Frolicking through the spacious and vivacious grounds of NUA's Project Space One. Playing with the weird and wonderful works that explore the themes of play and interactivity.
Artists: Sophie Banks, Jiji Kim, Iyesha Walker Curator: Sophie Banks
26th - 27th February 2019
Is humour acceptable in a gallery setting? What happens when you bring five artists, who use humour in their art, together in a space. Thinking about different types of humour in art and what can it be used for.
Artists: Sophie Banks, Louisa Marriott, Jiji Kim, Georgia Wightman, Rosie Green Curator: Georgia Wightman
The creative practitioner acquires knowledge through the act of making. Whether that be an inquiry into process, experimentation with mediums or even a fortuitous mistake; such occasions develop our artistry.
The works in this exhibit record the personal learning curves of both staff and students of BA (Hons) Fine Art at NUA.
Curators: Sophie Banks, Aurelia Coster, Rosie Green, Oliver Saunders, Bethany Freer, Sarah Adams, Harry Stebbings, Joe Carway, Evan Rother Artists: Matthew Benington, Kristy Campbell, James Quinn, Jennifer Lovatt, Jodie Young, Georgia Walker, Sarah Longworth-West, Sophie Banks, Charlotte Hayden, Emily Gardiner, Tessa Fox, Mark Wilsher, Oliver Saunders, Sarah Horton, Beth Freer, Iyesha Walker, Carl Rowe.
30th November - 5th December 2018 A third year Fine Art Interim Exhibition at NUA taking place in all of St George's Project Spaces, curated by the third year Curation Board. Under Construction is an exhibition based on works in progress. Students exhibited works that were either considered unfinished, research, maquettes, interactive art, finished, and working within the project space. We wanted to bring the beautiful works based in artist's studios that can go unseen, into the public eye. There was also a running events programme of workshops and performances from third years so that other people on the course (or in NUA) were able to try something new and learn some of the valuable information that our third years had to offer.
Curators Sophie Banks, Aurelia Coster, Rosie Green, Oliver Saunders, Bethany Freer, Sarah Adams, Harry Stebbings, Joe Carway, Evan Rother Publicists Sophie Banks, Aurelia Coster, Rosie Green, Sarah Adams
11th - 19th May 2018 əˈraʊz
evoke or awaken (a feeling, emotion, or response).
excite or provoke (someone) to anger or strong emotions.
excite (someone) sexually.
awaken (someone) from sleep.
Can art trigger certain responses, be purposive without purpose? Can it prompt certain reactions? What emotions does it evoke? Immerse yourself in the experience that arouses the senses.
Curator: Sophie Banks. Publicists: Oliver Saunders, Tessa Fox. Artists: Charlotte Hayden, Chloe Hawes, Clementine Brown, Emilia Symis, Iyesha Walker, John Mallet, Rosie Green, Saskia Van Woerkom.
25th - 28th April 2018 Expansion explores the idea that the process can often be just as important as the finished product. In this exhibition, we will display many of our works that inspired bigger pieces to show the journey ideas can take.
16th - 19th April 2018 A group of contemporary artists who all focus on disguising the true nature of their art. Artists: Sophie Banks, Chani Blears, Brandon Chaskin, Giverny Grace D'Auriol, Hannah Duffew, Tessa Fox , Charlotte Hayden, Jiji Kim, Oliver Saunders, Iyesha Walker.
27th February - 10th March 2018 Exhibited at: Anteros Arts Foundation Evoke brings together nine artists exploring communication and relationships through form, gesture, still and moving image. In a variety of mediums, each interpretation aims to stimulate the viewer in sensual, evocative and non-literal approaches. The works intend to generate different reactions, moods and feelings, through their presence within the space and how they correspond with each other. Should art just be viewed, or should it be experienced?
Artists & Curators Sarah Adams , Jack Archer, Sophie Banks , Brandon Chaskin, Nayeon Kang , Ji-Young Kim, Reece Lindberg, Mira Merali, Iyesha Walker .
Pink & Quite Clean
13th - 17th December 2017 This exhibition was a collaboration between Sophie Banks, Iyesha Walker, Oliver Saunders and the NUA performing Arts society. It conceptualises mental health and trauma, the form being a safe space resembling a childlike fort composed of pink blankets, stuffing, and a wooden and steel frame. The outside resembles something bodily, a womb, mother nature, whilst the inside resembles a child's space. The inside is inhabited by a large abstract figure resembling a hunched-up configuration. The quote "it's terribly crowded in here" connotes that this area belongs to one person and that it is important for them to have to retreat from life. This concept is reinforced by a performance, which at the end invites people into the form. Displayed at St. Georges NUA
Curators: Sophie Banks, Iyesha Walker, Oliver Saunders. Performers: Oliver Saunders, Hannah Duffew, Giverny D'Auriol, Brandon Chaskin, Helen Quinlan, Artists: Sophie Banks, Iyesha Walker. Publicist: Sophie Banks, Oliver Saunders.