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Summer Lodge celebrated its 5 Year Anniversary in 2014. For ten days each July, the Fine Art studios and workshops of Nottingham Trent University are transformed and play host to a gathering of thirty diverse artists.

As part of this celebration the Gallery was used as a testing space, giving the public a glimpse into the activities of the Lodgers through live stream to screens in the foyer before being used as an exhibition space.

The Lodge was a collective space in which to undertake experiments, pursue new ideas and allow unexpected leaps of imagination. Participants in the Summer Lodge came together with the aim of initiating new dialogues and critical exchange through engaging in a period of sustained studio / workshop practice.

This years participants included artists from Nottingham Trent UniversitySheffield Hallam UniversityBergen Academy of Art and Design; Harrington Mills Studios; One Thoresby Street; and Backlit Studios.

At the completion of the Lodge, the Gallery was opened to the public to showcase the diverse range of work created across the ten days.


Summer Lodge: 30 June – 11 July 2014 (public could watch activities unfolding via live stream in the foyer)

Exhibition: 14 – 22 July 2014

For more information, and for ongoing documentation during the Lodge, visit: