A digital copy of the Fair Guide is available to view on Issuu. Take a look...
Our Events Director has done two local radio interviews in the last two days, both of which were aired this evening, during Drive Time shows. He pre-recorded with Chris Mann of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire yesterday and this evening went live on the Cambridge 105 Drive Time show with Julian Clover. Many thanks to both stations for their support of the event.
Cambridge News reprinted the article from the first edition of The Cambridge Magazine in today's edition of the newspaper. They also put us on the front page with the tag 'From Damien Hirst to Local Heroes'. Great coverage. Copy below...
We are very pleased to announce that we have agreed a contra-deal with The Apex in Bury St. Edmunds. The Apex is an award-winning music & entertainment venue in Bury St Edmunds which offers a wide variety of music events, from classical to pop, rock, jazz, blues, world, country and folk, plus comedy, dance and many free events throughout the year. The contemporary art gallery and coffee bar are open every day for visitors to enjoy a drink and relax in the comfortable sofas and beautiful surroundings.
Alongside the extensive entertainment programme, The Apex is also available for hire. This beautiful state-of-the-art building provides a unique and attractive backdrop, and can be tailored to suit you, whatever your requirements. For more information see www.theapexconferencing.co.uk
They currently have a large and very wonderful exhibition of paintings by the Littleport Artist and Poet, John Lyons. The exhibition is called Mythlore and runs until 11th November. It's well worth a visit. John Lyons (image below) will be represented at Cambridge City Art Fair 2013 by Blue Contemporary on Stand L19 in the Large Hall.
The November issue of Galleries magazine is out now and we have an advert on the Contents page, as well as a lengthy mention in the Art Fairs section (see below). We are 'a particularly notable newcomer'!
We have plenty of copies of the magazine to distribute at the event in a few weeks time.
Parrot Print Limited has been established in Ramsey since 1995, headed by Roger Broderick, who has over 25 years experience in the print industry.
They offer a first class printing service with design facility and full colour proofing. Business cards, brochures, booklets, letterheads, leaflets, postcards, wine lists & menus and much more besides.
Parrot Print Limited is now producing thousands of copies of our 2013 Fair Guide for us!
Tyrrell Art Gallery, founded in 2008 and based in Cambridge, is run by Louise Clift (nee Tyrrell) and specialises in beautiful original work by Brazilian artists, such as Abel Silva (see image below). The work is often vibrant and colourful (like the country) and Louise also imports clothing and jewellery.
Tyrrell Art Gallery will be on Stand L29 in the Large Hall.
The Hertfordshire Mercury is running a competition for a weekend stay at Cambridge City Hotel with VIP tickets to Cambridge City Art Fair 2013 . This prize for two is to be taken on the weekend of 15th to 17th November and includes free entry to the art fair, a complimentary box of chocs from the hotel and a goody bag from the fair.
To be in with a chance of winning just email the Mercury with the name of the hotel where the winners will be staying.
You can enter by email sending your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org, putting ‘art fair’ in the subject line. The closing date for entries is Wednesday October 30.
Click here for more information.
Hicks Gallery was founded in Wimbledon in 1988 by Jeff and Ann Hicks, and has become one of the most highly regarded in London. We tend to concentrate mainly on contemporary paintings and prints, and have an admirable collection of artists, such as Amy Judd (see image below), many being exclusive to us.
Hicks Gallery will be on Stands L33/34 in the Large Hall.
Sylke Claridge is a German Expressionist painter now living in Australia. Sylke has been painting for over twenty years and has studied in Germany, Austria and Australia. She lived in Germany (Munich) and in France (Paris) before moving to England (Cambridge) in 1996 and then to Australia (Sydney) in 2004.
Painting in both acrylics on canvas and watercolour and mixed media on paper, her subjects include landscapes, cities, people and life scenes as well as uplifting flower paintings. In addition she also incorporates into her paintings the principles of Feng Shui, with her very popular ‘Guardian Angel’ series. She has exhibited her art in galleries in Munich, Berlin, Zurich, Paris, Cambridge, Harrogate, London and Sydney.
The Darryl Nantais Gallery is now Sylke’s sole distributor in the United Kingdom. We hold in stock a wide selection of her paintings and are delighted that we are able to receive her new work from Australia. A selection of her paintings can be viewed on our website. We are delighted to stage major exhibitions of her work every two years (even numbers) with Sylke attending the Private Views.
Mandell’s Gallery is one of Norwich and Norfolk’s most respected art galleries and was founded in 1965. Originally specialising in 19th Century Norwich School painters, the gallery has expanded greatly and now has a diverse collection of traditional and contemporary art by artists such as Martin Laurance (see image below).
The gallery is situated on the historic cobbled street of Elm Hill and is part of the Norwich Cathedral Quarter. They will be on Stand S03 in the Small Hall.
