Help GreatArt Take Back the Self Portrait!

Fine Art Selfies at Art Materials Live 2014!

Artists like Rembrandt, Courbet and Van Gogh were creating ‘Selfies’ long before the internet came along. Help GreatArt take back the Self Portrait by visiting our stands in Birmingham and London at Art Materials Live 2014!


After the success of 2013’s postcard wall, this year GreatArt will be asking visitors to this year’s Art Materials Live events to create their self-portrait on an I Love Art mini canvas board using Basic Sketch Markers, in a bid to reclaim the self-portrait for fine art! All portraits will be added to the stand wall and have the option to be added to our Facebook page for a chance to win one of five £50 gift vouchers!


The activity and competition will take place at both Art Materials Live events in November, visit us at the NEC in Birmingham 6-9th or the ExCeL, London 28th-30th. Following each show, our facebook followers will have 1 week to vote for their favourite self portaits. The top 5 will be sent a £50 voucher to spend at GreatArt!The stand activities are completely free to take part in and all materials are provided.

Drop by to take part throughout the day, say hello to our friendly GreatArt Team, and don’t forget to enter our additional free prize draw to win £250 worth of art materials!


Art Materials Live is the UK’s biggest and liveliest art materials show with professional artists from across the country demonstrating their expert skills, and this year, you have two chances to visit!

NEC, Birmingham

6-9 November 2014

Ticket Prices:

Adult: £12.00 (£10.00 Advance Price)

Senior: £11.00 (£9.00 Advance Price)

Children free if accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket, otherwise £5.00

2 Day Ticket (Advance Only) Adults: £17.00 Senior: £15.00

All advanced tickets need to be ordered by 5pm Mon 3 November


ExCeL, London

28 – 30 November 2014


ADULTS: £10.00 on door (£8.00 advanced price when ordered by 5pm Mon 24 November)

SENIORS: £9.00 on door (£7.00 advanced price when ordered by 5pm Mon 24 November)

Children under 16 free if accompanied by an adult (otherwise £5)

With a variety of free workshops and demonstrations from Leisure Painter and The Artist, as well as stunning displays and works of art from Britain’s finest artists, including Linda Wain, Charles Evans and Jamie Boots, it’s the perfect stop off point for artists of all levels!

For more information or to book tickets please visit  Alternatively, phone the Ticket Hotline on 01425 277988.

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