Mark Illuminati of Art Hound Gallery

The punk artist raising Royal eyebrows

A breakout star at START 2020, Illuminati dazzles with his blend of iconic images mixed with hand-blown neon.

START Art Fair London 2021

The eighth edition of START will take place Wednesday 12 May to Sunday 16 May 2021 at Saatchi Gallery
Rob & Romesh at START

Rob & Romesh at START

The hugely popular comedy series returns to UK tv screens with an episode filmed at START 2020

START is a global gathering of artists. Despite Covid-19 START was the only fair in London to go ahead as planned in October 2020 with more than 100 artists and 34 galleries from 14 countries safely participating.

The fair showcases local London and international galleries together with individual contemporary artists from all over the world. Collectors, enthusiasts and critics attend START to buy the best contemporary art and to discover emerging contemporary artists.

Between now and May we will be announcing 2021’s participating exhibitors via our Social Media channels and exhibitor page. To complement the exhibitors START annually presents a series of must-see curated Projects. Already confirmed for 2021 are; The Best of Cape Town which will include a Southern Africa Eye teaser exhibition and Spotlight Italia supported by the Italian Embassy, London. Additional projects will be announced in the coming months.

START is pleased to announce the first round of 
2021 exhibitors

Apply to exhibit at START 2021 here!


2020 saw the return of the Global Eye Award program. Artists from across the globe were invited to submit entries for the chance to win a solo booth at START 2021.

2020 Global Eye winner Chris Fallows

Take a look at some of our 2020 entrants and find out how to enter the 2021 competition. 


The Collectors’ Club’s was founded in 2018 with the aim of fostering START’s mission to support emerging artists by discovering and presenting them to a global audience. bringing together diverse but like minded individuals, collectors, artists and forward thinking art organisations and businesses, innovators and pioneers.

Collectors Club talk at START

For enquiries, please email us

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