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.
Cordell

Cordell Garfield - People's Choice Open13 Winner

  • 18 October — 22 November 2014 *on now

Cordell, the People's Choice Open13 winner, is a Northampton based artist working from his town centre studio.

Working mainly in oils, his paintings are representational works consisting of portraits and figurative images. Whether it's the inner psychology of a portrait or a situation offering hidden meanings. Cordell's paintings offer a range of interpretations for the viewer. Along with occasional landscapes and rock music icons. Cordell's works are sourced from life drawing sketches, reference photos and his own imagination.

After studying at the Slade School and Sarum Studio, Cordell has exhibited extensively throughout Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire and Leicestershire and often at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. He is a member of the Northampton Town & County Art Society.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

Yvonne Peabody

Yvonne Peabody - Gem Trees

  • 1 — 30 November 2014 *on now

When my daughter was born, I decided I wanted to be at home for her. I have a gem tree that I bought in America many years before that I always loved. So I said to myself, "I can do that.", 4 weeks later I had my first craft show. I took 12 trees and sold 8 of them, which definitely inspired me. A while later I started making jewellery. That was 15 years ago. I later discovered magnetism, so no more fiddly clasps! So here I am today with my gem trees and inspirational, easy to wear jewellery.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

Sorrell Kinsley

Sorrell Kinley

  • 15 November — 13 December 2014 *on now

Sorrell is a senior lecturer working at the University of Northampton, after teaching in primary schools in the county for nearly thirty years. With a background and deep interest in art education, he has maintained a particular interest in printmaking, exhibiting locally and internationally, most notably at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition on two occasions.

His work spans the range of printmaking techniques, from traditional etching and aquatint methods to relief printing. Recently, he has worked with solar plate etching and gum Arabic transfer printing, some of which originate from digital imagery.

The work is inspired by a passion for landscape and architecture and often features the impact of man on the natural environment. The prints are developed into small limited editions in his print workshop in Irthlingborough.

www.sorrellkinley.co.uk

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

Temperance Movement

On the Wagon!

  • 22 November 2014 — 7 February 2015

The Temperance Movement of the 18th century aimed to control the drinking habits of the working classes. Many temperance groups required members to take the pledge not to drink alcohol, believing drink to be the first steps on the road to physical, moral and financial ruin.

The Temperance Movement in Kettering started in 1837 and at its peak in 1872, over 1000 members were claimed in the town - more than any other place in Northamptonshire.

In 2009, seven portraits were found in a Kettering town centre attic, depicting members of the Kettering Temperance Society. They are believed to be just seven of sixteen portraits commissioned by the society in 1908 for display in the town's Temperance Hall. The whereabouts of the other portraits currently remains unknown.

Since their donation to the Museum, they have undergone specialist conservation funded by Museum Development East Midlands. This November, the Museum is delighted to be able to present them in its new temporary exhibition ' On the Wagon'.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Manor House Museum
Sheep Street
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN16 0AN

Website

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

Sarah Uldall

Sarah Uldall - The Infinite Magic of Limits

  • 29 November 2014 — 10 January 2015

'Throughout my work of the past few years there have been strong references to textiles - an area traditionally the territory of women. Why are we so mesmerised by the repetitions of pattern and colour? I have studied the Bauhaus movement, and the combination of utility and beauty that was so relevant to it. When John Ruskin and William Morris rejected what they perceived to be as the inhumanity of the industrial revolution in England, the Arts and Crafts movement was born. In a parallel fashion, I have rejected some of the more contemporary methods of today in favour of the more primitive technique of stone lithography.

The making of these images is reliant upon an odd marriage of intuition and discipline. They are a contemplation of proportion and balance; a composite of design, beauty and intangibility. My intention is for my work to appeal to the viewer in a subliminal way. I wish to relay messages or codes in an abstract way and from a different place in time.'

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

Corby Photographic Society

  • 16 December 2014 — 31 January 2015

Serving Corby and the surrounding areas, the club has a mixed programme of competitions and lectures as well as various practical sessions around the county.

Our enthusiastic group of photographers, with abilities ranging from beginners to experienced amateurs, value traditional photographic techniques as well as embracing the latest digital technology. At Corby Photographic Club our main aim is to stimulate and encourage members whilst always keeping it enjoyable.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

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

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

  • 20 November 2014 From 7pm *on now

Untutored, monthly life drawing sessions set in the Large Gallery. 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.

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/museums/events

Archaeological Finds

Archaeological Finds Surgery

  • 26 November 2014 From 2:30pm
  • 25 February 2015 2:30-4pm

Have you found an object in the ground that might be of archaeological interest?

If you have found something that you would like to know more about, please bring it along to one of these free sessions run by Northamptonshire's Finds Liaison Officer Julie Cassidy.

Please call in advance to check availability.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Manor House Museum
Sheep Street
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN16 0AN

Admission

Free

Website

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

Family History 1-2-1

Family History One-to-One Advice Sessions

  • 2 December 2014 1-4pm
  • 13 January 2015 1-4pm
  • 10 February 2015 From 1pm

If you're in need of more in-depth expert advice to help you through your Family History research, why not book onto one of our one-to-one sessions, where our local expert will be able to provide you with personalised advice and access to a range of research resources.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Manor House Museum
Sheep Street
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN16 0AN

Admission

£12.50 per session (30 minutes)
£10 per session (30 minutes) with a Kettering Leisure Pass

Booking is essential!

Website

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

Family History

Family History Workshops

  • 2 December 2014 11am-12pm
  • 13 January 2015 11am-12pm
  • 10 February 2015 11am-12pm

Looking for help with your family tree and want to learn more about available records and how to use them? Perhaps you have hit a brick wall and need advice on where to go next? Also discover what's new online, and learn smarter searching tips. Join us for our new and expanded family history offer, led monthly by Andrea Pettingale, local historian and professional genealogist.

Book onto our new monthly family history workshops. Each month will explore a different theme, with expert advice presented on a range of topics.

Tuesday 2 December - Criminal Records Revealed: Including reformatory, transportation and industrial school records
Tuesday 13 January - Absolute Beginners Workshop: A new year, a new hobby
Tuesday 10 February - Exploring Overseas Records: Immigration & emigration and research in other countries

Starts at 11am
Workshops last 1 hour.
Refreshments available from 10:45am

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Manor House Museum
Sheep Street
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN16 0AN

Admission

£5 per talk
£3.50 with Kettering Leisure Pass

Website

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

Caring for Treasures

Caring for your Treasures

  • 22 January 2015 From 2:30pm

Have you got a treasured object at home that you would like to know how best to look after?

Our Museum Officer may be able to help. To find out more about how to care for your treasured possessions and ensure that they are preserved for generations to come, why not drop into our special event.

Please call in advance to check availability on 01536 534219

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Manor House Museum
Sheep Street
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN16 0AN

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.kettering.gov.uk

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