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Join us for a special preview of our new exhibitions and educational resources with our Associate Artist team.

Between January and early May we have 2 solo exhibitions - Dora Budor and Paul Mpagi Sepuya, featuring photography, architecture and sculpture. Artworks explore themes of belonging, visibility and image-making, as well as public space and social control.

Take part in creative activities around the galleries with our artists, and develop ways to support thinking and making in the gallery and classroom. Meet our learning team and find out about our schools offer - artist workshops and self-led visits. Our free resources have been created with local schools to support collaboration, visual literacy, sensory connection and movement.

Suitable for all educators, including Early Years and SEN/D practitioners, teachers of all Key Stages, tutors at FE and HE and early career teachers.

Dora Budor (b.1984, Zagreb). A series of newly commissioned works, made specifically in response to the site and local context of Nottingham. These commissions will be presented alongside a selection of existing works from the past ten years. Dora explores hidden histories and infrastructure of a space and makes invisible variables and systems visible. In Nottingham, she'll be looking at examples of hostile architecture including a focus on the Broadmarsh Centre. There are some interesting themes linked to spaces and structures / showing hidden remnants and reusing these / and links to architecture around the city and connections to these.

Paul Mpagi Sepuya (b.1982, United States). The first institutional presentation of Sepuya’s work in the UK, bringing together more than 40 works. Sepuya is best known for his intimate studio portraits that explore the relationships between camera, subject and viewer. The people present throughout his photographs members of the artist’s queer and creative communities. Sepuya himself is often present in his work, glimpses of his body appearing in reflections or from outside the frame. The history of photography, particularly that of daylight studios in 19th-century Europe and North America, forms the basis of Sepuya’s most recent body of work, Daylight Studio / Dark Room Studio. Themes include questions of visibility and invisibility, of the gaze, of what is obscured and what is revealed.


Free. Booking required.

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This event is wheelchair accessible.

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