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
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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.

Le Flaneur exhibition opening. Photo Julian Hughes
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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
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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."

Photography exhibitions by second year students span Nottingham city centre

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

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