When is START?
The second edition of START will take place from 15-18 September 2016.
Thursday 15 September 2015: 11am-6pm
Friday 16 September 2015: 11am-6pm
Saturday 17 September 2015: 11am-6pm
Sunday 18 September 2015: 11am-5pm
Last admission: 30 minutes prior to closing time.
Where is START?
START is held at the Saatchi Gallery in the 70,000 sq. ft. Duke of York HQ building on the King's Road in the heart of Chelsea, London:
The Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York's HQ
How do I get tickets to the fair?
Details coming soon.
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). To date, Prudential has sponsored the Global Eye Programme in four markets in supporting emerging talent and creativity in Asia.
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.