CoolTan Arts is the charity beneficiary partner of the Affordable Art Fair and will open the fair at a Charity Private View on Wednesday 9 March, 5.30-9.30pm
By purchasing tickets directly from CoolTan Arts, all proceeds will go towards the charity
Arts charity CoolTan Arts will be the charity beneficiary partner of the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea this March. The partnership will raise funds for the award-winning charity that promotes mental wellbeing through the arts.
Tickets cost £25 and provide access to the Charity Private View (Wed 9 March, 5.30 – 9.30pm) and throughout the fair (10 – 13 March).
Join us at the Charity Private View: Wednesday 9 March, 5.30-9.30pm
Be amongst the first to view the art and indulge in a complimentary tipple at the Charity Private View on Wednesday 9 March.
It’s a chance to browse affordable artwork from over 100 galleries, from oil paintings to ceramics, prints and photography.
This is a not to be missed opportunity to discover collectable original artwork on a budget, with pieces beginning from as little as £100.
CoolTan will also be joined by a leading professional artist who has confronted mental illness through their practice: Kim Noble, whose dissociative identity disorder (DID) led her to develop more than 12 artistic personalities and distinct bodies of work.
CoolTan artists will present animations, film screenings and photography reflecting on their mental health conditions, with topics ranging from worry dolls to personal budgets.
CoolTan Arts will takeover the Education Space during the Charity Private View, with their art therapists hosting giant colouring-in therapy sessions, and talks on creativity and wellbeing, and other exciting activities.
Throughout the fair we will also be running workshops at the following times:
Friday, 4-5pm: CoolTan Colouring Club
Did you know that colouring-in can be a great way to de-stress? Join CoolTan Arts, whose art therapists will be discussing the benefits of colouring-in on mental health, with colouring-in designs by artists who have experienced forms of mental distress.
Saturday and Sunday, 10-11am: CoolTan Colouring Club
Join our Charity Beneficiary CoolTan Arts, for another therapeutic session of colouring-in. Bring a coffee, we’ll provide the felt-tips.
See the entire fair workshop programme here.
About CoolTan Arts
CoolTan Arts is an award winning arts and mental health charity, run by and for adults with mental distress. CoolTan Arts run a vibrant community and arts centre in Southwark, South London, providing a friendly, safe and supportive space. They offer creative workshops, self-advocacy, art projects, stigma-busting cultural walks, a public art gallery and an inclusive volunteering and training programme. CoolTan Arts exists to inspire positive mental health and wellbeing through the arts for a diverse range of people experiencing mental distress, empowering individuals to achieve their full potential.
We would like to express our thanks to our partners The Affordable Art Fair for their ongoing support.
The Affordable Art Fair is the UK’s leading showcase for contemporary art from £100 – £5,000 and there will be over 100 galleries exhibiting under one roof. For experienced collectors and first-time buyers alike, there’s no easier or more enjoyable way to fall in love with that perfect piece of art. The Battersea Fair takes place from the 10 – 13 March in Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ.