Temporary Closure

Following the latest Government guidance, Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery is temporarily closed to help protect visitors, staff and the wider community.  If you have booked a ticket for a future date we will be in touch as soon as the situation is clear.

Opening Hours

House, galleries, café and shop:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Access Information & Contact Us

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

 

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Join us on 10 March at 6pm for our next online event. We'll be joined by author and curator, Barley Roscoe, as she takes a closer look at the life and work of Ernest Gimson. Encorouged first by William Morris, Gimson was an Arts and Crafts architect and designer, who's career also encompassed furniture design, metalwork, plaster decoration, embroidery and more. We will also be looking at @ntstoneywell, a cottage Gimson designed for his elder brother Sydney. Click the link in our bio and go to 'What's On' to book tickets, or visit www.kettlesyard.co.uk/friendsevents Image: Stoneywell, photo: Susan Guy

Throughout March we are sharing a series of posts in which we meet some of the makers that you can find in the @kettlesyardshop. This week we spoke to local Cambridge potter @davidrstonehouse. "My collection of stoneware is inspired by my frequent visits to Jim Ede’s beautiful home, and references some of its familiar objects and hidden treasures. Some pieces are one-offs, while others are repeated with subtle variations. My hope is that as well as being a joy to use, they will hold memories of where and when they were bought. I count it a real privilege to have my work in people’s homes." Read the full post by clicking the link in our bio and visiting our blog. Visit www.kettlesyard.co.uk/shop to buy ceramics from David Stonehouse. #MeetTheMaker #MarchMeetTheMaker #MeetTheMakerMondays #DavidStonehouse #ShopMuseums #ShopLocal #Ceramics #Pottery @kilncambridge

Jim Ede described Kettle’s Yard as “a space, an ambience, a home”. This photo shows half of 'The Dancer Room' and half of 'The Bridge'. You can see a mix of art and natural objects, plants, furniture and books. 🌿📚

On sunny days like today, the sun streams in through the large windows in the cottages. ✨ Don't forget you can keep exploring #KettlesYardatHome on our website. Visit the link in our bio to watch films, find family activities, read artist series and more. www.kettlesyard.co.uk/kettles-yard-at-home #KettlesYard

Over the past year we have asked artists to offer their reflections from home through images, film and text. Please enjoy the tenth instalment in our ‘Reflections from Home’ series: Anna Brownsted. ‘It’s hard to believe that the last live event I attended was almost a year ago. I’m glad I took a picture, looking up inside the modernist 1960s dome*. The evening felt a bit like a hurricane party – there was an undercurrent, feeding off the strange tension caused by what was unfurling around the world. I cycled home across Midsummer Common in the dark, wondering what was coming next. Here we are, seven weeks into yet another period of warped time. Deadlines bend, stretch and defy themselves. Home-schooling a young child means studio hours are precious, and never long enough. I am working smaller, using collage to make studies of shape, colour and meaning - using a single image to transform another. It’s pleasurable. Even therapeutic. So it makes sense that a recent commission developed into a billboard-size collage of digitally manipulated images - hand-cutting at that scale has been an unexpected thrill. ‘The Night the Mountains Moved’, installed in the public atrium of the Jeffery Cheah Biomedical Centre, responds to a project I devised bringing together patient ambassadors for Blood Cancer UK and blood stem cell researchers from the Wellcome-MRC Stem Cell Institute. In workshops participants made hand-cut paper animation sequences, exploring their experience of the unknown in relation to living with cancer, the challenges of research and the global uncertainties of COVID-19. I found their openness and creativity deeply moving. Prior to the pandemic, I’d been developing work that explores time outside of everyday experience and how we conduct ourselves when we have nothing to do. I was probing the question ‘what good is idleness?’ But now, in the midst of a third lockdown, I’m not sure how to respond anymore.’ – Anna Brownsted, February 2021 *at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge @newhallartcollection Click the link in our bio to read the full post. Last image: View across Midsummer Common, Cambridge. @annabrownsted @fermynwoods

To accompany Sarah Wood’s new film for Kettle’s Yard, 'Here is Elsewhere', we invited independent film curator and writer Gareth Evans to speak to Wood to discuss the film. 'North South East West' is a recording of their conversation which is accompanied by film footage taken near to where they each live in London and Cambridge. Together they discuss Wood’s thinking behind 'Here is Elsewhere', as well as art and place in the age of Covid, and the reimagining of our shared world. You can watch 'North South East West', by clicking the link in our bio. @sarahwoodworld 📷: Stills from the film