Thursday, 17 April 2014

Easter and art! What's on in Cambridge art, April 2014

My personal pick of five:

1.  Art and Life 1920-1931:
Winifred Nicholson, her husband Ben, and her friends (exhibition)

Winifred Nicholson, Roman Road (Landscape with Two Houses), 1926
Source: © Kettle's Yard.
Don't miss the incredible picture of a zebra on the roof terrace of Le Corbusier's iconic modernist building, the Villa Savoye (picture by Christopher Wood; click on the link to see it, or, even better, go to Kettle's Yard and be surprised!!)

My son's favourite was the white abstract relief by W. Nicholson.

Where: Kettle's Yard
Ends 11 May 2014.

2. Charlotte Hodes (event)

Charlotte Hodes, Proposition 17: Order of Things (detail), 2014
Source:  New Hall Art Collection.  © the artist

Charlotte Hodes in conversation.  Hodes makes intriguing paper-cuts and ceramics, with delicate female figures crawling, walking, dancing and lying among ornament and patterns.  And New Hall (Murray Edwards) is always a nice place to visit.

Where:  Murray Edwards College (New Hall), Long Room. 
When:  Sat, 26 April 2014.  4.30 pm.

 3.  Sue Shepherd (exhibition)

© Sue Shepherd; source: ARB Public Art blog
The Alison Richard Building is a nice venue and this artist's work looks interesting: combines photos, scribbled text and fluorescent lighting.

Where:  Alison Richard Building, West Road.
Ends 27 June 2014.

4. Nicola Powys (exhibition and event)

Nicola Powys, Male-blue; © the artist

Where:  Williams Art Gallery, Gwydir St.
Ends 4 May 2014.
What and when:  Talk, Wed 30 April 2014.  For info on how to book, click here.

5.  Irish Art in Cambridge (exhibition)

Zelouf + Bell, Oak leaf console.  Source:  zeloufandbell
An opportunity to pop into the Caius Library near Senate House, previously the Squire Law Library,  and to see some interesting paintings and interior design artefacts.  Late-night opening allows for flexible visiting!

Where:  Caius Library, Gonville & Caius College, entrance from Senate House passage
When:  Thurs 17 and Fri 18 April, 6-9 pm; 19-21 April 9-5

More 'What's On':

Nine arty things to do in March 2014 - Many of these are still on!  I especially recommend the Fiji exhibition at the MAA.

Art to see outdoors in the sun:

A visit to Haddenham Gallery  (outdoor sculpture garden)

Where to take family visitors:  A Cambridge itinerary

Looking up at Cambridge buildings  (wander around and crane your neck)

Visit the Cambridge Sculpture Trails

And:  yarn-bombed Mill Road Bridge!

yarnbomb mill rd bridge

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