Open Wednesday - Saturday 11am-4pm - also open for events and classes outside of these times

September - 31stOctober 2016

(NOST) Northamptonshire Open Studios & The Rooftop Gallery Studio Users Exhibition

Studio users at Rooftop Gallery & Workshops will be taking part in this year's Northamptonshire Open Studios. To coincide with NOST our studio users will be exhibiting their work within our three art gallery spaces. Warren Shaw, from studio 4, has taken the lead on this project.

Northants Open Studio Trails (NOST) is the largest visual arts event in and around the county. During the month of September, artists invite you into their studios to witness at first hand the inspiration and motivation, which drives them to create. Step inside a pottery studio, discuss carving with a stonemason or watch demonstrations of painting, printmaking and traditional crafts.

The brochure will show you the huge range of art activities featured this year and help you to choose where to visit. Many artists will also present their work as groups in galleries, shops, pubs and a host of interesting alternative venues.

Artists have been grouped together by region and are marked on easy to follow maps, which will help guide you around the county, so you don’t miss a thing!

From the Kettering Borough Council website:

29th October - 30th November 2016

School Poster Design Competition – 2016 British Legion Event

Children from schools across Corby will be participating in a poster design competition culmintating in an exhibition. This will coincide with the Poppy Appeal taking place in the town centre.

  • Judging will take place at Rooftop Gallery and 15 winners will be chosen.
  • Judges are the Corby Mayor - Julie Riley, the Deputy Mayor, Rob from the Royal British Legion, Kate Anderson & Dan Pickard.
  • The first prize winners design will be used to produce a postcard to be sold in the RBL shop; Rooftop Gallery; Asda; Morrison’s; Tesco and via the Willow's Place Facebook page, and the town centre management office.
  • The Rooftop Gallery will display all the entries for friends and family to visit.

Main event - 29th October:

  • From 11am on the morning of the British Legion Poppy Launch the 10 finalists will be invited to come to the Rooftop Gallery to view their posters. Refreshments to be provided.

January 2017

Rooftop Gallery Open

Sai Stephenson is taking the lead on this project. She is still at the planning stage but keep your eyes open for more information.Please subscribe to our newsletter, using the mailing list form, if you would like to be kept up to date with all of our events and news.


As a Gallery we have been in operation since March 2012. In that initial period we were a vision in the minds of the artistic community in Corby and the surrounding area. 11 studios including a photography studio and 10 artist studios.

The recent successful activities at the Rooftop Gallery and Workshops spaces include:

  • Numerous Exhibitions including crafts, photography, sculpture, mixed media, paintings, illustrations, and the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry.
  • Workshops: for children and adults.
  • Saturday Youth Club.
  • We hosted 79 children from Exeter Primary school for the day.
  • Children's Titanic Exhibition: 60 children - Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Primary School.
  • Holiday, term time workshops.
  • Taster days.
  • Community group art - for all ages and abilities. Turn up and be creative.
  • Mosaic group - Thursday mornings. 10 - 12am.
  • Fanoulla’s art class. Wednesday's and Thursday's.
  • LGBT Group meets regularly
  • Scribble Zone: for children and adults.

Opening Times

Wednesday to Saturday 11am - 4pm
See the What's On page for details of additional workshop times

Would you like to exhibit your work? 

Download your proposal form from the Exhibit page and drop it into the gallery. 

If you can volunteer to gallery steward please get in touch - we rely on volunteers to make sure we can be open to the public as much as possible.


The Rooftop Gallery & Workshops, 9 Chisholm House, Queens Square, Corby, Northants NN17 1PZ.
Registered Charity. Number: 1154960

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