Events

‘Summer Landscapes and Inspirations’ 

4th May - 1st September

With the ‘landscapes of life’ theme of this year’s Isle of Ely Arts Festival in mind, our  ‘Summer Landscapes & Inspirations’ exhibition will feature the’ Fenscapes’ of Stuart Green pastel landscapes of Claire McGinley and comical fenland scenes of Richard Neal as well as a wide range of other local and regional artists’ work inspired by living in and around the Fens.

You will find an eclectic range of artwork on display from ceramics to glass, textiles to metal and paintings to jewellery. 

Part of Isle of Ely Arts Festival,  Saturday 15 June – Saturday 13 July and Cambridge Open Studios every weekend in July

Haddenham Galleries
 

 

 

Haddenham Galleries

Cambridge Open Studios

July 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th,  20th & 21st  and 27th & 28th

We are excited to be part of Cambridge Open Studios this summer. Open every weekend and featuring local artists, do make sure you come and take a look. 

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SALLY WIGGLESWORTH - STUDIO 3

Repeats every day until Sun Jul 07 2019.
6 Jul 2019 -
11:00  to 1 8:00

Sally Wigglesworth, sculptress & textile restorer.

Sally Wigglesworth graduated from Maidstone College of Art in the 70s and is a former 'Wrapping Wall' artist.

I am seeking, by a renewed contemporary interest in the figurative, to explore and reflect upon the solitary and spiritual nature of man.

The absence of narrative features and specific gender is intended to create a universal and timeless quality to better explore the architecture of the human form and psyche.

Opening hours 11am - 6pm 6 & 7 July

No wheelchair access to studio but Gallery and Sculpture Garden accessible.

KIM SMITH - STUDIO 4

 

Repeats every day 2 times.
6 Jul 2019 -
11:00  to  18:00

Kim Smith, painter, furniture decorator, clothing design and maker.

Art , design and creativity has always been part of who I am; whether in painting ( depicting fenscapes and florals) using acrylics. murals inside buildings, upcycling furniture, designing and making clothing, bespoke fascinators ( or Tiny Titfers), Signage and having a book published ( a condensed version of Beowulf), where I painted all the illustrations using natural pigments as well.

Kim's Studio is open from 11am - 6pm on July 06-07 during Cambridge Open Studios:

 

ANN BIGGS - STUDIO 5

 

Repeats every day until Sun Jul 14 2019.
13 Jul 2019 -
11:00  to  18:00

Ann is a professional wildlife illustrator working from Studio 5 at Haddenham Arts Centre.

She is an active birdwatcher and her paintings result from her personal observations and sketches of wild birds in their natural habitat.

As a trained illustrator, Ann works to commission with customers requesting pictures of favourite pets (including horses), their children, wildlife and the countryside.

Ann’s studio is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays , 10am to 4pm with Friday and Saturday by appointment . Her original paintings , prints and cards are for sale and visitors are always welcome.

You can view examples of Ann’s work on her website  www.ann-biggs.com

For appointments please ring or email Ann on 07808628222 or  ann@ann-biggs.com

Ann's Studio is open from 11am - 6pm on the following weekends during Cambridge Open Studios:

July 13-14, 20-21 & 27-28

 

 

PAULINE HAWES - STUDIO 4 

Repeats every day 2 times.
20 Jul 2019 -
11:00  to  18:00

Pauline Hawes, painter & printmaker


Inspired by the human form, my drawings attempt to capture the landmarks of the body interpreting both the surface and the underlying and internal anatomy. I have further explored these interiors through my printmaking using a range of techniques both traditional and contemporary. Working with different textile materials and felt-making, I have made sculptural forms that may echo those produced in nature to fashion into corsages, brooches and hats.
I am passionate about needless waste and the sustainability of materials and make items and garments from pre-used fabric and materials, of both vintage and utility origin, remodelling into wearable adornments or more domestic applications.

Pauline's Studio is open from 11am - 6pm as part of Cambridge Open Studios July 20 - 21 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debs Munford - Studio 8

Repeats every day until Sun Jul 21 2019.
11:00  to  18:00

Debs is a Textile and mixed media artist, milliner and lecturer. She studied textile design and technology at Huddersfield University specialising in constructed textiles before becoming a woven fabric designer in textile mills in Bradford. Creating fabrics for high end design houses and high street fashion brands.   

Haddenham Galleries

She then moved into teaching and has been lecturing and inspiring students to explore their creativity for 16 years both in colleges and independent workshops that she runs in her studio at the Craft Centre in Haddenham.

She works with both natural and synthetic fabrics and fibres creating original artwork, millinery and accessories which are decorative and sculptural.
Her work is particularly inspired by nature and the countryside and the beautiful scenery captured during her travels.

Debs' Studio is open from 11am - 6pm on the following weekends during Cambridge Open Studios.

‘Marsha’s Memories Through Photography’

21 Jul 2019 -
11:00  to  18:00

Marsha Mathews is a talented young photographer who is exhibiting her amazing photos in the gallery workshop area at Haddenham Arts Centre during Cambridge Open Studios on  Sunday 21, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July

 


 

Exhibition of local artists' sketchbooks and a demonstration on making bead necklaces

14 Jul 2019 -
11:00  to  18:00

An exhibition of local artists' sketchbooks and a demonstration on making bead necklaces in our Workshop Room

You are welcome to come and see - Free of Charge

During Cambridge Open Studios

Metal Sculptures Demonstration by Jeni Cairns

21 Jul 2019 -
12:00  to  17:00


In the sculpture garden  from  midday onwards as part of Cambridge Open Studios.

Jeni Cairns will be demonstrating how to make metal sculptures. Jeni has been inspired by the natural landscape all her life, using pre-used industrial materials such as oil drums and agricultural machinery,

“I find the medium of metal a perfect way to express my ideas on nature, there’s a delicacy yet enduring strength and resilience in nature as it always (I hope) finds a way to survive and flourish.”

Artist and garden designer Jeni Cairns has always been inspired by the natural landscape that has surrounded her most of her life. A childhood spent exploring the farmland, lanes and areas reclaimed by nature have left a lasting impression. Working in a diverse variety of mediums such as sculpture, gardens or natural spaces, painting and collage, often focusing on metal and drawing. Jeni often uses pre-used industrial materials such as oil drums and agricultural machinery as well as new steel and Corten steel to create her work. Jeni finds a balance between private commissions, public commissions and her own direction led work .

For the metal sculptures Jeni has often taken inspiration from her own garden and surrounding rural landscape, the birds busy in the hedgerow and trees, the life that abounds by the pond and the creatures that come out at night, the seasons, swifts and swallows, the flora and fauna. Sometime the pieces are left with their patina while others are shot blasted and powder coated in a monochrome palette. Jeni is always looking to expand her skills to produce more ambitious work.

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 


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