Our huge thanks to Michelle and the team at Hotel Du Vin Cambridge for hosting another fabulous VIP Press Launch Reception last night. The evening was a wonderful success, attended by many exhibitors, artists, VIP's and press representatives. We would highly recommend Hotel Du Vin Cambridge as a wonderful venue to host an event- this was our third! We very much look forward to working with the team at the wine bar for this year's Cambridge Art Fair.
Nicola Foley, Editor of Cambridge Edition with Tim Hill of The Moller Centre.
Jonas Almgren and Jane Verity of Artfinder.com with Playwright Jean Rees Lyons & Artist/Poet John Lyons
(photo courtesy of Cambridge News)
Craig Kerrecoe, MD of Red Dot Events with Mayor & Mayoress Dryden and Lynne Strover of The Strover Gallery
(photo courtesy of Cambridge News)
Dawn Robinson of Cambridge News with Paul Gibson of Cambridge Champagne/Eastlife Magazine
Maria Spencer from Mattioli Woods (sponsor), Tracey McCreath and Catherine Lineham of La Playa Insurance and Marlo Gilbert, Director of Partnerships & Planning at Red Dot Events
Fleur Kerrecoe, FD of Red Dot Events with Ian Sandison, Chairman of Cambridge BID
Galia, Ricky and Erika of Wealth-Of-Art with David Field of Global Art Traders and Karl Backhurst of The Darryl Nantais Gallery in Linton
Diana Parkin of Michael Parkin Fine Art with Kaye & Juliet of Acuity Art
Ian Sandison, Chair of Cambridge BID, Pippa of Boudoir Femme in Cambridge and Emma Judd from Cobbold & Judd
Craig Kerrecoe MD of Red Dot Events with Gordon Cummings of The Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden
The Fry Art Gallery Society was formed in 1985 to acquire paintings, prints, illustrations etc. principally by those 20th Century Artists who became known as “the Great Bardfield artists” as they all lived in or around this village in North West Essex.
It is an Accredited Museum with some 1,200 members. The Society's objects are the advancement of the education of the public in the arts by: (1) the promotion of educational and cultural activities in the premises at Bridge End Gardens Castle Street Saffron Walden Essex ("the Fry Art Gallery") and elsewhere including but not limited to exhibitions of oil paintings watercolours prints sculpture wallpapers weaving illustrated books ceramics and other works of art which are owned by our sister Charity The North West Essex Collection Trust or loaned to the Society; and (2) the preservation maintenance and use of the Fry Art Gallery for the purpose of displaying the Collection and other works of art.
The ownership of all the works of Art we have acquired over the years is vested in a sister Charity – The Northwest Essex Collection Trust Charity No. 1094429 with whom we share Trustees. We hold what is effectively the National Collection of works by what have become to known as the Bardfield Artists including Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden, John Aldridge ,Michael Rothenstein, Kenneth Rowntree, George Chapman and others.
In total we have some 1,500 pictures and 1,000 books or other ephemera, many acquired with assistance from ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund, the Art Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund (who recently awarded us £199,000 from their Collecting Cultures Scheme).The Gallery is open – free of charge – to the Public where items from the permanent Collection are displayed each year in the Main Gallery; special Exhibitions are created each year and displayed in the second Gallery – most recently an Exhibition of work by Kenneth Rowntree (either of items borrowed from owners or from our own Collection), which has gone on to Pallant House, Chichester. Our annual Visitor numbers range between 7,000 and 10,000.
We have occupied the premises since 1985, but the Fry family trustee with whom we have worked for thirty years is now too frail to act and the trust is now managed by family members who have not had this intimate interest and contact. The Society has been offered the opportunity to purchase the Freehold of the Gallery Premises (currently held on a restrictive Lease from the Fry family) for £200,000. We have existing reserves of £100,000, and are appealing for the balance, we are currently half-way towards this target, but ideally we should like to raise the whole of the purchase price so that we can use our reserves to fund the much-needed building extension. The Fry family require completion of the purchase to take place by 31 December 2015.
Ownership of the property will enable the Society to embark on a sympathetic development programme by ZMMA partners (who are currently working at the V&A Museum. This work will be largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund – which (for legal reasons) would not have been possible under the terms of our existing lease. The storage, office and work space in the premises are very limited – the Collection store is at capacity – and expansion is a necessity.
