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CONTENTS

Director’s welcome 3 Editorial: Nottingham – An Art City

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Exhibitions 5–6 Events, Thursday – Saturday

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Map & Venues 12–13 Events, Sunday – Wednesday

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Interview: Jade Foster, New Collectives

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Connecting the Community 18 Global Connections 19 Booking info 24 Artists 24 UK YOUNG ARTISTS IS A REGISTERED CHARITY NO. 1164826

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Welcome to our fifth major survey show of works created by young artists across all art forms. UKYA City Takeover gives visitors the chance to attend over 100 free exhibitions, performances, workshops and talks; many of which are family friendly. This is a unique opportunity to tour the city, discovering and learning about contemporary arts culture today. We have put together a programme which we hope will both inspire and generate conversation. We have introduced a new strand of work, Connecting the Community so more young people in the city can participate; a new Fringe event to show the wealth of talent in our regional universities; and presentations from UKYA alumni artists who since working with us have gone on to great acclaim. UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 2019 offers cross disciplinary artists an opportunity to explore answers to questions in a collaborative and connected ecology over the course of a week. We seek to experiment with the city’s cultural and social landmarks as arenas for progressive conversation and new shared creative thinking between artists. This event will build on Nottingham’s growing identity as a destination for contemporary dialogue and ambition, alongside extending a hand to ongoing partnerships and new ways of working together as artists, organisations and as people. The economy, identity, place and the obliqueness of things that we encounter whether political, social, artistic, run

Director's Welcome

through the City Takeover; showing the expansive yet combined intelligence of a generation of artists seeking to respond, react and re-imagine the future. This high quality flagship biennial; although nomadic, influences and insights change, growth of community and peer engagement, and most of all progresses the career and social connectivity of the artists involved. It also marks some milestones for UK Young Artists: it’s our tenth birthday, and first biennial as a member of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio, and we have invited friends and partners from across the world to celebrate with us. Offering new connections for young artists internationally is so important both to the career of a young creative but also to the society we now find ourselves in. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the UKYA Board of Trustees, and our terrific team Laura Evans; Jade Foster; Vikki Jones; Nick Lawford; Justin Turford; Tristan Hessing; Ella Gondzic; Aja Ireland; Garth Gratrix; Sarah Ragsdale and Steve Houghton of Redbrick Communications. Special thanks to Federica Candelaresi, Marco Alfieri and Stefania Inverso from BJCEM, and our partners Seojung Arts Centre and Yiyuan Tang for all the hard work and dedication. Thank you to our selectors, sponsors and supporters, particularly our headline sponsor It’s In Nottingham; to our partner universities, Arts Council England as well as all our Nottingham venues, partners and friends who have helped us so much to achieve this ambitious project.

Michelle Bowen

DIRECTOR’S WELCOME It’s really exciting to hear that UKYA’s City Takeover: Nottingham 2019 is going to showcase an extraordinary array of contemporary work from more than 250 artists from 25 countries, right here in Nottingham. Investing in opportunities for young people to see, participate and enjoy contemporary work from their peers nationally and internationally is a key part of what the Arts Council does to nurture the next generation of creative talent, and I can’t wait to see the whole city – from theatres and galleries, to shops, businesses and cafes – really come alive with music, performance, digital arts, literature and more next February. Peter Knott, AREA DIRECTOR FOR ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND

As a founding partner and the current host of UK Young Artists, we’re thrilled that Nottingham is to experience this celebration of exceptional artistic talent. NTU is passionate about widening access to cultural education and we know that this event will inspire young people across the city and beyond. We’re proud that so many of our students and alumni will be showcasing their work as part of this event, which is a wonderful addition to Nottingham’s rich calendar of events. Barbara Matthews, PRO VICE CHANCELLOR & HEAD OF COLLEGE, NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY

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We are extremely proud of the world class cultural offer that Nottingham has to offer, and it gives me great pleasure to welcome such a huge number of exciting young artists from all over the world to animate our city. The UKYA City Takeover is a fabulous event for Nottingham, of which Nottingham City Council is very pleased to be playing a part. Cllr David Trimble, NOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL

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NOTTINGHAM IS A BEAUTIFUL CITY, filled with history

and charm. It’s famously the home of Robin Hood, and was the centre of the world’s lace industry during the British Empire. Nottingham is currently the second youngest city in the UK, with more under 30s than any other except Manchester. This ensures that Nottingham is a vibrant place for the arts to thrive. Nottingham is also a UNESCO City of Literature and has been named as England’s Official Home of Sport. Our remarkable underground caves are the largest network of man-made caves in Britain and date as far back as medieval times. That’s not to say we don’t have some grand things on top of these caves too, Nottingham Castle (which is currently closed for a major re-development) is a landmark building and there are many fine examples of the work of architect Watson Fothergill to enjoy across the city as well as newer examples notably Nottingham Contemporary which was designed by Caruso St John Architects. Nottingham has a rich cultural heritage and a tradition of artist led projects including the influential Midland Group (1943 to 1987), which was committed to the presentation of ‘progressive and experimental visual arts in Nottingham’. The opening of Dance4’s International Centre for Choreography, and two public galleries, Nottingham Contemporary and New Art Exchange, has helped cement Nottingham as a centre for the contemporary arts. More recently The New Midland Group, comprised of three independent artist studios, Backlit, One Thoresby Street and Primary, have built on the legacy of the Midland Group, seeking to further develop the promotion of a unique visual arts infrastructure and developmental opportunities for artists in the city. New Midland Group Director, Matthew Chesney says, ‘New Midland Group celebrates self organised spaces within the city and encourages us to collaborate in support of the vibrant arts and culture provision we have here. It also allows us to work together through ambitious city wide partnerships such as hosting Bloomberg New Contemporaries and UKYA City Takeover to highlight the great spaces, artists, galleries and museums Nottingham has to offer.’


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Exhibitions Programme

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EXHIBITIONS PROGRAMME The visual arts are presented across the city in new, known, expected and unexpected places. The work is a significant survey show which presents a snapshot of contemporary visual arts happening in the UK and globally.

ACE Arts Gallery

Bonington Atrium

Debbie Bryan

Four/Four Collective

MON–SUN, 10AM–6PM

MON–FRI, 10AM–5PM

MON–FRI, 11AM–5PM

MON–SUN, 12–6PM

SAT & SUN, 11AM–3PM

SAT, 10AM–5.30PM SUN, 12–4PM

Sculpture, textiles and contemporary painting will animate this new addition to the arts scene in the city. The exhibition brings together artists Hannah Parikh, Herfa Thompson and Rory Strudwick who playfully experiment with material and colour as an intrinsic element within their work.

A site-specific, interactive sound installation by collaborative duo Kate Frances Lingard and Rebecca Gill.

Presenting works from visual artists Grace Stones, Jodie Wingham, Lucie Blissett, Luisa Turuani, Nika Kupyrova and Won Hee Nam.

Applied art and design showcase of Korean ceramicist Jeongmee Choi and UK based jeweller Jasmine Ellie Brown.

City Arts

Froggy Days

SAT, 10AM–5PM

MON–FRI, 10AM–5PM

MON–SUN, 12–5PM

SUN, 10AM–4PM

New Art Exchange - Central Gallery MON–FRI, 9AM–6PM

Special weekend City Takeover opening times TBA

Backlit MON–SUN, 12–5PM

Featuring work by international and UK visual artists Dohyun Baek, Habib Hajallie, Hassett & Scott, Benjamin Jones, Dan Price, George Chinnery, Emily Stollery, Grace Peckett, Kerry Tenbey, SooIn Ahn, Megan Visser, Luca Arboccò, Laurie Ramsell, Panayiotis Doukanaris, Ronja Elvenes, Samuel Åhlman, Iolanda Di Bonaventura and Thodoris Trampas.

