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Join Bonington Gallery’s Director, Tom Godfrey, for this hour-long gallery tour of our current exhibition – Social Resource Project for Tennis Clubs.

Free and open to all, gain a unique insight into this exhibition and Stephen Willats’ work. Explore the origins of Social Resource Project for Tennis Clubs (1971/2) through the archival material on display, and how Willats’ early years in Nottingham proved influential to his subsequent career. This walkthrough will also look at the new works the artist has recently made in response to revisiting Nottingham and the original locations of Social Resource Project for Tennis Clubs (1971/2).


Spaces are limited, and booking is required. Meet in Bonington Foyer (outside the doors to the Gallery) at 12.55 pm for a prompt start.

Join us on Saturday 17 March for a guided tour of Nottingham Trent University’s (NTU) Lace Archive. Please arrive at Bonington Gallery ten minutes prior to your tour departure time.

The archive is comprised of approximately 75,000 lace items, bequeathed to the University by local companies and the Nottingham Lace Federation. It includes single pieces of lace, manufacturers’ sample books, portfolios of photography and design, prize-winning examples from international lace competitions, as well as books on lace history and teaching aids used throughout the archive’s life.

As part of the tour, visitors will have special access to view:

The collection is considered to be of local, national and international importance and exists as a unique resource for research, design education and teaching practice.

These tours are in association with Bonington Gallery’s Lace Unarchived exhibition, which is open to the public from Friday 23 February to Thursday 29 March 2018.

Tour Schedule

All tours will last approximately 40 minutes.

Reserve Your Place

Due to the capacity of the Lace Archive, numbers are capped at six people per tour. Places will be allocated on first come first served basis. The tours are open to the public and free to attend.

Reserve your free place.