Pop-Up Exhibition: Illuminating Cambridge Libraries

Repeats every day until Sun Feb 17 2019.
11 Feb 2019 - 10:30 to 18:00
Illuminating Cambridge Libraries’ visits the Heong Gallery! Photographer Sara Rawlinson presents the latest installment of her photographic series, exhibiting images from more than 24 College libraries. On display from 11-17 February 2019, 10:30am-6pm each day; private view Mon 11 Feb 6:30-8:30pm.
Heong Gallery, Downing College
Regent Street
Disabled access: 

Honouring features that enable the dissemination and preservation of knowledge, photographer Sara Rawlinson captures the aesthetic environment in which books and documents are displayed and preserved. She showcases the tangible materials, genuine textures, and ephemeral light that all work together to create the contemplative spaces in which knowledge circulates and thrives. The ‘Illuminating Cambridge Libraries’ series aims to photograph one library from each of the 31 Colleges of the University of Cambridge. This exhibition shows images from 25 Colleges.

The exhibition will also feature several historic lecterns designed in the late 17th century by Christopher Wren, on loan from (and with thanks to) the Wren Library at Trinity College. The Private View will include readings by Cambridge-based poet Michael Brown of poetry that he wrote within the library at Pembroke College. The poetry and the lecterns are both designed to further the experience as the viewer enjoys, ponders, meditates on the fabric of libraries.

Throughout the exhibition, fine art giclee prints will be available for sale and available to order in custom sizes. Sara herself will be on site during all opening hours, so take a few minutes to stop by and say hello.

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Sara Rawlinson