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We are closed on Bank Holiday Mondays

Please note the house will be temporarily closed for 4 weeks from 14 March 2024

Photo: Stuart Whipps

Anthea Hamilton Reimagines Kettle’s Yard

15 September – 1 May 2017 at The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield and Kettle’s Yard presented a new installation by Turner Prize nominee, Anthea Hamilton, an artist renowned for her art-pop, culture-inspired sculptures and installations that incorporated references from the worlds of art, fashion, design and cinema.

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This ambitious installation exhibited a series of new works, created by the artist in response to works from the Kettle’s Yard collection.

Based on her research into the art and objects of the Kettle’s Yard collection, Hamilton re-appropriated objects from the collection, using unexpected details as starting points for new works. A monthly programme of piano performances mirrored the tradition of regular concerts in the house at Kettle’s Yard, established by its founder Jim Ede.

Significantly, Hamilton invited several British and international artists, with whom she has either previously worked, or whose work is important to her, to contribute to the new installation. These included: French artist Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann; British artist Nicholas Byrne; German artist Daniel Sinsel and the celebrated American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.


Photos by Stuart Whipps


Her re-interpretation is fresh and unexpected.

Wallpaper* Magazine, October 2016

Hamilton’s disruption has, in fact, produced something subtle and sensitive to the very unique character of Kettle’s Yard itself.

Apollo Magazine, October 2016

This is Hamilton at her best, creating conversations between different artists, eras and materials.

Financial Times, November 2016

Interview with Anthea Hamilton

Celebrating 50 Years as Part of the University of Cambridge 1966-2016

See the work of 25 artists from the Kettle’s Yard Collection in nine places and spaces across Cambridge.

We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jim Ede’s gift of Kettle’s Yard to the University of Cambridge. Jim Ede, a writer and former curator at the Tate, created and opened Kettle’s Yard in 1957. In November 1966 Kettle’s Yard became a University of Cambridge museum. We are delighted to be working with old and new friends, in the university and city, who have generously collaborated with us to make exhibitions and displays.

Reflecting our support for contemporary artists, Lucy Steggals and Jesse Wine are creating new installations at the Museum of Cambridge and Arbury Community Centre.

The exhibitions are accompanied by a lively programme of events across many of the venues, including an anniversary lecture and free talks by students from the University of Cambridge’s History of Art Department.

All the exhibitions are free and no booking necessary unless stated otherwise. Find out more about the exhibitions using the links on the left.

Thank you

We are grateful to our exhibition partners and supporters:

The Festival of Ideas, Murray Edwards College, Wolfson College, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Museum of Cambridge, Art at the Alison Richard Building, Cambridge University Library, Arbury Community Centre, St John’s College, The Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, HEFCE, Cambridge City Council and the University of Cambridge Museums and Botanic Garden.