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12 EXHIBITIONS Fresh: Art Fair

Fresh: Art Fair

Alan Halliday

12 - 14 May | Cheltenham Racecourse, Cheltenham

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his spring sees the launch of a brand new major contemporary art fair in Cheltenham; giving art lovers the opportunity to see art in a different way outside of London.

Fresh: Art Fair, which will take place in May at Cheltenham Racecourse, will fill the gap currently under-served by other art fairs, making quality art more accessible to the regions. The fair will host 45 of the UK’s best contemporary galleries – many of which are rarely seen on the UK art fair circuit – bringing with them some 5000 paintings and sculptures

from over 400 established and emerging artists. On show will be work from internationally acclaimed and collected artists, including the likes of Bridget Riley, Mary Fedden and Sir Peter Blake. Behind Fresh: Art Fair is father and daughter team Anthony and Eleanor Wardle, who have their own Paragon Gallery in Cheltenham with extensive experience in the art fair world. Their aim is to bring new ideas and fresh faces to provincial art fairs with galleries that are rarely seen on the UK art fair circuit. As Anthony explains; ‘If there’s one word to describe Fresh:

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