Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Stop Press! Change of this month's evening talk at the AEG!

Unfortunately there has had to be a change to the published Wednesday night Friends Talk at the Gallery this month.  

Steve Weston will be taking a fascinating look at the development of brass instruments.



Rachael Aldridge will give her talk on Stained Glass in January

Monday, 29 May 2017

The Railway came to the Gallery ...


Some pictures from the very well attended talk at the Gallery earlier this month ... Full to capacity for a fabulous look at Kettering's railway past.






These evening talks, mostly related to art or to local history and heritage, are an excellent extension to the work of the Art Gallery and Museum - and are excellent value coming as part of your Friends Membership (or you can join us just for the night for £4) ...

Make sure you don't miss them.  The next dates are:-

June 21st - Ian Luck on Alfred East's etchings
July 19th - Phil Steele on Northamptonshire's Lost Battles
August 6th (all tickets in advance) - a summer guided visit to the London Road cemetery
September 20th - David Milner on William Carey
October 18th - Rachael Aldridge (NOST 2016 Studio Prize winner) on Stained Glass

Except for the Cemetery Tour, all are at the Gallery and all start at 7:30 (doors open from 7:00, refreshments available)

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

New Accession at the Alfred East Gallery ...

(the Overgrown Garden by Alfred East)

The Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum are pleased to have been able to support the purchase of Alfred East's Overgrown Garden for Kettering Art Gallery (home of the Alfred East National Collection)

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Lake Bourget returns to the Alfred East Art Gallery

March also saw the return to the gallery, after extensive conservation, of Alfred East's imposing painting of Lake Bourget ...

A sizeable crowd gathered for the unveiling which was combined with a preview of 'Around the World in 18 Frames' and a special showing of 'The English in Aix' 

Aix Les Bains rests on the shores of Lake Bourget and was a fashionable choice for Victorians (and Victoria herself) escaping the English Winter.

Claire Delorme of the Grapevine association from Aix was a special guest at the unveiling - Grapevine celebrates and explores the English connection and has done much to enhance Alfred East's reputation in the French resort ...

(Friends President Phillip Hollobone MP along with the Mayor, Gallery Officer Katie Coleman and Claire Delorme in front of  a revealed Lake Bourget)

The conservation was funded by the Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum

You can see Alfred East's Lake Bourget from Mont Revard in the Small Gallery ... drop by during the day or make an evening of it at the Friends AGM (which will be followed by a talk by outgoing Chair John Wilson on the theme of Friends Associations around the world) ..

There is so much more going on.


Coming up in April

Exhibition Preview ... Fill This Space: Thursday 13th April
AGM and talk: Wednesday 19th April