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Bummock: The Lace Archive symposium

Bummock: The Lace Archive Symposium
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This symposium, held at Backlit Gallery, gives an overview of the Lace Archive at Nottingham Trent University (NTU).

It's aim is to explore and expand on a research project entitled Bummock: The Lace Archive by artists Andrew Bracey, Danica Maier, and Lucy Renton.

  • From: Friday 26 January 2018, 12 pm
  • To: Friday 26 January 2018, 6 pm
  • Location: Backlit, Ashley Street, Nottingham, NG3 1JG
  • Cost: £8 (non refundable)
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The three artists have spent the last two and half years researching unseen parts of the Lace Archive at NTU as a catalysts for the creation of new artworks. The outcome of which will be on display as part of the symposium.

Speakers at the symposium include:

  • Pennina Barnett, writer and curator in textiles and visual culture
  • Andrew Bracey, artist
  • Dr. Amanda Briggs-Goode, Head of Fashion, Knitwear and Textiles Design, NTU
  • Deborah Dean, Visual Arts Collections and Exhibitions Manager at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery
  • Danica Maier, artists and Associate Professor, School of Art & Design, NTU
  • Lucy Renton, artists and Associate Professor and School Director of Learning and Teaching, Kingston University
  • Dr. Sian Vaughan, Senior Lecturer and Archivist, Birmingham City School of Art

The symposium will include a overview of the Lace Archives history and content; a history of contemporary artists working with Nottingham lace; artists working in and accessing archives and collections; hidden stories of collections, through two cases studies and an artist round table discussion of working with the Lace Archive.

At the end of the symposium delegates will have an opportunity for a special preview of the exhibition.

About the research

To read more about the Bummock: Artists in Archives research project please visit their blog.

Reserve your place

To reserve your place at the symposium please visit eventbrite to purchase your ticket(s).
Tickets are priced at £8 each


For all enquiries please contact Charlotte Pedley, artsNK Marketing Co-ordinator or Danica Maier, artists and Associate Professor, School of Art & Design, NTU.

Location details


Ashley Street

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