Contemporary Art Fairs are coming to Newbury!

10th—12th May 2019

Real art for real people!


One of the most successful art events in the national calendar is coming to Newbury. CONTEMPORARY ART FAIRS, who have put on successful art fairs in Windsor, Surrey and Reading for over a decade, are bringing their popular event to Newbury Racecourse 10th -12th May 2019.

Renowned for their informal, friendly and welcoming atmosphere, these art fairs have become known as events that both experienced and new art collectors feel very much at home in. CONTEMPORARY ART FAIRS have a well-earned reputation for helping match art lovers and artists for over 14 years and now they are joining the calendar of thriving art events in Newbury.

“We are passionate about art and artists and have worked very hard for over a decade to bring real art to real people. It is one of our dreams to expand the opportunities for both art lovers and artists and this feels right.” Says Deborah James, fair director, “we are very excited about bringing our fairs to Newbury”.

There are over 160 artists, established favourites, galleries, emerging stars, and selected new talent, both national, local and European.

With a range of media, from fine art to high-end photography, from glass sculpture to lino print work, across textural abstract to traditional oil landscapes, you will find that exceptional piece of art work that looks great in your home, or – for the first time ever – an outdoor sculpture for that impact in the garden and that feels exciting to own.

“A painting, photograph or piece of sculpture just begs to be the focal point of a room or even your garden. Whether your artistic taste runs to the bold and graphic or to vintage landscapes, the art you choose is bound to have a big impact on your home — I can’t think of another thing that has such an ability to bring that wow factor to your room, or even outdoor space.” Sarah McAllister, fair director.

With a Private View evening, there is a chance to enjoy fine art and fine wine, with room to engage with other art enthusiasts, relax and enjoy the fashion on show – a real social event in the calendar.

Or drop in any time over the weekend to a fair full of great contemporary art, by living artists, at affordable prices, in an accessible venue outside London. Enjoy the chance to speak with their artists one-to-one, for a unique insight and experience of art you are going to love to live with.

These events are known for being inclusive and participatory. There are live demonstrations by exhibiting artists, where you can pick up inspiration and get an understanding of how they create their individual style. There is an interactive art corner with artist-led workshops to try your hand and discover your talent.

The art fairs, and their community of artists, support the Prince’s Trust with unique, collectable, small canvases, donated by the artists, which have raised more than £65,000 to date. All this, while being successful for their artists, and a truly great day out and an exciting shopping experience for you, the visitor.

You could enjoy the thrill of discovering a future star, or commission an artist to create a unique piece for you. You could become part of the community that forms around an artist or enjoy the philanthropy of supporting an artist. You could invest in a work or enjoy the social status of a conversation piece. Or, you could simply fall in love, and go home with something that is forever a part of your story.

Whether you know what you are looking for or are browsing for inspiration, there is simply no substitute for walking the aisles and taking in all the art. With a winning mix of truly great art across a wide range of tastes and styles, an interactive art space, live art demos, creative workshops our fairs are a one-stop event for all-day viewing of art from around the globe. The CONTEMPORARY ART FAIRS – NEWBURY will be the first time most of these artists have been on your doorstep.