Brigitte Williams studied at The Slade School of Art where she graduated in 2006 with distinction. She won the inaugural Catlin Art Prize in 2007, and her reputation and practice has continued to grow ever since. Her work is now widely exhibited and purchased for public and private collections in the UK and abroad
The principle of the work examines the relationship between linguistic and visual patterns underlying our unconscious understanding of the world, and how the recognition of these systems fuel our ability to make predictions and form expectation. To this metaphysical concept, structured rules are applied, which lead to the creation of intricate maps, geometric patterns or organic shapes.
These rules often contain an ambiguity which allows humour, poetry and chance to coalesce with the cerebral and clinical nature of the imagery.
My Life In Art on Stand S08 will be showing Brigitte's work at this year's fair.
Luis Marzoratti was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina, a descendent of Italian immigrants. He has a great love of his land and the Argentine people. Marzoratti brought his passion and ideals to his art and worked as a political artist. Much of his work incorporates imagery that is symbolic to the struggles of the Argentine people.
In his latest series Los Códigos del Sol depicts a beautiful beach with the blue sea and an sun umbrella. Behind the umbrella are silhouettes of people. For Marzoratti this represents the need to hide your thoughts and opinions that differ from the political over-culture. Each peaceful and relaxing scene belays the undercurrents that lay beneath the veneer.
In his El Mar Cercano series, The Ceibo which is the national flower of Argentina is the main focal point. The Ceibo is a familiar symbol that appears to float through his work along with other cultural icons like pottery and sculptural artifacts. The Ceibo represents hope and the 'best' of Argentina and offers a reminder of the natural beauty of his country and the pride of its people.
Luis will be represented by Blue Contemporary on Stand L19 in the Large Hall.
White Space Art was established in the heart of the market town of Totnes in 2003. The gallery exhibits an everchanging collection of work by emerging and established British artists, such as Mark Hall (see image below), predominantly from the southwest of England.
The gallery holds several exhibitions throughout the year and exhibits at various art fairs. White Space Art will be on Stand L40 in the Large Hall.
Born in Lund, in Southern Sweden, Elisabeth Lindstedt lives on the beautiful island of Oland, off the east coast of Sweden. She trained at the School of Arts in Stockholm and at the Fine Arts Academy in Gothenburg.
Over the last 20 years, Elisabeth has become one of Sweden's leading painters, exhibiting at most of that country's leading galleries. Her deceptively simple, sometimes bleak, landscapes have a haunting quality and capture the character of Oland with real depth. Composition is a strength, and so is an understated, perhaps typically Scandinavian, strength of purpose.
Lime Tree Gallery of Long Melford, Suffolk, and Bristol, is Elisabeth’s sole representative in the UK, and her works have been consistently well received, in the galleries, and at major art fairs in London, including 20/21 International at the Royal College of Art.
Elisabeth's work can be seen at Cambridge City Art Fair via Lime Tree Gallery on Stand L07.
The Cambridge Magazine launched last night at Hotel Du Vin and features some excellent coverage of Cambridge City Art Fair 2013.
The idea for the magazine was devised a few months ago when Cambridge News (our Media Sponsors) decided to review its magazine portfolio which at the time included the Cambridgeshire Journal, Style and CB magazine. The result was Cambridge Magazine, which will offer readers great value with the launch edition being a bumper-180 pages, it will offer something for everyone.
Edited by Alice Ryan and Louise Cummings, the aspirational publication is feature-led and includes creative, well-illustrated, articles about, fashion, homes, arts and culture, people and places as well as what is going on in Cambridge.
The magazine will be distributed in a unique way with copies of the publication available from John Lewis, 75 selected retailers, in first class carriages of Stansted Express trains, through Waitrose home delivery service and there will also be a number of free pick up points throughout Cambridge and hand delivered door-to-door to selected areas of the city.
Cambridge Magazine is new, vibrant and sophisticated. It gives you a modern view of what is available in the city, county and beyond. Written by journalists who are specialists in their field, Cambridge Magazine is a must read for those who think of Cambridge as their city.
As well as an advert and a small article in the Arts & Culture section, we have a fantastic double page spread featuring highlights from some of the exhibitors (page 118-119) and a good spread in the Pictured section too (page 125).
Click here to read the online version.
The VIP Reception at Hotel Du Vin on 17th September went really well and we were pleased to welcome many interesting people, some connected with the fair and others from in and around the city. Our sincere thanks to all those who attended, including (but not limited to)- the Mayor of Cambridge (Cllr Paul Saunders), Antoinette Jackson (Chief Executive of Cambridge City Council), Andrew Nairne (Director Of Kettle's Yard), Louise Cummings (Editor of Style Magazine and The Cambridge Magazine), Stuart Hay (Head of Commercial Business at Addenbrookes Hospital) and Caroline Biggs (Organiser of EAT Cambridge).
