What's different about START?

START is dedicated to supporting international galleries from both the world's most exciting emerging markets, and established artistic centres. The fair was founded by the Global Eye Programme, an initiative that nurtures worldwide artistic talent, in partnership with the Saatchi Gallery. The fair's aim is to provide young galleries and artists with a platform and the support and recognition that they need to develop their careers.

START offers an elegant, professionally lit, museum standard exhibition space to over 40 exhibitors and visiting public alike.

What is the Eye Zone?

As part of START, the Global Eye Programme will present Eye Zone, a curated section for artists who have participated/will participate in the Global Eye Programme. The artists featured in the Eye Zone are chosen by a team of curators which includes Serenella Ciclitira (Founder, Global Eye Programme), Nigel Hurst (Chief Executive, Saatchi Gallery) and Tsong-zung Chang (Director, Hanart TZ Gallery and guest professor, China Art Academy).

In 2009 the Global Eye Programme launched a series of international touring exhibitions and publications, providing emerging Asian artists with opportunities to showcase their work. Previous exhibitions include Korean Eye (2009, 2012), Indonesian Eye (2011), Hong Kong Eye (2013), Malaysian Eye (2014), Singapore Eye (2015) and Thailand Eye presented by Prudential (2015 & 2016).

Who is START for?

START provides international galleries with a global platform on which to show their artists in London, one of the most important cities in the art world.
The fair looks to attract an audience of the general public and individuals with an interest in the art world, such as curators, artists, collectors, gallerists, museum directors and critics. START welcomes both first-time and seasoned collectors of art.


Samir Ceric - brief biog
+44 (0) 7912 603 378 

Fair Coordinator

Antonia Hodges
+44 (0) 7500 041 058 

Galleries Liaison

Minh Ngo

Partnership & VIP Coordinator

Gillian Anderson Price

Press & Communications - Facets PR

Marta Bobes


  • Thursday 13th September 11:00 - 18:00 Public Opening

  • Friday 14th September 11:00 - 18:00 Public Opening

  • Saturday 165h September 11:00 - 18:00 Public Opening

  • Sunday 16 September 11:00 - 18:00 Public Opening

  • More Information Here


Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York's HQ
King's Road
SW3 4RY 



START 2018