We are very pleased to announce that Cambridge Art Fair is the sponsor of the 5.15pm final race of the last mid-week fixture of the 2017 season at the Rowley Mile at Newmarket Racecourse. This is a tremendous opportunity for us to reach an affluent new audience for the art fair and we are looking forward to presenting the trophy to the winning owner!
Fancy coming along? Enjoy an autumnal afternoon of racing at the Rowley Mile with the seven race card featuring some potential stars of the future. This is the last mid-week fixture for the 2017 season and, as the name suggests, is all about the youngsters with the juveniles looking to gain valuable experience on the racecourse before next season.
This is a fantastic meeting for racing enthusiasts and punters; it’s also a lovely autumnal day out to enjoy with colleagues, family or friends. Children under the age of 18 are welcome FREE in all enclosures and there are a number of different added-value packages and hospitality options available to suit all budgets.
Click here for more information
We are very fortunate to have been supported by Cambridge Plants over the last few years at Cambridge Art Fair. Every year Lizzie, Ruscha and the team make Cambridge Art Fair look green and lush with their stunning plant arrangements.
Their mission is to bring plants into the workplace to breathe life and wellbeing to everyone around them. They offer a full service of design, installation and aftercare from their experienced plant technicians. They source their pots and plant containers from around the world and work with you to find a scheme that suits your office interior. Green plants are transformative to the working environment and have proven benefits both in health terms and in productivity and employee retention.
They hire plants and floral displays to major events including the Cambridge May Balls and deliver fully decorated Christmas trees to offices in December.
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Ruscha, Lizzie and the team for their fantastic displays and their continued support.
Click here to visit their website
We are excited to be able to announce that the Bristol gallery Clifton Fine Art will be participating at Cambridge Art Fair for the 4th year in a row.
Clifton Fine Art is a highly respected gallery specialising in modern and contemporary art from the South West of England. The gallery is at 12 Perry Road in the heart of Bristol's Christmas Steps Arts Quarter. They boast a fantastic portfolio of Artists that are always very popular at Cambridge and we are really looking forward to seeing what they bring to the fair this year.
You'll find Clifton Fine Art on Stands B4 & B8, on a very large double stand around the steps up to the stage in the large hall.
Click here to visit their website.
We are pleased to announce the return of Stephen Walton Fine Art to Cambridge Art Fair 2017. Stephen has participated with us for a couple of years as one half of Walton & Bovill. Due to personal circumstances and after two very happy and successful years the duo have closed their gallery in Long Melford. This allows Stephen to run his business in a much more flexible way. He will stay true to his to commitment of sourcing and selling a range of quality pictures sold at fair prices.
Stephen's specialism is what could broadly be described as ‘Modern British’. He champions the work of a small number of artists and stocks a wide selection of paintings, prints and sculpture.
He specialises in working with designers and individual clients in creating bespoke collages of pictures. His holistic approach to each project is rooted in his historical knowledge and an 'eye' for originality.
"We believe that buying a work of art is a very personal business and in those mysterious moments leading up to a purchase we are there to help rather than to sell."
You'll find Stephen on Stand D5 in the Large Hall. Make sure you pay a visit to his stand to discover the treasures he's bringing this year.
Click here to visit Stephen's website.
Cambridge Art Fair will feature it’s very own Champagne Bar again in 2017, thanks to an ongoing partnership with Cambridge Champagne Company, exclusive UK suppliers of Champagne Dominique Boulard.
Craig Kerrecoe, Managing Director of Red Dot Events Limited, the organisers of Cambridge Art Fair, said-
“We are very pleased to be working with Paul and the team at Cambridge Champagne Company again for 2017. The Cambridge Champagne Company brings an exclusive product that will appeal to the discerning visitors that come to the fair. We look forward to hearing what our visitors think of their fabulous Champagne.”
