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Exhibitions

William Blake etching named Head of a Damned Soul.

William Blake’s Universe

Discover William Blake’s universe and a constellation of European artists seeking spirituality in their lives and art in response to war, revolution and political turbulence.

Making New Worlds: Li Yuan-chia and friends

Sat 11 November 2023 - Sun 18 February

Kettle's Yard House and Gallery

This group exhibition is based on the pioneering vision of artist Li Yuan-chia (1929 – 1994) and the LYC Museum & Art Gallery which he founded and ran between 1972 and 1983 in the Cumbrian village of Banks, alongside Hadrian’s Wall.

The exhibition retraces Li’s commitment to fostering creativity, his interest in play and his investment in new ways of being in the world. Through the LYC, Li showcased Roman artefacts, works by major figures of British modernism, local artists and contemporary practices including kineticism, land art and video. The LYC’s children’s room provided a place for young people to experiment with art making, while craft workshops played host to communities of making. Much like Kettle’s Yard, the LYC also had a library, a garden, and spaces to socialise, transforming how we encounter art.

The exhibition puts the LYC into conversation with Kettle’s Yard. Both projects evolved over time, with collections (in the case of Kettle’s Yard) and exhibitions (in the case of the LYC) being shaped through friendships and personal affiliations, including with the artist Winifred Nicholson, who was an important presence at both the LYC and Kettle’s Yard.

Li’s practice – as both artist and organiser – is at the centre of the exhibition, along with those artists he exhibited at the LYC and those who were part of the cosmopolitan networks he enabled and enriched. Making New Worlds will also include works by contemporary artists reflecting on the afterlives of Li’s work in the present.

FREE, come along

Cost: FREE

Enquiries and booking

Booking is recommended for this event.

Website Email: mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

Timing

In person

11:00am-5:00pm daily from Saturday 11 November 2023 until Sunday 18 February

All times

Sat 11 November 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 12 November 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 13 November 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 14 November 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 15 November 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 16 November 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 17 November 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 18 November 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 19 November 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 20 November 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 21 November 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 22 November 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 23 November 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 24 November 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 25 November 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 26 November 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Mon 27 November 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 28 November 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 29 November 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 30 November 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 1 December 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 2 December 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 3 December 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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Tue 5 December 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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Tue 12 December 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 13 December 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 14 December 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 15 December 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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Thu 28 December 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 29 December 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 30 December 2023 11:00AM - 5:00PM
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Fri 16 February 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 17 February 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Sun 18 February 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Venue

Address: Kettle's Yard House and Gallery
Castle Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0AQ
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Email: mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1223 748100
Fax: +44 1223 324377
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