'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.
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This especially informative talk is presented by James Glennie of Art & Antiques Appraisals, formerly of international auctioneers Bonhams.
The value of artworks can be undermined by lack of good title and greatly enhanced by good provenance. This talk by James Glennie, an experienced practitioner (as opposed to a lawyer) will briefly seek to explain, in simple terms, the difficulties of establishing good title in an international marketplace and demonstrate with examples the importance of and often dramatic effect on price of good provenance.
James Glennie is a qualified valuer with over thirty years’ experience in the art valuation and auction field, fourteen of which were with international auctioneers Bonhams, where he established their national Museums Department, their first office in East Anglia and the popular East Anglian View sales, he was responsible for several country house sales as well as single owner auctions in London and New York.
He left to establish Art & Antiques Appraisals Ltd in 2007, which in addition to its private clients receives instructions from many important institutions including The British Museum, English Heritage, The Supreme Court, The Royal College of Art and The Church of England.
Although the talks & presentations are free to attend for visitors to the art fair, places are strictly limited, so visitors must register for a place in advance. All places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
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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.
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'.
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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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A registered UK charity AccessArt is a membership organisation which relies on the income created from memberships to continue to expand and develop the inspirational resources it shares via the AccessArt website.
AccessArt was founded and is led by Paula Briggs and Sheila Ceccarelli. On Sunday 12th October from 12 to 12.45pm, Paula Briggs will be talking about exactly what her wonderful charity does to facilitate high quality visual arts workshops and events to a wide audience.
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We are very pleased to announce that Gordon Cummings from The Fry Public Art Gallery will be delivering a talk at Cambridge City Art Fair as part of our Talks & Presentations programme.
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, who lease it to the Fry Art Gallery Society.
Please visit our Talks & Presentations page for more details of the programme.