“Fairground Attraction”

Original Art 
My art is featured for the month of October on The New Fat a Nottingham based Graphic Design business.
My painting is titled “Fairground Attraction” and is based on the famous “Nottingham Goosefair” 
Details about why I painted “Fairground Attraction” are featured on my Blog: https://artbymandy.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/fairground-attraction/  I do hope you find this of interest more information is included below.
Social Media Information:
“Fairground Attraction” Featured Art. My original painting “Fairground Attraction” has been featured for the month of October on The New Fat and includes a free downloadable October Calendar for you to share via email with friends,colleagues. If sharing on Twitter & facebook please include @artbymandy @thenewfat @studio61gallery #Nottingham #Goosefair #Fairground Attraction #BigOctober
Exhibition Information
The original painting is exhibited at Studio 61 Gallery Tel:01629 534532
I hope you enjoy the free Calendar and I hope you enjoy my art.

“Fairground Attraction”

Fairground Attraction upload-Nottingham-Goosefair Artist Mandy-Jayne Ahlfors© Orange-Blue-Acrylics on Canvas-Sept2013“Fairground Attraction” Size 12×12″ Acrylics on Canvas Sold by The Buzz Gallery Castle Donnington

Inspired by the famous Nottingham “Goose Fair”. I was asked by a local company in Nottingham if I’d like my art featured on their website for September 2013 they also featured one of my paintings the previous year “The Great British Mini”  www.artbymandy.com.

Debbie Mawhinney Directorat The New Fat www.thenewfat.co.uk  suggested I tie in an event or similar that would occur in Nottingham, I agreed to do some research and on my findings I decided the Nottingham Goose Fair would be a good choice and so Debbie happily agreed and changed my feature date to October.

The Goose Fair ties in with autumn one of my favorite seasons and the very famous event. I also lived in Nottinghamshire for a while as a child and later again as a teenager it couldn’t be a more perfect choice I really love to find connections.

I researched further and found that the Goose Fair had been running for over 700 years. It all began at the time of King Edward l in 1284 and began as a trade fair for animals, farmers would paint the feet of their geese with tar and walk them more than 50 miles or more to the fair. Over the years entertainment and stalls were added and eventually travellers brought their attractions and thus The Goose Fair became a “Fairground Attraction” and always at the beginning of October, it is now the biggest fair held in Europe with over 100 attractions. Last but not least there is also a famous painting by Artist Arthur Spooner “The Nottingham Goose Fair” 1926 and sold by Christies in 2004. The paintings is now exhibited at Nottingham Castle.

Sources: Nottingham City Council http://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk  The National Gallery www.nationalgallery.org.uk