Exhibition: Knitting Nottingham

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A richly diverse collection of the futuristic and the retrospective: Knitting Nottingham challenges popular perceptions of knitting as cosy and nostalgic, showcasing creative design, art, technology and research across a wide range of knit-inspired work from internationally renowned designers, artists and researchers.

  • From: Thursday 6 November 2014, 12 am
  • To: Friday 28 November 2014, 12 am
  • Location: Bonington Gallery and Atrium, Bonington building, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LS

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Event details

A richly diverse collection of the futuristic and the retrospective: Knitting Nottingham challenges popular perceptions of knitting as cosy and nostalgic, showcasing creative design, art, technology and research across a wide range of knit-inspired work from internationally renowned designers, artists and researchers.

As part of Nottingham Trent University's 170 Years of Art and Design event series, it celebrates the transformational role played by Nottingham in the growth of the knitting industry and knit technology, and provokes a serious question: how far can we stretch our ideas about knitting?

The message is don't get comfortable; contrary to what we might think, the relationship between knitting and pushing the boundaries of technology is extremely close.

Stunning garments, 3D prints, performance footwear, knitted conductive textile technology, priceless historical artifacts, a tea set made from electro-plated knit, and working state-of-the-art knitting machinery are just some of the exhibits which will testify to the innovative and challenging nature of knit today.

View a selection of images from the Knitting Nottingham Exhibition by visiting the 170 years website.

Launch Event: Thursday 6 November 2014, 6 pm - 8 pm, to attend please email to confirm your attendance.

This exhibition is hosted by Bonington Gallery.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about this exhibition please email Bonington Gallery or call +44 (0)115 848 8268

Location details

Room/Building:

Bonington Gallery and Atrium, Bonington building

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LS

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