New exhibition featuring the Permanent Collection at The Alfred East Art Gallery

Published: Thursday, 10th January 2019

Prints Charming: Own Your Own 19th January – 2nd March 2019

A new year and a new appearance from the Permanent Collection at The Alfred East Art Gallery. For the last seven years, in January, the gallery has dedicated its small and large gallery space to showing off a selection of its prestigious Permanent Collection and 2019 is no exception.

Prints Charming marks the beginning of a long project intended to make prints of works in the collection available for visitors to purchase on demand, enabling them to show of a piece of the collection in their own homes. In an unsure economic climate where budgets are tight, funding harder to secure and conservation costs high, preserving our collection for future generations becomes a priority. It may be sometime before the project is in full swing but this exhibition shows a selection of the first available prints, hanging alongside the original artwork.

This exhibition is only possible through generous funding from Friend of Kettering Museum and Art Gallery and with the ongoing support from Atelier Editions.

The preview for Prints Charming is from 6-8pm on Friday 18th January, all are welcome.

Guy Holloway, Head of Corporate and Cultural Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:

“If your New Year's resolution is to explore more on your doorstep, look no further than what’s on offer at Kettering Museum and Art Gallery. There is something for everyone in these exhibitions which features the glorious permanent collection which you can now take home and enjoy in print form.”

Councillor Scott Edwards, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community, Leisure & Youth, said:

“It’s wonderful to see the Alfred East Art Gallery permanent collection on display in this new exhibition Prints Charming. What a wonderful new idea to produce prints so that everyone can enjoy the collection too, either on their wall at home or to give as a gift.”