Works on Paper Fair 2018
Art Fair Preview

1st to 4th February 2018 at the Royal Geographical Society

The Works on Paper Fair Returns to The RGS in South Kensington. The Works on Paper Fair is the UK’s specialist fair for all art on paper, from all periods. The fair will be held for the third year at the Royal Geographical Society, South Kensington, between 1 – 4 February 2018.

Image Caption:
Hasegawa Yuichi (1945 – )
Settaizuki A
Woodblock print. 22.5 x 30 cms
To be exhibited by Kamal Bakhshi Modern Asian Art.

For first time buyers, do not fear, the fair will see specialist art dealers with expertise in a wide range of drawings, watercolours, original prints, posters and photographs. You will have a chance to buy from these knowledgeable dealers in a friendly and intimate environment. The fair covers every period, where early English drawings sit alongside Victorian watercolours, Modern British Art, contemporary prints, photographs and 20th century posters. This year the fair will have a growing number of interesting stands from dealers in Modern Asian Art.

In previous years there have been a number of high profile artists that sold at the fair such as, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, Joseph Herman, John Piper, Jacob Epstein, George Chinnery and Hercules Brabazon Brabazon. Among these many contemporary artist sales were large works by Rosie Sanders and Luke Elwes.

This year the fair will offer an extensive talks programme. There is something for everyone, so be sure to check out what is still available at


‘The Art of Gardens’ by Horatio’s Garden: Wednesday 31 January- Our charity partner Horatio’s Garden will be hosting a ‘question time’ style talk featuring leading Garden Designers such as, Bunny Guiness, James Alexander-Sinclair, Tom Stuart-Smith, Joe Swift and Cleve West. This talk will be presented by BBC presenter Rachel De Thame.

The Art Fund– Thursday 1 February- Grayson Perry, The Turner Prize winning artist will present a talk in support of the Art Fund.

‘Augustus John-Drawn from Life’ – Friday 2 February- David Boyd Haycock will conduct a talk based on his upcoming book based on the life and work of Augustus John.

‘Edward Lear-Art and Nonsense’, Saturday 3 February- A talk by Jenny Uglow who will explore Lear’s exuberant genius, as a natural history artist, a landscapist and as a creater of unforgettable nonsense.

‘Yoshijiro Urushibara and Frank Brangwyn’, Saturday 3 February- A talk by Libby Horner based on these artists who collaborated to create exquisite woodcuts.

‘Who? When? Where?- The Story of the Guiness Lithographs’– Sunday 4 February- A talk by Emma Mason on the Guinness Lithographs of 1956 and 1962 in the context of other mid- century print series, involving many important artists of the day.

Saturday 3 February – 11.30 am – 12.30pm
“Edward Lear: Art and Nonsense”
Explore Lear’s exuberant genius – as a natural
history artist, a landscapist and as a creator of
unforgettable nonsense, with Jenny Uglow.

Every guest will be invited to enjoy free coffee courtesy of our partners De’Longhi, whilst relaxing in the garden themed room, created by Horatio’s Garden. The fair also includes a licensed Tea Room Café which supplies lunch and a tea menu.

Works on Paper Fair are kindly offering readers free entry to the fair this year, normally worth £20. Download your tickets at using the Promotional Code ‘VIPArtClubWOP‘ (click on Single admission for Thursday to Sunday).

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