We are very pleased to announce that Kent-based Lilford Gallery will be returning to Cambridge Art Fair for 2018.
Lilford is a family run, local business consisting of three galleries, two in Canterbury city centre and a third in the creative quarter of Folkestone Old Town. They are an established voice in the Contemporary and Fine Art community with 20 years of experience. Across their galleries they represent a wide variety of artists – ranging from those that are well-established and highly regarded, through to new and emerging artists and an ever growing number of amazing local artists. They also represent a growing number of international artists, many of whom have never before shown their work in the United Kingdom.
Find Dawn & Annie on Stand C4 at Cambridge Art Fair 27-30th September at Quy Mill Hotel.
Click here to visit their website
We are delighted to announce that Sheridan Russell Gallery will be returning to Cambridge Art Fair this year and will be bringing with them a large collection of original contemporary art by their fantastic portfolio of Artists.
With works by the highly-regarded local sculptor Mel Fraser always proving very popular, along with other notable artists such as Patricia Volk FRBS, Lucianne Lassalle, Richard Chapman, Mari French, Stephen Page & Qi Qing, Sheridan Russell Gallery is a stand you must visit when you visit Cambridge Art Fair.
Find Sheridan Russell Gallery on Stand B2 and click here for their website.
Established in 2007, Hadfield Fine Art is based in the heart of the Cotswolds in an area of outstanding natural beauty. We specialise in Original Contemporary 21st Century British Art: From Paintings; abstract, landscape and still life to Sculpture, Ceramics and Glass.
We appreciate that the art world can be a confusing arena for buyers which is why we use our previous experience of working in the art market at the highest level to carefully select only original paintings and drawings from professional contemporary artists. By carefully choosing works of art by promising British artists who exhibit a passion, energy and use of light in their work, we offer quality works of art which we are proud to show in our curated group exhibitions in the Cotswolds, on our website and at art fairs in Bristol, London and Cheltenham.
Find us on Stand E2 at Cambridge Art Fair. We look forward to meeting you there.
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.
Returning for a second year, Art of Cambridge represents a group of eight professional Cambridge Artists working in a range of media and styles.
All artists are featured in the acclaimed The Cambridge Art Book, which showcase the city through the eyes of the artists it inspires. Art of Cambridge will be a vibrant mix of subjects and styles, including hand-cut paper art, digital media, photopolymer etching prints, mixed-media, acyclic, collage and hand-drawn detailed architectural scenes.
Art of Cambridge artists will be delighted to talk directly about their work and process so do come and visit at the Art Fair. Copies of The Cambridge Art Book will be for sale and can be personally signed.
Exhibiting artists are: Ophelia Redpath, Jo Tunmer, Alison Hullyer, Susan Abbs, Rebecca Stark, Vanessa Stone, Sonia Villiers, and Emma Bennett.
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We are very pleased to announce that UK Artists is participating at Cambridge Art Fair for the first time this year. UK Artists was created in 2010, and grew out of a regional online art gallery called 'Warwickshire Artists'.
Now serving visual artists further afield, UK Artists has been especially developed for art lovers to buy artwork from artists in their own county and across the UK.
All their artists have been approved for high quality artwork and professionalism so you can be assured you are commissioning or buying from the very best in the United Kingdom. The UK Artists website has been designed to make it easy for you to find out about UK artists profiles and their artwork. Choose from painters, sculptors, illustrators, photographers, printmakers and much more.
An annual exhibition is the highlight of their year and is held in various locations. They also hold other exhibitions and participate in art fairs like Cambridge Art Fair, and have even travelled to France to exhibit at a beautiful gallery in Civray.
Find UK Artists on Stand D1.
Click here to visit their website
Hannay Robertson Financial Planning is very pleased to be the Private View sponsor for the 6th Cambridge Art Fair, taking place at The Cambridge Roar Marquee at Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, from 27th to 30th September.
At Hannay Robertson, we believe your wealth should inspire and provide you with a life well lived. That’s why we take time to understand what matters to you most, and to build a comprehensive picture of your financial position, needs and ambitions. Our personalised planning and advice provides clarity in complex financial matters, directing you towards your goals and opening new horizons.
We are a boutique financial planning company based in Cambridge, providing jargon-free advice, comprehensive planning and long-term wealth management. Established by Duncan Hannay Robertson in 2012, we are small, specialised team who can offer a level of personalised service unmatched by the larger companies available. Working with our established network of accountants, solicitors and other professionals, we ensure that your affairs are always in a trusted pair of expert hands.
