Sinta Tantra will open a new art project on January 29 Newnham College, Cambridge, the only undergraduate college with an all-women fellowship. Her wall-based work and lighting scheme will fill part of Europe's second longest corridor.
Co-founded in 1871 by Millicent Garrett Fawcett, the well-known suffragist who campaigned for women's rights, Newnham was the second college in Cambridge to admit women, after only Girton College.
Known for injecting bright colours into the public realm, Tantra's work for Newnham, titled A Means of Liberation, is made up of geometric panels and a series of hand-blown glass pendants. The title refers to a quote by 20th century modern artist Henri Matisse: 'Colour, even more than drawing, is a means of liberation.' Embodying the history of the college, Tantra's inspiration for the work came from an exploration of the shapes in the Newnham coat of arms, the curved architectural lines of the building and artefacts from the college archive.
Please join us for the opening.
Friday 29 January 2016
5:30 - 7:30 PM