Primavera is the foremost independent art gallery in Britain. The main gallery and shop, located over three floors, bring together a vast range of the finest quality handmade British art and craft. We are proud to keep the best collection of jewellery in Cambridge and that we represent local artists such as the Cambridge Jewellers Guild. We continue a 70-year history of also exhibiting the highest quality ceramics in Cambridge and the most eclectic collection of glass art in the region.
As a gallery our aim is to offer artwork at a range of prices and to display and contrast makers’ work in a physical way so that each piece can be touched and felt, rather than maintaining an ethereal online presence through websites. We are similar to Open Studios, and art, craft and jewellery fairs as we hold a wide range and variety, yet for your convenience we are open seven days a week throughout the year.
In addition we can boast a beautiful location opposite King's College in the heart of the cultural city of Cambridge (as you can see in the reflection of our window pictured to the left) as well as being in such an historic building where the famous poet Charles Lamb and his sister lived for many years on our first floor. Throughout the year the gallery hosts a programme of temporary, engaging exhibitions, showcasing the work of outstanding British makers.
Our sister gallery in Cambridge can be found on the corner of Magdalene Street and Northampton Street, pictured below. Here we show more work by the UK's leading artists and makers as well as exhibitions and showcases.
We hold regular exhibitions, for example those held during 2018 of glass by Tim Harris and Peter Layton, and ceramics by Tony Laverick and silver by Vicky Ambery-Smith.
We also have the finest and most extensive collection of British contemporary jewellery in the UK - many pieces exclusive to Primavera - in a wide range of prices. The work must be seen and touched in person to be fully appreciated.
Examples of our extensive and ever expanding range of paintings and prints are available for viewing online, the full collection may be viewed at the gallery.