Artists from far and wide will be displaying their creations at Art Unequalled – a special Ely exhibition celebrating the creme of British talent.
Art Unequalled will feature a fabulous collection of arts and crafts from across the country, featuring the work of established contributors as well as some fresh faces.
It will include work by jewellery designers, sculptors, potters, wood turners, painters, printmakers, illustrators, glass artists, furniture makers, textile artists and stone carvers, with pieces to suit all budgets, organiser Sally Dunham says.
A sculptor with 18 years’ experience of exhibiting her work across the country, Sally was first inspired to launch her own art event in 2002, but her idea was only to become a reality nine years later.
Sally says: “Art Unequaled grew partly from frustration at the decline of some events that were letting in more and more bought in goods instead of handmade work, and partly from wanting to bring elements of the best shows to this area.”
Art Unequalled aimed to create a “friendly, relaxed and welcoming environment” for both the artists and craftsmen and women exhibiting and for the visitors attending. Other aims were to ensure that work was of the highest standard possible and to showcase a wide range of media to suit a range of budgets.
The first Art Unequalled exhibition took place at The Maltings in October 2011. Sally was delighted with the response received from exhibitors and visitors alike, impressed by the standard of work on display.
Since then, Art Unequalled has expanded to fill all of the rooms at The Maltings, including the upstairs gallery, with several exhibitors now also demonstrating some of their skills and techniques at their stand, giving visitors a real insight into the often lengthy processes involved.
This year’s show takes place on October 22 and 23 at The Maltings in Ely.