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Fine Art Live Lecture and Bonington Film Night #8: Dirty Pictures, curated by Amy Budd

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In collaboration with the NTU Fine Art Live Lecture programme, Bonington Film Night #8 will take the form of a short introduction by writer and curator Amy Budd, followed by a curated selection of films that she has entitled Dirty Pictures.

  • From: Thursday 1 February 2018, 5.15 pm
  • To: Thursday 1 February 2018, 7.30 pm
  • Location: Lecture Theatre 2, Newton building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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Dirty Pictures comprises of a selection of historic and contemporary diary films, together with examples of surveying films and videos that are explicitly diaristic. Also included are a selection of moving-image works that are more ambiguous. Both personal and expressive in their means of production, they display radical forms of new image-making through poetic renderings of individual observations, memories and reflections.

Featured artists include: Ellen Cantor, Lynn Hershman, Onyeka Igwe, George Kuchar, and John Smith.

Amy Budd is a curator and writer based in London. Since 2014 she has been in the role of Exhibitions Organiser and Deputy Director at Raven Row, London. During this time she has curated exhibitions including: 56 Artillery Lane, 2017, co-curated with Naomi Pearce; Machine Vision: Steina and Woody Vasulka, 2016; and Speaking Parts, 2015. She has previously worked at Chisenhale Gallery and was steering committee chair of OUTPOST Gallery, Norwich from 2010-13.

Her writings have been published by Art Monthly, Afterall, This Is Tomorrow, and Kaleidoscope. She curated the screening programme I See It Feelingly for Parallel: ICO Art + Cinema Weekend at Arnolfini, Bristol in 2016, and was Writer-in-Residence for LUX Moving Image Biennial in 2012.

No prior booking required

This event is open to students, staff, alumni, and the general public.
Admission is free.

About the Fine Art Live Lectures Series

The Fine Art Live Lecture Series is an initiative by Nottingham Trent University's Fine Art course, whereby creative practitioners are invited to deliver a lecture to current students. The lectures are also open to staff, alumni and the general public.

Please note: The Fine Art Live Lectures take place during term-time only, complimentary refreshments are not served at these events.

The course also has an informal Facebook page giving details about forthcoming lectures.


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Location details


Lecture Theatre 2, Newton building, Main Entrance


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street


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