Work is Fun / Fun Is Work (Welcome to the Bonington Blog!) 08 September 2014

The Bonington Blog is live… and what better way to start it than featuring the freshly painted murals, designed by artist Jon Burgerman?

Over the summer our technicians have been busy painting an exciting and vibrant new permanent artwork at the entrance to the Bonington Gallery. We invited alumnus, Jon Burgerman to design a series of large-scale murals that aim to reflect the creative processes, enjoyment and energy of the School of Art & Design.

Jon Burgerman is an English-born artist, living in Brooklyn, New York. His work oscillates somewhere between fine art, urban art and pop-culture, using humour to reference and question his contemporary milieu. Jon exhibits internationally and his work is also in permanent collections at the V&A Museum and the Science Museum in London. Burgerman studied BA (Hons) Fine Art at The Nottingham Trent University, graduating in 2001 with First Class Honours.

Stay tuned to the blog for a time-lapse video of the Work is Fun / Fun is Work mural – featuring music by the artist himself!

Check out Burgerman’s website:

mural projection edited







Burgerman also designed some artwork for the corridor, which you’ll be able to see when you come and visit the Gallery!

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We are delighted to be launching our 2021/22 season with a solo exhibition spanning 50 years of work by Andrew Logan, one of Britain’s most iconic artists.

We have put several measures in place to make your visit safe. They are constantly under review, subject to change and may vary slightly depending on Government guidance. Please check back to this page prior to planning your visit.

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