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At our Magdalene Street Gallery we now present a collection of some of Britain’s finest artists, including new displays of Tony Laverick and Peter Layton. Situated opposite Kettle’s Yard to one side and Magdalene College to the other, the gallery is housed in a historically and culturally significant location.
The gallery is also a studio where artists set themselves up and where you can experience practising artists at work; you may have met painter Sarah Allbrook, who was an artist in residence over the Summer as a part of Cambridge Open Studios. If you’re an artist and looking for such an opportunity do not hesitate to contact us. Magdalene Street Gallery is open by appointment, so please contact us with any enquiries.
Cambridge Open Studios at Primavera
July is Open Studios month, and we're delighted to be supporting and promoting local artists. We have a range of treats at both our sites during July - lots of local artists and makers at our King's Parade galleries, and our Magdalene Street gallery is open on Sundays where Sarah Allbrook - a talented and popular young painter, will be working and available to discuss her art, so do pop in and say hello!
Two new exhibitions at our King's Parade gallery
We are delighted to have two new exhibitions in our upstairs galleries at King's Parade - one by our old friend and favourite, Peter Layton, and the other by our new friend and favourite, Flett Bertram.
The exhibition is open now and will run until the end of May.
In other news...
We also have 3 pieces of work by another maker new to Primavera - Nick Claiden. Nick's sculptures are like glass 3-d illustrations for enigmatic tales of urban and coastal lives. We love them and are sure you will too!
Tony Laverick ceramic art exhibition
Throughout March we are celebrating the beautiful ceramic art of Tony Laverick with an exhibition at our main gallery in King's Parade. We are lucky to have a large collection at Primavera that showcases Tony's unique work with form and finish and we have selected more than 25 pieces for the exhibition.
Tony works in hand thrown and slabbed porcelain which is decorated using precious metal lustres with multiple refirings. His pots are based on traditional forms, and whilst they have no specific meaning, the forms draw on many sources and cultures creating a juxtaposition of images in a loose manner. Tony is influenced by French potters, personal experiences and also 20th century artists such as Kandinsky, Malevich and Mondrian.
You can see the exhibition of Tony's work in the upstairs gallery at Primavera King's Parade until 31st March 2018.
Peter Layton glass art at our Magdelene Street Gallery
To coincide with the reopening of Kettle's Yard, we are proud to present an exhibition of work by the renowned glassmaker Peter Layton.
We are delighted (and very lucky) to have a major collection of Peter's work on show at our gallery at 13 Magdalene Street, Cambridge from February 2018.
Peter Layton is one of the world's most respected glassblowers, and has done more to promote glassmaking as an art form than anyone else in Europe. He has instructed several of this country's leading glassmakers, and influenced many more internationally. Now in his 70s, Peter remains extremely active and is regarded as the "grand old man of glass".
His beautifully shaped and richly coloured glass can be found in museums, galleries and exhibitions across the UK, Europe and America and, of course, at Primavera Cambridge!
Meet the Jewellers
On Wednesday 6th December, between 2.30 and 8.00pm, Primavera are excited to be hosting an event in partnership with the Cambridge Jewellers Guild. As you may know, this group of incredibly talented local jewellers, exhibit and sell their jewellery here at Primavera, and will be visiting throughout the afternoon and evening allowing you the opportunity to meet them and see some of their latest work. The gallery will be showing the work of; Birgitte Bruun, Karen Faulkner-Dunkley, Tricia Taylor, Hannah Souter, Helen West, Jutta Robinson, Nadine Gereson, Deborah Kelly-Hopkins, Janet Powell, and Heather Stowell
Setting up for the Cambridge Art Fair for the Private View tonight!
We're very excited about participating at the Cambridge Art Fair this year. Pictured here is Rosie, who has just hung Tess Recordon's gorgeous painting of Ullswater. More paintings to follow from Gemma Corvalan, Naomi Davies, Dee Nickerson, Leo McDowell, Sonia Villiers and sculpture from Tim Shaw.
And here we have our finished display. Private View is on tonight (9th November 2017) and then the show is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. More details below and how to receive your free ticket.
Primavera at the Cambridge Art Fair
9th - 12th November 2017
This November, Primavera is excited to be showcasing the talents of some of the gallery's artists at the forthcoming Cambridge Art Fair!
We will be exhibiting a collection of beautiful work from local Cambridge artists: Gemma Corvalan, Naomi Davies, Tess Recordon and Sonia Villiers alongside the very popular Dee Nickerson as well as a new artist to Primavera: Tim Shaw. The Cambridge Art Fair runs from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November with a Private View on the evening of Thursday 9th November. If you would like to join us on Thursday evening, please click on the link below. Times: Thursday Private View: 5.30pm - 8.30pm, Friday: 11am - 6.30pm, Saturday: 11am - 5.30pm, Sunday: 11am - 5pm. Place: Cambridge Guild Hall
Artist name: Clio Lloyd-Jacob
Venue: 10, King's Parade, Cambridge
When: 24 June 2017 – 08 August 2017
'I paint to explore and deepen my understanding of nature, human nature and the cycles of life and death, and hope the works I make will enable others to also re-experience these and other things afresh, renewing their spirit through discoveries in looking.' - Clio Lloyd-Jacob
After growing up in London and New York, Clio studied at St Martin's and The Slade. She has lived in Paris for 4 years before travelling to Pakistan for an Arts residency. Now settled in Cambridge, she continues to paint and has pieces in various private collections around the world. In the Charles Lamb room, first floor at 10, King's Parade. Free entry.
GALLERIES AND GARDENS
When: 28 May 2017
Venue: College Farm, Haddenham
"You can take the man out of the gallery..."
Join Jeremy Waller - Owner of Primavera, at his home in Ely this May as part of the National Open Garden Scheme. What better way to spend a sunny day than to explore the treasures and extensive art collection at College Farm. With beautiful grounds, and two buildings packed to the brim with intriguing pieces, you can do your bit for charity and take a walk through the weird and wonderful at the same time.
40 acres around an intact Victorian farm. New walks, gallery and sculpture cattle yard. Further walks by ponds and through meadows. Roses, wild flowers, new water plants, foxgloves and new plantings of trees add colour and shape.
Splendid fen views, lovely water features and ancient ridge and furrow pasture land with interesting wild flowers, original farm buildings and abundant wildlife. Amongst the farm buildings an outside gallery, and inside the house another gallery full of extraordinary paintings, art and craft.
The garden and gallery will be open from 1pm to 5pm. Admission £5, children free.
Pictured is a stainless steel mosaic mirror handmade by a new artist to Primavera, Kay Hall, placed in the wild flower garden to create depth.