Sticking Ground

‘Sticking Ground’ is a trio exhibition with Hannah Dinsdale, Sophie Giller and Sophie Goodchild at One Thoresby Street. The artists have collaborated to create a show which brings together their individual research into sensory awareness, embodiment, craft and processes of making. The exhibition will feature a commemorative quilt of One Thoresby Street and its members from the last fourteen years. A large bean bag will invite audiences to lie or sit within its malleable soft cushion. Felted works signal to the ritualistic methods of making and construct imagery through the process of layering. 

Through sculpture, sound, textiles, and installation, these works are grounded in systems of connectivity and circadian rhythms: circuits, sounds, pathways, structures, circles, loops that move between, interlock and weave through textures, materials and forms. Fibres are dyed, felted, and hand- and machine-sewn to create new soft combinations of materials and networks.


‘We touch things to assure ourselves of reality. We touch the objects of our love. We touch the things we form. Our tactile experiences are elemental. If we reduce their range, as we do when we reduce the necessity to form things ourselves, we grow lopsided.’

Anni Albers, On Weaving




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Rebecca Jarman – Bias Cut

One Thoresby Street and New Midland Group (NMG) are pleased to present Bias Cut, an exhibition of new work by Rebecca Jarman. Jarman is the recipient of NMG’s UoL Production Bursary, given in partnership with University of Lincoln. Offered exclusively to undergraduates from University of Lincoln’s BA (Hons) Fine Art who graduated in 2020/21, this opportunity was for an emerging artist affected by the Covid-19 pandemic providing them with the tools and resources to produce and exhibit work within a NMG partner venue.

Working in a variety of media including drawing, installation, and sound, Jarman’s practice centers on how art can act as a conduit for social change.

Jarman often takes an analytic and research based approach and has taken Caroline Criado-Perez’s ‘One-Size-Fits-Men’* discussion as a starting point for this project. Perez notes that ‘women have, on average, smaller hands than men’ but very few manufacturers cater to this. Similarly, women’s clothes often have significantly smaller pockets or lack pockets completely. Women are often encumbered more than men and thus have to change their behaviour to fit their surroundings, rather than the design of their surroundings adapting to them. This is highlighted in Jarman’s denim-tapestry work, where we are able to see the significant difference in size of a man’s jean pocket to a woman’s. Often, design marginalises women’s bodies, meaning that both literally and figuratively, women don’t fit in.The unconscious biases that lie behind these misogynistic designs, and the effect they have on the everyday experience of women are further emphasised by the abject, grotesque sculptures in the exhibition. 

“I met Criado-Perez in October 2021 and asked her how she imagined her work would translate into art, her response was ‘I don’t know you’re the artist, you tell me’. This exhibition is my personal response to not only her ideas, but my experience living as a woman in the modern, man-made world.”  -Rebecca Jarman.

*Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men 2019.

Supported by the NMG Development Programme, an Arts Council England Funded project delivered through New Midland Group, a consortium of three artist-led organisations located in Nottingham: Backlit, One Thoresby Street and Primary. We work together to foster the profile and sustainability of contemporary visual arts in the Midlands.


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As SOBJECTS drew to a close and the earth’s shadow eclipsed the full moon, to conclude the exhibition esteemed-possible-dinner-guests came to party with us at One Thoresby Street from sundown.
‘Crawl through the hole, erase the exhibition, get a special treat. Don’t come hungry don’t come gorgeous!’
VIPs were flown in from Hamburg, to deliver rousing speeches. The monster munch was crunched. The adrenochrome flowed. Grey liquid poured forth like rivers.




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Just get rid of everything and crawl through the hole. “SOBJECTS” shows three collectively installed videoworks that share distinct director/performer relationships, and slippages between performance and video. The exhibition will culminate in a Feast with performers from the videos beginning at sundown on Friday 19th November.
Opening November 5th, 11am-7pm.
Continues Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 11am-5pm, until November 19th.
Feast November 19th, Sundown-Onwards
Daniel Hopp, ADRENOCHROM, Film HD, 20’, 2020
Everyone pursues their own interests. Who makes up the plot here? The protagonists, the filmmaker, the audience? The film takes place during the first lockdown and tells of the relationship between a social worker, a conspiracy believer and a filmmaker. Almost like Big Brother.
Daniel Hopp’s practice gathers friends, actors, relatives, and experts in staged performative situations, which are documented, extended, and condensed in his video works. The protagonists of these constellations are equally bodies, subjects, relationships and social dynamics.
Shinhoo Yhi, baby, dog, and Dog, 4K, 35’05”, 2021
In ‘baby, dog, and Dog’, Yhi invites the videographers and the handheld camera into the performance to shoot the performer. The performers are trapped to follow directions and play the role of a baby, baggage handler, stray dog, and administrator. On a rainy day comes hypothermia, from a burning asphalt cones dehydration. For who could ever deliver them from the danger of drama?
Shinhoo Yhi works with performance and video in collaboration with musicians. In her recent work, she directs the performers to visualize a state that is impossible to reach with a human body such as animal, speed of a machine, or death. In scrutinising a body which faces power, control, exclusion, or passivity, Yhi creates a dramatic stage in the middle of the city for each character to hit a peculiar condition.
Chloe Langlois, The Magic Sign, 19’38”, 2021
The Magic Sign is a self help spell based on my time working in a betting shop in Shepherd’s Bush. Told through a combination of narration, karaoke, and a re-enactment, in 8 episodes structured around the pagan Wheel of the Year, a cycle of repeated rituals and revivalism. Destructive and problematic in multiple ways, it was also a riotously joyful place. I made this work with the 30 people I’ve been living with since last September, re-visiting ghosts of previous social dynamics, in a psychedelic loop with the new ones.
Working predominantly with live performance and video, my current interests lie in reconstruction as time travel, channelling, and collective euphoria. Making my own props and costumes, I use mostly friends and non-actors in pre-planned but unrehearsed scenes, in order to build chaos within a closed, esoteric world that I drag the audience into.




