Upcoming Craft & Art Fair to Feature the Work of Alan Caine

At our upcoming Craft & Art Fair, 27 April 11am – 4pm, alongside our unique range of artists and crafters we will also be featuring work from the late Alan Caine. Alan’s estate has very kindly donated his work for sale to raise essential funds to help us continue to ensure the arts are accessible to all here at Attenborough Arts Centre.

Working alongside Sir Richard Attenborough, with Eleanor Hartley, Alan helped conceive, fund, design and launch Attenborough Centre for Disability and the Arts, now Attenborough Arts Centre, in 1997. He passed away in 2023.

Alan was born in the American mid-west. After degrees in Art and Theology from American universities he lived in Paris, in London and then, in the early 1970s, he moved to Leicester to teach art for the Adult Education Department in the basement of the Percy Gee Building here on campus.

As a teacher of art until he was almost 80 years old, Alan inspired many. He drew on an immense knowledge of art and artists from all ages, leading regular group explorations into the galleries, museums and churches of Europe. He was also a dedicated practising artist for 60 years, working in paint, ink, pencil, woodcut and linocut. His subject matter was what was right in front of him: rugs, mops, trees, leaves, dried grass, threads, knots, bundled cloth, eggs, shells and, of course, landscapes.

All of the pieces will be on sale at a Pay What You Can scale, and we want to thank Alan’s estate for their generosity.

Visit our webpage to learn more about the upcoming Craft & Art Fair.

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