See Here Exhibition
Nottingham is set to host a landmark ‘See Here’ exhibition and mini arts festival celebrating diverse communities, cultures, collaborations and place making, as a unique non-gallery creative space opens its doors.
Created by QUARRYLAB, a not for profit artist’s support programme, and sponsored by local businesses, the new ‘pop up’ exhibition of contemporary art will run for a month in June and July at the former Neale’s Auction House, Mansfield Road, Nottingham.
‘See Here’ presents the work of a range of artists who all in some way engage with the ideas, challenges and processes of location and relocation, overcoming adversity and working in partnership, and who display a total commitment to art and creativity as crucial to our understanding of ourselves and others. It is curated by Quarrylab artists Roy Pickering FRSA and Mark Rawlinson.
Roy Pickering explains: “Quarrylab is all about giving creative people the time and space to think about their ideas and work, and the opportunity to show work in new spaces. That is why this ‘See Here’ project offers such exciting possibilities”.
Neale’s Auction House, Mansfield Road, Nottingham
Located within Neale’s Auction House, presently undergoing its rebirth by the new Trinity Church, artists have been invited to respond to and produce works that interact directly with this Nottingham landmark. The building itself echoes the city’s own complicated history; anarchic, creative, and in constant flux. As an auction house, a place for the buying and selling of goods, it embodies the very notion of exchange.
Celebrating the creative energy of Nottingham and the wider region, and as part of the Midlands Engine initiative for creativity and collaboration, the See Here exhibition of visual arts will also provide the foundation for an exciting programme of events showcasing the work of musicians, performers and theatre groups, and offering lectures and workshops which explore the exhibition’s core themes.
Sir John Peace Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, added: “The See Here Exhibition promises to be an outstanding cultural event in Nottingham aimed at reaching out to new audiences in the East Midlands who already have a great appreciation of the arts, but who perhaps to date have not been able to access such a rich tapestry of artistic talent and achievement in one very unique place.”
Beverley Bennett, Matt Chesney, Shehzad Chowdhury, Thiebault Delferiere, Trudi Entwistle, Sardul Gill, Paul Harraway, Andrew Harris, Carole Hawthorne, Katja Hock, Jim Jack, Bill Ming, Nadia Ming, Mwini Mutuku, Dickens Otieno, Demi Overton, Josie Perry, Richard Perry, Roy Pickering, Mark Rawlinson, Gurminder Sikand.
Music and Performance
Liam Bailey, Harleighblu, Abii Soul, Sunset Nebula, Cecile Grey, Benjamin Bassford, New Perspectives Theatre, Nottingham writers groups, Todd Landman, Artists & Curators discussion, & more tbc.
For more information About See Here Exhibition
See Here Exhibition runs from 14th June to 13th July, 10am – 5pm (not open Sundays).
For more information please visit: www.quarrylab.org