26 February - 16 March 2014

Preview: Tuesday 25 February 6:30 - 8:30pm

Frankie Enticknap

Fairtales and Photographs

Frankie Enticknap is a seventeen-year-old student and artist currently studying her A-levels at Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge. This exhibition marks the beginning of her life as an artist, before she leaves for art school later this year.

Since childhood she has explored many different mediums of art; sculpture, painting and, most of all, drawing and illustration, but it wasn’t until she picked up a camera for the first time a little over a year ago that she really knew what she wanted to do, and which medium was truly hers.

This exhibition features a series of fine art self-portraits. The underlying theme is the experiences of a 21st century young person. She tries to portray the pressures, anxieties, dreams and ambitions that this generation faces. Her message throughout is that her generation is not the failed generation, not the ‘generation Y’, but rather an underrated group of passionate, ambitious and strong people.

The influences for her work are sporadic. Sometimes a piece of work will just be as a result of a thought or an idea, or a common misconception that she wishes to satirise. At other times her ideas come from books or songs, people or history. Her biggest influence photographically is a fine art/surrealist named Alex Stoddard. His 365 self-portrait photography project inspired Frankie to pursue fine art photography, but from the entire span of art history she adores both romanticism and surrealism.  

Every year, Williams Art receives more than a thousand enquiries from artists wanting to exhibit. Occasionally, an artist grabs our attention and our selection panel decides to offer that artist an exhibition.

Frankie Enticknap is one such artist: even at just 17-years old her photography reveals a maturity that belies her age. Equally surprisingly, she acquired her first camera only a year ago yet she is skilled enough to use her lens at ‘full aperture’.

We invite you to see the work of this prodigy and help her on her path to art college: all her prints are available to buy and there are two postcard designs to choose from too. All proceeds will go towards the cost of the exhibition, which is being generously sponsored by an anonymous benefactor.


Limited Edition giclée prints printed by Cambridge photographer John Erwood are available through Williams Art. This edition is limited to 10 of each image at the size displayed.

Large prints (approx A3 plus border):
£120 framed,
£90 unframed

Small prints (approx A4 plus border):
£95 framed,
£65 unframed

2 or more prints ordered at the same time qualify for 20% discount.

Free delivery within Cambridge; postal price available on request.

To order prints please text your request to 07525 269804 or ring 01223 311687 during normal work hours, or email your request.

Some prints can be ordered to custom size: please enquire for pricing.