Kettle’s Yard art treasures

Alfred Wallis exhibited at the Jerwood Gallery
Alfred Wallis exhibited at the Jerwood Gallery

Horizons: Kettle’s Yard at Jerwood Gallery (September 12– January 3) brings works by some of the 20th century’s most important and influential artists to Hastings.

Kettle’s Yard was the Cambridge home of Jim and Helen Ede, who created an impressive collection of British and European art. During his life, Jim had been a curator at London’s Tate Gallery and liked to refer to himself as a ‘friend of artists’. It was indeed through these friendships that the Edes acquired many of the objects and paintings that became the Kettle’s Yard collection.

When the couple retired to Edinburgh in 1973, they gave the house to Cambridge University. The house has been maintained as Ede originally intended and welcomes visitors to explore the collection in this unique setting.

Now, due to a two-year capital redevelopment programme at Kettle’s Yard, the full collection is available to tour for the first time in its history. Jerwood Gallery is the first venue to stage a major exhibition of specially selected works from the house.

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