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Life is Still Life presents an exciting selection of modern and contemporary works by women artists in the genre of still life.

Kill or Cure Exhibition publicity

Art exhibition: 'Kill or Cure'

Sat 4 June - Sun 11 September

Wolfson College

Kill or Cure aims to discover and explore how the natural world has informed, inspired, and transformed the medical sciences: how plants, animals, natural substances and resources can be either lethal or life-giving.

At the boundary of art and science, the exhibition is designed to stimulate discussion and debate, showcase exceptional art and ideas, and explore the relationship between art, modern medicine, and the natural world.

Kill or Cure includes 36 contemporary artworks and two installations from 32 artists from around the world. A number of celebrated British and international artists - including Mat Collishaw, Charlotte Verity, Julieta Hanono, Tom Ellis, and Adrien Missika, amongst others, have provided generous loans, with significant artworks and installations exhibited within an iconic place of learning. These artist and major artworks are exhibited in Cambridge – and in many cases in the UK – for the very first time.

In another first, and in the spirit of the Royal Academy’s summer exhibition and Wolfson College's egalitarian values and inclusive culture, Kill or Cure includes works selected following a competitive Open Call. In the spirit of accessibility and putting ideas first, the exhibition provides an opportunity for younger and emerging artists – as well as students, academics, and people from different fields – to engage in a broad and interdisciplinary dialogue across the arts and sciences.

The exhibition spans classical to conceptual styles, and features diverse media, including painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, installation, collage, video, and digital art.

Many of these works are based on years of development, research, and practice. The result is a treasure trove of ideas and visual responses, informed by creative practice and intuition as well as cutting-edge science and research.

This exhibition is part of Wolfson Explores: Growth, the annual guiding theme which aims to stimulate rich, productive dialogue across interdisciplinary and cultural borders.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Enquiries: Chantal Holland Website Email: events-coordinator@wolfson.cam.ac.uk


In person

10:00am-5:00pm Saturday-Sunday every week from Saturday 4 June until Sunday 11 September

All times

Sat 4 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 5 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 11 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 12 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 18 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 19 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 25 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 26 June 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 2 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 3 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 9 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 10 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 16 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 17 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 23 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 24 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 30 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 31 July 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 6 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 7 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 13 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 14 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 20 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 21 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 27 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 28 August 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 3 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 4 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 10 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 11 September 10:00AM - 5:00PM


Combination Room (above Porters' Lodge), The 'Gallery', and Dining Hall
Address: Wolfson College
Barton Road
Email: registrar@wolfson.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 335900
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 335908