Upcoming Exhibitions at the Alfred East Art Gallery, Kettering

Published: Tuesday, 3rd March 2020

Details for the upcoming exhibitions at the Alfred East Art Gallery this Spring.

People & Places

By Sue Lydia Taylor

14th March – 25th April

An accomplished local artist, Sue Lydia Taylor brings her stunning paintings to the gallery this March and April. Influenced by Modernist artists like Paul Cezanne and Paula Modersohn-Becker, Sue creates art where the mood and feeling of the subject takes precedence over the exactness of a representation. People & Places promises to portray the diversity of ordinary men and women in an exhibition that draws upon Sue’s work with life models.


Exhibition Preview

Saturday 14th March – 1-3pm 

Join us on the opening afternoon and be among the first to see this exciting new exhibition. Open to everyone, all are welcome, and suitable for all ages.


Our World

Kettering Buccleuch Academy

21st March – 2nd May

The gallery warmly welcomes students from Kettering Buccleuch Academy for this new exhibition showcasing work by talented young local artists. Inspired by their local community and its surrounding natural beauty, as well as broader concepts linking to our planet, students have produced stunning original art.


Celebrating the launch of a brand-new Arts Committee at the school, this exhibition provides the opportunity for students to work closely with gallery staff in setting up the exhibition, learning first-hand how-to curate works of art in a professional setting. 

This exhibition has been made possible by generous funding from The Kettering Old Grammar School Fund.


Exhibition Preview

Saturday 21st March 1-3pm

The preview event is open to everyone, and all are welcome. See the depth of talent we have locally, as students enjoy having their masterpieces exhibited in the prestigious Alfred East Art Gallery.


Rochelle Mathieson, Head of Commercial & Economic Development at Kettering Borough Council, said:

“These exhibitions present a fantastic opportunity for local talented, young artists to not only showcase their creative work within the award-winning Alfred East Art Gallery, but also have the additional benefit for students to learn professional skills of curation. I’d encourage members of the public to enjoy and celebrate these local young artists.”


Cllr Scott Edwards, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community and Leisure, said:

‘Along with high profile exhibitions and events The Alfred East Art Gallery still continues to offer fantastic opportunities for local artists and young people to showcase their creative talent through exhibitions and workshops. I very much look forward to seeing these fresh and exciting exhibitions this Spring.’  


Note to editor

Alfred East Art Gallery

Sheep Street


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Opening Times

Monday - Closed

Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4.45pm (last admission 4.30)

Sundays and Bank Holidays – Closed