Alfred East Art Gallery

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The Alfred East Art Gallery offers a range of temporary exhibitions, art workshops and talks among other events held throughout the year.

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.

For more information, please see the website.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4.45pm (last admission 4.30pm)

Please note the Gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and Bank Holidays

Admission charges

FREE

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.
Cousin Frank Studios

Echoes of the Past by Cousin Frank Studios

  • 25 February — 8 April 2017 *on now

"Photographs show a capturd moment now gone, a memory faded and a life lost. They represent a trace, a fragment, a small slice of life that we will never fully know. They witness that an event happened, something passed in front of a camera for a split second, leaving but a trace of their passage. They are but a reminder of absence and memory."

Admission

FREE Entry

Website

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

Facets

Heritage by Facets Textile Art Groups

  • 25 February — 8 April 2017 *on now

"The FACETS TEXTILE GROUP is delighted to present its latest exhibition at the Alfred East Art Gallery in Kettering. The starting point for our inspiration was to study Boughton House, a local site of great significance. This exhibition consists of diverse ideas, techniques and images to convey the beauty and importance of our heritage from every perspective. Whilst many pieces of work are directly based on the house and estate at Bougton (and may be recognisable to those who know it), other work is sourced from various locations.

From the representational to the more abstract, images are very personal, according to individual's memories or experiences, but we hope that this selection will stimulate interest and appreciation of our cultural and visual heritage.

PREVIEW: Saturday 25 February 2pm - 4pm

Admission

FREE Entry

Website

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

AW18F

Around the World in 18 Frames

  • 4 March — 13 May 2017

Now is your chance to take that once in a lifetime trip.

Pack a bag, slap on some sunscreen and see the world, all without the hassle of the airport.

Through 18 frames, follow the journeys of artists from the Alfred East Art Gallery's Permanent Collection as they visit, Morocco, Japan, Australia and many many more of your favourite destinations.

You can even write us a postcard!

An exhibition organised by Museum and Gallery Apprentice, Jodie Neely.

EVENING VIEWING: Thursday 16 March 6 - 8pm

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

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

Fill this space

Fill this [Space]

  • 15 April — 20 May 2017

At Kettering Museum & Art Gallery we recognise the number of artists wanting to exhibit at the Alfred East Art Gallery and the motivation and inspiration that drives artists, young and old, to get involved in our diverse exhibitions.

For one year only we have decided to adapt our ‘Open’ exhibition to allow more participation from all artists; this will enable us to support more talent in the region and allow us to create an affordable art exhibition for everyone!

We would like to invite you to submit your artwork for inclusion in our new spring exhibition ‘Fill this [Space]’ – an ‘open’ exhibition for 2017. The Alfred East Gallery would like to challenge artists to submit some artwork within the parameters below, to see what they can come up with and embrace a different way of working. It is asked that because there is no selection process that artists submit what they think is their best work so the Gallery can uphold standards.

Everyone can submit artwork into the exhibition and the staff at the Gallery pledge to display all of the submissions entered.

Please see the application form for criteria.

Download your entry form or collect from the Alfred East Art Gallery.

Preview: Thursday 13 April

Admission

Please note that charges apply for artwork submissions, but that access to the exhibition is FREE entry. For more information about charges, submission dates and terms and conditions for entries, please see our website.

Website

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

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

  • 15 March 2017 7-9pm
  • 19 April 2017 7-9pm
  • 17 May 2017 7-9pm
  • 21 June 2017 7-9pm
  • 19 July 2017 7-9pm
  • 20 September 2017 7-9pm
  • 18 October 2017 7-9pm
  • 15 November 2017 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. Chairs are provided and there will be a professional life model.

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

LPW

Art Workshop: Leicester Print Workshop Mono-printing

  • 25 March 2017 10am-4pm

Please see our website for full descriptions of Art Workshops

Admission

£45 or £35 with a Kettering Leisure Pass

Website

http://www.kettering.gov.uk/homepage/377/art_workshops

April

Art Workshop: Claire Warner Acrylics and Collage Seascapes

  • 22 April 2017 10am-4pm

Please see our website for full descriptions of Art Workshops

Admission

£45 or £35 with a Kettering Leisure Pass

Website

http://www.kettering.gov.uk/homepage/377/art_workshops

May

Art Workshop: Georgia Danvers Introduction to Botanical Illustration

  • 6 May 2017 10am-4pm

Please see our website for full descriptions of Art Workshops

Admission

£45 or £35 with a Kettering Leisure Pass

Website

http://www.kettering.gov.uk/homepage/377/art_workshops

June

Art Workshop: Leicester Print Workshop Drypoint Etching

  • 3 June 2017 10am-4pm

Please see our website for full descriptions of Art Workshops

Admission

£45 or £35 with a Kettering Leisure Pass

Website

http://www.kettering.gov.uk/homepage/377/art_workshops

Art Workshop:Vanessa Stone Symmetrical Paper Cutting

  • 15 July 2017 10am-4pm

Please see our website for full descriptions of Art Workshops

Admission

£45 or £35 with a Kettering Leisure Pass

Website

http://www.kettering.gov.uk/homepage/377/art_workshops

Aug

Art Workshop: Jamie Boots Drawing Workshop

  • 12 August 2017 10am-4pm

Please see our website for full descriptions of Art Workshops

Admission

£95 or £85 with a Kettering Leisure Pass

Website

http://www.kettering.gov.uk/homepage/377/art_workshops

Sept

Art Workshop: Leicester Print Workshop Lino Printing

  • 23 September 2017 10am-4pm

Please see our website for full descriptions of Art Workshops

Admission

£45 or £35 with a Kettering Leisure Pass

Website

http://www.kettering.gov.uk/homepage/377/art_workshops

Oct

Art Workshop: Jamie Boots Drawing Workshop

  • 22 October 2017 10am-4pm

Please see our website for full descriptions of Art Workshops

Admission

£95 or £85 with a Kettering Leisure Pass

Website

http://www.kettering.gov.uk/homepage/377/art_workshops

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

Website

http://www.kettering.gov.uk/info/1020/museum_events_and_exhibitions

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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