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 very pleased to announce that Farmer Fine Arts will be returning to Cambridge Art Fair for 2018.
Farmer Fine Art is an online gallery established in 2016 by brothers Andrew and Matthew Farmer. They represent and showcase carefully selected British Artists with a special interest in 'en-plein air' painting methods and observational drawing and painting.
Their portfolio of exceptional Artists was very popular at last year's art fair and we can't wait to see what they bring to Cambridge this year.
Click here to visit their 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.
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.
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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
(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 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.