While the Public will see no immediate benefit from the change of ownership, this will change dramatically once our expansion programme gets under way. The Gallery was erected in1856 to house the collection of Francis Gibson, a Quaker banker, and has been open to the public since then. It is not currently listed, but is an almost unique survivor of a nineteenth century gentleman's gallery.
For more information on how to get involved or donate to the fundraising efforts, please visit the website, call 01799 513779 (24hrs answerphone) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
THE FRY ART GALLERY, Saffron Walden
regd. charity no. 295904
We have a wonderful 4 page spread in the September issue of Cambridge Edition, very well written by Nicola Foley. We even got a mention on the front cover.
The September issue of Cambridge Magazine has a fantastic 4 page spread about Cambridge Art Fair 2015, expertly written by Alice Ryan. Many thanks to lovely Lynne Strover for providing us with the location for the interview.
We are very pleased to announce that GAP Learning CIC is now a friend of Cambridge Art Fair. One of the founders of this wonderful organisation, Amanda, was one of the two models for the Cambridge Art Fair 2015 marketing campaign and can be seen in some of our magazine adverts and posters.
"We have a mission to create positive change in our community via training. Our courses change lives for the better by helping the unseen talented artists and craftspeople in our community achieve financial independence. We have lots of ideas of how to expand our work, and help our course graduates get their businesses off the ground too. Any funds raised from the sale of our goods and services are going towards reaching this goal, so we are pulling out all the stops to make sure it’s a success.
It’s been a tremendously busy first year for all of us at Gap Learning. In just a few months, we have turned our St Ives office into a crafty hub, and delivered Craftworks and Fullspoon courses to over 150 learners in the community. Not only that, we have also gathered together a bunch of talented, arty individuals who are helping to spread the Gap Learning ethos of creating beautiful art and connecting people"
Click here to visit the GAP Learning CIC website.
We are very pleased to announce a new sponsor for Cambridge Art Fair- Global Art Traders is a fantastic web platform which allows collectors to source fine art, original prints and sculpture from galleries, dealers and independent artists, worldwide.
Collectors can connect with our members direct, meaning a more personal experience when buying the art they love. Sourcing art globally from our gallery members means collectors have a great opportunity to get exactly what they are looking for, at the best prices.
Connecting with our independent artist members means collectors can form a long lasting relationship with their favorites, often leading to fantastic commission opportunities. As a collector, you can follow your favourite galleries, dealers and independent artists by subscribing to them on their own unique profile pages.
If you are a gallery, dealer or independent artist, register with us and instantly achieve a global reach of collectors.
Be inspired; check out Global Art Traders today!
We are pleased to announce that we will be promoting Cambridge Art Fair in the new ARTSeast magazine- the arts magazine for Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridge. Each month they bring you the best there is to offer in visual arts, theatre and film, dance, education. literature and music. Packed with features, interviews and fantastic competitions to win an array of tickets and other prizes from some of the best-known venues and businesses in the region. The ARTSeast Magazine is a must for art lovers as they bring you closer to the eclectic mix of art available in the eastern region.
Click here to visit their website
We are extremely pleased to announce that we will be working with the team at Eastlife magazine for the second year running, as marketing partners for Cambridge Art Fair. Eastlife is an essential guide to what is happening in East Anglia, covering events, property, culture, attractions and much more from across the region.
We have agreed a program of extensive advertising, editorial features and web-based promotions and look forward to working with them again this year.
Click here to visit the Eastlife website.
We are very pleased to announce that we will be working with the excellent team at Cambridge Edition as Marketing Partners for the second year running. We have an extensive campaign planned with them that will include repeat advertising, extensive editorial features, online advertising, reader giveaways and social media support. In addition, they will be hosting a VIP event in our new VIP Lounge this year.
We'll post all adverts and editorial features as they are published.
Click here for the Cambridge Edition website.
MOOi is a leading architecture practice based in Cambridge. Our approach is influenced by the principles of Dutch design and our name, pronounced ‘moy’, connects with our Dutch roots- the meaning is ‘all things beautiful’, a positive endorsement of our philosophy!
The practice has a reputation for contemporary, sustainable design with extensive experience working on projects across a range of market sectors, including projects for The University of Cambridge and its Colleges, private residential new build and redesign commissions, multiple residency development projects and commercial offices.
Our studio is a creative work environment and our aim is to couple contemporary, innovative and elegant design with the project aspirations, budgets and time frames our clients have in mind. We have a genuine understanding of building methods and construction and this is reflected in our designs which incorporate sustainable materials and have an emphasis on clever and practical design and use solutions.
