The first ever South African Fine Art Print Fair opens tonight to VIP’s in Johannesburg on 28 Ocotber and will be open to the public from 29 October. The South African Fine Art Print Fair (FAP), is dedicated to fine art print and comes in the wake of an increasing interest and rise in prices for fine art prints. The fair will be held over ten days at Africa’s premier business school, GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business Science), Illovo, Johannesburg.

Four of the country’s top print studios and a Cape Town Gallery will join forces, featuring the cream of professional printmakers and artists: The Artists’ Press (Mark Attwood, White River), Artist Proof Studio (Bevan de Wet, Newtown), Blue Door Studio (Collin Cole, Parktown), SA Print Gallery (Gabriel Clark-Brown, Woodstock, Cape Town and Kevin de Klerk, Prince Albert), and Sharon Sampson Studio (Illovo, Johannesburg).

After six years of hosting her own studio exhibitions in association with Artist Proof Studio, artist Sharon Sampson decided that now was the right time to expand. Furthermore, the support, enthusiasm and passion of the printmaking community provided a collaborative spirit from which to draw from.

Dates: 29 October – 7 November
Venue: GIBS (Gordon Institute of Business Science), Illovo