During their residency at Kettle’s Yard as part of 20/20, Faramawy has been exploring the dynamics of hospitality by examining the relationship between the roles of host and guest.

Kettle's Yard are pleased to announce A G E N D A, a new series of artist projects that respond to global events and address pressing issues of our time.

The series aims to show how a single work of art can offer insight and understanding beyond the 24-hour news cycle.

The first project displays the photograph ‘Deti’ (2023) by Ukrainian artist Yevheniia Laptii (b. 1992, Kharkiv) on the second floor of Kettle’s Yard, outside the Research Space.

Enjoy exploring a selection of stunning, winning images from the 17th International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition (IGPOTY). These will be displayed in large format, outdoors, near the Grass Maze.

The exhibition will feature a selection of photographs from across the competition’s main categories as well as a selection of higher-placed winning photographs images from the ‘Discovery in Cambridge University Botanic Garden’ competition, run in partnership with IGPOTY.

Did you know that the word ‘posey’ means both ‘a little flower’ and ‘a little poem’? Explore the Botanic Garden in this self-guided trail and see how many poems you can spot. Student writers have joined with the Garden to give a voice to plants that people tend to walk past or overlook. Each little poem serves as a new kind of label, speaking to those of us who don’t understand much from a Latin scientific name alone. There is a link on the poem label that invites the reader to reply with their own poems.

National Treasures: Botticelli in Cambridge brings together a selection of renaissance works from our own collection alongside the Italian artist’s iconic painting of lovers — Venus, the goddess of love and Mars, the god of war.

The arrival of Venus and Mars in Cambridge presents a rare opportunity to see the work outside of London. Until now, the painting has never before left its home at the National Gallery where it’s become one of their most popular and well-loved works since it was bought in 1874.

Sometimes seen as an eccentric figure or lone genius, William Blake’s Universe is the first exhibition to explore Blake’s boundless imagination in the context of wider trends and themes in European art including romanticism, mysticism and ideas of spiritual regeneration.

Heads, jaws, teeth, backbones, limbs.  The evolution of these key features has allowed the vertebrates – animals with backbones – to diversify to include species as different as sharks, frogs, turtles, eagles, elephants, and humans.  But how and why do these features evolve?

Ever wanted to explore the coldest and windiest place on Earth?

Immersive Antarctica is your chance to discover the wonders of the South in virtual reality. Drive a dog sledge and delve into this unique world filled with historic sites and heritage treasures. Developed by Storylab, a research institute at Anglia Ruskin University, and the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust (UKAHT) through the use of immersive technologies and audio-visual archive.

Join Kettle's Yard staff for a special audio-described tour of the exhibition, Making New Worlds.

Discover the pioneering vision of artist Li Yuan-Chia (1929-1994) and the LYC Museum & Art Gallery, which he hounded and ran between 1972 and 1983 in the Cumbrian village of Banks, alongside Hadrian's Wall.

6 places are available plus a space for one companion each if you would like someone to come along with you.  Please indicate both your name and your companion's name when booking.

Presenting new and recent paintings, this exhibition will be Portia Zvavahera’s first solo exhibition at a public gallery in Europe.

Drawing on southern Africa culture, Christian iconography, traditional European painting and African printmaking, this exhibition will show artworks informed by the artists own dreams and the spiritual traditions she grew up with as a child.

These semi-autobiographical works use layers of colour and texture and various artistic techniques including batik stencilling, block-printing, drawing and painting with ink.

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