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Turning Forms: New Display in Helen's Bedroom

Senior Curator, Inga Fraser, tells us about the new display in Helen’s bedroom in the Kettle’s Yard house.

During the period in which Jim and Helen Ede lived at Kettle’s Yard, Helen’s room was never open to visitors. Since 1973, it been used for artists’ projects or as a space for artworks from the reserve collection. Inspired by the shifting contents of Helen’s rooms in contrast to the permanent hang everywhere else in the house, the current display focuses on artworks in states of transition. Ceramics resist their archetypal forms. Drawings and paintings aspire to be sculpture. Sculptures refer to photographic processes, are discovered in found materials, or registered only by the slightest relief. The artworks gathered here embrace translation, provisionality and experiment.