The Almshouse Tempera Project 26 June 2015

This week we attended a really interesting discussion day at the University of Nottingham. It focused on an Arts Council funded project between Nottingham Community Housing Association and a group of contemporary artists, led by Derek Hampson.

The project entitled The Almshouse Tempera Project looks at the age old forgotten technique of painting with egg tempera. The artist group ( Peter Suchin, Atsuhide Ito, Deborah Harty and Derek Hampson), were challenged to use this technique to create contemporary representations of similarly disregarded parts of the urban landscape, almshouses.

The discussion day fed back on how the artists felt about using the medium and what challenges they faced whilst working with it. The group have been running a series of discussions and workshops and will cumulating in an exhibition here in the Bonington Gallery’s, atrium space in September 2015.

Read more about the project.

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