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An exploration of 3D printing technology by Nottingham artist Graham Elstone

Pupa presents sculptures based on the organic shapes of chrysalis forms. This installation, taking place in Broadway's Gallery, explores themes of nature vs nurture, change, and transformation.

The pupa or chrysalis is often used as an example of transition or new beginnings. The installation is the first stage in the artist's ongoing developments utilising 3D printing, shape, lighting, sound and interaction.

Beyond this iteration, Elstone aims to explore new processes and creative use of virtual reality allowing the viewer to be inside the Pupa.

Pupa was developed with support from Nottingham Trent University's Enabling Innovation programme.

This exhibition is supported using public funding by Arts Council England, through an open call programme by Near Now, Broadway's studio for arts, design and innovation.

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Broadway's Gallery is located on the lower ground floor, nestled within our design and innovation studio spaces behind Cinema Screens 3 and 4.

Broadway Gallery opening times:

Sun – Thu: 11:00AM – 6:00PM

Fri and Sat: 11:00AM – 8:00PM

Access via Heathcoat Street or Broadway main entrance.

About the artist

Graham Elstone works as an artist, creative educator and project manager. Projects and creative work are presented regionally, nationally and internationally, involving digital arts, installation, performance and mixed media.

Elstone's artwork has been shown in galleries, theatres and within festivals. Much of his work is made for public spaces and unusual settings, including shop fronts, disused buildings, streets, rural landscapes and other public buildings.

Much of the artistic work requires interaction from audience. Elstone often challenges perceptions of a medium and expands creative boundaries whilst allowing audiences to explore and participate. Recent work includes Arts Council England-funded mixed media touring project ‘The Circle Squared’.

Broadway Gallery open call

Pupa takes place as part of Near Now's series of open call opportunities, supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

In 2019, we are offering exhibition opportunities open to artists, working in any art form, who are enabled or inspired by technology.

We invite expressions of interest from creative practitioners based in and around Nottingham.

Near Now is Broadway's studio for arts, design and technology.

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