University of Cambridge
Kettle’s Yard Looking Ahead
Kettle’s Yard is an outstanding modern art collection uniquely displayed within the domestic environment of four converted 19th century cottages and a substantial extension. Created by Jim Ede, the first modern art curator at the Tate Gallery, Kettle’s Yard House reflects his friendships with pioneering artists. Its unique display of art, found objects, glass and ceramics, is widely regarded as a masterclass in curating and is still radical in its philosophy of seeking to fuse art with life.
Kettle’s Yard’s mission is to be a unique place for art, music, learning and research of the highest quality. Kettle’s Yard currently attracts 70,000 visitors a year and was recently listed at No.33 in The Times ‘50 greatest galleries in the world’.
The project will enable Kettle’s Yard to achieve the following organisational aims:
- Present one, pioneering programme of international ambition encompassing the visual arts, collection, archive, music and education, driven by curatorial excellence and research.
- Become a cultural leader in the region, with strong strategic partnerships, regionally, nationally and internationally.
- Lead innovative cultural projects in collaboration with local communities.
- Welcome a diverse range of visitors to a more accessible and welcoming site.
- Improved financial resilience, expanding opportunities for raising revenue through visitor-oriented and hire services.
- Promote research and public engagement in partnership with faculties within the University.
“I hope that future generations will still find a home, a welcome, a refuge of peace and order, of visual arts and of music”
Jim Ede in ‘A Way of Life’
“There is no doubt that Kettle’s Yard has a distinguished history, is highly regarded within the visual art sector and much loved by its community and by artists.
Yet, despite its remarkable setting, assets and reputation, the activity of Kettle’s Yard has been severely restricted by piecemeal extensions and a lack of investment in the gallery and other public spaces.”
Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate, 2013
Our role at Kettle’s Yard is external PM.
We have been appointed to act as Project Manager & Supervisor under NEC contract