Opening Hours

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

Free, timed entry tickets to the House are available at the information desk on arrival or online here.

Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

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15 February 2020 – 26 April 2020

Sadly, the Linderism exhibition had to close early due to the current coronavirus situation. We do not yet know when we will reopen but we hope that when we do we will be able to extend the exhibition for a number of weeks. In the meantime, please check back soon as there will be a tour of the exhibition available shortly. Sign up to receive our newsletter where we regularly share digital content from Kettle’s Yard.

A new solo exhibition of work by Linder.

Most well known for her photomontage, this exhibition explores the diverse range of Linder’s practice. It explores 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 approaches Helen Ede’s elusive presence in Kettle’s Yard. Linder reinstates Helen through the creation of ‘House of Helen’, a brand of products available in the shop. A series of new commissions engage all five senses and see 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 Linder stages 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 is produced in association with Newcastle University’s Hatton Gallery, where it will travel in September 2020

The exhibition is curated by Amy Tobin and is accompanied by a new publication, which you can purchase here.

Click here to shop the ‘House of Helen’ range, produced for Linderism.

Images

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

Access

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.

Content Warning

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.