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Building Appeal

We are currently raising funds to provide a much-needed new store for our important Collection, to provide step-free access to the Gallery, and generally to improve visitor facilities. Nine eminent practitioners from the world of art have been kind enough to write in our support. You can read what they say here.

ART AND ARTIST HIGHLIGHTS

First Prize
Bernard Cheese 1925 -2013
Sun Maze
Michael Ayrton 1921 - 1975
Couple with a Goat
Michael Ayrton 1921 - 1975
Under the Sun
Duffy Ayers 1915 - 2017
Two Women Sitting in a Garden
Eric Ravilious 1903 - 1942
Geraniums and Carnations
Eric Ravilious 1903 - 1942
Self Portrait, Kinlochbervie
John Bellany CBE RA 1942 - 2013
Rocking Horse, Seashore
Olive Cook 1912 - 2002
Welsh Coast
John Bolam 1922 - 2009
Threshing in the Snow
Thomas Hennell 1903 - 1945
Cat on Chair
Sheila Robinson 1925 - 1988
Bamboo Hall
Richard Bawden NEAC b, 1936
My Mother’s House
Chloe Cheese b. 1952
Still Life with Mandolin
Robert MacBryde 1913 - 1966
Cemetery in Enna, Siciliy
Walter Hoyle 1922 - 2000
Jug by Charlotte Bawden
Charlotte Bawden 1902 - 1970
Bird and Sun
Michael Rothenstein 1908 - 1993
Adam with Pram
Kenneth Rowntree 1915 - 1977
Welsh Miner
George Chapman 1908 - 1993
Masked Figures with Horse
Robert Colquhoun 1914 - 1962
Burning Fields
Keith Vaughan 1912 - 1977
Silver Birch
John Aldridge RA 1905 - 1983
Brighton Pier
Edward Bawden CBE RA1903 - 1989

EXHIBITIONS

Dan Arbeid
North West Essex Potters (online)

Online Exhibition (published 18th September 2020)

Random Spectacular
Main exhibition from 31st August to 6th December 2020. Please see Plan Your Visit for opening times.
Walter Hoyle : A Versatile Artist
Exhibition from 31st August to 6th December 2020. Please see Plan Your Visit for opening times.

EVENTS

Books and Merchandise
A comprehensive selection of books relating to the artists of North West Essex is available to purchase in the Gallery during your visit.
The Fry Art Gallery Annual Sale 2020

At The Fry this year we are organising the Annual Exhibition & Sale slightly differently,…

NEWS

ABOUT US

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.

The Gallery is run by volunteers, both invigilators when it is open to the public and other helpers throughout the year. Please contact us if you would like to become more involved.

To download a copy of The Fry Art Gallery Society’s Trustees Report and Accounts, please click below:

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PLAN YOUR VISIT

To comply with the latest Government guidelines, visits must be pre-booked. There is no charge for booking or admission.

The Fry Art Gallery stringently follows all Government guidelines. From 17th October, you must only visit the Gallery with members of your own household, otherwise you must socially distance from others in your party during your visit.

VISITS WILL START ON THE HOUR AND WILL BE FOR 45 MINUTES to allow us to clean down and keep visitors and staff safe.

Please click HERE to book. Please do not use this link for booking slots for the Annual Sale. This can be done on through the Events page.   We really look forward to seeing you!

Our normal opening times are:

5th April to 1st November 2020

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Saturdays from 11am to 5pm; Sundays from 2.00pm to 5.00pm

2nd November to 6th December 2020

Only open on Saturdays from 11am to 4pm and Sundays from 2pm to 4pm

We would love to hear from you so please get in touch.

01799 513779
(24hrs answerphone)

info@fryartgallery.org

THE FRY ART GALLERY
Castle Street,
Saffron Walden,
Essex,
CB10 1BD

The Gallery is a few yards down a pathway leading from Castle Street to Bridge End Gardens, a Victorian landscaped garden open to the public. (We have provision for wheelchair users – please ask one of our invigilators.)

Rail
The nearest railway station is two miles away at Audley End (on the Liverpool Street to Cambridge line). There are hourly buses to and from Audley End Station (visitors might like to make their own inquiries at Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre, 01799 524002). There are usually taxis waiting at the station.

Car
Cambridge is 15 miles to the north; London 54 miles to the south and the M11 motorway passes nearby. The nearest car park is at Swan Meadow (CB10 1DA) and the main Gallery is a 10 minute walk away. Leave the car park by the pedestrian exit and walk up to the High Street. Turn left and then take the second road on the right, which is Castle Street. The main Gallery is on the left hand side of the road.

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