Image of Time here becomes space by Cerith Wyn Evans
Cerith Wyn Evans, Time here becomes space. Photo © Dr Jim Roseblade

2007 Sculpture in the Close Exhibition

The tenth in the series of the biennial exhibitions of contemporary British sculpture was held in the grounds of Ƭ during July and August 2007.

The show included works by Claire Barclay, Christine Borland, John Gibbons, Roger Hiorns, Marc Quinn, Bill Woodrow, and Cerith Wyn Evans. 

For further information please contact the Curator of Works of Art at curator-of-art@jesus.cam.ac.uk.


The Master and Fellows of Ƭ are delighted once again to host Sculpture in the Close. In so doing we acknowledge our gratitude to Lord Renfrew, who so imaginatively launched this concept during his Mastership, and we celebrate the fact that this year’s exhibition is the tenth in the series.

Ƭ is known throughout Cambridge, and indeed beyond, for these marvellous exhibitions of contemporary sculpture. The generosity of the sculptors in lending their work for this exhibition is gratefully acknowledged. Several galleries and organisations have also given invaluable advice and assistance, especially White Cube, Corvi-Mora, The Lisson Gallery, Waddington’s, and Sculpture at Goodwood.

The works of art committee of the College led by the Curator, Rod Mengham, has been responsible for mounting this exhibition, working closely with its advisors, Tim Marlow and Richard Humphreys, and with the gardens committee, chaired by Dr David Hanke.

Considerable assistance was provided by the Domestic Bursar, Martin Collins, the Buildings Manager, Alan Fosbeary, the Head Gardener, Paul Stearn, and our Maintenance Supervisors, Chris Brown and Peter Moore.

We are grateful for continued help from the Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company. And it is more than ever the case that the works of art committee could not continue to keep modern art so vigorously on the agenda at Jesus without the help of the contributors to the appeal run by the Friends of Art of Ƭ. We are most grateful to all those who have supported this appeal.

Robert Mair

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