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Bonington Gallery

Located within the Nottingham School of Art & Design, Bonington Gallery works with practitioners and institutions from across Europe and beyond.

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About Bonington Gallery: 50 years of curating and creating contemporary art

Bonington Gallery has been a significant part of the cultural landscape of Nottingham for half a century. Its diverse and ambitious artistic programme has consistently presented the forefront of creative practice and through this has gained a national reputation.

The gallery is situated within the Bonington building, first opened on 14 October 1969 by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent. This labyrinth of a modernist building is nestled in the heart of our City Campus and is home to a wide range of creative courses, providing a suitable context for an artistic programme that profiles a wide range of creative practice.

Hosting an annual series of exhibitions, film nights, workshops and events, the gallery also plays an important role as a resource for students, offering a public gallery experience on the doorstep. The Gallery's independent website includes current and forthcoming exhibitions and events, a blog, and an online archive of past exhibitions.

Bonington Gallery holds a strong position within Nottingham’s art scene. In 2015 the Gallery, together with a steering group made up of Nottingham’s visual art venues, established the Nottingham Art Map – an interactive website and street guide promoting exhibitions and events across many of Nottingham’s galleries and artist led spaces.

The gallery is also part of Curated & Created – NTU’s cultural programme aimed at helping students, staff and the local community get enjoyment, inspiration and intellectual stimulation from all of our exciting cultural and creative activities.


Bonington Gallery
Nottingham Trent University, School of Art & Design, Bonington Building, Dryden Street, Nottingham, NG1 4GG

Address: Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham School of Art & Design, Bonington building, Dryden Street, Nottingham NG1 4GG

Opening times

Monday – Friday, 10 am – 5 pm; Saturdays, 11 am – 3 pm (during exhibition periods)

Free entry

Contact information

General enquiries / 0115 848 8651

Curatorial team

Tom Godfrey | Curator

Joshua Lockwood-Moran | Assistant Curator

Claire Simpson | Gallery Coordinator / 0115 848 8651

Marketing team

Bev Armstrong | Gallery Marketing Officer /  0115 848 2042

Laura Millward | Gallery Marketing Assistant / 0115 848 8245

Bonington Gallery

  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: Learning tools and spaces
  • Location: City Campus

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