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.
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Bonington Vitrines #8: House of Wisdom

  • 28 September — 27 October 2018 *on now

Throughout centuries, libraries have been perceived as places where knowledge on life and space is organized, read, and interpreted, yet at certain times, their political significance are underestimated. Public libraries have been important symbols of political power and formation of cultural identity. They play a significant role in the political struggle for independence, as centres of democratic ideals, such as free access to cultural heritage and information. As public spaces, they are essential for bringing people together to share information, and they become even more important during times of collective resistance and protests for freedom.

Curated by the Istanbul-based Çukurcuma Collective, House of Wisdom explores the political power of books and libraries in our century, and is presented as a travelling exhibition/library that explores the increasing levels of censorship on information and the current sociopolitical situation in and around Turkey. It started its journey in the non-profit art space, Dzialdov, Berlin. The show moved to Istanbul as part of the 15th Istanbul Biennial’s public program, and then to the art space Framer Framed in Amsterdam, as part of the Amsterdam Art Weekend 2017 programme.

The exhibition and public programme of events now reside in Nottingham, with a panel discussion at Primary, in June 2018, followed by the exhibition here at Bonington Gallery, and other venues to be confirmed.

To find out more about exhibiting artists, please visit the events page on Bonington Gallery's website (link provided below).

PREVIEW:
DATE: Thu 27 Jan 2019
TIME: 5 pm – 7 pm

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP at: boningtongallery@ntu.ac.uk to confirm your attendance.

EXHIBITION:
DATE: Friday 28 Sep - Saturday 27 Oct 2018
TIME: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm

ENQUIRIES:
If you have an enquiry please email: boningtongallery@ntu.ac.uk or call 0115 848 8268.

Website

http://www.boningtongallery.co.uk/exhibitions/bonington-vitrines-8-house-of-wisdom

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The accumulation of Things

  • 28 September — 27 October 2018 *on now

The Accumulation of Things brings together seven artists whose work deals with shared interests of experience, circumstance and the familiar. Personal histories both real and imagined are examined through painting, photography and sculpture.

Aditya Babbar’s photographs capture the complexities of interpersonal relationships by the creation of meticulously directed portraits. His compositions are littered with evidence, from the decor to the posture of the subjects, all the while suggesting at a possible narrative beyond the picture.

Stories, or snippets of stories are told through the language of painting and drawing by Joe Bloom. He invites the viewer to use elements presented before them together with their own interpretation and experiences, to make decisions on the connotations of the composition.

Photographer Julie Greve’s work takes the form of portraits and staged visual scenarios made in collaboration with groups of girls. Born and raised in a small town in Denmark, a lot of Julie’s work focuses on the areas in which she grew up.

Alicia Jalloul’s sculptures address the paradoxes that exist with the crossing between cultures, whilst Joy Labinjo draws on her British-Nigerian heritage, inviting the viewer to step into preliminary drawings saturated with colours, patterns and people, reconfigured from her family photograph albums.

Evie O’Connor explores class and identify in her works, and her textiles background has heavily informed the stylistic and decorative qualities within her work. She imagines both a beautiful and droll environment, explored through familiar domestic environments. Max Prus produces figurative drawings and paintings, telling stories with complex narratives representing culture and society.

Finally, Adam Murray is a lecturer, photographer and curator based in Manchester. He is co-founder of photography collective Preston is my Paris, and most recently he co-curated North: Fashioning Identity with Lou Stoppard at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and Somerset House, London.

PREVIEW:
DATE: Thu 27 Jan 2019
TIME: 5 pm – 7 pm

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP at: boningtongallery@ntu.ac.uk to confirm your attendance.

EXHIBITION:
DATE: Friday 28 Sep - Saturday 27 Oct 2018
TIME: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm

ENQUIRIES:
If you have an enquiry please email: boningtongallery@ntu.ac.uk or call 0115 848 8268.

Website

http://www.boningtongallery.co.uk/exhibitions/the-accumulation-of-things

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The serving Library V David Osbaldeston

  • 2 November — 15 December 2018

Founded in New York in 2011 and based in Liverpool since 2016, The Serving Library (TSL) is a non-profit organisation that serves as a publishing platform, a seminar room, a collection of framed objects, and an event space. The enterprise is rooted in a journal published biannually as Dot Dot Dot from 2000–10, Bulletins of The Serving Library from 2011–17, and now annually as The Serving Library Annual, released simultaneously online (for free) and in print (for a fee) every autumn.

This autumn, Bonington Gallery will showcase TSL’s collection of framed objects; each one the source of an illustration that has appeared in one of the journals. The 100+ collection includes items as diverse as record sleeves, watercolours, woodcuts, polaroids, drawings, screen-prints, airbrush paintings, a car number plate, and a Ouija board. Together, these varied objects decorate the walls of the library to serve as a toolbox for teaching.

The space will be further populated by a new work by occasional Serving Library contributor David Osbaldeston, who – in response to a theme of translation – has produced a new series of images exploring how visual essentials such as black, white and repeating shapes progress through a sequence of depicted forms. As a system of signs that become open to subjective interpretation, each image is assisted by a single word, which could be seen either as an associative descriptor or erratic linguistic type.

PREVIEW:
DATE: Thu 1 Nov 2018
TIME: 5 pm – 7 pm

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP at: boningtongallery@ntu.ac.uk to confirm your attendance.

EXHIBITION:
DATE: Friday 2 Nov - Saturday 15 Dec 2018
TIME: Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm

ENQUIRIES:
If you have an enquiry please email: boningtongallery@ntu.ac.uk or call 0115 848 8268.

Website

http://www.boningtongallery.co.uk/exhibitions/the-serving-library-v-david-osbaldeston

collage of peoples faces making peace signs with hands

Dick Jewell: Now & Then

  • 18 January — 23 February 2019

Working across film, photography and photo-collage, Jewell has inhabited both gallery and commercial contexts, exhibiting his work internationally at institutions including the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam) and Serpentine Gallery (London), as well as producing music videos and promos for musicians including Neneh Cherry and Massive Attack.

As the title suggests, Now & Then chronicles progression: both from a technological perspective through the shifting media across Jewell’s work, and also in regards to people, as demonstrated in by Jewell re-visiting his seminal 1989 film Headcases (shot on Super 8) whereby he has repeated the same set of questions to the same subjects 30 years on.

Other key works that will be on display include The Box, a huge bank of 200 framed photographs that Jewell took from four TVs over seven days in 1980; Four Thousand Threads, which presents a “Chinese Whispers” version of a Google image search; and an audience participatory work entitled War & Peace, in which visitors are encouraged to take selfies against a backdrop and disseminate them online.

In a world bombarding us with millions of images, Now & Then is just presenting a few thousand.


PREVIEW:

DATE: Thu 17 Jan 2019
TIME: 5 - 7 pm

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP at: boningtongallery@ntu.ac.uk to confirm your attendance.

EXHIBITION:

DATE: Fri 18 Jan 2019 - Sat 23 Feb 2019
TIME: Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday, 11 am - 3 pm

ENQUIRIES:
If you have an enquiry please email: boningtongallery@ntu.ac.uk or call 0115 848 8268.

Website

http://www.boningtongallery.co.uk/exhibitions/dick-jewell-now-then

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

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