Nottingham Trent University joins in the city’s Light Night Celebration

Creative work by Nottingham Trent University students is to be exhibited as part of Nottingham’s Light Night festival.

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The Illumine exhibition opens on Light Night

Creative work by Nottingham Trent University students was exhibited as part of Nottingham’s Light Night festival.

The city will came to life on Friday 5 February 2016, with over 50 free art and culture activities taking place at various venues across the city, all with a theme of light and illuminations.

The line-up of events included the university’s ‘Illumine’ creative lighting exhibition, which showcases original and experimental work from final-year students and combines creativity and innovation with insight into ethical and sustainable design.

As well as the many lights on display, the exhibition included student-designed furniture for the lamps to sit on, which was inspired by the iconic design work of London-based ISOKON, established in the 1930s.

The exhibition also included a selection of concrete lighting designs which the University has worked on with Year 9 students from the Fernwood School in Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, as part of their Industrial Design Day collaboration.

Tucked away in Nottingham Castle’s courtyard tunnel, the ‘Curiosity and Wonder’ installation showcased the university’s MA Museum and Heritage Development students’ adventures in art, architecture and history based on their photographic interpretation of the site’s buildings and collections. A collaboration with Andy McKeown of interactive multimedia company Wild Strawberry, it combines visual communication in an immersive environment with opportunities for audience participation.

Nottingham Trent University’s commercial development director, Stephen Jackson, said: “Light Night is an increasingly important date in the city’s art and culture calendar and we are delighted that the university will be represented at the event.

“One of the aims of our ‘Creating the University of the Future’ strategy is ‘Enriching Society’, and playing an active role in the social and cultural life of the city and region helps us to achieve this ambition.”

Please see Nottingham City Council's website for more about Light Night.

Nottingham Trent University joins in the city’s Light Night Celebration

Published on 1 February 2016
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