‘Curtains’ Peter Sutton – 27th June – 3rd July




‘I was frightened by the dark as a child, now I find a perverse refuge in it’

Peter Sutton is an artist and maker whose work explores themes of memory, repetition, frustration and pointlessness – as revealed in manufactured every day objects and places. ‘I employ the visible attrition of time upon objects, traces of lives lived outside – but now within, the work’

With 25 years experience working in the creative industries professionally as a graphic designer and illustrator, ‘Curtains’ is his second solo show at the Cambridge Art Salon, using the space to explore his practice as an emerging artist.

Sound to the show will be performed by electronic musician Andy Coleman at the private view on Friday 28th June.

For more information see the artists website here

Nick Ward solo show – 21st to 26th June


Painting – Installation – Interaction
Summer solstice opening June 21 5:30 onwards

Diana Probst, Highlights of Cambridge


We are proud to tell you about Diana Probst’s show opening at the Art Salon on Friday, 17th May (running until 23rd). Highlights of Cambridge’ represents the work that Diana does in and around the city, and art that she has had the opportunity to create because of her association with Cambridge, as well as some of the works she has created as a resident this year, related to the city only by her vivacity and her love of the place she has made her home. Representational oils and watercolour are next to minimalist ink works, showing all the opportunities Cambridge has let into the artist’s life. Please let us know if you can make it! We hope to see you there.

Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10am – 5.30pm


‘Diana is a young Fine Artist, a rare breed who studies and paints in the classical style. Her realistic depictions in watercolour are her most whimsical pieces, showing bright sweets and fresh fruit in simply designed staging. We are lucky to have found a brilliant artist at the start of her career; Diana works in oils and charcoal as well as watercolour, and her portraits are in demand, but she loves to explore different paint media, and her watercolour work has appeared in the Eat Cambridge brochure, as well as being hung by many satisfied clients in Cambridge.’ Design Essentials

Moving On by Gideon Pain – Thursday 23 May 2013


‘Moving On’ is an exhibition of fresh, contemporary paintings and drawings born outof the daily commute from Cambridge to London.
What started out as time-passing doodles in the corner of a diary page has turned into a six year obsession with exploring and expressing the rich theatre of rail travel. As land and weather slip by, all is on display yet much is private. It’s is this strange contradiction and the subtle, beautiful peculiarities that germinate from the most mundane of experiences. Thrown together by the necessity of work and the process of ‘getting there’, we create a world of great physical and emotional diversity that unfolds within ever changing environments. 
‘I never want to be nosey, and drawing and painting are a rubbish technique for paparazzi. Art for me is about distilling ideas rather than simply representing facts. I have always loved painters like Velasquez, Manet, Goya, and Rembrandt who seemed able to illuminate the world in a mysterious light rather than an intense glare. Luc Tuymans, Marlene Dumas and Karin Mamma Andersson are contemporary artists who continue this process and inspire me as to the huge potential of paintings’ slowness in an otherwise instantaneous digital world…’ Gideon Pain

More info on the artist here

Romsey Art Festival 2013 Call for Artists



Already a vibrant and well loved area of Cambridge, Romsey is set to become part of the cultural quarter of the city, highlighted this summer with the first ever Romsey Art Festival.  This will celebrate and showcase the rich way of life in the area.

The Festival will take place primarily on Saturday 3rd August, with some fringe events happening at later dates. Confirmed events include pop-up cinema, poetry workshops, mural paintings, an art market in Hope Street Yard, exhibitions and much more.

Cambridge Art Salon is now looking for more artists who would like to get involved in running an event as part of the festival. Some limited funding is available to pay artists to lead workshops, particularly with local community groups.

Other events require voluntary participation. The Art Salon team can assist with finding venues, but essentially we are looking for artists who have the initiative and drive to deliver well-organised events that inspire and celebrate the local community.

We are looking for participating artists for:

Open Studios – do you live in the Romsey area? Would you be willing to open your studios for the day of the festival?

Wheelie Bin Art – need a lead artist to find residents who would like to participate and arrange a group of artists who would want to help create artwork on bins

Art Market at Hope Street Yard – 10 spaces are available for market stalls for art or crafts. Stall hire is £35. Applications will need to be made to Ceri Littlechild – misslittlechild@gmail.com

Film-making  – we are looking for a film-maker to document the main events of Saturday 3rd August.

Fanzine – to create a lasting legacy of the festival and published representation of the local community.

Charity Auction of Art Works – this would require an artist to source works for auction, arrange the venue, publicity and auctioneer. Proceeds could go to local community groups

Alternatively, if you have an idea for an exhibition, workshop, event, or performance that you would be happy to organise and arrange for Saturday 3rd August, please get in touch with Cambridge Art Salon to ensure that it is included in the publicity for Romsey Art Festival.

For any further information contact ellie@cambridgeartsalon.org.uk

or  romseyartfestival@cambridgeartsalon.org.uk


Descent by Juno Doran – April 2013


“Descent” is an exhibition and drawing installation by the artist Juno Doran, currently working from a studio at Cambridge Art Salon, using the media of drawing on paper and photography.

