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Exhibitions at Nottingham Castle

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The Café Table Commissions Re-unpacking

Castle Tables Commissions Image

Tom Butler, Tim Dunbar, Tracey Eastham, Henrietta Simson, Annabel Tilley and Jenny Wiener.

Curated by Andrew Bracey

6 December 2014 - 22 March 2015
Café at the Castle

For the latest instalment of the Café Table Commissions, this exhibition explores 6 artists' re-engagement with their historical (pre-20th century) precursors, by looking at how they utilise, transform and re-imagine specific artworks from a previous artistic era.  The show complements Andrew Bracey's exhibition, ReconFigure Paintings (6 December 2014 to 17 January 2015), creating further conversations and lineages between contemporary and historical artists.

John Plowman, A Life DrawingJohn Plowman

31 January - 22 March 2015

Drawing has been the key constant element and driver for John Plowman's art practice for over 30 years: a practice in which drawing during this period has, at various times, been visible by its presence and also by its absence. For Plowman the imperative of drawing has never gone away. Originally trained as a sculptor, at the root of Plowman's drawings is his interest in the relationship between two and three dimensions, the made and the yet to be made, as it pertains to the spaces and objects which inhabit the world we live in.

The exhibition references the histories of the works of John Plowman and those in the Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery Collection.

Richard Slee: Work and PlayRichard Slee: Work and Play

31 January - 22 March 2015

Inspired by a love for the 'great indoors' and a preoccupation with DIY and popular culture, Richard Slee has chosen to re-imagine the world of the commonplace.

The works presented in this exhibition are a direct commentary on doing and making: ceramic hammers, umbrellas and a silent flute are useless, ridiculing function. All the works shown here are drawn from the last ten years and are grouped into two themes: 'Work' which contains the tools and signs of both business and industry; and 'Play' which focuses on the equipment and symbols of sport and leisure.

Artist Talks

John Plowman, A Life Drawing: Artist Talk

Wednesday 18 March, 12pm

Richard Slee: Work and Play: Artist Talk

Wednesday 18 March, 2pm

Join the artists for a discussion and informal guided tour of the exhibitions. Richard Slee and John Plowman will both discuss their individual practices.

*Please note: this is not a seated event.*

All events are free, and there is no need to book, but normal Castle entry charges apply.

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