass art to taxidermy and painting, sculpture, drawing, photography and installations were on show.

Art Fair East was presented in association with sponsor Musker McIntyre Estate Agents & Financial Services and media partner Archant.

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