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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You can download interpretation and a list of works from Linderism here.
Explore Linderism at Home with our range of exhibition related resources. Watch and read talks about the six senses, see performance footage from Linder and watch a filmed exhibition tour with the exhibition curator, Amy Tobin.
A new solo exhibition of work by Linder.
Most well known for her photomontage, this exhibition explored the diverse range of Linder’s practice. It explored Linder as performance artist, zine-maker, musician, documentary-photographer, collaborator, muse, guru, medium and body-builder.
Through the use of the Kettle’s Yard Archive, Linder also approached Helen Ede’s elusive presence in Kettle’s Yard. Linder reinstated Helen through the creation of ‘House of Helen’, a brand of products available in the shop. A series of new commissions engaged all five senses and saw Linder staging interventions in all areas of Kettle’s Yard.
Linder was born in Liverpool in 1954 and was an active figure in the punk and post-punk music scenes. Probably best known for the album covers which she created, her photomontages often combine everyday images taken from fashion or home magazines with images from pornography.
On 14 March 2020 Linder staged a new performance, with a soundtrack by musician Maxwell Sterling, at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, the home of the New Hall Collection of art by women.
The exhibition was produced in association with Newcastle University’s Hatton Gallery, where it travelled to in November 2020
The exhibition was curated by Amy Tobin and was accompanied by a new publication, which you can purchase here.
Linder, Untitled, 1977 photomontage. 17.2×18.5 cm, 6.8×7.3 ins
Linder, Untitled, 2015, photomontage, 27.7 x 20.6 cm, 10 7/8 x 8 1/8 ins
Linder, Glorification de l’Élue, 2011. C-type print on FuijiFlex crystal archival paper image size: 155 x 118 cm, 61 1/8 x 46 1/2 ins framed size: 164 x 128 cm, 64 5/8 x 50 3/8 ins Edition 1 of 3 + 1 AP
The galleries on the ground floor are fully accessible. They can be accessed easily from the entrance area by steps or a ramp.
The House is not fully wheelchair accessible. There is no lift in the House. Please let a Visitor Assistant know if you would prefer not to use the spiral staircase and we can provide an alternative route into the House. For access information please visit our access page online or call 01223 748100.
The exploration of gender and sexuality is fundamental to Linder’s work. She uses imagery from different print materials, including pornography.
This exhibition contains some explicit images, which some visitors may find challenging and may not be suitable for younger visitors.
Please ask a member of our visitor services team for more information.
Gallery, shop and café:
Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm
Tuesday – Sunday 12 – 5pm
We are grateful to the following for their generous support:
Carol Atack and Alex van Someren