Linder at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, England: Solo-exhibition

Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, England 15 February - 31 August 2020
Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, England

A new solo exhibition Linderism of work by Linder.


Most well known for her photomontage, this exhibition explores the diverse range of Linder’s practice. It explores Linder as performance artist, zine-maker, musician, documentary-photographer, collaborator, muse, guru, medium and body-builder.

Through the use of the Kettle’s Yard Archive, Linder also approaches Helen Ede’s elusive presence in Kettle’s Yard. Linder reinstates Helen through the creation of ‘House of Helen’, a brand of products available in the shop. A series of new commissions engage all five senses and see Linder staging interventions in all areas of Kettle’s Yard.


Linder was born in Liverpool in 1954 and was an active figure in the punk and post-punk music scenes. Probably best known for the album covers which she created, her photomontages often combine everyday images taken from fashion or home magazines with images from pornography.

On 14 March Linder stages a new performance, with a soundtrack by musician Maxwell Sterling, at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, the home of the New Hall Collection of art by women.


The exhibition is produced in association with Newcastle University’s Hatton Gallery, where it will travel in September 2020

The exhibition is curated by Amy Tobin and is accompanied by a new publication, which you can purchase here.