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What Makes Me, Me?

Part of Light Night 2018

Female student holding a mask

This exhibition is part of a year-long project by Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) Saturday Art Club members. The group were asked to consider what makes them who they are, from their genetic make-up and personal experiences, to their likes and dislikes.

The outcomes of the project will be displayed as part of Light Night 2018.

  • From: Friday 23 February 2018, 6 pm
  • To: Friday 23 February 2018, 9 pm
  • Location: Newton Building, Main Entrance, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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NTU's Saturday Art Club is part of the National Saturday Club, established by the Sorrell Foundation and delivered by 50 organisations around the UK.

Coordinated by NTU Outreach, our Saturday Art Club is dedicated to providing hands-on workshops with 13-16 year olds from Nottingham city and county schools. Throughout the year the group work with a variety of artists and specialist creative practitioners, culminating in a national exhibition at Somerset House, London.

For the purposes of this exhibition, Nottingham-based artist and NTU BA (Hons) Decorative Arts alumna, Anna Collette Hunt, worked with the students to create the ceramic masks. They were each asked to create a self-portrait, detailing their physical appearance, and to consider their genetic make-up, including elements like blood cells and DNA. Once they had sculpted the masks in clay, they then added colour using glazes.

Artist and School of Art & Design Technician, Claire Davies, supported the students to create animations and 3D scans, incorporating objects and imagery that they cherished or felt inspired by. The group worked in pairs to take photographic frames of an action, which were then imported into Photoshop and manipulated to create their individual animations. The 3D scans were created by taking photographs around an object that they felt was special, a body part, or even their whole body. The photographs were then imported into software which enabled the 3D images to be created.


For all enquiries about this exhibition please email Rosemary Maclennan, Saturday Art Club Tutor, NTU.

Light Night 2018

This exhibition is just one of many activities by NTU for Light Night 2018 – view the full listing for more details.

Light Night is an initiative by Nottingham City Council, please visit their website for updates.

Innovating since 1843: this event is part of a series celebrating 175 years of Nottingham Trent University.

Location details


Newton Building, Main Entrance


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street

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