Knitting Nottingham

Apr - May 2017
YOU’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BOAT
Jun - Jun 2017
ART AND DESIGN DEGREE SHOW 2017
Jul - Jul 2016
Mastered: Art and Design Masters Exhibition 2015/16
Sep - Oct 2016
MOULD MAP 6 — TERRAFORMERS
Oct - Dec 2016
KRÍSIS
Jan - Feb 2017
ALL MEN BY NATURE DESIRE TO KNOW
Jan - Feb 2017
Bonington Vitrines #2: Marbled Reams
Oct - Dec 2016
Bonington Vitrines #1: Selections from the Raw Print Archive
Feb - Mar 2017
SHAPELESS IMPACT NOT TIME SLOW IS (FLITS BY)
Feb - Mar 2016
Imprints of Culture: Block Printed Textiles of India
Apr - May 2016
PUBLISHING ROOMS
Nov - Dec 2015
In Place of Architecture
Jan - Feb 2016
Performing Drawology
Jun - Jun 2016
Art and Design Degree Show
Nov - Dec 2015
Photography Dialogues
Sep - Oct 2015
Inscription: The Almshouse Tempera Project
Sep - Oct 2015
Alan Kitching and Monotype
Jul - Jul 2015
Open Studio
Jun - Jul 2015
ICONS OF RHETORIC | 북한의 수사학 아이콘
May - Jun 2015
Art and Design Degree Show 2015
Apr - May 2015
SIMON CALLERY: SOFT PAINTING
Mar - Mar 2015
Made In Wood
Feb - Mar 2015
Returns
Jan - Jan 2015
MAKE/BELIEVE
Feb - Feb 2015
Lighting the Future: No Boundaries
Jan - Feb 2015
Crafting Anatomies
Nov - Nov 2014
Knitting Nottingham
Oct - Oct 2014
George Miles: Views of Matlock Bath
Oct - Oct 2014
Debra Swann: Dwelling
Sep - Oct 2014
Making the Future ’14
Sep - Oct 2014
MA Fashion Futures final show: Bloomb
Jul - Jul 2014
Summer Lodge 2014
May - Jun 2014
Art and Design Degree Show Festival 2014
May - May 2014
Hopkins in Nottingham: Nottingham on Camera 1994 – 2014
Apr - May 2014
Marian Clayden: A Dyer’s Journey Through Art & Fashion
Apr - Apr 2014
Beyond the Line
Mar - Mar 2014
Sean Cummins: The Potato Eaters Discover Cold Fusion
Feb - Mar 2014
Magic Light
Feb - Mar 2014
Mind is the World Knowing Itself
Jul - Jul 2013
Managing Heritage: Designing Sustainable Futures
Jan - Feb 2014
Since 1843: In The Making
Nov - Dec 2013
Drawology
Oct - Nov 2013
Dogu Bankov: Don’t Shoot the Waiter Before Lunch
Sep - Oct 2013
Art and Design Postgraduate Expo 2013
May - Jun 2013
Degree Show 2013
Apr - May 2013
Transformation & Revelation
Feb - Mar 2013
Ear to Ear
Sep - Feb 2013
Lace:Here:Now
Jan - Feb 2013
From Where I Stand I Can See You
Nov - Dec 2012
Journeys in Lace – Part 2

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Knitting Nottingham

A richly diverse collection of the futuristic and the retrospective: Knitting Nottingham challenged popular perceptions of knitting as cosy and nostalgic; showcasing creative design, art, technology and research across a wide range of knit-inspired work from internationally renowned designers, artists and researchers.

As part of Nottingham Trent University’s 170 Years of Art and Design event series, it celebrated the transformational role played by Nottingham in the growth of the knitting industry and knit technology, and provoked a serious question: how far can we stretch our ideas about knitting?

The message was don’t get comfortable;  contrary to what we might think, the relationship between knitting and pushing the boundaries of technology is extremely close.

Stunning garments, 3D prints, performance footwear, knitted conductive textile technology, priceless historical artefacts, a tea set made from electro-plated knit, and working state-of-the-art knitting machinery were just some of the exhibits on show which demonstrated the innovative and challenging nature of knit today.

View a selection of images from the Knitting Nottingham exhibition by visiting the 170 years website.

 » BBC RADIO NOTTINGHAM’S  BIG POPPY KNIT
As part of Nottingham Trent University’s celebration of 170 Years of Art and Design heritage, we supported  BBC Radio Nottingham’s Big Poppy Knit in support of the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal.

A commemorative poppy specially designed by Sir Paul Smith was on show during the exhibition.

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