Bonington Gallery

Photography exhibition by Simon Roberts in Bonington Gallery
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Based within Nottingham Trent University, Bonington Gallery delivers a cultural programme of exhibitions, events and publications, to encourage student engagement and enable public involvement with the work of the University and the wider discourses of Art, Design and Visual Culture.

The gallery offers an interdisciplinary platform for practitioners and researchers within the University, combined with a programme of visiting exhibitions by local, national and international artists and curators.

The gallery is committed to experimental curatorship providing a platform for new concepts, debates and collections, and to strategic partnerships both locally, nationally and internationally.

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Opening hours

Mon to Fri: 10.00 - 17.00

Closed: Weekends
Bank Holidays

Admission charges

Exhibitions: FREE

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Film and Media, Fine Art, Music, Performing Arts, Photography

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Digital artwork by Sara MacKillop (Plant, 2017)

Sara MacKillop: One Room Living

  • 2 November 2017 5-7pm
  • 3 November — 8 December 2017
  • 4 November 2017 11am-3:30pm
  • 2 December 2017 11am-3:30pm

One Room Living takes as its starting point the spaces within Nottingham Trent University that cater for leisure and recreational activity. By appropriating the motifs of art supplies, vending machines and spatial furnishing, MacKillop presents a series of works and interactions that reference the wide variety of spatial uses that directly surround Bonington Gallery – analysing not only the gallery’s site and situation, but also how the wider institution’s function is represented across a multitude of spaces.

Accompanying the exhibition is a display of MacKillop’s wide array of published and self-published printed matter, produced across a nine-year period, housed within the vitrine cases in the gallery foyer.

Sara MacKillop is an artist living and working in London. She studied at the Royal College of Art, London, from 1999 to 2001. Recent solo exhibitions include Window Display, Haus der Kunst Munich, 2016; Temporary Bond, Clages, Cologne, 2016; Sculpture Room, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim, 2014; Post, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2013.

This exhibition is supported by the Elephant Trust.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Please RSVP to to attend the preview event on Thursday 2 November, 5 pm - 7 pm.


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Digital Image by It's Our Playground. Abstract image made up of close up photos of oranges.

It's Our Playground: Artificial Sensibility

  • 22 September — 27 October 2017 *on now

PREVIEW: Thursday 21 September, 5 pm - 7 pm

Artificial Sensibility continues the duo’s ongoing reflection on artificial intelligence – when technology mimics human cognitive behaviour. Artificial Sensibility reveals a hybrid learning process of automated principles of recognition and basic human methods of education.

Presented via a series of intuitively formed constructs of blended colours, warped shapes and images of natural elements, misunderstanding and ambiguity gives rise to free-form poetic response.

As their core practice, IOP have curated many exhibitions of artists’ work. Artificial Sensibility will be an opportunity to widen their scope of production by collaborating closely with other types of makers, including technical and artisan practitioners with specific savoir-faire.

Artificial Sensibility follows Reconstructive Memory Galerie Valentin, Paris, 2016; Mental Matter, Les Bains-Douches, Alençon, 2016; Deep Screen, Parc Saint-Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux, 2015; and Screen Play, SWG3 Gallery, Glasgow, 2014. It is part of an ongoing exploration into methods of producing, installing, apprehending and distributing an exhibition in physical spaces, online, and in the hard drive of our brains.

Image © IT’S OUR PLAYGROUND, ORANGE_orange.jpg, 2017 (detail)

Artificial Sensibility is part funded by Fluxus Art Projects, a not for profit Franco-British organisation encouraging cross-channel exchanges in visual arts.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Bonington Gallery
Nottingham Trent University
Bonington building
Dryden Street

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