Five autumn art fairs
Whether you're looking to buy an original work or want to see the latest pieces by contemporary artists before they disappear into private collections, these art fairs are the place to be.
1. Frieze London/Frieze Masters
17–20 October 2013
Sitting at the heart of the busiest week in London's art calendar, Frieze is synonymous with contemporary art in Britain. Save 25% on tickets to the fairs with a National Art Pass, and download the Art Fund's free Frieze Sculpture Guide app to bring the free sculpture park to life.
2. The Other Art Fair
17–20 October 2013
London's biggest satellite event during Frieze Week, the Other Art Fair is now in its fifth year. Situated in the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, the fair lets visitors buy works directly from over 100 artists who aren't represented by galleries, and visitors can save 50% on tickets bought online with a National Art Pass.
3. Affordable Art Fair Battersea
24–27 October 2013
Dating back to 1996, when Will Ramsay opened Will's Art Warehouse in southwest London, the Affordable Art Fair has been a fixture on London's art calendar for almost two decades. Everything on show is for sale between £40 and £4,000 – perfect for art lovers looking for a bargain.
4. 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
16–20 October 2013
Named after the 54 countries on the African continent, 1:54 is London's first fair for contemporary African art. Set in the cultural arts centre of Somerset House, the fair focuses on quality over quantity, with 17 galleries exhibiting a limited number of carefully selected works.
5. Multiplied Art Fair
18–21 October 2013
Now in its fourth year, this art fair run by auction house Christie's offers contemporary art in editions, including prints, photographs, sculptures and artists' books. The artists on show range from established painters to emerging talent, and entry to the fair is free of charge.