We are very pleased to welcome back The Art Hound Gallery to Cambridge Art Fair.
The Art Hound Gallery carefully source and sell pieces by some of the greatest 20th century and contemporary artists. They enjoy showing their clients that great art by the luminaries of the 20th and 21st centuries can be genuinely affordable.
Alongside the works of their internationally recognised artists, such as Tracey Emin, Sir Peter Blake, Damien Hirst, Pure Evil and Banksy, they aim to promote some of the most talented and promising emerging artists from London and around the country to showcase their works alongside the greats. Their stock knows no boundaries of genre and you’ll see the works of contemporary urban artists sitting next to the abstracts of the St Ives School.
Established in 2012, The Art Hound began on the King’s Road in London, selling at the major art fairs of the UK and to private clients. They opened a permanent gallery space in 2016 in Cambridge in the beautiful setting of Burwash Manor, a hive of independent British business and retail.
They scour the country - and the world - looking for the latest talent from the contemporary art world and each piece is hand-selected with care by their expert buyer. The gallery is open 7 days a week, so they are always able to answer your queries and handle your requests - and they promise no pretentious answers.
The Art Hound himself is Mick, a rescue greyhound. They love dogs, so take along your own hound to Burwash Manor and see the new gallery for yourself.
You'll find The Art Hound Gallery on Stand A2 in the Large Hall. Click here to visit their website.
We are very pleased to announce that London-based Julian Hartnoll will be participating at Cambridge Art Fair for the first time this year. Julian is the pre-eminent dealer and specialist in the works of JOHN BRATBY. Julian will be bringing his archive of Bianchini-Férier and the art work of a jobbing designer Louis Lang.
The Lyon-based silk manufacturer Bianchini-Férier was known for its innovative and lively fabrics in bright colours. In 1909 Charles Bianchini, one of the partners in the firm, had visited Vienna, a leading city for textile design. He subsequently established an office in Paris. This enabled him to cultivate good relations with the top Parisian couturiers, such as Lanvin, Patou and Poiret, who all bought dress fabrics from him. He also employed chic illustrators like Paul Iribe (1883-1935), Charles Martin (1848-1934) and Georges Barbier (1882-1932) to design textiles for the firm.
Louis Lang was one of a group of freelance designers who worked in Paris between the 20's and 50's. They would make their designs in the morning and then tour the fabric houses, selling in the afternoon. Many of his designs were used in the manufacture of scarves and dresses for the Parisian fashion industry.
Julian will be showing an impressive collection of work, all dating from mid to late 20th century, in designer gouache on paper. Make sure you visit Stand D2 in the Large Hall to see the collection for yourself and click here to visit Julian's website.
20th century specialists Granta Fine Art will be participating at Cambridge Art Fair for the first time this year and we are very pleased to have them
Granta Fine Art focuses on the development of a British tradition in the 20th century. As such they have not restricted themselves to the narrow categories of 'Modern British' or 'Contemporary' but are fascinated by the sweep and breadth of the century. They have included works in the collection from the highly influential European Impressionist and Expressionist schools, without which (arguably) British Art could not have flourished as it did.
The result has been an eclectic mix of paintings and drawings spanning the 20th century from its roots in the 19th century to some of the more extreme expressions of the 21st. Their aim is to make good art available to the collector at an affordable price and to advise their clients as they build their own unique art collections.
Make your way to Stand A8 in the Large Hall to take a look at the Granta Fine Art collection or click here to visit their website.
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)