An exhibition in a Shopping Centre? Wharrever next, me duck?
For the next ten months, we will be opening our doors to new artists, illustrators and designers. After having been given this fantastic opportunity from the Inspiring Retail Nottingham team, to open a shop in the Broadmarsh Shopping centre; we thought it fitting to help promote other creative people. Nottingham is an amazing city, and we want to help promote it. There is such a diverse mix of creative people, which we wanted to tap into and what better way to do this, than offering the a free space in our Nottingham themed shop!
All ten artists have been hand picked for their unique styles which cover a wide variety of techniques and processes. We invited people to apply for the showcase, and were amazed by the response we had.
We will be hosting a different exhibition for the last two weeks of each month, and our very own resident artist Ian Jones will be kick-starting the event with a series of his street art pieces.
We will be introducing each Artist, in the run up to their exhibition through our Blog site. We hope you can make it down to see all this wonderful talent, and help us bring something new to the usual conventions of a Shopping Centre.
Here is the full line up:
15th – 28th February – Ian Jones Art and Illustration
Ian is already resident artist at DUKKI, so we thought it fitting to showcase some of his other styles of working. His work is a blend of traditional and digital techniques resulting in richly layered textural images.
The images that he produces bridge the gap between abstract and figurative painting, creating a landscape that simultaneously reflects reality and fantasy.
15th – 29th March – Becca Thorne Illustration
Becca is an illustrator based in Beeston. She works from her studio at home, and creates hand printed pieces in linocut, silk screen and wood engraving. Her lino work is burnished with a teaspoon, and then printed using water-based inks. She has worked with a wide variety of clients, including BBC History Magazine, The Folio Society, HarperCollins and National Trust Books to name a few.
18th – 30th April – Farah Batool Art
We first came across Farah’s beautiful ceramic jewellery in the Handmade Nottingham pop up shop, so we were delighted when she agreed to exhibit some of her work at DUKKI. Her work is delicate and intricate. She is inspired by nature and her work has a clear technique that is prevalent in all of her pieces.
17th – 31st May – Beatrice Roberts Contemporary Folk Art
Beatrice is a wonderful Nottingham based artist, whose work is offbeat, vigourous and full of colour and humour. Working in mixed media, She creates primitive style artwork which has a rough, raw, naivety. She is also a writer for Creative Nottingham
17th – 30th June – Photogra-Fix Professional Photographic Restoration
Tom Marshall, who runs PhotograFix, also happens to be younger sibling to Heidi at DUKKI. He specialises in painstakingly colourising and restoring old Black and White photographs. Heidi has asked him to colourise a series of Old Nottingham photographs. Now based in Glasgow, Tom is originally from the East Midlands.
18th – 31st July – Burning Sensations Pyrography
Pyrography, the art of decorating wood with burn marks, to create patterns or images using a sharp poker-like implement. Liz Caley is a Pyrography Artist. She has been burning pictures & sayings onto wooden items for 16 years. She will be displaying some of her boxes, trinkets and other items during her exhibit at DUKKI.
16th – 31st August – Mel Graham Artist
Mel Graham is an artist, covered in paint, and overflowing with ideas. Her most favourite subject to paint is the sea, but ridiculously she couldn’t live further from it in land-locked Nottingham, UK!
19th – 30th September – Oliver Lovley Artist -TBC
Well what can we say? Oliver Lovley’s watercolour depictions of local architecture and people are quite simply – Lovely! His pieces have an ethereal quality to them, and his figures seem to flow from the page. A truly beautiful and unique style.
17th – 31st October – Rikki Marr Art & Design
Rikki is a regular Illustrator for Left Lion Magazine, and works on lots of exciting projects all over the world. He also has a digital comic available to av a goz at here Bendigo vs Nottingham
15th – 30th November – Katie Abey Design
Katie Abey is an illustrator living in a crazy little house in with her boyfriend, Jeff, and their cat, Frank. She is inspired by anything weird and wonderful and aims to put happiness and humour into all of her illustrations and make people smile. Her distinctive style is full of quirkiness. You can click on any of the images to see her full portfolio.
well, you’ve made it to the end! We hope you have enjoyed reading about all the different artists and designers coming our way. We’re really excited to be giving something back to the people of Nottingham and helping to promote local artists. Be sure to pop down to DUKKI Upper Level, Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham.
Ta-ra for now, me ducks!