Detail: Eric Ravilious (1903-42) Rye Harbour, 1938 Pencil and watercolour. Image courtesy of the Ingram Collection

Join Gordon Cummings, Chairman and long-time trustee of The Fry Art Gallery as he explores the history of The Fry Art Gallery and the impressive art collection it houses. Run entirely by volunteers, The Fry Art Gallery was created in 1983 to celebrate the work of North West Essex artists, centred upon those who settled more or less accidentally in the village of Great Bardfield. The first to arrive were Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious in 1931. They had been seeking somewhere to work free from the distractions of London. This talk will shed light on how the group developed and became famous when, in the 1950s, ten thousand visitors came to their open house exhibitions. 
 

Thurs 8 September, 1.00pm - 2.00pm 
£12 Adults • £10 Lightbox Members