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Emily Andersen: Somewhere Else Entirely

Ruth Fainlight sitting at her kitchen table, reading a magazine.

Bonington Gallery presents an exhibition by internationally-acclaimed photographer Emily Andersen, exploring the work and life of Ruth Fainlight – an American-born poet and writer.

  • From: Saturday 25 March 2023, 10 am
  • To: Saturday 13 May 2023, 3 pm
  • Location: Bonington Gallery, Bonington Building, Dryden Street, Nottingham, NG1 4GG
  • Cost: Free
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This multi-channel film installation from internationally-acclaimed photographer Emily Andersen, explores the work and life of Ruth Fainlight (b.1931) – an American-born poet and writer. Ruth’s intensely visual poetry and fiction touch on themes of psychological and domestic situations, time, memory and loss. This immersive installation features projections representing different fragments of her work, which visitors are invited to explore and reflect upon.

Combining installation, educational workshops and performative readings, Somewhere Else Entirely uses the work and life of Ruth Fainlight to reflect on the reciprocity of words and images, and processes of biography. The presentation of this film at Bonington Gallery is significant, as Ruth Fainlight was married to the late Alan Sillitoe, the eminent Nottingham author.

Find out more on the Bonington Gallery website.

Exhibition Launch

Join us for the launch event on Friday 24 March 2023, 6 - 8 pm. Book your free tickets.

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Bonington Gallery
Bonington Building
Dryden Street

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