Crit 54 @ Bonington Gallery, 31 October 2014

Crit 54  @ Bonington Gallery

Friday 31 October 2014

Q-Art Crit 3-6pm

Bonington Gallery

Nottingham Trent University

School of Art and Design

Bonington Building

Dryden Street



This crit brings together student, self-taught, and graduate artists from across Nottingham and around the surrounding area. Please rsvp to [email protected] if you’d like to attend or present work at this event.


Crit Presenters


Rebeca Dick

Nottingham Trent University

BA Decorative Arts 3rd Year (Final year)

Personal Website:

Statement about your practice:

In my final year I want to use my knowledge I have gained over my taxidermy placement and explore the way how mammals and birds, especially species native to the U.K. move, their anatomy and form and execute this knowledge into contemporary interior textile products. I have been already been studying how animals move and their anatomy during my summer placement, gaining knowledge and skills with skinning and studying mammals and birds. I will be researching an assortment of products that would complement my theme looking into current trends, interiors, industry developments as well as established artists. I will be using textiles in a structural way while embellishing embroidery as a way to convey animal form by creating mark making and texture in different coloured threads.


Simon Withers

Self Employed – Artist / Gallery Assistant (PT)

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Statement about your practice:

Method: My arsenal incorporates the following, painting, sculpture, performance, photography, sound, writing, play-acting (histrionics)…Other.

My working methods are broad based; I use materials that are appropriate in conveying my enquiries. My discipline remains flexible and I create work that forms cross-relationships with proposition and hazard, free will and constraint. It is amid these polls that I anticipate my resourcefulness will ensue.

Feedback you are seeking from crit participants and what you’d most like to get out of the crit:

I shall answer the second part of your question first. The crit affords me a platform to discus some aspects of my work. Conversations about my work have been scarce and so I welcome the opportunity to reverse this. This occasion gives me time to consider and to articulate my work (before presentation).

I hope the crit leads to conversation and discussion. I hope to initiate the writing of a new text informed by this crit process…I am a little underwhelmed with my current statements of intent.


Molly Davies

Nottingham Trent university

BA (Hons) Fine Art, 3rd Year

Statement about your practice:

My practice revolves around the juxtaposition between the sexual and the domestic a crossover between the two is created, I mimic desire and seduction within them so that they overwhelm the vewer with the need to touch, play and explore them further touching upon the idea of fetish and an object having a power over you. Elements of hyperfeminism are present within this with pinks, florals and inherently feminine materials dominating the aesthetics of the pieces, or props as I prefer to call them.

Feedback you are seeking from crit participants and what you’d most like to get out of the crit:

I’m hoping the feedback from the crit will further my current practice and allow me to follow new paths, and help current ideas flourish as my work is very much still in a phase of prototypes I think gaining feedback will allow me to really dedicate to my practice and invest more time in making.



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