Licensed Restaurant
Our licensed restaurant serves lunches, cakes and snacks.

Gin Tasting
Sample award winning gins from Silent Pool Distillers as you browse the stands.

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Licensed Restaurant
Our licensed restaurant serves lunches, cakes and snacks.

Wine & Gin Tasting
Enjoy new wines and old favourites or Silent Pool Gin as you browse the stands.


At each of the Contemporary Art Fairs we have …

Live Painting Demonstrations

Over the course of the weekend watch selected artists create a masterpiece in their own style, in the Live Art Theatre.


Saturday 9th November   11-12noon  Artbymarion

Marion demonstrates the start of an abstract painting and the magic of a throw-away board.





All abilities and ages welcome. Work on your own individual canvas you will explore landscape or seascape painting using anything but paintbrushes!! An exciting, fun and experimental technique of approaching painting. Maximum 10 places.



Saturday 9th November 1pm-2pm Kim Whitby

Kim enjoys working from life frequently en plein air, on paper and in oils. She is a qualified and experienced teacher. She will be demonstrating watercolour skills and techniques, with a special focus on her approach to mark making and the simple colour mixing skills she introduces to her students. 


Saturday 9th November 2pm-3pm Helen Elliott

Helen’s demo is entitled – ‘what I do when it all goes wrong’. She will be working in acrylic on canvas.

Saturday 9th November 3pm-4pm Amy Lague

During the demonstration I will explain a little more about my pieces, going into detail on my most regularly used techniques and the process I usually go through to get to the final piece, although it changes with every painting! I will be using acrylic on stretched canvas.

Saturday 9th November  4pm-5pm Lynn Keddie

Lyn will be demonstrating how she creates her work

Sunday 10th November 12noon-1pm Hannah Bruce


Hannah will be demonstrating on Loxley’s new deep edge canvas boards with thick texture medium (grout adhesive) and their new acrylics. This will be a painting of a natural woodland scene in a very loose palette knife style. Showing light and depth and aiming for bright colours. Hannah lets the audience choose what she paints! 


Sunday 10th November  1pm-2pm Brian Smith

Brian will be demonstrating in Watercolour showing how to create atmospheric landscapes and how to use figures within a chosen subject. 

Sunday 10th November  2pm-3pm Steffi Goddard

Steffi’s theme is contemporary female faces, She will give a demo of her process and will be working on a previously textured canvas, using liquid acrylics and charcoal pencil.


Sunday 10th November  3pm-4pm Abbie McMurray

‘Layering’ – “I use a range of painting and drawing tools to make my work. I will be demonstrating how I utilise these tools and mediums and how layering (adding and taking away) can create a range of effects and textures when portraying animals in art.”



Each fair has a workshop corner offering a fun environment to get messy and a great opportunity in people’s busy lives
to have a really creative time.

Learn to make with clay in a drop-in workshop hosted by Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village, suitable for all ages and abilities. Use press moulds and hand-building techniques to create a clay work of your own, before taking part in our collaborative art collection, We Make Pots.

Throughout 2020, Watts Gallery Trust’s Art for All Learning Programme is inviting both established artists and members of the local community to create terracotta pots. These pots will be fired and become part of the We Make Pots collection, which will be exhibited at Watts Gallery in June 2020 as part of the annual Art for All exhibition. Create your contribution at Contemporary Art Fairs – Surrey and see your work on display at Watts Gallery later in the year.



Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village was founded by Victorian artists G F and Mary Watts. From 1895, Mary opened the doors of her studio every Thursday night to all of the community and taught them how to make with clay. The community went on to create the Grade-I listed Watts Chapel and even ran a successful pottery business.

As an independent charity, Watts Gallery Trust is committed to continuing the Watts’ legacy, 125 years on.



Young visitors to the fair can show us just how much they know about art (probably more than mum and dad) by filling out a questionnaire about art techniques and artists exhibiting at the fair. A fun way for budding art enthusiasts to engage in the world of contemporary art.

Of course there will be prizes – Loxley Colour mini canvas and easel for every participant.

From their first colourful daubs to intricate pencil drawings, it’s wonderful to see your children’s artistic talents grow. As a parent, your careful guidance can help develop their creativity, whether or not your child is ‘a natural’ in the art room.

Are we born creative?  What is creativity?

Read our free guide to find out the answers to these questions and how to encourage creativity in your child and how to nurture their creativity and develop it as they get older.

Arty Party for Children

Art and Creativity Workshops

The Art Workshops at the Fairs are a great environment for children to get messy and have a totally creative time.

Children are inspired when they work with professional artists at our Creativity Workshops.

The artists teach the children foundation artistic skills such as handling a paintbrush and recreating an image.

The workshops are suitable for children and the young at heart.

Gin Tasting

Silent Pool Distillers will be offering discerning gin lovers a wonderful opportunity to taste from their award winning selection of gins.




The Prince’s Trust Miniature Canvas Sale

A chance for art buyers to acquire an original piece of art for only £45 whilst supporting The Trust’s amazing work helping young people transform their lives. Contemporary Art Fairs and their community of artists have raised over £75,000 for The Prince’s Trust with the sale of collectable miniature canvase donated by the artists. But be warned these treasures fly off the wall!



Free Auction Valuations

Whether you are looking to make some space for new art in your collection or just want to know more about a piece, why not take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. TV expert and Bargain Hunt regular, Thomas Forrester and his team from Special Auction Services are inviting visitors to bring along their treasured works of art for a free auction valuation over the weekend.No need to make an appointment.