Tiffany Slowik’s visual art installation of sculptural elements created from mass– produced and found objects, exhibited in a Backlit studio space. With thanks to Amelia Seren Roberts, Craig David Parr and Sarah Cunningham.

Playful contemporary painting, sculpture and applied arts by Bernhard Buff, Christopher Preece, Jim Adams, Rebecca Perry and Sophie Gogl.

Photography exhibition from UK and international artists, Alessandro Tricarico, Matt Greenwood and Marco Tagliafico. Moving image from Vittorio Campanella & Emanuele Piras.


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One Thoresby Street

Joff + Ollie Studio

MON–SUN, 12–6PM

MON–SAT, 12–6PM

University of Nottingham Museum, Nottingham Lakeside Arts

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intu Broadmarsh MON–SUN, 9.30AM–5.30PM

TUE–SAT, 11AM–5PM SUN, 12 NOON–4PM

This exhibition brings together a number of artists who at the core of each of their practices have an underpinning of a material exploration. Presenting work, both floor and wall based to explore use of materials, from manipulation to a reduction, leading in many cases to abstraction. Artists include: Andy Boot, Bohyeon Kim, Fabio Ranzolin, Jernej Čuček Gerbec, Natasha Sabatini and Oliver Doe.

Designer Kelly Fung’s work features an installation inspired by childhood memories and is shown alongside a Chris Hawkes painting. 38 Carrington Street MON–SUN, 11–5PM

Surface Gallery MON–FRI, 12–6PM SAT–SUN, 11AM–5PM

Lena Peters is a ceramicist whose works play with folkloric narratives. Her interest in folklore, mythology, history and nature results in work that dances between the real and the unreal, creating illustrative objects which work to embody her storytelling.

Visual and digital art presented inside a city centre shopping centre. Artists include: Yun Jun Lee, Ronan Somerville, Garam Hong, Daisy James, Beth Wise, Ryan Heath and Joe McAlister. Pop-up Spaces

Broadway

Main Gallery Space

MON–WED, 9AM–7PM THU, 9AM–8PM FRI–SAT, 9AM–8PM SUN, 11AM–5PM

Within this exhibition process and routine informs the work of many artists. Other works have a central focus on manipulation and tactility of material. Artists include: Amelia Seren Roberts, Charlie Birtles, Colette Griffin, Demi Overton, Hannah Fletcher, HyeJoo Moon, Thomas Franzoni, Yewon Lee, Zala Zagoršek, Lorenza Demata, Gwenllian Spink. Project Space In the upstairs project space work presented explores identity, gender and its relationship to both private and public spheres. Artists include Danni Spooner, Chaz Hawkins, Melissa Beardmore and Sabi Nicholson. Spit & Sawdust MON–SUN, 10AM–4PM

Painting and fashion works from Peirgiorgio Del Ben; Sun Hwang; Eunwoo, Lee; Sarah Cunningham and Pedro Lobo.

An exhibition of visual and applied art, each with a different perspective on environments; urban and rural. Works by Francesca Blakeman, Sam Baker, Juliet E.P Gibbs, Anna Peake and Tatiana Altini. Nottingham Lakeside Arts: Djanogly Gallery TUE–SAT, 11AM–5PM SUN, 12–4PM

Ceramicist Abigail Johnson’s enticing works are featured at the Djanogly site. Nottingham Lakeside Arts: Angear Visitor Centre TUE–SAT, 11AM–5PM SUN, 12–4PM

In partnership with Yiyuan Tang, Shanghai, China. UK Young Artists is delighted to present work from eight young chinese artists Wang Banyu, Lin Sen, Shiyuan Zhou, Alex Yuan, Xi Tang, Zhiying Shi, Lu Dan, and Mengtei Zhou. This exhibition opens Saturday 12 January to celebrate Chinese New Year and runs across the City Takeover, closing on Sunday 24 February.

Broadway’s Gallery space features an immersive multimedia installation by Lois Hopwood. Room 2 features two-screen moving image work, by Ahmed Mohsen Mansour, Liryc Dela Cruz and Ross Little. Tabitha Carver’s VR Installation and Tilly Shiner’s 8mm film, Hula ThunderClap can be found near the Paul Smith Screen. Davor Golubović’s video game can be found in the foyer. Broadway will be screening a number of animation and moving image works, details of which can be found in the events programme (page 8 onwards). The Terrace MON–SUN, 10AM–4PM

Sculpture, installation, photography, design and digital art from Didem Erbas, Jenny McNamara, Charlie Wardle, Sam Schmitt, Materia Critica, Erika Cucchiara, and Katie McGuire.

The following artists’ work will be presented across secret spaces, high street shops and other pop up and temporary venues, so make sure you keep up to date with the latest announcements on www.ukyoungartists.co.uk Sun Hwang, Christopher Mear, Bethany Stafford, Anna Manfield, Amber Drew Sparrey, Micky Dickson, Tamara Senekar, Arit Etukudo, Chloë Laycock, Hollie Page, Giacomo Gerboni, Amba Sayal-Bennett & Ralph Hunter-Menzies, Materia Critica, Seoungtae Lee, Aleksandar Vujović, Wang, Zi Won. Bill Balaskas: “Squared” UKYA alumnus Bill Balaskas presents a “dispersed solo exhibition”, across multiple venues of the festival. “Squared” will constitute a “takeover” within the Takeover, as Balaskas will insert several of his works in the exhibition spaces occupied by the 2019 selected artists. In this way, Balaskas will aim to develop not only a dialogue with a new generation of artists, but also a reflection on the very notions of art-making and exhibition.


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EVENTS PROGRAMME

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Exhibition Previews 6–8PM

Backlit, Surface Gallery, Bonington Gallery, One Thoresby Street, ACE Arts INSTA LL ATI ON

A Pig’s Ear 6–8PM

Backlit Choreographers Tate n Lyle (Rohanne Udall and Paul Hughes) and sound artist Fionn Duffy present an interactive sound installation that explores relations between the body, sound and gesture. Visitors to this installation will quickly recognise playful constraints that performers must follow. With an intermingling of glee, strain and awkwardness, performers’ mouths and voices contort and adapt in their attempts to play the game. No booking required.

Launch Party

F R I DAY 8

8PM–1AM

NOTTINGHAM LIGHT NIGHT

Metronome, Marco Island Celebrate the launch of UKYA City Takeover at Nottingham’s state of the art music venue. Performing live will be Three Body Trio (Running Circle) who harness hardware, software and live instrumentation to bring a deep electronic groove charged with the spirit and spontaneity of jazz. UKYA artist TrueMendous is one of the UK’s most promising MCs and poets and will be bringing her energy and skills to the party. DJing on the night will be UKYA artist Benjamin Kay (Dizzy Ink) and UKYA Music Producer, Ex-Friendly (Truth & Lies Music). Limited tickets – booking essential!

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Jenny Hibberd – The Lace Piano 10AM–4PM, FRIDAY–MONDAY

Intu Broadmarsh Come and play our incredible Lace Piano! Inspired by the mechanics and intricate processes of a Leavers Lace Machine, and with accompanying soundtrack from the Cluny Lace Factory, the Lace Piano is a fully immersive, fun and multi-sensory experience for all. Over the weekend children will be invited to attend free workshops where they can create their own lace pianos and remix their very own lace music samplers. PE RFORM A N C E

Haley Craw – Mother, Mistaken Outcast PERFORMANCES AT 11AM, 2PM AND 4PM, 20 MINS EACH

St Mary’s Rest Garden A performative encounter with a creature, a wild woman haunting the landscape.

