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 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.
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.
The wonderful Watermark Gallery from Harrogate, North Yorkshire, will be joining us for the second time at Cambridge Art Fair 2017. Watermark Gallery specialise in original works of art from the traditional to the contemporary, particularly art on paper, as well as original illustration from children’s books. They’re passionate about promoting art and the artists they work with, and regularly organise art events, art talks, workshops and exhibitions in Yorkshire and the North of England.
Liz & Richard, the owners of Watermark Gallery, can also offer a range of supporting services, such as buying advice, sourcing, high quality framing and mounting and their sister company offers fine art conservation. They also deliver talks and pop-up exhibitions and events for businesses.
We are really pleased to welcome Liz & Richard back to Cambridge Art Fair in 2017 and we encourage you to find them on Stand D3 in the Large Hall.
Click here to visit their website.
We are very pleased to welcome back Stamford-based Robert Fogell Gallery to Cambridge Art Fair for the third year running. Rob & Diane have booked their favourite spot, Stand D1, opposite the coffee lounge again.
The Robert Fogell Gallery was established in 2006 and exhibits art in a beautiful period town house in the historic heart of Stamford, South Lincolnshire. The Gallery features contemporary and British
Modern art and crafts from leading and emerging artists.
Rob & Diane are committed to showcasing high quality art in a wide context with the emphasis on
modernism and the abstract. A consistently high standard is paramount coupled with creative
content. A series of changing exhibitions features throughout each year.
Click here to view their website.
We're very happy to be welcoming back Tom & Christine from Yorkshire-based COLOURBOX to Cambridge Art Fair 2017. This is the third year running that they will be participating and we are sure their stand will be just as popular as ever.
Tom and Christine run their gallery, COLOURBOX, from their base in Yorkshire. You are welcome to visit them any time to view current works in their studio on an appointment basis. However, the principal focus of COLOURBOX is as a platform to show their own and other UK based artists' work at selected art fairs in the UK.
Find Tom & Christine in their usual spot, on Stand A1 in the Large Hall.
We are very pleased to announce that Jim Woodman Fine Art will be returning to Cambridge Art Fair for the second year running in 2017. Jim Woodman Fine Art is a virtual gallery which was set up by Jim Woodman to show the work of a small group of artists at art fairs such as Cambridge & Edinburgh Art Fair.
A painter himself, Jim has selected artists offering a wide diversity of work from the calm life studies of Angela Kilenyi painted in watercolour, to the vibrant energetic seascapes of Beverley Waller. Jim brings together the work of artists from London and the southeast with those from the northwest of Scotland - reflecting his own lifestyle, working as he does in both locations. Offering something for all tastes from the very contemporary to traditional.
The artists are all professional painters with well deserved reputations in the area where they work and who exhibit regularly in solo and group shows - each of the artists work can be viewed on this site together with a link in each case to their own website.
Find Jim Woodman Fine Art on Stand A5 in the Large Hall, the same spot as last year.
Carina Haslam Art has been a popular exhibitor at Cambridge Art Fair every single year since it's inception in 2013, earning a reputation among our visitors for promoting high quality, approachable and affordable work.
The main ethos of the gallery is to have approachable, timeless art which our clients can enjoy for many years. Since the gallery was established in 2002 the artists work has risen in price - and very often been a sound financial investment. Just as importantly to Carina and Johnny are their many faithful clients who return to the gallery frequently saying how much they love their artworks.
As well as showcasing more established artists, the gallery is known for discovering fresh contemporary artists and helping to bring them to the mainstream. Carina's uncle Nicky Haslam has been a loyal supporter over the years, as have many other interior designers and collectors.
Since 2006 the Gallery has been based in Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire, where it continues to build up a loyal client following, in and around London and across the home counties and further afield - from Bristol and Bath to Oxford and Cambridge.
Clients include the Palace of Westminster (House of Lords), Harvard University, Allied London, Jeffrey Archer, Michael McIntyre, Princess Anne, the Saudi Royal Family, the FCA and the Fleming Collection.
This year you'll find Carina Haslam Art on Stands B5 & B6 in the Large Hall.
We are very pleased to announce that Eleven & A Half will be joining us for the 4th year running at Cambridge Art Fair, in their usual spot, Stand C1 in the Large Hall.
Eleven & A Half is an art dealership based in London and specialising in artists associated with West Cornwall. They represent a select group of well established painters whose work they show and sell at one-off exhibitions and art fairs around the UK. The dealership is run by Matt Piper, the son of John Piper, the highly respected Cornish painter. John's paintings have always been very popular here in Cambridge so make sure you visit the stand in November and see them for yourself.
If you can't wait until then, have a look at the Eleven & A Half website and see the wonderful portfolio for yourself.
We are very pleased to announce that The Darryl Nantais Gallery from Linton will be returning to Cambridge Art Fair for the 5th year running in 2017.
The Darryl Nantais Gallery is situated on the High Street in the delightful village of Linton 10 miles south of Cambridge. The gallery was established in 2001 and Karl and the team have been delighted to continually maintain the high standards of artwork and framing that they offer ever since.
They are passionate about making art approachable, accessible and something to be enjoyed by all. As well as promoting many talented local artists they are able to source and exhibit many internationally recognised artists.
You'll find Karl and the team in their usual spot, Stand C2 in the Large Hall. If you can't wait until November, check out their website to see what they are up to in the meantime.
