With the help of Independent Cambridge - the community of ‘real’ Cambridge - Cambridge Network continues its weekly exploration of the best independent shops, cafés, restaurants, people, businesses, venues and events in Cambridge and the surrounding area. This week: The Art Hound Gallery.
Explore Independent Cambridge - The Art Hound Gallery
If you are an indie fan and you live in or near Cambridge, there’s a high chance you have visited the true indie enclave that is Burwash Manor. With its award-winning farm shop, tea room, boutiques and spa, all housed in beautifully converted barn buildings, it is a real treat and since the end of 2016, art lovers have a particular reason to go with the opening of a very unique gallery - The Art Hound Gallery.
It all began in 2012, when the team were based on the King’s Road in Fulham, London. Having sold online to celebrity private clients, to the trade and the UK’s top art fairs - it was time to open a permanent gallery space to take their stock direct to the public.
Exhibiting and selling works by internationally recognised British artists such as Tracy Emin, Damien Hirst, and Gavin Turk; Pop Art by Andy Warhol, Peter Blake, and Eduardo Paolozzi, and Urban Art by Pure Evil, Bambi and Shepard Fairey, the Gallery also showcases work from some of the most talented and promising emerging artists from London, the UK and around the world including Lauren Baker, Steve Smythe and Terry Pastor.
Works from the print studios of Master Printers Kip Gresham and Francois Pont are displayed alongside lithographic prints by Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Marc Chagall from the famous Mourlot Studios in Paris. There really are no limits to what you can find: as well as paintings and original prints there’s a fine selection of jewellery and cards - all with a great range of prices.
The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday and by appointment on Mondays, so there’s always someone there to answer queries and handle requests - and they promise no pretentious answers. Remember too, as well as art, the team love dogs, so if you have your own hound - bring them along too!
Friday 28 to Sunday 30 June (10am to 5pm) are the dates for the unique once a year event hosted by The Art Hound Gallery where they display their entire collection of over 1,000 works for sale in the beautiful setting of the Secret Garden Marquee at Burwash Manor. This year the private view on the Friday night will be transformed into the Art Hound Fight Club - where two artists will slug it out in a live Urban art battle. Now that's something to see!
The Art Hound Gallery
Burwash Manor, New Road, Barton, Cambridge CB23 7EY
Telephone 01223 262033
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