She is known as Mary, the wished-forchild, the sea of bitterness, and the rebellion. She is The Virgin, Magdalene, and my grandmother. Appearing at St. Mary’s Rest Garden three times throughout the day, tracing the perimeter, laying with the land, chanting, and growling. Covered in long unruly hair, she is Mary transforming into the witch of the woods. PERFO RMAN CE

In The Works – The 900 Club 11AM–12PM

Nottingham City Transport Bus – pickup point TBA Performed on a moving bus. The 900 Club is a spoken word theatre show that blends minimalistic theatre and Scottish performance poetry. Five years after the death of their friend, Emily, Avery, Fiona and Mac reunite to commemorate him. They take the 900 Megabus from Glasgow to Edinburgh, where there is no escaping old memories – hilarious, heartbreaking or otherwise.


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Isobel Adderley

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#DREAMPHONE is a dream for the modern

Emily Simpson & Jade Blood – #DREAMPHONE

millennial femme-identifying, forget the Bois we now dream in avocados. The game is a critique of our uncertain social and political economic timez, where we might not get the boy but we will deffoo get an unpaid internship!

11AM–1PM (20 MINUTE GAMES)

Nottingham Contemporary Cafe

The Middleton Corpus – Cloud

Radage & Hardaker – / expectant they / quivering them / swollen theirs 2.30–3.30PM

The Space, Nottingham Contemporary bod(y)(ies) positioned, repositioned in live time material smeared onto the flesh with violence and tenderness living images oscillating between tease and resistance charting a relationship to and with the(se) bod(y)(ies) exploring the uncommunicable and intangible.

Spaces very limited! P E R FO RM A N C E

Double Bill Isobel Adderley / The Middleton Corpus 12–1PM

The Space, Nottingham Contemporary

#DREAMPHONE is a parody of the popular

90s board game Dream Phone, and is a legit playable game. The og dream phone was p much based around finding ur self a dream boi. Setting the standards high for young women’s aspirations ever since!

Isobel Adderley – C U S P Three performers remain still, quivering and shuddering attempting to be sculptural and solid. Contorting like tendons, and existing as three separates but also sometimes becoming one. Audience members are invited to place unshelled boiled fresh broad beans in their mouths. This small dance will exist within your face and jaw for the duration of the performance.

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Contains nudity. Embodying the ethereal, formless nature of drifting cloud in the bodies of 2 performers, Cloud serves as a metaphor that all people should be free. Travelling along a single line that can journey through any space, regardless of any obstacles; a resilient and defiant creation, that carries only a message of hope and peace.

TALK

Tea & Chat 3–4PM

Primary Work in Common: Small group discussion reflecting on the themes and outcomes of the UKYA ‘Work in Common’ residency at Primary. Join artists Sam Baker, George Chinnery and Wingshan Smith for tea, cake and chat.


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Rosalind Davies – Thriving and Surviving as an Artist

Jenny Hibberd – Lace Commission

3.30–4.30PM

Bonington Lecture Theatre, Nottingham Trent University

Bonington Lecture Theatre, NTU Out of necessity artists must become their own business, finance, sales and marketing manager, researcher, curator and administrator; ultimately, the project manager of your career as an artist. This practical, discursive, and insightful talk will help new graduates and emerging artists begin to understand the practical and philosophical aspects of an art career and learn how they can navigate the difficult transition between education and making a career as an artist. P ERFORMANCE

FrancisBacon Project 4–5PM

Performing Arts Studio, Nottingham Lakeside Arts FrancisBacon Project is based on the book, Fragments of a Portrait by David Sylvester, in which he discussed with Francis Bacon his artistic work, philosophy and personal life. Complimenting Bacon’s abstract and raw aesthetic, this emotionally charged performance transforms the bodies on stage; becoming one with the materials and creating a living artwork that is never the same twice. Contains nudity.

5–6PM

Join artist Jenny Hibberd as she describes her relationship with lace and her journey to create an interactive lace piano to inspire and connect the people of Nottingham with the City’s cultural past. P E R FO RM A N C E

Double Bill – What is Written / Spoken Movement 6–9PM, INCLUDING INTERVAL

Djanogly Theatre, Nottingham Lakeside Arts The Art of Conflict follows a group of individuals who are the representation of mankind on Earth. Set in the gritty inner city of London, plagued by capitalism; materialistic greed; and technological advancements that separate us from reality and steal our independence. We follow these individuals as they navigate this harsh world that was designed to divide, as they search for the spark of love to end the conflict. What Is Written is a leading dance company, fusing contemporary, hip-hop and martial art styles. Producing an explosive mix of energetic, fast-paced choreography; lighting design; and original post-apocalyptic beats.

Spoken Movement’s Obibini is a hip-hop theatre show taking you on a journey of self-reflection. It’s a multi cross art platform, using dance vocabulary and rooted in hip-hop. The evening opens up on cultural hierarchy, challenging society’s perspectives and how this affects and shapes our culture today. In an immersive evening, the audience will experience a historical relapse and the emergence of worlds, where questions, domestic occurrences, humour and religions collide.

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UKYA x Nottingham Hip Hop Cypher 9PM–12AM

Albert’s

NOTTINGHAM LIGHT NIGHT 5–10PM

Nottingham City Centre

Jordon the Ego

Explore Nottingham with UKYA as we support this important and vibrant city event. A range of family-friendly installations, performances and happenings will illuminate the city. Artists will be throughout the city centre and Sneinton Market with music, projections, dance and digital arts.

TrueMendous

Acclaimed Notts MC, lyricist, beatmaker (and chef!) Juga-Naught will be hosting a firing cypher/jam of beats, bars, basslines and passionate wordsmiths including super-talented UKYA artists TrueMendous and Jordon the Ego with more to be announced. UK Hip Hop legend Joe Buhdha will be the DJ for the evening.


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SATURDAY 9 The Lace Piano continues at Intu Broadmarsh from 10am–4pm

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UKYA Short Films

Isobel Adderley – C U S P

10AM–6PM

3–4PM

Lounge Screening Room, Broadway

National Justice Museum Three living sculptures quiver and contort; the dance exists within the audience’s face.

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Saturday Art Club 10AM–12PM

New Art Exchange

GAME

Kickstart your weekend with a fun creative activity session, inspired by the Nottingham 2019 City Takeover. There’s lots to do and learn plus a soft play area for very small children.

Emily Simpson & Jade Blood – #DREAMPHONE

Recommended age: 0–10yrs and their families. No booking required.

90s board game Dream Phone, and is a legit playable game. The og dream phone was p much based around finding ur self a dream boi. The game is a critique of our uncertain social and political economic timez, where we might not get the boy but we will deffoo get an unpaid internship!

