Events & exhibitions
All the below exhibitions are at Northampton Museum & Art Gallery unless stated.
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 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.
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.
Northampton Inter Faith Forum 15 March - 23 May
This exhibition showcases faiths promoting respect, understanding and friendship.
Northampton Inter Faith Forum is made up of representatives from seven of the major religions found in Northampton - Baha'i , Buddhist, Christian, Hindhu, Islam and Sikh.
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.
Click on the video link below which gives you insight to some of the research in the project :
Change "maker" 15 May - 14 June
This exhibition shows the exploration of The University of Northampton's Ashoka U Change "maker" Campus status in relation to solving local, global, social and environmental problems.
Working with the Indian Insitute of Technology Gandhinagar, BSc Engineering students and product design staff from IITG were teamed with a year three BA (Hons) Product design student and a team of BA (Hons) Multi Media Journalism students who documented the process. In Turkey two MA Design students worked alongside staff and students from Kemerburgaz University.
Both exchanges explored traditional craft and heritage as a means of new development.
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 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 16 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.
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