What's on at 78 Derngate?

Our two galleries feature a programme of inspirational art exhibitions; always something unusual to see, discuss or purchase. Entrance to our Visitor Centre - with shop, galleries and restaurant is free of charge.

New for spring 2019

Awe and Wonder, Joy and Love

Antoinette Jackson is a figurative sculptor working in bronze and cold-cast bronze, creating both large and small sculptures. She draws inspiration from everyday life, often children at play, portraying those happy scenes filled with joy, wonder and love. Without being overworked her figures retain a lively quality which resonates with our own feelings, reminding us each time we walk past them of the small - but meaningful - moments which make up all our lives.

Formerly a lecturer in Art and Design for Plymouth University Institute of Education, Antoinette exhibits throughout England and continues to teach sculpture classes in Devon.

Works from the exhibition are available to purchase by commission.

1st February - 7th April 2019

Artist website

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Posters from: The Tom Osborne Robinson Collection 1920 - 1950
Travel & Ocean Liners
A fresh and further look at posters from the Tom Osborne Robinson poster collection. This extensive archive of over three thousand posters was bequeathed to The University of Northampton. Sixteen works ranging from the early 1920's to the 1950's will be shown including "Venezia" by A.M Cassandre. 1951.

"The Life and Times of Tom Osborne Robinson". Rob Kendall.
Venue: 78 Derngate, Northampton. Date: Wednesday 13th Feb 2009. Time: 6.30 - 8pm.
Tickets £3 ( includes refreshments ) on the door. Please book at 78 Derngate - Tel: 01604 603407.

Exhibition dates: 1st February - 28th April 2019

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The Ward Carnival Glass Collection
( By The Carnival Glass Society UK )

Carnival Glass is pressed, iridised glass that was first made in the early 1900s and was at the height of its popularity between 1910 - 20 around the period in which Charles Rennie Mackintosh remodelled 78 Derngate. It is found in a range of shapes, patterns and colours from delicate ‘ice’ pastels to vibrant purples, greens, oranges and blues; all with an iridescent surface that reflects back a myriad of tones and hues which look spectacular when displayed together in a collection.

In this exhibition, which has been put together by the Carnival Glass Society UK, a selection of carnival glass items has been chosen that reflect the Art Nouveau, Arts & Crafts, Oriental and almost Art Deco styles which feature in many of Mackintosh’s designs.

1st February - 28th April 2019


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