3 - 15 May

Private View Friday 6 May 5-8pm

Open every day, except Mondays

A reduced Beyond Words exhibition will be displayed in the Williams Art corridor gallery at Addenbrooke’s Treatment Centre from 23 May to 14 July.


CAM @ Williams Art is pleased to present Beyond Words, an exhibition of artworks inspired by the written word.

A few example works are shown here. More soon...

Here's a taster of what has inspired some of the artists:

Huginn & Muninn fly each day over the spacious earth. I fear for Huginn, that he come not back, yet more anxious am I for Muninn.

('Grimnismal' from the 13th century Poetic Edda. In Norse mythology, Huginn (thought) and Muninn (memory) are a pair of ravens that fly all over the world and bring the God Odin information)


A tree was planted in memory of a lady who was fond of butterflies. On a hot day a butterfly followed the gardener to remind him to water a tree.

(Neil Warmsley)


Quadripedante putrem sonitu quatit ungula campum

“The horses’ hooves with four-fold beat did shake the crumbling plain.”

(Virgil's onomatopoeic description from The Aeneid) 


With gentle breezes he reached Italy, over the Ionian Sea, on the sixth morning ... and headed for the rose-gardens of Paestum.

(OVID Metamorphoses, describing Aesculapius’s journey to save Rome from malaria.)


But it was wonderful water. The immense depth of Puget sound was interrupted in several places by shallow sills of rock, over which the tide poured in hidden undersea cascades. Great plumes welled up from the bottom, spinning off eddies, boils, meanders, spirals. 

(Jonathan Raban, A Passage to Juneau: A Sea and its Meanings)