As a boutique financial planning company, we build lasting relationships with our select group of clients. We work with successful families that value the clarity and quality of life gained through delegating their affairs to a single, trusted financial advisor. And, with their wealth under our watchful eye, they can focus on what’s important to them and get the most out of life.
We have visited Cambridge Art Fair many times since its launch in 2013 and appreciate the opportunity to support this highly-regarded event. This year the event is taking place at a new venue offering parking and easy access to art collectors and enthusiasts from across the eastern region.
We are very pleased to sponsor the exclusive Private View launch evening on Thursday 27th September as the art fair moves into this new phase of growth and we look forward to seeing all of the wonderful paintings, prints and sculptures that will be available to buy.
Duncan Hannay Robertson on 01223 269405 or Marie Newton on 01223 269989
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(Reproduced from Velvet Magazine, July 2018)
Having collected art for many years, Susie Turner will unveil her new venture, Gallery East, in Woodbridge later this year. Making her Cambridge Art Fair debut, she'll be showcasing work by eight landscape artists, each with their own distinctive style.
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"At Gallery East we will be showing contemporary work for those wanting to add inspiring art to their walls. While most of our artists have an East Anglian connection, we will be adding artists with different styles and showing women artists in particular. If there is a theme to the art we have chosen it is restlessness- in ourselves and our connection with our environment and what we seek to change around us.
How did you come to be in the art business? What made you want to open your own gallery?
"There's something about reaching a certain age and wanting to do something different. Having been collectors for many years we have decided to open our own gallery. In choosing art for the gallery it has inspired us to broaden our preconceptions about the art we like, for the good.
"In a busy and increasingly digital world we hear about more and more people choosing to have original art on their walls because they want to say something about who they are and what they believe in. We have seen magnificent collections in the smallest of flats.
Cambridge Art Fair is a highlight of the city's cultural year. What makes it a must for you?
"We visited the Cambridge Art Fair last year and were impressed with the quality and range of work available to buy at sensible prices. The fair is small enough for you to take everything in but nevertheless hone in on something which really grabs you. Cambridge is also a fantastic city with old and new bouncing up against each other.
What will you be bringing to this year's fair? Any big names for us to watch out for?
"We will be bringing eight artists, all expressing their views on the landscapes around them. Perienne Christian has a distinctive drawing style which looks at the connections between landscape, folklore and the role of the feminine inspired by local landscapes in Suffolk.
"Francis Bowyer has taken his art into a new place with abstract, three-dimensional paper collages, inspired by the Suffolk coast. Lydia Bauman uses mixed media to follow and paint landscapes from Yorkshire to Mexico. Our other equally notable artists include Barrie Houghton, Jane Human, Caroline Poole, Nahem Shoa and Michael Sofroniou.
We're guessing you have your own collection. What is it about a piece that attracts you- and makes you want to buy?
"One of my favourite additions to our own collection is a painting by an Austrian painter, Albert Reuss, who fled the Nazis and ended up painting in Mousehole, Cornwall. The Painting is called 'Still life with red stone and tiles'. I like the story around the painting and the abstract representation of form and landscape.
What would you say to encourage visitors to come along to Cambridge Art Fair, whether they're regular visitors or first-timers?
"We expect to see a good crowd again and I'm sure it will include new collectors wanting to buy for the first time; our art ranges in price from £350 to £8,500. The fair is a relaxing place to spend a couple of hours wandering, and there's plenty to prompt interesting conversation over a glass of wine or coffee.
Gallery East will be on Stand D3 at Cambridge Art Fair. To find out more visit galleryeast.co.uk.
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 pleased to announce that The IMA Foundation will be bringing contemporary art from India to Cambridge Art Fair in September.
The IMA Foundation was established in 2008 with the intention of supporting emerging artists from the Indian sub-continent. Radha Binod Sharma, himself, an artist had studied at some of the leading establishments and had gone on to exhibit his work in the international arena.
In 2007, having settled in London, his attention turned to Indian art being represented in the global market. He observed the variation in talent and this led him to focus more closely on the art scene in India. In early 2008, he travelled back to his artistic roots in Santiniketan and Baroda to witness art emerging from these renowned establishments. The quality and the depth of the work he saw, along with a recognition of the difficulties facing artists in the early stage of their careers led to the creation of IMA Foundation.
