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Tue 17 April 2018 9:00AM - 6:00PM

Adam King - New Suburbia Flowers

Adam King's whimsical sculptures try to come to terms with the rapid changes to the Norfolk landscape he grew up in.

9:00AM - 6:00PM

Renee Spierdijk - Imposed Transitions

Renee Spierdijk's paintings deal with the experience of imposed identity and migration.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Designed to Impress

Focussing on key objects from the 15th to the 21st centuries, this exhibition will feature a selection of some of the Fitzwilliam’s most spectacular prints, and gives visitors an insight into the extraordinary breadth of the collection.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Matt Smith's Flux: Parian unpacked

Exploring themes of mass production, celebrity, colonialism and our notion of history, this impressive installation by ceramic artist and curator, Matt Smith, features over 100 sculptural parian busts from the Glynn collection of parian.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Sampled Lives: Samplers from the Fitzwilliam Museum

Showcasing over 100 samplers from the Museum’s excellent but often unseen collection, this display highlights the importance of samplers as documentary evidence of past lives.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

The Object of My Affection: stories of love from the Fitzwilliam collection

Love is very much in the air in this exhibition, which contains objects alive with the range of emotions that it commands; from admiration and affection, joy and passion, longing and despair, to insults, indifference, grief and remembrance.

10:00AM - 5:00PM

Highlight Things of Beauty Growing: British studio pottery

Things of Beauty Growing is the largest exhibition of its kind in recent times, displaying over 100 historic and contemporary ceramics by potters including Bernard Leach, Lucie Rie, Edmund de Waal, Alison Britton, Grayson Perry and Julian Stair.

1:00PM - 2:00PM

Britten Sinfonia

At Lunch Three

5:00PM - 6:30PM

Natural resources, governance and identity: the role of law and courts in the reconciliation process with Canada’s Indigenous Peoples by The Honourable Sébastien Grammond

The Canadian government has recently proposed a new framework for “Nation-to-Nation” relationships with the Indigenous peoples. his presentation will assess the role of law and courts in addressing those challenges. Lecture by the Honourable Sébastien Grammond

6:00PM - 7:00PM

Highlight In Conversation: Stephen Chambers RA and Alastair Sooke

The Heong Gallery at Downing College invites you to an evening with artist Stephen Chambers RA and journalist and broadcaster Alastair Sooke. FInd out more about The Court of Redonda and earlier projects. The conversation will be followed by questions from the audience.

6:15PM - 7:45PM

Lecture: Jamie Fobert, Architect

Join Jamie Fobert, Architect of the new Kettle’s Yard’s, for a lecture about how the remodelling and expansion of Kettle’s Yard came about.