Exhibitions

CDS Spring Exhibition

Thursday 21st - Wednesday 27th March

The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street, Cambridge

CDS Spring 2024 public invite

The Society’s 2024 Spring exhibition will be held at the the Pitt Building in Cambridge. This public exhibition will open on Thursday 21 March and run through to Wednesday 27th March. The exhibition will be open from 10am to 4pm including Sunday.

Admission is free. Local professional and amateur artists will be exhibiting between 350 and 400 new original works, almost all of which will be for sale. This major annual exhibition of new original art in the Cambridge area offers visitors the opportunity to view and buy art at affordable prices, across a broad range of genres.

This year, due to the high number of existing active members of the society, we are unable to issue an Open Call for Entries; all of the work on display will be by existing members of the society.

The Society holds two exhibitions each year

Selected Exhibition

Each March/April the main art exhibition takes place. In recent years it has been held at The Pitt Building in Trumpington Street, Cambridge.

The works exhibited are chosen by a Selection Committee of nine members of the Society chaired by the President.

Members' Exhibition

 A Member's only exhibition is held in the Autumn. The Autumn exhibition is not subject to selection.

Exhibition Screens for Hire

The Cambridge Drawing Society has an inventory of 50 exhibition screens, which are available for hire throughout the year. The fabric covered screens measure 6 feet x 4 feet (180cm x 120cm) and can be erected in portrait or landscape orientation. The screens are self supporting with poles and bases.

As a guide, two people can erect 10 screens in one hour.

The hiring cost is £12/screen for 10 days. The hirer will be responsible for the cost of the CDS preferred carrier to deliver and collect the screens. The carrier cost is dependent upon the delivery distance. Typically in the Cambridge area this is around £110 to cover delivery and collection. (The recommended minimum number of screens for hire is 4.)

To hire the screens or ask any questions, please email Tim Duckworth: screens@cambridgedrawingsociety.org