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Café, galleries and shop: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

House: Tuesday – Sunday 12  – 5pm

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Alfred Wallis' 'Five Ships – Mount’s Bay' (c.1928) depicts five Cornish luggers (small sailing ships) sailing into Mount’s Bay. Ships at sea were principal subjects for the English painter, fisherman and scrap merchant #AlfredWallis who painted from memory, regarding his paintings as an expression of his experiences. He spent much of his working life at sea and then as a scrapyard merchant living on the coast. He never went outside to paint from life, but instead painted from his memory, recalling the boats and ships he had seen and sailed on. The artist Ben Nicholson remembers him declaring ‘Houses – houses – I don’t like houses – give me a ship and you take all the houses in the world!’ #KettlesYard #handfulofobjects

There is just one week left to see #MURILLOkettlesyard. Don't miss it! @kettlesyardshop are also selling the exhibition poster - with a detail of Murillo's painting 'Violent Amnesia', 2014-18 - for only £3.00, as well as a tote bag, postcards and a notebook, all inspired by the exhibition. Browse our shop online today. #OscarMurillo #TurnerPrize #ViolentAmnesia

The countdown is on! Just ONE MONTH until #CastleHill19! Join us on Saturday, 13 July for a whole day of free art, music, making, history, heritage, tours, talks, food and much more. The full programme will be online soon.

Thanks to @jessicabiird for sharing this photo of one of the tables in the House extension. This bowl will be in our summer exhibition 'Artist: Unknown', 9 July – 22 September, and it's got quite a special story... stay tuned to find out more later this summer. #ArtistUnknownUCM

Thanks to @juliakeenanstudio for sharing this photo of #MURILLOkettlesyard. Don't miss the last two weeks of the exhibition, it ends on 23 June!

There are just over two weeks left to visit #MURILLOkettlesyard! Visitors have called it "profound", "thought-provoking and interesting" and the "best exhibition here in decades". Don't miss out - the exhibition ends 23 June. (Oscar Murillo, Violent Amnesia, installation view, 2019. Kettle’s Yard, University of Cambridge. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Matthew Hollow)