TOUR

NTU Lace Archive Tours 10AM–3PM (TOURS BEGINNING ON THE HOUR, APPROX 45 MINUTES)

Bonington, NTU Lace was responsible for shaping the urban landscape of the City of Nottingham, not only physically, but also socially and culturally. Take this rare opportunity to explore the Nottingham Trent University Lace Archive and explore the history of this beautiful craft and its place in the city. ARTS AWARD

Discover Club 10AM–4PM

New Art Exchange and Nottingham Contemporary Explore the City Takeover with our Takeover Discover Club. Collect a free pack from New Art Exchange or Nottingham Contemporary and go on a trail around the Takeover venues, complete the challenges and achieve an Arts Award Discover certificate. For further information visit www.ukyoungartists. co.uk/arts-awards

12–2PM (20 MINUTE GAMES)

Broadway #DREAMPHONE is a parody of the popular

A continuous programme of exceptional short films from emerging national and international filmmakers, James D Hopkins; Vikesh Govind; Gaëtan Trovato; Ka Ki Wong; Max Limbu; Ali Zreik; Vittorio Campanella and Emanuele Piras. No need to book – just come along at any time.

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Gallery Tour

Alasdair Ambrose – Altercation: 07130219

11AM–12PM

12–4PM

Primary

The Chapel at the Angel Microbrewery

Curators Rebecca Beinart and Niki Russell will offer an introductory tour of Primary’s exhibitions: Emma Smith’s sound installation, 5Hz, and Hardeep Pandhal’s video installation, Paranoid Picnic: The Phantom BAME.

Alt: 07130219 is part of a series of durational performances titled Altercation. It looks to the process of shaving, as a form of visual protest and ritual. Alt: 07130219 will show the naked artist remove the hair from his body, whilst projected videoscapes saturate the environment with layers of information. This creates an intensified environment of bombastic sensory experience. Expect sincere, raw and confrontational performance, not for the faint hearted!

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Joe McAlister – The Justice Syndicate 11AM & 2PM

National Justice Museum

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Animation Nation – An Introduction to Animation 2–4PM

Broadway Get animated with this Stop-motion animation workshop! Working in small groups of 2–4 and learning the techniques used in ‘Shaun the Sheep’ and the ‘Lego Movie’ you will create your very own animated movie. You will make models and props and then use cameras, laptops, backgrounds and lots of imagination to bring your creations to life! Your finished films will then be uploaded to the Animation Nation ‘YouTube’ Channel for your family and friends to watch! Recommended age: 12–16 years. LIT E RAT URE

Poetry Double Bill – Roma Havers / Connor Macleod 3–4PM

The Barley Twist

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Lena Peters – Secrets of the Hidden North 12.30–1.30PM

Dizzy Ink – Made in a Day

University of Nottingham Museum, Nottingham Lakeside Arts

10AM–6PM

Dizzy Ink Studio The Justice Syndicate gathers 12 audience members to take on the role of jurors. iPads carefully analyse the decisions they make in real time, providing live opinion polls and interactive documents as you explore the controversial case. Leaving you to question your own ethics and those of others.

Spaces very limited!

at Sneinton Market, then visiting Backlit, Surface Gallery, One Thoresby Street and Broadway. During this time all UKYA artists will be with their work at exhibitions across the City Takeover so a perfect chance to find out more and go and say Hello. Further information about the venues, walking times and accessibility can be found on our website.

No booking required. Contains nudity.

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Dizzy Ink is a risograph and screen printing studio. Using UKYA City Takeover as inspiration and stimuli, Made in a Day allows participants to create, design, print and bind a risograph zine within one day. All participants will get the opportunity to take a publication home.

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Spaces limited! Experience lasts 1hour 40min, participants must be aged 18+

University of Nottingham Museum will be a temporary home for some unique objects. Made by Lena Peters and unearthed in the woods of Northumberland National Park, just above Hadrian’s Wall. They tell a fascinating new story about archeology and our history. Join storyteller and ceramicist Lena Peters to find out more about these special and engaging objects. TOU R

UKYA City Takeover Exhibition Tour / Stand by your work 2–4PM

Meet outside ‘The Shop’ at Sneinton Market UKYA volunteers will lead a tour of some of the City Takeover exhibitions and introduce you to some of the artists. Beginning

Roma Havers’ Bolted tells the story of a woman apparently trapped in her ever-transforming home, which begins to imitate her interior thoughts. Some days the clocks begin to droop, or the windows disappear, or a room appears that she knows not to enter. Highly poetic but character driven, and drawing on physical theatre and performance poetry staging, the piece is a powerful exploration of the effects of agoraphobia and a woman who truly believes ‘her mother had made her up as a cautionary tale’. Connor Macleod’s Queue is an epic performance poem that follows one man’s journey from one end of a queue, to


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Shaun Hill’s, The First Steps of Time-Travel is a sequence of powerful poems in which two gay men try to reach each other as they repeatedly fail to manoeuvre the circumference of a black hole. Shaun Hill is a queer poet who uses performance to co-create with audiences sites of radical intimacy. PERFO RMAN CE

Near Miss 6–6.45PM, WE RECOMMEND YOU ARRIVE EARLY TO SEE JAKE WALKER’S ‘LIBRARY’, EXHIBITED DURING THIS EVENT!

iC4C – Dance4

the other. This show will document the beauty of new relationships, the ache of loneliness and the bitterness one feels for those more fortunate than yourself, all sped up to fit into a half an hour performance. A mixture of sharp comedy, existential dread and unconventional poetics, Queue is the show that plays in all of our heads when we’re trapped with our own thoughts. P ERFORMANCE

Double Bill – Hannah Joy Spencer / Ant Lightfoot 3–4pm New Art Exchange Ant Lightfoot’s AM I A TERRIBLE PERSON is a comedic look into the mind of an OCD & depression sufferer. It’s a show about failure, messing things up and how it feels to be a 20-something artist with an increasingly intrusive and overbearing mental illness. It’s endearing, funny but never shy. Combining elements of stand-up comedy, live art and movement, this piece aims to celebrate the discussion of mental health in a light-hearted but touching manner. “You must reboot the system otherwise the new value will not be in force”. Hannah-Joy Spencer is a contemporary dance artist who specialises in dance theatre and multimedia work. In Reboot, she explores personal escapism through video games and comic conventions, as a means to ‘turn it off and turn it back on again’. A touching and funny autobiographical inquiry into whether escapism can unlock creativity and productivity.

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WORKS HOP

La Minima – Quiénes 4.30–5PM

AJA – Experimental Sound Workshop Manipulation in a Cave

Old Market Square

5–7PM

Quiénes is a delicate yet energetic contemporary dance piece for 3 dancers. Three people meet in an empty space and begin to create a relationship in which each of them learns from the others, developing a common language. Quiénes is about how we join and separate to each other and how we maintain our stability. No booking required. P E R FO RM A N C E

Dimitris Chimonas & Enact Theatre – Date Time Location 5–5.30PM

Old Market Square Three performers enter and exit a public space and engage in a non-scripted ritual of rhythmical clapping, allowing a series of failures, successes and familiar rhythms to unravel. By deconstructing the folk music and dances of the Eastern Mediterranean and European region, the rhythms and vibrations transform every time it is shared, and consequently – depending on the public, a new performance is created each time. No booking required.

Caves at The Angel Microbrewery In this workshop Aja Ireland will teach you how to make environmental recordings, and create a wide range of different sounds and textures by only using simple, built in Ableton Plugins. You will learn to build ambient/drone/noise textures, experimenting and discovering new sounds as a group through live demonstration. L I TE RATU RE

Poetry Double Bill – Danielle Alakija / Shaun Hill 5.45–7PM

Five Leaves Bookshop Danielle Alakija’s One Hand on the Sky presents an interwoven world suddenly overcome with a wave of nationalism. A mix of comedy, spoken word and general frustration at the state of current affairs, it details one girl’s navigation through deciding which of her nationalities to keep, as she has recently turned 21 and is being forced to give up two of her three passports. Includes shorts from a UN sponsored documentary on migration and diasporan identity.

