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Braintree District is home to a diverse collection of public artworks ranging from traditional bronze statues to contemporary metal sculptures. Some well known artists have made their mark in the District; Braintree is home to an Eric Gill stone carving whilst Richard, the son of the famous printmaker Edward Bawden, has created glass etchings for the Church of St Mary in Great Bardfield.
Most works have been produced as the result of commissions from public benefactors, local authorities or developers in connection with new building projects, and the great majority were created within the last hundred years. Often local residents have been involved in consultation during the design of the work, and they have sometimes also participated in its creation.
If you know of other works within the Braintree District which should be added to this list, please contact us.
Welcome to our second online exhibition, coming to you virtually while we remain in lockdown. Thank you to all the artists who have taken part, familiar and new, for helping us put on a show twice as big as our first virtual exhibition last year. Over 100 artworks from Braintree and beyond!
As we were unable to go ahead with the planned exhibition in 2020, we instead held our first online exhibition.
Thank you to the artists for taking part and keeping the Braintree Open going through these strange times!
Here you can see all of the artworks that were a part of the Braintree Open Art Exhibition 2019, which ran from 19th to 20th October. Congratulations to all of the artists, and thank you for taking part!
The exhibition was hosted by Braintree Community Centre and sponsored by George Yard Shopping Centre, Braintree Against Retail and Business Crime Group, and Braintree Shopmobility.
The Braintree Rethink Self-Help Art Group meet every Tuesday and provide help and support to all those with mental illness.
“Creative Minds” is an exhibition celebrating their 12th Birthday – over those 12 years they have helped over 200 people!
Art Display Boards
We have a set of art display boards available to hire – perfect for an exhibition!
All fixings and picture hanging hooks included.
Hire charge from £20 per day, plus a returnable deposit of £100.
Please get in touch if interested.