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Watercolour Demonstration - Charles Evans

Cambridge Drawing Society - Watercolour Demonstration - Charles Evans
When Mar 20, 2017
from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where The Wilkinson Room, St John’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN
Contact Name
Contact Phone 07703 170320
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Charles Evans has been painting all his life, and is a full-time artist and demonstrator for Winsor Newton. As well as workshops in his studio at home in Northumberland, he travels the country teaching and demonstrating at painting societies, Patchings Art Festival and the NEC. Charlie (as he is known to everyone) believes that everyone can paint and he is adept at demystifying the process by showing step by step how a painting is produced. His students paint along with him, absorbing tips and techniques along the way. Charlie also has a range of inexpensive books to reinforce his methods.

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CDS Members Exhibit at Cambridge Contemporary Art

Susan Jones, Tracey Ashman, Paul Edwards exhibit original prints at Cambridge Contemporary Arts Gallery CCA
When Mar 11, 2017 09:00 AM to
Apr 02, 2017 05:00 PM
Where Cambridge Contemporary Arts Gallery, 6, Trinity Street, Cambridge. CB2 1SU
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01223 324222
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Paul Edwards CCAThree CDS members have been invited to  exhibit a collection of original hand pulled prints at the Cambridge Contemporary Arts gallery from the 11th March through to 2nd April 2017. The works on display will be a mix of existing and new works exhibited for the first time.

Tracey CCAAll three printmakers primarily focus on abstract images, with very different motivations and perspectives resulting in unique work, examples of which are shown here. Collectively, this will make for a very exciting and ecclectic exhibition.

Susan, Tracey and Paul look forward to meeting visitors and fellow artists at the exhibition launch Meet & Greet on Saturday 11th March.

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This Country Life at The Babylon Gallery

When Feb 24, 2017 06:00 PM to
Mar 19, 2017 04:00 PM
Contact Name Caroline Cawley
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CDS members Jo Tunmer and Andy English are taking part in a selected exhibition at The Babylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely.

The Private Preview is on Friday 24 February 2017 from 6pm until 8pm and everyone is welcome to come along. The exhibition then continues until 19 March 2017.

For further details pleae go to the gallery website.

 


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CDS Annual General Meeting

CDS AGM
When Feb 16, 2017
from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where The Wilkinson Room, St John’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8RN
Contact Name
Contact Phone 07703 170320
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ART SHOW

Six Cambridgeshire artists
When Feb 13, 2017 09:00 AM to
Feb 25, 2017 05:00 PM
Where Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity St. Cambridge
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01353720751
Attendees Pauline Stonehouse
Barbara Harlow
Hilary Carter
Angela Rudolph
Louise Dean
Rosemary Scott
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Six Cambridgeshire artists are holding their first Cambridge Exhibition at The Michaelhouse Centre, Trinity St. Cambridge CB21SU.

The Rocking Ukuleles will entertain at the launch reception on 14th February, 6.30 - 8.30 pm.

All welcome.

Ely Art Lovers Autumn Exhibition

16 Artists new work. Also all artists have painted and donated a small canvas with an image of their own choosing for sale for charity.
When Nov 18, 2016 06:00 PM to
Nov 27, 2016 04:00 PM
Where Babylon Arts, Waterside, Ely, Cambs
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01353720751
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A chance for that special Christmas present. 

Opening evening on Friday 18th November from 6pm - 8pm. Wine and nibbles. Free entry.

Open every day from 12 noon - 4pm.

All 16 artists have painted and donated a small canvas of their own choosing for sale @ £25 each which will all go to charity. A good chance to pick up a known artists painting for a very reasonable price and helping charity at the same time.

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Connections Charity Art Exhibition

Artists are invited to help raise funds to make a difference to people's lives in Cambridgeshire by producing a piece of artwork inspired by the title of the Exhibition – ‘Connections’ Connections Charity Art Exhibition is in aid of the Cambridgeshire Timebanking Partnership. Timebanking is a way of giving and receiving to build supportive networks and strong communities. Each Timebank is different and reflects its members, who they are, the visions they have for their community, and what they choose to offer and receive.
When Nov 11, 2016 06:00 PM to
Nov 12, 2016 05:00 PM
Where Chetwynd Room, Kings College, Kings Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01223 713759 or 07834 750676
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Note: CDS will be hiring 30 screens to this event, indicating the exhibition will be of substantial size.

