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Nottingham Trent University - Public get a glimpse into live art research

July 9, 2014

ENP Newswire - 09 July 2014

Release date- 09072014 - Visitors to Bonington Gallery are able to peek into the world of live international art research as it happens during a two-week artists' residency.

For ten days each July, the Fine Art team turn the art studios and workshops of Nottingham Trent University into spaces for experimentation and research as the University plays host to a gathering of 30 diverse artists from across the city, the country and Europe.

This year, as the Summer Lodge celebrates its fifth anniversary, it has expanded into Bonington Gallery within the University's School of Art & Design.

And, for the first time, it has opened up to allow the public to view the research as it happens.

Bonington Gallery is currently being used as a 'testing space' for artistic experiments. Cameras capture the activities within Bonington Gallery and show them live on a screen outside. Once the Lodge finishes, the gallery will open those doors to the public to show the results of the diverse activity which took place during the two-week exhibition.

Participants include artists from Bergen Academy of Art and Design in Norway, Nottingham Trent University, Sheffield Hallam University, Harrington Mills Studios, One Thoresby Street and Backlit Studio.

The aims of the lodge are to remove the usual constraints and distractions so that artists are able to pursue new avenues, experiment, share ideas and form the basis of new research collaborations.

Information is also being uploaded to the Summer Lodge website throughout the exhibition.

Danica Maier, Lodge Coordinator and senior lecturer Fine Art, said: 'We are opening the Lodge up to the public this year as part of the fifth anniversary celebration.'

Previous summer lodge events at the University have led to work being created which has gone on to be exhibited across the UK and other countries including Lithuania and Switzerland and inspired artists to apply for PhDs based on their work.

Summer Lodge runs until 11 July. Bonington Gallery and the atrium will be in use as working space for the Lodge, public will have access to this activity through the plasma screen outside the gallery.

An exhibition showing the diverse activity that takes place during the Summer Lodge will be held from 14 to 22 of July in Bonington Gallery.

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Source: ENP Newswire

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