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Address: Castle Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1BD, England
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+44 1799 513779

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First rate small art gallery

The gallery specialises in the works of the Bardfield Group of painters, in particular Edard Bawden. Run by volunteers it is a real gem in the lovely town of Saffron Walden.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Charles R
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The gallery specialises in the works of the Bardfield Group of painters, in particular Edard Bawden. Run by volunteers it is a real gem in the lovely town of Saffron Walden.

Thank Charles R
Crawley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is a small public art gallery which displays the artworks of a number of Essex artists and designers, but mainly ones who live, or have lived, in/around Great Bardford and Saffron Walden since the 1930's; people such as Edward Bawden, Richard Bawden, James Ravilious and Eric Ravilious. The items on display vary in theme and age, plus there are... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The Fry Gallery is a gem. The gallery shows works of a diverse group of artists and designers who lived in the vicinity from the early 1930s onwards. Works by Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious are highlighted. Others often on display include Grayson Perry, Charlotte Bawden, Richard Bawden, Walter Hoyle, Audrey Cruddas, and Marianne Straub. There is also a small... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Our guide was knowledgeable and friendly, and made our visit very interesting, explaining about the Bardsley group of artists, and how they came about, and the gallery is easily accessible from Castle Street or the Bridge End Gardens.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a small but very nice gallery specialising in works by local artists mainly from the last century.

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Saxmundham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

A delightful art gallery, free to visit. This time the small room had a series of prints by Richard Bawden. The larger gallery features a changing display by artists such as Keith Vaughn, Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious and others who lived in and around Great Bardfield. They have a well chosen selection of books to buy plus postcards and some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

This is a great gallery down an alley way. It is based around the 20th Century Great Bardfield artists such as Edward Bawden & Eric Ravilous. It also has regular selling exhibitions.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Small gallery, in lovely surroundings, with a lovely collection of art. Volunteer staff are friendly and helpful. It really is worth a visit.

Thank Paula L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Went to see exhibition including works by Eric Ravilious and Edward Bowden. Small gallery run by welcoming and enthusiastic volunteers who helped everyone to engage with the great collection.

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

The Fry Art Gallery is modestly sized but the collection is of excellent quality. I particularly enjoy their paintings by Eric Ravillious and Edward Bawden. The gallery also hosts concerts, talks and art sales.

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