In Another Place - 10 Billboards, 10 Places, 6 Weeks

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21st May – 1st July 2018

In Another Place is a collaboration between the Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands and ten venues bringing new art to new audiences. 

10 regional organisations have invited visual artists to present original artworks on advertising billboards in a range of locations for 6 weeks. Transforming these everyday hoardings into a vibrant display across the region, In Another Place aims to bring art to audiences, in places where normally they would see advertising.

For In Another Place UK Young Artists is presenting new work by Charlie Birtles, an applied artist who graduated in 2015 after studying Three-Dimensional Design at Manchester School of Art. Birtles creates artworks of curiosity. Inspired by miscellanea, from a compulsion to find and collect, she endeavours to explore value and meaning of unsung objects. Her choice of materials come from everyday items, and combined with meticulous processes and repetitive techniques, lead her through a narrative by which she organically creates. Each object Charlie creates is carefully considered; collectively they form a ‘landscape’ of her reflective process. 

UK Young Artists’ billboard, is located in Hyson Green, Nottingham, at the junction of Gregory Boulevard and Radford Road. The billboard heralds our next biennale, City Takeover: Nottingham in February 2019 when 200 artists from across the globe will be in the city showing and sharing their work with audiences. It will raise UKYA’s profile with artists and stakeholders, ignite curiosity in potential participants – particularly young designers and applied artists – and encourage the general public to celebrate the wealth of talent and creativity that exists within the city and across the globe, presented right on their doorstep.

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UKYA invites you to attend two events as part of In Another Place:

Making conversations - Charlie Birtles
Wednesday 30 May, 10 – 11.30am
New Art Exchange, Nottingham

In Another Place artist Charlie Birtles leads a workshop exploring the needle lace techniques she used in her billboard artwork. Includes a visit to her billboard nearby where she will talk through the story behind the work.


In Conversation, with Charlie Birtles
Tuesday 5 June, 3 - 4pm
Nottingham Trent University, Bonington Building

In Another Place artist, Charlie Birtles maps her journey post-study to life as a self-employed maker for artists, students and members of the public. Followed by a visit to the billboard in Hyson Green led by the artist.

Charlie’s artwork that features in her billboard image has been made possible thanks to Nottingham City Museums and Galleries, Judith Edgar and Newstead Abbey for access to Nottingham Museum’s Lace Archive.

Laura Evans