Dominique Boulard’s family have been tending their vines for over 200 years. Every grape is picked by hand, so neither fruit nor vine is damaged. Each of the three classic champagne grape varieties are grown on Boulard family land. His vines grow on a perfect south-facing slope of the Vallée de la Marne, in the Grand Cru village of Mailly, and in a hamlet called – aptly – Paradis.
This hasn’t gone unnoticed by the prestigious wine guides Hachette des Vins and Gault & Millau. Indeed Dominique’s champagnes have beaten in blind tests many of the more famous brand names.
The Champagne Bar will be in the Large Hall, between the doors through to the Small Hall, right the very centre of fair.
Click here to visit their website
We are very pleased to announce that Signet Contemporary Art is returning Cambridge Art Fair for the second year running.
Signet Contemporary Art, established in 2013, occupies a space in Chelsea, Kings Road- one of London’s most prestigious art districts. Signet Contemporary Art specializes in British and international contemporary painting. The gallery caters for both established and new collectors working in a wide variety of styles and genres, ranging from the semi-abstract to the impressionist, including Robert E Wells RBA, Garry Raymond-Pereira, David Poxon RI & Paul Treasure, to name a few. The mission of Signet Contemporary Art is to provide its artists with greater exposure to new markets.
Make sure you visit them on Stand B2 in the Large Hall.
Click here to visit their website
We are very pleased to announce that Strange Tracey will be participating in Cambridge Art Fair for the first time this year.
After graduating with a degree in History of Art, Tracey McNee studied Connoisseurship and The Art market with Christie’s in New York. Discovering a passion for dealing directly with artists Tracey joined Perter Hay Halpert Fine Art based in New York’s Chelsea. This helped cement a love for contemporary art and building relationships with artists.
On returning to the UK, Tracey set up her first gallery in Glasgow in 2000, quickly expanding to a second space in Mayfair, London. A major part of the business was attending art fairs in the UK and Europe and these ‘adventures’ quickly became the main focus of business.
Make your way to Stand B1 in the Large Hall to find the Strange Tracey stand.
Click here to visit the website
We are very excited to announce that Fernando Mario Paonessa, the internationally-acclaimed Italian sculptor, will be participating at Cambridge Art Fair 2017.
After graduating in Industrial Chemistry, Fernando moved to Rome where he obtained his diploma in sculpture at the School of Ornamental and Plastic Arts. He also attended the faculty of Art History at La Sapienza University in Rome. He is an intense activitist and cultural operator, founding and directing art magazines, such as 'Controcampo Culturale' and 'InformArti', publishing critical essays on Alberto Giacometti, Auguste Rodin, Francesco Mochi and many contemporary artists.
In 1997 he founded the artistic movement 'Concrezionismo' followed by the publication of the book on the movement published by IEDA of Rome. Fernando's works are in domestic and foreign public and private collections, with particular market penetration in Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland and Japan. He has also won numerous public and private competitions for monumental sculptures for squares, public and private institutions and religious institutes.
The following text is an extract from the 'Paonessa'-La concrezione della materia. Copyright IEDA 2011 by Maurizio Marini.
"Paonessa has always been characterised not only by the technical and material qualities of his work and his extreme honesty of expression, but also by a common denominator of conceptual rigour and 'form' in the Latin sense - that is, beauty. Although his artistic language is as complex as the man and artist himself, which interpenetrate, they are complex to an analogous extent...
So, in his bronze works, Paonessa presents the sense of his own life and culture. The molten, magmatic material solidifies and opens into draped forms which in turn become ravines, without however losing their etymological characteristics as aesthetic communication, engrossing even on the most reduced scale of their images...
Paonessa invites the observer to enter into and at the same time rationalize his peculiar concept of 'form', is what he defines as 'Concretionism'. The process of creating and forming in Concretionism is no other than the realization of an empirical-theoretical process, derived from the Latin term 'concretionem' Indeed, 'concretionem' means, literally, the mineral incrustations deposited by superficial sea or subterranean waters or hydro-thermal action, in a radial or concentric structure.
