Thursday, October 30, 2008


Sorrel Muggridge and Laura Nanni collaborative art projects

Re:::lay is a performance and installation project exploring the nature of long-distance relationships. The first phase of the project, developed in October of 2008, involves us creating performance-walks for participants between Nottingham and Edinburgh, London and Sheffield and Nottingham and Bethesda in the UK.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Nottingham Contemporary

Disclosures II

Disclosures II: The Middle Ages drew serious and entertaining parallels between Wiki, Creative Commons, Copyleft and Open Source initiatives on the internet and the farmers' legally enshrined shared use of what is now Crown land. It includes newly commissioned and existing work by Olivia Plender shown and performed in Laxton, as well as currently at the Castle Museum for a month long exhibition.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Pilots - Reckless Sleepers

Lakeside Arts Centre
9/10 October 2008/8pm
Box Office: 0115 8467777

The Long and Winding Road - Michael Pinchbeck

The Long and Winding Road began on 17 May 2004 when Michael Pinchbeck embarked on a journey in a graffiti covered car from Nottingham to Liverpool. The car was packed with 300 items wrapped in brown paper and string. The journey lasts until the last the end of 2008 when he will drive the car into the River Mersey.

The Public

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Efrosini Protopapa - Rules of Engagement

The piece draws from our experiences of cinema and our understanding of films in terms of narrative, representation and role-playing. After devising top-5 lists of our favourite or most memorable scenes from films, we re-enact these to tell personal stories and to re-invent them in performance.

Lapsus Corpi: A four-week residency at Dance4
Concept / Choreography: Efrosini Protopapa in collaboration with the performers.
Performers: Pano Masti, Susanne Mayer, Hester Montgomery-Campbell, Jarkko Partanen, Giorgos Pispinis, Elena Prapidi, Susanna Recchia.

Creative responces to a work in progress by Efrosini Protopapa at Dance4 Nottingham.
Images by julian Hughes / text by MichaelPinchbeck

The Post Show Party Show

Michael Pinchbeck
The Post Show Party Show

Award-winning writer and performance maker Michael Pinchbeck takes his parents on tour to recreate the post-show party where they met in 1970 after an amateur dramatic version of The Sound of Music. His mum was a nun. His Dad was a Nazi.

Mixing text from the past and present with movement to the real-time soundtrack of The Sound of Music, Michael Pinchbeck asks what is present and what is absent, what is professional and what is amateur. The Post Show Party Show receives its UK premiere after a sell-out performance at Springdance in Utrecht, Holland.

Thursday 23 October 2008 7.30 pm
Leeds Met Studio Theatre
Leeds Metropolitan University
Civic Quarter, Leeds. LS1 3HE
Tickets: £10 / £7 / £5
Box Office: 0113 812 5998

Nottingham Contemporary

That beautiful pale face is my fate (For Lord Byron)

26th July - 7th September 2008

International artists are taking part in an amorous seance, trying to establish contact with Lord Byron, both as he was in his lifetime, and as he might be today. Artists include:Goshka Macuga, nominated for the Turner Prize, 2008, David Noonan, Alexis Marguerite Teplin, Pablo Bronstein, Marcia Farquhar, Blue Firth, Ulla Von Brandenburg and Linder.
Their work is set in the intimate surroundings of Byron's ancestral home, placed amongst his own possessions and portraits.

Marcia Farquhar

Sabastian Horsley

Byron was the adored celebrity of his day, loved by both men and women. Magnetic, scandalous, ambiguous, mysterious, rebellious, brave, beautiful, brilliant and destructive.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Beck Bowley - Transmerge

Transmerge is a ritual that communicates an artistic desire to merge body and land for creative peaceful purposes without boundaries of ownership. Prehistorically land and rock art may have been used to define boundaries, and ownership of the land to certain ‘tribes’ and to indicate their beliefs and rituals. These boundaries of land and people continue today causing global and personal conflict between individuals. Land and people are separated by differences that can be transformed into a merger of unique parts at peace with each other, which is ritualised in the performance of Transmerge.

The performance took place on the 27th and 28th of June, Becky worked closely with arts photographer Julian Hughes to document the performance. The photographs will be exhibited alongside a diary of the process and mapping of exchanged earth holes at on this site where details of times, and stops will follow shortly …..

RADAR - Life Is Interesting..When You're Furious

Craig Coulthard Yes May Be No

A series of projects which mark the 40th anniversary of the student protest movements of 1968.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


Gail Pickering Zulu (Speaking in Radical Tongues) 2005 / 2008

An evening of performances and films around the theme of protest, rebellion and revolt.

