The opening exhibition at the new Kettle’s Yard includes No. 764 Baskets, 2017-18, by Rana Begum. It‘s a site specific sculpture made up on a thousand bamboo baskets, hand woven in Bangladesh. ‘The work draws upon the artist’s childhood memories of basket weaving in her village in Bangladesh, as well as time spent reading the Qur’an at the local mosque, where the dappled morning light, sound of the water fountain and the mesmeric recitation created an atmosphere of peaceful concentration.
It is shown in St Peter’s Church, which dates back to the 13th Century. The font is Norman.
Photo: No. 764 Baskets, 2017-18, Rana Begum, St Peter’s Church, Cambridge