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OH NO! Where’s my show?

One Thoresby Street presents ‘Oh No! Where’s My Show?’, an exhibition organised by the graduating cohort of Nottingham Trent’s Fine Art Course. A wide ranging exhibition, featuring over 45 of the graduates, the show celebrates their time on the course, featuring work which is the culmination of 3 years of development.
08/07/21 – 15/07/21
Open Daily 12-6pm

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3 Animates

Studio Holder Leomi Sadler is proud to present an exclusive presentation of exciting artworks by the wickedly talented:

Hardeep Pandhal, Stefan Sadler and David Steans: 3 Animates

12-27th June 2021

Basic Questions:
Have you ever seen an image move on its own? No.
Have you ever seen a drawing come to life before your very eyes? No.
Is this the magic of animation? Yes.

The Gallery will be open 12-6pm on weekends, or by appointment during the week. On Thursday 17th the show will be open in the evening to coincide with the opening of Continued Existence by Faye Rita Robinson at Gasleak Mountain, also at One Thoresby Street. 

Unfortunately, the attic gallery is not accessible by wheelchair as it is up several flights of stairs. We apologise for the exclusion this causes and in future we hope to be able to set up a gallery with the appropriate accessibility. An online screener is available to those who are unable to visit. Please email for appointments and further info.




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Great Escape

‘Great Escape’ presents a series of exhibitions and events by second year students from Nottingham Trent University’s Fine Art course. Over the space of two weeks One Thoresby Street’s multiple galleries and project spaces will be taken over by a dozen different groups, bringing together a wide range of subjects, mediums and interests in one vibrant programme. 
Alongside the physical exhibitions, ‘Great Escape’ is accompanied by this website, where information for all the physical and online events can be found, offering access to those who are unable to visit in person due to ongoing difficulties presented by COVID-19.
OTS, itself founded by NTU Fine Art Graduates back in 2004, is glad to be able to support the project, and to have the opportunity to foster the professional development of these exciting young artists. ‘Great Escape’ continues a long history of involvement and collaboration with students of the course stemming from the early days of the organisation, which has included residencies, exhibitions, and most recently Grad Assembly & Interstitia, our 2020 graduate project and online exhibition.
‘Great Escape’, open daily (excl. Wednesdays), 12-6pm
May 17th – 30th
One Thoresby Street

What's Our Worth

One Thoresby Street, Nottingham
17th-18th May 

Our art collective is called The Cursed Pom Pom’s but the official event title is ‘What’s Our Worth?’, with this being the focal point of our idea. Our exhibition is a pop-up event where we will be selling the art pieces we have made, in order to question the concept of commercialism within a contemporary art space. The idea is that every hour the atmosphere of the pop-up shop will be changed to create a ‘hype’ and experiment with how an audience reacts to the change. We will be selling things like prints, posters, handmade earrings etc. Our event will be taking place at One Thoresby Street Nottingham, on the 18th of May. Our inspirations for What’s Our Worth? is ‘The Shop’ by Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas as well as hype culture. The idea of devaluing our work for the sake of performance and public interaction is also something that inspired us to create What’s Our Worth?

