Upcoming events for alumni

We are always keen to meet up with our alumni. Your Alumni Community plans a number of special events throughout the year - from open days on campus to networking events both in the UK and
around the world.

Of course, you don't have to wait for us. Why not arrange your own class reunion? We can help you
trace your 'old' friends and give advice on arranging your event. Read news from other events and reunions 
to pick up ideas for your own, and read our tips on planning an event. Send details of forthcoming events to alumni@ntu.ac.uk and we'll promote them here.

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Free Lunchtime Concerts
06/09/2018

NTU Music's free Lunchtime Concerts are held fortnightly throughout the academic year and feature Nottingham Trent University students, staff, and internationally recognised musicians.

This concert will last approximately 30 minutes, and is an ideal opportunity to take a break from your desk or the library!

All our free lunchtime concerts are relaxed events and open to NTU students, staff, and the general public. As it is during lunchtime, please feel free to bring your sandwiches.

For more information email the Music Team or telephone them on +44 (0)115 848 4570.

The Service Library v David Osbaldeston
15/08/2018

Founded in New York in 2011 and based in Liverpool since 2016, The Serving Library (TSL) is a non-profit organisation that serves as a publishing platform, a seminar room, a collection of framed objects, and an event space. The enterprise is rooted in a journal published biannually as Dot Dot Dot from 2000–10, Bulletins of The Serving Library from 2011–17, and now annually as The Serving Library Annual, released simultaneously online (for free) and in print (for a fee) every autumn.

This autumn, Bonington Gallery will showcase TSL’s collection of framed objects; each one the source of an illustration that has appeared in one of the journals. The 100+ collection includes items as diverse as record sleeves, watercolours, woodcuts, polaroids, drawings, screen-prints, airbrush paintings, a car number plate, and a Ouija board. Together, these varied objects decorate the walls of the library to serve as a toolbox for teaching.

The space will be further populated by a new work by occasional Serving Library contributor David Osbaldeston, who – in response to a theme of translation – has produced a new series of images exploring how visual essentials such as black, white and repeating shapes progress through a sequence of depicted forms. As a system of signs that become open to subjective interpretation, each image is assisted by a single word, which could be seen either as an associative descriptor or erratic linguistic type.

More information here

Image Credit: DAVID OSBALDESTON, JANUS, 2018

 

Bonington Vitrines #8: House of Wisdom
15/08/2018

CURATED BY COLLECTIVE ÇUKURCUMA 

Throughout centuries, libraries have been perceived as places where knowledge on life and space is organized, read, and interpreted, yet at certain times, their political significance are underestimated. Public libraries have been important symbols of political power and formation of cultural identity. They play a significant role in the political struggle for independence, as centres of democratic ideals, such as free access to cultural heritage and information. As public spaces, they are essential for bringing people together to share information, and they become even more important during times of collective resistance and protests for freedom.

Curated by the Istanbul-based Çukurcuma Collective, House of Wisdom explores the political power of books and libraries in our century, and is presented as a travelling exhibition/library that explores the increasing levels of censorship on information and the current sociopolitical situation in and around Turkey. It started its journey in the non-profit art space, Dzialdov, Berlin. The show moved to Istanbul as part of the 15th Istanbul Biennial’s public program, and then to the art space Framer Framed in Amsterdam, as part of the Amsterdam Art Weekend 2017 programme.

The exhibition and public programme of events now reside in Nottingham, with a panel discussion at Primary, in June 2018, followed by the exhibition here at Bonington Gallery, and other venues to be confirmed.

Artists include: Mohamed Abdelkarim » Burak Arıkan » Mahmoud Bakhshi » Yael Bartana » Mehtap Baydu » Kürşat Bayhan » Ekin Bernay » Burçak Bingöl » Nicky Broekhuysen » Hera Büyüktaşçıyan » İstanbul Queer Art Collective » Cansu Çakar » Ramesch Daha » Işıl Eğrikavuk » Didem Erk » Viron Erol Vert » Deniz Gül » Beril Gür Lawrence » Abu Hamdan » Ali Kazma » Yazan Khalili » Göksu Kunak » Mona R. Kriegler » Fehras Publishing Practises » Elham Rokni » Natascha Sadr Haghighian and Ashkan Sepahvand » Sümer Sayın » Erinç Seymen » Bahia Shehab » Walid Siti » Ali Taptık » Erdem Taşdelen » Özge Topçu » Ali Yass » Eşref Yıldırım » Ala Younis

This project is being run in collaboration with Queer Art Projects (London, UK), Nottingham Trent University’s Bonington Gallery, Primary, Bromley House Library, Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, and Five Leaves Bookshop.

Public programme coordinator: Dr Cüneyt Çakırlar, Senior Lecturer in Communication, Culture and Media at Nottingham Trent University.

More information here.
 
ASSOCIATED EVENTS 
» Talk: Islam in the River of Wisdoms, with Wendy Shaw

Date: Wednesday 3 October, 7 pm – 8.30 pm

Location: Five Leaves Bookshop

Bookings: Please email events@fiveleaves.co.uk to reserve your place

 
» Talk: A Feeling of Loss: Mutterzunge, with Adnan Yildiz

Date: Wednesday 10 October, 6 pm – 8 pm

Location:  Primary

Bookings: Tickets will be available via Primary’s website soon.

 

Image Credit: ISTANBUL QUEER ART COLLECTIVE, JUST IN BOOKCASE, 2017

The Accumulation of Things
15/08/2018

The Accumulation of Things brings together seven artists whose work deals with shared interests of experience, circumstance and the familiar. Personal histories both real and imagined are examined through painting, photography and sculpture.

Aditya Babbar’s photographs capture the complexities of interpersonal relationships by the creation of meticulously directed portraits. His compositions are littered with evidence, from the decor to the posture of the subjects, all the while suggesting at a possible narrative beyond the picture.

Stories, or snippets of stories are told through the language of painting and drawing by Joe Bloom. He invites the viewer to use elements presented before them together with their own interpretation and experiences, to make decisions on the connotations of the composition.

Photographer Julie Greve’s work takes the form of portraits and staged visual scenarios made in collaboration with groups of girls. Born and raised in a small town in Denmark, a lot of Julie’s work focuses on the areas in which she grew up.
Alicia Jalloul’s sculptures address the paradoxes that exist with the crossing between cultures, whilst Joy Labinjo draws on her British-Nigerian heritage, inviting the viewer to step into preliminary drawings saturated with colours, patterns and people, reconfigured from her family photograph albums.

Evie O’Connor explores class and identify in her works, and her textiles background has heavily informed the stylistic and decorative qualities within her work. She imagines both a beautiful and droll environment, explored through familiar domestic environments. Max Prus produces figurative drawings and paintings, telling stories with complex narratives representing culture and society.

Finally, Adam Murray is a lecturer, photographer and curator based in Manchester. He is co-founder of photography collective Preston is my Paris, and most recently he co-curated North: Fashioning Identity with Lou Stoppard at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and Somerset House, London.

More information here.

IMAGE CREDIT: JOY LABINJO, UNTITLED, 2018

Distinguished Lecture Series
03/01/2018

Distinguished LecturesDelivered by an exceptional range of expert guest speakers, the Distinguished Lecture Series covers many exciting subjects and tackles topical and sensitive issues face-on. The lectures are thought-provoking, raise debate and inform.

Our successful programme attracts large audiences from across the region. All lectures are free and open to all.

Visit the Distinguished Lectures website for more information.

For any other queries, or if you experience any difficulties with the online booking process, please email the events team at events.team@ntu.ac.uk