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Practicing Uncertainty

The end of year exhibition of the MFA Fine Art course at Nottingham Trent University.

Practicing Uncertainty MFA Fine Art Exhibition
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This exhibition will mark the end of an uncertain year, and, for some of the cohort, the end of this chapter in their academic studies. The art school experience this year has been different; this exhibition will reflect on this, considering our collective experience of uncertainty and how it has influenced our making.

  • From: Tuesday 20 July 2021, 5 pm
  • To: Thursday 29 July 2021, 5 pm
  • Location: BACKLIT (Basement Gallery), Alfred House, Ashley Street, Nottingham, NG3 1JG
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Event details

A collective exhibition exploring uncertainty in making, reflecting on creative practices developed over the past year.

Practicing Uncertainty showcases work from sixteen contemporary artists working across painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, performance, audio-visual, and digital mediums. The exhibition features new work by:

Exhibition Opening: 20th July, 5-9pm (OPENING NIGHT TICKET BOOKING)

Exhibition Dates: 21st– 29th July, 12-5pm (Closed on 22nd and 26th July)

Location: BACKLIT, Basement Gallery (Directions / Google Maps) Alfred House, Ashley Street, Nottingham, NG3 1JG

Exhibition Ticket Booking Link: (21st– 29th July):

Advanced booking is strongly encouraged. Walk-ins are subject to limited capacity.

The exhibition and all events are free to attend.


A programme of free events will be ongoing throughout this exhibition.


Exhibition opening. 5-9pm.


Speaking Nature, performance work by Jessica Emsley in the form of spoken word accounts. 1.15pm & 3.15pm.


Participatory activity, Speaking Nature, extended conversations, with Jessica Emsley. 1.30-4.30pm.


Artist’s Talks. 2-4pm.

The events will be advertised through the MFAs Instagram account (@ntu_mfa_fine_art). Please follow it to find out more about the exhibition’s events program.

For more information, please see the attached press release. You can also view the press release online.

Further details

Access Statement:

The basement gallery is accessed from street level via a very steep ramp, with no handrail. If you wish to discuss your access requirements, please contact us. We will do our best to accommodate all visitors.


We are asking that all visitors wear a face mask, unless exempt, in all indoor areas, and respect social distancing measures. Hand sanitiser will be provided on arrival.

Contact Details:

Should you have any questions, enquires, or thoughts, you can contact:

Jessica Emsley:

Ryan Boultbee:  07394013577

Location details


BACKLIT (Basement Gallery)
Alfred House
Ashley Street

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