Here you can find a large range of digital resources and material that you can explore and enjoy at home.
We’ve picked out our top 5 things for you to have a look at:
- Special Filmed Performance with the Maxwell Quartet: watch a new performance with the Maxwell Quartet in the Kettle’s Yard House until 25 March 2021
- Alfred Wallis at Home: learn more about the artist Alfred Wallis and explore our current exhibition from home
- Reflections from Home: read a series of posts where artists offer their reflections from home through images, text and film
- Sarah Wood: North South East West: to accompany Sarah Wood’s new film for Kettle’s Yard, Here is Elsewhere, we invited independent film curator and writer Gareth Evans to speak to Wood to discuss the film
- Alfred Wallis Activity Sheet: try our new activity sheet for children and families, inspired by the Wallis and our current exhibition
Special Filmed Performance with the Maxwell Quartet
After months without music, we are delighted to offer you the chance to see our special performance of the Maxwell Quartet playing at Kettle’s Yard in the House. The performance was filmed in December 2020, before the current lockdown. They play a lively programme of Haydn, Philip Glass and Traditional Scottish Music.
The performance will be available for a limited time only, until 25 March 2021.
Thank you to all those who donated to support the film. If you would like to donate to help support the future of Kettle’s Yard music, you can do so here.
Alfred Wallis at Home
Whilst we are closed, you can explore Alfred Wallis at Home. On this page you will find a collection of resources relating to the Alfred Wallis Rediscovered exhibition, that can be explored at home.
Keep in touch using #AlfredWallisRediscovered on social media, and by signing up here for our weekly Kettle’s Yard newsletter.
Alfred Wallis Activity Sheet
Get creative with our new family activity kit, which you can try at home. Find out more about Alfred Wallis and have a go at creative activities inspired by the artist and the exhibition.
Sarah Wood: Here is Elsewhere
Kettle’s Yard has commissioned artist and filmmaker Sarah Wood to make a new film that contemplates the human impact of lockdown. Here is Elsewhere is an essay film that explores the idea that in lockdown people become ‘nomads of the imagination’, forced to travel in their mind at a time when physical movement is heavily restricted.
Watch the film online here.
North South East West: Sarah Wood in conversation with Gareth Evans
To accompany Sarah Wood’s new film for Kettle’s Yard, Here is Elsewhere, we invited independent film curator and writer Gareth Evans to speak to Wood to discuss the film. You can download a transcript here.
Following the Here is Elsewhere commission, Wood has made a short film that brings together archive footage and imagery taken around the Cornish coastline to reflect on issues of care and responsibility in art, curating, and making art during lockdown. The scripted voiceover in Correspondence takes the form of a letter written by Wood to her fellow artist Alfred Wallis.
Correspondence lasts 7 minutes and 30 seconds.
Reflections from Home
What are artists thinking and doing?
During the first lockdown Andrew Nairne, Director, invited artists that Kettle’s Yard has worked with in the past to offer their reflections from home, through images and text, at a time when millions around the world were homebound.
Week 2: Vicken Parsons, Norfolk, UK
Week 3: Rana Begum, London, UK
Week 4: Antony Gormley, Norfolk, UK
Week 5: Sohrab Hura, Delhi, India
Week 6: Callum Innes, Oslo, Norway
Week 7: Jennifer Lee, Peckham, London
Week 8: Seher Shah, New Delhi, India
Week 9: Harold Offeh, Cambridge, UK
During the first lockdown Francesca Bertolotti-Bailey, Acting Head of Programme, invited artists that Kettle’s Yard has worked with in the past to offer their reflections on these exceptional times by answering three questions with a short video.
- What are the best of times now?
- What are the worst of times now?
- What would you like to hold on to that you have learnt in these times?
Read our series exploring the years Jim and Helen Ede spent living in Tangier, Morocco, from 1936 to 1952. It includes a selection from Jim Ede’s writings and photographs from the Kettle’s Yard Archive.
Alfred Wallis at Home Activity For Families
Have a go at our new activity for families ‘Alfred Wallis at Home’. Download the resource to find out more about Alfred Wallis and join in with creative activities inspired by his work and our Alfred Wallis Rediscovered exhibition.
This video from the Kettle’s Yard learning team allows you to explore Kettle’s Yard together from the virtual classroom.
The film takes you around the House and invites you to look, talk and respond creatively – as a class or together at home. There are lots of moments within the film for in-class or at home interaction, as well as links to follow up more in future lessons.
Get creative with a month’s worth of activities for families and children in our Pebble Challenge.
Campaign for Empathy
Enni has created a Campaign for Empathy for North Cambridge, with several activities you can download.
Watch our latest film with Enni and find out what she’s been up to in the first six months of her residency.
Music at Home
We were very sad to have had to cancel the remaining concerts in our Chamber Music series and our New Music series. We hope that you can enjoy some music resources from home. We look forward to welcoming you back to Kettle’s Yard music soon.
We’ve drawn together a Spotify playlist of ‘Music-in-Lieu’ for each of the cancelled Chamber Music concerts, comprising recordings by the same artists or of the same pieces from their programmes, plus a few extras that we think you’ll enjoy.
New Music Curator Tom McKinney has been in contact with the musicians whose concerts couldn’t take place, and we’re pleased to share with you some films and music from them.
Christopher Wood’s ‘Flowers’ (1930)
We’re pleased to share with you a short introduction to ‘Flowers’ (1930) by Christopher Wood with Andrew Nairne, Director, filmed just before Kettle’s Yard’s closure in March.
Barbara Hepworth’s ‘Three Personages’ (1965)
Alfred Wallis’ ‘Sailing Ship and Orchard’ (1935-37)
Linderism at Home
In February 2020 we were delighted to open our exhibition ‘Linderism’. Explore Linderism at home, including a filmed exhibition tour and recordings of talks and performances.
All of this activity and more is being shared on our blog.
The shop is currently dispatching online orders and includes many activities you can do at home as well as a range of books.
Other resources to enjoy from home
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