Cambridge Drawing Society

Nulla Dies Sine Linea 

ABOUT THE CAMBRIDGE DRAWING SOCIETY 
                                                                                    
Despite its name, the Cambridge Drawing Society shows not only drawings but also  a wide range of paintings, prints and sculpture.  The Society's motto, Nulla Dies Sine Linea, roughly translates as 'Draw a Line Every day'.    

Founded in 1882, the Society is one of the oldest in the UK and, over the years, it has had many distinguished names on its membership list - Gwen Ravaret, Cecil Beaton and Ronald Searle to name but three. 

Today, the Society continues to provide a showcase in Cambridge, where amateur and professional artists can show their work together.  The Society normally holds two exhibitions of members' work a year, both in Cambridge, one in Spring at the Pitt Building and one in the Autumn at the Leys School.   

JOINING the SOCIETY as an ARTIST 

Artist membership of CDS is by Election in the Spring and is limited to artists living within a thirty mile radius of Great St Mary's Church, Cambridge.  Candidates can apply to join prior to the annual Spring exhibition each March/April.     

To apply, the artist needs to submit four recent works for consideration by the selection committee. The application form and guidelines are made available on the CDS website in mid January.  For more information, go to the website: http://cambridgedrawingsociety.org

JOINING as a FRIEND 

The Drawing Society also invites people to become 'Friends' of the Society. For an annual fee of £12, a friend receives several benefits, including,  

- An invitation to the exclusive ' Friends' half-hour before the Private View at the Spring and Autumn exhibitions.  

- Access to talks, demonstrations, workshops and the Summer Sketching Group  

- An invitation to the annual Summer Garden Party in June. 

A Friend can join the Society at any time of year 

THE EXHIBITION IMAGE

Traditionally, every year the Society chooses an image from its last exhibition to use on its poster advertising the next forthcoming exhibition.  For this Online Exhibition, we have chosen a watercolour titled Boatyard by Surinder Beerh. 

Spring 2021 Online Exhibition of Members’ Artwork