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Sara MacKillop: One Room Living

Bonington Gallery

A plant made from torn paper

Exhibition Preview:
Thursday 2 November, 5 pm - 7 pm

Bonington Gallery is pleased to present Sara MacKillop's first UK institutional solo exhibition since 2010. This show takes as its starting point the spaces within Nottingham Trent University that cater for leisure and recreational activity.

  • From: Friday 3 November 2017, 10 am
  • To: Friday 8 December 2017, 5 pm
  • Location: Bonington Gallery, Bonington Building, Dryden Street, Nottingham, NG1 4GG
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By appropriating the motifs of art supplies, vending machines and spatial furnishing, MacKillop presents a series of works and interactions that reference the wide variety of spatial uses that directly surround Bonington Gallery – analysing not only the gallery’s site and situation, but also how the wider institution’s function is represented across a multitude of spaces.

When Sara joined us for her first visit to the Gallery she was immediately captivated by the experience of walking through the Bonington building, she explains:

“ On my first visit I was very conscious of the different uses of space I encountered on the way to the gallery itself – the cafe, art shop etc... In a way it made sense to me for the exhibition to appear as a repository for motifs of these spaces and I am interested to see what happens when they overlap.”

You can read the full in-conversation piece with Sara over on our blog.

Accompanying the exhibition is a display of MacKillop’s wide array of published and self-published printed matter, produced across a nine-year period, housed within the vitrine cases in the gallery foyer.

Sara MacKillop is an artist living and working in London. She studied at the Royal College of Art, London, from 1999 to 2001. Recent solo exhibitions include Window Display, Haus der Kunst Munich, 2016; Temporary Bond, Clages, Cologne, 2016; Sculpture Room, Trondheim Kunstmuseum, Trondheim, 2014; Post, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2013.

This exhibition is supported by the Elephant Trust.

Exhibition Preview

Join us on Thursday 2 November from 5 pm to 7 pm for the special Preview, before the show opens to the public on Friday 3 November.

The preview is open to staff, students and the general public, please RSVP to confirm your attendance.


For all enquiries about Bonington Gallery exhibitions and events please email us, or call +44 (0)115 848 8268. Alternatively, please visit the Bonington Gallery website.

Image © Sara MacKillop, Plant, 2017

Location details


Bonington Gallery, Bonington Building


Dryden Street


Situated on the University’s City Campus, our Gallery is a short walk from Nottingham city centre. Due to our central location we don’t have visitor parking available, but public transport will bring you almost to our door.

If you’re intending to park in the city centre, the closest (and largest) facilities to our City Campus are:

Travel Info:

Visitors traveling on the tram are advised to get off at the Nottingham Trent University stop on Goldsmith Street.

Visit our travel pages for campus maps and detailed information on how to get here.

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