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.

Current works

Approaches to abstraction by Jonathan Meuli 

 

19 January to 17 March 2019

Open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays
15.00-17.00 in the Combination Room

Wolfson College, Barton Road,
Cambridge CB3 9BB

Admission free                                                                                  

Jonathan Meuli is a Glasgow-based painter, trained at the Ruskin School of Art at Oxford, from which he graduated in 1982. The exhibition at Wolfson is a selection of works spanning nearly four decades.  Some of Meuli’s most important abstract studies in watercolour or gouache as well as a number of significant oil paintings are on show, many for the first time. The goal of this exhibition is to trace the origins of Meuli’s profound interest in abstraction and the routes through which the artist has come to produce his current large, chromatically intense, abstract oil paintings. Meuli’s wide-ranging interests in other art-forms, such as opera and dance, poetry and prose, are often evident in his paintings. For the past four years, he has developed large, often turbulent, oil paintings which have a metaphorical connection with scientific research. Other works have a meditative stillness and balance.

Vienna Abstract no 11

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Vienna Abstract No 11 
 


At Your Service
Mark Corfield-Moore

2 October to 16 December 2018

Open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays
15.00-17.00 in the Combination Room

Wolfson College, Barton Road,
Cambridge CB3 9BB

Admission free

We are delighted to present works by Mark Corfield-Moore, the first winner of The Wolfson College Cambridge – Royal Academy Schools Graduate Prize. The prize is awarded annually to an outstanding graduate of the RA Schools and is designed to provide emerging artists with a significant exhibition at a crucial point in their careers. Their work, in turn, plays a critical role in fostering meaningful connections between the arts and other disciplines both within the University and beyond.

Mark Corfield-Moore’s exhibition, ‘At Your Service’, will be on view until 16 December 2018. His multi-media works respond directly to the environment of the College, particularly the challenge of exhibiting in a space that is very different, both visually and conceptually, from a contemporary art gallery. All of the works in this show engage with the multipurpose nature of the Combination Room, at once a site for display and a functional space. For Corfield-Moore, the champagne glasses, ashtray, and napkins that feature in these works allude to the experience of service and being served. The meditated complexity of the works captures elements of performance and display that define, for the artist, events such as the typically ‘Oxbridge’ Formal Hall.

Studied Carelessness by Mark Corfield-Moore

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Studied Carelessness, 2018
Dye, handwoven cotton
Framed dimensions 222.5 x 162.5 x 5.5cm

 

Please call 01223 335900 in advance of your visit to ensure that the Gallery is open to the public.

 

Previous exhibitions

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