Rolf Harris' artwork on show at Saffron Walden gallery

PUBLISHED: 15:09 29 October 2009 | UPDATED: 22:02 31 May 2010

Fry Art Gallery Trustee David Oelman with some of the works that will be on display during the exhibition and sale  Picture: ALISTAIR NELSON

Fry Art Gallery Trustee David Oelman with some of the works that will be on display during the exhibition and sale Picture: ALISTAIR NELSON

AN art exhibition including work by television personality Rolf Harris is coming to Saffron Walden. Harris lithograph - a method for printing using a stone - will be one of over 400 pieces at the Fry Art Gallery as part of its 18th annual exhibition and

AN art exhibition including work by television personality Rolf Harris is coming to Saffron Walden.

Harris' lithograph - a method for printing using a stone - will be one of over 400 pieces at the Fry Art Gallery as part of its 18th annual exhibition and sale, which runs on November 7 and 8.

The charitable event will include works by John Bellamy, Paula Rego and members of the Royal Academy. It will also entail a local theme; work by Edward Bawden, a celebrated printmaker who grew up in Saffron Walden, will be featured with a rare opportunity to purchase one of his lino cuts for as little as £195.

Prices for the pieces on show - which includes work in water colours, oil paintings, prints and sculptures - will begin at £20. Proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the gallery, which is primarily run on a voluntary basis.

Gallery member Iris Weaver said "In past years the exhibition and sale has been an amazing success. People have come from all over the country to view the pieces.

"We hope to make a lot of money so we can continue to operate with free admission and expand our collection."

Opened in 1987 to showcase artists from Great Bardfield who worked from the 1930s to the 1960s, the Fry Art Gallery was originally designed as a "mini-National Gallery" built in the same era. Whilst it was a gentleman's gallery, members of the public were able to gain access for a price.

It was owned by the Gibson family and current owner Anthony Fry is still part of that family.

The gallery, on Castle Street, will be open 2pm to 7pm on Saturday November 7 and 11am to 5pm on Sunday November 8. Admission is free.

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