In a dark and uncertain environment We may think we know the right course of action to take But when circumstances are in constant flux Can we improvise and adapt? Do we change our position or stand our ground? Even stillness can be painful The consequences very real Five performers fight for territory in a space dominated by two suspended wooden beams. These are swung, manipulated, spun and dodged by the performers as they negotiate a series of movement and score based games, challenging to dominate or to support one another. MUS IC

Saturday Night Live Music 8–12PM

Rough Trade An evening of performers that defy definition. Live hip hop whilst painting, gentle acoustic playing interrupted by spoken word, a barrage of electronic beats and glitches, everyday tales of getting in and out of trouble...sounds like a Saturday in the legendary Rough Trade. Jordon the Ego, The Fine Art Rascal, CHAOS LOL and Douglas Savage will be live and very direct.


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SU N DAY 1 0 The Lace Piano continues at Intu Broadmarsh from 10am–4pm

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Wingshan Smith – Psychic Cards for Uncertain Terrain

Agnes Ársælsdóttir

Liza Mortimer – Take Us As We Are

10.30–11AM

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10–11AM (10 MINUTE SLOTS)

Nottingham Lakeside Arts, meet at Monolith Door 1

Performing Arts Studio, Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Cafe, Nottingham Lakeside Arts WO RKSHOP

PlayWorks – ScrapBand 10am–12pm Broadway PlayWorks ScrapBand is a special one off workshop. Come along and make instruments out of recycling materials. This is a creative session for children, creating homemade instruments from scrap materials and playing music as a group. Suitable for all ages. ARTS AWARD

Discover Club 10AM–4PM

New Art Exchange and Nottingham Contemporary Explore the City Takeover with our Takeover Discover Club. Collect a free pack from New Art Exchange or Nottingham Contemporary and go on a trail around the Takeover venues, complete the challenges and achieve an Arts Award Discover certificate. For further information visit www.ukyoungartists. co.uk/arts-awards

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A new global disorder has left many feeling numb and unsettled. In the aftermath of the American Presidential election, Brexit, the dissolution of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution as well as an on-going world refugee crisis, dreams of progression seem less achievable than ever. Psychic Cards for Uncertain Terrain: Nottingham invites anxious viewers to have their futures read by a very specific deck of tarot cards. The deck is formed of instant photographs taken in 2018 around and within Nottingham featuring street life, private life, and the people who live here. Cards contain partial nudity.

Guests are invited to a guided walk through the garden where they will get to know the plants in a personal way. They will search the habitat of field grass, and hear stories about the diverse relationships between small and tall plants and remember to walk on the grass and watch your step.

Take Us as We Are is an autobiographical performance that explores Romany Gypsy heritage and culture. Unapologetic and interrogative, the work is embellished by truth and takes nomadic form as it forces the public eye to consider Liza’s presence/female Gypsy presence. A thought-provoking performance with themes of family, pride, innocence and identity.


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UKYA Cornish Weekender

UKYA Poetry Jam #1

11AM–12.30PM

1–3PM

The Florist, Upstairs at Bunkers Hill

The Orange Tree

Last spring in St. Ives Cornwall, UKYA ran our second ‘Weekender’ residency, curated by Claudio Zecchi in collaboration with Chiara Dellerba and Garth Gratrix. In this performative talk, the curators use the zine as a device to instigate and trigger an immersive and performative discussion, seeking to re-think and re-define the Cornish Weekender atmosphere with the participation of the artists and the public. This interactive talk will be followed by an open session where you can find out more about the next UKYA Weekender, coming in 2019; applications open shortly after the City Takeover. M OVING I MAGE

UKYA Animation Shorts 11AM–5PM

Lounge Screening Room, Broadway

Continuous programme of animated shorts from emerging national and international filmmakers, Abigail Haywood; Balbina Bochuzynska; Megan Visser; Valle Comba. No need to book – just come along at any time. P ERFORMANCE

In The Works – The 900 Club 12–1PM

Nottingham City Transport Bus – pickup point TBA The 900 Club is a spoken word theatre show that blends minimalistic theatre and Scottish performance poetry. Five years after the death of their friend, Emily, Avery, Fiona and Mac reunite to commemorate him. They take the 900 Megabus from Glasgow to Edinburgh, where there is no escaping old memories – hilarious, heartbreaking or otherwise.

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lyrics paired with experimental and electronic music arrangements in a performance they title “Muralla”. TA L K

Tea & Chat 3–4PM

Primary

Solo and group poems from UKYA’s UniSlam prize winners, Kent Poetry Team, followed by music from Grace Tower and poetry from Chifa Khelfaoui. TO UR

UKYA City Takeover Exhibition Tour / Stand by your work 11AM–1PM

Meet at Bonington Gallery UKYA volunteers lead a tour of some of the City Takeover exhibitions and introduce you to the artists. Beginning at Bonington Gallery, then taking the tram to New Art Exchange, and over to 4/4 at Primary, which is a 20 minute walk. During this time, UKYA artists will be standing with their work at exhibitions across the City Takeover – perfect chance to find out more! Further information about the venues, walking times and accessibility can be found on our website.

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about how we join and separate to each other and how we maintain our stability. No booking required. PE RFO RMAN CE

Dimitris Chimonas & Enact Theatre – Date Time Location 5–5.30PM

Work in Common: Small group discussion reflecting on the themes and outcomes of the UKYA Work in Common residency at Primary. Join artists Sam Baker, George Chinnery and Wingshan Smith for tea, cake and chat.

Trinity Square

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No booking required.

Dance Double Bill – Danni Spooner & Carise Zangerle Murray / Konstantina Skalionta

MUS IC / PERFO RMAN CE

Three performers enter and exit a public space and engage in a non-scripted ritual of rhythmical clapping inspired by folk music and dances of the Eastern Mediterranean and European region.

3–5.30PM

Josh Leach / Monica Tolia / Wilderness Hymnal / Oberon White

iC4C – Dance4

7.30PM–12AM

Danni and Carise’s Alienate is a live performance piece exploring cyborg culture from a digital native perspective. Through choreography, sound and projection, Danni and Carise propose the notion that technology is the structure of cycles in nature and thus not bound to the digital realm.

Rough Trade

Interval talk: Join young choreographer and computational artist Jake Walker, in conversation with Dance4 about the creation of his work, Library; exhibited at Dance4 during this event.

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Bill Balaskas – Apertures 2–4PM

The Florist, upstairs at Bunkers Hill In his lecture-performance Apertures, UKYA alumnus Bill Balaskas will explore the ideological agency of contemporary art by expanding his research into the notion of “blindness”. Blurring the boundaries between personal narration, scientific documentation and poetic allegory, Balaskas will bring together a variety of sources and media, in order to further one of the most prominent preoccupations in his artistic and academic practice: the invisibility of the structures of power. UKYA Alumni Artist Presentation. M USIC

Rey Lobo / Camille Christel 3–5PM

Albert’s A perfect double bill for Sunday. Nottingham’s Camille Christel has been getting strong BBC Radio support for her recent recordings and will be giving an intimate performance of her exquisite songs. Spanish trio Rey Lobo (led by Victor Hernández) will be exploring the tranquility of the Spanish guitar, the poetry of the

Konstantina Skalionta’s Land(e)scape invites you, the audience member, to share a journey through different landscapes, mindscapes and emotions. During the performance you will be invited to close your eyes, lie down, reposition or walk in the space in order to experience parts of it. You are free to decide to which extent you would like to follow these directions and therefore to choreograph your own experience in the performance. PE RFORM A N C E

La Minima – Quiénes 4.30–5PM

Trinity Square Quiénes is a delicate yet energetic contemporary dance piece for 3 dancers. Three people meet in an empty space and begin to create a relationship in which each of them learns from the others, developing a common language. Quiénes is

Josh Leach’s synesthesia enables him to ‘see’ sound, so as Diggery, he will be ‘drawing’ live to UKYA alumni Think Thomas’ freestyle electronics. In BodySonics, Monica Tolia’s performance explores agency of the moving body in the machinic soundscape. Wilderness Hymnal’s live performances focus on transporting audiences and fostering an intense emotional connection through dynamic, immersive sound, projection and costume. Modernday, queer shaman Oberon White takes us on a journey into the mysteries of history’s suppressed queer deity, Dionysos. Through a language of experimental electronic music, virtuosic vocals and original text, audiences are participants in a communal experience.