Concretionism, as Paonessa himself reminds us in his book, 'Concretionism', is matter that calls out and moves us to call out: it is harsh, unadorned matter, forced and overforced, marked by the dramatic contrast between volumes and empty spaces, fixed and forced to co-exist in destructed and de-composed structures, in precarious, precipitate, dynamic and indifferent forms of equilibrium."
Fernando lives and works between Edinburgh and London. You will find The Paonessa Gallery on Stand F1 in the Small Hall.
Click here to visit his website (in Italian)
A wonderful collection of artists, exhibitors, sponsors, partners, advertisers, VIP's and representatives from the press gathered at Hotel Du Vin on Trumpington Street on the 27th September for the 5th annual VIP Press Launch for Cambridge Art Fair. A few of our guests were fortunate enough to be provided with a very special chauffeur service for the evening, courtesy of Porsche Centre Cambridge.
The Mayor of Cambridge, Cllr George Pippas, was in attendance at the event which takes place every year in the Library and Ruinart Dining Room at the Hotel Du Vin. Representatives from our sponsor Mattioli Woods Wealth Management came along, as did Samantha Sherratt, Head of Supporter Engagement at Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust, our charity partner for 2017. Alice & Dawn from Iliffe Media represented our media partners Velvet Magazine and Cambridge Independent and we were also joined by Caroline from Cambridge Magazine.
It was wonderful to see so many friends and supporters of Cambridge Art Fair attending the VIP Press Launch and we must extend our sincerest thanks to Michelle and the team at Hotel Du Vin for providing such a superb event again.
Thank you so much to all those who came. We look forward to seeing you at Cambridge Art Fair in November.
We are very pleased to announce that Scottish gallery Art Exposure will be joining Cambridge Art Fair for the first time this year.
Art Exposure is Scotland's premier showcase for new contemporary painting. They represent new and established Scottish artists at Art Fairs throughout the UK. Since 1989 they have been at the forefront of Scottish contemporary art and have a strong reputation for discovering and fostering new artists.
Director, Frances Lowrie, has a great passion for painters, particularly figurative works and it is this strong belief in her talented, exceptional artists which has driven the gallery forward.
“Our Gallery has been a significant part of the Glasgow and Scottish art world for the past 25 years, working with artists quietly to help put them on the right career path, introducing young (and not so young, painters) to collectors and galleries".
You'll find Frances and her Art Exposure portfolio on Stand C7 in the Large Hall.
Click here to visit their website.
We are very pleased to welcome Mayne Gallery from Kingsbridge, Devon, to Cambridge Art Fair for the first time this year.
The Mayne Gallery regularly holds events and exhibitions and exhibits at art fairs across the country. In addition to showcasing a range of contemporary art the gallery also provides a completely tailored range of framing solutions along with expert advice on how to make the most out of the art you own.
You will find them on Stand A4 in the Large Hall at this year's art fair, but if you can't wait until then click here to visit their website.
Huge thanks to The Velvet Magazine team for a fantastic 4 page spread in this month's issue. The article, written by our very favourite editor Alice Ryan, shines a light on five of our new exhibitors for 2017.
Click here to view the article in Pagesuite.
We are very pleased to announce that specialist shippers The British Shop will be providing their exceptional Wrapping Station services again this year. They will also be on hand to offer a delivery service for your purchases should you require it. Whether you have a single painting or an entire art collection to transport, The British shop can cater for all your needs.
Moving irreplaceable artwork demands exceptional skill and experience. That is why, when it comes to transporting and storing the world's most precious contemporary art, many of the UK’s leading galleries, auction houses and collectors rely on The British Shop. Their specialist art shipping division is proficient in the packing and international transportation of traditional and contemporary works of art, sculptures and items of architectural merit.
Click here to find out more about the services The British Shop can offer.
We are very pleased to be welcoming back the highly regarded 20th Century specialist Oriel Fine Art to Cambridge Art Fair, after a two year hiatus.
