When: 4th – 6th October 2016, 9.30am – 4pm
Where: The Guildhall, Cambridge
What is it?
Art exhibition, From the Studio Floor, will be taking place in Cambridge from Tuesday 4th to Thursday 6th October.
This pop-up contemporary art exhibition will showcase 50 different works, in the prestigious setting of the Great Hall at the Guildhall. From the Studio Floor will gather together the best local talent, along with pieces from further afield.
The exhibition’s objective is to showcase the talents of participating artists through works that are, as the name suggests, fresh from the studio floor, and previously unseen by the public.
From the Studio Floor will host works from artists at all stages in their careers, ranging from celebrated portraitist Robert Lenkiewicz, renowned for his ‘social portraits’, to up-and-coming artists such as Ania Hobson, shortlisted for the BP Portrait Awards earlier this year.
The Lenkiewicz Foundation has generously agreed to lend four pieces from the Liepzig Collection for display in the Little Hall at the Guildhall. The Little Hall will also host a number of workshops and private talks during the exhibition.
The exhibition has a particular focus on the value of art to visually impaired people, challenging traditional preconceptions about its relevance and the benefits it can offer. 20% of sales will be donated to Cam Sight, to help its work across Cambridgeshire with people of all ages living with visual impairment.
In addition to input from a number of artists who have themselves been supported by Cam Sight, the collection has been carefully curated to maximise the experience for those with any impairment.
One of the artists who is also a client of Cam Sight is David Heading, who was diagnosed with glaucoma in 1997. Since then, his sight has deteriorated considerably and he is registered Partially Sighted.
Heading’s painting of The View of St Bride’s Bay is the first work that he has submitted for public exhibition since his diagnosis, and was completed specifically for the show.
Pieces on display will also include a number of 3D creations, and sculpture, encouraging exploration through touch.
Artists featured include Jo Arnold, Kate Bailey, Sarah Bale, Adrian Barnard, Leopold Bieber, Ana Boon, Erden Burcu, Jacques Lawrence Calver, Georgie Grace, David Heading, Albano Hernandez-Dominguez, Kate Hindle, Zoë Hoare, Ana Hobson, Georgina Hollinshead, Spadge Hopkins, Sally Jones, Serena Laborante, Suzi Morris, Lottie Murphy, Elizabetta Mutty, Eigil Nordstrom, Jason Nunn, Alexandra Oliver, Jessica Oliver, Per Pegelow, and Robert Lenkiewicz.
Works on display range from paintings, in a variety of styles and mediums, to sculptures and installations.
More info: www.fromthestudiofloor.co.uk