Find out about Open House activity through our fascinating library of publications and films. Here you can experience the celebratory outcomes of Open House residencies as well as watch films created by participants inspired by artist residencies.
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Artist talk with Wright & Vandame
Join Wright & Vandame as they come to the end of their residency with Open House at Kettle’s Yard. They reflect on their experience and talk about what they have learnt.
Guided meditation with Wright & Vandame
Join Kettle’s Yard Open House artists in residence for 2019/2020, Wright & Vandame, as they lead you through a guided meditation.
Wright & Vandame: Sky Film
As part of their Open House artist residency, Wright & Vandame created this Sky Film for their final project, ‘Meeting Ground’. It uses 120 colours that were sampled from photos the artists had taken in North Cambridge over the course of their residency.
Wright & Vandame 2019
We had so much fun speaking to our Open House artists in residence for 2019/2020, Josh Wright and Guillaume Vandame, about their display at Kettle’s Yard in November 2019.
Exploring ideas of mental health, well-being, and space with our local community in North Cambridge, and inspired by the House and Jim Ede’s own experiences, the Edlis Neeson Research Space was an evolving display, documenting and reflecting Wright & Vandame’s progression through their residency. The artists o-curated a selection of works of art from the Kettle’s Yard Reserve Collection exploring abstraction, nature, and wellbeing.
Hyperlocal Radio: Hannah Kemp-Welch
Hannah Kemp-Welch, 2018 Open House artist-in-residence, shares the process and outcome of her year-long residency with North Cambridge communities. Over the past year, Hannah has been working with groups in North Cambridge to create a new sound work which is shared with you in Hyperlocal Radio. Kemp-Welch has been inspired by Cambridge pioneering company Pye Electronics, their history and remaining impact on the local community as well as Kettle’s Yard’s founder, Jim Ede’s own experiences of public broadcasting in the UK and USA. Hyperlocal Radio is the culmination of creative engagement with over 3000 people in North Cambridge with elements of this work being shared on Cambridge 105 on World Radio Day, 13th February 2019.
Masquerade – Cambridge African Network, Joshua Bilton, Rob Taliesin-Owen
Artist Joshua Bilton and sound engineer Rob Taliesin-Owen spent time with the Cambridge African Network exploring traditional masquerades, mythology and dance. The recordings throughout the workshops discuss ancestral histories, spirit worlds and the importance of passing on oral histories from generation to generation.
Harold Offeh: Open House Gathering and Feast, 2017
On 16 September 2017 Harold invited members of the public to join him in a celebration of local food and domestic design at a Gathering in North Cambridge Academy. The event featured displays from North Cambridge community groups, tastings from local bakers, tips on growing your own food from gardeners and activities for all ages. Following the Gathering, Harold hosted a Feast for members of the community who had contributed in some way to the Gathering.
Isabella Martin: You Are Here, 2016
Isabella worked with the community to create a new map featuring their memories, hopes and dreams for the area. People were invited to screenprint their own copy of the map at a temporary print studio and exhibition in Arbury called ‘Make Your Map’. The film captures responses to the event and reflections on the residency from the artist, participants and project partners.
‘Restore’ animation by ESOL café students with Lizzy Hobbs, 2016
What activities make you feel better? Learners from ESOL Café, an organisation providing English language lessons for adults at Chesterton Community College, have created a new animation about the activities that restore us with artist Lizzy Hobbs. The participants met regularly to create the new film as part of Open House, Kettle’s Yard’s creative collaboration with our neighbouring communities in North Cambridge.
“Remember” created by residents of Cambridge Manor Care Home with dancer Filipa Pereria-Stubbs, Dance Moves and Marmalade Panic Films, 2016
Through music and movement these residents of Manor Care Home share their memories of special places in their lives.
Directed by Filipa Pereira-Stubbs and Toby Peters.