The Whithurst Park Art Fair is a brand new not- for-profit event supporting Maggie’s - a charity which offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends.
Taking place at Whithurst Park in Kirdford, we are delighted to be hosting a stellar list of talent, including world-renowned sculptors Mark Coreth and Nic Fiddian Green, painter and musician Ian Bruce, best-selling author Jack Cooke and art critic Richard Cork.
Fifty talented artists (both established and emerging) will exhibit both inside the house and out in the parkland.
These include Anthony Abrahams, Conall McAteer, Kate Ive, Kitty Shepherd, Philip Jackson and Jacob Wolff.
Artwork will be priced affordably. Sales will go to artists, with 30 per cent donated to Maggie’s.
“The house and parkland form a focal point for the fair, challenging visitors to explore art in the context of everyday life and as a way of life,” explains Fair Director James Elwes.
Inspired by the neo-Jacobean house and Maggie Keswick Jencks’s legacy, the Fair will examine the minutiae of commissioning and curating for a lived-in space.
The theme also considers everyday influences of the working artist and art’s relationship to creative culture at large. We have developed a programme of performances, residencies, collaborations, talks and interactive demonstrations, as well as areas dedicated to design and local food.
There will be a private view on Saturday September 10 between 12 noon and 8pm with the fair open to the public on Sunday September 11 between 12 noon and 4pm.
Whithurst Park is the home of entrepreneur Richard Taylor and designer Rick Englert and has featured on Channel 4 and in Tatler and Country Life, among other publications.
For more information visit www.whithurst.com/artfair