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“Atmospheric Art Gallery”
Review of Kettle's Yard House and Gallery - CLOSED

Kettle's Yard House and Gallery
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Owner description: KETTLE'S YARD IS NOW CLOSED FOR A MAJOR REDEVELOPMENT, SEE THE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION. Kettle's Yard is a house with a permanent collection of early twentieth century works of art and a gallery presenting a changing programme of contemporary and modern art exhibitions. There is a lively programme of events including music and workshops.
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Wonderful and interesting collection of art, some from well-known artists and some not so well-known. The collection is presented in a row of old cottages, which were combined to create the home of Jim Ede. The cottage is full of natural light.The art collection is in situ, just as left by Jim Ede, together with his furniture and other artefacts. Entry is free although opening hours are limited. Visitors are invited to use the chairs and reference books. It is a very calm and atmospheric place

1  Thank Marilyn B
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Lovely colection of objects to view in their original setting. The cottage itself is quite small and full of very interesting pictures, pieces, books etc. The extension that the owner commisioned before moving away is all together more modern in feel and more spacious but just as full of interesting objects. Entry is free and it is well worth the short walk from the city centre to view this wonderful collection in it's original setting.

Thank Allan G
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

A lovely set of adjoined cottages, filled with objects d'art, and open to wander around in. The history of the buildings is quite interesting and the staff are the best to tell it. Bring a book with you and relax on a couch after having a look around.

Thank Erin V
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Quote "Between 1958 and 1973 Kettle's Yard was the home of Jim and Helen Ede. In the 1920s and 30s Jim had been a curator at the Tate Gallery in London." It has been preserved in the state they left it - complete with furniture and artefacts. There are nooks and crannies and open spaces. We were treated to a clear winter sunset when the light streams into many of the rooms through special windows the Edes had installed.

At its heart must be the collection of 20th century British paintings - this must be a key collection and one can't help leaving feeling they are underrated and should be better known.

Last but not least the staff are enthusiastic and absolutely delightful.

Thank grahamt34
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

The gallery has a great variety of exhibits. The house itself is very special and has a really great selection of 20th Century art in a perfect setting.

Thank Bob_6500
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