Open Studios at Primavera

Arts & Crafts  |  05/07/2019

Embedded amongst the exquisite architecture of Cambridge is a thriving ecosystem of independent
shops, artistic attractions and historical landmarks that invite guests to explore what the city has to
offer beyond its beautiful college core. One of these is Primavera – a gallery and shop championing the finest arts and crafts in Britian today, and being part of this year’s Cambridge Open Studios event gives them the opportunity to shine the light on the local art scene. Let’s take a cultural stroll around Cambridge with them.


The city of Cambridge is home to a long list of wonderful museums to inspire the curious and cultural
minds. Wander beyond King’s Parade and you’ll find yourself standing before the grand pantheon that
is the Fitzwilliam Museum. The Museum houses an impressive collection of art that spans across both
centuries and countries, offering a wonderful exhibition of art’s ever-continuing evolution.


If you’re looking for something a bit more contemporary, King’s Parade and the cobblestone side streets that feed into it are dotted with independent galleries, including Primavera, located directly opposite the glorious King’s College. A short stroll towards the Magdalene Bridge, and a brief stop at Cambridge staple, Fitzbillies, and you’ll find yourself at the secondary Primavera location on the corner of Magdalene street.


Painting by Sarah Allbrook


There, ‘En Plein Air’ artist Sarah Allbrook will be capturing the whimsical scenes of Cambridge with her oil paints every Sunday during the Cambridge Open Studio July weekends. We will be displaying the work of Sarah Allbrook at both of our locations, as well as Suffolk-based print artist Marcella Cooper at our main location on King’s Parade.


‘Moonstruck’ Print by Marcella Cooper


Marcella’s lino prints and original paintings will be exhibited on the first floor alongside beautiful ceramics by renowned artists such as Richard Batterham, David Roberts and Alan-Caiger Smith. Downstairs in our ‘Cambridge Room,’ Primavera presents work by the Cambridge Jewellers Guild, featuring artists Birgitte Bruun, Karen Faukner-Dunkley, Nadine Gereson, Deborah Kelly Hopkins, Janet Powell, Jutta Robinson, Hannah Souter, Heather Stowell, Tricia Taylor and Helen West.



Necklace by Birgitte Bruun


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