Opening Hours

Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery will be re-opening from 14 August 2020. You can keep up to date with the latest information here.

House, galleries, café and shop: Friday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

Free, timed entry tickets to the House and galleries will be available online from 5 August.

Last entry to the House is at 4.20pm

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Jared Schiller

My new short film ‘More Love Than Money’ has been described as ‘an evocation of the collector’s home’. The collector is Ronnie Duncan and his home and garden, Weston, in Otley near Leeds, took great inspiration from Jim Ede and Kettle’s Yard. The art at Weston – which includes works by the likes of Roger Hilton, Alan Davie, Trevor Bell and Terry Frost – lives there with Ronnie, it is not simply exhibited. Unlike Kettle’s Yard, however, Weston is unlikely to be preserved; the works within will one day be dispersed: donated to public collections across the country, and the cottage will return to the possession of its owner. A generous and sociable man, Ronnie frequently welcomes visitors to Weston to experience the collection first-hand. He asked me to make this film in order that this may continue, in some small way, even when the works are being appreciated anew in smart galleries on freshly painted walls.

Of course, the film isn’t really about the art: it’s about the people and the place. So Ronnie, who lives alone, invited some friends over to reminisce, and I spoke to them about what makes him tick.  His love of poetry and of stone. His determination to live amongst beauty. His extraordinarily supportive relationships with the artists he admired. And there is a lot of space in the film for quiet reflection, to view the house and garden slowly – he has been crafting it for 60 years after all.

The film will be shown this Wednesday 30th July in Leeds, at the beautiful Hyde Park Picture House, after an introductory talk by art historian (and contributor to the film) Ben Read. Find out more about the film here.

‘More Love Than Money: Ronnie Duncan at Weston’, a film by Jared Schiller

Wednesday 30th July, 4pm

Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD

Tickets available on the door: £7.50, £5.00 Leeds Art Fund members