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.
When I was Young

"When I was Young..."

  • 14 June — 6 September 2014 *on now

A fascinating exhibition exploring 'childhood', through terms of playtime, childcare, early learning, clothing and much more.

From toys and games, to children's TV and schooldays, don't miss this delightful exhibition allowing people of all ages to reflect back on their childhood memories.

This exhibition offers plenty to see and explore for children of all ages to keep them busy during the summer holidays!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free to all!

Website

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

Chris Prout

'Coast to Coast' by Chris Prout

  • 5 July — 23 August 2014 *on now

Prout is an artist who enjoys contrasts, for this major exhibition he has been revelling in the delights of the North Norfolk and Pembrokeshire coastlines. These popular locations offer dramatic disparity of land and seascapes, from salt marshes, golden sands, soaring coastal hillsides and crashing seas.

The dynamic views have been captured with bold fluent strokes in paint on board and canvas. Impressionistic in style, Chris' work offers a wonderful 'sense of place'.

On display will be large canvasses, smaller panels and a selection of working drawings from his travels.

If you enjoy the sea, sky-scapes, bold colour, subtlety and drama, you mist visit and experience 'Coast to Coast'.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

All exhibitions are free of charge to enter at the Alfred East Art Gallery.

Website

http://www.kettering.gov.uk/homepage/283/kettering_museum_and_art_gallery

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.
Agatha Christie

'The Life & Crimes of Agatha Christie' by Steve Dimmer

  • 11 July — 7 November 2014 *on now

Steve Dimmer examines the writer's life, beginning with the creation of Hercule Poirot in 1920, through the golden age of detective fiction, the emergence of Miss Marple until Agatha Christie became the indisputable 'Queen of Crime'. Along the way, we'll be looking at the real-life mystery involving the novelist's actual disappearance and perhaps try to solve this intriguing puzzle.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£6 per person, £3.50 with Kettering Leisure Pass

Website

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

Collage & Beyond with Ian Luck

  • 19 July 2014 — 7 July 2015 *on now

A practical one day workshop exploring and encouraging collage as an art form and seeing how far ideas can be developed.

Subjects covered will include preparing materials, staining and distressing papers, plus layering techniques with torn and found papers.

Basic material will be provided, with the aim for all to complete a finished work.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£40 per person or £30 for Kettering Leisure Pass holders

Website

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

Craft Activities

Terrific Toys & Games Galore - Children's Craft Activities

  • 24 July — 3 September 2014

Join us throughout the school summer holidays for a packed programme of children's craft activities inspired by our current Museum exhibition, 'When I was Young...'

Come along to try out our terrific toy and game themed craft activities, get creative and make something to take home with you.

For details of our activities, look at our website listed below.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Where

Manor House Museum
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN16 0AN

Admission

£3 per child, £2 with a Kettering Leisure Pass, FREE to Young Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum.
Suitable for ages 3+
Workshops last approximately 1 hour and booking is essential.

Website

http://www.kettering.gov.uk/info/100009/leisure_and_culture/1548/childrens_activities

Wood Burcote Seal

Special Archaeology Event

  • 31 July 2014 11:30am-1pm, 1:30-3:30pm

Don't miss our special July event, in line with this month's UK Festival of Archaeology - with the opportunity to meet an expert and handle real archaeological finds!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

Manor House Museum
Kettering
Northants
NN16 0AN

Admission

Free to all

Website

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

A young girl, her hair tied with ribbon, holds a large stick as she drives the cows into the farmyard for milking. The original caption describes this as "A little school girl’s holiday work".

Kettering: 1914

  • 1 August 2014 1-2pm

Join us for this commemorative talk covering the events, both local and national, that occurred in August 1914 as reported in the local press. There are stories about everyday happenings in the town and about the mobilisation of the Kettering men in the Northamptonshire Regiment and Yeomanry. We will explore the Kettering of 1914, and also feature an interesting comparison of Kettering "Then and Now".

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£6.00 per person, £3.50 for Kettering Leisure Pass holders.

Website

http://www.kettering.gov.uk/info/1021/museum_education_and_lectures/1200/kettering_museum_and_art_gallery_lunchtime_talks/2

Brenda McKetty

Illustration Workshop with Brenda McKetty

  • 16 August 2014 10am-4pm

We'll have a brief look at the history of illustration, then a closer examination of current illustrators and where we find illustrations. Students are encouraged to bring along samples of illustrations that they find interesting and inspiring.

How to get work as an illustrator will follow and finally, we will follow a project through from start to finish - getting the brief, working through roughs, and then producing the finished piece.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£40 per person, £30 for Kettering Leisure Pass holders

Website

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

Archaeological Finds Surgery

Archaeological Finds Surgery

  • 20 August 2014 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
Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN16 0AN

Admission

Free to all!

Website

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

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