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

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 

Love in the Time

Love in the time of the Baroque 9 May - 19 July

An exhibition of works of art from Northampton Museum & Art Gallery's collection which tell the dramatic stories of love and betrayal. One of the the most recognisable elements of the Baroque style is its use of exaggerated motion to produce drama, tension and excitement. Let your senses and emotions guide you through an exploration of human nature and emotion. 


For the Love of Venice 9 May - 19 July

The artistic inspiration of the City of Light

From the mirror like waters of the lagoon and the bustling highway that is the Grand Canal to the statley majesty of the architecture of St. Marc's Square, Venice has been an inspiration to artists across the centuries.

This exhibition includes the work of Peter Berrisford, Tom Osbourne Robinson, Frnak Brangwyn and Jonathan Adams amongst others.  


Magic in the Nursery 6 June - 12 July

Illustrations from the children's books of Walter Crane and Randolph Caldecott (with a guest appearance by Kate Greenaway)

The illustrations of Walter Crane, Randolph Caldecott and Kate Greenaway are very beginnings of the modern children's picture book. The trio first started collaborating in 1865 on toy books of nursery rhymes and fairy tales and have become recognisable as the epitome of children's Victorian illustration.

This family friendly exhibition exhibition features children's books from the collections of Northampton Museums and family friendly activities. A Graphicus Touring exhibition. 


Beastly Machines 18 July - 6 September

Kinetic Sculptures by Johnny White 

Beastly Machines is a collection of kinetic sculptures by Derbyshire based sculptor Johnny White, featuring a menagerie of moving animals.

Inspired by current affairs and word play, White's work is always humorous and fun. The exhibition includes outrageous characters such as Fido Dogskiofski, Canoodling Canoe Gnus and Having a Whale of a Time - a six metre long moving whale - and lots of interactive activities for all the family. A  20 -21 Visual Arts Centre Touring Exhibition. 


Sikh - Punjabi Heritage Exhibition 6 June - 22 August

A chance to view Northampton's Sikh Community Centre and Youth Club exclusive Sikh - Punjabi Heritage Exhibition. Exhibits include stories from the Northampton Sikh Community; artefacts from projects that include Punjabi Pride, Weddings and the Sikh contribution to WW1. 

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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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