Thursday, 3 January 2013

Three Cambridge exhibitions in January 2013

Three exhibitions to visit in January 2013

1. Snow Country: Woodcuts of the Japanese Winter

Utagawa Kuniteru, Rolling a snow ball, c.1840Source:  Explorer Magazine 

If you haven't yet seen this exquisite exhibition, you have another few days before it closes!  I saw it just before Christmas and was entranced.  It's an intimate atmospheric show and nicely focused.  The print above shows you some children building a snow rabbit.  No catalogue, alas!

Where:  Fitzwilliam Museum

When:  Ends Sun, 13 Jan.
Tues-Sat 10-5. Sun 12-5.

Samuel Butler, Landscape, Varallo (oil on canvas, 1885)
Source:  St John's

This is the Victorian man-of-letters Samuel Butler who wrote Erewhon and The Way of All Flesh.  He apparently also travelled to Italy a lot and painted what he saw there.  A one-day chance to see St John's collection of his works.

Where:  St John's College, Old Library.
When:  Sat, 12 Jan 2013.  10 am - 4 pm.

3. Stray Artists @ ArtCell

An out-of-the-way gallery that I had not heard of before and that intrigues me.  I'll try and visit this month!  Then I will report on it.  Let me know if you've been (or plan to go).

Where:  ArtCell.  Gallery at Cancer Research UK, Robinson Way on Puddicombe Way, Addenbrooke's Hospital, CB2 0RE.  Off Long Road.
When:  Mon-Sun 10-5.  Ends 9 Feb 2013.

For more:
Check out my pinterest board of what's on in the Cambridge art world.

Related posts:
Five exhibitions to see in London.
• Last month's Five exhibitions to visit in December.  (Did you get to any of these?)



  1. Hi picturetalk!
    Enjoyed your Blog. Haven't had the opportunity to see the Japenese Winter exhibition yet but I will be making a B-line for it.
    Also wanted to share an interview with Brian Sewell, which the Mall Galleries, London held recently. Soundbites have been recorded and I have posted them on my artist's Facebook page ( and you can listen to them here

  2. Thanks for commenting, David; it's really appreciated. Hope you get to the Japanese exhibition before it closes! :-)


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