The Community Live in Nottingham

» Ethan Assouline » Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann
» David Bernstein » Tenant of Culture
» Cyrus Goberville » Philippe Hallais » Ruby Hoette

Established in 2016 by a collective of eight, The Community is a Paris-based multidisciplinary art institute dedicated to promoting experimental and progressive artistic practice through interdisciplinary programming.

The Community’s founding was prompted by a long-standing need for a shared space and platform to stimulate ideas and facilitate collaboration across different creative disciplines including art, fashion, music and publishing.

Extending their methodology to the UK, The Community Live in Nottingham transforms Bonington Gallery into a site for learning, experimentation and production through a programme of free to attend weekly workshops and activities delivered by a specially invited group of internationally prominent artists and creatives, accompanied by members of  The Community. Over the course of a month, participants will create work within the space whilst reflecting and developing upon previous outcomes – building content through experience and accumulation. Participation will be open to all, reflecting The Community’s desire to ingratiate their practice through dialogue and collaboration with local communities.

The exhibition will culminate with a music and performance event at the gallery and in the city with an opportunity to view completed works on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 March. Details regarding these activities will be announced soon.

The gallery will be open for viewing throughout the exhibition period, but due to the nature of this being an ‘exhibition-as-process’, we suggest following updates via The Community’s instagram account and on the exhibition website to maximise your experience.


Thursday 28 March, 5 pm – 8 pm


Come celebrate the finale of The Community Live in Nottingham with an opportunity to view all of the completed works produced throughout the four weeks of workshops plus a music and sound performance.

The evening will consist of two parts: A live performance by Philippe Hallais that will bring together audio-recorded outcomes from the outcome of week four, the ‘Writing Club’ with artist Ethan Assouline; followed by a Nottingham edition of ‘Permanent Cuts’ – a multidisciplinary and experimental live music session co-curated by Cyrus Goberville of Collapsing Market.

The event will be followed by an off-site event at the King Billy pub in Sneinton with DJ sets by Low Jack, Cyrus, plus others.

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Weekly schedule


Week one: Monday 4 – Saturday 9 March 2019
» Ego Altar by David Bernstein

Week two: Monday 11 – Saturday 16 March 2019
» Ruby Hoette’s Patternmapping Residency

Week two continued: Wednesday 13 – Friday 15 March 2019
» Workshop by Tenant of Culture

Week three: Monday 18 – Saturday 23 March 2019
» Anna’s Weekend by Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann

Week four: Monday 25 – Saturday 30 March 2019
» Writing Club by Ethan Assouline and Philippe Hallais

Week four continued: Thursday 28 March 2019

» Permanent Cuts with Philippe Hallais, Ethan Assouline and Cyrus Goberville




Mon 4 Mar 2019 - Sat 30 Mar 2019


Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm

Coming Soon

Apr 2019 - May 2019
Chloé Maratta and Joanne Robertson