At MOOi we pride ourselves on being able to respond intelligently to the needs of our clients. Each project we complete is developed to meet the specific needs of our individual clients and so no two projects are the same. Our starting point is a face-to-face meeting where we can discuss with you your potential project and answer any questions that you might have.
Click here to visit the MOOi website
The Regent Hotel in Centre of Cambridge is a fine Georgian Grade II listed building. In 1871 it was the original home of the first five Newnham College Students. It is now a privately run Hotel owned by the same family since 1950.
The Regent Hotel in Cambridge, offers everything you'll need for the perfect stay in this beautiful and historic city, whether you're visiting for business or pleasure. Centrally located this Cambridge Accommodation is an easy stroll to all the city's attractions, and overlooks the famous Parkers Piece.
All of the 22 en-suite bedrooms at the Hotel are air conditioned for the comfort and convenience of our customers and include free High Speed Internet Access throughout the property.
Whether you're here to visit relatives, take in the city's historic attractions, the great shops or to meet business colleagues you'll find a warm welcome and an enjoyable stay the Regent Hotel. To book a room call our team on 01223 351470.
Click here to visit the website.
A comfortable, hand-crafted sofa is a beautiful thing, and Jones & Jones have made more than 10,000 of them - each an individual work of art, each made with care and skill, and each enjoyed by happy owners. Whether you want a traditional sofa or something a little more unusual, we can help, advise, plan and create the perfect sofa for your home.
If you've already got a favourite sofa or armchair that's looking a little tired then speak to us. We offer a full re-upholstery service and will make it look and feel as good as the day you bought it.
We're a family business, a friendly business, a furniture business - and we'd love to help you create the home you desire. Visit our showroom in Great Shelford, order a free sample pack and browse our range at www.jandjfurniture.co.uk or call us on 01223 841880 for a chat.
We are one of the UK’s leading providers of wealth management and employee benefit services, advising over 6,000 clients with assets under management, administration and advice in excess of £5 billion.
With offices in Leicester, London, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Newmarket, we can offer a high quality service to clients nationwide who are looking for an experienced and reliable wealth manager in the financial services industry.
By building long-term client relationships, our aim is to provide trusted advice, high service standards and personalised delivery.
We provide integrated services for individuals, embracing pension consultancy, with a strong specialism in self-invested personal pension schemes and small self-administered pension schemes; personal investment and estate planning. For corporate clients, we provide a comprehensive range of employee benefits services.
Click here to visit our website
The management team at the very lovely Hotel Du Vin & Bistro in Trumpington Street have agreed to partner with us for the 3rd year running. They will again host our VIP Press Launch & Reception, one month before Cambridge Art Fair opens.
This VIP Press Launch & Reception event is a wonderful opportunity for CAF exhibitors, featured artists, VIP's and the press to get together and find out about the forthcoming art fair. It creates a lovely buzz before the art fair and generates lots of publicity.
We are enormously pleased to be working with Hotel Du Vin Cambridge again- the previous two Press Launch events have been wonderful experiences for us and we look forward to this year's event.
We are pleased to announce that Cambridge Literary Festival will be our event partner for the second year running. Founded in 2003, Cambridge Literary Festival is an important part of the city’s cultural calendar. Every Spring and Winter they invite us to join them in venues in the city's historic centre to engage with the newest fiction, cutting edge commentary and science, children's events and lots more.
The next festival will take place Tuesday 14th – Sunday 19th April 2015. 111 speakers across 4 venues over 6 days!
The full programme is now available online.
We are proud to announce that AccessArt will be our charity partner for the second year in a row. AccessArt is a UK Charity directed by Paula Briggs and Sheila Ceccerelli. Their aim is simple - to inspire and enable high quality visual arts teaching, learning and practice!
The AccessArt team consists of creative professionals and practitioners, educators, designers and crucially the learners themselves. They work in partnership with a number of institutions and organisations, ranging from schools, museums & galleries through to umbrella and advocacy groups.
Click here to visit the AccessArt website.
'Conservation Of Art On Paper: How To Look After Your Collection' is a fascinating and useful talk, presented by Penny Jenkins ACR, Acredited Member of The Institute of Conservation (ICON).
All artworks slowly age with time. Some patination of materials can add a certain charm but under the wrong conditions, drawings & watercolours will fade and papers can go biscuit brown. A 19th Century landscape full of rich indigo blue tints can become a pale shadow of itself, if exposed to light or damp over a generation.
