Sale of Works by 20th Century British Artists

The Fry Art Gallery is hosting a sale of works by twentieth century British artists on the weekend of the 24th and 25th of June 2017 in our new second gallery 'The Fry Art Gallery Too' in Museum Street, Saffron Walden.

The event will be an opportunity to buy original works at reasonable prices. Nearly 400 works will be on sale, including many framed paintings and prints, advertising posters and metal signs, and sculptures. Works from artists such as Norman Ackroyd CBE RA, Charles Bartlett RWS RE ARCA, John Brunsden ARCE, Gertrude Hermes OBE RA, AS Hatrick OBE RWS, Olwen Jones RWS RE, John Houston OBE RSA RGI,RSW, Paul Hogarth OBE RA, Ceri Richards CBE and Leslie Worth OBE PPRWS RBA as well as renown Great Bardfield artists, Edward Bawden CBE RA, Richard Bawden RWS NEAC RE, John Aldridge RA, Walter Hoyle, and Chloe Cheese. Over 100 artists will be represented.

Many of the works on sale come from the Nottingham Education Trust and are part of the twentieth-century story of artworks in schools. A couple of years ago the Fry Art Gallery was contacted by the Nottingham Education Trust (NET) to see if it was interested in any of NET's works. The Gallery selected some which matched the criteria of the North West Essex collection and offered to sell the rest. Last year's successful sale started the process and this June's event will handle the remainder of the collection. Most of the money raised will go to NET, a charity which supports young people in the city across a range of activities outside formal education and in particular music and the arts, science, and sports and outdoor adventure. Sheku Kanneh-Mason, BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2016, is one previous recipient of a NET bursary. Some works have been donated by members of the Fry Art Gallery. The sale will also help the Fry Art Gallery with moneys to improve the gallery space and for the general funds.

The sale will be held at The Fry Art Gallery Too, 9b Museum Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1BN on Saturday 24th June 2017 from 1pm to 5pm and Sunday 25th June 2017 from 11am to 4pm.