Oriel Fine Art has been actively showing 20th century British art since 1982. Established in the University City of Cambridge, this fine art dealership focuses on noted painters of the twentieth century including East Anglian painters, St Ives School, women painters and good Modern British artists of the pre and post War years.
You'll find Oriel Fine Art on Stand C5 in the Large Hall. Click here to visit their website.
Extracted from an article by Alice Ryan for Velvet Magazine September 2017.
Artist Andrew Farmer runs Doncaster-based Farmer Fine Arts with brother Matthew. He tells us why the online gallery – which specialises in pieces painted outdoors, ‘en plein air’ – stands out from the crowd.
“I was on the train with my brother, Matthew, when we got talking about starting our own online gallery. After numerous meetings over coffee and cake, we carefully selected artists to invite on our adventure, launching the gallery in 2016.
“Three things make our gallery stand out. The first is our love for 'plein air' painting - works created outdoors, directly from nature. The second is that we don't care for trends or fashions; we strive to showcase authentic works with a timeless quality. And the third is our intimate group of artists. We decided from the offset that we would keep the number to a minimum; this means we know the work inside-out and can speak confidently about each artist.
“Both Matthew and I studied art during our college years, after which I continued to the Royal Drawing School and Matthew took a route into business. He always felt the need to be involved in the art world, though, so setting up Farmer Fine Arts was perfect.
“We're planning to showcase a cross-section of our current portfolio at the fair, from contemporary abstraction to exquisite paintings made 'en plein air'. Since our artists have joined us, there’ve been many success stories and we can say hand on heart that any of the works on show would be a great investment.
“I’ve been collecting art for years. My most recent acquisition is a beautiful still life by Tom Stevenson, one of our own artists. The problem with running a gallery is that you’re constantly in contact with delicious works of art - and sometimes the temptation is too great. . .”
Farmer Fine Arts will be found on Stand C8 in the Large Hall. For more information go to farmerfinearts.com
Cheffins Fine Art is one of the country’s leading firms of independent Auctioneers and Valuers, offering a confidential and professional service for private clients, executors of estates, solicitors and bankers. Their prestigious salerooms in Cambridge provide a perfect base for their auctions bringing together both national and international clients and buyers.
Their next sale is The Fine Art Sale on 13th & 14th September 2017. Brett Tryner and the Fine Art team will be participating at Cambridge Art Fair this year for the first time and we are very pleased to have them. Find them on Stand D6 in the Large Hall.
Click here to visit their website.
We are extremely pleased to announce that The Cambridge Art Book will be participating at Cambridge Art Fair this year.
The Cambridge Art Book showcases the city of Cambridge through the eyes of its artists. Over 120 pages of vibrant contemporary images, 51 artists who have all been inspired by this incredible city, show Cambridge in a new and exciting way.
A map within the book will allow people to see the images on the page and then visit the building or place for themselves to see how the artists has interpreted them.
The book has been created by local collage artist Emma Bennett. Emma has lived in Cambridge for 12 years where she works as a commercial artist constantly inspired by this incredible city. The images for the book were chosen by a panel of art and city experts.
A selection of original paintings and prints featured in the book, as well as other work by those artists, will be available to view and buy at Cambridge Art Fair along with copies of the book. Head on up to the stage to see the fruits of this wonderful project for yourself.
Click here to visit the website
We are very pleased to be welcoming back Hanoi Art House for the 3rd year running to Cambridge Art Fair in 2017.
Hanoi Art House is a UK-based art gallery specialising in Contemporary Vietnamese art. The gallery was founded with a great passion for original art and showcasing Vietnamese art to a bigger audience beyond Vietnam. They work with a select group of established and emerging artists, whose works inspire us greatly by their uniqueness and originality.
By promoting and exhibiting our artists at the gallery, exhibitions and leading art fairs in London, New York and cities around the UK such as Cambridge, Oxford, Bristol, Cheltenham, Harrogate, Chester, Tunbridge Wells and Edinburgh, Hanoi Art House engages international audiences, creates opportunities for the emerging artists to be recognized beyond Vietnam and, at the same time, brings a breath of fresh air to the exciting British and international art scene.
