About

The call for proposals for 2023 is now closed.

Art at the Alison Richard Building (Art at the ARB) is an exhibition space at the University of Cambridge.

Several exhibitions are held in the space each year, showcasing local and regional art, as well as research-based and documentary exhibitions.

The exhibition space encompasses the atrium and three upper floors of the Alison Richard Building and is run on a voluntary basis by staff and academics based in the Alison Richard Building. The main contact for the art committee is Judith Weik.

For further information about the space and how to submit an exhibition proposal, visit Art at the ARB.

Exhibitions programme 2022

2022
Exhibition | Postcards from Europe
12 Jan 2022 - 25 Feb 2022 Open weekdays 09:00-19:00, Alison Richard Building, all floors
Exhibition | #MeToo in China
21 Mar 2022 - 30 Mar 2022 09:00 - 17:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
Exhibition | Diverse pleasures
4 Apr 2022 - 8 Jun 2022 09:00 - 19:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Art at the ARB

Exhibition | Louise Stebbing: A retrospective – 40 years of printmaking
13 Jun 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 Open weekdays 09:00 - 17:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Art at the ARB

Exhibition opening | Louise Stebbing: A retrospective – 40 years of printmaking
16 Jun 2022 17:30 - 20:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
CamCRAG charity auction & arts event
25 Jun 2022 13:30 - 17:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
Exhibition tour 1 | Louise Stebbing: 40 years of printmaking
5 Jul 2022 12:00 - 13:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Art at the ARB

Exhibition tour 2 | Louise Stebbing: 40 years of printmaking
6 Aug 2022 14:00 - 15:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Art at the ARB

Exhibition tour 3 | Louise Stebbing: 40 years of printmaking
9 Sep 2022 17:30 - 18:30, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Art at the ARB

In search of Silicon Valley: art, technology and the internet
3 Oct 2022 18:00 - 19:00, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge & online

A talk by artist Robert Good.

Classroom photographic journeys: the Alfred Hugh Fisher Collection
14 Oct 2022 - 13 Jan 2023 All day, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

Art at the ARB

Classroom photographic journeys: the Alfred Hugh Fisher Collection
14 Oct 2022 17:00 - 19:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

Art at the ARB

Exhibitions and events archive

2022
Exhibition | Postcards from Europe
12 Jan 2022 - 25 Feb 2022 Open weekdays 09:00-19:00, Alison Richard Building, all floors
Exhibition | #MeToo in China
21 Mar 2022 - 30 Mar 2022 09:00 - 17:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
Exhibition | Diverse pleasures
4 Apr 2022 - 8 Jun 2022 09:00 - 19:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Art at the ARB

Exhibition | Louise Stebbing: A retrospective – 40 years of printmaking
13 Jun 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 Open weekdays 09:00 - 17:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Art at the ARB

Exhibition opening | Louise Stebbing: A retrospective – 40 years of printmaking
16 Jun 2022 17:30 - 20:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
CamCRAG charity auction & arts event
25 Jun 2022 13:30 - 17:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
Exhibition tour 1 | Louise Stebbing: 40 years of printmaking
5 Jul 2022 12:00 - 13:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Art at the ARB

Exhibition tour 2 | Louise Stebbing: 40 years of printmaking
6 Aug 2022 14:00 - 15:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Art at the ARB

Exhibition tour 3 | Louise Stebbing: 40 years of printmaking
9 Sep 2022 17:30 - 18:30, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Art at the ARB

In search of Silicon Valley: art, technology and the internet
3 Oct 2022 18:00 - 19:00, Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge & online

A talk by artist Robert Good.

Classroom photographic journeys: the Alfred Hugh Fisher Collection
14 Oct 2022 - 13 Jan 2023 All day, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

Art at the ARB

Classroom photographic journeys: the Alfred Hugh Fisher Collection
14 Oct 2022 17:00 - 19:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

Art at the ARB

2021
Online exhibition: Global Conversations – 20 Years CRASSH
16 Aug 2021 - 31 Dec 2021 Closed, Online
Exhibition: Travelling companions
10 Oct 2021 - 3 Dec 2021 all day, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
Artist talks: Travelling companions exhibition
23 Nov 2021 17:00 - 18:00, Online
2020
Exhibition: Beating time
17 Jan 2020 - 22 Feb 2020 All day, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
Exhibition private view: Beating time
17 Jan 2020 18:00 - 20:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
Artist talks: Beating time
22 Feb 2020 14:00 - 16:00, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
Online exhibition: travelling companions
2 Mar 2020 - 31 Jul 2020 All day, Online
Exhibition private view: Travelling companions
5 Mar 2020 18:00 - 20:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
Exhibition: Significant – a bunch of viruses
5 Mar 2020 - 10 Apr 2020 All day, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
Exhibition private view: Significant – a bunch of viruses
5 Mar 2020 18:00 - 20:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
What or who is your travelling companion?
7 Mar 2020 15:00 - 17:00, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
CANCELLED Travelling Companions exhibition tour
18 Mar 2020 15:00 - 16:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
Exhibition: Everyday delight (windows edition)
1 Aug 2020 - 13 Sep 2020 All day, Windows, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
2019
Exhibition: Solitudes and seasons
4 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019 All day, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge
Exhibition: No matter how close
4 Jan 2019 - 8 Feb 2019 All day, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge
Exhibition private view: Solitudes and seasons
10 Jan 2019 18:00 - 21:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge
Exhibition private view: No matter how close
10 Jan 2019 18:00 - 21:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge
Exhibition talk and private view: Ground zero earth
14 Feb 2019 16:30 - 18:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge
Exhibition: Ground zero earth
15 Feb 2019 - 22 Mar 2019 All day, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge
Exhibition inauguration: YOKO ONO: LOOKING FOR…
2 Mar 2019 11:30 - 12:30, Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge CB3 9DE
Ground zero earth – curator tour
13 Mar 2019 16:30 - 17:30, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge
Rise of the machines: screening and Q&A
14 Mar 2019 18:00 - 20:00, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge
Exhibition: Everything I ever learnt
28 Mar 2019 - 3 May 2019 All day, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

A photography exhibition created in collaboration with Shutter Hub.

Exhibition private view: Everything I ever learnt
4 Apr 2019 18:00 - 20:00, Alison Richard Building

A photography exhibition created in collaboration with Shutter Hub.

Closing event: Everything I ever learnt
4 May 2019 13:00 - 16:00, SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Come and join us for an afternoon of photography and good people.

Exhibition: Beauty salon
9 May 2019 - 14 Jun 2019 All day, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

An exhibition exploring the female image in the media.

Exhibition private view: Beauty salon
18 May 2019 15:00 - 18:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

An exhibition exploring the female image in the media.

Exhibition: Cambridge summer open
24 Jun 2019 - 2 Aug 2019 All day, Art at the Alison Richard Building

The inaugural Cambridge Summer Open exhibition to be held at the Alison Richard Building.

Exhibition private view: Cambridge summer open
29 Jun 2019 15:00 - 18:00, Art at the Alison Richard Building

The inaugural Cambridge Summer Open exhibition to be held at the Alison Richard Building.

Exhibition: Permeable spaces
8 Aug 2019 - 13 Sep 2019 All day, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Eight contemporary artists explore the relationship between the body and our experience of space.

Exhibition closing event: Permeable spaces
12 Sep 2019 18:00 - 20:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Eight contemporary artists explore the relationship between the body and our experience of space.

Exhibition: YOKO ONO: LOOKING FOR…
19 Sep 2019 - 1 Nov 2019 All day, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Part of a multi-site exhibition of Yoko Ono’s work across Cambridge in 2019.

Exhibition private view: YOKO ONO: LOOKING FOR…
26 Sep 2019 18:00 - 20:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Part of a multi-site exhibition of Yoko Ono’s work across Cambridge in 2019.

Exhibition private view: Good government bad government
7 Nov 2019 18:00 - 20:30, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

An exhibition by Frank Creber and Michael Johnson

Exhibition: Modern primitives
7 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019 All day, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

An exhibition by Cambrige based artist John Clark

Exhibition private view: Modern primitives
7 Nov 2019 18:00 - 20:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
Exhibition: Good government bad government
7 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019 All day, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

An exhibitin by Frank Creber and Michael Johnson

Meet the artists John Clark, Michael Johnson and Frank Creber
7 Dec 2019 14:30 - 17:00, Foyer, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
2018
Visions of plague: photographs of the third plague pandemic
15 Feb 2018 17:00 - 19:00, Alison Richard Building
Reality machines – an art exhibition on post-truth
9 Mar 2018 17:00 - 19:00, Alison Richard Building
Exhibition opening: Renee Spierdijk & Adam King
5 Apr 2018 18:00 - 20:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge
Renee Spierdijk exhibition closing reception
29 Jun 2018 18:00 - 20:00, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge
The metabolic landscape
5 Jul 2018 - 27 Sep 2018 All day, Alison Richard Building
Reinventing, rethinking, and representing menopause
29 Sep 2018 10:00 - 17:00, CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
Exhibition: Generation Z
11 Oct 2018 17:00 - 10:pm, Centre of African Studies, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge
Exhibition: The itinerary
12 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018 All day, Alison Richard Building
The itinerary – tracing the refugee routes
26 Nov 2018 17:30 - 19:00, Room SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
2017
Spoken word event with Iain Sinclair and Nick Papadimitriou
8 Jun 2017 18:00 - 20:00, SG1 and SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

‘In Conversation’ evening with Iain Sinclair and Nick Papadimitriou.
This spoken event is part of the Edgelands exhibition opening at the Alison Richard Building.

What is art? The search is over
19 Oct 2017 17:00 - 18:00, Rooms SG1 & SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge
The more that is taken away – artist talk by Ben Altman
30 Nov 2017 17:30 - 20:30, SG1 & SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge
Artificial things: the importance of being and accepting yourself
9 Dec 2017 14:00 - 16:00, SG1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge
2016
Objectification and gendered violence
10 Sep 2016 All day, Room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge
Flowers of earth and blood
22 Oct 2016 14:00 - 15:00, S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
2015
Objects in motion: material culture in transition
18 Jun 2015 - 20 Jun 2015 All day, CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, CB3 9DT - SG1&2

What happens when material objects transition between different contexts – geographical, cultural, and temporal? Diverse scholars, curators, and creative voices will meet to explore this theme, around the world and across the millennia.

2013
A local history
8 Feb 2013 17:00 - 18:30, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

A talk by Edmund de Waal on his installation ‘A Local History’ for the Alison Richard Building.

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