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Kettering Museum and Art Gallery: Talks

Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum

Tickets: £3 per person, free to Friends Members. Available on the door, no advance booking required.
For further information, see our website or contact the chairperson on 01536 518 941.

All talks start at 7:30pm

All talks are hosted at the Alfred East Art Gallery.

'3D Weaves: Inspiration and Practice' by Pasqualina Iarrobino

Thursday 18 September

Friends talkPasqualina studied at Manchester Metropolitan University, Crewe and Alsager Faculty, gaining a degree in BA (Hons) Crafts: Weave and Metal. Her primary pursuit then and now lies with the development of three-dimensional weaving as an integral part of the weaving process to produce sculptural and self-supporting fashion and interior accessories.


'Women and War' by Fred West

Thursday 16 October

lunchtime talkThe stories of some of the women who were parachuted into Occupied France to work with Resistance Groups and stories of the ladies of the Air Transport Auxiliary who worked as ferry pilots. The Women’s Royal Air Force (WRAF) came into being with the formation of the Royal Air Force in April 1918. However, in 1920 the unit was disbanded, along with the other women’s services. The Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) was formed in June 1939 when war seemed imminent again.



'Conservation and Restoration at The Sir Alfred East Art Gallery' by Nickkie Robinson

lunchtime talkLocal Art Historian Nickkie Robinson will present a talk looking at the planned project to conserve integral art works from the Alfred East Art Gallery’s permanent collection.

Last year the Friends raised funding for the conservation of Alfred East’s Midland Meadows, the first painting acquired by the gallery in 1910.

It is hoped that this project will be the start of a wider programme of works to conserve other paintings within the Alfred East Memorial Collection, which forms the backbone of the Gallery’s permanent collection.

Nickkie will discuss the Friends involvement in fundraising for conservation works, raising awareness of the importance of the project.  

Last updated 19/08/14


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