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Making History

Making History

A contemporary art exhibition by Clare Yarrington

13 February - 13 April 2018

 

Explore the interplay between past and present in this new exhibition by artist Clare Yarrington. Making History falls into three, inter-linked themes, namely the excavation, preservation and reconstruction of classical remains.

Clare draws explicitly on her past experience as an archaeologist and archaeological illustrator to explore our relationship with the classical past. The exhibition features a wide variety of different artistic media, including ink drawings depicting excavations of Gortyn in Crete, collograph prints based on Pompeii and Herculaneum and collaged drawings directly inspired by the Museum's collection.

 

Making History 1
Roman Room VII (© Clare Yarrington)
Clare studied Archaeology at Edinburgh University (MA Hons), and was later awarded a BA (Hons) in Fine Art by Sheffield Hallam University. Based in Scotland, she has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work is held in both public and private collections. Her most recent large-scale exhibition, ‘Remains in the Landscape’, was shown in five venues across Scotland during 2016-7. She is currently involved in Washi-Umi O Koete: Paper from Across the Sea, a collaboration between Fife (Dunfermline) Print Workshop and Mino Art papermakers in Japan, which has been exhibited in both Edinburgh and Japan and is touring to Scotland in 2018.

 

She has worked and exhibited with Historic Scotland, the John Muir Trust and Dundee and Kendal Mountaineering Film Festivals and has also won various awards including the JD Fergusson Art Award (2009), and the Derbyshire Trophy in Buxton (2006).

 

Making History 2
Excavations (Gortyn) (© Clare Yarrington)

Purchase of works can be arranged with the artist. Please to enquire about prices.

 

Find out more

Clare Yarrington's website

 

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We are currently closed on Saturdays. Saturday opening will resume on Saturday 19 January 2019. Unfortunately, we are only open on Saturdays during University of Cambridge term time.

 

PLANNED CLOSURE: MONDAY 10 DECEMBER, opening at 13.00

We regret that the Museum of Classical Archaeology and the Faculty of Classics will be closed on the morning of Monday 10 December 2018 for essential maintenance work. The Museum will open for the afternoon at 1pm and will close at 5pm, as normal. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Christmas Closure

We will close on Friday 21 December 2018 at 5pm and will reopen on Monday 7 January at 10am.

 

 

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