School of The Arts
The University of Northampton
St. George's Avenue
Avenue Gallery offers a diverse and contemporary programme of temporary exhibitions which reflects the range of activities and academic ambitions within the School of the Arts. As well as showcasing student work and staff research, Avenue Gallery hosts regular exhibitions by established artists which demonstrate the University's engagement with the wider cultural and academic community. The University also houses the Osborne Robinson Collection of historic posters.
Closed: Weekends, Bank Holidays and University vacations.
Exhibitions at Avenue Gallery are open to the public during the specified hours, but access to the Osborne Robinson Poster Collection archive is by appointment only.
Stefan Gant: Tug of War Drawing Project at Avenue Gallery
- 6 — 27 February 2015 *on now
The Tug of War Drawing Project, a unique collaboration between artist Stefan Gant and the Welsh Tug of War Association, presents a body of work that explores and tests the boundaries of contemporary drawing practice.
The exhibition documents a tug of war contest between Wales and England, including footage of a ‘weighing in’ ceremony and a 30ft graphite and resin cast taken from the ground following a national tug of war competition.
Avenue Gallery is pleased to provide the first English venue for the Tug of War Drawing Project following its successful tour of Wales last year.
Innovate: Un/Fold Northampton
- 4 — 12 March 2015
The town of Northampton is in the process of undergoing rapid development, and second year Photographic Practice students from the University of Northampton have been working with Northampton Borough Council to document the changes through photography. The project makes a significant contribution to the historical archives of buildings on the verge of destruction and/or renewal, as well as presenting a clear record of change within Northampton’s landscape.
While the project itself is a long term commitment, this exhibition - the second in a series of annual displays - offers a chance to reflect on this process.