Paradise Complex

Paradise Complex is a project born from a desire to experience an ideal and eclectic space. We invite you to visit our residents’ rooms and take a peek at their personal utopias. We want to develop a contemporary paradise that allows our residents to explore their artistic license to the fullest, as here at Paradise Complex your imagination is the limit! Due to the current state of the world there has been an ever growing need for escapism, and here at Paradise Complex we offer you the ultimate form of fantasy. We have provided each resident with their own digital room and which has allowed them to create their own personal haven. This project has allowed us to exhibit the symbiotic relationship between residents and their space. Now for the first time we are opening up this intriguing digital apartment complex and we hope you enjoy your visit.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and hope to see you again soon,

From the team at Paradise Complex™

The Inner Child

Fuel your nostalgia with ‘The Inner Child’, a child like environment for your inner self, utilising playful activity and mindfulness. A swing is at the centre fold of our childhood, a tool for carefree enjoyment, and how best to represent ‘The Inner Child’ than by using this motif. Additionally, this childlike activity is paired with a series of digitally painted landscapes imitating the peaceful atmosphere once found in our childhoods. 
Megan Thompson and Jacqima Rios

The Rock Creations X Inner Child Collaboration
Jenaika Rios and Orianna Garcia



‘Breakout’ is a video that depicts four personal perspectives on the phrase ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ in correlation with the current circumstances. The video is a collection of four animations intertwined together. Our instagram page, @breakoutbymental, is also part of our online experience. It acts as a gallery space within a social media platform, exhibiting other work MENTAL have created alongside the video.

Journey Through The Everyday

Shakespeare Street, Nottingham Trent City Campus

Monday 17th-Friday 28th

Inspired by ideas around commuting, ‘Journey Through the Everyday’ is a walk-through experience taking place on Shakespeare Street. Three artists are exhibiting framed work on the Nottingham Trent City Campus that provides a new, engaging perspective on a journey through everyday life.

Unpleasant Delights

Our exhibition will be an installation in Forest Recreation Ground, painting on pieces of wood and hanging them from one of the trees like a baby mobile. We will be using unpleasant imagery to work with the subject of mental health, predominantly student’s mental health during the pandemic. Using an Instagram page alongside this to post the artwork up close so it is available to view for anyone to see and will link in websites for mental health support for anyone affected or struggling.

Forest Recreation Ground

Emily Asquith, Edie Greensmith, Jordan Illingworth, Hope Jennings, Izzy Stevens

Uknown Treasure

17-31th May on the marked route around Nottingham. 

The collections we establish from trash to create a new life, exploring the use of recycling and Covid-19 bringing the outside in and collaborating with new and familiar mediums we find, to give past trash a completely new value.  

Looking at the group’s strengths in different areas from painting to sculpture, we’ve created a walk to collect materials, stimulate ideas, record and explore visuals from the Nottingham area to bring back and work with. Using our surroundings as a basis for our final creation. The work will be exhibited on pinned areas marked on the routed walk around the inner city with artists feeling free to make what they think suits best for the site specific works that will be replacing the found material. 

Artists: @mortlock_art @frasermiller_ @bravesunday @eugenieellorart


One Thoresby Street 
25th-27th May

Summer Kirkpatrick, Lucy Blease, Neve Charley, Grace Sykes and Polina Paspata.

Our collaborative piece aims to present the connection between artists and its challenges during the pandemic.

Through using a combination of styles and media we will be portraying the importance of human interconnection and conversation. We highlight the idea of uniting and overcoming struggles cooperatively as a society.

Looking Through Red

One Thoresby Street (Attic space) 

Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd May

We are creating pieces that show an illusion when looking through red and blue acetate, to portray that things aren’t always as they seem. For this idea we are creating 3 pieces and each piece displays two figures overlapping one another. By using the acetate, you can then separate the two figures and see the motion illusion. 


We’re a team of artists inspired by the joy of community projects that unite people in hard times. We’re focused specifically on uniting young people to reflect on how we’ve made our way through lockdown. Our exhibition will include work from our own peers and from youth that we’ve been in contact with, and all the art will focus on themes of positivity answering the question “What Helped You?”. 

One Thoresby Street (Project Space) 

27-30th May 

Ella Van Der Straaten, Nellie O’Rourke-Stopka, Daa Al-Farsi, Lauren Carter, Maisie Stevens  


In Two Minds

One Thoresby Street (Auto Locus Space) 
24th-26th May
Kinesics (Hannah Stokes, Chloe Burns, Jade Moore & Maggie Li)
Our ideas for this piece is to express the frustration and loneliness over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic through non verbal communication. The lack of contact with others during this time has caused distress and loneliness. We would like to connect people from this experience from lockdown to encourage people to reach out who may be feeling similar. We are going to communicate this through moving image projection.

Rock Sticky

Our project is an exhibition that explores the feeling of nostalgia with events and shows that have been forced to a halt due to the Pandemic over the last year. It will feature an enclosed space where visitors will be encouraged to step inside and experience the bright lights and loud music, with hope of it feeling like a night club for just yourself. With Covid in mind, the structure will have space for 1 person inside and will be monitored and therefore sanitised in between each visit. The structure will be blacked out, with coloured lights inside to mirror a specific event, featuring decorations to add to the experience. We hope it will allow those who visit to be lost in another world for the duration and imagine what we have been missing.

