Surface Gallery

Exhibition Archive

2014

It’s About Time ….. / My Grandfathers Clock

March 29th to April 12th 2014

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It’s About Time ..... / My Grandfathers Clock is the third exhibition in Le Loovre by one of Surface Gallery’s resident Studio Artists.

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Emerge

March 29th to April 12th 2014

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‘Emerge’ celebrates the creative practices of Surface Gallery’s volunteers, who will ‘Emerge’ from the office basement.

Eleven volunteers will participate in Emerge, displaying artworks ranging from upcycled furniture, surreal painting and cyanotypes to stop-motion animation, handmade prints, photography and crochet. Visitors will have the opportunity to see traditional forms of art making as well as contemporary practice and design.

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NTU Festival 2014: Cretin Hop

March 11th to March 15th 2014

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We find ourselves in a place, more aptly described as a market, filled with meaningless commodities and warped histories. With confusion all around us, what are the ways an individual or group realises or establishes themselves and their relationship to the world and the objects in it? 

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NTU Festival 2014: You’re All Tork

March 5th to March 8th 2014

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You’re All Tork is an exhibition curated by Eleanor Coleman, Lucy Hodgkiss, Emma Lloyd and Ruth Williamson that plays with ideas of small talk, mutual exchange and the use of language.

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NTU Festival 2014: Send in the Clowns

February 26th to March 1st 2014

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Presented by Billy Craigan-Toon, Ciarán Harrington and Joseph William Rowley, Send in the Clowns is an investigation of the ultimate collective individual; the actor.

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erutanatureturaen

February 26th to March 15th 2014

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erutanatureturaen is the second installment of solo exhibitions by Surface Gallery studio artists, taking place in the Loovre.

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NTU Festival 2014: The Collective Individual

February 26th to March 15th 2014

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For the third year running, Nottingham Trent University and Surface Gallery are working together to present a unique opportunity for Fine Art students from the University’s renowned School of Art & Design to gain professional experience as artists. The Collective Individual will see three groups of NTU Fine Art students using a critical or reflective approach to curate group exhibitions in response to the festival’s title, each interpreting and working around the concepts of collectivism and the individual in contemporary art practice.

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(a haiku journey to) a private view

January 15th to February 8th 2014

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The first in a series of exhibitions from the Surface Gallery Studio Artists, (a haiku journey to) a private view explores questions of privacy and playfully approaches the location of this new exhibition space. For 2014, the toilet on the first floor of the Surface Gallery building (now affectionately referred to as The Loovre) will become a space for the studio artists to showcase their work, experiment with ideas and extend their practice.

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The International Postcard Show 2014

January 15th to February 8th 2014

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Surface Gallery is delighted to present our first exhibition of 2014, the International Postcard Show. This exciting exhibition is a highly popular annual event at Surface Gallery, with all submissions accepted. It will feature hundreds of original creations in a wide range of media by established artists, students and newcomers from all over the world.

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2013

CAST

December 11th to December 21st 2013

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O’Shea’s challenging and intriguing work juxtaposes objects, images and text and transforms the seemingly ordinary into the extraordinary.

The work is like a city itself. Complex, layered, dark and light.

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Deadline at Dusk

November 13th to November 30th 2013

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Surface Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition by the winner of the first Surface Gallery Photography Open exhibition, Nelson Guzmán Avellaneda.

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Decipher

October 8th to October 19th 2013

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’D E C I P H E R’ is an exhibition featuring the work of five artists from various social, geographical and religious backgrounds. Each artist has been required to provide a written text from their cultural context in exchange for another artist, whose identity is foreign to their own. 

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EM13: East Midlands Graduate Exhibition

September 17th to September 28th 2013

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Surface Gallery is delighted to present EM13: an exhibition presenting the results of the fifth annual East Midlands Graduate Residency. This year eight of the best Fine Art graduates from Universities across the East Midlands have been invited to inhabit the Surface Gallery space and create a new body of work, and this two week-exhibition presents the results of the residency project to the public.

