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The Society now has a Facebook page - visit it here! - And don't forget the Society Bulletin Board

The 2014 Spring Exhibition
The Spring Exhibition of the Society takes place as usual at the Guildhall, Cambridge, from Saturday 5th April to the following Saturday inclusive. Entry forms for members of the Society and for candidates for membership are now available in pdf format by following these links:

2013 Autumn Exhibition at the Leys School

The Society's Autumn exhibition took place at the Leys School in Cambridge in the excellent setting of the Old Gym, a magnificent Victorian hall. Paintings, drawings, sculpture and limited edition prints by current members of the Society were on display, and we were very pleased with the response. The catalogue is available for download as a pdf file (click here).

Further Information about the Society

About the the Cambridge Drawing Society

The society must be one of the oldest in the UK, having been founded in 1882. Despite its name, it does not just show drawings, but a wide range of paintings, mixed media items, batik, sculpture and limited edition prints (not photographs, digital prints or domestic pottery). Membership is limited to artists living within a thirty mile radius of Great St Mary's, Cambridge. Further details about becoming a Member or a Friend of the Society is available in the current information sheet (pdf format).

Each April/May the main selected art exhibition takes place at the Cambridge Guildhall. This is the opportunity for candidates to apply to become members, by submitting four recent works for consideration by the selection committee. This committee is presided over by the President and consists of eight ordinary members of the Society who have been members for a minimum of five years and have been regular exhibitors. Members will generally serve for three years.

During its long history, the society has had many distinguished names on its membership list – Gwen Raverat, Cecil Beaton and Ronald Searle to name but three of them. Madame Raverat was a member for 56 years, and President for 16 years. The Society continues to provide a showcase in Cambridge for the visual arts, where amateur and professional artists can show their work together.

If you are a member of the Society and would like an example of your work featured on this site plus a few words, please send image and text to

A selection of Society photographs are available on Flickr where there are sets that include pictures of Society members, members' work, and Society events. We also now have a Facebook page

Visitors' Choice at the Autumn Exhibition

Ill Fares the Land

Oil Painting by John Glover

Visitors to the exhibition are invited to vote for their favourite work of art. This year, John's oil painting (above) won the popular vote. Katherine Firth's Ten Two Hour Sketches was second and Gilly Marklew-Allen's   Portal at the Queen's Horseguards was third.

The Lion Yard Art Competition

What's On In Cambridge

The Lion Yard Art Competition in Cambridge ran throughout August when visitors were asked to vote for their favourite exhibit which best represented Cambridge. John Tordoff received the highest number of votes for his work entitled. "What's on in Cambridge". His prize is a space for exhibition of his artworks in the Lion Yard for the month of November and John himself will be there every weekend.