Art

Holly’s Highlights: Week 4

HOLLY STEVENSON rounds up the best of cultural things to do this week, whilst hunting for a turnip, fake blood, and the most hideous tie in existence.

Art

“Art is what you can get away with.” Which turns out to be quite a lot if you’ve got good comic timing, says NANCY NAPPER-CANTER.

Theatre Guide Dog: Week 3

THE THEATRE GUIDE DOG shares her tragic past, but only because it has something to do with this week’s theatre. She’s not some kind of sop, you guys.

Holly’s Highlights: Week 3

Culture Editor HOLLY STEVENSON cracks out her top cultural tips for the week. You love it.

Vermeer’s Women: Secrets and Silence @ The Fitz

‘It may make you want to throw away your paintbrush in disgust’. JESS MIDDLETON-PUGH waxes lyrical about the charms of 17th century Dutch artists.

How Do We Experience Art?

JESS MIDDLETON-PUGH steps, blinking, out of the art gallery, and ponders the art out there in the ‘real world’. Is the best we can do really George Osborn standing on the fourth plinth in a silly moustache?

Holly’s Highlights: Week 1

Culture Editor HOLLY STEVENSON gives you a good dose of all things cultural to cure your Freshers’ flu. Swallow it, it’s good for you.

Bridget Riley @ Kettle’s Yard

JESS-MIDDLETON PUGH isn’t impressed by the sickly-sweet candy colours on display at Bridget Riley’s new exhibition at Kettle’s Yard.

Holly’s Highlights: Week 0

Fancy doing something cultural to balance out your Freshers’ Week binge? Check out Culture Editor HOLLY STEVENSON’s guide to what’s on this week.

Being An Intern At Christie’s

The world of an art history graduate can be impossibly vague. MOLLY DORKIN worked at Christie’s in New York for a year, and reveals all the behind-the-scenes drama.

Interview: Andy Holden

‘I want to be able to work with themes that could otherwise be seen as pretentious to comment on.’ TABATHA LEGGETT talks to artist ANDY HOLDEN about his exhibition Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time, currently on display at Kettle’s Yard.

The Sad Demise of Album Art

DAVID HOLLAND laments the demise of proper album artwork, after the release of the beautiful ‘The King Of Limbs’ got him thinking: will the music of this decade be remembered with the monochrome image of Adele scratching her head?

Andy Holden @ Kettle’s Yard

JESS MIDDLETON-PUGH is impressed by the silliness of Andy Holden’s current exhibition, which lacks pretension and revels in fun.

Italian Drawings and Italian Etchings @ The Fitz

JESS MIDDLETON-PUGH enjoys these exhibitions at The Fitz, but admits that they may, possibly, be a little boring.

Shazia Mahmood @ Cambridge Contemporary Art

SIANA BANGURA finds Shazia Mahmood’s exhibition at Cambridge Contemporary Art dramatic, emotive, and exciting.

George Shapter @ The Shop

LOUISE PATERSON: “Shapter’s entirely warranted confidence has resulted in exactly the sort of contemporary art which everyone should go and see.”

Lee Madgwick @ Byard Art

TABATHA LEGGETT enjoys and recommends LEE MADGWICK’s new exhibition at Byard Art.

If you go to one Cambridge museum this term…

JOSHI EICHNER HERRMANN thinks that when it comes to exam term inspiration, the Art Fund Prize nominated Scott Polar Museum gives the Fitzwilliam a serious, heart-rending, life-affirming run for its money.

Christ’s New Fresto

Christ’s will reveal two new pieces of art by Tom de Freston for their altar in a special service on Easter Sunday.

When Schubert Met Sodium

Cool chemist SIMON PAGE finds out how we can overcome the arts/science divide.