NTU alumni set to launch new art collective '5 Dots'

NTU alumni set to launch new art collective '5 Dots'.

Recent NTU alumni Leigh Hancock and Chris J. S. Smith are in the process of launching '5 Dots', a vibrant new art collective with the aim of getting more art on Nottingham's walls.

Leigh and Chris, who graduated from our BA (Hons) Decorative Arts and BA (Hons) Fine Art courses in 2014 are passionate about the city's art scene and want to break down any barriers that exist between it and the people of Nottingham.

Leigh runs her own business Sensorlei which makes sensory jewellery and other objects for visually impaired and blind people, while Chris has had his unique line-based artwork and products exhibited and sold across Nottingham. Both have progressed through The Hive, NTU's purpose-built centre for entrepreneurship and enterprise, and are working closely with The Hive's placement student, James Mackintosh, to launch 5 Dots.

The 'space' is based in The Hive's unit in Cobden Chambers and will primarily be used as a shop and studio, featuring work from a range of local Nottingham artists. However, 5 Dots will host a variety of talks and workshops aiming to further engage with the Nottingham public. While primarily based in their studio, 5 dots will also work across the city, trying to reach as many local communities as possible.

NTU alumni set to launch new art collective '5 Dots'

Published on 25 February 2015
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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