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New year, new site, new directions.  After 35 years of active programming from Cambridge Galleries, we bring you our new brand... Idea Exchange. We hope the series of articles in this section will give you insight into what we do and why we do it.

Why We’re Here

Cambridge Galleries, now Idea Exchange has deep roots in the community and Waterloo region.  We are a medium size institution with an ambitious track record, presenting contemporary Canadian exhibitions of art, architecture and design with curatorial rigour for more than 35 years. ... Read More»


From the art world at large to the latest in local culture, a series of articles will introduce you to all the latest in art and design.  Browse through Our Voice to meet the staff and look behind the scenes.  Or take in the Art World News where we highlight what’s happening elsewhere.  You can also let us know what’s important to you and find out what others have to say in our Community Voice section.

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Newest Articles

Roastmaster Graham Braun Preparing a Pour Over. Photo Robert Thody
Robert Thody, Education Officer | October 1, 2018
Legend has it that after a vigorous battle against the Arabian army, the European conquerors seized the loot, which included a large quantity of... Read More»
Fibreworks 2016 (exhibition opening), 2016. Photo: Brian Duggan.
Gallery | April 1, 2018
Cambridge Art Galleries is currently accepting submissions for the following: Cambridge Art Galleries accepts submissions from Ontario-based artists... Read More»

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Talks & Symposia

Don Russell, Preparing the Stones for Drawn by Fire, 2018. Photo Lisa Hirmer.
Saturday, October 20th, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Old Post Office
On new beginnings: a reflection after fires and containers with Don Russell and Lisa Hirmer A number of ambitious works have occurred in this region... Read More»
Marco Chimienti, I went for a Drive (thesis).
October 22, 2018, 6:30pm
Design at Riverside
In the opening for this year’s Master Works Exhibition, the six architecture graduate students whose work is featured discuss the role photography... Read More»
Marco Chimienti, I went for a Drive (thesis).
October 29, 2018, 6:30pm
Design at Riverside
Victor Zagabe and Thomas Yuan examine how oppression and control can manifest in varying spatial relations. On one hand, the building holds the... Read More»
Marco Chimienti, I went for a Drive (thesis).
November 19, 2018, 6:30pm
Design at Riverside
90 minutes is the time it takes for the average human cremation. Traces: On Death is a 90-minute long discussion that will deepen guests' connections... Read More»
Marco Chimienti, I went for a Drive (thesis).
January 7, 2019, 6:30pm
Design at Riverside
They escape their homes. They attempt to restart life elsewhere. Refugees. Asylum seekers. Exiles. Words we hear and use every day. Words with layers... Read More»