Brighton Art Fair is run by artist Sarah Young and organiser Jon Tutton. They also organise MADE BRIGHTON, MADE LONDON two annual contemporary design and craft fairs.
Brighton Art Fair is now twelve years old and is firmly established as a major annual event in the arts calendar of the South East. It brings together about 130 of the most talented national painters, print makers, photographers and sculptors along with artist groups and Sussex based galleries.
Around 5000 visitors visit Brighton Art Fair each year. Many of the visitors enjoy talking and buying directly from the artists themselves, learning more about their artwork, techniques and interests. Every visitor receives a catalogue detailing the exhibitors at the fair which we hope encourages buyers to contact artists after the event to buy or commission work and establish a longer term on-going relationship.
Sales of artwork have been healthy for exhibiting artists. Brighton Art Fair also directly targets art buyers, collectors, gallery owners, arts commissioners and exhibition curators and many artists have been taken up by galleries throughout England due to contacts made at the fair.
2006 saw the launch of the Brighton Craft Fair (now MADE BRIGHTON) featuring the best makers and designers in the country.In 2012 MADE LONDON was launched and is now held in October at beautiful One Marylebone in NW1.
Jon Tutton and Sarah Young
Co-founders and directors of the Tutton and Young Ltd. Jon is the main organiser and head honcho, risk-taker and forward thinker. Most of his time is spent in one way or another on the fairs. Sarah is head of selection, placement and does most of the graphics for the shows. She also exhibits as she has been a maker a lot longer than an event organiser (she sticks to the above mentioned jobs and may well come over as pretty clueless if asked about anything else!) Jon and Sarah have been together for over 20 years and are married.
Our totally invaluable colleague. Her main areas are PR, marketing and organisation, but she does a load more than that and helps immeasurably to make the fairs the friendly, positive events that they are.
We have a fantastic team of 'on the ground' helpers who do everything to ensure the smooth running and friendly atmosphere of the fairs. From loading and unloading for the exhibitors, to manning the credit cards, filling the goody bags and pouring the wine, they do it all effortlessly.
If you require any further information or have any queries, please contact us:
Brighton Art Fair
PO Box 4729