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Nottingham’s Creative Ecology

References to “ecology” always make me first think of school science lessons, in particular the “class trip” where we had to count all the species we could find in a square yard of nature, somewhere outside school grounds.  Last night in the upstairs lounge at Cape we were treated to some results of a modern… 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

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

Crafty links round up

Surely the screams and bangs are over now?   Goodbye pumpkins and fireworks. Hello tinsel and mince pies…… though maybe not, since it seems they have all featured simultaneously in supermarkets since September! As a result I have had an attitudinal shift for 2014. I’m  not going to go all bah humbug and say “I… Read More

Interface – SYSON Gallery, Beck Street

The current display at Jennie Syson’s gallery features three site-specific works by Liam Aitken, with accompanying soundscape and repository project consisting of a series of documentaries. This is Aitken’s first solo exhibition, after recently winning the SYSON prize at the Open exhibition at Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, for a sculptural work entitled ‘Totem’.… Read More

Grab your notebooks! Free business advice starts this week

It’s that back to school feeling for many of us and to spread that fresh new stationery excitement, the Broadway has re-started their free Bitesize Business Sessions. Back by popular demand, these FREE* sessions are designed for creative people looking to start or grow a business and include sessions on: ·       Confidence to start a business… Read More