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Kettle’s Yard in New Places and Spaces – Celebrating 50 years as part of the University of Cambridge
Murray Edwards College is the home of New Hall Art Collection, a significant collection of contemporary art by women artists. This display draws together rarely seen drawings and paintings by Vellacott from Kettle’s Yard’s Collection and loans from the Arts Council Collection. The exhibition is the first to focus on Vellacott’s imaginative portrayal of the figure in her landscapes.
A newly commissioned text by William J Simmons, a PhD candidate at The City University of New York, will accompany the display.
Kettle’s Yard’s Collection includes twenty-six works on paper by Elisabeth Vellacott. Vellacott was a founder member of the Cambridge Society of Painters and Sculptors in 1954. She met Jim Ede, the creator of Kettle’s Yard in the late 1950s and, soon after, he began to acquire her work. Vellacott exhibited her delicately executed drawings and paintings regularly in London during her lifetime. Two retrospective exhibitions were held at Kettle’s Yard in 1981 and 1995.
Curated by Guy Haywood, Kettle’s Yard and Eliza Gluckman, New Hall Art Collection
In Focus – Elisabeth Vellacott, by Miranda Gabbott
16 November, 1pm
Location: Vivien Stewart Room, Murray Edwards College.
Join Miranda Gabbott to learn more about Elisabeth Vellacott’s drawings.