The Fairfax Gallery is proud to celebrate its 25th Anniversary. To mark the occasion, we will host a summer exhibition at the Pantiles Gallery in Tunbridge Wells - the same way it all began.
The last quarter-century has seen many challenges to the tradition of gallery viewing; the rise of the internet, a worldwide recession, and most recently a global pandemic. Yet we remain firm in the belief that galleries offer the best way for clients to view paintings and sculpture in their truest form.
Since its inception, The Fairfax Gallery has maintained a high standard of artist across its successful portfolio. The longevity and continued success of the Gallery are attributable to these talented artists and also to our wonderful clients who enable us to flourish to this day.
Though the Pantiles is home to the original Fairfax Gallery, some may recall the name also hung above a spacious gallery in Park Walk, Chelsea for seven years, before the decision was made to focus on overseas art fairs in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York. In 2001 the Gallery grew again, acquiring a permanent space in Burnham Market, complete with a sculpture garden.
I am particularly pleased to include in this special anniversary exhibition those artists who have been with the Gallery since the very beginning. David Atkins and Alice Scrutton have built a loyal following of admirers with their beautiful paintings, as has the Gallery’s very first sculptor Helen Sinclair..
The Exhibition will feature over 100 original paintings and sculpture from artists including.
Mary Jane Ansell, David Atkins, Hogan Brown, Shaun Ferguson, Jack Frame, Miranda Gardiner, Gemma Harwood, Lee Madgwick, Steven Outram RBA, Adrian Parnell, Carol Peace, Stephanie Rogers, Alice Scrutton, Helen Sinclair, Paul P Smith, Justin Weeks, Barry Wilson.
It has been a pleasure to curate so many exhibitions and events over the years, enabling us to meet many wonderful clients from around the world (and even beyond, counting a veteran of space flight and a Star Trek captain amongst our best-known visitors!). Whatever surprises the next decade may have in store, The Fairfax Gallery will continue to showcase great art, in a relaxed setting with a personable service built on many years of experience.
May I wish all our clients and artists good health and fortune for the future. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Pantiles and hope you enjoy this landmark exhibition.
Andrew Fairfax Scrutton