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EM13: East Midlands Graduate Residency

August 19th to September 14th 2013

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Surface Gallery is delighted to present the fifth annual East Midlands Graduate Project: EM13. This year eight of the best Fine Art graduates from Universities across the East Midlands will be invited to inhabit the Surface Gallery space and create a new body of work, and will develop a two week-exhibition to present the results of the residency project to the public.

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Contemporary Photography NOW

July 31st to August 10th 2013

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Contemporary Photography NOW is Surface Gallery’s annual open submissions exhibition dedicated to showcasing the practice of emerging and established artists working in the medium of photography. The exhibition will explore the diversity to be found in contemporary photographic practice, and provides a platform for today’s talented artists to show new work in an independent contemporary art gallery.

Opening event: Tuesday 30th July, 6 - 8pm

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eight.

July 9th to July 20th 2013

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Surface Gallery is proud to welcome back ‘eight’, the annual exhibition showcasing the recent projects of the Surface Studio dwellers.

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Street Art Open

June 11th to June 29th 2013

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Celebrating
 Street Art, Outsider Art, Illustration, Paste‐Up, Graphic Art and Printmaking.

The Street Art Open at Surface Gallery will celebrate and support Nottingham’s growing alternative art scene by showcasing some of today’s best local, national and international street art. The exhibition will embody a busy and varied range of disciplines specific to this thriving alternative and influential vein of visual art. 

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Spectrum

May 20th to May 31st 2013

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Spectrum is the pinnacle of photographic work from final year NTU Photography students that explores the extensive creativity and various adaptations that surround the medium of photography.

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With and Without

April 25th to May 9th 2013

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Surface Gallery presents a show by Lisa Selby, the winner of the 2012 International Open Show.

The awareness of inevitable loss is central to Lisa Selby’s material and sculptural approach.  With and Without seeks to grasp and eternalize what cannot be held firm: Selby re-articulates items from the domestic environment, relaying the familiarity and alienation experienced as one moves physically and psychologically from one home to another.>

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‘Nineteen Fourteen’

April 3rd to April 16th 2013

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Surface Gallery presents the 2013 Volunteer exhibition, ‘Nineteen Fourteen’, showcasing the work of those who volunteer at the gallery. Bringing together a diverse group of artists, the exhibition offers a wide range of contemporary art from drawing to video installation. 

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Pert & Simple

March 13th to March 23rd 2013

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Surface Gallery is pleased to announce our third exhibition of the year. From the 13th to the 23rd March, artists Holly James and Anna Salmane will be showing their latest video, photography, drawing and textile pieces in the exhibition Pert&Simple.

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Nottdance at Surface Gallery

March 7th to March 8th 2013

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NTU FESTIVAL 2013 The Coming Community: The Community… that never comes

February 27th to March 2nd 2013

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Surface Gallery presents The Community…that never comes, a durational performance piece generated by Effy Harle, with the collective effort of participants including – among other NTU Fine Art students – Beth Kettel and Chris Evitts.

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NTU FESTIVAL 2013 The Coming Community: Revolve

February 20th to February 23rd 2013

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The audience are invited to venture and explore the environment that Wain Marriott and Rebecca Scofield have created. With the audience interaction the exhibition is in a constant state of change and work is discovered and rediscovered from various points across the floor. Perception and interpretation is in a constant revolve. 

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NTU FESTIVAL 2013 The Coming Community: Process and Produce: Promotion

February 13th to February 16th 2013

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Surface Gallery presents Process and Produce: Promotion. An exhibition and event collaboratively curated by Paige Ockendon and Hannah Florence Cresswell. An enquiry into commercial production and promotion takes place via a display of immersive video installation and performance.

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NTU FESTIVAL 2013 The Coming Community

February 12th to March 2nd 2013

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The Coming Community is Surface Gallery’s second series of exhibitions in collaboration with Nottingham Trent University succeeding last year’s Beyond Belief. Made up of three week-long exhibitions The Coming Community will see NTU Fine Art students using a critical or reflective approach to curate group exhibitions in response to the festival’s title, each interpreting and working around the concept of communion and shared dialogue in contemporary art practice. 

