Private View at the Fry Art Gallery

Wednesday 26 June, 7.30pm

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Private View at the Fry Art Gallery

Join us for music and twentieth century art at the delightful Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden.

We present a private view at this unique local gallery which showcases work by the professional artists who were drawn to North-West Essex in the twentieth century and became known as the ‘Bardfield Artists’. The gallery has major holdings of works by Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden, John Aldridge, Sheila Robinson, Michael Rothenstein, Isabel Lambert, Olga Lehman, Michael Ayrton, and many other artists who settled in and around the village of Great Bardfield from the early 1930s onwards.

The gallery itself was built in the mid nineteenth century, and has recently undergone significant sympathetic restoration, keeping its true original character as a Victorian private collector’s picture gallery.

On view will be the two current exhibitions:

Bardfield and Beyond: A Working Landscape
Working Women: the art of Sheila Robinson and Chloë Cheese

The evening will include a wine reception, an introductory talk, and music from local students.

For information about the Fry Art Gallery and its location, please see:

Venue: The Fry Art Gallery, 19a Castle Street, Saffron Walden, CB10 1BD
Tickets: £15. Age 30 and under: £10.

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