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What Exhibitions are on at the Gallery?

'Fantastical Animal Alphabet' & 'Practical Dialogue' by Leicester Print Workshop

Large Gallery

8 March – 12 April 2014, FREE

C for CockrellLeicester Print Workshop has teamed up with the Alfred East Art Gallery to present two exhibitions of contemporary original prints. Practical Dialogue is a research project and exhibition lead by LPW’s 2013 Artist in Residence, Sue Baker Kenton and features the results of collaborative partnerships between printmakers and artists working in other media. The participating artists are: Sue Baker Kenton, Serena Smith, Peter Clayton, Gino Ballantyne, Richard Devereux and Gordon Millar.

A Fantastical Animal Alphabet is a project developed in partnership with Compton Verney and in response to the British Museum’s collection of animal prints. Nine LPW artists were commissioned to produce an alphabet of the real and the imagined. Featuring a range of printmaking techniques: lino cut, screenprint, letterpress as well as book binding and origami, this lively exhibition is designed to share the versatility of printmaking in fine art.

Image courtesy of Leicester Print Workshop

Art in Mind

Long Gallery

18 March - 8 April, FREE


Kettering Mind is a local charity that has been based in Russell Street since March 1994. Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. 

Mind’s resource centre provides a safe, non-judgmental environment where service users have access to 1:1 support, community support, peer support, various courses such as relaxation, anxiety management and creative groups such as music and art.

As well as being therapeutic, groups such as art, mosaic, knitting and quilting help individuals to learn new skills and achieve success in creative activities. 

This helps to build confidence and improve self esteem. Mind are delighted to be given the opportunity to exhibit their work and hope that it will help to reduce the stigma that still surrounds mental health issues in today’s society. For any information about services, contact Mind: 01536 523 216 or kettmind@hotmail.com 

Image courtesy of Kettering Mind


EGG – A View Into The Past

Small Gallery

15 March - 10 May, FREE

EGG - Newby BridgeA special exhibition showcasing the three most famous artists Kettering has produced in the last 160 years; EGG exhibits works of art from Sir Alfred East, W.B. Gash and T.C. Gotch. This exhibition shows off the styles of artists in the late 19th Century/early 20th Century which can be viewed in contrast with modern day painters in the upcoming open14 exhibition.

 'Newby Bridge' by Sir Alfred East © Kettering Borough Council





26 April – 31 May, FREE

Open14This annual open exhibition presents an exciting opportunity for young, amateur and professional artists to showcase their artistic talents. The open14 exhibition is open for artists 16+ and for younger talents the Youth open14 is open for ages 8 - 16 years, all competing for a range of artist’s prizes.

The popular and diverse exhibition presents an array of artworks and contemporary craft by artists from the local and regional areas around Northamptonshire. The exhibition includes a wide selection of different art forms with painting, photography, illustration, sculpture, textiles and ceramics.

All works in the exhibition are for sale, providing an ideal opportunity to start your own art collection and support local artists. To apply to take part in the exhibition, download a copy of the entry forms at www.kettering.gov.uk/open14 or pick a copy up at the Art Gallery.Sponsored by Kettering Borough Council, Typestart and Portland Print.

Submission dates:

  • Wednesday 16th April, 10am – 4pm
  • Thursday 17th April, 10am – 4pm
  • Saturday 19th April, 10am - 2pm  

'Focus on Photography 14' by Corby Photographic Club

Long Gallery

3 May - 31 May, FREE

Barry KnottServing 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.

 Image courtesy of Barry Knott 

Selected Works from the Gallery Collection

Continuous, FREE

The ExileThe Alfred East Art Gallery holds a significant collection of 19th and 20th century fine art. Comprising works by many notable British artists and with large collections by Sir Alfred East and Thomas Cooper Gotch, the collection is a valuable resource for research and enjoyment alike. 

Please note that it is not possible to display all of the works in the collection at once.  For specific queries, please contact the Gallery


'The Exile' by T.C Gotch © Kettering Borough Council

Exhibiting Opportunities at the Alfred East Art Gallery

Find out how to submit a proposal to exhibit your work in the gallery or craft showcase.

Alfred East Art Gallery Craft Showcase

Permanent Collection Special Exhibitions

Last updated 05/03/2014

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