Announcing the dates…
Cambridge Open Studios Art Tour
Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th April 2020

Wanted: Cambridge Artists for “Open Studios”

2020 will be the third annual Cambridge Open Studio Art Tour, bringing together more talented local artists to open their studios to the public and show off their works.

“Visitors come from far and wide to the Art Tour – they enjoy visiting the studios then coming into Cambridge for coffee, lunch and a browse around the shops.” says committee member Jennifer Burton.  

Cambridge is home to a number of skilled artists working in a myriad of different styles and mediums, and this event is a great way to share their creations with art fans from the Waipa, Waikato, and further afield.

“There will be many types of artists taking part, including painters, potters, ceramicists, glass artists, people who draw or do prints, photographers, crafters of wood, those who do patchwork, embroidery, spinning or weaving. They might have their own work space or combine with another artist to show what they do” notes Burton.

Artists who are interested in taking part can contact Jennifer Burton jrljburton@gmail.com

And if you would like to see who has exhibited in previous years, here were the artists from 2019…

1 Cambridge Society of Arts

The Bowling Club
37 Thornton Road, Cambridge

An exhibition of paintings from members of the CSA will be displayed, that will include oil, acrylic and watercolour art in various styles. This year the paintings will be on the ground floor of the Bowling Club rooms in Thornton Road.

The CSA has its own smaller rooms in which to paint for those members who do not have their own work space; offers the company of other artists; workshops and exhibitions.

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2 Kirsten McIntosh

The Bowling Club
37 Thornton Road, Cambridge

Kirsten is exhibiting with the Cambridge Society of Arts. Her current project is a series of paintings from east to west coasts and the Waikato landscape that lies in between. There will also be paintings of old cars, trucks and some contemporary floral works.

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3 Cambridge Camera Club

The Bowling Club
37 Thornton Road, Cambridge

Some of the Waikato’s finest photographers will have a range of photos available.

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4 Eric Hill

39/4 Maungakawa Road, Cambridge

Eric has made to scale some beautiful models of ships and other boats that are associated with our history. These include the Bounty; one of Abel Tasman’s ships called the Heemskerck; as well as the Avon and the Koheroa.

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5 Narelle Huggins

139 Maungakawa Road, Cambridge

Narelle paints in 2 different ways. There are careful paintings of towns with the houses, trees, rivers or roads in a naïve style and palette knife paintings with splashes of colour.

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6 Beverley Lawrenson

379 Te Miro Road, Cambridge

Beverley uses oils to create the birds, insects and flowers that are near her studio or on her farm. The realistic paintings are large and full of colour providing a lovely painting for the viewer.

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7 Irina Gronous

62a Bowen Street, Cambridge

Irina comes from Lithuania. Her works in oils include romantic figures, pets, wildlife and fantasy images.

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8 Lindsay Muirhead

4 Glenroy Place, Cambridge

Lindsay is well known for his realistic oil paintings of Fiordland. He also paints other landscapes including trees or water lilies using either palette knife or brush.

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9 Ann Brocas

10 Taylor Street, Cambridge

Ann is a master embroiderer. Her detailed works represent patterns from Turkey, Latvia, Egypt and other countries from around the world. There is Russian filigree, Wessex stitchery, Canvas embroidery, samplers, trees in miniature and small pieces of delight. Her daughter, Erin, will also have a small offering of jewellery, some of which includes embroidery.

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10 Catherine Haworth

129 Forrest Road, Cambridge

Catherine produces her fine art using pastels. Her work is mainly of horses – jumping, racing or just those that people enjoy. Sometimes a person or dog will be included as part of the art work.

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11 Heritage Gallery

85a Victoria Street, Cambridge

The Heritage Gallery supports local artists as well as those from the Waikato and throughout New Zealand.  There are paintings, jewellery, ceramics, prints and glass items that are displayed for sale in this fine arts gallery.

