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ABSENCE – an Exhibition by Ian Rawlinson

Tuesday September 1Friday October 2

ABSENCE is the sixth in a series of solo exhibitions inspired by Rawlinson’s hometown of Cambridge and focuses on places which no longer exist or have significantly changed since he lived in the city.

Prints, collages and drawings depict fragments of a vanishing landscape. His personal history is an influence on the work and his search to find images which highlight all the change, form part of his ongoing investigation into ideas of place and memory. In this series of work Rawlinson uses adjusted and abstracted photographs together with encroaching black forms, words and textures, suggesting ideas of transition and loss.

The work is presented at the Edge Café, situated on the Brookfields Hospital site on Mill Road. The Edge Café is a community café and social enterprise working as a hub for recovery and positive change in Cambridge.

Born in Cambridge, Ian Rawlinson grew up in the city during the 1960s and 1970s. He studied art at Cambridge College of Art & Technology (now Anglia Ruskin University) and left Cambridge in 1982 to further his studies at Winchester School of Art and the Royal College of Art. Since 1985 he has lived and worked in London.

Open Mon – Fri 10.00 – 15.00



Tuesday September 1
Thursday October 1


The Edge Cafe
351 Mill Road
Cambridge, CB1 3DF

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