You can find Hanoi Art House on Stand C4 in the Large Hall. Click here to visit their website.
We are pleased to announce that London Row International from Baldock, Hertfordshire, will be participating in Cambridge Art Fair for the first time in 2017.
The team at London Row International aim to make art easy and accessible. If you are looking for something special for your home, office or loved one then lose yourself with over 80 international artists forming their eclectic mix of talent from around the world.
They offer art consultancy and a home approval service, along with specialist art insurance and finance packages making your purchase safe and an affordable reality. By working closely with you they can offer a range of artwork and bespoke commissions – ensuring you find the perfect piece of work.
They will be bringing a small selection of Artists to Cambridge Art Fair, one of whom is the Bedfordshire-based painter Jasmine Rae who creates beautiful, passionate landscape paintings in oil, full of texture and atmosphere.
Find London Row International on Stands G4 & G5 in the Small Hall and look out for the paintings by Jasmine Rae!
The Art Agency was launched by Emma Riley and Alison Ramsay as a pop up gallery and opened on Esher High Street in October 2011. Due to an increasingly wide portfolio of artists they moved to larger premises in August 2015.
They generally show a mixed collection from several featured artists exhibiting original artwork, sculpture and ceramics from an exciting portfolio of contemporary artists in a variety of mediums and price ranges to suit most tastes and budgets.
The Art Agency aims to provide a friendly but first class service to all their customers, whether they are first time visitors or regular clients. They are happy to visit your home and provide a consultation service free of charge and offer a ‘Try Before you Buy’ service which has proved extremely popular. They also offer other targeted services such as framing, hanging, art finders, gift lists, corporate sales and commissions.
We're very pleased that The Art Agency is participating for the first time this year- you'll find them up on the stage in the Large Hall on Stand E1. Click here to visit their website.
We are very pleased to announce that New British Artists will be joining Cambridge Art Fair for the first time in 2017.
New British Artists is a commercial art gallery that pioneered the sale of artwork over the internet in 1999. They exhibit online, at many national art fairs and at international events. For over 15 years New British Artists has showcased the very best in contemporary British art, representing a unique selection of artists across a broad skill set- from recent graduates to international professionals working in painting, print and sculpture.
You will find a selection from their wonderful portfolio of British Artists on Stands A6 & A7 in the Large Hall. Click here to visit their website.
We are very pleased to announce an exciting new exhibitor for this year's Cambridge Art Fair, Works on Paper- From Berlin will feature some of the unique works of a Berlin artist, who passed away ten years ago in September.
Dealer Simon Hearnden unearthed the delightful, accomplished monotypes of the enigmatic Walter Lindner (1936-2007) in a street market in Berlin in 2006. As a graphic designer himself, Simon quickly recognized that Lindner was a true master of his oeuvre. He had no hesitation in selling his Oxfordshire home to purchase the contents of the artist’s studio, after the artist passed away not long after they had met.
For four fruitful decades Lindner perfected his somewhat unique technique- creating monotypes by painting with oils on to glass plates, before making a one-off print from the plate. The print became the basis for his unique, hand-finished, sometimes elaborately embellished, original artworks.
Looking great in almost any location and with much humour or dark satire at times, these currently relatively inexpensive, exquisite compositions also present a possible investment opportunity. Wherever they are shown the works create considerable interest amongst collectors and artists alike. For Simon it will only be a fitting legacy for the artist once he becomes better regarded.
After completing a degree at each of the Berlin Arts Universities in the 1950s, Lindner had become a senior graphic designer at Siemens Berlin advertising department, before embarking on a solo career alongside his illustrator wife, Maria. He completed 40 years of exhibiting at the well-regarded Frankfurt Art Fair in 2005 and sold well at exhibitions throughout Germany, especially during the 1970s and 80s. However Lindner was an introvert and remained under the radar in terms of wider recognition, though highly regarded by his contemporaries.
