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Cambridge Open Studios set to hold art exhibitions throughout July

PUBLISHED: 18:01 05 July 2018 | UPDATED: 09:07 06 July 2018

There will be a wide variety of artwork on display over July weekends. Picture: Janet Gammans

There will be a wide variety of artwork on display over July weekends. Picture: Janet Gammans

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The return of Cambridge Open Studios will see exhibitions across Cambridgeshire this weekend, including some in Bassingbourn and Steeple Morden.

Alex Hirtzel's exhibition will be on in Bassingbourn this weekend, as well as July 21, 22, 27 and 28. Picture: Alex HirtzelAlex Hirtzel's exhibition will be on in Bassingbourn this weekend, as well as July 21, 22, 27 and 28. Picture: Alex Hirtzel

Throughout this month artists will open their doors to the public – with a wide selection of specialisms on show including fine art, photography, pottery, glass making, sculpture illustration, textiles, jewellery and furniture making.

Marion Curtis, board member of Cambridge Open Studios, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to see artists at work, discuss their inspirations and techniques, and to browse, purchase or even commission their work.

“It’s wonderful that this year we have the ingenious phone app that allows visitors to find any workshops to suit their tastes and location.

“It couldn’t be easier to make a day of visiting a selection of studios.”

You can plan your day with the app, which can be used to search by the artist’s name, art form and location.

This year there are 87 venues to visit in central Cambridge and Grantchester, and a further 134 venues in the wider Cambridgeshire area – with events taking place every weekend in July.

“As always, visitors are guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome to all of the studios,” Marion added.

“And no pressure whatsoever to buy anything. All Cambridge Open Studios are completely free to visitors of all ages.”

In Bassingbourn, artist Alex Hirtzel will exhibit his multimedia paintings and prints at The Barn in North End during the first, third and fourth weekends of July.

Also in North End will be sculpture exhibition by Peter Miller, which will be open this weekend, as well as July 21 and 22.

Over in Steeple Morden, Anna Pye will be showcasing her original prints and textiles during the first three weekends of Cambridge Open Studios at the Walnut House, while Gina Ferrari will set up in Hay Street to exhibit her stitched textiles and mixed-media paintings during week one (July 7 and 8) and week three too (July 21 and 22).

For more information on memberships, or to keep up to date on any workshops, courses and exhibitions run by the artists involved in the open studios event go to the Cambridge Open Studios website – www.camopenstudios.co.uk.

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