BACKrits are critical feedback sessions that are now an established part of our programming. They help develop and support the gallery’s important network of students, local and International artists. They also add to Backlit’s repertoire of engaged critical events enhancing Backlit’s reputation as a leading arts practice venue in the region.
During November and December, 2010, Backlit offered critical feedback sessions led by artists involved in the British Art Show 2010. These sessions, BACKrits, offered a critique of artworks by Nottingham Trent university Fine Art students, local practitioners and Backlit studio members.
The Live Lecture series at Nottingham Trent University ran by Rob Flint involved a number of the artists exhibiting in the British art show and involved in the BACKrits.
Due to the success of the ‘BACKrits’ they are now an integral part of our programming.
Take a look at the programme page for further details or join the mailing list to keep up to date with Backlit events.
Selection process? Students are invited to participate by their University departments. Local practitioners can email with a request for participation. They are a first come first come basis.
Date: Friday 29th June. 12pm – 5pm Facilitator: Rhiannon Slade BACKrits are critical feedback sessions taking place at Backlit Gallery Nottingham. Nottingham Trent Doctorate Researcher, and Backlit’s current exhibiting artist, Rhiannon Slade will be leading the discussion in which local arts practitioners and Nottingham Trent University students have a chance for their work to be critiqued by each other and University of Nottingham History of Arts students. We would like to invite three local artists to...read more
After an inspirational evening at the Backlit gallery, participating in a Backrit the piece I cannot get out of my mind is Liz Sparks’ collection of hand-made fruit. Almost like walking into the kitchen of a rural farmhouse, purposefully selected foods are arranged and abandoned. On the wall hangs a sewn bag containing corn, a bit of which is escaping, a wooden table roughly covered with a white sheet holds woven, fabric foods delicately placed as though expectant of company. A furry pear on a doily blurs the boundary between our...read more
Critical Feedback Session Monday 12th March 4-7pm (with refreshments) Facilitated by Dr Anna Lovatt, University of Nottingham BACKrits are our trademark critical feedback sessions. Here UoN lecturer Dr Anna Lovatt will be leading the discussion in which gallery exhibitiants, local arts practitioners and History of Art students from the city’s two universities will have a unique chance to have their work critiqued. Each group will look at six artists, for more information or to submit please click...read more