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Meet & Greet

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from left: John Duffin, Gail Brodholt, Jane Hollidge, Maree Allitt

On Saturday 15th September we had a pleasure of hosting a Meet&Greet with painters and printmakers Gail Brodholt and John Duffin and ceramicists Maree Allitt and Jane Hollidge. We really enjoyed finding out more about the artists, about their practice and inspirations. Thank you all for coming!

UPCOMING EVENTS at CCA

  • Friday 5th October between 6pm-7.30pm - Private View of our upcoming exhibition of paintings by Gael Sellwood and ceramics by Margaret Gardiner and Tiffany Scull. This is a great opportunity to meet the artists and chat about their work, so do join us. The event is free, if you would like to attend we kindly ask you to register here.

  • Sunday 21st October between 2pm-4pm - artist demo with ceramicist Margaret Gardiner. This is a free event, please register here.

  • Saturday 27th October between 1pm-3pm - Demo and book signing by Gael Sellwood. This is a free event, please register here.

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Gail Brodholt and John Duffin

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Gail Brodholt and John Duffin

at cambridge contemporary art 

8 - 30 September 2018

We are in for a real treat this September at cambridge contemporary art, with a city-themed exhibition by London-based painter-printmakers Gail Brodholt and John Duffin. Both artists are renowned for their striking depictions of urban environments, each interpreting modern life in the city in their own way. We can't wait to see their work side by side. 

Both artists will be at the gallery for a meet & greet on Saturday 15th September from 2-4pm. Not to be missed!



John Duffin
 is well known for his high contrast black and white etchings focusing on contemporary urban life and metropolitan architecture. His choice of point of view creates an almost cinematic effect. In addition to Duffin's etchings, we will also have a number of his oil paintings on display.


Gail Brodholt creates richly coloured linocuts of modern cityscapes, focusing especially on scenes of urban travel. London's railways, metro trains and tube stations feature prominently with city dwellers on their way across the London transport network.  Gail's expert eye for composition and her distinctive bold lines result in strong graphic images.

Alongside John and Gail's work, we will be showing ceramics

by Maree Allitt and Jane Hollidge.

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Paine Proffitt, Helen Martino and Verity Pulford exhibition

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Paine ProffittHelen Martino and Verity Pulford

exhibition at cambridge contemporary art 

28th April - 20th May 2018

Our current exhibition at cambridge contemporary art is three-person show featuring ceramics by Helen Martino, paintings by Paine Proffitt and glass by Verity Pulford.

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Cambridge-based artist Helen Martino creates beautiful ceramic sculptures with a strong sense of narrative. She is a master in rendering gestures and facial expressions. Helen has been a regular exhibitor at our gallery since it first opened in the 1990s and is a founding member of Cambridge Open Studios.

 

 

 

 

 

 

While Paine Proffitt is perhaps best known for his sports-themed work, his new paintings depict fairytale-like scenes of queenly women in stately gowns, with birds and starry skies in the background. Proffitt's richly coloured paintings are created using layers of acrylic on canvas. They are nostalgic in feel and stylistically they reference elements of cubism and surrealism.

 

 

Glass artist Verity Pulford takes inspiration from the stunning countryside and wildlife around her in North Wales. She is fascinated by the ever changing light and the magical qualities this gives the plants and trees within the landscape. Using fusing, sandblasting, hand-painting and etching she tries to capture these qualities in her work.

 

2017 - a year in photos

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Throughout the year the gallery has changed its skin over a dozen times. Our exhibits have shown the brightest and best from the world of contemporary ceramics, glass, painting and printmaking.  

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We always strive to mould the gallery's interior to display the artwork in the most complimentary way. Our aim has always been to create an inviting environment, which allows visitors to experience the work in a relaxed and personal space. 

We were very pleased to host a number of engaging workshops and talks by many of our esteemed artists. For both us and gallery visitors, these meetings are a wonderful opportunity to get to know the artists we represent and learn about their practices. 

This year we began to live stream the events on our Instagram profile to an ever increasing audience. 

We have lots more events lined up for 2018.

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We wish you all the best in the New Year! 

 

Photography by Zuza Grubecka

Future exhibitions at cambridge contemporary art

2nd - 14th January 2018

Mixed exhibition featuring Vicky Oldfield

20th January - 25th February 2018

Mixed exhibition

3rd - 25th March 2018

Emma Green

30th March to 22nd April 2018

Shazia Mahmood and Anthony Theakston

28th April to 20th May 2018

Paine Proffitt and Helen Martino

26th May to 17th June 2018

Ruth Beloe, Anne-Marie Butlin

8th to 30th September 2018

Gail Brodholt and John Duffin