Alfred East Art Gallery

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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.
NOST 2016 Logo

Northants Open Studio Trails 2016

  • 27 August — 1 October 2016 *on now

NOST is a visual arts event taking place across Northamptonshire where artists invite the public into their studios, exhibitions or their homes to look at their work and to see them demonstrate their skills. A central exhibition, including all featured artists taking part in NOST will be on show at the Alfred East Art Gallery.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

FREE to all!

Website

http://www.kettering.gov.uk/nost

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Life Drawing

Life Drawing Classes

  • 21 September 2016 7-9pm
  • 19 October 2016 7-9pm
  • 16 November 2016 7-9pm

Untutored, monthly life drawing sessions set in the Large Gallery on the third Wednesday evening of every month. Whether you are a professional or amateur artist, or just 'looking to keep your hand in', these sessions could be suited to you. The gallery has a limited number of easels that can be loaned on the evening. A professional life model and chairs are provided.

Booking is not required,attending Life Drawing works on a first come first serve basis.

Contact museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk for more details or call 01536 534274

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£10 per session

Website

http://www.kettering.gov.uk/info/1020/museum_and_gallery_events_and_exhibitions/1521/art_workshops

NOST 2016

Northampton Open Studios Launch Day 2016

  • 27 August 2016 11am-4pm *on now

Join us for a fun filled afternoon as we celebrate the county's talented artists. Get involved in art workshops, The BIG Paint, sponsored by ColArt, Little Draw, face painting and the central exhibition preview from 6 - 8pm.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

FREE to all!

Website

http://www.kettering.gov.uk/homepage/353/gallery_events

LPW July Workshop

Leicester Print Workshop Experimental Hand printing on Textiles with Sue Baker Kenton

  • 24 September 2016 10am-4pm

During this one day course you will experiment with images, print, fabric and collage. Using the techniques of linocut and monoprint you will create a block and use different fabrics, stencils and hand inking to create exciting juxtapositions as you print your image. At the end of the course you will leave with a set of unique, experimental art works.

Sue Baker Kenton specialises in drawing, etching and lithography and her primary subject is the figure. She is a visual arts tutor at City Lit, London and is a director of Buckingham Arts Modern and Contemporary. In 2012-13 she was LPW Artist in Residence leading the Practical Dialogue project which was exhibited at Alfred East Gallery.

All Abilities Welcome

All Materials Provided- however if participants have their own brushes and pens to use with drawing ink do feel free to bring these along. The tutor will bring examples of work and objects for participants to use as inspiration, although participants are encouraged to bring along their own source material- sketches, photos, objects- but bear in mind that relatively simple is good in this one day workshop and participants will be working on A4 size plates.

To book your place please call the Alfred East Art Gallery on 01536 534274 or email us on museumandgallery@kettering.gov.uk

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£45 Per Adult, £35 with a Kettering Leisure Pass

Website

http://www.kettering.gov.uk/info/1020/museum_and_gallery_events_and_exhibitions/1521/art_workshops

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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