Entry Fee £10.00 includes a 10"x16" canvas and hanging fee. All artwork will be exhibited anonymously and available for sale for £45.00. Maximum 3 entries per person.  Submission Date - by October 21 to one of the conacts below

See website for more information

Note - Exhibition Open: Nov 11 Private View 6.00-8.00pm and

Nov 12 Public Admission 10.00am-5.00pm 

Canvases and entry forms can be obtained from: 

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An Evening with David Porteous-Butler

David Porteous-Butler uses palette knife techniques to develop a cityscape work during a demonstration to Cambridge Drawing Society Members and Friends.
When Nov 02, 2016
from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where Wilkinson Room of St John’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8RN
Contact Name
Contact Phone 07703 170 320
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Following on from our recently successful and informative evening with Bruce Pearson, we are pleased to announce that our November evening event will be a talk and demonstration given by David Porteous-Butler. David creates stunning work using a palette knife with Oils and Acrylic, and will share his skills and technique as he develops a cityscape during the evening. There will be a charge of £5 per person paybale on the evening.

Background

David Porteous-Butler’s work reveals an honest and direct affinity with his subject that is driven by his love of the natural world. He studied in London under the late Sir Kyffin Williams RA and Anthony Green RA before being offered a place at the Royal College of Art. He has remained close to Sir Kyffin’s fundamental belief that drawing and draughtsmanship are a vital part of the artist’s craft.
 
Born in North London in 1945 his childhood was spent in and around Highgate and then settling in Suffolk in 1978, he knew from a very early age that his purpose in life was to be an artist. Despite being offered a place at the Royal College of Art he was unable to take up his place for personal reasons.  Thus he spent some time working in the fashion business as a very successful designer. This period heightened his awareness of shape and form before he returned to his true vocation as a painter and sculptor.

English countryside (especially Suffolk) is a true love, although he has also worked extensively in Southern Europe including time in France and Italy. Working with a limited palette, he is always faithful to the truth in what he sees. His portraits reveal the same integrity, and his sculptures, whether in bronze, stone or marble, are faithful to his belief in a natural and simple beauty in all things. They assume the life and presence of the subject matter, both in their execution and in how they relate to their surroundings.

David’s work is in collections in the UK, France, Italy and the USA. He regularly exhibits in and around the county.

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Exhibition of Oil Paintings by Bill Everett

Oil Painting Exhibition, Bridge Street, Cambridge Bill Everett
When Nov 01, 2016 10:00 AM to
Nov 17, 2016 04:00 PM
Where U3A Offices, First Floor, 27-28 Bridge Street, Cambridge, CB2 1UU
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01223 357257
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Bill Everett ExhibitionCDS Member Bill Everett is holding an exhibition of 20 of his own oil paintings mainly featuring still life.

Open every day from 1st to 17th November 10.00am - 4.00pm.

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An evening with Bruce Pearson - An Artist in the Natural World

Bruce Pearson - An Artist in the Natural World
When Sep 29, 2016
from 07:30 PM to 09:30 PM
Where Wilkinson Room of St John’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8RN
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Contact Phone 07703 170320
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Bruce Pearson has illustrated many books on various aspects of wild life and gives many lectures on the topic of An Artist in the Natural World. For this evening event Bruce will give a short slide show, followed by a demonstration based upon his wide experience working in the Antarctic. He produces superb photos and works rapidly and stunningly on rolls of wall-lining paper to give brilliant studies of wild life and of scenery with a very personable delivery.

Profile

Bruce Pearson has worked over the last 40 years as an artist completing private commissions from individuals, museums and institutions. Following an invitation from the Artists for Nature Foundation (ANF) Bruce has participated in international art events and exhibitions in the USA, Europe and South America. In the Uk he has contributed to a number of group exhibitions and has undertaken a number of solo commercial gallery shows.

Initially Bruce worked as a freelance illustrator on a range of natural history books, magazines and journals. He wrote and illustrated "An Artist on Migration". A chapter within this book focused on the seasonal floods in the West African region of Sahel, and subsequently part of the migration story was foilmed and shown on BBC2 titled "Beyond Timbuctu", presented by Bruce.

