Monkey Apple Contemporary Art

our story

Our vision is to introduce beautiful, exotic and unusual decorative African artworks to UK homes and offices. Our carefully selected products showcase a fresh and contemporary approach to traditional African crafts and themes rather than the conventional tourist image of African art. Africa is at the heart and soul of our pieces yet none would be out of place in any contemporary UK decor setting.

our artists

We have an eclectic range of works from artists around Africa.


Our Stories

How to Summer-fy your home in three easy steps!

These small changes will make all the difference.

  Its summer … warm sunshine (most of the time anyway), beach holidays, parties, barbeques and flower filled gardens bringing frivolity and colour to our lives. Ian Hertslet At home, I’ve opened the windows and switched some of my beloved landscapes with a few stunning florals including one of Ian Hertslett’s large flower abstracts, this […]

Our Stand is complete

DIY and Decor at RHS Chatsworth flower show

Who doesn't love a little bit of Decor and DIY?

One of our favorite parts of our job is getting creative and tucking into some DIY decor for our Art fairs and Flower shows. Here you can see some before and after shots of our weekend in the beautiful Peak District at the RHS Chatsworth flower show. The transformation was spectacular even if we say […]

Baskets-Mother of Pearl range

These handwoven baskets from Swaziland are sought after globally

These Sisal baskets from Swaziland are all the rage worldwide

These Sisal baskets from Swaziland are all the rage worldwide On MonkeyApple Art’s excursions around Africa in early 2017, we came across these handmade all natural sisal baskets and it was love at first sight. Growing up in Zimbabwe, baskets have formed an integral part of our functional and decorative environment but these baskets were […]

Contemporary Art Fairs Surrey

Would you fit in at an Art-Fair?

You don't need to be a fundi.

You don’t need to be a fundi. Let’s face it, if you’ve ever been to an Art-Fair, you will be hard-pressed to identify a specific “art-fair type.”  All  sorts of people spend their down time at Art Fairs-from first time home-owners on a tight budget to decor fundi’s,  to Art Patrons or experienced collectors looking […]