Nightjar 2009 took place in Cambridge throughout the month of October, presenting a series of temporary artworks and encounters between the hours of dusk and dawn. As the evenings drew in, Nightjar celebrated the city’s long hours of darkness with performances, installations and artist led walks.
Nightjar looks beyond the conventional gallery or theatre space, inhabiting the more unexpected sites of the city. Forgotten and overlooked spaces come alive with after-dark activities and familiar venues open their doors out of hours. The 2009 programme included new commissions alongside existing works adapted specifically for their location.
Nightjar was initiated by independent curator Jo Mardell and funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and supported by Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Cambridge University Botanic Garden, Cambridge County Council, Cambridge City Council and Hotel du Vin.
All images by Julian Hughes