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The Community: Live in Nottingham - WEEK FOUR IN PHOTOS 29 March 2019

The final week of The Community: Live in Nottingham has been a big one.

The week started with a writing workshop led by Ethan Assouline and Philippe Hallais, and end with a huge celebration in the gallery last night, with DJ sets from Cyrus Goberville, Philippe Hallais and Nkisi.

Scroll down for a recap of what went down…

Writing Club – workshop with Ethan Assouline and Philippe Hallais


Ethan and Philippe, recording audio in the workshops, to be used later…


Students who took part in the workshop also record audio with Phillipe…

 

PERMANENT CUTS – NOTTINGHAM EDITION

 

First up: Cyrus Goberville (of Collapsing Market):

 

Philippe Hallais (aka Low Jack) was up next, presenting audio generated earlier in the week alongside a set of electronic music.

Closing out the event at the gallery was Nkisi, with a set full of intense drum breaks and complex grooves…

 

PERMANENT CUTS – AFTER PARTY

Cyrus and Philippe hopped back on the decks to close out the evening; bringing their unique musical style to the legendary King Billy pub…

All that remains is to say a massive thank you to everyone who has made this exhibition possible: all of the staff, students, public, everyone involved with the workshops, last night’s musical guests, and of course, everyone at The Community.

Relax. Renew. Revive.

The Community: Live in Nottingham will remain open until 3 pm on Saturday 30 March.

The Community: Live in Nottingham: WEEK THREE IN PHOTOS 25 March 2019

Last week saw the next phase of the exhibition take shape, thanks to a 5-day workshop, “Anna’s Weekend”, led by Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann.

Participants utilised found materials and objects from in and around the gallery to create new pieces of furniture, which now occupy the space…

On Thursday, the Gallery also played host to a film screening as part of Bonington Vitrines  #11: Not a Live Show, curated by Emily Gray

Week Four continues with Writing Club by Ethan Assouline and Philippe Hallais.

Don’t miss the special FINISSAGE on Thursday 28 March, from 5 pm – late, involving a special performance, “Permanent Cuts”, with Philippe Hallais, Ethan Assouline and Cyrus Goberville.

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First two weeks of The Community: Live in Nottingham 15 March 2019

Over the last two weeks, the Gallery has gone from a quiet space for visitors to interact with David Bernsein’s Ego Altar, to a hive of activity with visitors taking part in workshops run by Tenant of Culture and Ruby Hoette’s patternmapping residency.

Below are a selection of photos from each stage of the exhibition so far:


Ruby Hoette (left) and Dr Juliette Kristensen (right) discuss a garment with a visitor.


Meanwhile, professional pattern maker and cutter Karen Harrigan retraces garments to create their patterns.


Tenant of Culture workshop participants on day two of the workshops.


More activity from the Tenant of Culture workshops.


Close up detail of an existing Patternmap. Ruby Hoette will use the patterns created from the garments, combined with anecdotes and details shared by their owners to create an alternative map of Nottingham.


Throughout the exhibition, David Bernstein’s Ego Altar will remain in the gallery, for visitors to interact with, as other activities take place around them…


Trying on garments created by deconstructing unwanted clothes and reassembling into something new, as part of Tenant of Culture workshop.


More garments created as part of the workshops.


A camera mounted on the ceiling captures activity from within the gallery to be displayed on the screen outside.

The Community: Live in Nottingham will continue until Saturday 30 March.

Week Three will take the form of a 5-day workshop led by Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann.

Entitled Anna’s Weekend, the workshop aims to explore the role of the art institution as a multi-faceted tool for collaborative dialogue, through the creation of furniture that by its nature questions and conflates ideas around functionality. Confronted with a wide array of materials and redundant furniture, participants are invited to consider, discuss and react to the context that is specific to Bonington Gallery, and subsequently develop and build new furniture for subsequent use within the institution.

» Sign up to take part

All of the workshops taking place during the exhibition are free to attend and open to the public, as well as staff and students from NTU.

» Visit the exhibition microsite to find out more about what’s next and to get involved. 

Instagram Competition: Win a signed copy of Dick Jewell's 'Four Thousand Threads' 23 January 2019

Along with various video and photo works, Dick Jewell’s solo exhibition Now & Then also includes a chance to get involved with one of the art works.

