Curated by Paula Zambrano
NN and University of Northampton (UON) are delighted to present ‘Illusion, Interaction, Introspection’, an exhibition by the collective Atelier17, final year BA Photography students of UON. This exhibition is a result of their final creative works produced over the course of their final year.
The exhibition comprises seventeen different conceptual approaches and artistic mediums surrounding different forms of photographic practice, presented through, among other formats, installations, sculptures, digital screens, and printed works. The title ‘Illusion, Interaction, Introspection’ refers to the multiplicity of the practices in the exhibition, which explore hyperreality, nostalgia, illusions, mental health, movement, sensory stimulation, and fantasy.
‘Illusion, Interaction, Introspection’ has been curated by the students in collaboration with NN as part of their ‘Practice Exhibition’ module, with Paula Zambrano leading as Curator. Throughout the module various members of the NN staff worked with students to develop an exhibition project and invited guest speakers from the professional artworld to mentor the students and share practice and expertise on the curatorial and developing professional creative practice. Guest Speakers for 2023 included Angelica Sule (Site Gallery Sheffield) & Joseph Constable (De La Warr Pavilion). The exhibition invites the public to come and experience the creative outcome of three years studying as these graduates transition to the next stage of their careers.
NN and Atelier17 invite everyone to come and experience the culmination of three years work as these graduates transition to the next stage of their careers. The exhibition will be held from 22nd-30th May, 10am-4pm, at the temporary NN Contemporary Art Project Space in Vulcan Works, Unit 9, which is accessed via Fetter Street.
On Thursday 25th May the exhibition will open its doors later from 6pm-8pm for a special Opening Reception, where all members of Atelier17 will be present to talk about their work in more detail.