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.
Craft to America, Style to Britain: the Influence of the Ivy League on the Northamptonshire Footwear Industry
- 4 — 25 November 2015 *on now
This exhibition channels the heritage of the elite universities of North America and how that style transferred to Britain via Hollywood and modern jazz, whilst demonstrating that much of the output crafted by the Northamptonshire industry is inspired by the Ivy League look.
Images from the seminal Japanese book ‘Take Ivy’ by Teruyoshi Hayashida, Graham Marsh’s book ‘Hollywood and the Ivy Look’ and Rebecca Tuite’s publication ‘Seven Sisters Style’ feature alongside sample footwear, film and photography taken from local production, demonstrating the meticulous craft skills and continued investment required to create the highest standards of footwear in the world.
School of The Arts
The University of Northampton
St. George's Avenue