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Michael Pinchbeck – Concerto 8–9.15PM

Peggy’s Skylight

The Lace Piano continues at Intu Broadmarsh from 10am–4pm P E R FO RM A N C E

LaPelle’s Factory – The Night Shift 10–10.30AM

iC4C – Dance4

A special performance from one of UKYA’s first alumni. A unique musical experience inspired by Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand featuring world-renowned concert pianist Nicholas McCarthy. Infamous pianist Paul Wittgenstein commissioned Ravel to write him a concerto after he lost his right arm during the First World War. The assassin that triggered that conflict, Gavrilo Princip, was kept in shackles in prison in Terezin, his withered arm tied up with piano wire, fading into the snow. Unravelling narratives surround this piece of music and together they weave a true story that spans 100 years. Michael Pinchbeck’s Concerto is a deconstructed, re-orchestrated exploration of the legacy of war and the healing power of music that marks the centenary of World War One. Musical manuscript will fall from the sky like snow on a battlefield. A conductor will become an assassin. An audience will become an orchestra. And a pianist will play.

As the 12-hour theatrical lock-in with LaPelle’s Factory comes to a close, kickstart your week with a world premier performance debut, created overnight… coffee, anyone?! TA LK

Let’s Talk Funding 10–11AM (TALK), 11–12.30 (SURGERY)

New Art Exchange Representatives from Arts Council England outline the different streams of funding that artists can apply for, and present an overview of their work and key priorities. Followed by a funding surgery in which you can discuss ideas with fellow artists, and receive advice from experts in arts funding.

accomplished Breakdancer, Digital Artist and Animator, he has toured poetry and spoken-word across Europe, South America and Asia, and his work has been featured on Sky Arts, Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra and Radio 4. During this two hour workshop participants will explore various approaches for developing semi-autobiographical writing for performance utilising metaphor as a creative device. PE RFORM A N C E

Chiara Giardi – Corporeal Realities 3.30–4PM

Amphitheatre, Nottingham Lakeside Arts Corporeal realities is a drawing performance which wanders in time and space. It is the artist’s journey of self-reflection, exploring her identity through the limits/ contours of her own body. You are welcome to take a chalk, join the artist and start drawing your contours to explore your body in its dialogue with the other performers, the audience and the city.

4–5.20PM

Three Films

Performing Arts Studio, Nottingham Lakeside Arts

iC4C – Dance4 LaPelle’s Factory cordially invite you to participate in THE NIGHT SHIFT – a very special creative all-nighter as part of the UKYA City Takeover. A 12-hour theatrical lock-in for anyone interested in rapid-response theatre-making and staying up really, really late. Part workshop, part performance-making free-for-all, LaPelle’s Factory will work with you via twilight, starlight and the witching hour to explore the creative creepies which lurk in the dark. You’ll be let loose to craft your own material, which will be shaped and then shared, bleary-eyed, the following morning. Spaces limited – booking essential. Participants must be aged 18+

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Mother Tongue Readings 5.45–6.45PM

Five Leaves Bookshop International writers and poets performing their work in a mix of English and their mother tongue languages, Victoria-Melita Zammit and Marija Sukovic. Also featuring the installation Poetry Partea by Sonia Marpez, in which you can take home your own poetry tea bag; and digital recordings of writing by Anna Costanza Tassotto Verdi. PERFO RMAN CE

Scuffed Shoes – Do As I Say, Not As I Do 6–7PM

Neville Studio, Nottingham Playhouse

Rough Trade

WO RKSHOP 11PM–11AM (MONDAY)

No booking required.

The Critical Collective – It’s a Wise Child

This performance is supported by Arts Council England and will be BSL interpreted.

LaPelle’s Factory – The Night Shift

space and engage in a non-scripted ritual of rhythmical clapping, deconstructing the folk music and dances of the Eastern Mediterranean and European region.

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M OVIN G I M A G E / M U S I C 2–4PM

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Three films from music and sound artists. Josh Leach’s films have focused on revisiting childhood memories. He has devised a creative process he calls ‘Memory-Diving’ and will be hosting a discussion alongside his film screening. Conor O’Mara explores the fictional world of Douglas Savage and invites you to follow his ongoing story afterwards. Ruth Spencer Jolly’s film European Unison is a musical performance intervention which took place on the eve of triggering Article 50 in 2017. A film of this event portrays the performance of 28 pianists, gathered to represent the members of the European Union, playing out the history of the EU from its birth to Brexit on 28 pianos in one room. WO R KS HOP

Annie is worried about her youngest, Rosa. Convinced she’s heading the same way as her dearest son Robbie – the exchild prodigy who walked out to sea three years ago – she enlists the help of her eldest daughter, the highly intelligent, yet self-centred Rita. Realising her little sister’s issues may be genuine rather than melodrama after being asked the impossible, wannabe actress Rita begrudgingly takes a more unorthodox approach to avoid Rosa’s imminent emotional breakdown. Performed entirely around a bath by a cast of two, ‘It’s a Wise Child’ is a humorous and insightful piece of new theatre exploring themes of family, suicide, and the struggle that often comes with the pursuit of art.

John Berkavitch – Finding your Voice 2–4PM

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Nottingham Playhouse

Dimitris Chimonas & Enact Theatre – Date Time Location

Berkavitch is one of the most respected voices in the UK spoken-word scene. Former UK Slam Poetry Champion, Internationally acclaimed Storyteller,

5.30–6PM

Amphitheatre, Nottingham Lakeside Arts Three performers enter and exit a public

This dance theatre show explores the fears, enjoyments and the little routines that sustain human relationships through the lens of unreliable memories. Partners who each want to come out on top, and a territorial struggle over bed space. This performance swings between the normal and the surreal as two sides of a couple do their best to express their relationship to you. This performance incorporates Artistic Signing and Gesture. MOVIN G IMAGE

Henry Bradley – Glossolalia 6–7PM

Lounge Screening Room, Broadway

Set on a single stage, GLOSSOLALIA parallels a method acting class in which actors are trained to access and utilise their unconscious, alongside an Accent Softening Course for Business, whereby foreign workers learn the ‘Standard English’ accent to help further their careers in the UK. Interspersed throughout


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are a series of scenes, including children learning phonics, that further question our relationships to language and pedagogy.