In addition to painting and printmaking, in earlier years Bruce has filmed in Antarctica as a Director/Cameraman on a project which evolved from a collaborative idea into a documentary programme called "The Private Life of the Fur Seal", which was shown on BBC1. The led on to a second programme "The 150 Millon Tonne Shrimp, which was a far more complex Antarctic story, subsequently shown on BBC2. As a result of these successes, Bruce was commissioned by Channel 4 to write and present the six part "Birdscape" series covering a range of british landscapes, and the lives of some of the birds and people associated with them.

Much more information on Bruce and his work can be found on his website: http://www.brucepearson.net/index.html 

Sketching in Italy

Five days sketchbooking in Abruzzo
When Sep 24, 2016 12:00 PM to
Sep 29, 2016 12:00 AM
Where Farindola, Italy
Contact Name
Contact Phone 07789242821
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Fly from Stansted  to Pescara on Saturday evening. Five days sketching in Fraindola, one hour from Pescara.

Karen's sketchbook holidays are for the independent sketcher who would like company too. They are ideal for beginners who would like motivation as well as those with experience but looking for fresh inspiration. This is not a taught course; there will be no step by step demonstrations, each morning we will wander to find our own viewpoints and then meet for lunch and dinner to share our sketches and ideas.

Price between  280 -335euros. Accomodation is a beautiful B&B or in a family house.

Please see full details www.acy-holidays.com

There is no yoga on this holiday!

Sketching in Italy

 

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Cambridge Original Printmakers 2016 Biennale Exhibition

Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale Exhibition, Pitt Building
When Sep 22, 2016 10:30 AM to
Sep 29, 2016 05:00 PM
Where The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. CB2 1RP
Contact Name
Contact Phone 07745 217929
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The Cambridge Original Printmakers exhibition was conceived in early 2013 when it was recognised that there was no COPB Ed Wilson Posterreal opportunity for printmakers in the Cambridge and surrounding locality to show their original hand-pulled prints.  The highly successful inaugural exhibition took place in September 2014.  Following on from this the 2016 Biennale exhibition will be the second event of it's kind in Cambridge. 39 selected printmakers, along with The Anglia Ruskin University, The Print Studio and St. Barnabas Press will be exhibiting work. There will also be talks and demonstrations throughout the week.

The Cambridge Drawing Society has ten members exhibiting their work; Tracey Ashman, Alex Blustin, Anthony Hopkinson, Iona Howard, Susan Jones, Andy McKenzie, John Preston, Anna Pye, Jo Tunmer and Clare Maria Wood.

Free catalogues for the exhibition are available from many outlets around the city including Tindalls, Cambridge Framing Centre, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Fitzbillies and Heffers. Look out for the distinctive red and black print of Ed Wilson on the front cover.

This exhibition promises to build on the success of the inaugural exhibition and will be a fantastic opprtunity to see printmaking of the highest quality from a broad range of local artists.

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Vivienne Machell at Royston & District Museum & Art Gallery

Vivienne Machell's first solo exhibition entitled 'Faces, Places and Henry' to be held at the Royston & District Museum and Art Gallery this summer.
When Jul 23, 2016 10:00 AM to
Sep 17, 2016 04:45 PM
Where Royston & District Museum and Art Gallery, 5 Lower Street, Royston SG8 5AL
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01763 220764
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Once again Royston & District Museum & Art Gallery are helping to promote the work of local artists and this summer are showcasing the vivid paintings of  Vivienne Machell. Expect to see atmospheric portraits and vibrant scenes along with the occasional glimpse of Henry, who is featured doing what he enjoys doing best -  stalking on the heath or running on the beach with his fellow pointers.    Inspiration comes during walks with Henry and on holiday, and old family photographs are often sourced and adapted.   Her work is tonal and realistic with colour employed to great effect.  Most of the paintings are acrylic but works in oil, pastel, watercolour and silk are also for sale along with a selection of prints and cards, all at very reasonable prices.

 The exhibition starts with a ‘meet the artist’ preview evening on Friday 22 July from 7.30 until 9.00, and will run until 17 September, every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Admission is free.

