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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Born 1911 – Died 2002

Matta was born in Santiago de Chile. He studied architecture, graduating in 1931. In 1936 he moved to Paris and worked in Le Corbusier’s architecture office. He met with the leading Surrealists, including André Breton and Dali, to whom he was introduced by the poet Frederico Garcia Lorca, and began painting, exhibiting at the International Surrealist Exhibition in 1938. When war began, he went to New York with Max Ernst and Peggy Guggenheim, together with André Masson and Wilfredo Lam. After the war he returned to Europe, first living in Rome then in Paris.

Works by this artist in the permanent collection