‘Explosion // Utopia // Legacy’: Young artists take over City Arts

Date published: 11 Nov 2016

Posted by: Joe Pick

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Starting 12th November, City Arts’ Young Producers will be taking over our venue in Hockley, Nottingham. The group have put together an exciting festival of free creative workshops and talks, culminating in an event and exhibition. The festival is called ‘Explosion – Utopia – Legacy’. It will explore ideas relating to these three concepts.

The 3-week festival kicks off on Saturday 12th November, with a full day of free workshops. The public are invited to contribute to a giant collaborative artwork, as well as trying their hand at writing poetry and creating a simple electronic synthesiser.

Further workshops (14th – 18th November) focus on art forms including lino cut print making, mono-print, puppetry and sketchbook making. Examining the concept of Utopia, Nottingham artist Rebecca Bienhart will give a talk on art & activism – looking at ways that art can change our world for the better.

The festival will end with a week-long exhibition (25th November – 4th December) featuring work by artists from across the UK. Artists have been invited to submit work on the theme of ‘Leaving your Legacy’. The exhibition will also feature work created in the preceding weeks’ workshops.

The Young Producers are a group of creatives working together to support and encourage each other’s artistic and creative development. The group is open to anyone in Nottingham between the ages of 18-30. It is supported by arts organisation City Arts Nottingham.

City Arts’ Alma Solarte-Tobon, who works closely with the group, explains:

“It’s exciting to hand our building over to these talented young creatives. City Arts are committed to helping young people in Nottingham express themselves and develop into professional artists. Please come along and support these young artists.”

Full details of the event, exhbition and workshop can be found on the Young Producers’ website.