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:

Gallery

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

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.
Black and white laced garment design

Lace Unarchived

  • 23 February — 29 March 2018

Lace Unarchived brings together a diverse group of designers and artists from across the UK who have each interpreted Nottingham lace in a unique and contemporary way.

The exhibition includes lengths of contemporary lace by multi award-winning and nationally acclaimed textile designers, Timorous Beasties. Light emitting fabrics inspired by Nottingham Lace technologies by Sarah Taylor, Research Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University and Sara Robertson, Senior Tutor at the Royal College of Art, will also feature in the show.

On display is a complete final collection and unseen development work by high-street women’s fashion brand, Oasis. Telling the story of Nottingham lace, Oasis have reimagined some of the 75,000 antique lace samples housed in the Lace Archive at Nottingham Trent University. The collection also features a garment by Final Year BA (Hons) Fashion Design student, Robert Goddard.

The exhibition will also include works by Mal Burkinshaw, Programme Director of Fashion at the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with Sophie Hallette Lace; filmmaker Matthew Woodham; and artist James Winnett, all of which will be presented alongside samples of machine-made lace dating back to the early 1800s.

Invited for the diversity of their work, the contributors have all studied the intricacies of Nottingham lace and its technology to create pieces that not only celebrates the rich heritage of lace, but also preserves its place in contemporary design for the future.

Exhibition Private View:
Join us on Wednesday 14 March from 5 pm to 7 pm for the private view of Lace Unarchived. The preview is open to all, please RSVP to confirm your attendance - boningtongallery@ntu.ac.uk

Show Dates: Friday 23 February - Thursday 29 March
Monday - Friday, 10 am to 5 pm
Saturdays, 11 am to 3 pm

Enquiries:
For all enquiries, about Bonington Gallery exhibitions and events please email us: boningtongallery@ntu.ac.uk or call +44 (0)115 848 8268. Alternatively, please visit our website: http://www.boningtongallery.co.uk

Website

http://www.boningtongallery.co.uk/exhibitions/lace-unarchived

double-decker bus and teepee

Bonington Vitrines #6: One Eye on the Road – festival and traveller culture since the 1980s

  • 23 February — 29 March 2018

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) BA and MA Photography alumnus, Alan Lodge, comes from a free festival and traveller background. Living in old buses, trucks and caravans, he drove around the country on ‘the circuit’ with his family and friends. Since the late 1970s he has been photographing events and the people around him.

Documenting all aspects of alternative lifestyles and sub-cultures, Alan has photographed many free and commercial events, environment protest, land rights demonstrations, and rave culture. Giving an insightful view that only people who have been accepted into a community can really achieve, his aim has been to present a more positive view of people and communities that are frequently misrepresented.

The process has not been easy, as many people are suspicious of anyone with a camera and their motives. Conflict with the police in more recent years has become a fact of life, as has eviction from land and squats, and difficulties with children’s education when being continually moved on.

Alan had produced work for publications, galleries, events, and public spaces. Moving beyond photography, he has experimented with mixed media involving printed and projected text.

During his MA at NTU, Alan specialised in issues surrounding representation, presenting himself in print and audio-visual format. A member of the National Union of Journalists, he is a documentary photographer, a photo-journalist and ‘storyteller’ always on the lookout for another tale to tell.

Exhibition Private View:
Join us on Wednesday 14 March from 5 pm to 7 pm for the private view of Bonington Vitrines #6, part of the preview for Lace Unarchived.

The preview is open to all, please RSVP to confirm your attendance - boningtongallery@ntu.ac.uk

Show Dates: Friday 23 February - Thursday 29 March.
Monday - Friday, 10 am to 5 pm
Saturdays, 11 am to 3 pm

Enquiries
For all enquiries about Bonington Gallery exhibitions and events please email us: boningtongallery@ntu.ac.uk or call +44 (0)115 848 8268. Alternatively, please visit our website: http://www.boningtongallery.co.uk

Website

http://www.boningtongallery.co.uk/exhibitions/bonington-vitrines-6-one-eye-on-the-road-festival-and-traveller-culture-since-the-1980s-by-photographer-alan-lodge

Bonington Gallery
Nottingham Trent University
Bonington building
Dryden Street
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG1 4GG
England

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Website

www.boningtongallery.co.uk

E-mail

boningtongallery@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone

0115 848 8268

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