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Photography exhibitions by second year students span Nottingham city centre

The series of six exhibitions will enable the public to encounter works by students at the mid-point in their studies

Work by Joe Belshaw
Work by Joe Belshaw

Students in their second year of our BA (Hons) Photography course are taking their work out into Nottingham through a series of group exhibitions this February.

The exhibitions will include a wide array of photographic works and styles, exploring each student’s creative approach to a different theme. Teaching on the Photography course spans areas including art, documentary, editorial, advertising, fashion and critical writing. The works have all been made recently, so the exhibitions represent a chance for the public to encounter exciting and diverse work by emerging photographers in Nottingham, showcasing some of NTU’s brightest talent.

Photo Julian Hughes
Le Flaneur exhibition opening. Photo Julian Hughes

One of the exhibitions, entitled Le Flaneur, runs at Nottingham Society of Artists until Sunday 3 February. Another, Third Collective at Hung Up, runs from Saturday 2 until Friday 8 February. The other exhibitions all take place at various locations from Monday 4 until Sunday 10 February: Close Up at Lime Gallery, Merge at the Malt Cross, N/A at The Photo Parlour and XVI at Fletcher Gate Art Gallery.

Caitlin Sweeney is part of Merge. She told us:“The opportunity to exhibit work as a group is simultaneously exciting and daunting. The most rewarding element has and will be offering the public a chance to gain insight into a project that I hold close to my heart.”

Work by Caitlin Sweeney
Work by Caitlin Sweeney

Fellow student Joe Belshaw, also part of Merge, added: “The task of setting up our own exhibition has really helped me to understand the processes involved within the photographic world. As a group we have worked cohesively to promote and plan the overall experience of the exhibition. The exhibition also allows students to feel a sense of achievement about their work, especially when they see it hung up in the gallery space.”

Photography lecturer Julian Hughes encapsulated his group's work: "Each photography student has become ‘Le Flâneur’ – the stroller, the wonderer, the documenter – in an exploration of the city of Nottingham, its landscapes, architecture and people."

Published on 2 February 2019
  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: Current students; School of Art & Design