Northampton Borough Council
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All the below exhibitions are at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery unless stated.

70 80 Print

70 80 Print | 20 December - 6 April 2015

A close up look at our collection of prints from the 1970s and 1980s.

From screen printing to  lino printing, aquatint and woodblock all will be represented in the artists'work. The show includes work by Sir Peter Blake and Sir Terry Frost.  

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Home | 23 December - 4 May 2015

A journey around Northamptonshire in art. 

To bring to a close the 825th anniversary of Northampton having a Royal Charter, Northampton Museum is exhibiting work by local artists depicting the town and surrounding area. Artists included in the exhibition are Peter Newcombe, Roger Corfe and John Donnelly and many more.  

Sport to Street.

Sport to Street

10 January - 19 April 

Northampton Museum & Art Gallery is home to the largest collection of trainers and sports shoes in a museum. The exhibition Sport to Street takes a closer look at this shoe icon from the earliest sports shoes to the iconic brands of today. 


Great days: The Saints' Successes 24 February - 22 March

To celebrate the LV= Cup final being held at Franklin's Gardens, we look back at the Saints successful cup campaigns, with special stories from players and supporters alike. There will be special appearances of the Aviva Premiership, Heineken Cup, European Challenge Cup and LV= Cup trophies on select dates, as well as a Festival of Rugby on 21 March. 

The Aviva Premiership, Heineken Cup and the European Challenge Cup will be showcased in the Great Days exhibition 21st and 22nd March. 

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Fibre to Fabric 11 April -3 May

Fibre to Fabric showcaes the many skills of the members of the Northants Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers. A fundamental understanding of the properties of different fibres enables the members to create beautiful garments by hand spinning, weaving, felting and crocheting, dying and sewing. 

This exhibition will include a number of finished garments, samples and loom to illustrate these wonderful techniques. 


Making Presence Felt 25 April - 31 May

Artist Fiona Candy explores human identity including the sensory experience of presence. In this, her latest work made specifically for Northampton, immersive sound and material objects come together in the gallery to create dramatic, acoustic encounters with many walking, running, dancing shoe wearers. By drawing our attention to the rhythmic sounds of movement, Fiona shows how the characteristics of shoes are inseparable from the individuals who wear them, or from the places, spaces and moments in which they are worn.

Art in the Park

Art in the Park

23 May - 21 June | Abington Park Museum

Northampton Museums' open exhibition returns for its 54th year presenting an exciting opportunity for established, young and emerging artists to show off their creative talents. The exhibition features a range of artists including established, recent graduates and first time exhibition artists. This is a selling exhibition so there is also an opportunity to own some of these stunning works.

Call for artists - Entry forms 

Local artists, both amateur and professional, are invited to submit their work for display at Abington Park Museum for one of the few open air art exhibitions in the country.

Entry forms are available from Northampton Museum & Art Gallery and Abington Park Museum. Alternatively you can download the forms here. Closing date for entry is 8 May.   

Terms and conditions form - please download here 

Mailing List

If you would like to know about future exhibitions, events and workshops please email with your details and we will add you to our mailing list. Please state any preferences you may have e.g. art, history or general information. All information will be kept confidential and used only by the museum.

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