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Sula Rubens- artist in residence

Sula Rubens is currently working as Artist in Residence at The Michaelhouse. You are welcome to talk to her about her work.

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Element – An exhibition of recent paintings by Zachary Beer

An exhibition of recent paintings by Zachary Beer, exploring flora and biochemical processes.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Highlight Exhibition: poppies (women and war)

An exhibition of contemporary photography by Lee Stow, focusing on images of women whose lives have been touched by war, and of poppies, to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

10:00AM - 6:00PM

Natalie Dower & Harriet Mena Hill: the elegance of order

An exhibition that brings together two artists from different generations, who work within pre-set parameters, which guide, and to some extent govern the outcome of their images.

10:30AM - 4:30PM

Highlight Buddha's word: the life of books in Tibet and Beyond

The first exhibition of Tibetan material in Cambridge, and the first time in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology’s history that its Buddhist collections will be showcased in an exhibition.

11:30AM - 5:00PM

Gwen Raverat wood engravings

In Helen Ede’s bedroom, in the house at Kettle’s Yard, a series of wood engravings by Gwen Raverat (1885-1957) are on display.

11:30AM - 5:00PM

Past, present, somewhere

A rare opportunity to enjoy the collected films and projects by artist duo Karen Guthrie & Nina Pope, in this their first gallery exhibition since they won the Northern Art Prize in 2008.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

1914: war and money

World War I consumed vast quantities of money as well as lives. This display of coins, medals, banknotes and government bonds provides an insight into the desperate measures that had to be used to maintain a supply of money, from the transition of gold coinage at the outbreak of war in 1914 to inflationary paper money by 1918 when the great European empires fell.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Caroline Watson and female printmaking in late Georgian England

Caroline Watson ( 1760/61 - 1814) was one of the most skilful engravers working in late 18th century England. She can be seen as the first British professional woman engraver. This exhibition shows a selection of her portrait and subject prints, together with those of other contemporary women printmakers.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Fatal consequences: the Chapman Brothers and Goya’s disasters of war

The Chapman Brothers’ Disasters of War takes Goya’s print series of the same title and reinvents and extends the imagery and horrors with a cornucopia of ideas from later wars and modern culture. This exhibition shows different versions of the Chapman Bothers’ set, together with a selection from Goya’s original series.

12:00PM - 5:00PM

Highlight Silent partners artist & mannequin from function to fetish

Silent Partners is the first exhibition uncovering the evolution of the artist’s mannequin. It will show how, from being an inconspicuous studio tool, a piece of equipment as necessary as easel, pigments and brushes, the lay figure became the fetishised subject of the artist’s painting, and eventually, in the 20th century, a work of art in its own right.

1:15PM - 2:00PM

The Galliard Trio

Andrew Morris (flute), Martin White (oboe and cor anglais) and Alec Forshaw (bassoon and piano) perform pieces by Rossini, Ravel, Shostakovitch and Rachmaninov.

5:00PM - 6:30PM

Poetry reading: Carcanet new poetries

This reading features Cambridge contributors to the forthcoming Carcanet New Poetries VI (2015) and contributors to earlier volumes in the series, including Janani Ambikapathy, Adam Crothers, Mina Gorji and Rebecca Watts.

6:00PM - 6:25PM

Organ recital

To be performed by Prof. Bernhard Marx (Titular Organist, Dom St Blasien, Germany)

6:00PM - 7:30PM

Buddhism in the new era: the path of Chinese Buddhism - past, present and future

The Venerable Master Xuecheng, Spiritual Leader of Longquan Temple in Beijing and Vice President of the Buddhist Association of China, will speak on the role of Buddhism in a changing China

7:30PM - 9:00PM

Poetry reading: Vahni Capildeo, John James, Redell Olsen

A poetry reading by Vahni Capildeo, John James and Redell Olsen