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The Cambridge Drawing Society's 2019 Autumn Art Exhibition at the Leys School, Cambridge has proved to be another success this year. Over 900 visitors were able to view 310 new, original works by 109 local artists, professional and amateur.

 

The Society’s annual Autumn exhibition was held at the Leys School in Cambridge. 310 new original artworks were exhibited by 109 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 display of greeting cards and many unframed original paintings and prints available for visitors to browse. Just over 900 people visited the exhibition.

The most popular work in the overall exhibition, chosen by visitors, was this mixed media work, Tin And Stone by Susan Eddy.

Tin and Stone (Susan Eddy)

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

 

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2019 Pitt Building Spring Exhibition

 

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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The 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 Level Art.

The best in show was presented to Elliza Orme from The Perse Upper School for a Triptych. The most innovative work award was given to Joe Swales from Long Road VI Form College, for a thought provoking ceramic work.

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.

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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Open Sunday's Feb 03, 2019 - Dec 01, 2019 — 25 Kidman's Yard Primrose St CB4 3EH
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