Cambridge

United Kingdom



Address:
Castle Street
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0AQ
Phone: 01223 748100
Fax: 01223 324377
Website: www.kettlesyard.co.uk

Kettle's Yard

Kettle’s Yard is a house with a permanent collection of early twentieth century works of art and a gallery which presents a changing programme of contemporary and modern art exhibitions
FROM 22 JUNE 2015 KETTLE’S YARD HOUSE AND GALLERY WILL BE CLOSED TO VISITORS. THIS IS TO ENABLE THE COMPLETION OF A MAJOR BUILDING PROJECT TO GREATLY IMPROVE FACILITIES FOR VISITORS, ARTISTS AND CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING ABOUT OUR PLANS FOR ACTIVITIES OFFSITE, PLEASE SEE: www.kettlesyard.co.uk


Permanent Collection

Kettle's Yard was once home to Jim Ede, a former curator at the Tate Gallery and it houses his collection of art, mostly of the first half of the 20th century. The collection includes paintings by Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Alfred Wallis, Christopher Wood, David Jones, Joan Miró and many others, along with sculpture by artists including Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Constantin Brancusi, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.


Exhibitions

New Rhythms: Henri Gaudier-Brzeska Art, Dance and movement 1911–15
Tuesday 17 March– Sunday 21 June 2015

2015 marks 100 years since Henri Gaudier-Brzeska died aged 23 in the First World War. His sculpture and drawings reveal an artist constantly experimenting as
he sought to capture through art the energy he saw in life.
New Rhythms includes sculpture, drawings and paintings by Gaudier-Brzeska and his contemporaries David Bomberg, Jacob Epstein, Percy Wyndham Lewis, William Roberts, Auguste Rodin, Helen Saunders and Alexander Archipenko. A contemporary dance and music commission completes the exhibition.
Kettle’s Yard has one of the largest collections of works by Gaudier-Brzeska including two strikingly different sculptures of dancers, from which the inspiration for this exhibition comes. New Rhythms explores the pre-war London in which Gaudier-Brzeska lived, with its burgeoning dance scene including performances of the Ballets Russes, the explosion of dance forms like Tango and the growing popularity of wrestling.
This is the final exhibition at Kettle’s yard before closing for a major redevelopment.
http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/events/new-rhythms-henri-gaudier-brzeska-art-dance-


Previous Exhibitions

See: http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/exhibitions/archive/archive.html for an archive of past exhibitions.


Exhibitions (4)

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Cost

admission free


Opening hours

Gallery open: Tues-Sun 11.30am-5pm
House open: Tues-Sun 2-4pm/from first weekend in April to last weekend in Sept: 2-5pm


Getting there

Number C1 bus runs from Cambridge train station to Bridge Street, a short walk over Magdalene Bridge brings you to the gallery on Castle Street. The Madingley Road Park & Ride bus (see below) also stops in Bridge Street.

By taxi it takes approximately fifteen minutes to get to Kettle's Yard from the train station.

Parking is limited; we recommend the Park & Ride service (Madingley Road Park & Ride Service enters Cambridge past Kettle's Yard and stops in Bridge Street) - 01223 718167, http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/around/park_ride/

By Road from London; the South or the West
M11, exit J13. Turn right onto the A1303 into Cambridge (the Madingley Road). At the end of this road, you will come to a mini roundabout. Turn left (lane marked straight on) onto Northampton St. Take the first left into Pound Hill (just before the Town and Gown pub); you will find a number of metered parking spaces here. Parking in this area is free after 17.00.

By Road from the North or East; from the A10, turn onto the A14 westbound. From the A14, take the 1307 exit towards Cambridge. Continue along the 1307 past Girton College. Go through the traffic lights by the Texaco petrol station then down the hill. At the bottom of the hill is a set of traffic lights. Kettle's Yard Gallery windows are on your right. Turn right onto Northampton Street, then take the first right into Pound Hill, where there are metered parking spaces. Parking in this area is free after 17.00.


Facilities

The gallery is fully accessible for wheelchair users and has accessible toilets. The reception area in the gallery is fitted with a loop system.

Regrettably, because of the size and age of the house, we can only offer limited access to wheelchair users. A temporary ramp can be installed to provide access to part of the ground floor, if you can, please call in advance to arrange this. If you are a wheelchair user and want to visit the house please go to the gallery reception and a member of staff will arrange for the level access entrance to be opened.

If there is something that you especially want to see that is not in the wheelchair accessible part of the house please get in touch and we will try and arrange to move it temporarily.

There is a spiral staircase in the house, if you find this hard to negotiate please tell a member of staff who will show you an alternative route.

Magnifying glasses and torches are available in the house to help if you have difficulty seeing the works. If you require our printed material in another format please ask a member of staff.

Prams and push-chairs cannot be taken around the house as there are many vulnerable small objects on display. They can be left at the entrance to the house. They can be used throughout the gallery. Baby changing facilities are availabe in the gallery.

We are happy to arrange free tailor made tours for disabled people and their companions, please call us to arrange a visit or to find out about other workshops.

