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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.

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Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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Due to Covid 19 we have had to reschedule the majority of our 2020 programme, it has been challenging but it has also given us opportunities. This is one of those opportunities, a very special exhibition of works by one of the most significant artists in our collection – made even more special by a rather wonderful discovery.

Alfred Wallis Rediscovered includes over 60 rarely shown paintings and drawings from our Reserve Collection as well as three recently rediscovered sketchbooks which were made in the last year of the artist’s life and have not been exhibited for over fifty years.

The wonderful pages of the sketchbooks feature many of the recognisable subjects and scenes to which Wallis repeatedly returned throughout his lifetime; ships, boats and the Cornish coastline and harbours. Jim Ede, creator of Kettle’s Yard, recognised the profound nature of Wallis’ work, with its expressive life, joy, and themes of survival.

Thank you

Alfred Wallis Rediscovered was not part of our planned programme for 2020. Thank you for helping  to make the exhibition a success.

Your donations have helped us to:

  • Create new digital content about the three sketchbooks – ensuring that this wonderful discovery has a legacy beyond the exhibition which is accessible to all
  • Programme exciting learning and community activities, bringing the artworks and stories in the exhibition to new audiences
  • Undertake vital conservation work to key paintings in our Reserve Collection that are on display as part of the exhibition

We are aware that not everyone will be able to visit and your support has given us the resources to bring the exhibition alive through digital means.

Thank you for all your generous support. We, like many arts organisations, are suffering severe financial challenges due to Covid-19 and there has never been a more important time to support us.

Alfred Wallis for Everyone campaign supporters

Exhibition Circle

Friends of Kettle’s Yard

The Mandarin Trust

Suling Chan Mead

John and Claudia Arney

Carol Atack

Angela Chadwyck-Healey

John and Jennifer Crompton

Nicola Dandridge and Andrew Nairne

Paul and Daisy Havranek

Dr Christopher Mallinson

Polly Mallinson

Simon and Midge Palley

Elizabeth Simpson, OBE

Alex Haidas and Thalia Chryssikou

The Arts Society Cambridge

Crane Kalman Gallery

Jonathan and Nicole Scott



Jane Adams

Vanessa Bismuth

Neil and Gwen Blackshaw

Sophie Bowness

Liz Budd

Judy Dean

Len Dunne

Laura Freeman

Gough and Morris family

David Gye

Penny Heath

Sabine Jaccaud

Anthony Joyes

James Kirkbride

Bob Lockyer

Nicki Marrian

Isabelle McNeill

Dipak Mistry

Graham Murfitt

Sandy Nairne

Des Pawson MBE

Den Pearce

Rob Pilsworth

Sally Rands

Dougal Rousham

Nicci Steele-Williams

John Stark

Christine Tipple

Martin Thompson

Gillian Warrin

and all who wish to remain anonymous