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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

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Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

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Born 1949 in Stockport. He gained a BA Hons in Fine Art from the St Martins School of Art, London. Artist in residence at Kettle’s Yard in 1988. He decided having read ‘A Way of Life’ that the house should be the subject of the project. After a month he went up to Edinburgh and recorded an interview with Jim Ede. This is the last known recorded interview with Jim – he was 93. The transcript survives.

In his interview, he describes the difficulties of working in Cambridge, although he had wonderful access to Kettle’s Yard. He produced ‘The Atomic Yard’ as a result of the residency. The name came from a remark by Jim about the possibility of an atomic war and a record by Count Baisie entitled ‘The Atomic Mr Baisie’. At the time of interview he was Professor of Fine Art at the University of Derby.

Transcript of interview with Jim Ede