21 April 2016

It’s really great to have an exhibition which is so interactive within the university. With many exhibitions now being so sterile and inhumane, with a strict ‘do not touch’ policy in place, it is refreshing to see such a fun and engaging show. Being a student at NTU and also an invigilator in the Gallery, I think it is great to have a show which reflects the atmosphere of the School of Art and Design.

With such a buzzy and creative feel throughout the building, it is inspiring for the public to be able to get a feel for this atmosphere through an exhibition of this type. With previous exhibitions such as Made in Wood doing a similar job, I think we should have more user-centred and interactive  shows taking place here.

Currently while I write this, there is the sound of laughter from all areas of the Gallery. Play is something we rarely take part in now within our busy, modern lifestyles – it’s important that we engage in these creative and inspiring ideas in order to allow our brains to wander (and have a rest).

This exhibition is just fabulous, you’d be silly not to come and have a go!

See you soon

Nikkita Palmer


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