Artist Emma Smith creates interactive installations and performances, through collaborative events and research, exploring the nature of human relationship and our connection to place.
Previous exhibitions / live works include Camden Arts Centre (2006), Whitechapel Gallery (2007 & 2008), Wysing Arts Centre (2010, 2011 & 2012), Grizedale Arts (2010-2012), Artsadmin (2011 & 2012), The Showroom (2011), Tate Modern and Tate Tanks (2011 & 2012), Radar (2013), ICA (2013), October Gallery (2014), Arnolfini (2015), Jerwood Gallery Hastings (2015), Kettle’s Yard (2015), Nottingham Contemporary (2016), RCA (2016), Wellcome Collection (2016), Barbican (2017), UK, with international projects in Australia, Canada, the Canadian Arctic, China, Demark, India, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Mauritius, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Contributions to publications include Manifesta Journal (14), Gallery as Community (Whitechapel Gallery Publications) and Control Magazine (Stephen Willats). Smith’s book Practice of Place is published by Bedford Press (2015).
Building work is currently underway to transform the UNIVERSITY ARMS, CAMBRIDGE
. The works involve a comprehensive refurbishment and extension of the hotel by renowned classical architect John Simpson and interior designer Martin Brudnizki, giving Cambridge a much-needed world class hotel with a destination restaurant, bar, gym and conference facilities.
Maeve Polkinhorn is an Independent Curator based near Saffron Walden in Essex. She worked at Tate Modern from 2003 to 2011 contributing to a wide range of exhibitions and commissions there including; Olafur Eliasson’s Unilever Commission for the Turbine as well as exhibitions of works by Edward Hopper, David Smith, Joseph Albers, László Moholy-Nagy, Roni Horn and Paul Gauguin amongst others. Since 2011 she has worked on various public art projects in the Cambridge region.
is Director of InSite Arts
, based in London. InSite Arts have been commissioning public artworks for over 20 years. Sam worked with the ODA on the delivery of artworks for the Queen Elisabeth Park, is arts advisor to a range of Cambridge University sites and commissioned works for Bristol Cabot Circus, Leicester Square, Oxford University and a range of other private and public institutions.