17th January 2019
Mark Westlake won the Visual Arts category in the 2017 Young Creative Awards (19-24 age category) – he is now studying on FDA Fine Art at Nottingham College in his 1st Year & will be part of a new exhibition entitled ‘Raised Beds’.
He is one of several Fine Art Degree students from Nottingham College who are gaining a unique insight into how a public gallery works by creating an installation for the prestigious Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham Lakeside Arts, from 26th January to Sunday 10th February.
Taking the exhibition as a departure point rather than script, the students are making meaningful connections to the domestic subject, using a range of different mediums, including: drawing, paint, photography, textiles, graphics and mixed media sculpture.
Fine Art Lecturer, Tom Hackett, said: “This is a first-rate opportunity for our students to gain live experience of showing in an internationally recognised venue. Working with Lakeside Arts will give the students a fantastic understanding of how a public gallery works in connecting with its audience, as well as a great first rung on their future careers as artists.
This free-to-view exhibition is open to the public from Saturday 26th January to Sunday 10th February 2019, Tues to Sat 11-5pm and Sundays 12-4pm (Closed on Mondays). Students will be on site every day during the installation to discuss their work with visitors.
Raised Beds – Interrogating the Domestic
Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2JN
Saturday 26th January to Sunday 10th February 2019 (closed Mondays)
(Tues – Sat 11-5pm, Sundays – 12-4pm)
Preview and exhibition launch event on Saturday 26th January, 1-3pm.