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Nottingham Contemporary – Pablo Bronstein And The Treasures Of Chatsworth

The new exhibition at Nottingham contemporary opened this week. Pablo Bronstein And The Treasures Of Chatsworth includes 62 works of fine and decorative art – Chatsworth’s largest loan for 30 years – including works by Rembrandt, Inigo Jones and Franz Hals, which will appear alongside architectural drawings by contemporary artist, Pablo Bronstein. Bronstein’s large architectural drawings… Read More

Focus Gallery Grand Relaunch / First Solo Exhibition

Focus Gallery had its grand relaunch this week, celebrating 44 years of trading. With a new owner, Antonia Disney, at the helm, the gallery was looking fabulous with lots of new artwork, British crafts and exclusive jewellery. Antonia graduated from Staffordshire University with a BA (hons) in Design Crafts after specialising in jewellery design, and… Read More

Dreams; Hurt, Hope & Happiness Exhibition

Yesterday I visited the opening of the Dreams: Hurt, Hope & Happiness exhibition at The Institute Of Mental Health, Jubilee Campus Nottingham. Around thirty artists are represented in the exhibition , which is the seventh that the Institute has run in partnership with City Arts Nottingham. Works in many media are included; oils, acrylics, sculpture,… Read More

A Visit To The Surface Gallery International Postcard Show

This week I braved the wind and weather and toddled off to see the Annual International Postcard Show at Surface Gallery on Southwell Road. This year, there are even more submissions than last year, so there are over 300 postcards by 105 different artists to see. Entries have come from Nottingham and surrounding, Britain, and abroad. The… Read More

Getting Organised (Or Not)

I have known for a while that the Surface Gallery International Postcard Show was coming up. I viewed last year’s and I said to myself at the time that next year I will definitely enter, but here I am, only a few days from the deadline, withering and dithering and trying to start! To be… Read More

Try A Weekend Alternative Art Experience

If you’re looking for something fun, interesting and creative to do on a Saturday afternoon, you could do worse than visit Dr Sketchy’s alternative life drawing classes, which are held every month (or so) at the Glee Club on Canal Street. This is no ordinary art class, it’s a “life-drawing event where entertainment meets art.”… Read More

Hi Everyone, I’m Bea

I am delighted that I have been asked to join the Creative Nottingham team, as I love, love, LOVE Nottingham and can’t wait to highlight some of the many artistic and cultural happenings in and around the city. My name is Bea Roberts and I am a painter and illustrator, knitting pattern designer, maker ……… Read More