Blog
Gallery walls used as a blank sheet for live drawing exhibition 08 January 2016

Deborah_Phil_performing drawology press release

Artists will work to an open brief and create a unique and unplanned artwork in a novel drawing exhibition here at the Gallery.

Performing Drawology – which takes place between Friday 15 January and Friday 12 February – will see the creative process unfold live as eight artists undertake separate residencies to create a collaborative drawing on the gallery walls.

The exhibition – which will evolve from one practitioner to the next – is curated by humhyphenhum, a collaboration between Nottingham Trent University lecturer Deborah Harty and Phil Sawdon, an honorary fellow of Loughborough University.

“It’s very experimental, and we have no way of being able to foresee what’s going to happen,” said artist Harty, a researcher in what drawings say about a person’s mind and movements, who also works on her own projects.

“Phil and I asked each artist to bring their drawing toolkit with them, but have left it completely open as to how it manifests in the gallery.

“It could be a major success or a complete disaster – that’s the risk we’re taking. We’re not sure what’s going to be left behind when it’s all finished.”

The artists include Deborah Harty and Phil Sawdon (as humhyphenhum) Lorraine Young, Catherine Bertola, Maryclare Foa, Andrew Pepper, Martin Lewis and John Court. They were invited on the basis of being open minded to collaborating in an experimental way.

The drawing will be initiated and completed by humhyphenhum. There will be a closing night celebration on Thursday 11 February during which visitors can view the final artwork.

“It’s an incredibly exciting project and we hope that the entire space is engaged in some way,” added Harty.

“In many ways it could be daunting to be faced with what is essentially a considerably large blank sheet of paper. But we’re sure it’s going to be a great success.

“We’re hoping that people will enter the space once the project is completed and see it as a walk-in drawing.”

Leave a Reply



>    Back to all articles
Featured news
Visiting us safely 14 September 2020

We are delighted to reopen to the public on Monday 17 May with Here, the Gold Ones meet by Reactor, and we have put several measures in place to make your visit safe.

These measures have been informed by Government and National Museum Directors Council guidance. They are constantly under review, subject to change and may vary slightly depending on Government guidance and the official roadmap out of lockdown. Please check back to this page prior to planning your visit. 
  
Planning your visit 

Groups no larger than six should visit the gallery at any one time, providing these groups are complying with government guidance on households and bubbles. Numbers inside the gallery will initially be limited to 8 at any single time. There is additional seating and waiting areas outside the gallery for anyone arriving before their scheduled time.

Do not visit if you’re feeling unwell, or have been in contact with someone who has coronavirus, and follow the NHS coronavirus guidelines.

We will be asking for contact details of all visitors on your arrival. We recommend that you also download the NHS COVID-19 app in advance of your visit.

When you arrive 

Entrance to the gallery is still via the main entrance of the Bonington Building and floor markers will assist with social distancing. Please ‘check-in’ to the main building on arrival via the NHS app, and sanitise your hands.

If you arrive before your alotted time, you will be required to wait outside where there are benches. The building will be quieter than usual as students’ access to the campus is more restricted than normal.

At the entrance to the gallery, you will be asked to show your Eventbrite ticket and provide your contact details to support NHS Test and Trace. We will keep your details for 21 days, and will only share them with NHS Test and Trace if asked in the event of a visitor or member of the team testing positive for coronavirus. The gallery invigilator will be on hand to assist if necessary.

Face masks or coverings must be worn upon entrance to the gallery. There are some free masks available within the building if you forget. If you are exempt from wearing a mask, then please notify the gallery assistant and you will be welcomed accordingly.

2m social distancing is required inside the gallery, as it is throughout the building and campus. Please follow signage and wayfinding measures to adhere to best routes throughout the building and gallery.

Contact areas in the gallery, such as seating, will be subject to cleaning throughout the day. An enhanced cleaning regime is in place across all University buildings.

Clear signage at the gallery entrance will outline the key measures we are adhering too. Please refer to these for guidance. A gallery assistant will also be on hand to help.

Our risk assessment that has been conducted under guidance from the government and Public Health England is available to be read here. The overarching risk assessment for the wider campuses can be read here.

We have been awarded with a certificate for Visit England’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ scheme which can be read here.

50 Years of Curating and Creating Contemporary Art 12 August 2019

Bonington Gallery has been a significant part of the cultural landscape of Nottingham for half a century. Its diverse and ambitious artistic programme has consistently presented the forefront of creative practice and through this has gained a national reputation.

The gallery has showcased the very best in visual and performing arts from across the world – so join us, as we plan to make the next 50 years just as memorable.

Read more in our latest blog post.

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:

Latest from twitter
css.php