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Variations on a Weekend Theme, by Emma Smith, is an online art apothecary prescribing actions to make you feel restored. Originally commissioned as a large scale installation and performance work as part of Open House, Kettle’s Yard’s artist residency programme in North Cambridge, Smith converted a disused bakery into a working art apothecary where visitors were gifted quick fix over the counter solutions and invited into one-on-one consultations with the artist to diagnose their perfect restorative act. This new digital work, commissioned for the reopening of Kettle’s Yard and the exhibition Actions. The image of the world can be different, re-envisions the apothecary online.

Variations on A Weekend Theme takes its name from an unpublished text by Jim Ede and his beliefs in the benefits of art and its inextricable links to life. The actions gifted by the apothecary have been collected by the artist from residents of Cambridge and are prescribed using charts inspired by 16th century domestic medicinal practices based on The Casebooks Project, Department of the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge

The apothecary can be accessed here and onsite at Kettle’s Yard.

Software development by Tom Armitage.

With special thanks to

Alan Soer
Cambridge Community Arts
Carlos Ortiz Martinez
Carly Meagher
Celia Pym
Christine Cowling-Jones
Church of the Good Shepherd
Community Payback
David Kefford
East Chesterton Community Action Group
Elaine Tribley & Amanda Westbury
Ella McCartney
ESOL Café
Filipa Perreia-Stubbs
Georgie Manly
Hilary Cox Condron
Hilary Moreton
Ina Flory
Jack Warren Green Arts Award group
James Lees
Jane Waterhouse
Joanne Miller
Joel Chalfin
Jonathan Stanley
Kaitlin Ferguson
Kate Parsley
Kettle Club
King Hedges Gardening Group
Kings Hedges Community Action Group
Kings Hedges Crochet Group
Kings Hedges Neighbourhood Partnership
Lauren Kassell
Lorena Bushell
Manor Care Home
Mohammed Djzami
Mr Kale
Natalie Kaoukji
North Cambridge Academy Arts Ambassadors
Orchard Park Fiesta
Padmavazi Bhave
Park Arts Group
Pat Hearn
Punjabi Cultural Society
Romsey Mill
Rosanna Martin
Sangita McGowan
Sarah Plumb
The Grove Primary School
The Casebooks Project and everyone at Kettle’s Yard.

Design:

Sophie Dutton

Funders:

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Cambridge City Council

Arts Council England

Artisa Foundation