Saturday saw the opening of the 2013 Cambridge Open Studios – an annual exhibition where local artists open up their studios and homes to the public across four weekends in July. It’s a great opportunity to find out more about the artists and see where they work, as well as enjoy what is probably the largest art exhibition in Cambridge (albeit at a range of venues) – there are over 269 artists taking part this year!
The roots of Cambridge Open Studios go back to the 1960’s and this year’s exhibitors include sculptors, potters, ceramicists, silversmiths, furniture makers and printers – as well as those working with more traditional media – so there should be something for everyone. I usually take the opportunity to go and see work locally when the exhibition is on and this year there are over twenty exhibitors on and around Mill Road alone – including animal sculptor JJ Vincent, jewellery designer Lindsay Duff and painters Sheila Farrant and Tim O’Brien. This year I’ll also be taking a trip out to some of the ones further afield – if you haven’t seen Georgia Record‘s artwork yet then I highly recommend a viewing. Her work is mainly oil painting on canvas, stick-and-ink drawings and photography and she’s one of the most exciting young artists whose work I’ve seen!
You can search for exhibitors by name, location, media type or even on a map. You don’t need to book and it’s free, so if you want to get to know your neighbours better why not drop in to some of the exhibitions near you!