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Will Pollard has been making performance, video and installation work for the past 10 years. He recently completed a PhD at the University of Ulster, Belfast. His work is primarily concerned with the fluctuating relationship between the invisible and visible, especially in relation to the vagaries of performance, such as the relationship between the body and the object and the audience and performer.  For Sensitive Skin, all these concerns are explored through a video installation.  

Situated in the same room, two video projections exist.  Like two people facing each other over a table, both are able to see each other, yet ultimately the slippage in their understanding of each other creates an opening. 

The fracturing of light against a multitude of small mirrors mediates the light source whilst presenting this fracturing to the space.  

The space awakens to the movement of the fractured light, the dimensions of the space are made visible by the light.  

A solo exhibition by Debra Swann consolidating her artistic research through sculpture, video and photography.

The show was an exploration of historical domestic spaces and the personas that may evolve through these spaces.  Thinking about the repetition of tasks and the familiar sites of the home, narratives are created to comment on relentless labour and the strangeness of the comings and goings of the home.

A number of historic locations become backdrops, stages or sites for making work. The re-contextualization of objects made for such places took the viewer through subtle juxtapositions of time and reality. Blurring the relationship between fact and fiction the viewer could question what they are looking at and the process by which history is written and how we establish truth.

Exhibition Resources

Nottingham Trent University is delighted to invite Ruth Angel Edwards to speak as part of the 2017 Fine Art Live Lecture Series.

Edwards is a multimedia artist whose work explores the communication of ideology through popular culture. Drawing from mainstream and subcultural youth movements from the past and present, Edwards looks at the way audio and visual content is used to manipulate an audience and disseminate information.

Working between video, audio, sculpture, performance and print, Edwards explores subcultures, tracing their paths and examining the wider socio-economic environments that give rise to them, exposing their failures and flaws and uncovering lost spiritualities and hidden positive potential.

This live lecture coincides with Edwards’ solo exhibition Wheel of the Year –  ! Effluent Profundel Zone ! which is showing in Bonington Gallery until Friday 16 February 2018. A new commission for Bonington Gallery, this immersive installation considers the inescapable cycles of waste and decay, a by-product of all our consumption, personal or material.

The exhibition explores how these ecologies overlap at different scales – from the futile pursuit of personal purification and ‘clean living’, to the increasingly rapid turnover of cultural ‘content’ in the media and popular consciousness, to the wider perspective of the waste which is polluting our oceans, and threatening our very existence.


Ruth Angel Edwards is a Nottingham born multimedia artist based in London. Her recent exhibitions include: Enema Salvatore! Almanac, Turin, 2017; Light Deception / The Great Imitator, Auto Italia South East, London, 2017; solo exhibition at Arcadia Missa, London, 2016; Info Pura, The Residence Gallery, London 2016; Derivatives and Futures, Human Resources, Los Angeles, 2016; A British Art Show, MEYOHAS, New York, 2015.