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Nottingham Castle Open

Thursday, 20 October 2016 15:41 Published in Group Exhibitions

Projected (drawn) light intervention onto one of the Victorian radiators in the Castle's Long Gallery

Each year Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery invites artists in the East Midlands to submit work for inclusion in their 'Open'. 

From over 400 submissions selectors Amy Botfield, Arts Council England and artists Maeve Rendle and Alan Kane, included 37 artists representing the wide range of creative practice taking place in the region.

More information here: www.nottinghamcastleopen.com


22 October 2016 - 8th January 2017

Artist in Residence

Friday, 15 January 2016 12:55 Published in News

As part of the Performing Drawology exhibition at the Bonington Gallery, Andrew Pepper will be artist in residence on Thursday February 4th.

Starting in January 2016 the Gallery will be traced back to an open white space: a surface on which to draw and experience drawing.

Over the course of one month artists are invited to spend a period of time in the Gallery creating lines, marks and tones that explore and respond to the space through a variety of drawing processes. The exhibition will celebrate the expanded field of contemporary drawing and will include: paper, performance, moving image, installation, projections and three-dimensional drawing.

Vantage points will be made available in the Gallery throughout the exhibition to encourage visitors to witness and engage with the work as it continuously unfolds and takes form.

The artists welcome responses from the public and have designated specific discussion events when visitors are invited to meet the artists and to pose any questions they might have about the work taking place.

For more information about the exhibition and a full list of participating artists visit www.boningtongallery.co.uk

Image: humhyphenhum (Deborah Harty and Phil Sawdon)


Light Tracing

Sunday, 08 November 2015 19:57 Published in Video


Sunday, 21 September 2014 00:00 Published in Group Exhibitions

Drawology, originally seen at the Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University, in Autumn 2013, explores how drawing has the ability to record both its own making and the movement of the thoughts and body of the drawer. Bringing together the work of several artists with differing practices, Drawology aims to consider whether this premise is applicable to a specific process or genre of drawing or whether it is applicable to drawing generally. In this respect the works in the exhibition represent an expanded field of contemporary drawing in a Fine Art context to include: works on paper, performance, moving image, installation, projections and three-dimensional drawings. The exhibition is part of a larger research project currently being undertaken by Deborah Harty entitled ‘Drawing is phenomenology'.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

The exhibition is open 12noon-6pm Monday-Saturday.

A printed catalogue, including work from each of the included artists, is available from the Lanchester Gallery, Coventrey or Bonington Gallery, Nottingham. Online version available here.


As part of the gallery space, movable wall panels have been located in front of the large gallery side windows to offer extra exhibition space.  This 'artificial' wall (a transient upright) is beautifully reminiscent of theatrical 'flats' and connects conceptually, and practically, with the location, placement and illumination of the piece.

There is a natural synergy with Deborah Harty's large folded drawing - reminiscent of theatrical curtains - which stands close to the black tripod spotlight.

The massive luminous source - radiating heat from the large bulb inside - makes visible the tiny marks, hovering in space, released by the holographic surface.  A sledge hammer to crack a nut.  

An almost insignificant object not offered the 'credibility' of eye level display and invisible from most of the gallery.



Exhibition dates: 26th September - 26th October 2014

The Big Exhibition

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 00:00 Published in Group Exhibitions

An exhibition to support final year students on the fine art course at the University of Lincoln.

A university wide call for participation was made by third year students, who organised this fundraising project, which was shown in the university's new Project Space Plus located in the School of Fine & Performing Arts. Participants were asked to submit work no larger than 6" x 6" and make a financial donation to the degree show funding.  


All pieces submitted were displayed on shelves around the Project Place Plus gallery.


Andrew Pepper showed Fragment Top Left (Shallow/Smooth), a laser cut drawing on 350gms/150lb medium cold press watercolour paper.

 More exhibition details.

Exhibition dates: 8th - 14th April 2014

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Andrew Pepper works with projected light, holography and installation.  Based in the UK,  he has exhibited his work in group and solo exhibitions internationally and, as a senior lecturer in fine art at Nottingham Trent University, he taught on the BA (Hons) fine art course, the Master of Fine Art course and has acted as a PhD examiner for a wide range of key project-based research submissions.


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