Contemporary
Visual Arts Network
East Midlands

Celebrating and Supporting Visual Arts in the

East Midlands

Contemporary
Visual Arts Network
East Midlands

Celebrating and Supporting Visual Arts in the

East Midlands

Announcements

Our Plans for 2021

This year we will embark on work that develops and broadens the Network and ensures our processes and activities are free of unconscious bias and not discriminatory. Read our Diversity and Anti-Racism Statement.

Check out our latest Meet the Artist and Curating the East Midlands interviews, and follow our contributors’ Instagram Takeovers.

Browse our COVID-19-related resources, guidance and commentary.

Image: Jane Domingos, Through A Glass Darkly, oil on canvas, 2011

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Join us for the next #artisessential event, Thursday 6th May, 2-3pm, ‘Imagine our Future: Visual Arts Alliance’, covering the role of lobbying, neurodiversity & access, race & imperialism, the civic responsibility of arts & cultural organisations, practice of care and how to listen. Free to attend, all welcome, book via the link in our bio cvanetwork
Thanks to Lucy Stevens for this week’s  Instagram Takeover! For more from Lucy be sure to follow lucyjostevens

Featured Events and Exhibitions view and add events

Exhibition
Jo Fairfax: Play
23rd January 2021 – 16th May 2021
The National Centre for Craft & Design, Lincolnshire
Exhibition
Environment and Sustainability Artists in Residence Online
20th March 2021 – 30th June 2021
The Collection, Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Exhibition
Observations
17th April 2021 – 30th May 2021
Tarpey Gallery, Leicestershire
Exhibition
‘In Residence’ Exhibition
23rd April 2021 – 28th May 2021
, Leicestershire
Exhibition
Pleasure Garden at Deene Park
2nd May 2021 – 29th September 2021
Fermyn Woods, Northants
Talk
#danSOUP: friendly dragons’ den event for arts & mental health projects
13th May 2021 – 13th May 2021
THiNK In NG, Nottinghamshire
Workshop
Build Your Own 3D World Workshop: With Bruce Asbestos
15th May 2021 – 15th May 2021
, Leicestershire
Workshop
Saturday Art Club Online
15th May 2021 – 15th May 2021
, Nottinghamshire

Meet the Artist: Jonathan Alibone

Meet the Artist: Jonathan Alibone

“We find ourselves on increasingly shaky ground – trapped as we are in an unstable present, with an uncertain past behind us, and a precarious future ahead”. Jonathan Alibone is a UK born artist based in Northampton, England, and is currently a resident at The Sanctuary studios.  His practice articulates contemporary social, cultural, and environmental… Read more

Curating the East Midlands: Ryan Kearney

Curating the East Midlands: Ryan Kearney

Ryan Kearney is a curator and writer based in Nottingham. His on-going research centres on queer night-time space, with a focus on gentrification, memory and cross-generational exchange. As part of Public Programmes and Research at Nottingham Contemporary, he assists the research and production of discursive events including talks, screenings and performances. He was co-curator at Recent… Read more