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Gurminder Sikand Tree Spirits 1991

Exhibition: The Goddess, the Deity & the Cyborg

Drawing from the works in The Women’s Art Collection as well as loans from public and private collections, the exhibition explores the enduring appeal of the goddess and traces how artists have adapted and even transformed the goddess into an ambiguous figure undefined by gender or even bodily form.

The Night the Mountains Moved by Anna Brownsted, 2020

Unknown Unknowns in conversation

Tue 20 September 2022

Beth Elliott

Join our chair, Director of Wysing Arts Centre Rosie Cooper in conversation with artist Anna Brownsted, Blood Cancer UK Ambassador Tania Dineen-Parish, and University of Cambridge researcher Mariana Quiroga Londoño.

The panel will discuss Unknown Unknowns a collaborative project led by Anna Brownsted, that brought together patient ambassadors for Blood Cancer UK and stem cell researchers working at the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre. Through a series of stop-motion animation workshops held via Zoom, participants developed hand-cut animation sequences exploring their experiences of ‘the unknown’ in relation to living with blood cancer, the challenges of research and the global uncertainties of Covid-19.

These sessions and animations inspired Brownsted’s large-scale collage installation for the Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre, The Night The Mountains Moved, and an accompanying film compiled from the participants’ animation sequences, Futuramic Unknown. These works explore the symbiotic relationship between patients, researchers and charitable funding organisations, and what it takes to confront the unknown.

This commission was delivered as part of our public engagement programme, working together with Blood Cancer UK and Kettle’s Yard.

The artworks will be available to view on the night and refreshments provided.

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Enquiries: Beth Elliott Website Email: engage@stemcells.cam.ac.uk Telephone: 01223746948


In person

All times

Tue 20 September 2022 7:00PM - 8:30PM


Address: Beth Elliott
Puddicombe Way
Cambridge Biomedical Campus
United Kingdom
Email: engage@stemcells.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: 01223 746948