We are celebrating the arrival of the hot holidays but if you can't get to your favourite vacation destination let us take you there in art.
We have some fabulous pieces to choose from. Take a browse in the store or visit the gallery in Hove. Please call ahead of your visit to make sure we're not on the beach!
You can find us on stand G2 this time around, where there will be work by fair favourites Sophie Abbott, Lara Bowen, Benedict Gubb, Kate Henderson, Lauri Hopkins, Dee Walker and James Wilson as well as newbies Polly Arnett and Colourful language.
Scroll to the bottom for free ticket details ..
To celebrate our return to Battersea Park for the Affordable Art Fair I will be showcasing an exciting new collection of paintings by Sophie Abbott. I have exhibited Sophie's work at this fair every year for over 15 years during which time her paintings have grown in size as well stature. This current collection features seriously stunning large scale sea paintings plus a departure from the sea, to work inspired by local woods.
You can read about Sophie and see her collection here:
Born from a love of paint charts - all those tiny velvety squares and evocative names - and a response to how a virus affected our vocabulary and changed our lives, Colourful Language is about our connection with colour and our shared experiences. There are 9 different charts to choose from or you can have the most relevant word painted as a bespoke chart. Find out more at the fair .... Stand G2
Polly's work captures the joy of embracing nature and the great outdoors, with a nod to vintage seaside posters. I am thrilled to be previewing a wonderful collection of 11 framed drawings on print - Polly's innovative play with different techniques that are exclusive to Lara Bowen Contemporary. These will be available to order from the fair, if you can chose between them!
THE GALLERY IS OPEN
I am so pleased to welcome visitors back to the gallery again. The ability to show art online is an amazing tool but nothing replaces experiencing the works in all their physical splendour.
Opening times: Thursday and Friday 10-3 or by appointment on other days. Weekend opening dates over the summer holidays TBC.
UNIT 9 LION MEWS, RICHARDSON ROAD, HOVE. BN3 5RA
WELCOME TO LARA BOWEN CONTEMPORARY
I firmly believe in the ability of original art to inspire, enhance your personal space and bring unique personality to your environment. If you are looking for something to make your home complete and your heart sing then get in touch and lets work together.
Based in a Hove mews, my little gallery space is open on Thursdays and Fridays, irregular weekends and by appointment. You can preview the collection in the artist pages and reserve pieces via the shop. However, if you come into the gallery you will find a range of previous collection works by some of our best selling artists at extremely special prices. If you'd like any extra information or to set a date to visit then get in touch.
If you are unable to visit in person we can arrange virtual viewings on various platforms. It's a great way to talk 'face to face' about your requirements, connect with the work and get a better idea of how it would look in your home.
For snippets of news, studio visits and sneaky peaks of artworks before we exibit them please follow larabowen.contemporary on instagram or subscribe to the mailing list below.
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The ticket system is slightly different this time, with a timed ticket entry system; meaning tickets are only available to book online in advance. There is no onsite box office or ticket collection. Capacity is also limited throughout the duration of the Fair to ensure everyone’s safety, and demand for tickets is high. So please make sure you book your tickets asap.
Visit the Battersea Summer Ticketshop
· Select a day to visit and a time slot for entry
(Visitors may enter at any time during their chosen 30-minute slot, and will then have unlimited time inside the Fair itself)
· Enter the relevant digital code and click the ‘Use Code’ button for the code to register
· Select the number of tickets you would like and click on ‘Continue’
· Fill in your contact details and click on ‘Buy Tickets’
· You will then be taken to the confirmation page and an e-ticket will be emailed to you
For Wednesday Private View Invitations* enter Private View Code: LBCPV ·
For Thursday Late View Invitations* enter Late View Code: LBCLV ·
* Tickets for both these events are limited but you can also use the codes for free entry in slots during public opening times *
For Half Price Tickets, enter your Half Price Tickets Code: LBCHP
Should you have any difficulties with this process, please contact our ticket provider ‘Seetickets’ using this link: https://www.seetickets.com/customerservice