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generative process with critical potential. Please wear comfortable clothes. TA LK / WORKS HOP

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New Midland Group – DIY DAY

Triple Bill – Grace Tower / Asthmatic Harp / Keto

1–7PM

7–10PM

Peggy’s Skylight

A triple bill of powerful female artists whose haunting music and lyricism intersect the worlds of folk, alt-pop, poetry and classical themes. Solo turns from Grace Tower and Asthmatic Harp (Hannah Fredsgaard-Jones) will be followed by Keto and her full band, set in one of the city’s newest and most evocative venues. P ERFORMANCE

Dance Triple Bill – Bianca Hisse / YuHsien Wu / Kim Geunyoung 8–9.30PM

Neville Studio, Nottingham Playhouse

Backlit & One Thoresby Street (meet at Backlit) An afternoon of conversations and activity, which will provide an insight into artist-led activity in Nottingham. Together, we will consider what the artist-led culture of the city is and how this has changed over recent years; what the term artist-led means now, and how we embody it; and, perhaps most importantly, what it will look like in the future. This event features a talk by Nottingham’s 4/4 Collective, and art critics, The White Pube who will describe how and why the collaboration began in 2015 and how it continues to grow. This event has been organised by UKYA with the New Midland Group, a partnership between Backlit, One Thoresby Street and Primary. LIT E RATU RE

UKYA Poetry Jam #2 2–4PM

The Barley Twist Poetry and music from some of the UK’s most exciting emerging writers; Roundhouse resident artist, Katie Gill; UniSlam finalists, Ife Grillo and Courtney Conrad; and Nottingham-based confessional rapper, Jordon the Ego. WO R KS HOP

Unite the Scene – Urban Dance Hisse’s pieces are focused on shifting the audience’s perspectives on the human body and investigating possibilities of non-human forms. Yu-Hsien Wu’s Dirty Paw is a contemporary dance solo that explores the purity of movements, which are interconnected between animals and human beings. Kim Geunyoung is a choreographer and dancer whose work is based on emotions and cultures of Korean traditions as a way to explore new forms of dance.

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2–4PM

Nottingham College Join professional dancer and choreographer, Gareth Woodward, for this high energy, commercial hip-hop dance workshop. Learn new techniques and amazing routines to the latest tunes. Gareth has worked with some of the biggest names in the business including Cheryl Cole, Coldplay and The X Factor. P E R FO RM A N C E

Maria Popova – Page 127: I am not a dancer 5.15–6.30PM

iC4C – Dance4 WO RKSHOP

Chiara Dellerba in collaboration with Kim Bormann – Bored on Mars 12–2PM

New Art Exchange Bored on Mars is a collaboration between artist Chiara Dellerba and dancer Kim Bormann. The workshop, an interactive and intimate performance, explores forms of decompression and engages with the notion of unproductive space, slow down rituals and the creation of nothing as a

A body embedded in an abstracted sculptural surrounding, consumed by crisp white paper that is neither falling nor

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rising; time standing still. The atmosphere continuously shifting as an interplay between reality and imagination unfolds the work itself. Questions of the objective observer and the experience of time are provoked in this durational performance where the audience is free to come in and out of the work as they please. M OV I N G I M A G E

Henry Bradley – Glossolalia 6–7PM

Lounge Screening Room, Broadway Set on a single stage, GLOSSOLALIA parallels a method acting class in which actors are trained to access and utilise their unconscious, alongside an Accent Softening Course for Business, whereby foreign workers learn the ‘Standard English’ accent to help further their careers in the UK. Interspersed throughout are a series of scenes, including children learning phonics, that further question our relationships to language and pedagogy.

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Double Bill – REIGN / JACK. 7.45–10PM

Neville Studio, Nottingham Playhouse East Midlands based punk drag artist REIGN present their explosive new project, Butch Please!. Continuing their brand of political live art, durational and endurance practice and autobiographical drag performance, Butch Please! follows a queer identity struggling in a warped physical education class from the locker room to the gymnasium. Brace yourself for a class like any other that is suitable for mature young audiences and adults looking back at what we as queer people experience in education. See you on the court...

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Red Pig Flower / M-Flute / Simone Sims Longo 6–8PM

Metronome South Korea’s Red Pig Flower is a Berlin based video & sound artist as well as a techno DJ, musician and producer. Trained in four-dimensional time-based art at the prestigious Central Saint Martins in London, she has also been pursuing a serious DJ career with bookings at famous nightclubs across the globe, from London to Berlin to Tokyo and beyond. For this performance at Metronome, Red Pig will be creating a conceptual sound show, utilising her DJ skills to explore ‘techno as a ritual’. M-Flute is an audiovisual performance that uses an electronically modified flute; with sensors that read light, motion and inclination to manage digital audio and video in real time. The dynamic audiovisual performance consists of musical improvisation; remediated live through shapes, lines and points projected on a screen. Filippo Gualazzi (visuals), Alessia Damiani (electronics), Alessia Lorrai (M-Flute). Simone Sims Longo is a composer and performer of electronic music. He is interested in creating and processing sound in the digital domain, focused on timbre exploration with different techniques: physical modelling synthesis, sound granulation, FM synthesis, signal processing and digital deconstruction of concrete sounds. Numerous are his live-sets dedicated to the dancefloor exploring techno, experimentation and the most advanced part of club music. Simone will be presenting a highly dynamic and immersive audio-visual performance.

JACK.’s Burning Fags is a live performance that explores the nature of childhood nostalgia, ritualistic behaviours and conservative British towns. JACK. is a performance maker, lip-sync artist and immersive theatre performer queerly eyeing up the subjects of capitalism, conservatism and cabaret. S O CIAL

Drink and Draw 8–10PM

Rough Trade The Drink & Draw Social encourages all illustrators of any ability to come with materials and simply draw, exchange ideas and socialize with the group. Feel free to share the art you create using #DrinkAndDrawNotts plus expect interactive and group elements on the night. This event was created by UKYA selected artist Anna Manfield.

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Arts Partnership Lab 10AM–3PM

The Space, Nottingham Contemporary What happens when you combine creativity, curiosity and community? A day for artists, cultural organisations and community groups in Nottingham to discover how we can work together for positive change; with a healthy dose of inspiring projects and grounded optimism to see us through the day. To book a place, email: cathy.mahmood@ rebalancingouterestates.com


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Jade Foster, UKYA’s Emerging Producer in conversation about the City Takeover ‘Fringe’, New Collectives Jade, tell us a little about you and your practice: I graduated from the University of Derby, BA Fine Art in 2017. I am currently undergoing MFA Curating at Goldsmiths, University of London. I would describe myself as an Artist-Curator and my work currently investigates what that means and how this ties into my interests in artist-led initiatives. I am interested in

artistic and strategic direction of the arts in the UK. Getting rid of ‘box-ticking’ and ‘tokenistic’ practice especially around diversity is what drove me to become a producer – I want to make things happen, to bring forth artists and meaningfully support them in realising a project.

unveiling hidden histories; investigating the past and present; personal and collective experiences. Both in my curatorial and artistic practices, a key interest is exploring the representations and symbolism of the black body within the public sphere. Through this practice I hope to create a dialogue around the visibility of Black women and non-binary artists in the UK. As an emerging producer, what drives your passion and what type of work are you particularly interested in? There’s still a lot more work to be done in regards to representation in the arts, especially in leadership and creative production. Our cultural leaders set the

Tell us a little about New Collectives: New Collectives has a core vision to support the new wave of artist-led initiatives, and is the first ever ‘Fringe’ event to run alongside UK Young Artists’ City Takeover. We have invited ‘collectives’ or groups of students from UKYA’s partner universities ( De Montfort, Lincoln and Nottingham Trent) to propose an innovative, bold and experimental project to be realised at the City Takeover. These projects might take the form of performances; exhibitions; zines; lectures; public interventions; or cross-art form happenings in the public sphere – the criteria is pretty much non-existent! Michael Forbes, Chair of Trustees at Primary, and myself, will support the chosen collectives to realise their projects. At the end of the process, the New Collectives will reflect in conversation with The White Pube – “the world’s freshest, funniest art critics’’ (DAZED). Why do you think this type of work is important? The art school or university is traditionally a place where people with similar creative,

