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The Annotated Reader – exhibition postponed

Bonington Gallery

The Annotated Reader exhibition
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Bonington Gallery response to COVID-19

Bonington Gallery closes temporarily with immediate effect

We regret that in response to the COVID-19 crisis Bonington Gallery has closed until further notice. While the gallery is closed, we will be working on other ways of sharing art and ideas across our digital platforms.

Our office hours are 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. Most of the team will be working remotely during this time but will be reachable via email. Please email boningtongallery@ntu.ac.uk with any enquiries, and for further information regarding postponed or cancelled events.

Thank you to all our visitors and supporters.

  • From: Friday 3 April 2020, 10 am
  • To: Saturday 16 May 2020, 3 pm
  • Location: Bonington Gallery, Bonington building, Dryden Street, Nottingham, NG1 4GG
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Event details

Bonington Gallery response to COVID-19

Bonington Gallery closes temporarily with immediate effect

We regret that in response to the COVID-19 crisis Bonington Gallery has closed until further notice.

While the gallery is closed, we will be working on other ways of sharing art and ideas across our digital platforms. Follow our website and social media channels for videos, conversations and more.

Our office hours are 9am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. Most of the team will be working remotely during this time but will be reachable via email. Please email boningtongallery@ntu.ac.uk with any enquiries, and for further information regarding postponed or cancelled events.

Thank you to all our visitors and supporters – we hope it is not too long before we can welcome you back to the Gallery.

The Annotated Reader

“Imagine you’ve missed the last train. Is there one piece of writing that you would want with you for company in the small hours?”

Artist Ryan Gander and critic and writer Jonathan P. Watts put this question to 281 of the leading artists, academics, writers, musicians and designers working today, inviting them to propose such a piece of writing complete with their personal annotations. These annotations have the effect of adding a further layer, making each piece unique and complicating the relationships between image and text, reading and looking.

First launched during Frieze London 2018, The Annotated Reader is now embarking on an international tour, with the aim of disseminating knowledge freely and equally. Texts suggested from the likes of Marina Abramović, Art & Language, Paul Clinton, Ragnar Kjartansson, Sarah Lucas and Hans Ulrich Obrist will be physically presented across the walls of the gallery in specially adapted ring binders. Viewers will then be invited to remove texts and assemble their own collections, and utilise the furniture in the space for moments of quiet reading or group discussion. A vending machine will also allow visitors to purchase USB sticks that contain the entire catalogue of texts.

Bonington Vitrines #16: The Captive Conscious

Just outside the gallery, you’ll find the Bonington Vitrines – two display cases that present an ever-changing series of projects which run alongside the exhibitions.

In response to the current COVID-19 crisis, we are currently adapting this exhibition to a new and will release more information soon, please check back soon for updates.

The exhibition will continue to be an open call, with new submission requirements to be confirmed.


Bonington Gallery is pleased to be presenting The Captive Conscious, a collection of visual responses to an open call led by our Student Curatorial Group. Creative practitioners from within the university and beyond are invited to respond in any medium to a piece of writing composed of redacted appropriated texts. The text has been cut, merged, edited and reassembled to form a new piece of writing that can be opened up to interpretation – in response to an imaginary narrative. The Captive Conscious will present an observation of the minds of many, encouraging a truly organic response to language.

Please fill out the submission form to submit with your artwork.

Exhibition Preview

Thursday 2 April: 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm

If you would like to attend this event please RSVP to confirm your attendance.

General Exhibition Opening Times

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

Enquiries

For all enquiries about Bonington Gallery exhibitions and events please email us, or call +44 (0)115 848 8651. Alternatively, please visit the Bonington Gallery website.

Image © Andy Holden, Nobody’s Perfect, Charlie Brown, 1969, Charles M. Schulz.

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.

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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