We can reserve seats for disabled people and their companions at all events and concerts.


Museum internal and external photos (7)

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News and events

FROM 22 JUNE 2015 KETTLE’S YARD HOUSE AND GALLERY WILL BE CLOSED TO VISITORS. THIS IS TO ENABLE THE COMPLETION OF A MAJOR BUILDING PROJECT TO GREATLY IMPROVE FACILITIES FOR VISITORS, ARTISTS AND CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING ABOUT OUR PLANS FOR ACTIVITIES OFFSITE, PLEASE SEE: www.kettlesyard.co.uk

Please see: http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/calendar.html
for a full calendar of events.


Education

The education programme aims to extend understanding and enjoyment of contemporary and 20th century art, particularly the objects displayed in the House and in temporary exhibitions.

Kettle's Yard embraces the concept of life-long learning, offering opportunities to visitors aged 1 to 101 and beyond. We will always try to cater for the needs of individual visitors and participants.

Through regular activities, special events, and work with schools and further and higher education we aim to provide specialist information, encourage participation and create opportunities for developing skills.


Groups

During normal opening hours, any group of over 5 people needs to call us in advance of the visit.

Groups of no more than 10 people are admitted to the House at any one time. If the group is over 10 in number, it will be necessary to divide the group into smaller units, which can then visit the House and Gallery in turn. These visits are free, but must be booked in advance.

If a group of over 10 people would like to visit the House as a unit, it can be arranged out of opening hours. There will be a charge of 3 UK pounds per head. There is a minimum charge of 30 UK pounds for a group visit without an introductory talk, and a minimum charge of 50 UK pounds for a visit which includes an introductory talk.


Schools

The Education Service at Kettle's Yard aims to respond to the needs of teachers, tutors and those working with people outside formal education. We can arrange workshops and talks to support your teaching in the house, gallery and education room.
Please call or email education@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk for further details or if you would like to receive information on a regular basis.

teachers exhibition views

There is an informal introduction to each exhibition on the first Thursday evening of each new exhibition (during term time), offering a chance to talk through new exhibitions with the Education Officer, book visits and meet up with colleagues over a glass of wine.


Families

Please see: http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/education/index.html
for details of forthcoming events for families. Events include monthly sessions for pre-schoolers and regular family sessions for all ages led by Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination artists.

When the art room in the gallery is free there are material free for all to use - so drop in and get creative! If you need to be sure that the education room will be open please call to check.


Children

See: http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/education/index.html
for a full list of events for children, these include Wednesday Club for 8-11 year olds, Tuesday Studio for 11-14 year olds and several one-off events.


Students

Please see our calendar of events for a full list of events: http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/calendar.html

Students get a large discount on tickets to concerts and other events. Kettle's Yard also operate a Student Picture Loan Scheme open to all students studying at one of the Cambridge universities. Please call for more details.


Adults

Please see: http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/education/index.html
for a full list of adult education events including art history courses, symposia, Saturday drawing, Thursday lunchtime talks and other events.


Membership

The Friends of Kettle's Yard were established in 1984 to support Kettle's Yard. Becoming a Friend is an excellent way of providing support and developing your own interest in art. The Friends organise a variety of activities including visits to other galleries, private collections and artists' studios, long weekends to various centres of art within the U.K. and abroad, special talks and an annual party.

You will also receive advance notice of all Kettle's Yard activities, invitations to private views, and discounts on several Kettle's Yard publications and events.

The Art Crowd is the up-and-coming offshoot of the Friends of Kettle's Yard. Run by young people with young people in mind, The Art Crowd is committed to organising a lively programme of arts-related events and activities. These are designed specifically for those with limited time and budgets - including young families, working people and students.
Friends' membership rates:

Members £20 annually/ joint £33

Students/Unwaged £10

Life member £350/joint £500 (Gift Aid)

Patron £120 annually

Membership forms can be downloaded on our website: http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/supporters/friends.html


Sponsorship

If you are a business you might want to consider sponsoring an exhibition or event at Kettle's Yard. Kettle's Yard is a nationally regarded institution and we can offer a number of sponsorship packages. Please call 01223 352124 or email susie@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk to discuss the possibilities.


Venue hire

Kettle's Yard offers a unique opportunity to entertain friends, potential recruits, business associates or clients within the stimulating atmosphere of a contemporary art gallery.

Facilities

* The Gallery space comfortably holds up to 120 standing.
* The House seats 120, or 90 if a clear view of the presentation area is required.
* Audio visual equipment can be made available by arrangement.
* Catering and drinks may be arranged as part of your booking.

Conditions of Hire

* No smoking is allowed in any part of the Gallery or House.
* Food and drink may only be consumed in the Gallery and may not be taken into the House.
* Hirers will be expected to pay for any breakages or damage caused to Kettle's Yard property during the course of their event.

Availability

* All day Monday
* Tuesday - Friday after 5.30 p.m. or before 12 noon
* Please note that the space available in the gallery may be restricted by certain exhibitions.

Please call 01223 352124 or e-mail mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk for current rates.