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Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden

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The Fry Art Gallery is housed in a Victorian Gentleman's Gallery of two main rooms built in 1856 for the Quaker banker Francis Gibson. In 1985 it was taken over by the Fry Art Gallery Society, a charity set up to create the North West Essex Collection of work by artists of the locality.

The focus is primarily on the remarkable group of painters and printmakers who settled in nearby Great Bardfield from the 1930s to the 1970s, and which included Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious, John Aldridge, Michael Rothenstein and Kenneth Rowntree. The Fry's permanant collection is now a considerable resource, and in addition the gallery mounts regular tempory displays to broaden its appeal.

For full details and to view the collection visit www.fryartgallery.org

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  • This is a charming and free small art gallery, focussing mainly on work by artists based in - or with strong connections to - nearby Great Bardfield. during the middle and the end of the 20th...  more »
  • Bijou art gallery hidden away down a small alley way en route to one of the entrances to Bridge End gardens. The gallery often features work by local artists emanating from Great Bardfield, a nearby.....  more »
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  • A very special gallery. Wonderful changing exhibitions centred around the great bardfield group of artists. Lovely staff, and it's at the entrance to a really charming park. BEWARE closed on Wednesdays!
  • Well informed and enthusiastic volunteers welcome you and explain..which I found most helpful. Local artists are showcased.
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