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What Exhibitions are on at the Gallery?


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.  

'Of Colour & Pattern' by Ian Luck

3 June - 1 July, FREE

Ian LuckIn his latest works Ian has combined together a selection of painted and constructed pieces.

Using found objects that have had a previous life, loosely illustrated Middle Eastern Rugs and fractured and distressed typography, the works represent a cosmology of colour and pattern that is thought provoking.

Ian attended Leicester College of Art in the 1960's and has exhibited widely ever since, most recently with the Royal Watercolour Society in London in 2012 and 2014.

He is Vice Chairman of Kettering and District Art Society and a full member of Northampton Town and County Art Society.

© Image courtesy of Ian Luck

Young Artists

7 June - 28 June, FREE

Young Artists is a fantastic opportunity for pupils from local schools, colleges and other educational groups to showcase their work in a professional environment.

This year there is no theme to adhere to, so look out for the next talents youngster featured in this year's show from the Borough of Kettering.


'Coast to Coast' by Chris Prout

5 July - 29 August, FREE

Chris ProutThis new body of work from Chris is a visual appreciation of topography and atmosphere. 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 sans, 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 canvases, smaller panels and a selection of working drawings from his travels.

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

© Image courtesy of Chris Prout


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 20/05/2014

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