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International Postcard Show 2013

January 16th to February 2nd 2013

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Surface Gallery is delighted to present our first exhibition of 2013, the International Postcard Show. This long-running annual exhibition is an integral and highly popular feature of the exhibitions calendar at Surface Gallery, and will feature hundreds of original artworks by established artists, students and newcomers from all over the world. The works will celebrate the sheer diversity of practice to be found in international contemporary art.

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2012

EM12: East Midlands Graduate Show

November 6th to November 20th 2012

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Now Heading into it’s fourth year EM12 is Surface Gallery’s annual graduate exhibition, which brings together work from some of the finest young creatives within the East Midland area. 

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Line In Motion: The Big Draw Festival at Surface Gallery

October 20th to October 29th 2012

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Temporary Surfaces

October 9th to October 20th 2012

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Sarah Bowker-Jones and Sarah West met at Slade School of Art in 2006 when both were postgraduate students. Since then they have continued their independent practices whilst maintaining a dialogue about shared threads and concerns. These common connections form the basis of constructing this duo show, Temporary Surfaces. 

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World Event Young Artists (WEYA)

September 7th to September 16th 2012

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World Event Young Artists (WEYA) is the first of its kind and will take place across the city of Nottingham, England in September 2012.
This global event will showcase a selection of the best international creative talent, across a spectrum of artforms, in one city, providing an opportunity for 1000 artists from 100 nations to join together and share their creativity on an international platform.

As are a venue for the visual art programme of the festival we have selected eight international artists working across all spectrums of visual art, from video installation, to painting, photography and performance, curating an exhibition specifically for the gallery.

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Future Shots

August 30th to August 30th 2012

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A ‘photo jam’ event organised by a group of young people participating in the Just Ask project employment campaign. The group will be presenting photographs of young motivated people to employers, giving motivational speeches, and serving drinks and canapés.

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International Open Show 2012

August 8th to August 25th 2012

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Opening Event: Tuesday 7th August

The International Open Show 2012 is Surface Gallery’s annual open submissions exhibition. Now heading into its 10th year, the Open Show presents the huge diversity of practice in contemporary art, and provides a platform for emerging and established artists working in a wide range of media.

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Ting-Tong Chang - “Fallacies of Compositions”

July 4th to July 21st 2012

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We are pleased to present the solo exhibition of our 2011 Open Show winner Ting-Tong Chang. “Fallacies of Compositions” opens with a special private view on Wednesday 4th July 2012 from 6-8pm.

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P A L O M A R

June 14th to June 27th 2012

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Private View: 13th June 6 – 8pm

‘Palomar’ takes it name from the 1983, Italo Calvino novel, Mr. Palomar. Through the eyes of the title character, the reader goes on a journey of mundane but highly individual and profound musings. Mr. Palomar tries to explain and define his own existence by trying to find order and reason in the complex and chaotic world around him, thus highlighting the mind’s need to break the natural world up into neat categories, so enabling us to understand how it is all put together.

This exhibition is based on ideas of observation and perception, and brings together the work of Kate Brigden, Dylan Shipton and Pippa Gatty.

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Release @ Surface Gallery

May 20th to June 1st 2012

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Private View: Monday 21st May 8 - 10pm
Release is Nottingham Trent University’s 16th annual Photography Degree Show Festival. 

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Photography Open 2012

May 2nd to May 12th 2012

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Exhibition: 2nd - 12th May 2012
Private View: Tuesday 1st May, 6 - 8pm

Featuring recent photographic work by Grey Chen, Calum James Crowther, Nelson Guzmán Avellaneda, Emily Macinnes, Roshana Rubin-Mayhew, David Severn and Felicia Staub.