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12 Jan Schwartz and Cambridge Mosaics

35 Queen Street, Cambridge

Here, in this garage, mosaics are made for the garden and the house by a group of enthusiasts. Some works are full of colour while others are of quieter tones. The fragments of pottery or glass are carefully selected, then applied to a base of wood, concrete, steel or clay.

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13 Carole Hughes

19 Queen Street, Cambridge

Carole paints with bold colourful strokes full of colour. Her expressionistic paintings are instantly recognised as being by her, and she has been influenced by her study of the Fauve artists from 1901 – 1905.

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14 Jill Matthew

5 Vogel Place, Cambridge

Jill creates dishes, pendants and ornaments by using fused glass and sand blasting techniques. Using her large kiln, she also designs the back stands of kitchen benches and does sand blasting on other glass items.

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15 Jo Beckett

12 Alpha Street, Cambridge

In the Clay Workshop, Jo makes the appealing clay figures of birds, bees, plates, flowers, kete, and other objects that can be put in the garden for interest among the plants or inside the home.

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16 Lori Neels

15 Duke Street, Cambridge

Lori will have on display a wide range of quilts both traditional and modern. She is able to design quilts to what a customer specifies, with the help of a long arm quilting machine. This will be in action during the weekend.

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17 Wayne Sinclair

59 Duke Street Cambridge

Wayne has had this gallery with his wife for many years. Here he paints usually in oils and enjoys talking to the people who pop in to view his latest work before it goes to another home in NZ. Wayne also is a very popular teacher with students from areas other than Cambridge.

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18 Robyn Barclay

59 Duke Street, Cambridge

In their gallery in Duke Street, Robyn will be showing her impressionistic paintings with those of husband Wayne Sinclair. Robyn’s paintings are full of the colour of Europe especially Tuscany and France.

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19 Grant Jack

90 Alpha Street, Cambridge

In his studio Grant designs droll prints with pigment ink on 100% cotton paper and has original drawings.

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20 Barry Harding

Wood Craft and Wood Turners Group

18 De La Mare Drive, Leamington, Cambridge

Sculptural garden art and turned wood pieces will be on display with the adjacent workshop open for people to see where such items are produced.

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21 Dot Harding

18 De La Mare Drive, Leamington, Cambridge

Dot does patchwork and quilting. Her work includes landscape designs, wall hangings, framed patchwork pieces and quilts.  She also is involved with making “boomerang” shopping bags using material to replace plastic.

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22 Janet Smith

37 Kairangi Road, Cambridge

In an old woolshed, is a pottery studio.  Here you will see Janet’s kilns, the clay and tools of her work. Janet is a well- known potter with a variety of art work showing wonderful glazes on items including teapots, plates, candle holders and vases.

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23 Felicity Mehrtens

355a Maungatautari Road, Cambridge

Using fine line pen and watercolour, Felicity enjoys working on antique and vintage books or encyclopaedias, with the art reflecting the book’s subject.

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24 Chrissy Taylor

355a Maungatautari Road, Cambridge

Chrissy works with her mother and sister in a rural studio where she creates abstract realism using acrylic ink, pencil and sometimes other mediums.

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25 Diana Buchanan

355a Maungatautari Road, Cambridge

Diana works in both acrylic and watercolour. Her works show her appreciation of gardens with their trees and flowers, and the landscapes that she enjoys.

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26 Faith Thomas

35 Campbell Street, Leamington, Cambridge

Faith will have a wide variety of drawings and prints in techniques such as mezzotint, etching and collage that she creates in her Paperartzi studio. Images include NZ birds, celtic animals and landscapes. Faith exhibits in NZ and overseas.

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27 Leamington Art Group

The Band Rotunda, Wordsworth Street, Leamington, Cambridge

Artists paint here once a week on the ground floor of this two-storey, octagonal band rotunda which was built in 1910. It was once a tearoom but has become an art room. The upstairs where bands may play, offers the public a view overlooking the domain.

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28 Meeghan Nation

4a Glover Street, Leamington, Cambridge

Meeghan paints modern, eclectic and abstract pieces as well as offering prints and calendars of her works.

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