It's the return of the 'What's on' post!
And my, is there ever a lot going on in March. Here's a foretaste.
The best thing? Every single exhibition and event is ABSOLUTELY FREE. Yay.
1. Elizabeth Eade
I've never been to this pub. I'm not really a pub person (more of a café person) but this pub has art so I really want to visit. Elizabeth Eade is yet another of the many talented graduates from the Cambridge School of Art.
Also: steampunk woman on shark. I am smitten.
Where: The Geldart (pub), Ainsworth Street (corner Sleaford St; in that area of CB1 that also includes Sturton St, York St and the Backstreet Bistro).
Ends 13 March.
2. John Craxton
|John Craxton, Cart Track, 1942-3. Source: Fitzwilliam Museum|
The most talked-about show in Cambridge at the moment. I went to see this on the weekend. Definitely worth having a look. I found some of the works quite kitschy, others very derivative (Picassoesque, Graham Sutherlandesque) but this one here, plus 2-3 others, were amazing.
Where: Fitzwilliam Museum.
Ends 21 April.
3. MA Children's Book Illustration
The awesome annual MA Children's Book Illustration show. Don't miss it. These hyper-talented illustrators will be tomorrow's Quentin Blakes and Judith Kerrs. Cambridge School of Art graduates already keep winning all the illustration prizes there are in the world (practically).
Where: Ruskin Gallery, in the Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University.
Ends 13 March.
ETA: I reviewed the illustration show in a later blog post (with many wonderful pics!).
4. North by Northwest at Hot Numbers
What? Yet another amazing initiative from the ever-astonishing Hot Numbers (my favourite Cambridge coffee house-cum-art gallery)? The art gallery is Williams Art Gallery; it's joined to the coffee house via an open archway.
Cary Grant plus a foamy cappuccino. Yum.
Where: Hot Numbers coffee house, Gwydir St (corner Mill Rd, in the old brewery)
Hitchcock film screening! Mon, 3 March. 7 pm.
5. Melanie Max and Katharina Klug
Melanie Max: one of my favourite Cambridgeshire artists. I don't know Katharina Klug but am looking forward to discovering her ceramics.
I've not yet visited Burwash Art but Burwash Manor is lovely, with a sweet little tea shop. About 15 minutes' drive out from Cambridge (depending where you start from).
Where: Burwash Art at Burwash Manor, New Rd, Barton.
Ends 30 March.
6. Image / Object / Image
A weird thing happening in the English Faculty. Not quite sure what this is all about but looks intriguing. Also, a chance to peep inside the neo-modernist English Faculty building, designed by architects Allies and Morrison and finished in 2004.
Where: Judith E. Wilson Writing Studio, English Faculty of the University of Cambridge, West Road.
Ends 1 March (so hurry!!).
7. Oliver Barratt and Mark Cazelet
|Oliver Barratt, sculpture. Source: Lynn Strover Gallery|
Sat, 15 March - Sat, 15 April.
Lynn Strover Gallery, Fen Ditton.
8. Ash Summers and Roeland Verhallen
A Dutch photographer and an artist based at Wysing Arts. Could be interesting. If you go to Image / Object / Image (see above), why not pop in here? It's 1 minutes' walk away.
Where: Art at the Alison Richard Building, West Road.
Ends 28 March.
9. Art and Power in Fiji
This exhibition is still on. I haven't seen it yet but it's definitely not one to miss. I love the MAA!
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA), Downing Street.
Ends 30 April.
My five favourite works at the Cambridge School of Art Degree Show
Patrick Thurston at Williams Art Gallery
What's on at the Cambridge Science Festival