Opening Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11am – 5pm
Wednesday: 11am – 5pm
Thursday: 11am – 5pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Please note the House opens at 12pm, with last entry to the House at 4.20pm

Kettle’s Yard will be closed between 23 December 2021 – 3 January 2022 inclusive.

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Our work of the week is Opus 5 (aka The Constellations) by Naum Gabo.

As the inscription (“To Jim Ede from Gabo with love 27 March 1952”) suggests, this print was presented by Gabo to Jim Ede as a gift. They had first met in Paris in the early 1920s. Gabo began to make monoprints in 1950, continuing until 1973. Gabo was always resistant to the idea of the traditional ‘editioned print’, instead choosing to make a significant body of unique woodcuts over an extended period of time. A monoprint differs from an editioned print in that, although the block is the same, changes in inking, colouring and orientation make each impression unique. Best known for his three dimensional constructions, there are some obvious affinities between Gabo’s prints and sculptures. In both, weightless forms appear to float in space. Here the translucent Japanese paper creates visual effects akin to those of the Perspex often used by the artist for his sculptures.