This series of works had developed as an artistic response to a profound personal experience of loss, whilst simultaneously searching a form of iconographic representation of raw human pain in a wider sense.

Juno Doran is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Cambridge, England, using a variety of media in her work, including drawing, text, painting and film, exploring core issues of personal existence, memory and identity, as well as wider issues with a global context. Throughout her artistic career she has exhibited internationally, including theUnited States and South Africa, as well as in several venues in England and Scotland.


For more information visit the artists website here

Romsey Mill – April 2013

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This April students from Romsey Mill’s alternative education programme will profile their art work at the Art Salon.

The Mill’s alternative education programme supports young people, 13-16, who have struggled to engage with mainstream school and the completed pieces are a part of the student’s study towards an Level 1 Arts Award. So if it’s a fine collection of oil landscapes and acrylic portraits you’re after look no further…

Romsey Mill is a Cambridgeshire Charity creating opportunities with young people and families to overcome disadvantage and social isolation

To findout more, visit their website here

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11 : 5th April – 17th April


Eleven visual artists who work at the Fitzwilliam Museum are putting together a joint exhibition of their art work for an exhibition in April 2013 at the Cambridge Art Salon. The artists work at the museum in a variety of different jobs from specialist technicians in Antiquities and Applied Art Departments, Educators in the Education Team, Image Management Team and a few of the museum’s freelance artists. Their work is often inspired by the museum and the fascinating art work and artefacts they work with every day.

Artist and Education Officer Sarah Blake says ‘The Fitzwilliam is a fascinating place to work, full of intriguing objects and art and I often find time to draw and paint from the collection, we are a friendly group of artists and get a real buzz from inspiring museum visitors’.

Ruth Blundell, Ali Ayres, David Evans, Chen Xi, Josie Camus, Nathan Huxtable, Ian Crighton, Anna Betts, Rob Law, John Wiltshire, Sarah Blake


Sister Luna – 28th March-3rd April


Artwork & Illustration from Lucy Graves

A show of doodle explorations sparked by the invisible; music, human nature, consciousness, and outer space. Records the artist has illustrated and screenprints will also be available.

Join Lucy for mint tea and music at the private view, Friday 29th March, 6.30pm – 9pm

With live music from The Doozer

An interview with the artist by Dummy Magazine can be found here



‘The People Who Shape My World’ – Heloise Toop, 16th – 26th march


Large-scale oils from one of Cambridge’s rising star portrait painters, Heloise Toop.

Just seventeen when she had a portrait selected for exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London, Heloise studied at The Heatherleys School of Fine Art in Chelsea until 2008. She’s exhibited in various shows around Cambridge and London and undertakes a range of commissions of adults, children and professionals – as well as working on more narrative paintings in her own time.

Drawn to bright colours, fancy dress and quirky styles, a unique joie de vivre infuses Heloise’s work that has earned her a loyal following in Cambridge – many of whom are the vibrant subjects of this show.


Romsey Art Festival


Exciting opportunities volunteering at the Romsey Art Festival, Cambridge

Already a vibrant and well loved area of Cambridge, Romsey is set to become part of the cultural quarter of the city, highlighted this summer with the first ever Romsey Art Festival.  This will celebrate and showcase the rich way of life in the area.

From Spring 2013 artist-led workshops will be held with a variety of community groups within Romsey, where collaborative artwork will be produced to the theme of community for the public to enjoy over the festival weekend.

We are looking for 4 dynamic volunteers who are excited about community and the arts.

  • Are you an avid publicist who has a passion for promoting worthy causes?
  • Are you an ardent fundraiser who has an ability to collect heaps of sponsorship?
  • Are you a website design and systems enthusiast who pays attention to detail?
  • Do you love location scouting and have a good sense for opportunities not to be missed?
  • Do you get pleasure from engaging with people from all walks of life?

If you answered ‘yes’ and you are not afraid to use your initiative then we are eager to hear from you.

This is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in socially engaged / community arts development.

Prior experience of working on an arts project would be desirable but willingness and enthusiasm is paramount.

We are looking for people who learn new skills and processes easily and quickly with a flexible approach and a willingness to embrace change.  You will be diplomatic, pragmatic and personable.

Experience in PR, events management, sponsorship and marketing will be offered through critical engagement and creative involvement in the festival.

Festival launch date = 3rdAugust with community workshops taking place in the run up.

For further information about working on this pioneering project please email;




LGBT Arts at the Art Salon

For the first time, Cambridge Art Salon open their doors in celebration of LGBT History Month 2013. Featuring stunning photography from the likes of Sadie Ramone and Karl Dmitri Bishop, plus vibrant art works from artists Dittany Rose and Paula Metcalf – this will be a real treat.
Come along, between 21st and 28th February, late Thursday 5pm – 7pm and 10am – 5.30pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
You are also invited to a special, initimate closing party for the show on 27th Feb at 7pm.
Bring Your Own Bottle!
“We are …thrilled that so many organisations from across Cambridge have come together this year to make LGBT History Month a success.  Bringing about change towards an accepting society is not just the responsibility of a few, but can be achieved by many of us working together “ Kate Durrant.  Encompass Network
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