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Embroider the Truth

Art Language Location Festival
13 – 29 October
Embroider the Truth
This ongoing project by artist Dawn Cole explores the archive of WW1 VAD Nurse Clarice Spratling who was posted to France in 1915 where she served until 1919. As part of the Art Language Location Festival Dawn Cole has produced a series of embroidered and paper lace doilies that will be installed and used in the Museum Tea Room. The doilies are made in response to Clarice’s hand written lace patterns, paper doilies known as Cambridge Lace doilies and a notebook of knitted lace patterns from the Museum's archive.

Tea Room Talk, 22 October, 11.30am.
Dawn will be giving an informal talk about her project over a nice cup of tea and some knitting.
Drop-in, no need to book.

Upcoming Events


Sludgy Portrait of Himself. Jesse Wine at the Museum of Cambridge

29 October 2016 - 5 February 2017 Artist Jesse Wine has been invited by the Museum of Cambridge and Kettle’s Yard to create an intervention in the Museum’s historic buildings. Image credit: Courtesy of the artist and Mary Mary, Glasgow. Kettle’s Yard, celebrating 50 years as part of the University of Cambridge 1966-2016.



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