Creative Connections: Nottingham

19 Jul 2017 – 31 Aug 2017

The National Portrait Gallery Comes to Nottingham

Creative Connections: Nottingham has enabled students from Farnborough Academy in Clifton, Nottingham to work with artist and photographer, Katherine Green, to create new responses to the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection and explore people and perceptions of identity, pride and place. The project aims to inspire young people, broaden and raise their aspirations, promote pride in their local neighbourhood and support the development of creative skills.

As a finale to this project, the students’ work, alongside material from their research into Clifton history and images from the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection will be exhibited at both Nottingham Contemporary and the National Portrait Gallery – giving students the opportunity to see their work on display at two major international art galleries. Students, their families, local people from Clifton and local and national partners will also be invited to both launch events; culminating in a celebration of community spirit of Clifton and our city.

See the journey on the Creative Connections Nottingham blog.

Creative Connections is generously supported by the Palley Family.

Creative Connections, devised by the National Portrait Gallery, was launched in 2012. So far, the project has taken place over 4 London borough schools. This is the first time the project has moved to a national platform outside of London. The project is designed to inspire young people, raise aspiration and pride of their local neighbourhood and support their creative skills development.