Fry Art Gallery Society

Fry Art Gallery Society

Charity information

Fry Art Gallery Society

We collect, display,conserve and promote through exhibitions, loans and education the work of artists of the 20th and 21st centuries with a local connection who have made a national contribution.

Founded 1985

  • Mission statement

    The Fry Art Gallery Society was founded in 1985 to form a unique collection of paintings, lithographic and lino prints, books and ceramics by artists who have lived in North West Essex since 1930. Entry to this unique gallery is free as the society which runs the gallery is staffed and managed entirely by volunteers to professional standards. The gallery is a museum of national importance and houses a unique collection of work. The Society also aims to encourage and inform the public about the life and work of these artists within the context of their period and rural location. The society aims to preserve the 19th century gentlemans gallery that houses the collection for future generations and, through its education and outreach programme create an entusiasm for the work on show. As well as the permanenet collection we hold a series of temporary exhibitions relating to the collection.
    We have an Education Officer who works with our visitors as well as undertaking specific projects with schools, higher education research and community groups.

  • Aims

    Fry Art Gallery Society aims to:

    • To collect ,conserve and promote the work of the Great Bardfield group of artists of 20th and 21st century.
  • Overview

    Established: July 1985

    Registered Charity Number: 295904

    Board members: 16

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 01799 513779

    Address: The Fry Art Gallery Castle Street Saffron Walden Essex CB10 1BD

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