Opening Hours

Café, galleries and shop: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

House: Tuesday – Sunday 12  – 5pm

Free, timed entry tickets to the House are available at the information desk on arrival or online here.

Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

Please note that our galleries will be closed on
Sunday 16 September 2018
Sunday 23 September 2018
Sunday 30 September 2018
Tuesday 2 October 2018
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mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

 

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Our work of the week is ‘Group of Three Magical Stones’ by Barbara Hepworth. This work is currently on show at Cambridge University Library as part of The Horizon is the Point of No Return: Works by Georgie Grace and from the Kettle’s Yard collection. This work is characteristic of Barbara Hepworth’s interest in compositions based on the repetition of a single form arranged on a rectangular wooden basis. Another example at Kettle’s Yard is Three Personages. Here the three elements are identical, even though they appear different by being set on different facets, hence their ‘magic’.

Although Hepworth was not given to symbolism in her work, the number three has deep-rooted connotations within both Western and Oriental imagery. A more personal association may be that with the triplets born to Hepworth and Ben Nicholson in 1934.