Our Mission

ARTraiders in an online contemporary art magazine focusing on the current British art scene. Our goal is to provide art collectors and enthusiasts with news, advice, discussion, and analysis of contemporary British artists, artistic movements, galleries, and exhibitions.

Our writers will bring you thought provoking content that will hopefully answer those questions that have been keeping you up at night, or inspire you to pick up a paint brush or spray can and start creating.  We also want to help navigate the British contemporary art market which can be a perilous journey for the beginner and a rewarding one for the intrepid.

Ultimately, we would love to give you all the tools to interpret, and judge artworks for yourselves and make informed decisions on investments for collections or single home decoration art pieces. By keeping ahead of the artistic curve we hope to bring you the latest news and reviews from across the industry. Helping to identify up and coming artists worth your time, enjoyment, and investment.

How we define contemporary British art

Banksy Designed Vest Stormzy
Stormzy wears a stab-proof vest during his Glastonbury festival performance designed by urban artist, Banksy (Image: Leon Neal)

Our artistic niche covers the contemporary British art scene, British artists, or British based artists.

So, what determines a British artist or piece of British contemporary art?

We are at a time where the country is in political turmoil and we live under the dark cloud of uncertainty. As far as we are concerned, any link to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and North Ireland will qualify for our criteria. Whether you are a young artist from Edinburgh who has move to Canada to carry on your work. Or you grew up creating art in Gambia before moving to London to be an artist, then we got you all covered.

National identity can often be personal choice and we would not label an artist as British just through geographical location. We will try our best to honour your chosen identity. If we do unintentionally mislabel the flag an artist chooses to paint under, please contact us and we will happily update our articles.

The label “contemporary art” also needs some clarification. In general, we consider all post 1945 art to be contemporary for the purposes of this magazine. This may not sit well with the hardliners who believe contemporary art came about in the 1970s, but we find this a comfortable demarcation for our publication.

Write for us

We are always interested to hear from artists, art enthusiasts, industry professionals, galleries, or art journalists who have a story to tell.

For full information please visit our write for us page.