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Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2018

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The planning of the hugely popular printmaking exhibition has begun. In 2014, the inaugural exhibition, the founders of Cambridge Original Printmakers, Jo Tunmer, Sue Jones and Anthony Hopkinson mission statement was 'to promote and further a knowledge and understanding of printmaking and its technical variables and complexities to a wider audience’.  They more than achieved their goal.

Once again in 2018 there will be talks by keynote speakers, alongside several workshops and demonstrations. The core team are working to improve and develop the educational aspect and hoping to introduce support for Cambridge art students.

In 2016 the Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale core team enriched the event further by introducing workshops and producing an exhibition catalogue. The team also initiated the awarding of four prizes for exhibitors. 

We are proud to announce that cambridge contemporary art will be awarding one of the prizes during the Biennale exhibition. 

The Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale 2018 promises to deliver once again an outstanding event, as expected by the visitors and exhibitors. The exhibition is a unique printmaking event with workshops, demos, speakers, and awards.


Participants must live or have a working studio within a radius of 35 miles from the marketplace in a central Cambridge venue. Only hand-pulled original works printed by the artists themselves will be accepted. Digital prints, gicleé prints and photographs will not be considered.

All printmakers who submit for the Cambridge Original Biennale 2018 will be have their work viewed and selected by an independent selection panel.

The exhibition will take place at the wonderful and historic Pitt Building, Trumpington St, Cambridge CB2 1RP, situated on the corner of Silver Street, opposite the famous Fitzbillies café.


Win on Trinity Street!

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The businesses on Trinity Street have come together to run a fantastic competition this Easter! Each shop has put an item into a hamper and a name will be picked on Saturday 26th - the lucky winner will take home everything in the hamper!

We are pleased to be working with the other businesses on beautiful Trinity Street, we feel that it is a beautiful street with so many interesting shops and traders. 

From the 19th to 26th March, every time you purchase something in one of the participating businesses, you can enter your name and contact number into the competition, then you will be in with the chance of winning an amazing hamper packed with gifts worth over £600 from Trinity Street shops.

The hamper includes: meals out, artwork, clothing, accessories, toys, beauty products, home gifts and much more. The more purchases you make at any of the businesses involved, the greater chance you have of winning!

The lucky winner of the hamper will be announced at close of trading on Saturday 26th March.

Prizes in the hamper include:

Missoni Scarf worth £120 from Anthony  |  Lambswool Blanket from Brora  |  £50 meal voucher and 3 bottles of premium olive oil from Strada  |  Fairtrade wooden bus from When I Was a Kid Toy Shop  |  £15 voucher from Heffers  |  Raku Boat worth £90 from Cambridge Contemporary Art  |  £50 voucher from Cambridge University Press Bookshop  |  Nail polish set and tote bag from Comptoir Des Cotonniers  |  Ladies scarf, hand cream, necklace and bag from White Stuff  |  Monopoly, the Cambridge edition from Jacks on Trinity  |  Cambridge tote bag from Giles & Co

T&C’s: 1) You must fill in an entry card within one of the participating businesses to be entered into the competition 2) No minimum purchase spend required, any price purchase made will allow you to be entered into the competition. 3) Purchases must be made from within the businesses listed 4) Purchases made after 26th March will not be entered. 5) The hamper and its contents cannot be exchanged for alternative gifts, vouchers or money.

Thank you to Cambridge Bid for working with the traders on Trinity Street to organise this competition.