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Art fair will help support multi-million pound transformation of Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury

An art fair and auction is taking place in support of the Gainsborough's House project. Picture EMMA BRENNAN

An art fair and auction is taking place in support of the Gainsborough's House project. Picture EMMA BRENNAN

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An art fair, featuring more than 100 original paintings and prints, will take place to help raise vital funds for a multi-million pound museum project in Sudbury.

The Autumn Art Fair will take place from October 14-20. Picture: GAINSBOROUGH'S HOUSEThe Autumn Art Fair will take place from October 14-20. Picture: GAINSBOROUGH'S HOUSE

Gainsborough’s House still needs to find £1.25million to fund a ambitious £8.7m transformation of the museum, which includes a new national centre for Thomas Gainsborough.

The fair includes paintings and prints which have been donated by artists across the UK to aid the fundraising effort, and a post-war contemporary art auction will also take place to support the project.

Mark Bills, director of Gainsborough’s House, said: “We hope our art fair, along with our art auction also taking place in Art Week, will give all those with a love of art a unique opportunity to bid for or buy a wonderful, original work – whatever their budget – and in doing so be part of this exciting and ambitious project.”

The Autumn Art Fair takes place at the Old Labour Exchange in Weavers Lane, Sudbury, from October 14-20. Open daily from 10am–5pm and open until 8pm on Thursday, October 19. (Sunday 11am – 5pm). Free entry.

The art auction will take place at Sudbury Town Hall on Friday, October 20, from 6.30pm. Tickets are priced at £25 and are available from 01787 372958 or by emailing jackieb@gainsborough.org

For more information on the art fair or art auction, click here.

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