Margaret Greeves showing art to students

Fine Arts

A carefully curated series of modern art exhibitions

Throughout the year, a series of high-quality art exhibitions are displayed in the Gallery, Combination Room and gardens. Always free and open to all.

Margaret Greeves showing art to students

Art exhibitions at Wolfson College

Wolfson has a vibrant and exciting programme of exhibitions curated by Fellows, students and the Fine Arts Committee. Works are displayed in the Dining Hall and the Gallery, as well as the Combination Room. We typically have an opening event for each exhibition that is advertised on the College Events page.


Joseph Joseph: The Making of Functional Design

28 April to 16 June 2019

Open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays 10.00 - 17.00 in the Gallery and Combination Room*

Wolfson College
Barton Road
Cambridge CB3 9BB

 

Admission free

 

Since 2003, Joseph Joseph has built an enviable reputation for producing some of the world’s most innovative and distinctive housewares products. Founded by twin brothers Antony and Richard Joseph, the company has grown rapidly to become an award-winning international housewares brand, sold in over 110 countries across the globe. Their most recent accolades include receiving two prestigious Queen’s Awards for Enterprise - in International Trade and Innovation. The company operates from modern, open-plan headquarters in central London and also has offices in New York, Paris, Tokyo, Dusseldorf, Hong Kong and Shanghai. This exhibition explores their process of invention through a series of curated displays that feature original sketches, prototypes, testing rigs and photographs. Either working closely with leading product designers, or developing products in-house via their talented design team, the exhibition showcases their unique, problem-solving approach, rigorous process of refinement and attention to detail. Joseph Joseph's ultimate mission is to create desirable products that enhance everyday life and stay true to their philosophy of creating Brilliantly Useful Design.

In 1998 Richard took the Advanced Course in Design, Manufacture and Management at the Department of Engineering's Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), spending a year at Wolfson. The Fine Arts Committee is delighted to welcome back Richard Joseph to Wolfson College.

The exhibition forms part of WOLFSON EXPLORES | Transformation |

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Tszwai So: Emotional Architecture transforming responses to space

30 June to 22 september 2019

Open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays 10.00 - 17.00 in the Combination Room*

Wolfson College
Barton Road
Cambridge CB3 9BB

Admission free

The exhibition of the work of this young architect highlights his responses, in his buildings and the spaces he creates, to the attachments of people to places. So first found acclaim for his installation Remembering Chernobyl, part of the London Festival of Architecture 2016He is probably best known, however, for his prize-winning Belarusian Memorial Chapel (2017), the first wooden church to be built in London since the Great Fire of 1666 and a poetic memorial to all those who have lost their lives in Belarus since the foundation of the state in 1918.

In this show we trace his interest in people from his earliest sketches through his Urban Hermitage series and Remembering Chernobyl to his designs for Jean Rey Square, Brussels, An Echo in Time. This was selected by the European Parliament to be the first  Pan-European Memorial for all victims of Totalitarianism in the 20th century.  The drawings for the memorial subsequently won the RIBA annual International Drawing Competition - the RIBAJ Eye Line Award 2018.

The exhibition forms part of WOLFSON EXPLORES | Transformation |

*Please call the Porters' Lodge on 01223 335900 in advance of your visit to ensure that the exhibition is open to the public.

Tszwai So putting the finishing touches to Slonim, 1941
Tszwai So putting the finishing touches to Slonim, 1941
Previous exhibitions

The Wolfson collection of oil paintings can be found on the ArtUK website.