5 August 2020 : ABSENCE

ABSENCE is the sixth in a series of solo exhibitions inspired by Rawlinson's hometown of Cambridge and focuses on places that no longer exist or have significantly changed since he lived in the city. Prints, collages and drawings depict fragments of a vanishing landscape. His personal history is an influence on the work, and his search to find images that highlight all the change form part of his ongoing investigation into ideas of place and memory. In this series of work Rawlinson uses adjusted and abstracted photographs together with encroaching black forms, words and textures, suggesting ideas of transition and loss.

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 a 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. He studied art at Cambridge College of Art & Technology (now Anglia Ruskin University) and left Cambridge 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 practise includes aspects of printmaking, drawing, writing, construction, installation and filmmaking.

1 September - 2 October 2020

351 Mill Road

Open Mon - Fri 10.00 - 15.00

Opening times may be subject to change.
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