–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.
As we were unable to go ahead with the planned exhibition this year, we are instead having 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 online gallery of the 2017 Open Art Exhibition will be returning soon!
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.