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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.

Painting with delicate translucent layers through which a foot is visible.

Holding Time

Thu 13 June - Thu 18 July

Art at the ARB

Join us at the exhibition reception at the Alison Richard Building on Saturday 15 June from 15:00 – 17:00. An informal tour of the exhibition will take place at 16:00, all are welcome!

‘Holding Time’ is an exhibition by Ruth Murray and Linda Hemmersbach. It explores their mutual fascination with the materiality of paint and its ability to evoke places and sensations through colour, surface and touch. Focusing on the relationship between ourselves and the environments we inhabit and through which we move, the exhibition aims to show the many shared avenues that their studio practices have taken. Themes such as landscape, geological matter, deep time, the body and birth, are presented as constellations of memory, consciousness and hope.

Ruth’s brushwork has the messy, writhing quality of natural forms. At close range her scenes and isolated figures dissolve into patterns and surfaces, establishing striking correspondences between trees, leaves, stones, and waves. Hinting at natural forms and forces, Linda’s paintings impart the sensation of staying, looking and feeling. Both artists convey the universality of matter as always in the process of silent reformation and resurfacing. In moving between the paintings, the viewer experiences a transference of energy as if from one manifestation of this underlying process to another.

Cost: free

Enquiries and booking

Enquiries: Judith Weik Website Email: enquiries@crassh.cam.ac.uk Telephone: 01223747471


In person

9:00am-5:00pm on weekdays from Thursday 13 June until Thursday 18 July (except on Bank Holidays)

All times

Thu 13 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 14 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 17 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 18 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 19 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 20 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 21 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 24 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 25 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 26 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 27 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 28 June 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 1 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 2 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 3 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 4 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 5 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 8 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 9 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 10 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 11 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 12 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 15 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 16 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM
TodayWed 17 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 18 July 9:00AM - 5:00PM


Address: Art at the ARB
Alison Richard Building
7 West Road
United Kingdom
Email: enquiries@crassh.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: 01223747471