06th Mar - 22nd Mar 2020
Local art collective Motion Sickness are back, and launching a brand new gallery space at the Lion Yard Shopping Centre with their biggest exhibition yet.
To celebrate the opening of Motion Sickness Project Space at their new location with the Lion Yard, The Cambridge Wide Open showcases the work of over 40 Cambridgeshire-based artists. With a public launch party on 5th March, visitors to the exhibition can expect to enjoy a wide variety of art, including sculpture, photography, video and painting, all in a relaxed social setting.
Everyone included in the exhibition initially responded to an open call for artists to submit work, from the local collective Motion Sickness who run the gallery space. This approach means there’s a broad range of artists taking part, with institutions such as Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge School of Art and Rowan represented alongside artists who are exhibiting for the first time. The exhibition continues until the 22nd March - plenty of time to experience all that the homegrown talent of Cambridgeshire has to offer.
For those thinking that the concept feels familiar, you’d be correct; The Cambridge Wide Open playfully riffs on Kettle’s Yard’s recent exhibition of local artists, The Cambridge Show. Motion Sickness member Eleanor Breeze, who runs the space alongside fellow artist Denise Kehoe, says: ‘We wanted to be a bit cheeky with it; we’ve always played with the idea of our gallery being the bratty little sister of Kettle’s Yard. It felt right to do our own Cambridge open call!’
The Cambridge Wide Open will run from Friday 6th March until Sunday 22nd March 2020. The launch of The Cambridge Wide Open is on Thursday 5th March, 6-9pm. It is free to attend.