During this tenth year since Lindner’s passing Simon in touring the UK, exhibiting a selection of the artist’s original monotypes, artist edition prints and limited edition releases. A significant showing of the artist’s work is to be exhibited at The Sewell Gallery, Radley College in September, and a showing at David Simon Contemporary in Bath in February was well received.
Simon is a brother of art expert and former Antiques Roadshow and Cash in the Attic presenter Jonty Hearnden.
Be sure to visit Simon's stand at the art fair, Stand C6 in the Large Hall. He will also be showing work by Tabor Presse and Rolf Diess (1925-1964), also from Berlin.
Byard Art has been a major component of the contemporary art scene in Cambridge and East Anglia since 1998. It has also been an important part of the Cambridge Art Fair since our arrival in the city centre 5 years ago and we are very pleased to welcome them back in their usual spot again this year.
This independent art gallery’s innovative exhibition programme of solo and mixed shows by contemporary artists offers a unique selection of two and three dimensional work, in a friendly and welcoming environment. The gallery is fabulously located on King's Parade, opposite King’s College Chapel.
The experienced and knowledgeable staff are happy to answer any queries and offer help. We are also able to provide interest free credit repayable over 10 months through the Own Art Scheme. Byard Art can source particular artists for you, and we are delighted to arrange and oversee commissions.
You'll find Byard Art on Stand A3 in the Large Hall and you can click here to visit their website.
We have worked with Simon, Nicola and the team at Newmarket-based Mattioli Woods plc Wealth Management & Employee Benefits since 2015, and every year has been a pleasure. Each year, they return with a greater level of support and sponsorship and we are very pleased to say that 2017 is no different.
Mattioli Woods is a leading UK provider of wealth management and employee benefits, with offices in Aberdeen, Buckingham, Glasgow, Leicester, London, Manchester, Newmarket, Preston, and Solihull, growing both organically and by acquisition to deliver strong, sustainable shareholder returns over the long term. They administer over 6,000 clients and hold £7.5 billion of assets. They pride themselves on building long-term relationships to provide trusted advice, high standards, and a personalised delivery.
They provide their clients with an all-embracing and integrated approach that is designed to develop a clear strategy for financial plans, supported by sound investment and taxation initiatives. Their clients want to be confident in the advice they give and for strategies to be administered quickly and efficiently. Their employee benefit solutions (whether off the shelf or designed especially for your business) will help to achieve the right mix to attract, motivate, retain, and engage the best team.
Mattioli Woods will be sponsoring the Private View again this year and will also be exhibiting as part of the art fair, with a member of staff on hand all through the event to talk about your wealth management needs. You'll find them in the small hall facing the coffee lounge area.
Click here to visit their website.
Cambridge Art Fair just wouldn't seem the same without the ever-popular Lime Tree Gallery, so we are very pleased to announce that they will be back for the 5th year running in their favourite spot up on the stage.
East and West, village and city, Lime Tree Gallery started in Long Melford, Suffolk and expanded to Bristol. They specialise in contemporary Fine Art and Glass, holding regular exhibitions throughout the year, each one accompanied by a fully illustrated web catalogue.
They have a particular love of contemporary Scottish artists and will always have a varied selection of their art on show. Ranging from the traditional to the modern, the figurative to the abstract, each exhibition is complemented by a selection of fine individual Glass pieces, mainly from Britain and Sweden.
Click here to visit their website.
Cambridge Art Fair 2017
The Guildhall, Market Hill, Cambridge CB2 3QJ
VIP PRIVATE VIEW on Thursday 9th November 5.30 to 8.30pm
Friday 10th November 11am to 6.30pm
Saturday 11th November 11am to 5.30pm
Sunday 12th November 11am to 5pm
Red Dot Events Limited
9 Caxton House
Cambs CB23 6JN
+44 (0) 7925 794151