As an artist his sensibility and experience recognized the talent stemming from India, but he also saw the struggle and difficulties artists were having in forging a strong and clear manifestation in the international arena.
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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 Norton Way Gallery will be returning to Cambridge Art Fair for 2018 after their successful first appearance last year.
Situated in the rural arts and crafts town of Letchworth Garden City, Norton Way Gallery is a specialist independent gallery dealing exclusively in fine and contemporary, original art. Established in 2007, the gallery represents both internationally established and emerging artists.
With a continually changing exhibition of paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculpture they are particularly proud of their excellent collection of original printmakers, including Phil Greenwood RE, Rob Barnes, Flora Mclachlan, Colin See-Paynton and Morna Rhys, contributing exquisite etchings, linocuts, and wood engravings.
In addition to selected solo exhibitions and guest artists, we permanently represent over ten resident artists from around the south-east of the country, including our home county Hertforshire. From the well established to talented newcomers, all are chosen for their passion and commitment.
We're very please dto have them back and look forward to seeing what treasures they bring with them this year.
Click here to visit their website
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.
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. Rob & Diane have been participating in Cambridge Art Fair for many years and we are very pleased to have them back in 2018.
The Gallery features contemporary and British Modern art and crafts from leading and emerging artists. They are committed to showcasing high quality art in a wide context with the emphasis on modernism and the abstract. A series of changing exhibitions features at the gallery throughout the year. Exhibitions will feature two artists in different media together in the main gallery.
All are welcome to experience the friendly ambience and enjoy the work of painters, sculptors, printmakers, ceramicists, jewellers and mixed media artists with established reputations alongside emerging artists, with equal commitment to both. The gallery has built its reputation on celebrating emerging artists and can offer a commissioning service for many of the artists.
Click here to visit the Robert Fogell Gallery website.
Simon Hearnden of Berlin Walls Art Events joined Cambridge Art Fair under the banner of 'Works On Paper From Berlin' for the first time in 2017 with his collection of German Artists, notably Walter Lindner, who proved to be very popular with our visitors and collectors.
We're very pleased to announce that Simon is back again this year with a real focus on Walter Lindner's work, presenting a retrospective show of this wonderful artist.
After completing a degree at each of the Berlin Arts Universities in the 1950s, Walter 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.
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.
We look forward to seeing what Lindner treasures Simon brings to Cambridge Art Fair this year.
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Jim Woodman Fine Art is a well established online gallery which was set up by Jim Woodman to show the work of a small group of artists at art fairs such as the Cambridge Art Fair, Affordable Art Fairs and 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.
Jim has participated in Cambridge Art Fair for many years now and always goes down very well with our visitors and collectors. We are very pleased to welcome him back for 2018 in our new venue at Quy Mill Hotel.
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Linton59 is the new travelling name for The Darryl Nantais Gallery, always a very popular exhibitor at Cambridge Art Fair every year.
They are a family run gallery based on the High Street of Linton in South Cambridgeshire just outside Cambridge. The Gallery has been open since 2001, offering work by local, national and international artists. They are also framers and restorers.
Their aim is to make art approachable and enjoyable, to share their enthusiasm for their artist’s work and to help you find what you are looking for. Their style is best described and is derived from a love of colour, texture and expression.
We are really pleased to be welcoming Karl & Trina back for the 6th year running and we look forward to seeing what they bring along this year.
Click here to visit their website.
Regular visitors to Cambridge Art Fair will be very pleased to learn that Eleven & A Half gallery will be joining us for the 5th year running with a much larger stand than usual.
Eleven & A Half is an art dealership based in London, run by Matt Piper, that specialises in artists associated with West Cornwall. Matt represents a select group of well established painters whose work he shows and sells at one-off exhibitions and art fairs around the UK. Matt is 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 September 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.
Cambridge Art Fair 2018 takes place in The Cambridge Roar’s new and improved marquee at Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, just a few minutes drive north east of Cambridge. The marquee is over 1,000 square metres in size and is heated/air-conditioned with solid sides and extensive glazed panel areas.
We are very pleased to announce that, for the first time ever, Cambridge Art Fair will be partnered with a new event, Inspire Cambridge, that will run alongside the art fair in the marquee. The two events together will bring the worlds of fine art, homes & interiors, property & luxury lifestyle, along with fabulous artisanal food & drink by independent, local producers.
