We are very happy to announce that Stephen Walton Fine Art will be returning to Cambridge Art Fair again this year.
Stephen Walton Fine Art promotes the work of a small number of artists and curates exhibitions in Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge. They also act as art advisers on bespoke projects sourcing pictures from their eclectic catalogue and extensive range of contacts.
You'll find Stephen Walton Fine Art on Stand A3. Click here to visit the website
We are delighted to announce that 20th century specialist Oriel Fine Art will be returning to Cambridge Art Fair for the 2018 edition.
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 F5. Click here to visit their website.
Cambridge is about to welcome a new hidden gem to its cultural offering. Next Spring David Parr House at 186 Gwydir Street will open to the public for the first time although a lucky few have already been through the front door. David Parr worked by day as an artist painter for the local firm of F R Leach & Sons, a Cambridge firm of artist decorators and craftsmen who created interiors for William Morris and other leading figures of the Arts and Crafts movement. He would return to his ordinary terraced house, and working by candlelight, he created an extraordinary interior for his own private enjoyment.
If you do anything, do it well.
Volunteer-led tours will take visitors through the front door of the David Parr House and into each room of the remarkable house as the stories of the occupants’ lives are revealed. Displays of David Parr’s notebook, diaries, painting tools, photos and family audio recordings will illuminate the day-to-day life of the largely forgotten but talented and highly skilled artisans by exploring Cambridge’s social history, domesticity, the 20th Century home, memories and reminiscence.
In 1912, David Parr inscribed on his Drawing Room wall ‘If you do anything, do it well’. This sentiment has inspired the passionate private donors and dedicated volunteers who, over the past five years, have helped to save the David Parr House by conserving and restoring it, partly funded by a Heritage Lottery Grant.
We hope that all our visitors at Cambridge Art Fair 2018 enjoy visiting our stand to see objects from the house and collection on display, to meet some of the people who saved the house. To find out how to become a collections, garden, research or house guide volunteer please speak to us on the stand during the show.
With support from National Lottery players every £1 is doubled by Heritage Lottery Fund and Barclay will also match the first £1,000 donated at this year’s Cambridge Art Fair so, with Gift Aid, a Gift of £5 becomes £25, £10 becomes £50 and £50 becomes £250. That’s the kind of maths we like!
The David Parr House is currently seeking special people to become founding patrons. They will be offered their own personal experiences including handling special objects from the collection, meeting special guests, invitations to curatorial events and to see behind the scenes before and after the house is open to the public. All gifts and donations go towards building a £1m endowment so that art lovers can enjoy an annual programme of exhibitions, talks, special events and craft workshops.
Come along to the art fair 27-30th September at Quy Mill Hotel & Spa and find the David Parr House team on Stand F1. Tamsin Wimhurst, Chair of the Trustees of David Parr House will be delivering a FREE talk about the history and the future of this fascinating project on Friday 28th September at 4pm in the Wine Bar. At 5pm, straight after Tamsin's talk, there will be an Auction of Experiences to raise money for the project. This will also take place in the Wine Bar and all are welcome to attend.
We are thrilled to announce that The Fry Art Gallery will be returning to Cambridge Art Fair again 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.
Click here to visit their website.
We are very pleased to welcome British Art Portfolio to Cambridge Art Fair 2018. British Art Portfolio was launched in September 2011 and in their seventh year are still going strong. As the name suggests, British Art Portfolio provides a selection of Modern British and contemporary paintings and sculpture available for purchase.
20th Century British art has been enjoying something of a renaissance recently and we feel that this increase in popularity reflects the very good value that many artists of the 20th Century represent. Works of this period are a worthy investment to be included in anyone’s portfolio as well as being enjoyed. British Art Portfolio will be representing a selection of established contemporary artists at the fair, as well as some emerging artists that they believe will make their mark on the world of painting and sculpture.
We are very pleased to announce that 20th Century specialist Granta Fine Art is returning to Cambridge Art Fair for 2018.
With an eclectic collection of 20th century art, 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 century. 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.
Click here to visit the Granta Fine Art website.