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28 January 2021 – 11 February 2021, 5 – 6pm

A three week online course with Sarah Burles

This event is now fully booked

Join us for a series of illustrated talks that will take place across three Thursday afternoons – 28 January, 4 February and 11 February, 5-6pm – with art historian and museum educator Sarah Burles.

As the Alfred Wallis Rediscovered exhibition comes to an end, this short online course will explore the connections between Kettle’s Yard and Cornwall. Above Jim Ede’s bed at Kettle’s Yard hang two paintings by Alfred Wallis – Five Ships (Mount’s Bay) and Houses at the water’s edge (Porthleven) while near the window is a small oil painting by Ben Nicholson called 1928 (Cornish Port). These works are the most obvious examples of these connectionsOther Kettle’s Yard artists also spent time in Cornwall including Christopher Wood, Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo. Later, Jim Ede championed the work of the St Ives artist, Bryan Pearce. 

Sarah Burles will tell the story of Kettle’s Yard’s Cornish connections which began when Jim Ede went to study at the Newlyn School of Art before the First World War. Later, his friends Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood discovered the work of Alfred Wallis on a visit to St Ives. They introduced Wallis to Jim who went on to acquire more than a hundred of his paintings. During the Second World War, Ben Nicholson returned to Cornwall with Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo.

This accessible short course will put these artists and their connection with Kettle’s Yard and Cornwall into a broader historical and artistic context.

Course dates:
Thursday 28 January, Thursday 4 February and Thursday 11 February, 5-6pm

£30 per person for all three talks, booking required

Your ticket covers all three dates.

Click here to book your place now

Ticket holders will be sent joining information nearer the event. If you have not received anything by 27 January please email sarah@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk or susy@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk.

About Sarah Burles

Sarah Burles is an art historian and museum educator. Sarah studied History of Art at Cambridge University, before completing a Masters degree at the University of London in museum and gallery education. Sarah has worked in museums and galleries for over 25 years, including at the Fitzwilliam Museum for 12 years. More recently she has led tours for the Art Fund and Art Society, runs adult education courses and works as a Tour Director for ACE Cultural Tours. Sarah’s passion is to make art accessible and enjoyable to a wide audience and her tours and courses aim to be engaging, as well as intellectually stimulating.

Cancellations and Further Information

The course will be conducted via Zoom so please make sure you have an account and can join for the time required – you will be sent a link to join in advance.


When you confirm your purchase, you are accepting that the terms & conditions form the basis of any contract between Kettle’s Yard and yourself.  If you need to cancel your booking, please inform us in writing as soon as possible at Kettle’s Yard Courses, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 OAQ or email: courses@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

The cancellation is effective from the date that your written confirmation is received and unfortunately, we cannot issue a refund unless the event is cancelled by us. Kettle’s Yard reserves the right to alter any part of the programme if necessary. We will only cancel courses after careful consideration, but reserve the right to do so under exceptional circumstances. In the event of a cancellation, participants will be informed in writing as soon as possible and course fees will be refunded in full.  Should you need to cancel because you have symptoms of COVID 19 we will refund you in full.

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