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Points of View

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.

Share your stories with us and we’ll publish them in Community Voice!  Tell us about your experiences with our exhibitions, classes and events, or let us know about your personal encounters with art, architecture and design in your community, or anywhere in the world. Simply fill out the submission form and we'll post your entry.

Newest Articles

Meet the Artists. 2019. Photo Courtesy of Joe Lethbridge.
Joe Lethbridge | August 19, 2019
Recently Janice Barlow and myself held a meet and greet at Design at Riverside as part of the Common Waters series of events.  The afternoon began... Read More»
Two Row on the Grand. 2019. Vanessa Pejovic
Vanessa Pejovic | August 13, 2019
Last Thursday, as part of the Common Waters project, Jay Bailey and his “paddle-sister,” Ellie Joseph, shared some of their experiences as co-... Read More»

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Talks & Symposia

Susan Bidinosti, Leave (The Nest), 2006. Image by Scott Lee
Saturday September 28, 2019 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Join Cambridge Art Galleries staff for a casual tour of the show and chat. Light refreshments will be served. This is a free event, all are invited... Read More»