What Exhibitions are on at the Gallery?
Alfred East Art Gallery Art Browser
1st September – 30th November 2014. 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.
Marlene Snee is both a local artist and qualified teacher who lives and works in Northamptonshire.
Her favourite medium is watercolour, often used together with pen and ink to create textures in her village scenes, but she also enjoys painting animals in pastel and is happy to accept commissions for pet portraits.
If you are interested in joining one of Marlene’s courses or would like her to paint a commission, please contact her on 01933 624847 or alternatively email email@example.com.© Image courtesy of Marlene Snee
"Loving art all my life, I was self-taught. I am happy with any medium. Whenever I could, I would save up and take myself off on a painting holiday. After a trip to Norway in 2010 to see the Midnight Sun with my husband, I completed 29 pictures ready for my first solo exhibition held at The Castle Theatre in Wellingborough. Previously I have had occasional weekend exhibitions at the Ibis Hotel, Wellingborough. I have a fixed exhibition at The Old Forge Tea Rooms, Cranford".
For as long as she can remember, Stella has loved painting and making things. She went to Rockingham Road School for Girls where she won the art prize and whist still at school attended evening classes for art at Kettering Technical College, where she developed a love of oil painting, and later ceramics.
Stella now has a studio at her home in Burton Latimer, adding life size papier maché and recycled metal sculptures to her varied and diverse repertoire. Stella still gets very excited about new ideas and as yet untried media.© Image courtesy of Stella Benford
'TriAngles - Catching the Moment' by Sue Feetham, Elaine Medcalf and Val Sibley
4 October - 8 November, FREE
Sue has been a keen amateur photographer since her teenage years. She finds that nature is a wonderful provider of a great deal of opportunities which she hopes you will enjoy in the photography she is exhibiting.
For the last few years Elaine has developed her skills as a serious photographer. She uses light and texture as her focus when composing images and loves the architecture of the plant world, stunning landscapes and the seaside – all reflected in the pictures on show here.
Val is a photographer and printmaker. She is excited by texture, colour and pattern. Her images, taken from the environment, form part of a composition describing her reactions and responses to the subject. She has works in private collections across the world.
Cordell Garfield: People’s Choice Open13 Winner
18 October – 22 November, FREE
Cordell, the People’s Choice Open13 winner, is a Northampton based artist working from his town centre studio.
Working mainly in oils, his paintings are representational works consisting of portraits and figurative images. Whether it’s the inner psychology of a portrait or a situation offering hidden meanings, Cordell’s paintings offer a range of interpretations for the viewer. Along with occasional landscapes and rock music icons, Cordell’s works are sourced from life drawing sketches, reference photos and his own imagination.
After studying at the Slade School and Sarum Studio, Cordell has exhibited extensively throughout Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire and Leicestershire, and often at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists.
He is a member of the Northampton Town & County Art Society.© Image courtesy of Cordell Garfield
15 November – 13 December, FREE
Sorrell is a senior lecturer working at the University of Northampton, after teaching in primary schools in the county for nearly thirty years. With a background and deep interest in art education, he has maintained a particular interest in printmaking, exhibiting locally and internationally, most notably at The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition on two occasions.
His work spans the range of printmaking techniques, from traditional etching and aquatint methods to relief printing. Recently, he has worked with solar plate etching and gum arabic transfer printing, some of which originate from digital imagery.
The work is inspired by a passion for landscape and architecture and often features the impact of man on the natural environment. The prints are developed into small limited editions in his print workshop in Irthlingborough.
'The Infinite Magic of Limits' by Sarah Uldall
29 November – 10 January, FREE
“Throughout my work of the past few years there have been strong references to textiles – an area traditionally the territory of women. Why are we so mesmerised by the repetitions of pattern and colour? I have studied the Bauhaus movement, and the combination of utility and beauty that was so relevant to it. When John Ruskin and William Morris rejected what they perceived to be as the inhumanity of the industrial revolution in England, the Arts and Crafts movement was born. In a parallel fashion, I have rejected some of the more contemporary methods of today in favour of the more primitive technique of stone lithography.
The making of these images is reliant upon an odd marriage of intuition and discipline. They are a contemplation of proportion and balance; a composite of design, beauty and intangibility. My intention is for my work to appeal to the viewer in a subliminal way. I wish to relay messages or codes in an abstract way and from a different place in time."© Image courtesy of Sarah Uldall
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
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.
Last updated 17/10/2014