Lace:here:now

Fuelled by a continued resurgence of lace in contemporary culture and art and design practice, Lace:here:now is a season of events taking place in the city that was once at the heart of the lace manufacturing industry - Nottingham. In recognition of the value of lace and its importance to the identity of Nottingham and beyond, Lace:here:now celebrates the heritage of Nottingham lace and demonstrate that lace still inspires, fascinates and excites.

Evolved from a series of discussions between Nottingham Trent University's School of Art & Design and Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, the season will take place at key venues across the city.

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Event listing
Exhibitions are being held at Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Bonington Gallery, and Lakeside Arts Centre. Other events include opportunities for lace making workshops at New College Nottingham, films about Nottingham Lace at Broadway Cinema, heritage weekends and much much moreā€¦


Nottingham Trent University Lace Archive film
To compliment the Journeys in Lace - Part Two Exhibition at The Bonington Gallery, a film was produced to showcase the University's beautiful collection of lace. Take a look at the film.


Lace:here:now Big Weekend
17 and 18 November 2012

To celebrate the lace season join us on the 17 and 18 November to view the Nottingham Trent University lace archive, learn about the history of Cluny Lace Co. Attend workshops and experience Nottingham rich lace heritage all in one special curated weekend.

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Contact us
If you have an enquiry about any of the exhibitions or events taking place, please email us or telephone +44 (0)115 848 8268.


Images (left - right): Tessa Acti, Lacebird (2012); Teresa Whitfield, Circular Tape Lace Collar (2008); Nottingham Trent University Lace Archive; Lucy Brown, Untitled (2012); Louise Coleman, Untitled (2012).