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8 March 2018 : FRONTIER

FRONTIER is the fourth in a series of exhibitions inspired by Cambridge and uses imagery drawn from another area of the city connected to Rawlinson's past: Arbury and King’s Hedges. This area is the location of his childhood home. Whilst working on this project the artist has produced a range of work including prints, drawings, collages and a short film. His personal history is once again an influence on the work and the search to find streets, buildings, features and names that remain intact amidst all the change, form part of his ongoing investigation into ideas of place and memory.

In this series of work Rawlinson uses adjusted photographs and maps of Arbury and King’s Hedges, reflecting the period that he lived in Cambridge. His drawings, collages and etchings depict significant places together with encroaching black forms and drawn intrusions. The film making furthers these ideas depicting an interface between past and present.

The work is presented at the Edge Café, situated on the Brookfields Hospital site on Mill Road. The Edge Café is a community café and social enterprise working as hub for recovery and positive change in Cambridge. The exhibition space acts as a counterpoint and a container for another of Rawlinson's odysseys into his own history.

Born in Cambridge, Ian Rawlinson grew up in the city during the 1960s and 1970s and studied art at Cambridge College of Art & Technology (now Anglia Ruskin University). He left in 1982 to further his studies at Winchester School of Art and the Royal College of Art. Since 1985 he has lived and worked in London. To date his work has been shown in many group and solo exhibitions both in the UK and internationally and is held in public and private collections. His practice includes aspects of printmaking, writing, construction, installation and film making. He is currently working on a series of exhibitions and short films inspired by lost areas of Cambridge.


FRONTIER
30 April - 1 June 2018

THE EDGE CAFÉ
351 Mill Road
Cambridge CB1 3DF
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