Connecting the Community Connecting the Community is a new initiative which forms a key part of the City Takeover. UKYA is working with four partners across the city to commission projects and develop new opportunities for young residents to explore and expand their creativity. These projects will see students from Nottingham Academy develop a new Hip-Hopera with the Community Recording Studio and the Renewal Trust, and members of the Nottingham Refugee Forum’s youth group create an exhibition with Backlit Gallery. The commissions will also encourage young people referred through the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service to explore creative expression with City Arts, and pupils from Basford schools to develop new arts skills with Nonsuch Theatre. By collaborating with cultural organisations across Nottingham UKYA hopes to see participants working with inspiring young artists from across the UK to create new and exciting work and to creatively respond to their city and their place in it. The presentation of their work as part of

the City Takeover is an important opportunity to celebrate the wealth of talent Nottingham’s young people have to offer and for audiences to catch the work of the artists of the future, right here in their hometown!

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social and political interests align themselves and form a collective, such as the Young British Artists and the Blk Art Group in the 1980s. In Nottingham, Moot Gallery was set up in 2005 which helped develop student-led activity in Nottingham. The idea behind New Collectives uses this history as a basis, and aims to harness the collective power of creatives and importantly encourage and support different approaches to collaborative working. What do you hope to achieve through New Collectives, for yourself as a producer? I think it will be a success if we create a foundation for something to grow – co-produced with the groups. I’d like to see a collaboration across the cities, and creatives going off to carry on their collectives after graduating – adding to their city’s creative ecology. New Collectives should be a platform to support the creative development and personal growth of students. For more information go to www.ukyoungartists.co.uk/ new-collectives-2019/ New Collectives is supported by LeftLion Magazine – Where Nottingham Culture Meets


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Global Connections We are a national organisation and we want to bring great art to the region and celebrate the diverse heart of England. One of the many ways in which we do this is by providing young artists with international opportunities both physically and digitally, which are so important both to the career of a young creative but also to the society we now find ourselves in. UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 2019, our most ambitious project to date, takes place on the eve of the UK leaving the European Union. It presents a powerful survey show by a generation of politically and socially engaged artists, from over 25 countries across Europe and the world. UKYA strives to bring the world in closer for artists; promoting artistic mobility, and

the sharing of knowledge. With thanks to our partners BJCEM (Biennale of Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean), Seojung Arts Centre, YYT (Yiyuan Tang) and Platform Nord with whom we will continue to grow and offer platforms for international collaboration, co-commissioning and exchanges that stimulate learning and innovation. UKYA is partner of Eurodesk UK, which provides an information and support service to help young people and youth organisations find out about opportunities in Europe, including the Erasmus+ scheme. Look out for UKYA’s pop-up Eurodesk info points across the City Takeover if you’d like to find out more.

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All events are free, however booking is required for most performances and workshops. Please visit our website to explore the full programme and find links to ticket booking via Gigantic. There’s no need to book for exhibitions – just come along! Join us on social media, and let us know what you think of the City Takeover by using the hashtag #UKYATakeover – we’ll be announcing some interactive social media campaigns that we’d love you to get involved with too. Head to:

UKYA is working with a wide range of spaces to deliver the City Takeover, and as some of these spaces are old structures or period buildings, access may be challenging for those with reduced mobility. Some of the events in the City Takeover feature BSL interpretation, and UKYA is working with volunteers to offer translation for visitors to some talks and performances. If you would like any more information on venue accessibility or interpretation, please get in touch with us using the information below.

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UKYA City Takeover 2018 Artists Abigail Haywood Abigail Johnson Agnes Ársælsdóttir Ahmed Mohsen Mansour Alasdair Ambrose Aleksandar Vujović Ali Zreik Alessandro Tricarico Alex Yuan Amba Sayal-Bennett & Ralph Hunter-Menzies Amber Drew Sparrey Amelia Seren Roberts Andy Boot Anna Costanza Tassotto Verdi Anna Manfield Anna Peake Ant Lightfoot Anya Hassett & Martha Scott Arit Etukudo Asthmatic Harp Balbina Bochuzynska Benjamin Jones Bernhard Buff Beth Wise

Bethany Stafford Bianca Hisse Bohyeon Kim Camille Cristel CHAOS LOL

Charlie Birtles Charlie Wardle Chaz Howkins Chiara Giardi Chifa Khelfaoui Chloë Laycock Chris Hawkes Christopher Mear Christopher Preece Colette Griffin Connor Macleod Courtney Conrad Daisy James Dan Price Danielle Alakija Danni Spooner & Carise Zangerle Murray Davor Golubović Demi Overton Didem Erbas Dimitris Chimonas & Enact Theatre Dizzy Ink Dohyun Baek Douglas Savage Emily Simpson & Jade Blood Emily Stollery Erika Cucchiara Eun Woo Lee Fabio Ranzolin

Filippo Gualazzi FrancisBacon Project Francesca Blakeman Gaëtan Trovato Garam Hong George Chinnery Geunyoung Kim Giacomo Gerboni Grace Peckett Grace Stones Grace Tower Gwenllian Spink Habib Hajallie Haley Craw Hannah Fletcher Hannah Parikh Hannah-Joy Spencer Henry Bradley Herfa Thompson Hollie Page Hyejoo Moon Ife Grillo In The Works Iolanda Di Bonaventura Isobel Adderley Jack Edwards Jake Walker James D. Hopkins Jasmine Brown Jenny McNamara Jernej Čuček Gerbec Jim Adams Jodie Wingham Joe McAlister Jordon the Ego Josh Leach

Juliet E P Gibbs Jung Mee Choi Ka Ki Wong Kate Frances Lingard & Rebecca Gill Katie Gill Katie McGuire Kelly Fung Kent UniSlam Poetry Team Kerry Tenbey Keto Konstantina Skalionta La Minima Laurie Ramsell Lena Peters Liryc Dela Cruz Lin Sen Liza Mortimer Lois Hopwood Lorenza Demata Lu Dan Luca Arboccò Lucie Blissett Luisa Turuani Marco Tagliafico Maria Popova Marija Sukovic Materia Critica Matt Greenwood Max Limbu Megan Visser Melissa Beardmore Mengtei Zhou Michael Pinchbeck Micky Dickson

Monica Tolia Morgan Dowdall Natasha Sabatini Near Miss Company Nika Kupyrova Oberon White Oliver Doe Panayiotis Doukanaris Pedro Lobo (Pedro García Martínez) Piergiorgio Del Ben Radage & Hardaker Rebecca Perry Red Pig Flower

Sun Young Hwang Tabitha Carver Tamara Šenekar Tate n Lyle & Fionn Duffy Tatiana Altini The Critical Collective The Fine Art Rascal The Middleton Corpus Thodoris Trampas Thomas Franzoni Tiffany Slowik Tilly Shiner TrueMendous

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UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 2019 Programme  

UKYA City Takeover comes to Nottingham, 7 - 13 February 2019; uniting 250 artists from 25 countries. It will span the city, immersing visito...

UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 2019 Programme  

UKYA City Takeover comes to Nottingham, 7 - 13 February 2019; uniting 250 artists from 25 countries. It will span the city, immersing visito...

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