We were also very pleased to see so many exhibitors at the event- Richard Chapman of Sheridan Russell, Aleksandra and Lyndon Ristic of Fine Art Escape, Rowan and Liz Yorath of Woodbine Contemporary drove down from Leicestershire, Ros Clevelly from Byard Art, Kathryn Bell from Fine Art Consultancy came all the way from London, Marlo Gilbert from Blue Contemporary, Stephen Edwards from Lime Tree Gallery came from Bristol and Sara Horncastle came from the newly opened Saffron Walden Gallery and booked a stand at the Reception!
It was lovely to spend time with some of the artists that will be featured at the fair in November too, such as- Sarah Dodkin Rush from Soham, Laurence Broderick from Waresely and John Lyons from Littleport. We were also joined by the lovely Cambridge Sculptor Mel Fraser and her daughter Ros.
Huge thanks also to Aimee and the team at Hotel Du Vin for making our VIP Reception such a wonderful event. We would highly recommend Hotel Du Vin for a function of any kind.
Photos courtesy of Cambridge News (c) 2013
The Saffron Walden Gallery was established in 2013 by Bill Tickner and Sara Horncastle.
The Saffron Walden Gallery is a light, airy, tranquil space displaying work by an eclectic mix of contemporary artists, sculptors and ceramicists; a serene environment conducive to the appreciation of fine art. We exhibit internationally renowned, established artists, such as Jenny Hirst (see image below) but also give wall space to the up-and-coming.
Saffron Walden is a picturesque, medieval town in North West Essex 15 miles from Cambridge. It is a rural market town, with a rich heritage, a market being held here since 1141. Surrounded by stunning countryside, Saffron Walden has much to offer visitors, including fine examples of medieval architecture and buildings of great historical interest.
The Saffron Walden Gallery will be on Stand 06 in the small hall.
Frameworks- Cottenham is our wrapping station partner at CCAF13. It is also an excellent framing company based in Cottenham, just 10 minutes north of Cambridge.
They offer a fantastic range of framing solutions to private and corporate customers, with thousands of mount and frame options. All their frames are made by hand to order and the advice given by Lee, the owner of the business, is often invaluable.
Frameworks-Cottenham will be offering a whopping 15% discount to all visitors to Cambridge City Art Fair 2013 in November. All you need to do is make sure you pick up one of their leaflets which contains the special offer.
Sarah Dodkin Rush is an Artist based in Soham, Cambridgeshire. Her artistic practice focuses on an engagement between the natural world and mankind. A skilled wood carver and abstract painter, her current work is predominately sculpture.
Using natural, recycled or discarded materials highlights man's ambiguous relationship with the environment and the natural world but from an apolitical standpoint. She draws attention to forms shaped by both man and nature creating a dialogue between the form and the medium.
By framing and abstracting natural forms Sarah challenges viewers to observe the minutiae of colour, form and texture in her materials. Working organically, play and chance influence the ongoing variables of colour and form with space and time. Many of her sculptural works challenge the preconception of sculpture as a predominantly floor-based art form.
Sarah's sculptures will be featured by the Aceo Gallery on Stand 30 in the Large Hall.
McAllister Thomas has grown to become one of Surrey’s most recognised galleries. Situated in the beautiful market town of Godalming, the gallery has an enviable reputation for showcasing quality modern and contemporary fine art. Sue McAllister and Gary Thomas attribute the galleries success to establishing long term relationships with clients and artists alike with a focus on top quality service and quality work.
The gallery holds a number of solo and mixed exhibitions throughout the year by Artists such as David Atkins (see image below) and will be on Stands 31 & 32 in the Large Hall.
Just a few hours left to go before our VIP Reception in the gorgeous Library (see image) at Hotel Du Vin on Trumpington Street tonight. Lots of lovely people to meet and greet.
Large format print of the event poster sorted and framed ready for the easel. Thousands of z-fold leaflets printed ready to give out. Lanyards prepared and shoes polished! Just need some lunch.....
Woodbine Contemporary Arts has now moved to it's new gallery space at 7 Orange Street, Uppingham. Their 'New Gallery, New Works' exhibition is on show now.
Woodbine Contemporary Arts is on Stands 41, 42 and 43 in the Large Hall.
Noted for his organic style which, at times, contains echoes Graham Sutherland, Cyril Wilson is regarded as a Scottish artist/teacher although he was actually born in High Wycombe, Bucks.
He studied art in Reading and taught at new Abbey College of Art Summer School for many years. From 1948 Wilson lived near Dumfries in Scotland, although later he spent part of each year in Ibiza. Wilson’s exhibitions included those at the Scottish Society of Artists as a member, RSW, Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts & RSA. One-man shows included - Dumfries Arts Festival in 1983, 1986 and Compass Gallery, Glasgow in 1988. He was also included in The Compass Contribution at Tramway, Glasgow and at The Gallery, Cork Street, London in 2005.
Collections where his work is held include: Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and Dundee Art Gallery.
You can see and buy Wilson's work at the Cambridge City Art Fair 2013 via Edge Fine Art on Stand 10 in the Small Hall.