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29 house September gallery - 21music December events 2012

University of Cambridge Admission free

in the GALLERY

Winifred Nicholson Music of Colour

in the house One of the UK’s most remarkable collections of 20th century art

St Peter’s Church, next to Kettle’s Yard

Kettle’s Yard

the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery Kettle’s Yard is a beautiful house that contains a remarkable collection of modern art. In the house you can find paintings and sculptures by some of the great names of early 20th century art including Brancusi, Miró, Henry Moore, Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska and Christopher Wood. As in Jim’s time, in the afternoons visitors are invited to ring on the bell and come and explore this inspiring house and collection.

\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ NEWS FLASH ///////////////////////////////////////////////// CASTLE HILL OPEN DAY CAMBRIDGE & COUNTY FOLK MUSEUM • CASTLE MOUND • KETTLE’S YARD • ST GILES’ CHURCH • ST PETER’S CHURCH 22 September 12-5pm, free Explore the history and heritage of the Castle Hill area of Cambridge, the collections of Kettle’s Yard and the Folk Museum, plus contemporary art, talks, tours and activities for all ages. Free entry to all attractions and events plus a pop-up café. Full details will be available online:

in the GALLERY

Winifred Nicholson Music of Colour 29 September - 21 December 2012

Cyclamen and Primula, 1923 (circa), Trustees of Winifred Nicholson

“what I have tried to do is paint pictures that call down colour, so that a picture can be a lamp in one’s home, not merely a window.” 1937

“She has probably no equal among modern British painters as a colourist of the most exquisite refinement.“ P. C. Konody, The Observer,1927 The third of our ongoing Artist in Focus displays, this exhibition takes a close look at one of the most important artists in the collection. Winifred Nicholson, alongside her husband Ben Nicholson, was a close friend of Jim Ede, and an important influence, particularly when Jim was developing his vision for Kettle’s Yard. Winifred Nicholson’s paintings are above all studies of light and colour. Visitors to Kettle’s Yard house have long enjoyed Nicholson’s paintings and this display gives an opportunity to rediscover them. The display will include a number of works not normally shown and archival material. Key themes, such as her theories on colour and her involvement with the European avant-garde will be explored.

Lunchtime talks Free, just turn up. Thursday lunchtime talks start at 1.10pm and usually last 30 mins.

Seascape with Two Boats, 1932 Trustees of Winifred Nicholson

Talks are also streamed live at 4 October Introduction to Winifred Nicholson Lizzie Fisher, Curator 18 October Winifred Nicholson in focus Dan Zamani, AHRC Doctoral Scholar, Trinity College, Cambridge 15 November Winifred Nicholson: a view from the Kettle’s Yard archives Anna Ferrari, PhD candidate, History of Art, Pembroke College, Cambridge

White Saxifrage (aka Wild Lilies, Greece), 1966, Trustees of Winifred Nicholson

29 November Artists and their materials in early 20th century British art and design M.J. Morgan, PhD candidate, Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, University of Cambridge 13 December Jim Ede: a collector at home Lucy Bayley, PhD candidate, University of the Arts, London

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Friday Lunchtime concerts at St Giles’ Church, free St Giles’ Church is across Castle Street from Kettle’s Yard.

19 October: Mike Buchanan (trombone) Featuring works by Jacques Castérède and Enrique Crespo

Passionate playing from students of the University of Cambridge. Concerts begin at 1.10pm (doors open 1pm), last about 40 minutes and are free. Donations welcome.

2 November: String Quartet Schubert’s ‘Death and the Maiden’

26 October: Rosie Bowker (flute)

9 November: Anne Denholm (harp) 16 November: Mark Seow and Maya Amin-Smith (violin) Bach and Vivaldi

Festival of Ideas Art in Global Health • Thursday 25 October, 7.30-9pm Artist Katie Paterson in conversation with scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Venue: Biffen Lecture Theatre, Department of Genetics, Downing Street Ages 14+, pre book, Art in Global Health is a project driven by Wellcome Collection, part of the global charitable foundation of the Wellcome Trust.

Launch of ‘Thresholds’ • Friday 2 November, 6-8pm Special event to celebrate a new partnership between Arts Council England and the University of Cambridge, with the launch of an ambitious poetry, museums and collections project by its curator, Carol Ann Duffy, Poet Laureate. Kettle’s Yard is one of the University of Cambridge museums participating in this project and we are looking forward to hosting a poet in 2013. Reception with poetry reading: Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington St. Ages 16+, pre-book or tel: 01223 766766.

BIG DRAW ON TOUR • Tuesday 30 October, 2-4pm Explore the theme of ‘dreams and nightmares’ at our drop-in creative workshop, responding to the Winifred Nicholson exhibition. To find other venues go to For families. Free of charge, no booking, places are first come, first served.

Winifred Nicholson, Seascape (Sea and Sand), 1926 Trustees of Winifred Nicholson

Late night view and Christmas shopping evening Wednesday 7 November, 5.30-8pm A late night opening of the Winifred Nicholson exhibition and the shop. An opportunity to buy a range of cards, gifts and art books with some special discounts available on the night.

Education programme Please note that we will not be running our regular programme of termly and holiday workshops between September and December 2012. We will continue our schools programme and community group visits. Please check our website and blog for details of ongoing educational projects.

Kettle’s Yard Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ telephone 01223 748100

blog site news, stories from behind the scenes and an opportunity to hear straight from the artists we are working with.

House Open

The shop in the gallery offers a range of cards, gifts, art books and magazines

Tuesday-Sunday 2-4pm

Gallery & shop open Tuesday-Sunday 11.30am-5pm Christmas closure: 22 Dec 2012 - 3 Jan 2013 inclusive

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Access The exhibition gallery provides wheelchair access and disabled toilet facilities. Limited wheelchair access can be provided to the house. Entrance via the path off Castle Street.





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By train/bus The C1 bus runs from the station to Bridge Street; a short walk over Magdalene Bridge leads to the gallery, past the Folk Museum.

By road From South: M11 exit at junction 13. From North: from A14 take the A1307 to Castle Street. Meter parking on Northampton Street or Pound Hill. Parking is limited; we recommend the Park & Ride service, 01223 718167.

Kettle’s Yard is grateful to the following: Arts Council England, The Higher Education Funding Council, The Heritage Lottery Fund, Cambridge City Council, The Isaac Newton Trust, The PRS for Music Foundation, The Holst Foundation, The RVW Trust, The Faculty of Music, The Friends of Kettle’s Yard, Dr Shirley Ellis, and other individual donors.

Leaflet September-December 2012  
Leaflet September-December 2012  

Kettle's Yard events leaflet covering the Winfred Nicholson: Music of Colour display, 29 September - 21 December 2012