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Department of History of Art


The development of the Old Press / Mill Lane site by Pembroke College has created a dynamic new city quarter, as well as providing additional accommodation for the College, publicly accessible gardens, and exhibition and performance spaces. This inaugural exhibition features Cambridge-based artists Xinyi Bi, Rebecca Ilett, and Idit Nathan who were given the brief of ‘bringing Pembroke College’s site, spaces, history, and communities into dialogue with the work of contemporary artists.

Their imaginative responses create new insights into the work and fabric of the College and its collections, and invite audiences to consider anew both familiar and revelatory aspects of Pembroke life.

The exhibition launches on 16 September 2023 at 13:45 and will be introduced by Professor Polly Blakesley. The exhibition will continue until Sunday, 8 October.

Dates and times: 10:00am-4:00pm Tuesday-Sunday every week from Saturday 16 September until Sunday 17 September
1:45pm-3:00pm on Saturday 16 September

Venue: Pembroke Exhibition Room (Mill Lane site), Above the new Gatehouse on Trumpington Street, Trumpington Street, CB2 1RJ




Artwork,The Chapel,in progress.
Photographer: Rebecca Ilett
Copyright: Pembroke College.