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Links roundup: Three openings and One light opportunity

surreal bear and other animals

we could say this is bearly surreal - from Angela Ho's Animal Kingdom exhibition - but we won't

Already (just) open is Angela Ho’s  “Animal Kingdom” exhibition at ncn Lace Market Gallery in Nottingham.  Her “portrayal of animals mirrors the bizarre fantasy of surrealism with subconscious subjects and collective experience”.  Samples and more details are on our Community site.  If you read our Community site, always a good idea, you would have known about opportunities to talk to Ms Ho and watch her work.

Also just opened is a display of creative work from recent recent art and design graduates of Nottingham Trent.  The Making the Future 2010 exhibition takes over three galleries in the city centre, full details on the NTU website.

Thursday, 16 September sees the opening of the opening exhibition of Max Warburg Space, by Alia Pathan, entitled Empty Vessels.  The space itself, presumably not empty, is at 17a Huntingdon St, Nottingham NG1 3JH.   “Empty Vessels explores dialogue as an artifice to contradict an image”  – more explanation on the Max Warburg Space blog.

Derby are following Nottingham (so what’s new?) and having their own Light Night, in fact a long week of such events (12 to 20 November). They are calling it a festival of light: Derby Gleam. And they want some help, so who better than someone from the Creative Nottingham community. Specifically they want a Project Manager:

who can liaise with QUAD’s technical and curatorial team in the … creation of a Cathedral Quarter Light Trail. This will consist of 10 light based installations and interventions created by local and international artists.

They do ask for you to be “Derby based”, but I don’t know how geographically restrictive they will be.  More details from keithj@derbyquad.co.uk who will want your CV and daily rates by 16 September. If you need inspiration, have a look at our record of Nottingham 2010.

Enjoy the weekend, and if it is too wet to go out, why not read the interesting first post of our current guest blogger, Scott Sherrard.  His second post will be published soon.