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Cambridge Drawing Society 2019 Spring Art Exhibition - The Pitt Building, Cambridge

The Society’s annual Spring exhibition was held at the Pitt Building in Cambridge. 425 original artworks exhibited for the first time were shown by 132 artists from the Cambridge region. The artworks on display included paintings in a variety of media, fine art prints and sculptures. There was also a large, colourful array of greeting cards and many unframed paintings and prints available for visitors to browse. Once again, the exhibition proved very popular and was praised for the standard and diversity of the works, by many of the 1,600+ visitors.

The most popular work in the overall exhibition, chosen by visitors, was this micro drawing project, (Anthropogenic Decline Of Species) by Shane Swann. Shane joined the Society in Spring 2014 and is well known for his detailed illustrative drawings. 

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2018 Best WorkThe exhibition also included the best in show and most innovative work (awarded by a CDS judging panel) from the The Arts Society Cambridge 6th Form Art Exhibition for young artists, held at Michaelhouse Café from 4-15 July 2018.  The exhibition features young artists from schools in the Cambridge region, who are studying A 2018 Innovative WorkLevel Art. The best in show was presented to Elliza Orme from The Perse Upper School for the Triptych above. The most innovative work award was given to Joe Swales from Long Road VI Form College, for this thought provoking ceramic work seen on the left. 

 

 

 

 

The raffle prize, a £50.00 voucher towards an artwork, valid for the next 3 exhibitions, was won by Alison Elliott. Congratulations Alison, we hope you will enjoy spending you prize at a future exhibition.

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2018 Leys Autumn Exhibition

 

The Society’s annual Autumn exhibition was held at the Leys School in Cambridge. 298 artworks were exhibited by 105 artists from the Cambridge region. The artworks on display included paintings in a variety of media, fine art prints and sculptures. There was also a large, colourful array of greeting cards and many unframed paintings and prints available for visitors to browse. Once again, the exhibition proved very popular and was praised for the standard and diversity of the works, by many of the 600+ visitors.

Black Satin (Quaresima)The most popular work, chosen by visitors, was this beautiful portrait in oil on canvas, Black Satin by Giulia Quaresima. Giulia joined the Society in Spring 2018 and has quickly made her mark. Congratulations Giulia!

The raffle prize, a £50.00 voucher towards an artwork, valid for the next 3 exhibitions, was won by Julia Bagguley. We hope Julia will enjoy spending her prize at a future exhibition. The Society is grateful for the continued support from the Leys School, with special thanks to Events Director Claire Payne and her team for all their help before and during the exhibition.

Exhibition Screen Hire Available

The Cambridge Drawing Society has an inventory of 50 exhibition screens, which are available for hire throughout the year. The fabric covered screens measure 6 feet x 4 feet (180cm x 120cm) and can be erected in portrait or landscape orientation. The screens are self supporting with poles and bases.

As a guide, two people can erect 10 screens in one hour.

The hiring cost is £10/screen irrespective of the duration of the hire. The hirer will be responsible for the cost of the CDS preferred carrier to deliver and collect the screens. The carrier cost is dependent upon the delivery distance. Typically in the Cambridge area this is around £100 to cover delivery and collection.

To hire the screens or ask any questions, please email Colin Hayes: cjf.hayes@gmail.com 

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Upcoming Events
Open Sunday's Feb 03, 2019 - Dec 01, 2019 — 25 Kidman's Yard Primrose St CB4 3EH
Jo Tunmer solo show at Cambridge Contemporary Art May 11, 2019 - Jun 02, 2019
Kate Gravett exhibiting at the Michaelhouse Café, Cambridge 13th May to 8th June May 13, 2019 - Jun 08, 2019 — Michael house Cafe, Trinity Street, Cambridge. CB2 1SU
Clare Trowell participating in Pint of Science UK Creative Reactions in Cambridge May 25, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Kate Gravett is participating the the Pint of Science Creative Reactions Exhibition 25th May May 25, 2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM — St Barnabas Church
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