This October, get ready for round two of Cambridge’s City Art Fair, taking place at the splendid Cambridge Guildhall and promising to represent an easily digestible slice of the contemporary art world, highlighting the best UK and international artists working today, including Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and Sir Peter Blake.
They will present the very best from their personal portfolios alongside top artists from local galleries and dealers such as Byard Art, The Saffron Walden Gallery, Oriel Fine Art and Lynne Strover Gallery.
As well as contemporary art, there will also be traditional pieces from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries available to view and buy – whether you’re an avid collector or looking for that one statement piece for your living room wall.
Cambridge City Art Fair takes place 9-12 October and is a unique opportunity to see top quality art right here on our doorstep. Says Craig Kerrecoe, managing director at Red Dot Events:
“Cambridge is an internationally significant city and the perfect place to host the art fair. It sits right at the centre of the region and is a thriving hub of creativity and artistic activity.”
A series of talks will also take place, including a discussion with Laurence Broderick, the sculptor responsible for ‘The Bull’ in Birmingham, who will be talking about the inspiration behind his work (11 October, 3pm).
Cambridge-based art dealer Marlo Gilbert of Blue Contemporary and former director and curator for The William Merrill Gallery in Los Angeles, will also be advising on how to buy art at 11am, on 11 and 12 October, and exhibiting some of her artists, many of which hail from the Americas (James Shilaimon, pictured, among them).
“I was a dealer in Los Angeles for ten years, and when I moved to the UK two years ago I brought a lot of the artists I represented with me and started Blue Contemporary, launching last year at the City Art Fair,” she says. “All of the artists are what are considered mid-career ascending, which means that they’re really well established in the US and in good galleries. I have two artists who are in the Tate Modern and another in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Still they’re relatively unknown here, so the challenge for me is to introduce them to a brand new market and get them collectors here in the UK.”