The Cambridge Roar marquee is large enough to accommodate both Cambridge Art Fair & Inspire Cambridge simultaneously, with a shared coffee lounge & wine bar area at the centre of the marquee, creating a physical separation between the two events.
Inspire Cambridge is part of a series of new events that will be rolled out across the UK in the next few years. Inspire Shows focus on the high-quality, innovative and independent businesses in the home interest sector.
Click here to visit the Inspire Cambridge website
We are very pleased to announce that Cambridge Art Fair 2018 will take place in The Cambridge Roar’s new and improved marquee at Quy Mill Hotel & Spa, just a few minutes drive north east of Cambridge.
The marquee will be over 1,000 square metres in size and is heated/air-conditioned with solid sides and extensive glazed panel areas. It also features a sturdy suspended cartridge floor and overnight on-site security. It is the host venue for the fantastic Cambridge Roar festival of events supporting local charities. The Cambridge Roar is now in it's 4th year and has raised over £85,000 to date.
A large area of grass adjacent to the marquee will be set aside for event-specific car parking, which will be FREE for exhibitors and visitors.
The timetable for Cambridge Art Fair 2018 is as follows:
Thursday 27th September 5.30 to 9pm (TICKET ONLY)
Friday 28th September 11am to 8.30pm (LATE OPENING)
Saturday 29th September 11am to 6pm
Sunday 30th September 11am to 5pm
Advance online ticket sales will begin soon.
Cambridge Art Fair 2018 will take place 27th to 30th September. Timetable as follows:
Thursday 27th September 5.30 to 9pm (TICKET ONLY)
Friday 28th September 11am to 8.30pm (LATE OPENING)
Saturday 29th September 11am to 6pm
Sunday 30th September 11am to 5pm
Cambridge Art Fair 2017 launched last night with a fantastic, well attended Private View. Our huge thanks to all those who attended and especially those who bought art.
Don't miss the new paintings by the enormously popular and highly rated Artist Steven Lindsay at this year's Cambridge Art Fair.
Most of Lindsay's work is figurative and focuses on light, structure and composition. He believes that painting is a process of mark making and as such these marks should be evident and you can see the painterly quality throughout his impressive portfolio.
Estelle Lovatt, the art critic for the New Radio 2 Arts Show, said:
“Like revisiting Vermeer in the Dutch Golden Age of painterly skill against the Colour Field of Rothko, all intertwined with an aesthetic twist of contemporary, complex-simplicity. Lindsay using his paintbrush eloquently, capturing painterly conversations between the art history giants of a bygone age and a bygone art.”
You'll find a selection of new paintings by Lindsay with Lime Tree Gallery on Stand E3 up on the stage in the Large Hall. Click here to visit the gallery website
Alison McWhirter BA MA, born in Dumfries, Scotland in 1975, attended Bath Academy where she trained as a painter gaining a BA in Fine Art in 1998. She continued her studies to gain a Postgraduate MA in Visual Culture 2000. Bath Academy of Art has produced such luminaries as the colourist Howard Hodgkin.
After establishing a career in publishing, as well as teaching art, McWhirter returned to South West Scotland to pursue her career as a painter; her raison d’etre. Since moving to Glasgow in June 2012, McWhirter has had work accepted by the Royal Glasgow Institute to exhibit at the Annual RGI show in 2012 and 2013.
McWhirter’s studies of flowers are intimate compositions which evoke a mood through their vibrancy of colour and loose bold brushwork. Her paintings are instinctive responses to her subject, often mixing paint directly on the canvas, so creating a sense of spontaneity which is prevalent in all her work.
McWhirter has had exposure in The Scotland on Sunday in 2011 where she was described as ‘The new Scottish Colourist’. In 2012 Homes and Interiors Magazine deemed her to be one of the top Contemporary Scottish Colourists making waves in the art world. McWhirter’s instantly recognisable work is held in private collections throughout the UK. Her first solo London show in February 2016 was a major success.
You will be able to buy paintings by Alison McWhirter on the Carina Haslam Art stand B5/B6 in the Large Hall. Click here to visit Carina's website
Eight of the contributors to the fantastic Cambridge Art Book will be featured on Stand E2, up on the stage in the Large Hall at this year's Cambridge Art Fair.
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 the incredible city. The book was published in 2017 by UIT/Green Books.
Head up to the stage at this year's fair to see for yourself the wonderful art produced by this talented group of Artists.