Common Waters

Common Waters

June 14 – September 15, 2019
Cambridge Art Galleries | Design at Riverside Gallery | BRIDGE Centre for Architecture + Design
Opening: Friday, June 14, 7:00pm

Common Waters is a community project that examines our relationship with water and provides a platform for us to discuss some of the most pressing issues of our time. This project explores diverse artistic, scientific, cultural, and personal perspectives through a curated sequence of art installations, workshops, discussions, gatherings, and excursions. These activations provide a platform for considering our shared waters through the lenses of environment, identity, history, and sustainability.

Like water, this project is designed to be fluid and it will ebb and flow through various installations, performances, activations, workshops, and talks. Throughout Common Waters, works will be on display for periods of time but may not be installed for the full duration so that we can provide space for new voices and artistic expressions.

Please join us from June 14 to September 15 to participate in this important project and visit our two project site locations, situated on either side of the Grand River: BRIDGE Storefront on Main Street and the Design at Riverside Gallery on Melville Street.

Common Waters features atworks by: Jane Austin, Norman Barney, Danny Custodio, John Healey, Hua Jin, Justin Langille, Jennifer Martin, Monique Martin, Kelly O’Neill, Rochelle Rubinstein, and Cindy Stelmackowich; with performances by: Patrick Allaby, and Tess Martens.

For a full list of Performances, Talks, and Workshops visit or

Image: Julia Nakanishi and Tony Kogan, 2019.

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