What Exhibitions are on at the Gallery?
‘Racing Lines: Le Tour’ by Maxine Dodd
27 June - 25 July, FREE
"Racing Lines: Le Tour is a collection of pen and ink watercolours inspired by the great cycling road race, ‘The Tour de France’ which I began to draw in 2012. I wanted to create a blog and decided to draw and publish every day of the race. It takes place during the month of July and gave me a great opportunity to follow and record the riders in the landscape as they travelled the country. Following Delacroix’s rigorous example, I chose the unforgiving medium of pen and ink with watercolour. I couldn’t dither - I had to be decisive in my mark-making and rely on my hand and my eye. This choice of medium and subject inspired the name for my blog ‘Racing Lines’
The whole project has changed the direction of my art - previously I had been very much a landscape painter, but this project turned me back to my first love, figures in action and capturing fleeting moments."
'Views and Shoes' by Vanessa Stone
29 August - 26 September, FREE
In some ways my cut paper art comes down to something as simple as recording what I have seen as we go on one of our many mini road trips around England. However, it’s more complex than that if you consider the layers of paper as a metaphor. The pieces represent an emotional connection to a place. Working with a scalpel, I can "draw" into the paper and cut away shapes to bring another shape forward. The works on show in this exhibition focus on Kettering and the surrounding landscape of Northamptonshire.
Selected Works from the Gallery Collection
Continuous, FREEThe 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
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Last updated 28/04/2015