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Practicing Uncertainty

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Practicing Uncertainty
21th - 29th July 2021; BACKLIT (Basement Gallery), Nottingham.

A collective exhibition exploring uncertainty in making, reflecting on creative practices developed over the past year.

Practicing Uncertainty showcases work from sixteen contemporary artists working across painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, performance, audio-visual, and digital mediums.

Practicing Uncertainty is the end of year exhibition of the MFA Fine Art course, at Nottingham Trent University. This exhibition will mark the end of an uncertain year, and, for some of the cohort, the end of this chapter in their academic studies. The art school experience this year has been different; this exhibition will reflect on this, considering our
collective experience of uncertainty and how it has influenced our making. The exhibition and all events are free to attend.

The exhibition features new work by: Emily Edmond, Janhavi Sharma, Sarah Tutt, James Briggs, Jessica Emsley, Kaidi Huang, Jo Wheeler, Amy Sidebotham Luke Knight, Klara Szafranska, Melisa Cerriku, Misra Arabaci, Paul Liptrot, Ryan Boultbee, WooSun Choi, Yara Zein.


Exhibition Dates:

21st– 29th July, 12-5pm*
*Closed on 22nd and 26th July.


BACKLIT, Basement Gallery, Alfred House, Ashley Street, Nottingham, NG3 1JG

Exhibition Ticket Booking Link (21st– 29th July):

Advanced booking is strongly encouraged. Walk-ins are subject to limited capacity.


A programme of free events will be ongoing throughout this

20/07 - Exhibition opening. 5-9pm.
Daily - Speaking Nature, performance work by Jessica Emsley
in the form of spoken word accounts. 1.15pm & 3.15pm.

24/07 - Participatory activity, Speaking Nature, extended
conversations, with Jessica Emsley. 1.30-4.30pm.

28/07 - Artist’s Talks. 2-4pm.
The events will be advertised through the MFAs Instagram account (@ntu_mfa_fine_art). Please follow it to find out more about the
exhibition’s events program.

Access Statement:
The basement gallery is accessed from street level via a very steep ramp, with no handrail. If
you wish to discuss your access requirements, please contact us. We will do our best to
accommodate all visitors.

We are asking that all visitors wear a face mask, unless exempt, in all indoor areas, and
respect social distancing measures. Hand sanitiser will be provided on arrival.

Contact Details:
Should you have any questions, enquires, or thoughts, you can contact:

Jessica Emsley
[email protected]


Ashley Street
0115 837 2426

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