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Future Factory, based within Nottingham Trent University, is delighted to present Town and Country, featuring work by Southwell Artspace artists: Georgina Bell, Geoff Litherland, Stuart Parkinson, Stephanie Richards and David Uden. The exhibition, which takes place in Bonington Foyer, runs from 23 February until 10 March.

This exhibition provides a rare opportunity to view the wide range of work from some of the resident artists at Southwell Artspace – which offers a focus for the contemporary visual arts in a rural setting, allowing the audience to reflect upon the importance of the artists’ working space, and the impact this has upon the work.  

Featured work includes: textiles by Georgina Bell; drawings by Stuart Parkinson; silk-screen prints by David Uden; and paintings by both Stephanie Richards and Geoff Litherland.

5 Curators. 5 Exhibitions of moving image.

Five by Five: Unloud 

Curator: Professor Duncan Higgins, Nottingham Trent University

Northern Russia has been described as being shrouded in a rare serene stillness and beauty undermined by the decaying presence of evil. Unloud looked at this idea: a place of limits, a frontier or an extreme situation incorporating the extremes of climate, geography and nature, faith, brutality, beauty and fantasy.

Five by Five: Presenting Absence: Moving Images of Palestine

Curator: Dr Anna Ball, Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Nottingham Trent University

A lost homeland, a dispossessed population, a missing film archive: images of absence haunt Palestinian national consciousness. Bringing together works by leading film-makers and video artists, this exhibition explored the dynamic relationship between presence and absence in moving images from or about Palestine.

Five by Five: Chromista 

Curators: Geoff Litherland and Jim Boxall, School of Art & Design, Nottingham Trent University

Chromista are water organisms that photosynthesise, taking advantage of any light that breaks through the surface. Likewise the films that were selected for Chromista exploit the physical surface of the projected image; light and imagery is abstracted to create works whose process of creation dictates the final image.

Five by Five: Alumni Filmmakers

A showcase of work from the narrative to the abstract, each day focussed on a different artist. A group of Nottingham Trent University School of Art and Design alumni film-makers were invited to screen one of their own works and two further short films which have either influenced or compliments their chosen piece.

Five by Five: Water, love runs down

Curator: Jenny Chamarette, Department of Film Studies, Queen Mary, University of London

Water has the capacity to distort and magnify light and sound: it bends and reshapes these elemental parts of the moving image to create something altogether different from what we might usually experience. In this programme drawn from moving image artists, filmmakers and public information broadcasts, water is both an inspiration and a distraction, for viewers and filmmakers alike.