MARGINAL is the seventh in a series of solo exhibitions inspired by Ian Rawlinson’s hometown of Cambridge where he revisits places which no longer exist or have been subject to significant change since he lived in the city. His personal history is an influence on the work and the search to find images which define the confluence of past and the present 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, scratches and collage suggesting ideas of fragmentation and loss. The work is shown alongside text from Real Cambridge, a new book by Grahame Davies. Grahame accompanied Ian on a walk around the Arbury and King's Hedges area of Cambridge to discover hidden features and places from the past. This walk informs a chapter in the book.

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.

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.

Grahame Davies is a poet, author and lyricist. Born in Coedpoeth, near Wrexham he has an English degree from Cambridge College of Art and Technology (now Anglia Ruskin University) and a PhD from Cardiff University. He was awarded an honorary D.Litt from Anglia Ruskin University, and in 2020 he was awarded the LVO in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Real Cambridge is published by Seren Books.

6 September - 1 October 2021

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