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This sculpture, 'Bird Swallowing a Fish' (1914) by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, reflects the artist's fascination with both animal life and the mechanistic forms of the new machine age. The piece resulted from an incident witnessed by Gaudier-Brzeska on the Serpentine lake in London’s Hyde Park. During one of his many sketching trips there he saw a large seabird struggling to swallow a writhing fish. 🐟 The tension and air of menace are unmistakable: some have commented on the fish’s likeness to a torpedo or a hand-grenade, which may have been the artist’s response to the tensions preceding the outbreak of World War I. The image is one of charged aggression. However, Gaudier left the outcome of the combat deliberately ambiguous; the fish may be swallowed, or may yet choke its gasping aggressor. How do you think it ended? This work can be found in the lower extension of Kettle's Yard House. #KettlesYard #KettlesYardatHome #HenriGaudierBrzeska #Sculpture

Have you read our series 'Tangier Days' yet? Drawing on material from the Kettle’s Yard Archive and Swan family archive, the series takes a closer look at the years Jim and Helen Ede – Kettle’s Yard’s creators – spent living in Tangier, Morocco between 1936 and 1952. Read the full six part series now ⬇️ Image: Interior of Whitestone, late 1930s. Christopher Wood's painting 'Boy With Cat' can now be seen at Kettle's Yard.

🌹 Join us on 2 October at 5.30pm for an online panel discussion exploring transformation and otherness through Linder’s mythic and classical references in her photomontages. Artist Linder Sterling will be in conversation about her work with classicist Professor Katherine Harloe and curator Dr Amy Tobin, chaired by Alina Khakoo. Find out more on our website: Image: Linder, similem tibi (someone like you), courtesy the artist

Did you know that you can now enjoy brunch, lunch or afternoon tea in the pretty churchyard at St Peter's, next to Kettle's Yard? 🥙☕ Book now with @gardenkitchencambridge Friday - Sunday for St Peter’s. There are also limited tables inside Kettle's Yard, or you can get your lunch to take away, Wednesday - Sunday. Find out more at

🎉🎉 SALE NOW ON: Shop House of Helen merchandise from our #Linderism exhibition in the sale now:

Join in with the University of Cambridge Museums Remix and retell stories from under-explored objects in the collections. In challenge three, using an object as a starting point, create a video of your own creative interpretation of its history and story. Kettle's Yard's '1924 (Bertha No. 2)' by Ben Nicholson is one of the many objects you could choose from. Find out more at @camunivmuseums