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Testing Ground Closing Party

April 21st to April 22nd 2012

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Testing Ground

April 4th to April 21st 2012

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Shift Happens

March 16th to March 22nd 2012

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Beyond the Suspension of Disbelief

March 7th to March 10th 2012

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Slippery When Wet

February 28th to March 3rd 2012

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Beyond Belief

February 28th to March 22nd 2012

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The International Postcard Show 2012

January 25th to February 11th 2012

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2011

Orchard Exhibition

December 9th to December 22nd 2011

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EM11 | Forged Attrition

November 1st to November 19th 2011

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EIGHT

October 4th to October 15th 2011

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‘Eight artists, eight styles, one shared space’

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West Bridgford School Exhibition

September 23rd to September 30th 2011

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Myth

September 6th to September 17th 2011

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Site&Situ : Frank Kent

August 13th to August 20th 2011

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Salon des Refusés

August 13th to August 27th 2011

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Talk, Tea and a Tour

July 23rd to July 23rd 2011

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Talk, Tea and a Tour
Saturday 23rd July 2011
3.00pm – 4.00pm: Open Show Curatorial Talk
4.00pm – 8.00pm: Artist-in-Residence Tour

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Open Show 2011

July 12th to July 30th 2011

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Evening Reception - 15th July 6 - 8pm
Heading into its 9th successful year Surface Gallery’s annual international open submissions exhibition aims to investigate diverse contemporary art practice, providing a platform for today’s emerging and established artists. Exploring threads between this year’s selected artworks, the Surface Gallery curators examine both the obvious dialogues between the pieces, whilst playing with the unexpected and challenging contrasts that occur.

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Janet Morrow - “A Community of Non-Normative Beings”

June 14th to June 25th 2011

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2010 Surface Open Show winner and Texas based artist Janet Morrow returns to Surface Gallery this June for her long awaited solo exhibition. A Community of Non-normative Beings is a body of work examining themes of deafness, disability and otherness and what it means to occupy a non-normative body in a culture where normality is narrowly defined.
Private View: Monday 13th June 6 - 8pm

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XV at Surface Gallery

May 23rd to June 4th 2011

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XV at Surface Gallery features the work of 6 photographers. Each photographer taking a completely unique and fascinating approach to their practice, producing a show that will not only grab the attention of the viewer but hold it as well.

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Fluorescent Sheep

May 3rd to May 14th 2011

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Surface Gallery annual volunteer exhibition.
Private View: 5th May 6-8pm

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Surface Shorts

April 14th to April 27th 2011

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Surface is proud to introduce Surface Shorts, an exhibition of contemporary video work featuring over 20 international film makers, artists and animators. 

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Kyle Hands - Series No. 2

March 26th to April 2nd 2011

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Surface Gallery is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of work by Kyle Hands. Having previously exhibited as part of our e.m. 10 Continua show, Kyle returns with the latest instalment of his experimental painting. He creates work free from external influence or theme, developing a self-reflective art which draws attention to the process of creating, and to the uniqueness of the final form. Inherent in this practice is a sense of freedom, as without boundaries imposed by interpretive association, the potential for further experimentation is limitless.

Private View 25th March, 18:00~20:00

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The Nature of Landscape – Visions & Distillations of Landscape & Place

March 8th to March 19th 2011

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The Nature of Landscape project was conceived of back in 2008 by artist–curator Linda Ingham, on seeing the work of Wirksworth-based artist, David Ainley on show at De-Da in Derby. “I was looking for a project to provide for the N.E. Lincolnshire Arts Forum”, says Linda, from her studio at Abbey Walk Gallery in Grimsby. “ . . . and as soon as I saw David’s work, I realised how interesting it would be to create a project that challenges the idea of how we think about landscape.”

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Artist Talk: Vanilla Galleries’ Paul Patrick Morrison

February 23rd to February 23rd 2011

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Wednesday 23rd February 7pm
As part of 1%er’s ‘Banality and Big Questions’, Surface Gallery invites you to attend a talk by exhibiting artist Paul Patrick Morrison. A member of the Vanilla Galleries collective, Morrison uses mark-making and painted gestures to explore how colours, shapes and texture contribute to the overriding emotional response of the viewer. Morrison will be in the gallery on Wednesday evening to talk about aspects of his work, and the way in which the viewer interacts with certain pieces.

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1%ers - Banality & Big Questions

February 18th to March 3rd 2011

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Art supergroup, the 1%-ers - a gaggle of roaming artists, siphoned forth from other various collectives - present their debut exhibition, ‘Banality & Big Questions’ – helmed by curator Allan Binns.

