Lonely Planet Writer

Check out incredible art at Frieze London this weekend in Regent's Park

The Frieze London art fair is on this weekend from 6 to 9 October in Regent’s Park, drawing in visitors and art collectors to see works from more than 160 galleries around the world.

Seung-taek Lee, Earth Play (1979-89), Gallery Hyundai, Frieze Sculpture Park 2015.
Seung-taek Lee, Earth Play (1979-89), Gallery Hyundai, Frieze Sculpture Park 2015. Image by Mark Crick/The Art Fund/Frieze

The art fair brings together pieces by emerging artists and respected contemporary artists to be viewed by curators, critics and collectors – and to be admired by the public. For the past four years, Frieze London has seen more than 60,000 visitors come to see the display, which is held in the south of Regent’s Park.

Frieze London 2015.
Frieze London 2015. Image by Graham Carlow/Frieze

This year, the fair is separated into a main section; a section for emerging artists called Focus; a section called The Nineties – centred on art from that period, and a section called Live, which focuses on active or performance-based art.

Cheim & Read, Frieze London 2015.
Cheim & Read, Frieze London 2015. Image by Linda Nylind/Frieze

The art fair is about a fifteen minute walk from its companion fair, Frieze Masters, which is a simultaneous exhibit that focuses on historical art and works created before the year 2000.

Thea Djordjadze, Frieze Projects 2015, Frieze London 2015.
Thea Djordjadze, Frieze Projects 2015, Frieze London 2015. Image by Plastiques Photography

While the exhibitions are intended to sell art, it’s not necessary to be planning on making a purchase – although tickets to the fairs range from £27 to £52 for adults.

Photograph by Mark Blower.
Photograph by Mark Blower. Image by Mark Blower/Frieze

But even broke art-lovers can take part in a portion of the festivities. The Frieze Sculpture Park is a free outdoor exhibition that accompanies the art fairs, opening on 5 October and staying open 8 January. The sculpture parks will feature well-known 20th century masters and contemporary artists. The pieces are placed through the English Gardens at Regent’s Park. And for anyone who wants to learn more about the art, there is a Frieze Sculpture Guide app that provides info on each of the sculptures and an audio guide.