August offers

August offers

4 Aug 2019 - 10:12 BY The Arts Society

This month’s treats for Members and Supporters of The Arts Society.


Discounted entry

Painting Now talk at the Barbican

Springs, Long Island, 1964. © 2019 Eames Office LLC


To tie in with the Barbican’s Lee Krasner: Living Colour exhibition, this talk by art historian and critic Suzanne Hudson explores the legacy of Krasner and her fellow Abstract Expressionists. Members of The Arts Society can enjoy 20% off tickets to the event when they enter the code 22555 at the online checkout. 

Painting Now; Barbican, London; 29 August 7.00pm; barbican.org.uk/whats-on

Lee Krasner: Living Colour is on until 1 September 2019; Barbican Art Gallery; barbican.org.uk/whats-on


Half-price discount on multi-day passes

Breeze Art and Makers Fair


Held at the historic Trereife House in Penzance, this three-day festival celebrates the best of the region’s designer-makers and artists. Whether you want to marvel at ceramics, glasswork, jewellery or copper sculptures, the fair has many innovative works to discover. As part of the event, a series of workshops, talks and exhibitions will also take place. Breeze Fair is offering a 50% discount on multi-day passes to Members and Supporters of The Arts Society. To claim your discount, click here.

Breeze Art and Makers Fair, Trereife House, Penzance, 13–15 September; breezefair.org


Two-for-£20 tickets

London Design Fair


Located in the vibrant heart of East London, the London Design Fair brings together 550 exhibitors from 40 countries, from independent designers to established brands. Expect to see the very latest in furniture, lighting, materials and conceptual installations. Members of The Arts Society can book two public tickets for £20 (usually £12.50 each until 1 September and £15 thereafter). Click here and enter the discount code 2420AS

London Design Fair, Old Truman Brewery, London, 19–22 September; londondesignfair.co.uk


Free entry

Fresh: Contemporary Art Fair 

Lace Cap Hydrangeas by Lucy Doyle from The Doorway Gallery, Dublin


New for 2019, Fresh: Contemporary Art Fair at Ascot Racecourse features the works of 600 emerging and established artists from 53 galleries. From Hockney and Hirst to Banksy and Blake, the fair showcases 6,000 original prints and paintings, alongside sculpture, glass and ceramics. Members of The Arts Society and their guests can enjoy complimentary entry when they enter the promo code TASM at the online checkout.The tickets also include admission to the Private View on 19 September. 

Fresh: Contemporary Art Fair; Ascot Racecourse, Ascot, Berkshire; 20–22 September; Private View 19 September 5.30­–9.00pm; freshartfair.net


Free entry

The Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition  

Back for its 158th year, The Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition showcases the work of leading female artists from the UK and beyond. From watercolours and pastels to sculpture and ceramics, the exhibition offers plenty of artistic inspiration. It also includes a programme of demonstrations. Members of The Arts Society can enjoy free entry when they present their membership card at the entrance. 

The Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, 26–29 September; society-women-artists.org.uk

The organisation will also be holding its Young People’s Art Initiative on 24 September from 6.30pm. This special evening brings together sketching and music to raise funds for young and emerging artists. For more information and to book your £10 ticket, click here


2-for-1 entry

Galloway Antiques Fair


This event gives visitors a unique opportunity to explore the interior of Duncombe Park, Yorkshire – a historic house not usually open to the public. The fair is spread across the house’s staterooms and servants’ quarters and has a range of unique antiques to purchase. Members of The Arts Society can enjoy 2-for-1 entry when they download and print off this e-ticket.

Galloway Antiques Fair, Duncombe Park, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, 20–22 September; gallowayfairs.co.uk

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