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Café, galleries and shop: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

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Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

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9 November 2019, 10.30am – 4pm

Join us for a full day taking an in-depth look at the art of the self-portrait with museum educator Sarah Burles. You will examine the idea of Kettle’s Yard as a self-portrait of Jim Ede and look at how artists have depicted themselves over the centuries from Dürer and Rembrandt to Tracey Emin and Antony Gormley.

The House at Kettles Yard has been described as a ‘self-portrait shaped by Jim Ede’s own history, and specifically his experiences during the First World War’. This one-day course will study works on display at Kettle’s Yard with particular emphasis on the striking self-portraits by Christopher Wood and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska.

You will learn about the development of the self-portrait in art history and have a private tour of Kettle’s Yard, looking at works from the permanent and reserve collection.

Tickets are £75, booking required

Click here to book now.

Tickets include:

  • A private tour of Kettle’s Yard highlighting relevant works in the permanent collection and the opportunity to see works from the reserve collection
  • Coffee on arrival & tea in the afternoon
  • Three illustrated lectures exploring the art of self portraiture through the ages from the early Renaissance to the present day

About the tutor

Sarah Burles MA is an art historian and museum educator whose first experience of Kettle’s Yard was when she was a History of Art student at Cambridge University. Inspired to pursue her love of art as a career she went on to work for a number of different museums and galleries including many years at the Fitzwilliam Museum. Sarah now runs Cambridge Art Tours and also works as a freelance lecturer and Tour Director for ACE Cultural Tours.


The galleries, entrance area and Clore Learning Studio are all fully wheelchair accessible. Around three-quarters of the House is not accessible to wheelchair users. The upper part of the ground floor extension area of the House is accessible for wheelchair users and if you let us know when you book we can arrange to put a ramp out so that the whole of the downstairs extension area is accessible.

There are several sets of stairs in the House, including a spiral staircase. Please let us know if you would prefer not to use the spiral staircase and we can provide an alternative route around the House.

Terms and Conditions

Tickets are non-refundable.

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 us at

No ticket may be resold or transferred.

We ask that you let us know at time of booking, of any allergy or food intolerance, and any dietary requirements.

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.