Thursday Late

Visit the Fair on Thursday 19 January 2023 5pm – 9pm for an inspiring late night of art. Explore exhibiting galleries and curated spaces alongside an exciting programme of insightful talks, tours and live music. An opportunity to join friends, gallerists, artists and key Fair figures for a unique and special evening after (work) hours.

The Talks & Tours Programme is a platform for debate, discussion, and discovery.

Join panel discussions, artist talks, tours, performances, and workshops as they provide a timely review of the art market today. Hear directly from artists, curators, and key partners, offering unique insights alongside current art world topics and emerging trends.

Discover the emerging themes, such as ‘Reframing the Muse Today’ to the ‘Fine Art of Commissioning’

All Talks are free to attend with a valid ticket to London Art Fair – book your ticket today.

The 2023 Talks & Tours Programme is curated by Hannah Payne.

London Art Fair 2020
Susan Derges, Ocean Flowers 3 [Detail], 2019. Courtesy of Purdy Hicks Gallery
Susan Derges, Ocean Flowers 3 [Detail], 2019. Courtesy of Purdy Hicks Gallery
Art Projects London Art Fair 2020
London Art Fair 2020
Marlene Steyn, Water stalker, 2021. Courtesy of Lychee One
Marlene Steyn, Water stalker, 2021. Courtesy of Lychee One


From prints and editions, to major works by renowned artists from the 20th century to today; the Fair nurtures collecting at all levels. 

Ahead of the 2023 edition we welcome you to browse the online Gallery Profiles. Discover over 900 Modern and Contemporary works of art, video interviews with Fair participating artists and exhibition walk throughs. 

Joining the celebrations again for Thursday Late will be our Drinks Partner, Campari. 

Hand serving a refreshing range of complimentary cocktails, The perfect aperitivo to browse, discover and collect outstanding art

London Art Fair 2020


Famous for its bountiful art and culture, Malta is certainly a destination that should be on everyone’s 2023 travel list. In addition to its delicious gastronomy and incredible experiences, the Maltese art scene is one not to ignore. Malta’s art is varied and rich and over the years Maltese art decorated Knights’ palaces and churches. With amazing art galleries such as Muza and the National Gallery of fine art, Malta is the ideal getaway for art and history lovers.


For 2020, the Thursday Late Programme was sponsored by Vellum, a publication dedicated to emerging artists in all disciplines. It is written in a non-critical format focused on the artist’s studio practice.

As part of their presence at the Fair, they provided complimentary Tote Bags to Thursday Late ticket holders and under Vellum Projects its publisher, Stephanie Young presented an installation of paintings and drawings by artist Diana Wege on their stand M5 in the Art Projects section (Gallery Level 1).

The evening featured a curated programme of talks, tours and live performance accompanied by a DJ set from Rough Trade and complimentary drinks from Campari, a great opportunity to kick start your cultural calendar and explore London Art Fair after dark . 


7pm – 8.30pm

Performance: Samantha Humphreys

Staged in the Screening Room

7pm – 9pm

Rough Trade Musical Interlude

Our Thursday late partner, Rough Trade takes over the Photo50 café.
The evening will also count thematic tours Led by Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s students, that will allow visitors to cover topics such as Contemporary Art, Applied Arts, Prints & Editions & Modern British Tour. Tours are 45 mins longs and start at the Fair Guide sales point by the ground floor entrance.
London Art Fair 2020
Untitled design (8)

Diana Wege, Where are you Series – Onde voce esta & Reject Violence, 2019 [Detail]. Courtesy of Vellum Projects.


6pm – 6.45pm

Contemporary Art tour

7pm – 7.45pm

General Highlights tour

7pm – 7.45pm

Applied Arts tour

8pm – 8.45pm

Prints and Editions tour

8pm – 8.45pm

Modern British tour