Kettle's Yard

Kettle's Yard
Castle Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0AQ
England

Website

www.kettlesyard.co.uk

E-mail

mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

Telephone

01223 748100

Fax

01223 324377

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Kettle's Yard is a house with a permanent collection of 20th century art and a gallery showing a changing programme of 20th century and contemporary art exhibitions.

Kettle's Yard House was created by Jim Ede, once a curator at the Tate Gallery. It is more than an art collection, the building and the way in which the art and other objects are displayed are unique. In many ways Kettle's Yard House retains the characteristics of a real home and visitors are welcome to sit in the chairs, read the books and enjoy the art works.

Kettle's Yard Gallery enjoys an international reputation for its innovative exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. A wide variety of exhibitions are shown every year including major retrospectives of modern artists as well as first UK showings by contemporary international artists.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Tues-Sun
Gallery 11:30-17:00
House 12:00-17:00

Closed: Mondays

Admission charges

Free

In the Kettle's Yard House there is a collection of 20th century art including paintings by Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis and David Jones and sculptures by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Constantin Brancusi and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. For a list of all the artists represented in the collection see our website. Also on show in the house are the furniture, ceramics and natural objects collected by Jim Ede.

Collection details

Music, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Archives, Architecture

Key artists and exhibits

  • Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Alfred Wallis, David Jones, Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood, William Congdon, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Constantin Brancusi, Naum Gabo, George Kennethson, Joan Miro (represented by one work), Lucy Rie, Italo Valenti, William Staite Murray, Elisabeth Vellacott.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Art & Life: 1920-1931

  • 15 February — 11 May 2014 *on now

"All artists are unique and can only unite as complementaries not as similarities"
Winifred Nicholson
This major exhibition brings together the work of painters Ben and Winifred Nicholson alongside that of their friends and fellow artists Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis, and the potter William Staite Murray. There is the opportunity to see landscapes, sometimes depicting the same view, as well as paintings and ceramics that were shown together in contemporary exhibitions.
'Art and Life' has a special resonance for Kettle's Yard whose creator Jim Ede was friends with, and collected work by these artists. The exhibition is an opportunity to see key works from Kettle's Yard's collection, alongside major loans from institutions across the UK and from private collections.
The exhibition is accompanied by a new publication with specially commissioned essays, illustrated in full colour. Exhibition price £19.50

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http:// http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/exhibitions/2014/art-and-life/index.php

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Look, Make, Talk

  • 4 March — 6 May 2014 *on now

Popular weekly afterschool club for 8-12 year old. Join artists Alex Hirtzel and Filipa Pereira-Stubbs to explore the themes of Art and Life and create an exhibition of your own.
£70 course all materials and refreshments provided.8 week course – booking essential.
Book online: http://onlinesales.admin.cam.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=64#catid154 or call 01223 748100

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£70 course all materials and refreshments provided.8 week course – booking essential.

Website

http://onlinesales.admin.cam.ac.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=64#catid154 or call 01223 748100

Lunchtime Talks

  • 24 April 2014 12:30-1pm

Tour of Art and Life exhibition with Andrew Nairne, Director
Thursday lunchtime talks are free, begin at 12.30pm and usually last 30 mins.

Website

http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk

The Sunday Concerts. Peter Sheppard Skaerved, violin & Roderick Chadwick, piano.

  • 27 April 2014 12:15-1:15pm

Causton: Seven States of Rain, Donatoni: Ciglio III, Rainier: Elegy, Thurlow: Primavera, Honey: Kettle’s Yard Commission, Dale Roberts: Capriccio, Castiglioni: Undici danze per la bella Verena.
Concerts begin at 12.15pm, coffee served in the gallery from 11.45am, concerts are about an hour long.
Call 01223 748100 or book online.

Admission

Tickets £8 (£5 students).

Website

http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/music/newmusic/

Chamber Concerts: Nick van Bloss, piano

  • 1 May 2014 From 8pm

Nick van Bloss, piano.
Concerts at Kettle’s Yard House begin at 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
Individual concert ticket – £15 (£5 concessions) Concessionary price applies to full time students, call 01223 748100 or book online:
WWW.KETTLESYARD.CO.UK/MUSIC

Admission

Individual concert ticket – £15 (£5 concessions) Concessionary price applies to full time students, call 01223 748100 or book online:
WWW.KETTLESYARD.CO.UK/MUSIC

Website

http://kettlesyard.co.uk/music

Chamber Concerts: Bartosz Woroch, violin & Robert Thompson, piano

  • 8 May 2014 From 8pm

Bartosz Woroch, violin & Robert Thompson, piano.
Concerts at Kettle’s Yard House begin at 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
Individual concert ticket – £15 (£5 concessions) Concessionary price applies to full time students, call 01223 748100 or book online:
WWW.KETTLESYARD.CO.UK/MUSIC

Admission

Individual concert ticket – £15 (£5 concessions) Concessionary price applies to full time students, call 01223 748100 or book online:
WWW.KETTLESYARD.CO.UK/MUSIC

Website

http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/music

The Sunday Concerts. Trevor Wishart.

