Around Anglia Ruskin University
Near the heart of the city lies the Cambridge campus of Anglia Ruskin University. Enter via reception on East Road to find artworks to challenge and confound. Go up the tall stairway before the library and double back on yourself to find the first floor Helmore Bridge display area, with paintings by Anthony Irwin and an unusual collection from Charlie Coffey. Find a sound and mixed media installation before retracing your steps downstairs and continuing to the Mumford Theatre. Don’t miss portrait photographs by Les Monaghan and then go upstairs to find installations by Sophie Brown, plus Fay Stevens and Andrew Hallifax.
Retrace your steps and head outside, stopping to view work by Chris Alton and through to the original Victorian red brick Cambridge School of Art, founded by John Ruskin. At the heart of the school is the Ruskin Gallery, where you will find five artists working in neon, video, text and sound to create a diverse and immersive exhibition. In the gallery, find the winners of the Cambridge Assessment Award for an artwork on the theme of ‘Language and Light’. Don’t miss Markus Soukup in the Project Space downstairs, and complete your visit with a homage to John Ruskin himself in the Ruskin corridor, just off the main gallery.