The Accumulation of Things

Curated & Created by NTU - Bonington Gallery

Painting of a family of four, two females, a baby and male sat in a living room in conversation
Exhibitions

Exhibition Preview:
Thursday 27 September, 5 pm – 7 pm

Curated by Adam Murray, The Accumulation of Things brings together seven artists whose work deals with shared interests of experience, circumstance and the familiar. Personal histories both real and imagined are examined through painting, photography and sculpture.

  • From: Friday 28 September 2018, 10 am
  • To: Saturday 27 October 2018, 5 pm
  • Location: Bonington Gallery, Bonington Building, Dryden Street, Nottingham, NG1 4GG

Event details

Exhibiting artists Include

Aditya Babbar’s photographs capture the complexities of interpersonal relationships by the creation of meticulously directed portraits. His compositions are littered with evidence, from the decor to the posture of the subjects, all the while suggesting at a possible narrative beyond the picture.

Stories, or snippets of stories are told through the language of painting and drawing by Joe Bloom. He invites the viewer to use elements presented before them together with their own interpretation and experiences, to make decisions on the connotations of the composition.

Photographer Julie Greve’s work takes the form of portraits and staged visual scenarios made in collaboration with groups of girls. Born and raised in a small town in Denmark, a lot of Julie’s work focuses on the areas in which she grew up.

Alicia Jalloul’s sculptures address the paradoxes that exist with the crossing between cultures, whilst Joy Labinjo draws on her British-Nigerian heritage, inviting the viewer to step into preliminary drawings saturated with colours, patterns and people, reconfigured from her family photograph albums.

Evie O’Connor explores class and identify in her works, and her textiles background has heavily informed the stylistic and decorative qualities within her work. She imagines both a beautiful and droll environment, explored through familiar domestic environments. Max Prus produces figurative drawings and paintings, telling stories with complex narratives representing culture and society.

Finally, Adam Murray is a lecturer, photographer and curator based in Manchester. He is co-founder of photography collective Preston is my Paris, and most recently he co-curated North: Fashioning Identity with Lou Stoppard at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and Somerset House, London.

Exhibition Preview

Join us on Thursday 27 September from 5 pm to 7 pm for the Preview of The Accumulation of Things, before the exhibition opens to the public on Friday 28 September.

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

General Exhibition Opening Times

Monday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm

Enquiries

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

Image Credit: Joy Labinjo, Untitled, 2018

Location details

Room/Building:

Bonington Gallery, Bonington Building

Address:

Dryden Street
Nottingham
NG1 4GG

Parking:

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.

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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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