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Jesse Wine: Sludgy Portrait of Himself

29 October 2016 – 5 February 2017 at the Museum of Cambridge

This project, devised by artist Jesse Wine, will weave together objects, light and sound into an abstract narrative that draws inspiration from the rich history of folklore in Cambridgeshire’s watery fenland landscape.

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New work by Wine, along with objects selected by him from the collections of both the Museum of Cambridge and Kettle’s Yard, will become part of the eclectic displays throughout the Museum of Cambridge’s seventeenth century buildings. Visitors will be guided through the spaces by a new sound work by London based musician Daniel Woolhouse, that takes on the form of a museum audio tour.

Jesse Wine is a British artist who often works with ceramics. He is based in New York. Wine graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Fine Art in 2010 and his work has been exhibited internationally. In 2013-14 Wine was the recipient of the Camden Arts Ceramics fellowship and his work has recently been included in the British Art Show 8, Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery. He is represented by Mary Mary, Glasgow, who will stage a solo show of his works in November 2016.

Curated by Guy Haywood, Kettle’s Yard


Photos by Paul Allitt

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.