Public art in Cambridge

Zoe Chamberlain, KicksART
KickstART © Zoe Chamberlain

There is currently an unprecedented concentration of public art being developed across Cambridge but what is the future of public art in the city? How is this activity perceived on a local, national and international level? To what extent is this activity contributing to the cultural development of the city?

As part of Curating Cambridge Andrew Nairne, Director of Kettle’s Yard hosted a discussion with David Wright, Commission Projects; Andy Robinson, Futurecity, Fabienne Nicholas, Contemporary Art’s Society and Sam Wilkinson, InSite Arts to debate these issues.

Below we have collated information about some of the current and recent public art projects across the city. You can also read a recent article about public art in Cambridge.

Central Cambridge
A Local History Alison Richards Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT
The Barnwell Sentence Cambridge Riverside, 1 Brooke House, Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8EG
Bits of the world blow towards him and come apart on the wind The Marque, Hills Road, Cambridge CB1 7DZ
The Good Traveller Travelodge Cambridge, 189-190 Newmarket Road, CB5 8HF
MUD St Matthew’s Primary School, 19 Norfolk Street, Cambridge, CB1 2LD
Gateway, Parkside Place (by the new fire station)
CB1 Fosters Mill
Playful Seating & Terrace Cambridge Riverside,1 Brooke House, Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8EG
Reality Rules Parker’s Piece, Cambridge
Reflective Editor Station Road, Cambridge CB1 2FB
Ridgeons Centenary Park Tenison Road, Cambridge CB1 2FB
Sainsbury’s Botanic Laboratory Cambridge University Botanic Garden, CB2 1JE
Snowy, Market Square, Cambridge
Supercomputer Mill Park, CB2 1LE
Transition Point The Leys School, Fen Causeway, CB2 7AD
Translucent Drawing CB1 Public Art Programme CB1 2JH
‘Wander’ CB1 Public Art Programme CB1 2JH

North and West Cambridge
The Cabinet of Curiosities Darwin Green (NIAB Site)
Fata Morgana Teahouse North West Cambridge Development, Gravel Hill Farm, Madingley Rise, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0FU
The Girton Column Ash Court, Huntingdon Road, Girton, Cambridgeshire CB3 0JG ‎
Histon Road Recreation Ground
KickstART commissioning programme Milton Road Area, CB4
Skystation Woodhead Drive, Cambridge, CB4 1YE
2014 North West Cambridge Development Artist Residencies North West Cambridge Development, Gravel Hill Farm, Madingley Rise, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0FU
Tomorrow, Today North West Cambridge Development, Gravel Hill Farm, Madingley Rise, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0FU.

South and East Cambridge
60/60 Wulfstan Way Local Centre, CB1 8QD
Art and Play Across Clay Farm/Great Kneighton
Bronze House Hobson’s Square, Clay Farm
Community Collection across East Cambridge
Dust Northern end of Clay Farm (Aura development)
Green Corridor / Hobson’s Brook Across Clay Farm/Great Kneighton
Parallel Development Glebe Farm ( NOVO development)
Show Us Your Common Southern end of Clay Farm
Thresholds Phase 1 Cherry Hinton, CB1 9EH / Latimer Close CB5 8RP / Barnwell Road CB5 8RG
Various projects at Trumpington Meadows