What Exhibitions are on at the Gallery?

2020 Vision

2020 vision a contemporary view

25th january - 7th march
exhibition preview: friday 25th january, 6 - 8pm

This January, the Alfred East Art Gallery proudly presents a stunning new exhibition. Huge in scope and featuring artwork on loan from Tate in London, treasured paintings and prints from the National Collection will line the walls of Kettering's gallery for the first time. 2020 Vision will give visitors the chance to see internationally important art right on their doorstep.

Kettering’s art collection is renowned for its classical artworks from masters like Thomas Cooper Gotch and Sir Alfred East, but among the huge Victorian landscapes and the gilt-edged frames, there are equally important examples of modern art, artwork that moves away from the traditions of the past and experiments with bold new ideas.

Visitors will see the collection's modern art in a wider context as 2020 Vision showcases a variety of styles and important artists, including the abstraction of Howard Hodgkin, the surrealism of Alan Davie and Eduardo Paolozzi, and the expressionism of Leon Kossoff.

Key loans for the 2020 vision exhibition have been made possible through The Ferryman Project: Sharing Works of Art which is supported by National Lottery players through the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the John Ellerman Foundation and Art Fund.

The opening night of 2020 Vision gives you the chance to be among the first to see National Collection artwork in Kettering, on the walls of our beautiful art gallery. Join us for an exhibition that you will never forget. Open to everyone, and free entry.


People & Places
Sue Lydia Taylor

14th March -  25th April
Exhibition Preview: Satuday 14th March,1pm

Local artist Sue Lydia Taylor is an established painter in oils for over 20 years. This exhibition visually describes the diversity of ordinary men and women engaged in work situations and depicts some of the places the artist has visited. 


Our World
Kettering Buccleuch Academy

21st March -  2nd May
Exhibition Preview: Satuday 21st March,1pm

Students from Kettering Buccleuch Academy have taken inspiration from their local community and its surrounding beauty and have created work through art and design to curate their own exhibition. 

This exhibition has been made possible by the generosity of the Kettering Old Grammar School Fund.

A painting of a lady's head

Permanent Collection Displays


The Alfred East Art Gallery holds a significant collection of 19th and 20th century fine art.

Comprising of 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 only a selection of the permanent collection may be on display at any one time, depending on the current exhibitions. If you are planning to visit the gallery to view specific artists or works, you may wish to phone us before you travel so that we can confirm what is on display.