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.

Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

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+44 (0)1223 748 100
mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

 

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The Friends of Kettle’s Yard have a volunteer events committee which organise a varied and busy programme of events for members. Any profits go towards supporting Kettle’s Yard. While Kettle’s Yard is closed for a major building project the Friends are as busy as ever planning events for their members.

To book an event you need to download the booking form from the link on the left (or below if viewing on a mobile) and complete and return it to the address given on the form or follow the instructions in the event description below.

If you have any queries about the Friends and or the Friends events programme please email: friends@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

Friday 9 March – John McLean film: Which Way Up

Which Way Up is a film that takes us inside the studio of one of Britain’s foremost abstract painters. John McLean has paintings in some of the world’s great public collections, including the Tate, the Scottish National Gallery and the Yale Centre for British Art in America. In 2014, McLean was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Although this has left him severely disabled, his energy to paint continues. We follow him from day to day, making detailed decisions about colour and shape that contribute to his stunning work. His wry Scottish humour is never far away from his compulsion to make paintings, but his down-to-earth approach allows us the rare privilege of eavesdropping on that most private of spaces, the artist’s studio. The film’s director Michael Proudfoot will be at the screening, and will answer questions. Palmerston Room, Fisher Building, St John’s College, Cambridge at 5.45 pm for a prompt 6 pm start. Tickets include refreshments.

For further details and to book download the booking form from the link on the left (or below if viewing on a mobile) and complete and return it to the address given on the form.

The Heong Gallery at Downing College will have an exhibition of Stephen Chambers’s work based on his show The Court of Redonda at this year’s 57th International Venice Biennale. Friends are invited to hear Stephen talk about his work and see it in the prestigious gallery which has been adapted by the architects Caruso St John from the original Edwardian stables. The visit starts at 11 am. Tickets include refreshments.

For further details and to book download the booking form from the link on the left (or below if viewing on a mobile) and complete and return it to the address given on the form.

Saturday 7 April – Compton Verney exhibition: Ravilious & Co

This major touring show of the work of the artist and designer Eric Ravilious (1903–42), subtitled ‘The Pattern of Friendship’, explores the significant relationships and collaborations between him and an influential group of friends and affiliates, including Paul and John Nash, Enid Marx and Edward Bawden. The exhibition displays seldom or never before shown works by this group. It focuses on key periods when their work and careers overlapped, for example at the Royal College of Art and during World War Two. Ravilious & Co also casts new light on the creativity of the women within the network and includes newly discovered work by Ravilious’s wife, the talented wood engraver Tirzah Garwood. The exhibition covers the work of these artists in watercolour, woodcut and lithography, together with book jackets and illustrations, patterned papers, and wallpaper and fabric design. Based on new research, it brings to life one of the most widely influential English artist-designer networks of the twentieth century. There will also be a chance to see the permanent collections in this fine eighteenth century Warwickshire mansion, including British folk art and Chinese art, as well as to stroll in the Capability Brown-designed park. There is a café for lunch and refreshments. Return by 7 pm approx.

For further details and to book, download the booking form from the link on the left (or below if viewing on a mobile) and complete and return it to the address given on the form.