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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Welcome to Kettle's Yard

Re-opening

Kettle's Yard is hoping to re-open from Wednesday 19 May in line with the latest government guidance. You will need to book a free, timed ticket to visit.

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Alfred Wallis at Home

Explore the current exhibition from home.

Alfred Wallis at Home

Donate

Admission is free, but we need your support more than ever so please consider donating.

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Shop & Café

The shop and cafe will be re-opening from 19 May. You will not need to book a ticket to visit but may have to queue during busy periods. The online shop is still open.

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Stay Connected

⚓✨Join us on 16 June at 6pm for an online conversation with writer Robert Jones and Alfred Wallis Rediscovered co-curator Eliza Spindel. In this 1 hour conversation we shall explore the life and work of Alfred Wallis, inspired by our current exhibition 'Alfred Wallis Rediscovered'. ✨⚓ Alfred Wallis spent most of his life as a seaman and fisherman in Cornwall, only turning to painting at the age of seventy. Although he painted from memory, his evocative images of ships, fishing vessels and the Cornish landscape were based on a lifetime of direct experience. Drawing on Robert Jones’s extensive research into the life and work of Alfred Wallis, the conversation will explore how Wallis’ intimate understanding of the Cornish landscape and wealth of nautical knowledge can help us to interpret and appreciate the artworks that he made in later life, and to dispel myths and assumptions around Wallis’ work. £5 (FREE for students). Book now by clicking the link in our bio and visiting 'What's On'. ⛵

Whilst the attic in the House is closed to maintain social distancing, you can visit it via our virtual tour by clicking the link in our bio 🏡 The attic is a space devoted to the display of delicate works on paper and sculptures by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. 💖

There are many beautiful rugs and textiles to be discovered throughout the House at Kettle's Yard. Next time you visit us make sure to spend some time looking under your feet, as well as all around you! 👣 #kettlesyard #textiles #rugs #visitcambridge #interiorstyle

We are delighted to share our upcoming online event, organised by the Friends of Kettle's Yard, with art critic Martin Gayford, on 25 May. Gayford will be discussing his new book 'Spring Cannot Be Cancelled: David Hockney in Normandy' and the work of Hockney. 🌱 Find out more and book now by clicking the link in our bio and visiting 'What's On'. £10 Friends, £15 non-Friends, £5 students. Image: Page 267, David Hockney, “No. 599”, 11th April 2020, iPad painting, © David Hockney

We love this corner of Jim Ede's bathroom, showing a mixture of art, natural objects and furniture. Jim created a new way of looking at art by embedding it in a domestic setting. He interspersed his collection of art with natural found objects, antique furniture, glassware and ceramics. 🪑🌿✨ In this way Jim aimed to create a perfectly balanced whole that can be understood as a work of art in its own right. He viewed the arrangement as similar to a composition of music – each part was significant on its own, but its contribution to the whole arrangement was equally vital.

"Wallis's paintings, the irregularly shaped cardboard surfaces determining their movement and energy, are objects as well as paintings, and in that sense, like Ede's stones, they are out of time, timeless." - @financialtimes 💖 Don't miss 'Alfred Wallis Rediscovered', which has been extended to 20 June and will re-open on 19 May. Click the link in our bio to book your free tickets. ✨⛵ Three sketchbooks made in his final year (1941-2), that are filled with drawings and paintings in varying styles, are the catalyst for this exhibition. Alfred Wallis Rediscovered will explore Wallis’ paintings from the Kettle’s Yard Collection, with particular attention to his later works and drawing practices. Wallis’ close friendship with the creator of Kettle’s Yard, Jim Ede, who purchased large numbers of the artist’s paintings in the 1930s, is demonstrated through their lively letter correspondence, which will be on display. Photo: @jounderhill