A collection of hand-selected works chosen for the exhibition by collaborators across the arts, featuring set-design, iconic posters, collages and more.

The principle exhibition at Fry Art Gallery for 2020 features familiar and rarely shown work, surprising, delighting and amusing visitors with pieces chosen by selectors from across the world of art, design, music and literature.

Accompanying the exhibition is a collaborative journal of the same title which will carry contributions and responses to the works in the Gallery's permanent collection, known as the North West Essex Collection. It has been published by the St Jude’s Press and all profit from the sale will be donated to the Fry Art Gallery.

Among the work displayed is David Myerscough Jones' original design for the Wagner opera, The Flying Dutchman, for which he designed the sets for the BBC television production in 1975, and a never-before-seen surreal collage by Olive Cook. There are also a number of works by painter, Edward Bawden, such as his well-known That's what we want! Dried Beet Pulp Plain Or Molassed (1930) poster.

Explore highlights from the exhibition online via YouTube.

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19a Castle Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1BD

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