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MASTERED: Featured Artist: Yi Ying Chen 06 July 2016

In the run up to the opening of Mastered, we’ll drawing your attention to just a few of the artists and designers who will be exhibiting their work in the show – bringing together the best work from across Nottingham Trent University’s School of Art & Design postgraduate courses.

First up: Yi-Ying Chen (Ellen), MFA Fine Art

Yi-Yeng Chen Ellen - Ember Space

Ellen is an artist who is intrigued with the colour grey. She is inspired by traditional black Chinese ink, which when diluted and applied to rice paper, produces a variety of shades of grey – soaking into the paper layer by layer.

Yi-Yeng Chen Ellen - Ember- Floating Space

‘Ember- Floating space’ is a performance piece, in which Ellen attempts to make invisible space visible, through wax formations in water.

Something unpredictable and uncontrollable emerges in the process of conflict; and beautiful, mountain-like spaces are created as the liquid wax cools and solidifies in the water.

Yi-Yeng Chen Ellen - Ember- Floating Space2

Watch a video of the performance, below:

All images: © Yi-Ying Chen

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An update from Bonington Gallery  5 November 2020

We’re sorry to announce that Bonington Gallery’s exhibitions are temporarily closed to the public as a result of the national lockdown measures now in place.

You can still view Sophie Cundale’s The Near Room via the  Film and Video Umbrella website, until 12 December 2020. Bonington Gallery’s online events will continue to run as planned.

The exhibition at Bonington Gallery will stay open as a resource for staff and students who remain on campus, from Monday to Friday, 10 am – 5 pm. We’ll update our website and social media platforms when we receive further information or guidance.

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:

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