1-2 June 2019
10-11 June 2024
3-4 June 2023
Private event and closed to the public. College members only.
The Camera Obscura has long been a thing of beauty and fascination. Used by artists from as long ago as the 16th century, the Camera obscura is sometimes referred to as a pinhole image and was the precursor to the camera as we know it.
Held over two days in the Art Rooms at King's College, Cambridge, The King’s Camera Obscura was projected onto the Art Room wall. Visitors could sit and watch as people moved around the grounds of the College and trip the light fantastic view of the world famous King's College Chapel, which dates from 1446 to 1515.
The Art Rooms at King's College, Cambridge sit above rooms once occupied by E. M. Forster (1879 – 1970), the English author and Bloomsbury Group member best known for his novels, A Room with a View (1908), Howards End (1910) and A Passage to India (1924). E. M. Forster occupied the rooms below the Art Room between 1949 and his death in 1970.