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Showtime for Cambridge artists at Kettle's Yard




The Cambridge Show artist Renee Spierdijk with her work 'Dutch Girl Under Grey Sky' at Kettle's Yard. Picture: Keith Heppell
The Cambridge Show artist Renee Spierdijk with her work 'Dutch Girl Under Grey Sky' at Kettle's Yard. Picture: Keith Heppell

Showcasing a cross-section of diverse styles from photography to performance – and diverse themes from the political to the whimsical – the 22 artists for the Cambridge Show made the final cut from 460 starters.

“We reopened last year but haven’t yet had an opportunity to celebrate Cambridge talent,” Kettle’s Yard head of communication, Susie Biller, explains. “All the artists had to be selected by a majority on a day of very long discussions in the summer. The curators then went to visit the artists in their studios to select pieces for the exhibition.”

The selection panel was chaired by Andrew Nairne, director of Kettle’s Yard, and included Amy Botfield of Arts Council England; Guy Haywood, a curator at Kettle’s Yard; AstraZeneca’s director of Cambridge communications Sabine Jaccaud; artist Issam Kourbaj, and Harriet Loffler, curator of New Hall art collection at Murray Edwards College.



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