Visiting the Exhibition

The Cambridge Open Art Exhibition is on Friday 17th to Sunday 19th November 2017 at Swavesey Village College, Gibraltar Lane, Swavesey, CB24 4RS

Friday 17th November from 6.30pm to 9pm is Preview evening – tickets are £5 on the door or available online from Swavesey box office.  Come and enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles and mingle with this year’s exhibition artists.

Saturday 18th November 10am to 5pm and Sunday 19th November 10am to 4pmentry to the exhibition is free.

We are delighted that artist Gerry Wilmer will be joining us again this year running 4 hands on art workshops for children age 6+ from 10.45am-12.15pm then 1.30- 3pm on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th November 2017.


Why not join us for a great day out – have a coffee or lunch at the cafe – filled rolls and homemade cakes. There will be art activities for children and artists’ tables to buy cards and small gifts for Christmas and the added advantage of affordable art to buy.

There is ample FREE PARKING.  

Get away from the crowded Christmas shopping city and enjoy a relaxing time out at the exhibition.  This is a local community project which supports charity.



The exhibition is held in the auditorium space at Swavesey Village College, Gibraltar Lane CB24 4RS.


By Bicycle: National Cycle Network 51 from Cambridge or Huntingdon/St. Ives

By Car:  Swavesey is 10 miles from Cambridge on Northbound/West on A14. Exit A14 at Jct 28 and follow signs to Swavesey; continue into Swavesey Village and see signposts for “Swavesey Village College”; turn left onto Gibraltar Lane and first left into free car park.  Postcode: CB24 4RS.

Public Transport: There are buses to Swavesey from Cambridge (Emmanuel St. bus station – Citi Bus 5), St. Ives (8 miles from Swavesey) and other locations in Cambridgeshire.

The Guided Bus from Cambridge/St.Ives/Huntingdon [‘The Busway’] stops just outside Swavesey village and is a 20 minute walk to the exhibition from the busway stop.


Cafe for drinks and light refreshments served Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.


A team of Swavesey Village College students have been working on an interactive collaborative artwork, which will be undertaken during the course of the exhibition weekend.  The theme and inspiration this year is Kenya. There will also be children’s creative activities – more information to follow.