Common Waters Ceremony and Celebration

Common Waters is an ambitious summer long project that encourages us to think about and celebrate water. We invite you to join us for a weekend ceremony and celebration:

Harvesting Celebration: Saturday September, 14 4:30 PM until Moonrise
rare Charitable Research Reserve: Springbank Farm. 681 Blair Road, Cambridge. ON.


Minjimendan – Mid Season. Image Courtesy of Dr. Andrew Judge. 2019

The day begins with an introduction by rare Charitable Research Reserve about their activities and sustainable earth practices. Dr. Andrew Judge will then lead us through a series of workshops that honour the harvesting season and the balance between fire and water.
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Instant Places Performance and Closing Party: Sunday September 15, 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Design at Riverside Gallery | BRIDGE Centre for Architecture & Design


Watermark, Instant Places. Image Courtesy of Artists. 2019.

We welcome back Instant Places for a live performance to celebrate the discoveries, successes, and the amazing stories of this project. Enjoy some light refreshments and then join us at BRIDGE Centre for Architecture and Design where the celebration will continue.

7 Melville St S, Cambridge, ON N1S 2H4
T: 519.621.0460 x 200
Mon – Fri 12:00 – 5:00pm
Sat 10:00am – 12:30pm, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Sun 1:00 – 4:00pm*
*Closed Sundays May 19 thru September 2.

37 Main St, Cambridge, ON N1R 1V6
Sat 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
*Open during Common Waters Workshop and Performances

Admission is free and all are welcome.
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Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange presents contemporary art, architecture and design from three galleries in the City of Cambridge: Design at Riverside, Preston, and Queen’s Square.

Cambridge Art Galleries acknowledges that the place on which we gather is the traditional land of Indigenous peoples dating back countless generations. We recognize that it is part of the Haldimand Tract, the traditional land of the Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

Media Contact
Karly Boileau
Gallery Assistant
Idea Exchange, Queen’s Square
1 North Square, Cambridge, ON N1S 2K6
519.621.0460 x160