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Katharine Cashman FRS and Emma Stibbon RA at Spike Island, Bristol in 2018.

Creative Connections: Portraits of Women Scientists and Artists

An exhibition of photographic portraits of female scientists and artists.


Modern Primitives

Thu 7 November - Fri 20 December

Alison Richard Building

John Clark’s paper sculptures combine simple but time consuming manual techniques with high tech design processes that result in objects that might be thought of as a type of modern primitive; objects that testify to the persistence of the personal in a world re-invented by technology and its aesthetics.

"In December of 2016, I made a cardboard model of a man I had painted many times. I wondered what would change by taking him off the canvas and standing him in the real world. It never occurred to me to model him with clay or carve him, and I certainly wasn’t going to start casting. I think of myself as a painter and thought of this experiment as one that addressed thoughts I had about painting. It had nothing to do with any thoughts about sculpture because I didn’t have any. Perhaps, for this reason, I took it for granted that he would be folded from paper or card and that he was more a surface than a volume, more a shaped canvas than anything else. He was always, and importantly, a bit flat.

So, I set about cutting and scoring and glueing card until I had him standing on the table. I was surprised by the result. He was occupying real space and, as far as my early question was concerned, what would change? it seemed to me that a lot had. At the very least the little guy opened up some possibilities which, in the two years since then, I have begun to explore."

This work gathered in this exhibition shows some of the results.

Cost: free

Ages: All ages

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Opening hours change with the University term dates:
Open weekdays from 09:00 – 19:00 (in term), 09:00 – 17:00 (out of term)
Term dates can be found here: https://www.cam.ac.uk/about-the-university/term-dates-and-calendars

Enquiries: Judith Weik Website Email: jw571@cam.ac.uk Telephone: 01223 747471


9:00am-5:00pm on weekdays from Thursday 7 November until Friday 20 December (except on Bank Holidays)

All times

Thu 7 November 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 8 November 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 11 November 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 12 November 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 13 November 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 14 November 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 15 November 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 18 November 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 19 November 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 20 November 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 21 November 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 22 November 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 25 November 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 26 November 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 27 November 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 28 November 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 29 November 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 2 December 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 3 December 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 4 December 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 5 December 9:00AM - 5:00PM
TodayFri 6 December 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 9 December 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 10 December 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 11 December 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 12 December 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 13 December 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 16 December 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 17 December 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 18 December 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 19 December 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 20 December 9:00AM - 5:00PM


Address: Alison Richard Building
Plinths in the atrium
Sidgwick Site
7 West Road
United Kingdom
Email: jw571@cam.ac.uk
Telephone: 01223 747471