Bummock: The Lace Archive Symposium

From: 26th January 2018 12:00 pm

To: 26th January 2018 8:00 am

Andrew Bracey and Danica Maier

Backlit Gallery, Alfred House, Ashley St, Nottingham NG3 1JG

A symposium accompanying an artist research project at The Lace Archive in Nottingham, looking at the history of the archive, uncovering hidden stories and exploring contemporary artists working with Nottingham Lace or archives and collections.





This symposium will explore and expand upon issues arising from the research project, Bummock: The Lace Archive. Three artists, Andrew Bracey, Danica Maier and Lucy Renton have spent the last two and half years rummaging, exploring and making. Their exhibition at Backlit is the result of a residency that researched unseen parts of the Lace Archive as catalysts for the creation of new artworks.

This symposium, accompanying the exhibition, will focus on: an overview of the Lace Archive held at Nottingham Trent University, it’s history and content; a history of contemporary artists working with Nottingham lace; artists working in and accessing archives and collections; hidden stories of collections, through two cases studies and an artist round table discussion of working with the Lace Archive. At the end of the symposium the delegates will have an opportunity for a special preview of the exhibition with informal discussion with the artists involved and food and drink.

Speakers: Pennina Barnett, Andrew Bracey, Dr. Amanda Briggs-Goode, Deborah Dean, Danica Maier, Lucy Renton, Dr. Sian Vaughan



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