The Parallax Art Fair is the world’s largest curated international art fair with 200 artists on show and from 16th – 18th February 2012, it will be taking place along the King’s Road at the Chelsea Old Town Hall.

Highlights include Bente Christensen-Ernst, a female Danish artist living close to the Syrian border whose work is inspired by the Arab Spring; Singaporean graffiti artist Skope; Stanislav Tykhon from the Ukraine whose chosen medium is leather plaits; and Kostyantin Rudeshko – also from the Ukraine – who uses laser cut digital prints to create dramatic portraits.

Exhibitors at Parallax are mainly unrepresented artists from 38 countries around the world including China, South America, Asia, the former Russian republics as well as Western Europe and the USA.

Parallax, which is conceived and curated by art historian Dr Chris Barlow, explores new theories in contemporary art and curation, with associated lectures and talks*.  It is free to attend and there are no commission charges on purchases made at the fair.  Prices range from £50 to over £3,000.

The Cult of Beauty exhibition at the V&A ends on 17th July; today if you’re reading this on Sunday.

I visited the Victoria and Albert Museum on the penultimate day of the exhibition, leaving it to the last minute and all I have to say is, it is stunning!

The Cult of Beauty focuses on the British Aesthetic Movement, which includes the pre-Raphelites, Oscar Wilde and William Morris from the Arts and Crafts Movement.

This exhibition is thought-provoking, visually stunning – it short, it’s incredible.

In relation to Chelsea, there are works by Henry Treffry Dunn which illustrate Rosetti’s home on Cheyne Walk. Yes, that’s right, one of the pre-Raphelites lived in Chelsea!

Also, there is a beautiful painting by Whistler of the Old Battersea Bridge, which was painted in 1872.

There is much more to discover and if you make it down for the last day, I hope you enjoy!