  • 11 May 2014 12:15-1:15pm

Trevor Wishart. Presenting a selection of his electroacoustic works.
Concerts begin at 12.15pm, coffee served in the gallery from 11.45am, concerts are about an hour long.
Call 01223 748100 or book online.

Admission

Tickets £8 (£5 students)

Website

http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/music/newmusic/

Chamber Concerts: Kungsbacka Piano Trio

  • 15 May 2014 From 8pm

Kungsbacka Piano Trio classical concert.

Concerts at Kettle’s Yard House begin at 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
Individual concert ticket – £15 (£5 concessions) Concessionary price applies to full time students, call 01223 748100 or book online:
WWW.KETTLESYARD.CO.UK/MUSIC

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Individual concert ticket – £15 (£5 concessions) Concessionary price applies to full time students, call 01223 748100 or book online:
WWW.KETTLESYARD.CO.UK/MUSIC

Website

http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/music

Kettle's Yard at Night

Kettle's Yard at Night

  • 16 May 2014 5-8:30pm

Experience the sun going down in the house at Kettle's Yard with pop up talks about the collection and musical performances. Kettle's Yard is a unique and beautiful house with a remarkable collection of 20th century art. A great opportunity to see the house and permanent collection after hours, mainly lit by natural light the changing light creates beautiful shadows and reflections in the house.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Chamber Concerts: Heath String Quartet

  • 22 May 2014 From 8pm

Heath String Quartet.
Concerts at Kettle’s Yard House begin at 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
Individual concert ticket – £15 (£5 concessions) Concessionary price applies to full time students, call 01223 748100 or book online:
WWW.KETTLESYARD.CO.UK/MUSIC

Admission

Individual concert ticket – £15 (£5 concessions) Concessionary price applies to full time students, call 01223 748100 or book online:
WWW.KETTLESYARD.CO.UK/MUSIC

Website

http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/music

The Sunday Concerts. Kreutzer String Quartet with cellist Bridget MacRae

  • 25 May 2014 12:15-1:15pm

Kreutzer String Quartet with cellist Bridget MacRae
Rainier: String Quartet, Dale Roberts: String Quintet, Janácek: Quartet no. 2 Intimate Letters.
Concerts begin at 12.15pm, coffee served in the gallery from 11.45am, concerts are about an hour long.
Call 01223 748100 or book online

Admission

Tickets £8 (£5 students)

Website

http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/music/newmusic/

The Sunday Concerts. Errollyn Wallen: Songs with piano.

  • 15 June 2014 12:15-1:15pm

Errollyn Wallen: Songs with piano. Presenting a selection of songs from the Errollyn Wallen Songbook
Concerts begin at 12.15pm, coffee served in the gallery from 11.45am, concerts are about an hour long.
Call 01223 748100 or book online.

Admission

Tickets £8 (£5 students)

Website

http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/music/newmusic/

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Glitter and Glue

http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/education/kidsfamilies.html

Drop-in art sessions for pre-school children and their carers. Sessions are on the 4th Thursday of the month 10.00-11.30.

How to obtain

Sessions are £2.50 per child. There is no need to book but places are available on a first come first served basis.

Tuesday Studio

http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/education/young.html

Artist Lara Jones leads practical art workshops for young people aged 11-14 years, responding to Kettle's Yard exhibitions and their permanent collection. Sessions are Tuesday afternoons 16.30-18.00.

How to obtain

Advance booking is esssential and it costs £42 per term (£32 conc).

Wednesday Club

http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/education/kidsfamilies.html

A weekly Wednesday art club for 8-11 year olds to try out sculpture, drawing and painting and to explore modern art. Materials and refreshements are provided. Bookings for the Summer term 2009 (from April 29 2009) are now being taken. Workshops are 16.15-17.45.

How to obtain

Advance booking is essential. £56 for the term (£42 conc.)Email or call for further details or to book: mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk, 01223 748100.

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