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Ipswich Waterfront: Art Fair

Ipswich’s first ever “Art Fair” on the Waterfront takes place on Sunday 26th June.

The Art Fair will showcase local talent alongside artists of international renown, including Sir Peter Blake RA, Maggi Hambling CBE, Jim Dine and Julian Opie.

Participating artist John D Edwards is excited about the event: “The Art Fair is a brilliant idea, and we are very grateful to the Alan Cristea Gallery for loaning us the work of these important artists. I hope they inspire our visitors as much as their work has and continues to inspire me.”

Landmark venues including The Old Custom House and Salthouse Harbour Hotel are providing temporary exhibition space. The Hydrogen sailing barge is also docking especially for the event.

The Art Fair is FREE to attend.

A host of activities for the whole family to enjoy will be on offer including the unveiling of the Never Ending Mural. Visitors are also invited to “make your mark” at a special mural workshop hosted by artist and project curator John D Edwards.

The event will run from 10 – 4. For more information visit www.ipswichartschool.co.uk

Councillor Bryony Rudkin, Ipswich Borough Council’s Culture portfolio-holder, said: “I think the Art Fair is a brilliant concept and will visitors an extra reason to come to the Waterfront. Along with the Never Ending Mural it is proof, if any were needed, that Ipswich is leading the way with some pretty exciting art projects.”

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