On a Sunday evening in late September, a group of Aussie women met at the Affordable Art Fair to view a variety of art. Heidi Gerschwitz reports:
We joined Affordable Art Fair Manager Nikki Iacovella for a chat about art over a couple glasses of wine. Nikki, an Australian, is the Exhibitor Relations person and has an extensive background in gallery management working in Melbourne. The Affordable Art Fair is a unique way to view a large variety of art in a relaxed atmosphere. Nikki explained that they select art from 50 local and international galleries to exhibit. All art must be priced between $100 – $10,000 and at least half of the selection must be under $5000. We strolled up and down the “tunnel” exhibition hall, enjoying the interesting diverse collection of art, from modern splashes of colour on a canvas, to eclectic designs and pictures, scenic paintings and interesting photos and sculptures. There was something there to appeal to every taste. Apparently the first art piece was snatched up 15 minutes after the official opening earlier in the week. Last time, the Affordable Art Fair sold over 900 pieces. Although none of us bought anything, we did take home the names of a few galleries and artists to look into further.