What Exhibitions are on at the Gallery?

the local scene

The Local Scene
Artists past and present

5th December 2019 - 8th February 2020

The Friends of Kettering Museum and Art Gallery present an exhibition of local scenes and the surrounding area depicted by artists from Kettering District Art Society and complimented by the works of previous local artists who feature in the Alfred East Art Gallery collection.

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.

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.