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


The Society’s 2019 annual spring exhibition will be held for the forth successive year in two large ground floor rooms of the Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. The exhibition will run from Saturday 23rd - Saturday 30th March 2019. Over 400 artworks will be exhibited, including some 50 - 80 works from new candidates exhibiting with the Society for the first time. 

2019 Pitt PosterIf you are currently developing your artist skills and you would like the opportunity to meet current CDS artists, or maybe attend evening events, or participate in one day workshops, why not become a Friend of the Society for an annual fee of £12.  Friends Application Form.

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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: 

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Upcoming Events
10 Week Painting and Drawing Course with John Glover Jan 17, 2019 - Mar 28, 2019 — Grantchester Village Hall CB3 9NF
Open Sunday's Feb 03, 2019 - Dec 01, 2019 — 25 Kidman's Yard Primrose St CB4 3EH
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