A new contemporary art space in Cambridge City centre: open by appointment and during exhibitions and events.

Jamie Ashman 'The Museum'

Jamie Ashman ‘The Museum’

31st August–14th September 2024 Jamie Ashman 'Athens & That'

Inspired by a recent holiday in Athens, this playful exhibition by Jamie Ashman includes original paintings, limited edition iPad prints, animations and a film by Pakana Curtis.

The artwork looks at Grecian culture and the influence it has had internationally, touching on mythology and Greek classicism. It explores ideas such as gender stereotyping, LGBTQIA+ issues and climate change — problems affecting the world now.



Fri 6th Sept: Opening event with music from Short & Sweet DJs and more


tbc, or by appointment with the artist



Recent projects

Tamsin Morse & Jo Chate ‘Outliers’ 15th June–6th July 2024

15th June–6th July 2024 Tamsin Morse & Jo Chate 'Outliers'

Extended until Sat 6th July.

Outliers is a two-person show that presents recent paintings by Jo Chate and Tamsin Morse in Q & C (Quip and Curiosity) Gallery, Cambridge. Showing together for the first time as a complimentary pair, they describe themselves as ‘outliers’, standing at the gate of the contemporary art world but feeling detached from it. Whilst being mothers, they are still artists. And yet, it is precisely as women, that they have a deeper understanding of its prejudice against women artists. Like the characters from French Novelist Camus in The Outsider, they are watched with strange eyes in a noisy club and seen as reckless intruders who do not conform. Not only as women but also as humans who have lived multiple identities, Jo and Tamsin are questioning conformity as outsiders with their strengthened souls hardened by accumulated life experience.



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Fri 14th June: Private view 6–9pm. All welcome.
Fri 28th June: Artists interview with Jennifer Thatcher, 4:30pm

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Kate Carr at Cafe Oto by Naomi Morlan


Sat 29th June:

bad timing: Kate Carr

Kate Carr is a sound artist whose work explores the textures and technologies of field recording using movement, objects and experimental recording techniques. She works across composition, performance and installation.

Her live work is centred on objects, chance events and textures, with instruments ranging from massage guns, bird horns, watering cans and bubble wrap to build shifting and hybrid soundscapes. She has performed throughout the UK and Europe, with notable performances at the Barbican, Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery in London, Supernormal Festival and Instants Chavires (Paris) AB Salon (Brussels) and Kraftwerk (Berlin).

She also runs the label Flaming Pines and is a member of Rubbish Music (with Iain Chambers, also of Langham Research).

“Probably the most significant field recordist of contemporary urban Britain…” – The Quietus

Kate Carr website

Support: Tom Daley
Tom Daley works on instruments where sound is the interface, performing with controlled feedback systems and signal processors. He is interested in taking performance outside of venues and is a member of the speaker spinning ensemble SOS. Based in Cambridge, he has recently performed at Iklectik and Hundred Years Gallery in London, sharing stages with the likes of Howlround and Marie Roux (O YAMA O).

Q&C studio
Saturday 29th June, 8–10pm

Organised by bad timing — Cambridge’s experimental music, sound and art event organisers

LIve music: Phil MFU 'Fictitious Music' + Pete UM, Fri 7th June 2024

Phil MFU ‘Fictitious Music’

Inspired by the retro cosmic sounds of 70s library and Karlheinz Stockhausen with the idiosyncrasies of slanted outsider rock. Phil MFU has played and recorded with BroadcastFaustLaetitia Sadier (Stereolab), and many others as well as being keyboardist for Vanishing Twin on their first three albums.

Returning to Cambridge for his first solo appearance here in many years, ‘Fictitious Music’ is a brand new show AV created for Quip & Curiosity artspace, exploring the space and time across his expansive catalogue, fictional, factual, traversing outer rock to sublime electronics. With contributions from Laetitia Sadier and more.


Pete UM

“A master of the miniature electro-acoustic song-poem, a form he has more or less invented and crystallised himself, his work displays a sardonic wit combined with a healthy misanthropy, in marvellous micro-collages of voice, instruments, samples, and electronics.”

-Ergo Phizmiz



Robert Good 'They Live. We Sleep', 18th May–2nd June 2024

Robert Good ‘They Live. We Sleep’
curated by Lizz Brady
May 18th–June 2nd 2024

They Live. We Sleep is an exhibition of new work by Cambridge artist Robert Good, curated by Lizz Brady, that explores the impact of technology on our lives.

The catalyst for this exhibition was a research visit by Good to Silicon Valley in 2022, funded by Arts Council England, to search for the home of the internet. A serendipitous encounter with an arts collective called The School of Visual Philosophy, where the emphasis was on craft and tradition through skills such as letterpress and metalworking, led Good to a reappraisal of our relationship to technology and a desire to deconstruct and contextualise it. The title and artwork reference the cult 1988 sci-fi classic They Live.

Robert Good is an artist based in Cambridge whose work explores the migration of knowledge from analogue to digital and the impact of technology on our lives.

Lizz Brady is a curator and artist based in the North West, using lived experience of mental illness to curate progressive visual art exhibitions. Lizz pushes the boundaries of artistic ‘communication and expression, creating experimental, ambitious spaces within galleries.

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Jo Miller 'Here & Now'

Jo Miller ‘Here & Now’ (2018)

A new space for Cambridge

Quip & Curiosity is a new contemporary art space in Cambridge City Centre that supports regional, national and international contemporary artists through a curated and artist-led exhibition and events programme.

The space will host projects that reflect its core interests in cross-disciplinary practice. It aims to facilitate opportunities, develop programmes that foster a collaborative and inclusive atmosphere and create an open network for creatives in the region and afar.

The property, maintained by the multi-media artist and musician Taren McCallan-Moore, was built in 1860. After many years as a dairy, science lab, recording studio and a home for many years to postgraduates, Quip & Curiosity established itself as a business in 1982, the collaboration of Paula McCallan-Moore and the late Graeme Grant Bruce, selling antique curios and contemporary lighting. The space had its first taste of life as an exhibition space during the late eighties. It was hosted by Paula McCallan-Moore, giving voice to Cambridge artists spanning textiles, sculpture and conventional visual art practice.

Please note: 71 Tenison Road is a private address; visitors are personal guests of the proprietors.