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Art Exhibition Sanctuary at The Leper Chapel

25th May, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 28th May, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

ArtCan is pleased to present ‘Sanctuary’ the inaugural exhibition organised by the ArtCan East Anglia group in the town of Cambridge.

Launch Event: Saturday 27 May 2023, 17:00 – 20:00

Members of ArtCan East Anglia won a bursary to bring art by women from around East Anglia to the sanctuary of the Leper Chapel. The Leper Chapel is a magnificent 12th century Romanesque building and is one of the oldest complete surviving buildings in Cambridge. The chapel, which is not usually open to the public provides the backdrop for the work of 12 women artists who worked together to create a show that incorporates painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media and drawing.

Curators: ArtCan East Anglia

Amy Wormald, Deborah Pendell, Emma Copley, Jane Hindmarch, Jill Desborough, Juli Fejer, Karen Turner, Liliana Dobbs, Rebecca Moss Guyver, Sarah Milne, Sarah Pooley, Wendy Brooke-Smith.

The Leper Chapel of Saint Mary Magdalene

Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB5 8JJ

Exhibition open: 25 – 28 May 2023, 11am – 4pm (no booking required)

Free Entry. Step access to venue.

ArtCan East Anglia would like to thank the Hollybush Prize and the Women in Art Prize for their ongoing support for women artists, who are still under-represented in the art world.

ArtCan East Anglia

The ArtCan East Anglia group is one of the first pilot regional groups set up in 2023 to bring together ArtCan artists located in the East of England, with the purpose of networking, share their artistic practices and be ArtCan enthusiastic ambassadors. ArtCan East’s artists come from Cambridge, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. They have been collaborating since January. As individuals they have exhibited widely in regional, national, and international exhibitions. Some are full time artists while others dovetail their art making into busy lives. As a result, members bring different levels of experience and expertise to the group, all of which is celebrated. They look forward to sharing their practices with art lovers in East Anglia with the launch of this exhibition.

For further information please contact:

W: artcaneast@gmail.com

IG: @artcaneast


ArtCan is an artist-led, non-profit arts organisation with members across Britain and internationally. Our work is supported by the efforts of artist-member volunteers, contributions from our Founder Friends and Friends of ArtCan and with the valued guidance of our Board of Trustees. ArtCan has expertise in producing collaborative art exhibitions in London, across Britain and internationally.

Our exhibitions complement the work of established galleries by enabling talent to gain experience and skills. We work with galleries, but also seek new spaces where art becomes a part of everyday life and with the aim of involving audiences in an organic and personal way.

ArtCan’s artist-centred ethos means that our model does not involve charging membership fees or commissions on sales, to help artists focus on developing a sustainable practice.


Website: artcan.org.uk/

Social Media: @artcanorg

About The Women In Art

The Women in Art Painter Prize, formerly The Holly Bush Painting prize awarded two £500 bursaries earlier this year. Sue Ecclestone awarded one bursary to ArtCan East for their inaugural exhibition in East Anglia. The main prize is in its sixth year and is open for submissions now. The Women In Art Prize is part of a broader project with “Women In Art” to assist and celebrate women artists. It focuses on the careers of emerging female painters and photographers. The prize will be moving into other mediums as they recognise other women artists want to be involved.

IG: @womeninartprize


25th May, 2023 @ 11:00 am
28th May, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
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The Leper Chapel
Newmarket Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB5 8JJ United Kingdom
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