A Way of Life (in homage to Jim Ede)
Autumn 2013 on the Castle Street facade
For his new work Matthew Darbyshire couples eye-popping imagery taken from this season’s home-ware magazines with a series of iconic scenes from the interior of the Kettle’s Yard House.
During his time as Associate Artist at Kettle’s Yard, Darbyshire became interested in Jim Ede’s selective approach to taste and trends that was fundamental to realising his vision at Kettle’s Yard in the 1950s and 60s. By introducing the latest in mass produced home-wares into the House, from vibrant painted furniture to flocked animals and shiny amorphous sculptural forms, Darbyshire creates an imagined contemporary makeover.
Matthew Darbyshire has been one of four Associate Artists working with Kettle’s Yard since 2011.
Associate Artists’ Weekend
19 & 20 October, FREE
A weekend of performances, talks and workshops exploring how these artists have responded to Kettle’s Yard. Since 2011, Kettle’s Yard has been working with four Associate Artists: Matei Bejenaru, Matthew Darbyshire, Lorna Macintyre and Jeremy Millar.
Further details and the full programme will be available on the website.
The Associate Artists’ commissions are supported by Arts Council England Grants for the Arts.