Collection Connections returns to the Alfred East Art Gallery

Published: Wednesday, 19th July 2017

Due to popular demand the Collection Connections exhibition returns to the Alfred East Art Gallery from 29th July – 26th August 2017.

Due to popular demand the Collections Connections exhibition returns to the Alfred East Art Gallery from 29th July – 26th August 2017.

It comes after the exhibition was shortlisted for a National Heritage Award and winning ‘Best Exhibition’ in the County Heritage Awards. 

Collection Connections celebrates Kettering’s local artist history by showing the connections among the artists within their collection. The exhibition will link artists according to their interesting lives, art education and exhibitions they were involved in. Visitors to the exhibition will be asked to add to the findings with their own stories and see if other links can be found.

This time round, the exhibition will feature the newly acquired ‘Overgrown Garden’ by Sir Alfred East a new addition to the permanent collection. It will be the first-time that visitors are able to view this piece of work which was purchased for the Gallery with help from the V&A, Art Fund, KDAS and the Friends of Kettering Art Gallery & Museum. 

Guy Holloway, Head of Corporate & Cultural Services at Kettering Borough Council, said: “The popular Collection Connections exhibition truly celebrates Kettering’s impressive art history and many local artists. This exhibition is just one example of a full programme of exciting and varied events provided by Kettering Museum and Gallery all year round”.

Cllr Lloyd Bunday, Kettering Borough Council’s Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Community & Leisure, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming back the award-winning Collection Connections exhibition to Kettering Art Gallery. If you missed it the first time make sure you visit now and take the opportunity to see the brand new addition to the Gallery’s permanent collection – ‘Overgrown Garden’ by Sir Alfred East”.