Take a selfie in front of Dick’s large-scale photo collage War & Peace and upload it to instagram using the hashtag #djwarandpeace for the chance to win a signed copy of Four Thousand Threads.

The winning entry will be selected by Dick Jewell.

The competition will run for the duration of the exhibition – so you have until Saturday 23 February to visit the exhibition and get your selfies uploaded!

UPDATE: The winning entry came from Alice Rodgers (@bed.space on instagram):

 

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Dick particularly liked the angle of this selfie, which you’d expect from a BA (Hons) Photography student at NTU’s School of Art & Design…

Thanks again to everyone who entered! Check out all of the #DJWarandPeace selfies here.

Dick Jewell: Now & Then - Preview in Photos 18 January 2019

Thanks to all who joined us for the preview yesterday – what a brilliant way to start off 2019!

Below are a few highlights from the event, featuring some selfies taken in front of Dick Jewell’s epic photo collage, War & Peace. When you visit, be sure to take your own selfie and share it on instagram with the hashtag #djwarandpeace. One lucky winner (selected by Dick) will get a signed copy of Dick’s book, 4000 Threads!


Dick Jewell poses with a visitor for a #djwarandpeace selfie

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Dick Jewell: Now & Then is now open until Saturday 23 February.

Dick will also be speaking as part of NTU’s Fine Art Live lecture series on Thursday 31 January.

Joanne Robertson - interview with Under The Radar (NZ) 14 December 2018

Coming up in April next year is C/J, a collaboration between artists Chloé Maratta and Joanne Robertson, who as well visual artists are both musicians.

Joanne is currently touring her music in New Zealand, and answered a few questions from Undertheradar.co.nz, in which she refers to the upcoming exhibition here at the gallery, as well as discussing the process of collaborating with other artists, and the strong link between her musical and visual practices.

Take a read of the interview here – where you can also listen to some of Joanne’s music »

Mini documentary » Dick Jewell: Moving Pictures 12 December 2018

We’re delighted to start 2019 with a solo exhibition by photographer and filmmaker Dick Jewell.

Now & Then will be Jewell’s most significant solo show in recent years, bringing together a wide range of works produced over a 30-year period – spanning film, photography and photo-collage. In the meantime, check out this documentary commissioned by Dazed & Confused (directed by Jamie Roberts), which explores Jewell’s incredible archive of dance footage, with a cast including Vivienne Westwood, Neneh Cherry, Grandmaster Flash, skinheads, B-boys, drag queens and rave dancers – to name just a few… »

Dick Jewell: Now & Then opens Friday 18 January. RSVP to join us for the preview on Thursday 17 January, 5 pm – 7 pm.

Selections from The Serving Library: WIRE, PINK FLAG 28 November 2018

LP sleeve, 1977, 32.5 x 32.5 cm

“The sleeve was one of those lovely gifts. We wanted a neutral image and I’d done a rough of a big flagpole and a flag and nothing else. We’d done a gig in Plymouth and were walking along the Hoe and there it was. We all dropped to the ground and looked at it. When you lay on the ground there was nothing else to see, apart from the pole against the sky.” (Wire)

(“Equation for a Composite Design (2): Best Of,” Stuart Bailey, Dot Dot Dot #8, 2004)

http://www.servinglibrary.org/collection/wire-pink-flag-chairs-missing-154-on-returning

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The Community: Live in Nottingham featured on Notts TV 25 March 2019

Last week, Notts TV’s Charlotte Swindells popped down to the gallery to check out our latest exhibition, catching up with curator Tom Godfrey to find out more about the project.

Watch the video at the link below (segment starts at 27:40):

https://nottstv.com/programme/ey-up-notts-tuesday-19th-march/

Chloé Maratta - ARTnews feature 14 January 2019

This April we’re excited to be presenting a two person exhibition between artist, musician and designer Chloé Maratta and artist & musician Joanne Robertson. The exhibition will also involve artefacts from NTU’s School of Art & Design’s high-street fashion archive, FashionMap. Chloé features in a recent ARTnews article that profiles several of the ‘leading lights’ within LA’s art/fashion/music crossover scene:

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