All the below exhibitions are at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery unless stated.
Echoes of Northampton Castle | 3 October 2014 - 28 February 2015
Exploring one building
through 1,000 years
Hazelrigg House, 33 Marefair, Northampton
3 October 2014 – 28 February 2015
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Friday - Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm – 4.00pm
Northampton Castle was one of the most significant Norman
Castles in England. Witness to many important events in history, including the
trial of Thomas Beckett in 1164, it played a significant role in events leading
up to the creation of the Magna Carta. This small exhibition explores the long
history of Northampton Castle and how its presence is still felt today.
Palimpsest | 15 November - 25 January 2015
What is the meaning of the worn shoe and why is it so powerful?
An abandoned child's shoe on a pavement, a pile of shoes at a holocaust memorial, a wedding shoe worn once then packed away; why is the worn and used shoe such a resonant and poignant object? Why do images of worn shoes evoke discussions of memory and loss?
Palimpsests explores ways that shoes become vessels or records of memory and why the imprint or trace of a body demands that we re collect.
This exhibition is curated by artist and footwear designer, Ellen Sampson.
It's a Christmas Cracker | 20 November - 4 January 2015
Get in the festive spirit with our Christmas board game and see winter themed art, shoes and history from our very own collections.
Brownies' Centenary Exhibition | 29 November - 1 March 2015
A exhibition to celebrate 100 years of the Brownies.
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.
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.
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.
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