Private View Thursday 17th February 7 - 9pm

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4 CAN + 2 =

February 8th to February 12th 2011

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A show of collaborating forces, 4 CAN + 2 brings together the individual practises of four artists of the ‘CAN’ Studio Group – founder Marek Tobolewski and artists Billie Ireland, Pauline Woolley and IngeTong - as well as those of two independent artists, Louis Closs and Martin Lewis.
Private View Tuesday 8th February 6.30 - 8.30pm
Open Tuesday 8th - Saturday 12th February

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The International Postcard Show 2011

January 18th to January 29th 2011

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Surface Gallery presents its first exhibition of 2011, The International Postcard Show, which opens its doors to the public on Tuesday 18th January. Held annually, the exhibition features hundreds of original artworks by a diverse selection of artists. Unrestricted by medium each piece is unique to the artistic sensibility of its creator, but at the same time connected to the group by its 6 x 4” postcard size limitation.

Postcard Evening Event: Thursday 20th January 6 - 8pm

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2010

LAB

November 22nd to December 18th 2010

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LAB will take up residency at Surface Gallery Project Space, transforming the top floor into a temporary cultural laboratory

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SIXES & SEVENS: PILE

November 19th to December 10th 2010

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Nottingham’s newest artists collective, Sixes & Sevens, will be presenting a comprehensive sculpture exhibition co-curated by Simon Franklin and the artist Craig Fisher.

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Terra-Incognita

October 22nd to November 12th 2010

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Private view Sat 23rd 6-9pm
Emma Dexter and Kashif Nadim Chaudry
‘Terra Incognita’ which translates as ‘Unknown Ground’ explores transcending cultural barriers and subterranean themes as well as uncanny humour, desire, sensuality and identity. Elements of constructed realities and their potential to unravel are latent in the contributions of both artists.

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e.m. 10 Continua

October 22nd to November 12th 2010

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Private view Sat 23rd 6-9pm

Surface Gallery presents its 2nd annual East Midlands graduate show, ‘EM10: Continua’. The exhibition will showcase ambitious new works commissioned specifically for the exhibition comprising of sculpture, installation and painting, from six recent fine art graduates.

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Project 29

September 17th to October 8th 2010

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‘Surface’ is the inaugural launch of a new organisation and an exhibition to examine the effect of site-specific study transported into a gallery space. Project29 was formed to re-address all questions about why artists need to communicate ideas and how study is delivered and appropriated to an audience.

Private view Friday 17th September 7-9pm

Artists Talk: 6th October 7pm

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I Am Solitary I Am An Army

August 31st to September 11th 2010

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Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art and Surface Gallery present the exhibition I Am Solitary I Am An Army, featuring 20 emerging, international young artists from over 13 countries worldwide, including; Turkey, Israel, Malaysia, Greece, Australia, South Africa, Canada, the US, and the UK.

Private View: Thursday 2nd September 7-10pm

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Open Show 2010

July 19th to August 9th 2010

Surface Gallery presents Open Show 2010 which this year will be held between 20th July
and 7th August 2010.

This exciting annual exhibition once again explores new creative avenues and encourages
unique and experimental work. Open Show provides up and coming artists with the
opportunity to enter and compete in an international open call out exhibition, and acts as a
platform for showcasing individual art pieces non basis of artists background and previous
achievements.

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Carl Slater

June 15th to July 3rd 2010

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Filing the Unfiled : Unfiling the Filed, is a solo show of recent works by Carl Slater in which the photographic and the sculptural are combined through archiving and documentation.

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RAW

May 24th to June 4th 2010

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Open Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm daily. Private View - Wednesday 26th May 7 - 8.30pm.

Third year NTU photography students present their final year degree show.

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Arts and Crafts Fair and Workshops

May 15th to May 16th 2010

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Come and join us at Surface Gallery in Nottingham for an exciting weekend of stalls, workshops and activities…

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Surface Dwellers

May 5th to May 13th 2010

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This month Surface Gallery presents its first in house exhibition of 2010: Surface Dwellers, an impromptu group exhibition showcasing the work of our many surface inhabitants.

