Sunday: What's on at the Fair...

The Fresh: Art Fair in Cheltenham is open on Sunday 28th April from 11am - 5pm. It’s the final day of this exciting fair which has seen over 5000 original paintings, prints, sculptures, glass and ceramics displayed by 62 leading contemporary art galleries from around the UK. ‘Eclectic’ is the name of the game, a broad spectrum of genres and styles, media and subjects. You may not like all of it, but we aim for all of you to love at least SOME of it!

Buying Fresh: Art is easy

  1. Visit the whole show and make a note of the work you like. Go around again and build up a shortlist.

  2. Talk to Exhibitors - they have a wealth of knowledge. Ask about an artist’s back story; they are often really fascinating.

  3. If the price is a stretch, talk to Own Art by Stand 1. They offer interest free credit over 10 months and are Arts Council approved.

  4. Your purchases will be professionally wrapped free of charge and you can have them shipped anywhere in the world. Our packers ‘Stephen Morris Shipping’ will give you an on-the-spot quote.

  5. For framing advice talk to Darbyshire in the foyer. If you need advice on selling pre-contemporary art then Bonhams are on hand to help with a valuation too.



AT 12.30pm and again at 2.30pm: ‘All about Framing’, a talk given by London and Cotswold frame-makers Darbyshire. In the foyer.


Throughout the day in Studio 1 Jim Starr, painter and master printmaker, will be demonstrating the art of screen printing. Jim’s work has been exhibited widely in London, Paris, Venice, Chicago, Singapore, Tokyo, Palm Beach and most recently at the new Bulgari gallery in Rome. Jim is represented at the Fresh: Art Fair by the Paragon Gallery (Stand 51).

From 11am until 2pm Rod Nelson of the Paragon Gallery (Stand 51) will be demonstrating the secrets of wood-block printing. Rod Nelson had a sell-out edition at the Royal Academy last summer.

From 2.30pm until 5pm Elizabeth Armstrong of The Doorway Gallery (Stand 33) will be demonstrating live. Elizabeth is an equestrian artist, working mainly in oil pigment horse hair cloth on canvas.

Alice Tollworthy