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FRESH: ART Fair …the easiest way to browse and buy art

Blog 28th March 2019 Cheltenham

By Anthony Wardle, Fresh: Art Fairs

It takes time to visit enough galleries to find the art you love. At Fresh: Art Fair you’ll be able to visit 51 galleries in one place, see 5,000 works by 500 local, national and international artists, all in a couple of enjoyable hours with a glass of wine in your hand.

There’ll be original prints and paintings, sculpture, glass and ceramics from as little as £100 to £20,000 but most well within your budget. There’ll be emerging new talent, established professional artists and Royal Academicians …Blake, Hockney, Hirst, Emin, Sutherland, Piper, Frost and McLean will all be there, and a good deal more.

Frames and framing

At the Fair this April we’ll be exploring some of the mysteries of art. There’ll be talks and demonstrations by leading London framer Darbyshire who create frames and display cases for many of our most famous names. Their talks will explain how to choose frames and how framing is important in art conservation.

Art and interior design

There will be two Talks on the Saturday of the Fair by Interior Designer and Instagram phenomenon Dee Campling. Dee is Cheltenham-based but reaches the whole world of interiors …she will talk about the role of art in interior design and take your questions.

Prints and print-making

Perhaps the biggest mystery of all will be explained by painter and master print-maker Jim Starr while he shows you how it’s done. There are prints and there are original prints, the first is cheap and cheerful, the second are true works of art.

Original prints are produced in many ways but always with the direct involvement of the artist. Jim will be working on a screen print throughout the Fair.

Art valuation

International fine art auctioneers Bonhams will be with us again to give you advice on selling your old art (that stuff that was handed down to you years ago …that you never look at).

So do come to the Fair.  There’s no racing, just art …and coffee, champagne, lunch, talks and artist demonstrations. Tickets are only £8 for two and £12 for the Private View where you can enjoy live jazz, free wine, first pick of the art and a huge buzz. You can buy tickets online here.

TICKETS ARE HALF PRICE if you use the promo code JOCKEYCLUB when prompted.

Fresh: Roundel

Fresh: Art Fair will be in The Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse from 26th to 28th April 2019 with a Private View on the evening of 25th. Fresh: is sponsored by St. James’s Place Wealth Management.


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