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War on Want

April 20th to April 24th 2010

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The Document 2010 competition was launched by War on Want and Bond & Coyne in the summer of 2009 to scour the globe for the next generation of documentary photography undergraduate talent. Applicants were asked to look at the issue of Crisis and change – The human face of the Economic Meltdown, a timely and highly pertinent topic. 

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Speedboat Matchsticks

March 27th to April 15th 2010

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Open Show 2009 winner Laura Taylor returns to exhibit a solo body of work which derives from experiment, play and the relationship between form and function

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Mine The Mountain

March 6th to March 19th 2010

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Mine the Mountain draws upon the artists’ personal experience at sites of historic trauma, such as Auschwitz-Birkenau, Belzec, Majdane; Ypres and Verdun, to engage in themes of the past, the present, family history, memory and the anonymous individual in history. 

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The perfection of the iMperfect

February 23rd to February 27th 2010

A collection of unusual and explorative Photographs that set out to examine and challenge the notion of the perfect image, aiming to reveal that beauty is found in imperfection.

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Measure and Purpose

February 9th to February 13th 2010

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Kate Brigden and Pippa Gatty

‘Measure and Purpose’ is an exhibition engaging with ideas of exploration, pseudo-scientific study and the drive to explore and to explain.

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Last Orders at the Bar: The Demise of the Great British Pub

January 16th to January 30th 2010

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Chris Etchells

“Last Orders at the Bar” documents the loss of the traditional British pub.

These photographs act not as an obituary for the British public house, but a petition against their decline and a testament to a different era. 

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2009

Postcard Show 2009

December 5th to December 18th 2009

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Private View 4th December 6 – 8pm
Surface Gallery will be hosting its popular annual Postcard Show Exhibition from the 5th - 18th December 2009. This year’s exhibition promises to present an eclectic selection of work produced by a vast and varied collection of artists, all brought together by the 6 x 4 postcard sized format.

Expect a wide variety of styles and mediums ranging from painting, photography, illustration, mixed media and sculpture.. This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase one-off art pieces at an affordable price of £20, for anyone looking to buy a unique and thoughtful Christmas gift.

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Waiting Room

November 19th to November 25th 2009

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This November, Surface Gallery presents the work of five young and talented, final year, fine art students of Loughborough University. The exhibition ‘Waiting Room’ brings together a set of creative artists who share the mutual aim of experimenting with interactive and participatory practices in art.

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Part I

November 10th to November 14th 2009

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New work from a newly formed studio group Sixes & Sevens, an umbrella organisation supporting a number of artists committed to hosting diverse art events and collaborations throughout Nottingham and the East Midlands. The show brings together a varied mix of practices and interests that exist within the group.
Private View: Monday 9th November 2009 6pm – 9pm

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Ten Years of Surface

October 9th to October 29th 2009

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10th October – 25th October
Birthday Celebration 9th October 2009, 6pm – 9pm

This October Surface Gallery will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary and to mark this special occasion the gallery will be hosting a special volunteer exhibition. ‘Ten Years of Surface’ aims to celebrate and explore the past ten years of the gallery as a volunteer-run arts organisation, whilst giving both past, and current, volunteers the opportunity to exhibit work in the gallery space for this unique show.

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East Midlands Finest

August 21st to August 29th 2009

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The exhibition consists of a diverse range of media; including painting, photography and sculpture to film and installation, featuring a selection of recent graduates from the following local universities: Loughborough, De Montfort, Derby and Nottingham Trent.

The Private View will be held on the 21st August 6-9pm, where you will be able to come along to view the work and meet participating artists.

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Open Show 2009

July 23rd to August 7th 2009

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Please Note: Thursday the 23rd will be the private view which be open from 6pm)
Surface Gallery will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this October, and this year’s Open Show marks an ambitiously curated and successful annual exhibition. This year’s show is hosted for the very first time in Surface Gallery’s new and exciting space on Southwell Road.

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ANNEXINEMA: WRITING

July 3rd to July 3rd 2009

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We are happy to host our second Annexinema programme here at Surface Gallary, which takes a broad look at the intersection between film and writing. It includes films by experimental writer B.S. Johnson, fluxus artist Paul Sharits, and conceptual filmmaker David Lamelas. 

