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Fry Art Gallery

Address: Castle Street, Saffron Walden CB10 1BD, England
Phone Number: 01799 513779
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Type: Art Galleries, Museums, Shopping & Fashion
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I knew some of the artists featured in this gallery but had not placed them in this location. It was a joy to see the work of famous printmakers working between the wars. Its worth a visit to SW just to visit this place. The selection of items for sale is good and their main source of income so buy... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
54 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Difficult for me to add to the comments already made by recent reviewers, other than to say ("I agree"). We came across an artist we'd not heard of before, who my wife loved; Bernard Cheese. Entrance is free and the supervisors are so knowledgeable and friendly. It doesn't justify a trip to SW just to see this gallery, but there... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Very well organised gallery and good selection of works by local artists Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilous. If you are visiting Saffron Walden well worth a look along with Bridge End Gardens and the parish church

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
31 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Dropped in on the way to Bridge End Garden, as you walk pass here following the town trail. Plenty to look at & to talk about as the artistes style very between each other, so some will suit you others will not. Tuck away in a small side room is to touch screen computers, one adult height the other child... More 

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Having dropped some friends off at Stansted Airport we were taking a scenic route back to London and decided to stop off at Saffron Walden. Whilst wandering the streets we came across this beautiful gem of a gallery. Although small it still packs a punch with its stunning permanent collection of works by Ravillious and Bawden and imaginative temporary exhibitions.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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155 reviews 155 reviews
56 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The Fry Gallery in quintessentially English, both in its focus on an essentially East Anglian ‘school’ of painting, drawing and print-making and in being one of those quirky places and collections so beloved of English towns. Though a small gallery and collection, the space is perfect for quiet contemplation and the range is catholic (including a ceramic work by Grayson... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Brilliant little gallery of local artists. Ravilious and Edward Bawden well featured. Regular sales of work of high quality.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
41 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is an utterly charming gallery. There are only two rooms: one displays pictures from the permanent collection of "North Essex" artists while the second houses temporary exhibitions. On our visit this exhibition contained (among other delights) some original staging and costume designs for 1930s British ballets - these thrilled my wife who has a particular interest in this subject.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
49 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

This lovely gallery has pictures and books illustrated by Edward Bawden and Eric Ravillious plus other local artists who came after them. Wonderful range of postcards of the artists' work. Leave time for Bridge End Garden - a series of interlinked gardens. Also nearby is the Saffron Walden Museum. Parking is available here - in fact you can leave the... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2009

This tiny art gallery houses paintings, prints, books & ceramics by artists who have lived in and around Great Bardfield from 1930 to 1970 and in Saffron Walden since. These artists include Bawden, Ravilious and Rothenstein. The gallery is right by the entrance to the beautiful Bridge End Garden, which can also be visited. For a small art gallery I'd... More 

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