ART PLATINUM has been established since 1996 in Singapore and represents mainly modern and contemporary European artists.
They showcase their Artists mainly through leading art fairs and private viewings around the world. Their mission is to increase the knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts through formal exhibitions. They also provide advice and sourcing of Artwoks for both the collector and the investor. With a wide network of resources, they are able to assist you in forming your own Art Collection. The Gallery provides consultancy services and also accepts commission works as they work closely with Architects & Interior Designers.
We are very pleased to be welcoming Art Platinum to Cambridge Art Fair for the first time in 2016. Find them on Stand G7 in the Small Hall. Click here to visit their website.
BEARSPACE is a pioneering art space in London exhibiting award-winning emerging artists who push the boundaries of contemporary art practice. Artists are selected for their response to contemporary culture and philosophy, and their work often displays a conceptual or narrative framework. Artworks pioneer innovative use of materials and rational and are of the highest technical quality.
BEARSPACE prides itself on discovering exceptional artists early on in their careers, and promoting them through gallery exhibitions, art fairs, curated exhibitions and collaborations. We are committed to our neighborhood, and with the sights and sounds of downtown London, we invite you to journey with us through art, culture, and individualism to discover new ways of thinking that allow you to step out of the ordinary.
Make sure you visit the BEARSPACE stand, G3 in the Small Hall. Click here to visit their website.
We are thrilled to announce that The Fry Art Gallery will be returning to Cambridge Art Fair for the second time in 2016.
The Fry Public Art Gallery was opened in 1987 and houses an impressive number of paintings, prints, illustrations, wallpapers and decorative designs by artists of the 20th century and the present day who have local connections and have made a significant contribution to their field.
There is an emphasis on those who for a variety of reasons settled in Great Bardfield between the early thirties of the last century and the death in 1983 of John Aldridge RA who had lived in the village for fifty years.
Edward Bawden RA who, with his friend Eric Ravilious, discovered Bardfield a year before the arrival of Aldridge and dominated the scene for almost four decades, is represented by nearly 600 items. The Gallery has also acquired work by Ravilious and his wife Tirzah Garwood, and by those other artists who came to the village during the second world war - Michael Rothenstein RA, and his wife Duffy (now Duffy Ayers), Kenneth Rowntree, & George Chapman.
The collection also includes prints and paintings by Bawden's son Richard, and examples of the very varied work of artists who made their way to Bardfield in the 1950s - Marianne Straub, Audrey Cruddas, Sheila Robinson, Bernard Cheese and Walter Hoyle.
The Gallery was built in 1856 to house the collection of Francis Gibson, a local Quaker businessman, and the building passed by descent to the Fry family, from whom the Fry Art Gallery Society purchased it in 2015.
Head over to Stand G1 in the Small Hall to find The Fry Art Gallery, for this rare opportunity to buy art from them.
Click here to visit their website.
Signet Contemporary Art, established in 2013, occupies a space in Chelsea, Kings Road- one of London’s prestige 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.
We are very pleased to welcome Signet Contemporary Art to Cambridge Art Fair for the first time in 2016. Make sure you visit them on Stand G2 in the Small Hall.
Click here to visit their website
We are very pleased to be able to welcome FOUR-WALLS to Cambridge Art Fair for the first time in 2016.
FOUR-WALLS was established in 2000 by Artist Lara Bowen as a vehicle for promoting the work of emerging artists. Many of these artists remain at the core of FOUR-WALLS and are complemented by a regular injection of new talent.
With a love of colour and a passion for authentic work Lara has established an ever evolving stable of artists whose work is original and bold. She firmly believes in how original art inspires you, enhances your personal space and brings a unique personality to your environment.
FOUR-WALLS is based in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex and currently doesn't have a static gallery space. Instead they regularly exhibit at art fairs, hire gallery spaces and such. Viewings can be arranged by appointment and they are happy to show you a selection of works in your own space, depending upon location.
Look out for FOUR-WALLS on Stand A8 in the Large Hall.
Click here to visit their website.
We are thrilled to announce that The Doorway Gallery will be joining Cambridge Art Fair for the first time this year, all the way from Dublin.
The Doorway Gallery exhibits fine art paintings and other art works from a selection of both Irish born and Irish resident artists, each recognised for their unique talent and contribution to art in Ireland.
A goal of The Doorway Gallery is to support artists in achieving international recognition for their work. This is achieved through a presence at a number of international art fairs each year at which a selection of art works is promoted.
There is an independent ethos to The Doorway Gallery; patrons are encouraged to develop their own tastes in art appreciation. This is reflected in the gallery’s solo shows which take place each month to boost the artist profile.
You will find The Doorway Gallery on Stands B5 & B6 in the Large Hall.
Visit their website by clicking here.
Blue Contemporary is a UK based Art Dealer and Consultancy specializing in original, contemporary works of art from the Americas as well as international artists from around the globe. This will be the third time Blue Contemporary has participated in Cambridge Art Fair and we are pleased to welcome them back.
Blue Contemporary presents established and well collected North & South American, contemporary artists in the UK and Europe. Their focus is to establish long-term relationships with collectors and new buyers. They excel at assisting new and seasoned collectors through the acquisition process.
They are pleased to share their mid-career, ascending, contemporary artists who are actively pursuing their careers with art buyers worldwide. Most of their artists are collected globally and many have museum acquisitions including the V&A.
Look out for Blue Contemporary on Stand G4 in the Small Hall or visit their website by clicking here.
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
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