20/21 British Art Fair

The 20/21 British Art Fair specialises in Post-War, Modern and Contemporary art. Exhibitors offer a variety of paintings, drawings, photographs, prints and sculptures.

The fair was founded in 1988 by Gay Hutson and Angela Wynn on the basis that Modern British Art needed a public platform. Until 2000 the event was known as the 20th Century British Art Fair.


20/21 British Art Fair to be relaunched at new venue in June 2017

30 March 2016

The 20/21 British Art Fair will be relaunched next summer at the newly refurbished Mall Galleries in St James’s.

Modern British art fair launched in London

25 February 2016

Following the cancellation of the 20/21 British Art Fair, a new event has been announced that intends to fill the gap left by the loss of the established September fixture.

20/21 art fair cancelled as venues dry up

09 February 2016

This year’s 20/21 British Art Fair, held in September for more than a quarter century, has been cancelled as no suitable London venue can be found.

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Rediscovered portrait of Churchill by his pal Sickert offered at 20/21 fair

03 September 2015

This recently rediscovered painting of Sir Winston Churchill by Walter Sickert (1860-1942) will be offered for sale for the first time at the 20/21 British Art Fair.

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Liss Fine Art unveil major WWI tribute

29 August 2014

The First World War centenary has prompted numerous related exhibitions which have rather dominated the calendar this year as you might expect.

Art on Paper to relaunch as international art event

31 May 2006

LONDON-based organisers Gay Hutson and Angela ‘Bunny’ Wynn are relaunching their February Art on Paper as a broader-based international art fair. The first 20/21 International Art Fair will be held at The Royal College of Art, Kensington from February 22 to 25, 2007.

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Art fair back to college – and set on a high degree of success

09 September 2004

OMENS could not be better for the 20/21 British Art Fair, which, from September 15 to 19, returns to its roots at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7 after a couple of years down the road at The Commonwealth Institute.

20/21 British Art Fair no longer homeless after deal

09 December 2003

Return to original Art College venue: FACED with the unexpected loss of their 2004 fair venue, the organisers of the 20/21 British Art Fair have struck a deal for a new space at short notice. Next September 15, the five-day fair will return to its previous venue, The Royal College of Art.

Are we set for Commonwealth Institute swansong after all?

23 September 2003

IF the buzz and business achieved at last week’s opening night continued throughout, then the 20/21 British Art Fair at the Commonwealth Institute in Kensington should prove one of the fair hits of the year.

Green adds to the picture of confidence at British artfair on a roll

10 September 2003

OF all the imminent fairs, the one for which market omens are most favourable is the popular 20/21 British Art Fair, which will take place at the Commonwealth Institute, Kensington High Street, London W8 from September 17 to 21. While the art and antiques industry has been reeling in recent years, one area which has consistently bucked the trend is 20th century British art.

Frink without copyright at 20/21 British Art Fair

09 September 2003

While the antiques trade no longer totally shuts down during late July and August it really gets into gear in September, a particularly intensive time for antiques fairs. There are three major fairs in the capital this month, The Chelsea Antiques Fair, The Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair and the 20/21 British Art Fair.

Spotting stars of the future as show quits art college

12 September 2002

NOW in its 15th year, and after a few hiccups, the 20/21 British Art Fair has been on a roll for the past couple of years and its popularity should only be enhanced by its move to the Common-wealth Institute in Kensington High Street, London W8, where it will run from September 18 to 22.

British Art Fair books Jilly

07 August 2002

AFTER a literary foray into the art world with her latest blockbuster Pandora, popular novelist Jilly Cooper will get a taste of the real thing on September 18 when she opens London’s 20/21 British Art Fair.

New venue for art fair

28 September 2001

AFTER this year the 20/21 British Art Fair will move from the Royal College of Art in Kensington Gore, London SW7 to the Commonealth Institute, Kensington High Street, W8.

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