Oreet Ashery
Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen
Gail Pickering
Pil and Galia Kollectiv
Oliver Ressler and Zanny Begg
Mark Wilsher

Monday, May 19, 2008

RADAR - Roam

Roam: A Weekend of Walking

Tim Brennan:Luddite Manoeuvre

Three days of artist led walks and events across Loughborough.

Lottie Child
claire Blundell Jones
Mark Gwynne Jones
Time Brennan
Duncan Speakman
Active Ingredient

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Emily Beckmann

Love-Back was a project by conceptual artist Emily Beckmann,an umbrella title for several inter-related continuous projects that, although different in their approach and presentation, are based on similar principles.

The initial version of love-back began with a series of hand-made fabric shopping bags (the title "Love-Back" having deliberate similarities to the term "cash-back"). The shopping bags are assembled from the artist's personal collection of reclaimed handles, labels and vintage fabrics. Each bag is embellished with a hand-written love-percentage (a game popular with love-sick teenagers). In this case the love-percentages relate to the owner of the bag and the amount of love they allegedly feel for their supermarket.

In the case of the street-art performances, ("Love-Back UK") the calculations of love-percentages are directed toward places. Towns and Cities are methodically labelled or tagged with the name, Emily Beckmann.

Love-Back UK takes an inquisitive approach to feelings of national and regional pride. It focuses on interpretations of regional boundaries, (in both geographical and cultural terms). These notions highlight how a sense of place, or belonging, can affect our individual, and sometimes combined, senses of identity.

The project also draws on notions of heritage, and shared rights to public spaces. It would be fair to say that there is an element of tagging to this work. The term, "tagging", mainly used by graffiti artists, describes the practise of reclaiming areas of space.

National Tour

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Reckless Sleepers

Two men pretending to be pilots.Two men are pretending to be George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley in the Club Tropicana video pretending to be pilots. Two men are pretending to know what they're doing.

Photo by Julian Hughes

Friday, May 2, 2008

Nottingham Castle and Gallery

Broadmarsh series


A video installation where the interaction of viewer and on-screen dancer becomes an intimate pas-de-deux.

Thursday, May 1, 2008


The Geisha Lounge 'club

Sam Rose, as part of 'Between One and Another'

Rachel Parry, Baba Yaga's Bastard child

Rachel Parry, Baba Yaga's Bastard child

Lazlo Pearlman, LeGrande Bouffe

Jiva Parhipan, Al Qaeda State Ballet

Curated by artists Annette Foster and Sam Rose, Showroom has developed as a bi-annual art event, creating opportunities for artists to showcase new or existing works.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Angel Row Gallery

Six newly commissioned works by Abigail Reynolds, Christian Nold,
Ellie Harrison, Hannah Brown, Helen Frosi and Lucy Kimbell featured at the exhibition launch at Angel Row Gallery.


Angel Row gallery
(dis) comfort exhibition

Becky Bowley

In ‘Still Changing’ Bowley transforms the mundane activity of knitting into a remark on life cycles, sexuality, the psyche and the traditional image of the woman in leisure and at work.



Active Ingredient aim to explore the conflict between interaction through technology and face to face human communication.looking at the way people interact with each other in social spaces, that enable them to break down the barriers within a community (the audience) to engender a feeling of trust and a suspension of disbelief.


How it works

Players send messages of love between Nottingham, Derby and Leicester to build a digital city in the palm of their hand. Active Ingredient have mapped all three cities and created a virtual city where locations interlock. For example, if you are at the train station in Derby and another player is at the train station in Leicester, you are both waiting at the train station in Love City. You can then send messages to each other. Points are scored by making a match with the player from another city. A menage a trois is made when three players from the three cities connect and a love child is born. Players will be rewarded for the creative content of their messages.

During the project Hughes produced post card style images of Nottingham and Leicester which were displayed on screens in all three cities.

Photography by Julian Hughes

Sunday, April 27, 2008

rifco arts

Photography by Julian Hughes

Friday, April 25, 2008


Junkbox are Darren Van-Asten (Guitar/Vocals), John Devolle (Guitar) and Shoko Ariba (Drums). They paths originally crossed whilst studying art at college in London some 5 years ago, all had been in various bands and made music before so eventually they got together as a band themselves and have been playing together/writing stuff since July 2002. Their music is very simple, trashy, blues-based, with two guitars and drums, (no bass) they write short songs, that do the job.