Through the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s
Revisit some of the design icons from the past decades in this fascinating free exhibition at the Manor House Museum.
Sir Christopher Wren comes to Kettering
During the late seventeenth century, Sir Christopher Wren designed three magnificent buildings in Cambridge, Pembroke and Emmanuel College’s chapels and Trinity College’s library.
Visiting my niece as a student there, provided me with the opportunity to study these buildings and complete ceramic sculptures based on them for each of her years there.
All pieces are for sale at the Alfred East Art Gallery for the month of January.
Ilze Smith is a mixed media/textile artist.
Her work incorporates a diverse range of media: old, new and treasured.
She works intuitively using old and new techniques to create items that are of practical and decorative use.
She is a member of Northants Guild of Designer Craftsmen and Lutterworth Stitchers.
Her work has been exhibited in galleries both in the UK and abroad.
All pieces are for sale at the Alfred East Art Gallery for the month of December
Lovelock Millar Gallery is delighted to present ‘Of the Land’ exhibition. Come and join us at Boughton House this December to view and buy contemporary artwork, and pick up your tree from the Boughton House Christmas Tree sale at the same time!
What would you discover in your attic? They say, ‘One man’s trash is another man’s treasure’. Well why not visit the Alfred East Art Gallery to find out for yourself?
The Great Art in Your Attic Sale runs from 28th November until 12th January in the Long Gallery, where art from some local attics will be exhibited for sale. This exhibition is a great opportunity to bag yourself an art bargain, just in time for a Christmas gift, and recycle art at the same time. All works will be for sale and available to take away there and then, either to wrap in time for the big day itself or just as a perfect little treat for yourself.
This Arts Council England funded exhibition has been several years in the making and finally comes together to end this multi-venue tour at The Alfred East Art Gallery. The project by Northamptonshire artist Claire Morris-Wright has grown immensely from the seed of its early beginnings. The body of Claire’s own work will form the exhibition in the Large Gallery from 17th November and runs until 5th January.
Claire will also be collaborating with MIND and The CE Academy to deliver two community workshops, with the results being exhibited for a week as part of The Hedge Project exhibition.
Guy Holloway, Head of Corporate & Cultural Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:
“It’s such a privilege to welcome Claire Morris-Wright and this fascinating project to Kettering. We hope many people will take delight in this touring artwork and take part in the community workshops with MIND and The CE Academy.”
Cllr Scott Edwards, Kettering Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Community, Leisure and Youth, said:
“The Alfred East Art Gallery continues to build and work in partnership with the local community and Arts Council England to support artists with great projects such as this. I look forward to seeing this exhibition which is available to view for free!”
The Hedge Project Background
Hedges play an important role in our lives in both urban and rural environments. They contain animals, humans and define edges, borders and boundaries, harbouring a chaotic structure with a natural order. Easily overlooked, these living ecosystems, often endangered, are the subject of an art project in 2018. A hedge in a small village in Northamptonshire sits quietly on a horizon, stretching over a hill for over 300 metres.
Artist Claire Morris-Wright has regularly walked along it in all seasons, looking and noticing the changes and recording this through drawing, painting, textile and print. The result of this study is a body of artwork, which explores the fascination with a natural structure, which is imbued with a surprisingly powerful range of symbols and metaphor.
“To be working from one hedge and to produce such exquisite and wide-ranging work is nothing short of remarkable. We can glean much in the way of engagement with and understandings of Claire’s work from the natural or organic sources she uses to both execute some of pieces and create some of the colours she uses.”
Eddie Chambers. Professor of contemporary art history at the University of Texas. Claire Morris Wright was awarded funding from Arts Council England to run a project based on the artwork, which engages groups and people with issues of the environment, ecologies and wildlife.
The exhibition launched on September 28th at the first venue, Wallner Gallery, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham https://www.lakesidearts.org.uk
Claire Morris-Wright is one of the founding members of Knighton Lane Artists’ Studios and Leicester Print Workshop and has exhibited widely. She was Artist in residence at Loughborough University, interviewed about her work by BBC Radio 4 and has a public art piece at the Curve Theatre Leicester.
Alfred East Art Gallery
Open Tues – Sat, 10am – 4.45pm (last admission 4.30pm, closed bank holidays)
Entry is FREE, donations welcome
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The Alfred East Art Gallery is situated in Sheep Street, Kettering, easy to get to by train, bus or by car. It is near the library and close to the parish church of St Peter and Paul.
Kat Lendacka is a printmaker living and working in rural Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. (maybe United Kingdom does not need to be there?)
Her linocuts combine her love of nature, architecture and storytelling. Born and raised in the Czech Republic, she is inspired by the imagery from her childhood. When she is not in her home studio, she loves to go on adventure with her two daughters and her beloved Spot, the whippet.
All items are for sale at The Alfred East Art Gallery, Kettering.
Coffee Morning at the Heritage Museum. Home made cakes. Tombola Plus free entry to Burton Latimer’s WW1 Heroes exhibition.
Our WW1 researchers will be there with their database of names of Burton Latimer men who fought in the Great War and files of biographies of those who died.
Try some WW1 cake from an authentic recipe from 1915.
All profits to the maintenance of our Museum and website