One Thoresby Street (Auto Locus Space)

18th – 20th May

Hosted by Millie Welburn-Cowell, Grace Morgan, Claudia Tuvey and Georgie Innalls.

Human Interaction

Our project goal is to encourage social interaction between people who may otherwise struggle with starting one with a stranger. As a group, we know what it’s like to want to start a conversation but not know how to or what to say, and that is why we want to help others. This pandemic has put a strain on communication between individuals, and we aim to help by providing an online space that gives people a chance to talk to others with colouring as the icebreaker. We plan to host a live on YouTube where we hold a discussion about related topics. The colouring pictures will be designed by us and will be available to print via a link from our Instagram page.

Live on Youtube: 24th May 7pm – 8pm

Beth Dixon, Emmylou Kessler, Shun Yu (Zoe) Chu and Otilija Cepkauskaite

Small World, Big Place

Our group is made up of six individual artists who each have their own style, however we all share a common goal; to create one piece to reflect our visions. This will eventually be a collection of different artworks within the same space by artists who share a vision, that when together can create something in the style of a traditional, unconventional advertisement. Through the use of our responses to different surroundings, cultures, colours and thoughts, our aim is to transport you through a celebration of art and hope that the viewer feels the same amount of joy that we do from creating it. We will be using the light box at OTS to combine all our work so that we can present it 24/7. The print will be very colourful and so the light from the Light box will hopefully compliment this.

Rights For Flies

There are multiple species that have taken part in the creation of insect rebellion. We all have emptied our glasses in search for a representation of a bigger identity- one that pursues imperfection; one that pursues the enrichment of underground, lower class entertainment.
Witness life through the eyes of the bug that inhabits your pupil’s surface, then feel the light rays crawl under your eyelids. The detail of sound is a sensation that only the conscious can admire. Show the world your facets while knowing your template is shared. BEWARE THE BED BUG.

An Introduction to scrap music

Advertising for a new sound and visual art wave, exhibiting in the ‘one’ on thoresby street.

21st-24th May

Journey to Annihilation

 Every individual in our collective are making a piece of work from installation, sculpture, painting to illustration in response to our apocalyptic theme surrounding current affair issues such as the climate crisis, over consumption, nuclear holocaust and mass extinction

One Thoresby Street (Attic Space)

24th-26th May

Artists – Amy, Queenie, Inigo, Abigail, Fin, Jiawei.


Our exhibition is an accumulation of the practices of 6 artists. Our collaborative piece ties together our overlapping individual interests, including our relationship with the natural world and the value of being in the present moment. We have created an exhibition where with your eyes closed, you would presume to be standing within nature with grass underneath your feet, similar to in a garden, but with the aid of visuals you are then transformed into a room full of juxtaposed colours and textures. The exhibition is experienced through the floor and supported by the sounds of the natural world, to bring you to the present moment and help you to focus on individual senses.

One Thoresby Street (Attic Space)

17th-19th May 2021

Artists- Roisin Bourke, Connie Tugman, Hollie Betts, Yael Batour, James Fletcher and Viv Jones-Mills.

Katharina Fitz – When Seams Become Audible

Opening Saturday 10th of October 12-6pm

Exhibition Continues October 11th – 31st, Tuesday – Saturday, 12-6pm

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Booking for general opening hours:

One Thoresby Street is pleased to present ‘When Seams Become Audible’ an exhibition of new work and the first solo show by Katharina Fitz. The exhibition is a result of Fitz receiving the One Thoresby Street Production Award, given as part of New Art Exchange’s NAE Open 2019, in which she participated with her work ‘Mise en Abyme – Collapse’.

In her show Fitz presents a series of objects responding to the Attic Gallery at OTS, with the works on display being the result of a 6-week long residency. The turned, pushed, pulled and suspended forms work as a reactivation of their surroundings, beginning to interact with the architecture and challenging our understanding of how we experience space and everything that comes with it. Here Fitz offers an invitation to resee these places we inhabit through fresh eyes, creating a new kind of imagined and activated environment. 

The physical engagement of the body is notably present in Fitz’s practice and traces of her creative method draw us into an exploration of the making of the works on display, where tools and jigs become part of the installation. Fitz imports studio arrangements and objects of process into the gallery in order to bring the intimacy of the artist studio into the experience of the audience. In her installations she prompts the viewer to rethink the making of objects, the behaviour of the space and how it could be animated, changed, or extended into something else.

Fitz was born in Austria and has lived and worked in Nottingham since 2016. She completed her MFA at Nottingham Trent University in 2019 and has since been selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019 and the One Thoresby Street Production Award. In 2020 she was awarded the Gilbert Bayes Sculpture Award organised by the Royal Society of Sculptors and selected for London Bronze New Editions.






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