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Exhibitions

What Exhibitions are on at the Gallery?

Alfred East

Alfred East Art Gallery Art Browser

1st March – 31st May. All items are available for sale.

Kettering & District Art Society are showcasing work from their members and providing them the opportunity to display their work over a three month period in the Art Gallery Browser.

Jean Edwards

Browser"I have lived in Northampton for about thirty years and worked as a teacher, deputy and head teacher in primary schools before becoming a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Northampton. I make collagraph prints from found and recycled materials. I am often inspired by the natural world, historical artefacts and local buildings. I am beginning to explore the potential of digital technology in making art."

Keith Pask

BrowserKeith was born in 1929. At the age of eleven he was 'Highly Commended' for a national poster competition and had his poster exhibited at the Royal Academy in London. That started him on a lifetime of drawing and painting. Having worked as a Pattern Cutter/Designer in the leather trade nearly all his life, with a knife in his hand, Keith mostly paints in oils using a pallet knife and brush.

Richard Chapman

BrowserRichard is a self taught artist specialising and enjoying working in watercolours. Mostly Richard paints 'plein air' in and around Northamptonshire, often depicting local village streets and lanes. He has painted many of the local churches and distinctive architectural buildings in the county, usually in landscape settings, in his own distinctive style. 


Open15 & YouthOpen15

18 April - 23 May, FREE

Open15This annual Open exhibition presents an exciting opportunity for young, amateur and professional artists to showcase their artistic talents.

The Open15 exhibition is open for artists 18+ and for younger talents the YouthOpen15 is open to 8-18 years, all competing for a range of awards.

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.

Works for the exhibition are chosen by a panel of judges from the submitted entries. All works selected for the exhibition are for sale, providing an ideal opportunity to start your own art collection and support local artists.


Art in Mind

Long Gallery

27 May - 24 June, FREE

Mind"Kettering Mind is a local charity based in Russell Street since March 1994. We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Our 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.

We are delighted with this opportunity to exhibit our 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:

Telephone: 01536 523 216

Email: kettmind@hotmail.com


Frank Brangwyn

30 May – 5 July, FREE

Although not an official war artist, Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) produced over 80 poster designs during the First World War. This exhibition contains a selection of twenty poster reproduced at their original size. The monochrome images show a glimpse of what life was like for many people during the war.


Alfred East Art Gallery Art Browser

1st March – 31st May. All items are available for sale.

Kettering & District Art Society are showcasing work from their members and providing them the opportunity to display their work over a three month period in the Art Gallery Browser.

Allan McIntosh

Allan is an ex Colonial Police & Special Investigation Branch RMP officer & as such has travelled worldwide both before & since retirement. He has held exhibitions & sold paintings in various locations worldwide. Allan does not restrict himself to a subject or media but favours Pastel Painting & the Ink/Bleach/Water Colour technique. He believes that subjects awaken emotions in the artist who hopes to transfer them to the viewer.

Brenda McKetty

Brenda’s colourful and quirky West Country harbour scenes capture the joy and exuberance of summer holidays, when as a child the sun always shines and both sky and sea are always blue. Being a great optimist, her sun is still always shining. Her paintings are to be enjoyed and to bring joy to the viewer. Brenda’s work is very popular and is in collections both in the U.K.

Maureen Anderson

Having had a life-long interest in drawing and painting, Maureen’s focus nowadays is mainly with the human figure, singly and in groups. Many differing courses over the years have aided Maureen’s development, most recently a degree in Fine Art from De Montfort University in Leicester, during her retirement. Maureen has been a full member of K.D.A.S since 2001.


‘Racing Lines: Le Tour’ by Maxine Dodd

27 June - 25 July, FREE

Maxine Dodd"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

Vanessa StoneIn 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, 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 28/04/2015

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