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Ted Coney’s Family Portraits

Situated on Waterside in the historic city of Ely, Cambridgeshire, is the home of Ted and Hazel Coney, a 300 year old cottage (grade 2 listed building) close to the River Ouse. Ely boasts a world famous cathedral as well as good spread of museums, galleries, shops and interesting places to eat!
A group of over forty original paintings, produced by artist, Ted Coney on the theme of family life and family relationships. Most of the oil paintings are on canvas, though there are some examples of painting on glass, wood and Ivorene.

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Tours Around The House
Ted Coney will give a guided tour of some of his original oil paintings on one of the themes shown below.

If you book beforehand by phone or E-mail you will be informed which tours are on offer that day.

All tours last about 45 minutes and include:
A short film which introduces the work (surrounded by photographs of six generations of the Coney family).
Introduction to the tour with the first family painting made over forty years ago.
A tour of seven paintings on a given theme, together with some of the objects which have inspired them.
A look at how one painting was made, on the Electronic Sketchbook.
Visit to Ted Coney’s studio to see the latest work in progress.

His work has often appeared in mixed shows and open studios and a retrospective at the Babylon Gallery. However, this is the first time that all his work has been exhibited together.

A group of fifty Original Oil paintings produced by artist Ted Coney on the theme of family life and family relationships.
‘I never run out of ideas’, says Ted Coney, ‘because families are endlessly fascinating.’
The collection starts with a painting about his grandmother and her four sisters, produced in 1969. He is now working on a painting about how his family lost its fortune, over a hundred years ago.
Most of the paintings are oil on canvas, though there are some examples of painting on glass, wood and Ivorene.
The history of family and symbolism in paintings play a key role in this original collection.
Postcards of five of the paintings are for sale.

Guides to accompany each of the eight tours are also for sale.

Prints of some of the paintings and drawings are available to buy at UK Photo Gallery.

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Price
Price of admission : £5 (students £3 on production of student card)
Children 8 years of age and over £3 (Not suitable for children under 8 years of age)

Opening Times

April – December, (closed January – March)
Sundays 2pm – 4pm

Facilities
  • Accepts Groups
  • Coach Parties Accepted
  • Gift Shop
  • Welcome Host
Ted Coney’s Family Portraits
49 Waterside
Ely
Cambridgeshire
CB7 4AU