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Exhibitions

David Hockney new self portrait

Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction

One of the most influential artists of our time, David Hockney (b.1937) takes over Cambridge this spring and summer with an exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery, Downing College.

Maud Sulter: The Centre of the Frame

Sat 4 September 2021 - Sun 2 January

Murray Edwards College

Maud Sulter: the Centre of the Frame spotlights the work of Scottish-Ghanaian artist Maud Sulter (1960–2008), whose practice is rooted in questioning the representation of Black women in art and literature. The exhibition brings together Sulter’s iconic photographic series Zabat (1989), which features portraits of contemporary Black female figures dressed as the Greek Muses. It is drawn from public and private loans from across the UK.

In the introduction to Maud Sulter: Passion (2015), Sulter is quoted as saying: ‘It’s important for me as an individual, and obviously as a black woman artist, to put black women back in the centre of the frame – both literally within the photographic image, but also within the cultural institutions where our work operates.’

Maud Sulter created Zabat in 1989 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the invention of photography. The series, which the artist called a ‘diasporan family portrait’, challenges the invisibility of Black women in art history. The photographs subvert usual representations of the Muses in Western art and highlight the connections between European and African histories and cultures.

Sulter herself has been largely left out of art history. This timely and necessary exhibition is a unique opportunity to discover the work of Sulter and her network of female collaborators. Phalia (Portrait of Alice Walker) was one of the first works to enter the New Hall Art Collection when it was established in the early 1990s. This display highlights the Collection’s history and emphasises its ongoing significance in generating discussion around gender, race and representation.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

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Timing

In person

10:00am-6:00pm daily from Saturday 4 September 2021 until Sunday 2 January

All times

Sat 4 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun 5 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Mon 6 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 7 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 8 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 9 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 10 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 11 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun 12 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Mon 13 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 14 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 15 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 16 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 17 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 18 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun 19 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Mon 20 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 21 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 22 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 23 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 24 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 25 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun 26 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Mon 27 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 28 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 29 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 30 September 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 1 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 2 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun 3 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Mon 4 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 5 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 6 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 7 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 8 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 9 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun 10 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Mon 11 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 12 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 13 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 14 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 15 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 16 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Mon 18 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 19 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Fri 22 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 23 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Mon 25 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 26 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 27 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 28 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 29 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 30 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun 31 October 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Mon 1 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 2 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 3 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 4 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 5 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 6 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun 7 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Mon 8 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 9 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 10 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 11 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 12 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 13 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun 14 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Mon 15 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 16 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 17 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 18 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 19 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 20 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun 21 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Mon 22 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 23 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 24 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 25 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 26 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 27 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun 28 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Mon 29 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 30 November 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 1 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 2 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 3 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 4 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun 5 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Mon 6 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 7 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 8 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 9 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 10 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 11 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun 12 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Mon 13 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 14 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 15 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 16 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 17 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 18 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun 19 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Mon 20 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 21 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 22 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 23 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 24 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 25 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun 26 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Mon 27 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue 28 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed 29 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu 30 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri 31 December 2021 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat 1 January 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun 2 January 10:00AM - 6:00PM

Venue

Address: Murray Edwards College
New Hall Art Collection
Huntingdon Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0DF
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