Fortunately modern pigments, papers and framing materials are much more robust and there are plenty of sensible measures to help protect artworks from internal and external harm. Penny will give some practical advice on dos and don’ts of caring for contemporary works of art on paper in a domestic setting and illustrate her talk with restoration and conservation projects from her studio.
Penny Jenkins ACR is an accredited member, listed on the Conservation Register of the Institute of Conservation (www.icon.org.uk) and has over 30 years experience as a specialist paper conservator working with private collectors, auction houses and Institutions. Formerly London based, she now lives & works in Cambridge.
This talk will take place on Saturday 11th from 1pm.
Click here to book your place.
We are pleased to announce new sponsorship for Cambridge City Art Fair from L.I. Art Magazine. The magazine was conceived to meet the demands of over 18,700 high net worth subscribers from across the world.
"We are committed to covering the finest residences and apartments, along with emerging talent in the worlds of art and design.. Our readers have expressed a wish to receive a magazine on their doorsteps which would alert them to the best possible investments, not only for today but for tomorrow."
Click here to visit the L.I. Art website
Our VIP Press Launch & Reception took place on Tuesday 9th September at the wonderful Hotel Du Vin in Cambridge. More than 50 VIP's, dignitaries, artists, sponsors, press representatives & exhibitors attended the event. Our thanks to all those who came along to support Cambridge City Art Fair. Special thanks go to Charlotte from Hotel Du Vin for arranging such a fabulous evening for us and to Simon Denning for taking such wonderful photographs.
We are extremely pleased to be able to announce that Cambridge Literary Festival is sponsoring Cambridge City Art Fair 2014.
The next Cambridge Literary Festival takes place Sunday 30th November 2014. This boutique winter festival will welcome an eclectic selection of top writers for a day of thought-provoking and enlightening talks on dozens of different topics. Highlights include Ali Smith, Eimear McBride, Alan Johnson, Clare Balding, Shami Chakrabarti and lots more.
Click here to visit the event website
Own Art makes buying art easy and affordable by letting you spread the cost of your purchase over 10 months with an interest free loan. With over 250 galleries and thousands of original works of art to choose from, why not start a collection of your own today from as little as £10 per month? Own Art is funded by Arts Council England.
Stephanie from Own Art will be co-presenting a talk at the art fair on Saturday 11th October called 'How To Buy Art'.
Click here for more details.
Located in the heart of Cambridgeshire, Cambridge Wills & Legal Services works with clients in Cambridge, Peterborough, Royston, St. Neots, Huntingdon, St Ives, Newmarket, Ely and surrounding villages.
Lead Consultant Anthonine Arts-Zetteler LLM and Affiliate Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practioners is fully trained and offers many years of experience in professional Will writing, advising clients on all aspects, as well as related legal services. She obtained her Master of Laws degree in 1997 and has since 2002 specialised in the field of Wills and Estate Planning.
This beautiful hotel in Cambridge city centre was a former University-owned building on Trumpington Street which has been transformed to enhance its many quirky architectural features.
Forty one bedrooms and suites, some with private terraces, have been carved out of this former University-owned building.
Hotel Du Vin is our official Hotel Partner for 2014, hosting our VIP Press Launch & Reception on 9th September.
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The Regent Hotel is a fine Georgian Grade II listed building, located on Regent Street in the centre of Cambridge- an easy stroll to all the city's attractions. The Regent Hotel is a privately run Hotel, owned by the same family since 1950. The Regent Hotel offers everything you'll need for the perfect stay in this beautiful and historic city, whether you're visiting for business or pleasure.
The Regent Hotel is generously offering a 10% discount on their standard room rates for all exhibitors and visitors to Cambridge City Art Fair 2014 (subject to availability). Contact us for the special code!
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Many of our dealers and galleries participate in the Arts Council funded 'Own Art' scheme which gives you an opportunity to pay for the art you love in 10 interest free instalments.
We encourage those dealers and galleries to put a small sign up in their stands indicating that they are part of the scheme, but if you don't see a sign- ask anyway.
Stephanie Allen from the Own Art scheme will be co-presenting a talk with Marlo Gilbert on Saturday 11th October at 11am, called 'How To Buy Art'. Our Talks & Presentations programme is free to attend for visitors to Cambridge City Art Fair and there are still spaces available on this particular talk.
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