UK Art Fairs 2018 (Nationwide – not just in London!)

A comprehensive list of the UK’s best art fairs in 2018.

John Moores Painting Prize 2018
14 July – 18 November, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
Celebrating 60 years of the John Moores Painting Prize, featuring prizewinning paintings from 1957 onwards.

Edinburgh Art Festival
26 July – 26 August, various venues, Edinburgh
Bringing together the capital’s leading galleries, museums and artist-run spaces in a city-wide celebration of the very best in visual art.

Start Art Fair
13-16 September, Saatchi Gallery
Emerging art by early career or newly discovered artists from a range of international galleries.

British Art Fair
20-23 September, Saatchi Gallery, London
A celebration of Modern British art from the last 100 years.

Turner Prize 2018
25 September 2018 – 6 January 2019, Tate Britain, London
Established in 1984, the Turner Prize is awarded to a British artist for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work.

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair
October 2018, Somerset House
The fair will welcome leading galleries from countries across Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America. This edition will be accompanied by a compelling series of Special Projects and FORUM, the fair’s talks programme, curated for the first time by writer Ekow Eshun.

Frieze Art Fair and Frieze Masters
4-7 October, Regent’s Park
Discover the world’s most exciting artists, from the emerging to the iconic.

Manchester Art Fair
12-14 October
Manchester Art Fair (previously Buy Art Fair), is the largest, longest established and most prestigious art fair in the North, featuring over 120 galleries and artists showing thousands of original artworks for sale.

Contemporary Art Fairs (Windsor)
10-11 November, Royal Windsor Racecourse
Real art for real people. Bringing together over 160 artists, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and selected galleries from the UK and Europe, we offer the very best in contemporary art.

Chester Art Fair
16-18 November
The Fair will present a curated programme of talks, tours and live demonstrations, many of which are interactive or performative and encourage visitors to engage with Art and Artists directly.