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Black Atlantic: Power, People, Resistance

Which stories get remembered, and why? This exhibition explores some new stories from history – stories that help us to separate fact from fiction and history from myth.

Women & Water

Sat 7 October - Sun 25 February 2024

Murray Edwards College

Artists: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, Phoebe Boswell, Joyce W. Cairns, Eileen Cooper, Betsy Damon, Tracey Emin, Mary Fedden, Elisabeth Frink, Marcelle Hanselaar, Chloe Ho, Laura Knight, Sarah Lederman, Joanna Moss, Rachel Nicholson, May Stevens, Madinah Thompson, Janet White

For these artists, water represents both a source of pleasure and refuge and a threatening, foreboding presence. In their depictions of water, the artists reflect on family relationships, personal griefs and generational traumas. Water also becomes a symbol of new life, the passage of time and the possibility of renewal.

Women and water have a long association in the history of European art from the girlish Nymphs and dangerous Sirens of Greek mythology to the drowned women of Victorian art. Several artists in the exhibition reference these gendered myths and tropes, instead turning water into a metaphor for freedom and resistance. The artists experiment with water-based materials, from watercolour to coffee stains, capturing the visual effect of fluidity. Some works are informed by ‘hydrofeminism’, a concept pioneered by theorist Astrida Neimanis, which speaks to contemporary ecological concerns through the connections between human and non-human ‘bodies of water’.

Women & Water takes inspiration from the iconic architectural feature of the sunken Fountain Court which lies at the heart of Murray Edwards College. The works in the exhibition are drawn predominantly from The Women’s Art Collection and The Ingram Collection.

Curated by Naomi Polonsky, Associate Curator, The Women’s Art Collection, in partnership with The Ingram Collection.

Cost: Free

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Timing

In person

10:00am-6:00pm daily from Saturday 7 October until Sunday 25 February 2024

All times

Sat 7 October 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Sun 8 October 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Mon 9 October 10:00AM - 6:00PM
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Venue

Address: Murray Edwards College
The Women's Art Collection
Huntingdon Road
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0DF
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