Figurative Fancies, 17 Aug – 16 Sep
Green Door Printmaking, online
The figurative beauty of the natural world meets the fanciful imaginings of the sleeping mind in this exhibition. This exhibition tells stories from the dream world and actuality. The Figurative element allows the viewer to readily recognize the topics portrayed by Christine and Marie. The work allows the viewer to meet some real and imagined beings either close up or in their surroundings.
Body & Mind, until 6 Sep
The exhibition considers both visible health and those less visible aspects of well-being, through works exploring personal experience of health issues and pieces that examine our relationship to our bodies and the treatment of illness.
Caste, Politics and Food: Rajyashri Goody, 6pm, 17 Aug
Nottingham Arts Mela, online
After a quick introduction of her artistic practice, Rajyashri Goody delves into the relationship between food and caste in India, referring to historical events and rules as well as incidents taking place today. She looks at the role cookbooks play in our lives and whether these can be adapted for different societies/social hierarchies. If not, then why? This session ends with Rajyashri’s readings of 4-6 poems/recipes that she has adapted from Dalit literature.
FORMAT PhotoForum Live: WM Hunt presents The Unseen Eye, 3pm, 18 Aug
W.M. – Bill – Hunt has been looking at and talking about photography for a long time initially as a collector then as a dealer, teacher and writer. Hunt is a champion of photography: a collector, curator and consultant who lives and works in New York. His collections have been exhibited in Europe and the US. He recently organized an exhibition in Poland “oo’s & iii’s: an unusual melange of inspired selections from the photography collections of W.M. Hunt.
It Takes A Region To Raise An Artist presentation & discussion, 10:30am, 21 Aug
CVAN EM x CAMEo, online
This event, which we were delivering around the East Midlands in the spring, was stalled due to coronavirus. We’re delighted to be able to reinstate it now online. Attendees will hear CVAN EM Director Elizabeth Hawley-Lingham present the key findings from unique research commissioned in 2019 into the region’s visual arts ecology and economy, in partnership with CAMEo – the University of Leicester’s Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies.
These are informal events and attendees are invited to engage in conversation about the research and the recommendations made to CVAN EM and the wider sector for supporting regional artists and developing regional artistic talent. We hope that these conversations will be the precursor to a series of focus groups that will come together to discuss a strategy for the region.
The International Social, 10:00 – 11:30am, Aug 21
SO Festival (online)
SO Festival and PASSAGE Festival have had a friendship for over 10 years now and we thought it was about time we helped artists from our local areas connect and create their own connections with each other. Therefore, we are inviting you to come and join us our first International SOcial, an online networking event that aims to provide a platform for creatives in Lincolnshire, Helsingør and Helsingborg to chat and connect with other artists and creatives. Hosted by SO Festival and PASSAGE Festival, this event is open to everyone, whether you’re a budding young artist, talented photographer or experienced theatre director; looking to grow your network, devise a collaborative piece or simply gain inspiration … get involved and get SOcial. Network with creatives from Lincolnshire, Helsingør and Helsingborg! Sign up here.
Workshops and learning
Draw with Gagan, 22 Aug, 12pm
Nottingham Arts mela (online)
Join Gagan for a drawing workshop. Bring along a sketchbook and anything at all to draw with. It will be a live Zoom session. Limited spaces, pre-booking is essential.