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What Exhibitions are on at the Gallery?

Logo for the 25oth anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts.

Royal Academy of Arts - East & the Academicians 

20th January - 24th February

This exhibition features works from the permanent collection and celebrates the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Academy.

RA of the Future? Local Young Talent

20th January - 24th February

Accompanying the RA 250 is an exhibition showcasing local young talent supported by Brooke Weston Academy, Southfield School, Lodge Park Academy and Bishop Stopford School.

This project forms part of RA250 UK: Exhibitions and events around the UK to  celebrate 250 years of the Royal Academy of Arts

Painting by Charles Spencelayh

Charles Spencelayh 1865 - 1958, A Tribute 60 years on

20th January - 10th March

The RA 250 exhibition also commemorates the 60th Anniversary of Charles Spencelayh's death in an accompanying display of Spencelayh's work which is on display until the 10th March.

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.