Mytho Plastic

18th November – 10th December

BACKLIT presents Mytho Plastic, an exhibition of emerging artists whom have recently graduated from Nottingham Trent University, presenting new narratives in contemporary art.

A 21st century play on the Greek word mythoplasia meaning ‘stories capable of being molded’ the work explores the pathway of artists as they begin to shape their futures. The exhibition is inspired by Joseph Campbell’s work ‘The Hero with a Thousand Faces’ (1949) and explores notions of self-mythology, mysticism, future relics and the subversion of millennial culture.

Featuring work by; Jennifer Burton, Amelia Daiz & Amethyst Jennnings,
Ryan Heath, Conor Hurford, Carla Lavin, Annie Moxon, Georgia O’ Reilly, Hannah Parikh, Louis Pawlett and Holly Shaw.

The public programme will feature experiential talks, events and workshops that have been curated by Anna Robson and Joseph Winsborrow in response to the themes within the exhibition. All events are FREE no booking required.

25th November : Seeing In New Eyes – A gallery tour in which participants are encouraged to rethink the way we see artworks. 1-2pm

2nd December : Artists and Curators Talk – A behind the scenes insight into the artworks in the exhibition by the curator Matthew Chesney and featured artists. 1-2pm.

8th December : Tarot Experience / BACKLIT Christmas Fete – An experiential workshop that provides a reading into your future with emoji symbols. 6-8pm.

Thanks to; Clare Parr, Nottingham Trent University, Ben Judd, Lisa Selby, Peter Chesney, Denis Fryer and Martin Rayment.