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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.

Cobalt Blue Agate Geode. Jarman, Angela (British, b. 1971). Lead crystal, cast and polished, with mixed blue murrini insert. Height, whole, 12.5 cm, diameter, 20 cm, 2017. Acquisition Credit: Given by Nicholas and Judith Goodison through The Art Fund.

OF THE EARTH: Contemporary Ceramics and Glass from The Fitzwilliam Museum

Fri 25 June 2021 - Sun 10 October 2021

The Heong Gallery

Clay, sand, metal oxides, fire, and the maker’s touch have created vessels of utility and beauty for over thirty millennia. The basic processes of making ceramics and glass – the judicious application of high temperatures to clay and sand – are driven by physics, but the boundaries of what is technologically and artistically possible continue to be pushed by today’s artists. Artists working in ceramics and glass are no different from those working in other media; mastery over their materials is simply the first step towards releasing expression. Since the early twentieth century, studio ceramics and glass have enjoyed great popularity in Britain. This exhibition showcases some of the most interesting work being produced in Britain today.

Over the years, The Fitzwilliam Museum has built a reputation for European ceramics and glass. Since 1997, gifts from Nicholas and Judith Goodison through the Art Fund have expanded the contemporary collection, creating the foundations of one of the best museum collections of contemporary ceramics, glass, and other applied arts in Britain.

OF THE EARTH celebrates the natural materials and forms that inspire Britain's leading makers today. In addition to ceramics and glass, the exhibition includes British abstract paintings inspired by landscapes from the collection of Downing alumnus Sir Alan Bowness (Modern Languages, 1950), given to The Fitzwilliam Museum in 2007. The Cornish landscapes that inspired the paintings are rich in the soils and metals that are used in the making of both ceramics and glass.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Timing

In person

12:00pm-5:00pm Wednesday-Sunday every week from Friday 25 June 2021 until Sunday 10 October 2021

All times

Fri 25 June 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 26 June 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 27 June 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 30 June 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 1 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 2 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 3 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 4 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 7 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 8 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 9 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 10 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 11 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 14 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 15 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 16 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 17 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 18 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 21 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 22 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 23 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 24 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 25 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 28 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 29 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 30 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 31 July 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 1 August 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Thu 5 August 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 6 August 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 7 August 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
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Sun 22 August 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 25 August 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 26 August 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 27 August 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 28 August 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 29 August 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 1 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 2 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 3 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 4 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 5 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 8 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 9 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 10 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 11 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 12 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 15 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 16 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 17 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 18 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 19 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 22 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 23 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 24 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 25 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 26 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 29 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 30 September 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 1 October 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 2 October 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 3 October 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Wed 6 October 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Thu 7 October 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Fri 8 October 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sat 9 October 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 10 October 2021 12:00PM - 5:00PM

Venue

Address: The Heong Gallery
Downing College
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
HP18 0JE
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Email: gallery@dow.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: 01223 334800
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