We are delighter to welcome Wayne Tanswell to the Cambridge Art Salon for the first ever gallery exhibition of signwriting works.
New collaborative work by Fiona Henderson and Cambridge-made label Q Here. Extended opening hours – Open Friday-Wednesday!
Earlier in 2013, Fiona Henderson and Ruth Schmid were with other artists and designers from the Cambridge Art Salon, chatting over cocktails at 196 on Mill Rd., and what started as fulfilling a rush order of custom made bags, led to them both collaborating further on Ruth’s Q Here label.
Both city residents, cyclists, creatives, and inspired by imaginative waste-users worldwide, Ruth and Fiona’s collaboration has resulted in some new unique, quirky, upcycled pieces that reflect a Cambridge lifestyle.
So now, alongside Ruth’s well known signature bags and accessories, made from used advertising banners and cycle innertubes sourced locally around town, there are some playful new departures.
Come along to the welcoming opening party from 6.30pm Friday 8th, and enjoy delicious treats from Urban Larder ( the café on Mill Rd is also showcasing Q Here upcycled products)
Show stays open throughout the weekend 9th – 10th November so indulge, browse and enjoy.
Hope to see you there, Ruth and Fiona.
For more information, visit the facebook page
Thurs 29th Nov – Fri 14th Dec
Thurs 5-7pm; Fri, Sat, Sun 10am-5pm
Creative, unique and individual art gifts created by the Art Salon’s studio residents and artist friends. Stunning photography, gorgeous textiles, Christmas cards, bags, stained glass, jewellery, luscious ceramics and art prints – this is a treasure trove of perfect pressies created by independent artists in Cambridge. Come along and find that perfect gift, have a mince pie or three and a glass of mulled cheer!
10% of all sales goes to Arthur Rank Hospice
Santa will be on site on Sunday 2nd & 9th December from 11am – 12noon.
Drawing Blanks – illustrations inspired by the creative person’s dreaded fear of FAILURE. Because, as any real artist knows, producing a bad drawing/painting/sculpture/photograph/pasta collage etc is the worst thing that could ever possibly happen. Ever. Far worse than the supposed ‘real problems’ in the world that pose ‘real’ dangers to us, i.e. death and famine and earthquakes and grizzly bears and so on. This exhibition is the culmination of literally months of the artist’s terminal indecision, intense procrastination and wallowing in self-pity about the fact that no one ‘gets’ him, let alone understands his obvious tortured, fragile genius. Witness these images and feel his pain. Or just drink all the free booze and then leave. Either way.
Rob Wilson is an illustrator and resident at the Cambridge Art Salon studios.
Download the PDF: Art-Map-8b
As part of our Love Cambridge Art Campaign, Cambridge Art Salon launched the Cambridge Art Walks Map. The map acknowledges and celebrates the growing contemporary visual arts community in Cambridge. We want to highlight and cultivate links between the various arts spaces around Cambridge. The Cambridge Art Walks Map not only locates art spaces in the city but also facilitates in encouraging people to visit these spaces and open up discussion by bring like-minded people together. The art map ultimately re-engages people with their community and promotes art that is relevant to their everyday lives. We have distributed the map freely to local art spaces, education centres, cafes, pubs, restaurants and shops. Pick up or download your copy above to create your own route!
You are, as the image says, warmly invited to celebrate our first birthday with us, at the Cambridge Art Salon. This year has been a busy one, but now we are seeing the launch of the Cambridge Art Map as well as an increased interest in our work and possible expansions left, right, centre, up and down. It’s new, it’s slightly scary, and it’s happening just off Mill Road.
Cambridge Art Salon resident milliner Karen Lewis is featured in the Winter Issue of Semeperey magazine as part of a fashion piece written by Creative Director of the Salon Ruthie Collins.
This sophisticated lifestyle magazine brings you the best in organic beauty, vintage treasure, art and fashion. Spear-headed by fashion photographer Helena Tepli, the magazine has recently undergone a huge rebrand – with sumptuous photography and sparkling editorial.
Best read with a cup of organic hot chocolate.
Semperey Magazine is currently on sale in the gallery shop.