All you need to know ahead of Art Fair East 2021 as it returns to Norwich

Will Teather, one of the founders of Art Fair East, in his studio. 

Will Teather, one of the founders of Art Fair East, in his studio. - Credit: Supplied by Will Teather

The region's biggest art fair returns this weekend with something for everyone and the chance to bag a bargain. 

Art Fair East is organised by Norfolk-based artists Will Teather and Brian Korteling, who will also be exhibiting, and it was founded in 2015. 

Art Fair East is returning to St Andrew's Hall in Norwich for 2021. 

Art Fair East is returning to St Andrew's Hall in Norwich for 2021. - Credit: Mike and Sonia Marshall

Where and when is Art Fair East 2021?

Art Fair East takes place in St Andrew's Hall, Norwich, in the heart of the city’s cultural quarter, and the dates and timings are: 

Friday, December 3: 10.30am to 5.30pm

Saturday, December 4: 10.30am to 6.00pm

Sunday, December 5: 10.30am to 5pm

Art Fair East co-founder Brian Korteling in his studio. 

Art Fair East co-founder Brian Korteling in his studio. - Credit: Sophie Laslett

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What is Art Fair East and what can visitors expect?

Art Fair East is the largest event of its kind in the region and it sees artists and dealers gathered together from across the UK and overseas.

This year, there are artists set to come from as far as Nigeria for the event.

In previous years, it has hosted a wide variety of artwork, from young talents to signed Banksy prints.

The artists are often present at the fair for visitors to chat to.

Artist Dan Brown with his work. 

Artist Dan Brown with his work. - Credit: Meleiha Youngs

What are the highlights in 2021? 

Mr Teather said: "I am particularly excited about the Hunter Gallery, who are bringing the Spanish painter Alfredo Palmero, whose work has been seen all over the world. 

"We have some great photographers, including popular returning exhibitor Shelly Knott who creates stunning still life images reminiscent of the Dutch masters. 

"Another great photographer is Andrew Florides, an award-winning photographer who was recently named photographer of the year by Swedish camera makers, Hasselblad. 

"I am looking forward to seeing the surreal sculptures of Dawny Christien, which have recently been shown in LA and Sydney."

Artist Gabriella Buckingham with her work. 

Artist Gabriella Buckingham with her work. - Credit: Tony Buckingham

What types of artworks will be on show?

There will be around 1,000 on display and a range of contemporary art will be exhibited including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video art, installation, performance and original limited edition prints.

Gary Dadd's Marilyn Monroe artwork. 

Gary Dadd's Marilyn Monroe artwork. - Credit: Gary Dadd

What are the prices of the artworks?

Artworks typically start from £40 upwards for signed prints by emerging talent to tens of thousands of pounds for major pieces by established names.

Artist Karen Turner in her studio. 

Artist Karen Turner in her studio. - Credit: Phil Turner

How can I get tickets?

There is no need to book in advance - tickets are available on the door.

Tickets cost £3.50 or £3 for concessions, with under-16s free. 

Art Fair East is sponsored by Musker McIntyre and Chadwicks and you can find out more about the event at artfaireast.co.uk