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Danish students take over City Arts for one-day exhibition

Date published: 20 Apr 2015

Posted by: Joe Pick

Handmade pleated costume infront of abstract painting

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On Saturday 18th April we hosted “Copenhagen Light”, an exciting one-day exhibition that shone a light on the city of Copenhagen and its young upcoming artists.

Taking over the ground floor and backyard of our building, the exhibition featured hugely impressive work produced by Fashion Design and ‘Art & Project’ students from Den Økologiske Produktionsskole in Copenhagen.

This gallery contains images of the work: spectacular suspended costumes sewn from heavy cotton, massive abstract paintings, pleated paper horses leaping from a red brick wall, and contorted clay figures gathered in the window.

Den Økologiske Produktionsskole offers non-formal education to young people, aged 17-24, who benefit from practical and hands-on approaches to learning.  Their visit to Nottingham was part of a scheme that aims to promote opportunities for further education and employment outside of Denmark. During their stay we gave them a taste of our city’s culture, with visits to costume makers Top Draw, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Castle and Nottingham Contemporary.