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Professional Development Residency Award: Molly Allen

Between 4th and 12th October 2022, we will be welcoming Molly Allen as part of the 2022 Professional Development Residency Awards (PDRA), a joint partnership between NN Contemporary Art and the University of Northampton. The PDRA initiative is intended to support emerging artists with a focus on providing skills and networks to enhance employability in the region.

You can register for free to attend a preview event of Molly’s works in progress in our Project Space on Wednesday 12th October, 5pm – 7pm. Upon registration, you will receive details on how to get to our temporary project space at Vulcan Works.

About the Artist

Molly recently completed a BA (Hons) Fine Art degree at the University of Northampton. Her work revolves around the fragmentation of memories, childhood innocence and personal experiences around mental stability. Molly’s main focus is on photomontage with digital elements and mixed media pieces that gravitate towards violence and abuse in the household. For the duration of the artist residency, Molly plans on further developing work produced during her time at university.

About the Professional Development Residency Awards

The Professional Development Residency Awards are a joint partnership between NN Contemporary Art and the University of Northampton. Both organisations are passionately committed to making Northampton a culturally rich place in which to live, study, and visit. Their common objectives are creative research in art and design, public and community engagement, local growth and regeneration and skills development, enterprise, and employment. The new PDRA initiative is the latest scheme to emerge from the partnership and is intended to support emergent artists with a focus on providing skills and networks to enhance employability in the region.

The PDRA award is aimed at participants who are seeking to develop careers in the cultural sector and offers recipients valuable experience in working with NN Contemporary Art, which is an Arts Council England (ACE) accredited National Portfolio Organisation (NPO). Award winners have the opportunity to work with NN professionals to showcase their work to audiences to receive feedback on their practice and gain mentoring toward future career aspirations.

Throughout their residencies, the awarded students have the opportunity to provide engagement with the team of Curators and Education specialists, work and experiment in the project space as well as exhibit their work during public-facing event.

You will be emailed instructions on how to get to the venue and what to expect. For any other accessibility inquires, please email info@nncontemporaryart.org.

Image credits

Artist: Molly Allen, @mollyallen_art

Access Notes

Upon registration, you will be emailed instructions on how to get to the venue and what to expect. For any other accessibility inquires, please email sonia@nncontemporaryart.org.

The event will be photographed and filmed for archival purposes. By signing up, you agree for the photographs and videos to be used for future promotional purposes.

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