cambridge contemporary art

Spring at Cambridge Contemporary Art

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at cambridge contemporary art 

6 April - 5 May 2019

We are very excited to begin Spring with a vibrant new exhibition lead by printmaker Charlotte Cornish. Visit the gallery to see new work by our talented painters, printmakers, ceramicists and glassmakers. We hope to energise you in the new season!

Please join us for a Meet & Greet in the gallery with our featured artists

on 27th April between 2.30pm and 4.30 pm.

This is a free event, we kindly ask you to register here

Charlotte Cornish's inspiration from places she has travelled to – most recently Marrakesh - are initial starting points for her compositions. Her artworks, however, are not direct representations of those places, but a mixture of elements from the seen world, and her emotional responses and experiences. Charlotte continues to be fascinated with the unending possibilities of working with colour.

Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale last autumn was a very successful exhibition showcasing the best printmakers from Cambridgeshire.

We were kindly asked to choose The Best Print in Show and Conni Johnson along with Terry Bryan were the winners of the cambridge contemporary art prize. We are very pleased to show Conni's work during our Spring Exhibition. 

Sue Jones is an Artist, Printmaker, Tutor, Consultant, and founding organiser of the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale. Sue's abstract prints are inspired by landscape and are infused with a sense of mystery, vitality, colour and space. The Monotypes, are unique, evolved over time, constructed of many layers.

Tracey Ashman has been printmaking for a decade and has a passion for the process, which she finds can be very exacting and challenging. Tracey finds that printmaking offers limitless creativity, in techniques that can be combined. Her preferred printmaking processes are mono-prints, silkscreen and linocuts. 

cambridge contemporary art has been representing ceramic work by Jane Hollidge for over 20 years. We are very happy to announce that we will also be showing Jane's new paintings during our Spring Show. 

The greatest impact on Jane's work was living in Asia. The wonderful simplicity and discipline of the art and culture there is seen in the way even the most humble objects are arranged.

We are really excited to exhibit new work by painter Emily Powell, sculptor Scott Irvine, ceramicists Ann-Marie MagsonSilvia KLara ScobiePeter ArscottSarah HillmanAlison GrahamAnn Lee, Laura De Benedetti and glass by Ruth Shelley.

If you would like to be the first to receive information about one of the artists in one of the exhibitions below, contact us and we’ll be in touch when the new work arrives.

Gift Vouchers

Too many beautiful things to choose between?

If you can't make up your mind on what to choose we also have gift vouchers, available in any denomination and which can be redeemed across our two galleries.

Don't forget we can send most items anywhere in the world including gift vouchers!

Future exhibitions in cambridge contemporary art:

11th May - 2nd June 2019 - Jo Tunmer Solo Show with ceramics by Sarah Went,Jaejun Lee, Anne Barrell, Elizabeth Renton and Jane Cairns

12 June - 2 September - Mixed Summer Show featuring David Hunt, Catriona Millar, Graham Rider, Emily Stevens, Elisa Lafuente, Richard Allen, Janine Baldwin, Emily Powell, Jeni Cator, Stacey Manser Knight, Simon Turner and many more.

6 - 29 September 2019 - Rebecca Barnard 

5 - 27 October 2019 Angie Lewin and Lizzie Farey, Jane Walker and Katharina Klug


Thank you for all your continued support.

         You are helping artists to sustain their livelihood and  supporting two locally run independent galleries

        The work you buy will be unique and original - you won’t find it elsewhere in Cambridge

       Everything is handmade by artists working in the UK |

01223 324222 | 01223 361200

The art gallery is open 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday,

The craft gallery is open 10am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday.

Both galleries are open 11am to 5pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays