Lucy Cavendish College hosts art exhibition to raise funds for Boat Club

17 September 2018

Lucy Cavendish College will host an art exhibition to raise funds for Lucy Cavendish College Boat Club on Sunday 23 September 2018. It will be open to the public and will include an oil painting called ‘Harvesting’ by Senior Associate of the College, broadcaster and painter Andrew Marr. Other art works were donated by local artists, alumnae, staff and Fellows.

All visitors are welcome to view the exhibition on Sunday 23 September from 12 midday to 2pm, and coffee and homemade biscuits will be available to buy. It will be held in Oldham Hall, the first building on the corner of Lady Margaret Road. Visitors may park for free and report to the Porter’s Lodge.

Artists include former College President and Honorary Fellow, Dame Veronica Sutherland, photographer Claire Borley and local artist Emma Bennett. Alumnae, Fellows, staff and students have also contributed. Prices will start from £2.50 for gift cards and all proceeds will be donated to the Boat Club.

The exhibition is part of a fundraising campaign that was launched by Lucy Cavendish College Boat Club last year, following its separation from Hughes Hall.  Engaging over 12% of the College's student population, the Lucy rowing community thrives through the Boat Club’s excellent training programme. In the past two years, the Club has won three sets of University Blades in the Cambridge University Bumps Races and has been in the top 100 crews in the Women's Head of the River Race in London, the largest sporting event for women in the world.  Rowers of any ability are welcomed, taking women from never-having-rowed-before to racing on the Thames in under six months. The boat club needs money to build on these rowing successes and continue growing in the future.

College Fellow and curator, Dr Sarah Gull said:

“This exhibition is the brainchild of former College President Dame Veronica Sutherland, a supporter of both sport and visual arts at Lucy Cavendish. Putting it together has shown the diversity of talent in several generous local artists and in people who are not normally thought of as “Artists”, but who do it anyway, and are brave enough to share their work.  It has also shown, yet again, how much goodwill there is for this College: we are grateful to all the artists who have donated their work. Proceeds are for our fantastic Boat Club.”

Top image ‘Harvesting’ by Andrew Marr

Second image: ‘Avenue of Trees, Jesus Green’ by Claire Borley.



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