Alfred East Art Gallery

Alfred East Art Gallery
Sheep Street
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN16 0AN
England

Website

www.kettering.gov.uk/museums

E-mail

museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk

Telephone

01536 534 274

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The Gallery was originally built to house the Sir Alfred East painting collection which he gave to the Borough of Kettering in 1910. It now holds a significant collection of 19th and 20th century fine art by many notable British artists and the collection is a valuable resource for research and enjoyment alike. It is not possible to display all of the works in the collection at once. For specific queries, please contact the Gallery.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Tues-Sat 10.00-16.45

Closed: Sun-Mon and bank holidays

Admission charges

Free

Discounts

  • Museums Association

The Gallery was originally built to house the Sir Alfred East painting collection which he gave to the Borough of Kettering in 1910. It now holds a significant collection of 19th and 20th century fine art by many notable British artists and the collection is a valuable resource for research and enjoyment alike. It is not possible to display all of the works in the collection at once. For specific queries, please contact the Gallery.

Collection details

Fine Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • Various paintings, watercolours and etchings by Sir Alfred East,
  • Various works by Thomas Cooper Gotch,
  • Various watercolours and drawings by C. Dudley Brown,
  • Figures
  • Peter De Francia,
  • Various Paintings by Walter Bonner Gash,
  • Various works by George Harrison,
  • Various Works by W.T.Wright,
  • Various works by F.B.Jowett,
  • Willesden Junction Summer,
  • Leon Kosoff
  • July the Seaside, 1943
  • L.S.Lowry,
  • Various works by J.T.Nettleship,
  • Sea Fruit,
  • Birgit Skiold
  • The Violinist,
  • Sir Stanley Spencer
  • Five Contrasting Forms,
  • Paule Vezelay
  • Tafel 16, Metallization of a Dream,
  • Eduardo Paolozzi
  • Various works by Ralph Hartley
  • Van Gelden Monument at Warkton, Fotheringhay Church,
  • John Piper
  • The Sea, Winter II,
  • Joan Eardley,
  • Orange and Black,
  • Terry Frost
  • Staff Meeting,
  • Howard Hodgkin,
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
  • Landscape,
  • Ivon Hitchens
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Alison Bull

'Places, Portraits & Pot Luck' by Alison Bull

  • 4 February — 4 March 2015 *on now

"My creativity was directed into making five gardens from scratch until in 1996 when I decided to go on an adult education course to learn to paint.

This retrospective exhibition is a collection of the eclectic styles created during this continuing learning process, and contains works in pastel, oils and acrylics and an occasional watercolour.

The subject matter I choose to paint ranges from atmospheric, light filled landscapes and still life, through to figurative work and portraits.

With no formal art college training, I try as much as I can, to go on courses and holidays with other artists I admire, so as to try out new styles of working and hone my artistic skill.

I am a full member of Kettering District Art Society and Northampton Town and County Art Society. I also belong to Network Arts and regularly attend life drawing classes."

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.kettering.gov.uk/museums/exhibitions

Amazing Plants

Amazing Plants!

  • 14 February — 25 April 2015 *on now

Exploring the powerful relationship between people and plants and how plants affect every aspect of our daily lives. Whatever form they might take, plants are vital to our life on Earth. They can be edible or poisonous, microscopic or taller than a house! From clothes, fragrances and medicines to building materials and food, this exhibition takes a look at all kinds of amazing plants.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Manor House Museum
Sheep Street
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN16 0AN

Admission

Free entry

Website

http://www.kettering.gov.uk/museums/exhibitions

Northampton Town & County

Northampton Town & County Art Society

  • 28 February — 11 April 2015 *on now

This established art society, now in its 101st year, has a fine reputation for quality.

A great selection of paintings, original print work and sculpture will be on show from some of the "county's leading professional artists!".

Rich variety of styles, techniques and subject matter - watercolour, acrylic, pastel, oil and mixed media...something for everyone

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free entry

Website

http://www.kettering.gov.uk/museums/exhibitions

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