Roy’s People Art Fair is Back for Spring in the Heart of London’s South Bank

Following the huge success of the first Roys People Art Fair in September 2017, the revolutionary art fair is back this month by popular demand and on an even larger scale. This year’s spring instalment promises to impress at the award-winning landmark building, OXO Tower Wharf. 
Roy’s People’s Art Fair will take place at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 9PH 
This year the founders announce another first: Roy’s People Art Fair 2018 will be partnering with London based tech company Tagsmart who will be issuing a unique Certificate of Authentication for every artworks purchased at the fair.
Last year the inaugural event drew thousands to the to take part in the first ever artist-led art fair, pioneered by artists Sam Peacock and Roy Tyson. 80 carefully selected artists will be personally showcasing their pieces to the public during this free four-day event. 
Tyson and Peacock founded the fair as a platform to offer their invaluable expertise and support to both emerging and established artists as they navigate the art world. Their focus is primarily on developing a community led spirit initiated by artists to connect directly with the public and promote both the artists’ and buyers’ interests first.
Tyson and Peacock are both thrilled with this year’s venue setting, stating:
 “Our second instalment of Roy’s People Art Fair will reach new heights with the iconic Bargehouse in OXO Tower Wharf as our chosen location. Thanks to the success of last year, we are now able to extend our support to a wider group of artists and ensure our community provides them with the right knowledge and tools to make the fair a triumph.” 
Highlights include:
  • Artist and filmmaker Oliver Malin, whose previous work attracted the attention of BBC London, will reveal a specially commissioned life-sized horse sculpture; ‘Odds On’ from his new ‘Safe Bet’ series. This will mark its first public showcasing of the work and will focus on the interior life of betting shops in the UK.
  • Typography aficionados Hooksmith Press will be creating a replica traditional print studio featuring their antique ‘letterpress’ process. They will also be releasing a limited edition print titled ‘Best Thing.’
  • Fine art printmaking studio Hippo Screenprinters will be giving visitors the chance to create their very own ‘hand-pulled’ bespoke screen printed tote bag for £5. 
  • Illustrator and fine artist, renowned for his use of vodka and whiskey, Carne Griffiths will be painting live at the private view using inks and tea inspired by the atmosphere and people present that evening.
  • GreatArt will have a doodle area inviting everyone to join in, be creative and get hands on with some art – all for free. 

Roy Tyson is an urban artist based in Essex. He creates miniature figures, photographs them on the streets, depicting an unknown world beneath our feet. During his professional career he has worked with galleries worldwide as well as with high end corporate clients.

Sam Peacock is an abstract painter who explores the landscape using recycled and industrial materials to document the ever changing effect it has on the planet. Since graduating in 1998, he has been represented by galleries in London, Australia and Germany. He has had several solo shows worldwide, and been featured in various international art journals.

Opening times: 
Thursday 12th April: Press View – 6-8.30pm 
Roy’s People Art Fair is sponsored by Great Art and has partnered with Tagsmart.