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

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On this page you will find a collection of resources relating to the Alfred Wallis Rediscovered exhibition, that can be explored at home.

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Exhibition Tour

We are pleased to share with you an introductory tour of our Alfred Wallis Rediscovered exhibition, which you can enjoy from home.

Exhibition Film

Find out more about the exhibition and related projects with curators, Dr Jennifer Powell and Eliza Spindel, The Red Hen Project Worker Rhianna Milton, and community group ‘The Kettlers’.

Correspondence by Sarah Wood

Following her recent film commission for Kettle’s Yard, Here is Elsewhere, Sarah Wood has made a short film that brings together archive footage and imagery taken around the Cornish coastline to reflect on issues of care and responsibility in art, curating, and making art during lockdown. The scripted voiceover in Correspondence takes the form of a letter written by Wood to her fellow artist Alfred Wallis.

Correspondence lasts 7 minutes and 30 seconds.

You can download a transcript for the film here.

Alfred Wallis Sketchbooks

View the pages of three sketchbooks made by Alfred Wallis in the last year of his life. These three sketchbooks were the catalyst for our exhibition ‘Alfred Wallis Rediscovered’.

In the sketchbooks you can see some of the artist’s favourite subjects including the Royal Albert Bridge in Devonport, St Ives Harbour and its lighthouse and three mastered tall ships and steamers with smoke billowing.

Shown in the film:

Grey Sketchbook, Alfred Wallis Sketchbooks, 1941. Lent anonymously. All rights reserved.
Castle Sketchbook, Alfred Wallis Sketchbooks, 1941. Lent anonymously. All rights reserved.
Lion Sketchbook, Alfred Wallis Sketchbooks, 1941. Lent anonymously. All rights reserved.

Family Activity Sheet: Alfred Wallis at Home

Get creative with our new family activity kit, which you can try at home. Find out more about Alfred Wallis and have a go at creative activities inspired by the artist and the exhibition.

We would love to see how Alfred Wallis has inspired you. Share your creations with us on social media @kettlesyard or email us with feedback learning@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk.

Download the Alfred Wallis activity sheet here

Alfred Wallis Inspired Playlist

Our Visitor Assistants have created a playlist of music inspired by the exhibition. Song choices have been inspired by Wallis’ works, his life story and the seascapes and landscapes that influenced him.

Read more and listen here

Who Was Alfred Wallis?

Discover who Alfred Wallis was with exhibition Curator, Dr Jennifer Powell.

Curator’s Favourites

Watch our film to hear about some of Curatorial Assistant Eliza Spindel’s favourite works in the exhibition.

Sailing Ship and Orchard (1935-37)

Director Andrew Nairne shares one of his favourite paintings in the Kettle’s Yard collection: ‘Sailing shop and orchard’ (1935-37) by Alfred Wallis.

Shop

Shop our range of Alfred Wallis products in the Kettle’s Yard shop.