London's Portobello Road is to become home to a new Art & Design Market next weekend. The infamous street of vintage design is launching a new creative space at Portobello Market, dedicated to nurturing young and established artists from London and beyond.
The market will run on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am – 5pm and at launch will present between 20-30 stalls showcasing art and design from a wide range of talent. Market Operator, Maurice Nixon said “The market is already renowned for its vintage fashion and young designers and with this new area we hope to encourage new talent from the disciplines of art and design as well as aid the regeneration of the area beneath the Westway flyover. We want to keep the market fresh and vibrant and encourage new visitors to the area.”
The Art & Design Market is curated by Keh Hui Ng. He has been working in London as an artist, designer and curator since 2005. Having recently completed a Masters degree in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins, Keh is now focusing on the launch and curation of Portobello Art & Design Market. Keh said “I am delighted to have the opportunity to curate the space under the Westway. It’s the perfect ‘urban’ location’ for a collaboration of artists and we anticipate a lot of interest from the existing visitors to Portobello and from a new art and design audience.”
Portobello Art & Design Market has already attracted a great number of talented artists, particularly notable stallholders in residence for the inaugural market including designer Robert Cary Williams.
The new market will be situated at Acklam Square, under the Westway flyover on the junction between Portobello Road and Acklam Road. If you are interested in having your own stall [email protected]
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