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.
Mon to Fri: 10.00 - 17.00
Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Film and Media, Fine Art, Music, Performing Arts, Photography
- 15 January — 12 February 2016 *on now
Over the course of one month artists are invited to spend a period of time in the Gallery creating lines, marks and tones that explore and respond to the space through a variety of drawing processes.
The work will celebrate the expanded field of contemporary drawing to include: works on paper, performance, moving image, installation, projections and three-dimensional drawings.
Visitors are encouraged to witness and engage with the exhibition as it continuously unfolds and takes form. Visitors are encouraged to engage with the exhibition and witness as it continuously unfolds and takes form.
Performing Drawology is curated by humhyphenhum in collaboration with Bonington Gallery.
- Any age
Imprints of Culture: Block Printed Textiles of India
- 26 February — 24 March 2016
Thursday 25 February, 5 pm – 7.30 pm
If you would like to attend the preview event please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
Like few other objects, block prints embody richly diverse histories that have been shaped by trade, conquest and colonisation, technological innovation and entrepreneurship.
The exhibition shows how block printing, one of India’s foremost crafts, has not only played a role in the ritual life of the subcontinent but also in the creation of visual identity. Integral to caste dress and modern urban style, block prints have been a significant source of revenue through centuries of domestic and international trade.
The show includes block prints from leading centres of the craft in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh, and includes traditional designs as well as innovations. It has been developed in collaboration with block printers in these areas as well as fashion designer, Aneeth Arora.
The exhibition is supported by the British Academy (International Partnership and Mobility Scheme, 2014-17). The research underpinning it was funded by a Leverhulme Research Fellowship (2012-14).
Image: © Eiluned Edwards, Abduljabbar M. Khatri block printing ajrakh, Dhamadka village, India.
- Any age
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