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Fry Art Gallery
Bridge End Gardens, Castle Street, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 1BD
Tel:01799 513779


Venue details:

Opening Times:

Easter to 31st October, Tuesday - 2pm - 5pm, Friday - 2pm - 5pm, Saturday - 11am - 1pm then 2pm - 5pm, Sunday 2pm - 5pm. Bank holiday 2pm - 5pm.

Admission Prices:



The Fry Art Gallery, which could be called the ‘Gallery in the Garden', houses a unique collection of works brought together during the lifetime of many of the artists who were part of the artistic community which flourished in and around the nearby village of Great Bardfield before and after the second world war.

Edward Bawden was one of the first artists to move to Great Bardfield. He became a generous benefactor to the Gallery and there over 150 of his works in the collection, from which a substantial permanent display has been mounted. There is also substantial representation of his contemporary Eric Ravilious.

Other artists gathered coincidentally in the area at the time include such well known names as Michael Rothenstein RA, Audrey Cruddas, John Aldridge RA, George Chapman, Michael Ayrton, Kenneath Rowntree, Bernard Cheese, Walter Hoyle, Sheila Robinson, Robert Colquhoun, Robert Macbryde And Marianne Straub.

Contemporary artists who continue to live and work in North West Essex are also part of the collection and include John Bellany RA and Colin Wilkin.

Cafe / Shop:



Wheelchair Access, Shop, Guided Tours, Education Service

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