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The Cut

July 2nd to July 16th 2009

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Please note the private view and artist’s talk begins 6pm Thursday 2nd.


A selection of projects made over the last year will be on display, including work from his latest series: Ruptures. The industrial landscape provides the stage on which Tom crafts, installs and excavates to create ephemeral objects and environments that exist solely for the camera. Each scene is constructed life size, presenting disconcerting scenarios that lie in the cusp between reality and fiction. 

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Baptism of Hailstones

June 18th to June 24th 2009

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A collection of wall-paintings using story and myth as a visual and intellectual frame work to explore Western and Mediterranean heritage, embracing the ancient art, craft and history of his native Egypt.

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Annexinema

June 3rd to June 3rd 2009

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Seven visionary films exploring the formal properties of their medium. Everything will be shown in its original format, 16mm or
video, which is an exciting first for Annexinema.

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PHOTORADAR

June 2nd to June 12th 2009

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As part of the 13th annual Nottingham Trent Degree Show Festival, ‘PHOTORADAR’ the Surface Gallery showcases ‘5 DEGREES’, a showcase of the exceptional work from five of the BA Hons Photography graduates.

Photoradar website : http://www.photoradarfestival.co.uk/

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Banalarama

May 5th to May 10th 2009

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Banalarama is a festival of the mundane; a celebration of the passage through boredom into fascination; and is a collective exhibition showcasing the work of 8 Nottingham based artists.

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Kate Walters

April 21st to May 1st 2009

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Kate Walters - an awarded artist who was shortlisted for, and currently has work touring with, the Jerwood Drawing Prize - brings her evocative drawings to the Surface Gallery.  A review of the exhibition can be found here http://www.leftlion.co.uk/articles.cfm/id/2520.

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Particles Particles

February 7th to February 21st 2009

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As part of the new exhibition programme for 2009, Surface Gallery sees the first curated exhibition; ‘Particles, Particles’ within its new venue. The show consists of a diverse range of media; from painting and sculpture to performance and installation, featuring an array of international artists, brought together from Italy, Norway, Japan and the UK.

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Radiator: Festival and Symposium 2009

January 15th to January 24th 2009

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As part of this year’s Radiator festival Surface Gallery will be hosting the exhibition ‘Exploits in the Wireless City’.  Three artists will be presenting their works as an exploration upon how data networks, virtual mapping and other digital simulation effects our negotiation and perception of the ‘real’ physical world.  For more information upon the rest of the festival see the Radiator Festival website.

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2008

Postcard Show 2008

December 6th to December 20th 2008

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Anyone can make art. Anyone can buy art.

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Arts and Craft Fair 2008

November 22nd to November 23rd 2008

Forms are available from our opportunities section for pitches.

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Open Show 2008

August 11th to August 29th 2008

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An international selection of works from artists working in a variety of media.

Private View

12th August 6-8pm

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Transient

July 16th to July 25th 2008

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Graduate photographic artists Victoria Siddle and Stephen Turner present two collaborative contemporary works. Exploring themes such as the in-between space, transience, performance, installation and presence.

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De Profundis-Out of the depths Free Film Festival

June 17th to July 10th 2008

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Free Film Festival
Please Download timetable for showing times.

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Street Art Open 2014

April 26th - May 17th 2014

Graffiti / Alternative / Illustration / Paste‐Up / Graphics / Yarn bombing / Sticker tagging / Print / Etc.
The Street Art Open celebrates and supports Nottingham’s thriving alternative art scene by showcasing some of today’s best local, national and international street art.

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Emerge

March 29th - April 12th 2014

‘Emerge’ celebrates the creative practices of Surface Gallery’s volunteers, who will ‘Emerge’ from the office basement.

Eleven volunteers will participate in Emerge, displaying artworks ranging from upcycled furniture, surreal painting and cyanotypes to stop-motion animation, handmade prints, photography and crochet. Visitors will have the opportunity to see traditional forms of art making as well as contemporary practice and design.

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