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Links Round-Up: Doing, Thinking, Celebrating

Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains

Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains

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Things To Do

Be quick: there is also a large collection of paintings of the city from the 1880s until the 1930s by Nottingham artists Thomas Hammond. It ia part of a civic exhibition at the Council House (straight ahead as you leave the beach towards the east). The free exhibition is only open now from 11am until 5pm on Thursday and from 10am until 5pm on Friday.

Another inovation: the Nottingham Contemporary are holding their first Craft Market on Saturday, 6 August, featuring original work from 22 designers. Open from 11 to 6, free.

Further afield: The Harley Gallery exhibition Making Sense: Sensing Place, open now until 7 August, is showing artworks inspired by 5 artists’ visits between the UK, Bangladesh and India. Metal work by Steven Follen (UK), delicate paper artwork by Thurle Wright (UK), textiles by Lokesh Ghai (India), fine art by Tarun Ghosh (Bangladesh) and vibrant rickshaw paintings by Tapan Das (Bangladesh) make up this joint project from the V&A Museum of Childhood and The Harley Gallery.

Something To Think About

A long and interesting interview in Nottingham Visual Arts, explains the background to a new space, Primary. It claims to be the “first dedicated, permanent artist studios in Nottingham, supporting the development and production of contemporary visual art in the city”.

Some things to Celebrate

James Melia and his Kink lamp

James Melia and his Kink lamp - courtesy NTU Press Office

Furniture and product design student James Melia won the Lighting Designer of the Year award, in the Student Lighting Design Awards, with Gregg Parsell and Sam Aylott claiming second and third prize respectively. Two other NTU students were finalists: Joe White, Kanako Anahara. This is the second year NTU have taken first prize.  Last year’s winner, for those who have forgotten, was John Etherington.

Two NTU students won awards at the Graduate Fashion Week recently. Rory Longdon has the George Gold Award and Wonjee Chung the Stuart Peters Visionary Knitwear Award.  Both are from the School  of Art and Design.

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