Wolfson Fine Arts - Current Exhibitions

Illuminated Movement

Saturdays and Sundays, 3pm to 5pm
14 April to 6 May 2018, and on Bank Holiday Monday 7 May
Dining Hall, Wolfson College, Barton Road, Cambridge CB3 9BB
Admission Free

An exhibition of dance images by Henryk Hetflaisz (b.1978) a Polish-born photographic artist, working in London

Hetflaisz is pre-occupied “with finding a way to set movement free using a medium that traditionally ‘captures’ motion. Imagine”, he says, “that the dancer’s body is a paint brush and the photographic paper is the canvas. First, I paint the bodies of my dance collaborators. Then, they dance expressively in near darkness, while I take a series of long exposures.”

The result is the magical, ethereal bodies that emerge from an incandescence of light against a black background in these photographs. What is important is that “in an age of digital manipulation, […] these images are the result of direct photographic exposure. No digital trickery interferes with the alchemy of photons propelled into movement.”

Copyright Henryk Hetflaisz

Wolfson Places 2017

Saturdays and Sundays, 3pm to 5pm
14 April to 6 May 2018, and on Bank Holiday Monday 7 May
The Gallery, Wolfson College, Barton Road, Cambridge CB3 9BB
Admission Free

Wolfson Places 2017 is an exhibition of a selection of the photographs submitted by College members to the competition of this name run in the Michaelmas term of this year. It includes the winner, runners-up, highly commended entries and a selection of other images taken around the College.

The 2018 Competition is accepting submissions until Tuesday 24 April on the topic of 'Equality & Diversity'.

My Second Home, Alwyn Chan



Political Satire at Wolfson

Saturdays and Sundays, 3pm to 5pm
20 January
to 6 May 2018, and on Bank Holiday Monday 7 May 
Admission Free

This exhibition in the Combination Room features 21 prints by four of the most important satirists of the period – Isaac Cruikshank (1764 -1811), William Heath (1794-1840), Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827), and Charles Williams (1796-1830). Three subjects dominate the satires: the Duke of York’s affair with Mrs Mary Anne Clarke; George IV’s efforts to divorce Caroline of Brunswick; and Napoleon’s ambitions in Europe. All of the satires are hand-coloured etchings and would have been sold by one of London’s many print publishers.

The law features prominently in the prints which provide an overview of political satire produced in Britain during the first quarter of the nineteenth century. The satires are on loan from The Right Honourable Lord Collins of Mapesbury , Fellow of Wolfson since 1975, who was appointed a High Court Judge in 2000 and has also served as Lord Justice of Appeal, Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and, most recently, Justice of the Supreme Court.

Wolfson Fine Arts organises a series of temporary exhibitions in College, which are open to the general public when the rooms are not otherwise in use by the College. Please call 01223 335900 in advance of your visit to avoid disappointment.

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