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Copyright Jon BurgermanExciting Street Art Exhibition
at Nottingham Castle Museum
and Art Gallery
Saturday 2 July 2011

Organised by the V&A – this highly prestigious exhibition features an exhibition by one of our own highly talented exports.  Most Nottinghamians will recognise by now the name ‘Jon Burgerman’.  He has his spiritual home here in Nottingham and is one of our most famous contemporary artists – with huge success nationally and internationally – having now found a new spiritual home in Brooklyn, New York – a veritable ‘Mecca’ for Street Artists.

Burgerman’s work will be featured in the exhibition at Nottingham Castle Gallery, starting 2 July. This is exciting news for anyone who (like me) is a huge fan of his vibrant, unusual and entertaining brand of street art.

The exhibition explores the transition street art has made from the painted wall to printmaking.  A number of satellite exhibitions featuring work from international and local artists will be at various galleries around the city – including: The Lace Market Gallery, New College Nottingham, The Surface Gallery, Switch Studios and Shrunken Heads Gallery.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see this culturally important work and get insight into how this genre has developed and helped shape British culture today.

For more information, visit the Castle information pages on the City Council Website.
Image shown is Copyright Jon Burgerman.

A week for winners!

The future is bright as Nottingham Trent University student wins top Women in Property Award. http://bit.ly/jHkxOL

Budding artists rewarded – Nottingham in Bloom winners will be presented with their prizes this Thursday. This popular competition was launched in Old Market Square back in April, with almost 1,300 photographic and paintings submissions. Well done to all who took part. http://bit.ly/jL7Zvj

Poetry profile – congratulations to East Midlands Book Award winner Mark Goodwin, for ‘Shod’ published by Nine Arches. Well done to all who entered. http://bit.ly/jL7Zvj

Stalker image

Eclectic cultural offers from
the New Art Exchange

Music: Reggae Vibes Night at New Art Exchange this Friday 7.30 – 11.30pm.
A chance to be part of the NAE community and take a journey through the forms of this musical genre.

Art: Walk and talk – Wednesday 29 June / 6 July / 3 August – 1.30pm to 2.00pm
A chance to discuss and gain insight into the current exhibitions at NAE.

Poetry: Blackdrop! Poetry / Spoken Word – Open Mic – Thursday 7 July, 8-10pm

Film: Stalker, (1979) (Pictured) – Saturday 9 July, 3-4.30pm. Directed by Andrei Tarkosvky.
A cult movie about the surreal and disturbing vision of the future, by the director of ‘Solaris’.

Photography: On our Reception TV – photographic portrait of Skopje and Suto Orizari – June-July 2011.

For a range of other events on at NAE over the next few weeks, visit their website for more details.