The Habitation Artist Residency Programme for the University of Cambridge’s North West Cambridge Development will open to the public on 29th and 30th May 2015, with an exhibition of artworks entitled GRAVEL: notes from the other side of the fence. Featuring film screenings, installations, seminar and entertainment for the opening night, the exhibition takes place in locations at Gravel Hill Farm, the heart of the University of Cambridge’s development of a new district for the city.
Managed and curated by the Contemporary Art Society and InSite Arts, the Habitation Artist Residency Programme forms the backbone of the public art strategy for the development. The artists are the first inhabitants of the site and participate in research collaborations with University of Cambridge departments to produce a range of creative responses that engender a sense of place for the new community.
The public event will feature new works by each of the artists who participated in the yearlong residency.
Bedwyr Williams, Century Egg (Film)
Talk: 30 May 2015, 14.30-15.30. For more information and to book your free place please click HERE.
The film Century Egg by Bedwyr Williams takes the viewer on an imaginative and witty sojourn through the collections of the University of Cambridge Museums, as well as the North West Cambridge Development site.
Fernando García-Dory, Dwelling Model: Unsettled Research Centre for Sustainability and the Built Environment (Installation)
Seminar: 30 May 2015, 9.30-13.00. For more information and to book your free place please click HERE.
García-Dory has devised an installation and seminar to discuss and reflect on sustainability in the built environment in relation to the North West Cambridge development.
Aid & Abet, The Soft Landscape: Fieldwork (Exhibition)
Talk: 30 May 2015, 16.00-17.00. For more information and to book your free place please click HERE.
Aid & Abet display sculptures, drawings, photographs and films made during their residency, all relating to the land surrounding the studio at Gravel Hill Farm.
GRAVEL: notes from the other side of the fence will be open to the public on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th May, 10am – 5pm