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The Robert Cripps Gallery, Magdalene College Cambridge. Exhibition: Everest 1921 - A Reconnaissance

The Robert Cripps Gallery

The College opened the new Robert Cripps Gallery at Magdalene College in November 2021 and is delighted with this new gallery space for visiting exhibitions and for occasionally displaying parts of the College art collection to the wider community.

The Gallery has been named in honour of Mr Robert Cripps AM, a passionate art collector, generous supporter and Honorary Fellow of the College since 2005. The Robert Cripps Gallery forms a key part of the award-winning New Library, a purpose-built space for Magdalene students and staff to meet, work, relax and find inspiration.

Current Exhibition

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected Works from the Collection of Robert Cripps

Darrajayin Betty Carrington (skin name Naminyji) (1944-2022)

From Southwold to Alice Springs: Selected works from the Collection of Robert Cripps, showcases a small snapshot of the paintings, drawings and engravings acquired over many years by a remarkable collector, reflecting both his deep roots in the countryside and coast of East Anglia and his championing of the indigenous art and artists of his adopted Australian home.

For the landscapes of Norfolk and Suffolk, the Exhibition ranges from the early nineteenth-century art of the ‘Norwich School’, through Harry Becker’s scenes of rural life, to British impressionism and post-impressionism, and modern realist works. For Australia, the Exhibition displays examples of Lionel Lindsay’s engravings, the vibrant watercolours of the Hermannsburg School, and modern pictorial responses to the indigenous peoples’ dreaming landscapes of the continent’s arid core.

Exhibition Opening Hours 

21 September - 11 October  2022

Monday to Thursday. Closed on Friday.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (last entry 11:30 AM) and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (last entry 3:30 PM).

Please call at The Porters’ Lodge, Magdalene College, Magdalene Street, Cambridge,  CB3 0AG to arrange access to the exhibition. 

Past Exhibitions

Everest 1921 - A Reconnaissance

Pioneering works in the history of photography! With the kind permission of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), this exhibition showcased a selection of prints of the approaches to Mount Everest, taken in 1921 and reconstructed from newly digitised fragile silver nitrate negatives.

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Fragile Planet - Watercolour Journeys into Wild Places

Fragile Planet was a major exhibition of watercolours by Cornwall’s world-renowned wilderness artist, Tony Foster. Fragile Planet - Watercolour Journeys into Wild Places, highlights the precariousness of the world’s wildernesses and endangered environments, many of which Tony visited and painted...

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