‘Influential’ artist to display work in city exhibition

Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction opens on March 15 and will run until August 29.

Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction opens on March 15 and will run until August 29. - Credit: David Hockney

David Hockney, an ‘influential’ British artist, is taking over Cambridge this spring and summer with a free exhibition across The Fitzwilliam Museum and The Heong Gallery at Downing College. 

Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction opens on March 15 and will run until August 29. 

Through both traditional and cutting-edge ways of making art, the exhibition will explore Hockney’s obsession with how we see the world. 

It will also display how our world of time and space can be captured on the surface of a flat picture. 

One of artist David Hockney's acrylic on canvas works.

One of artist David Hockney's acrylic on canvas works. - Credit: David Hockney

One of David Hockney's pencil, crayon and gouache art works on grey paper using a camera lucida. 

One of David Hockney's pencil, crayon and gouache art works on grey paper using a camera lucida. - Credit: David Hockney

A spokesperson for the museum said: “The exhibition will display David Hockney’s latest self-portrait for the first time alongside works unseen in the UK.” 

In the museum’s picture galleries, Hockney’s drawings, paintings and digital artworks will be shown in a series of provocative encounters with works by artists including Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, John Constable and Andy Warhol.


The display at The Heong Gallery will chart Hockney’s pioneering modern experiments from the 1960s to the present day in bringing hand, eye and optical instruments together. 

You can book your tickets online. 

One of artist David Hockney's iPad paintings.

One of artist David Hockney's iPad paintings. - Credit: David Hockney

This exhibition will be the first time David Hockney's latest self-portrait will be displayed.

This exhibition will be the first time David Hockney's latest self-portrait will be displayed. - Credit: David Hockney