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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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Our work of the week is Maternity (1913) by the French sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, depicting a mother embracing her child. This work is currently on show in Beauty & Balance at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

The original was carved in marble. This is one of seven casts made from the original by Jim Ede. Kettle’s Yard owns two of these casts. Gaudier-Brzeska approached the subject of maternity again in another sculpture he made in 1914, this time depicting three figures instead of two. Henri Gaudier-Brzeska enlisted in the French army at the start of World War One. During his time in the trenches he still managed to satisfy his creative urges by making small sculptures using soft stone and a penknife. He even managed to return to the theme of mother and child, one final time, by carving a small ‘maternity’ from the butt of a stolen rifle.