... With a Nod to St. Edmund - Printmakers Exhibition

Inkpot Printmakers Exhibition - St. Edmund Gallery, Bury St. Edmunds
When Jul 02, 2016 10:00 AM to
Jul 07, 2016 04:30 PM
Where The Edmund Gallery, Angel Hill, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. IP33 1LS
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Contact Phone 07745 217929
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InkPot Bury Exhibition PosterThe Inkpot Printmakers is a print group formed at the Curwen Print Study Centre in 2015. This is the first exhibition the group of six artists have staged, which will include a selection of their favourite print works. CDS Member Tracey Ashman will be particpating. The works will show a story of experimentation and development associated with multiple themes. The exhibition will run for six days from 2nd - 7th July 2016.

Wild and Ancient Orkney

Art Exhibition with an archaeological theme by JULIA SORRELL - winner of the ACE Foundation TravelArt award winner 2015
When Jul 02, 2016
from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3ER
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The exhibition will also be available for viewing on two other days

Wednesday 3 August and Wednesday 24 August from 2.00-4.00pm

Julia Sorrell will be at the Institute during all the viewing days.

In addition, she will be giving an  illustrated talk on Saturday 2 July at 3.00pm.

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Porters - An Exhibition by Louise Riley-Smith

Porters is an exhibition of portraits of the Head Porters of Cambridge colleges. The exhibition will take place in the Pitt Building Cambridge.
When Jun 18, 2016 10:00 AM to
Jun 24, 2016 06:00 PM
Where The Newton Room, The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge.CB2 1RP
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01223 513015 / 07876 353933
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CDS Member Louise Riley-Smith has just completed a two year project to create portraits of 25 Cambridge University College Head Porters. Louise's journey started after her Husband suggested to her that it would be an interesting challenge, which would capture a snapshot of the current generation of individuals performing this historic key role. 

Louise will be exhibiting her unprecedented collection of  oil paintings in the Pitt Building from Saturday 18th June through to Sunday 24th June.

ILLUMINATION

SUE EATON'S new work is exhibited by The Aubrey Gallery Post Office Yard, High Street, Gt Dunmow CM6 1AW
When Jun 01, 2016 11:00 AM to
Jul 30, 2016 04:00 PM
Where The Aubrey Gallery
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01440 7865810
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The Threads of Colour Art Exhibition - Leys School 29th May - 4th June

When May 29, 2016 10:00 AM to
Jun 04, 2016 05:00 PM
Where The Old Gym, The Leys School, Cambridge. CB2 7AD
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The Threads of Colour Art Exhibition is a  celebration of the shared threads between East & West in contemporary art.

Drey Contemporary and Rozier Business Club take great pleasure in presenting contemporary work by artists from China and the UK in Cambridge.

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Society of East Anglian Water Colourists - Spring Exhibition

Society of East Anglian Water Colourists - Bury St. Edmunds Farmers Club
When May 21, 2016 10:00 AM to
May 27, 2016 03:00 PM
Where Burt St. Edmunds Farmers Club, 10 Northgate Street, Bury St. Edmunds. IP33 1HQ
Contact Name
Contact Phone 01223 249597
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East Anglian Water Colourists ExhibitionThe Society of East Anglian Water Coloursits are running their Spring Exhibition in Bury St. Edmunds from Saturday 21st May through to Friday 27th May, as part of the Bury Festival activities. There will be an opportunity to meet the exhibiting artists the Saturday between 2pm - 5pm.

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Life Drawing and Portrait Workshops by John Glover

When Apr 17, 2016 10:00 AM to
Jun 25, 2016 04:00 PM
Where Grantchester Village Hall
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Portrait and Life Workshops with John Glover

 These will be held in Grantchester Village Hall, Cambridgeshire 10am – 4pm

 Sunday 17th April                                Portrait Workshop

Sunday 15th May                                  Life Drawing Workshop

Saturday 25th June                               Portrait Workshop

 Charges; £40 per workshop or £35 if two or more are booked

This will include model fee, tea, coffee, and biscuits. Please bring your own packed lunch.

Materials to bring – sketching materials plus the medium of one’s own choice whether it be watercolour, oils, pastel, acrylics etc.

Please call and advise me of the workshop(s) you wish to attend. I will need to know the following details. On receipt of the cheque I will email confirmation that the workshop is booked.

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Address

Tel. No.

Email address

Please send cheque to   “J. Glover” at 3 Ley Road, Barrow,

Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk IP29 5DJ

Telephone: 01284 810460