The Cabinet of Curiosities is a new art project by Darwin Green artist in residence Jane Watt. The project is about the curious things that we find, treasure and keep. These objects may be displayed proudly, or kept at the back of a drawer somewhere. They may be rare, or quite commonplace. They usually have a story behind them.
The Cabinet of Curiosities is a mobile art studio and space visiting different locations in the northwest area of Cambridge over the next year. It is a space for conversations, workshops, events and exhibitions about the evolving collection of things of wonder from people who live and work around the northwest area of Cambridge and the new Darwin Green development.
Jane is collecting stories and recording curious objects and things from people who live and work in the vicinity of Huntingdon Road, Histon Road and the Darwin Green site throughout the summer and autumn of 2014. Look out for her bright blue caravan, a mobile studio where she will make cyanotypes (one of the earliest forms of photograph) of your curious objects before your very eyes.
In autumn 2014 to summer 2015 The Cabinet of Curiosities will visit further venues throughout Cambridge exhibiting this unique archive of images and sounds.
The Cabinet of Curiosities is a commission by Barratt Homes, managed by Artscape and supported by University Campus Suffolk. It is part of the Darwin Green Art Programme.