Opening Hours

Coronavirus Temporary Closure: Please note that Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery will be closed from 17 March 2020. You can keep up to date with the latest information here.

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 or online here.

Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

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Nicole Ng, Cambridge University Architecture Student

There are many layers when experiencing art. A multitude of factors define that experience. We come with our preconceived notions, our emotions, our ideas and opinions. In Kettle’s Yard, there is careful consideration of how art can be appreciated, through the elements of space. Kettle’s Yard is a space of layers in the sense that it offers visitors various types of opportunities to experience, appreciate and contemplate. In Kettle’s Yard, you are free to stand or walk around but you are also invited to lay back on an armchair as if you were at home. You don’t really know if you’re home or at an art gallery.

The use of light is an important layer to the experience at Kettle’s Yard, the windows in the House allow light to penetrate horizontally, forming shadows of the sculptures. In the Extension, the light strips along the ceiling fill the space with natural light. Its spatial arrangement creates pockets of lit and cleverly darkened spaces.

This video is an attempt to step back from the art in Kettle’s Yard and to observe the nuances of light in relation to the artworks and the space. It is a documentation of the subtle changes in light in Kettle’s Yard, that can hardly be seen in reality. Whether the changes are due to natural or artificial light (or a mix of both), the spatial atmosphere in Kettle’s Yard is transformed at key moments of the day such as at sunset and sunrise.