Talk + Networking at 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair

5 Oct 2018

Regular hours

11:00 – 20:00

Cost of entry

£0 – £27.54

Somerset House

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77a, 91 and 176, while the River Bus Service can be taken to Embankment and Savoy Piers.
  • Temple, Covent Garden, Charing Cross and Embankment.
  • Charing Cross, Waterloo and Blackfriars.

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We are dancing for joy because in October, Be Smart About Art is going to visit 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House in collaboration with Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery.


1-54 is the leading international art fair dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora with annual editions in London, New York and Marrakech. Drawing reference to the fifty-four countries that constitute the African continent, 1-54 is a sustainable and dynamic platform that is engaged in contemporary dialogue and exchange.

BSAA Founder and art world entrepreneur Susan J Mumford will introduce you to the fair, ranging from its role in the art market to what to see at this edition. She’ll then lead event attendees to the Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, where Kristin herself will meet the group to introduce the artworks on display and share her vision. Not only will you gain insight and inspiration into the gallery’s program, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes peek into Kristin’s forthcoming museum exhibit focused on African Artists at Vestfossen, Norway, taking place Spring 2019. You’ll then be free to explore, with an option to meet the group to compare notes and venture to other events.

Find out more:​

You’ll meet the group at 1.45pm in the courtyard just beyond the North entrance to Somerset House (entrance via the Strand – and if it’s raining, meet under the arch). The group will enter the fair promptly at 2pm.


This monthly BSAA Members' event has been running since 2012. Free for Members to attend, individuals who have not yet joined our professional community are welcome to book a visitor ticket and attend once prior to committing to join Be Smart About Art.

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Refund Policy: Refunds are available up to 24 hours prior to the event taking place (which can be requested directly via your Eventbrite booking confirmation email). Please direct any questions to


Kristin Hjellegjerde

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