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.

Venue Type:


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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
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Video Days

  • 20 April — 18 May 2018 *on now

Video Days takes its title from the 90s skateboard video by Blind Skateboards. Produced in 1991 by American skateboarder and filmmaker, Spike Jonze, the iconic video depicts street and park skating in the US, and is considered one of the most influential skate videos of its time.

For the duration of 25 days the gallery will be transformed into an open cinema. Running daily, Video Days presents a different film or series of short films each day from different decades and genres. The films screened share several common themes, most prevalent is their relationship to the built environment.

Invited participants include independent research agency, Forensic Architecture whose film 77sqm_9:26min documents their counter investigation into evidence relating to the murder of 21-year-old Halit Yozgat in Kassel, Germany. Halit was the ninth of ten racist murders performed by a neo-Nazi group known as the National Socialist Underground (NSU) across Germany between 2000 and 2007.

Video Days also features Paris-based filmmaker Eric Baudelaire, whose 2017 film Also Known As Jihadi, traces a young man’s journey to radicalisation. Other films include contributions from photographer and filmmaker Dick Jewell; and artists Karen Cunningham, and Simon Martin.

We launch our open cinema with a special evening screen of the 90s skateboard film, Video Days on Thursday 19 April. Announcements of the full line-up, including start times and film duration, will feature on our website and via our social media channels.

Exhibition Preview:
Join us on Thursday 19 April from 5 pm to 7 pm for the special preview of Video Days

Show dates:
Fri 20 Apr 2018 - Fri 18 May 2018, Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Saturdays, 11 am– 3 pm

Please RSVP to: to confirm your attendance.

For all enquiries about Bonington Gallery exhibitions and events please email us on, or call +44 (0)115 848 8268. Alternatively, please visit the Bonington Gallery website.


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Show: Public View 2- 10 June 2018

Art and Design Summer Show: Public View

  • 2 — 10 June 2018

2018 marks 175 years of art and design education here at Nottingham Trent University (NTU), since the formation of the Nottingham Government School of Design in 1843. Mindful of this heritage, and its impact on creativity and innovation, we take this moment to celebrate the next generation of artists and designers.

Spanning visual arts; visual communication; fashion, textiles and knitwear design; fashion management, marketing and communication; architecture and interiors; and furniture and product design, the Summer Show showcases a diverse and inspiring range of creative thinking and achievement.

Find out where each course will be exhibiting across the NTU City Campus by visiting:

Opening times:
Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 June 2018, 11 am - 3 pm
​Monday 4 - Friday 8 June 2018, 10 am - 5 pm
​Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 June 2018, 11 am - 3 pm

Keep up to date:
You can keep up to date with the work in progress by visiting the specially created online social media hub, or by using the hashtag #NTUDegreeShow.

Touring Shows:
Many of our students will also be exhibiting in London at a number of influential graduate design exhibitions and events in June and July.

From fashion to photography, graphics, costume and theatre design, textiles, furniture, product design and interior architecture, find out where they will be this summer!

For all enquiries about this event, please email us on: or call +44 (0)115 848 8268


Bonington Gallery
Nottingham Trent University
Bonington building
Dryden Street

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0115 848 8268

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