Exhibitions

 

2021 – 

Nottingham Asylum Project. 'Peter's Asylum'. Digital Gallery. www.nottsasylumproject.site

2020 –

Transmission. ‘Somebody else’s good food’. Digital Gallery. www.transmissionart.co.uk.

 

Sunday Sounds. ‘I have the tools’. Digital Commission. https://www.axisweb.org/. https://www.axisweb.org/article/sunday-sounds/.

Exaggerate Everything. “Grant slapped me on park”. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

2019 –

Spill Yer Tea - Scratch performance night. ‘Circle IX Performance’. Organised by DRIP Liverpool. 35-39 Greenland St, Liverpool. UK.

 

New Art Exchange Open. ‘Hiding in plain sight: Houses pt 3’. New Art Exchange, Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, UK.

 

There’s No Place Like Home. ‘Midnight conversations’. Organised by NTU Festival. Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

[Not] A Live Show: 70th anniversary of New Contemporaries. ‘Illuminated Memories’. Bonington Gallery, Nottingham. UK.

 

2018 –

INTERmate.‘Circle Performance VII & VIII’. Organised by Ceej Richter, (MFA final performance). De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

 

Secret Postcard. ‘How long will I wait’. Old Lock Up Gallery, Derbyshire, UK.

 

SLAP: Live Art/Performance/Music/Instillation. ‘Circle Performance VI’. Organised by Little Wolf Parade. Rough Trade, 5 Broad St, Nottingham. UK.

 

Film, Free and Easy: Film festival. ‘The Alarm’. Primary Gallery, 33 Seely Rd, Nottingham, UK.

 

What has been Not what will be. Group ‘Happening’ Performance. Organised by ‘Can We Nott: NTU Public program. The Florist, 36-38 Hockley, Nottingham, UK.

 

Memory-Images. ‘Circle Performance IV’. Organised by NTU Festival. Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

Film, Free and Easy: Film festival. ‘Solitary Confinement: pt 1’.  Primary Gallery, 33 Seely Rd, Nottingham, UK.

 

2017 –

Secret Postcard. ‘Untitled’. Old Lock Up Gallery, Derbyshire, UK.

 

Re-Performing Gender. ‘I’m Pan Sexual’. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

Curation

 

2020 –

‘Isolated Memories’. The isolated memories voicemail project. https://isolatedmemories.wixsite.com/isolatedmemories.

Everything Exaggerated. Backlit Gallery Invigilators Response Exhibition. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

2019 –

Tunnell Vision. Summer Lodge 2019 documentation exhibition. Victoria Centre Bus Station, Nottingham, UK.

 

2018 –

There’s No Place like Home. Organised by NTU Festival. Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

What has been Not what will be. Organised by ‘Can We Nott: NTU program. The Florist, 36-38 Hockley, Nottingham, UK.

 

SITE:strike. Backlit Gallery Invigilators Response Exhibition. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

Fine Art Collective film festival. Bonington building, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK.

 

Professional Workshops

2021 –

No jobs In the arts FRINGE FESTIVAL. Generosity Session: A mindful approach  to engaging with crit sessions. Provided 50min Workshop. www.ukyoungartists.co.uk.

Voluntary Experience

2019 –

Backcrit. Backlit Gallery’s (Nottingham) In house art discussion group. 

Role: To organise and oversee the event in all of its functions with the assistance of a co-director and volunteers known as the Steering Group. I organise guest artists and additional artists who show work with the guidance and support of the guest artist. Featured artists are as follows. 

 

       - Ryan Heath 5th July 2019

       - Emmanuel Boateng 7th June 2019

       - Jade Foster 3rd May 2019

       - Alasdaire Ambrose 5thApril 2019

       - David Cantrill 1st March 2019

       - Annie Moxon 1st February 2019

In Focus. Surface Gallery’s (Nottingham) In house art discussion group. 

Role: To organise and oversee the event in all of its functions with the support of the Surface Gallery Voles team. I organise guest artists and additional artists who show work with the guidance and support of the guest artist. Guest Artists featured so far are 

       - Ryan Boultbee Dec 12th 2019

       - Céline Siani Djiakoua 25th Nov 2019

       - Michael J. Sheppard 26th June 2019

       - Jessica Pye 29th May 2019

       - Katie Zoe Mitchell 24th April 2019

       - Hollie Udall 27thMarch 2019

       - Ashley Alldread 27th February 2019  

       - Tom Van Herrewege 30th January 2019

       - Ceej Richter 24th October 2018

       - Alasdair Ambrose 26th September 2018

       - Sophie Kate Morton 29th August 2018

       - Benjamin Rostance 25th July 2018

 

Summer Lodge 2019. 

Role: Documentor.  Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Nottingham, UK.  

 

Altercation: 181018 by Alasdair Ambrose.

Role: Moving image documentation. (Red Bricks Exhibition) Primary Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

2018 –

Summer Lodge 2018. 

Role: Studio Assistant to various artists. Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Nottingham, UK.   http://www.summerlodge.org/welcome/ 

 

Bummock: Lace archive’ exhibition.

Role: De-installing Exhibition. Support for Andrew Bracey. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

Walk the Line by Matthew Chesney.

Role: Labourer/assisting artist. Usher Gallery, Danes Terrace, Lincoln, UK.

 

2017 –

Simon Starling Exhibition

Role: Labourer/De-instillation of exhibition. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

Invigilation and Volunteering 2017 - 2020

Invigilator: 

Exhibition - C/J: Chloe Maratta and Joanne Robertson. Bonington Gallery, Nottingham.

 

Invigilator:

Exhibition - Let there be light. Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

Invigilator: 

Exhibition - Dick Jewell: Now & Then'. Bonington Gallery, Nottingham.

 

Invigilator: 

Exhibition - The Serving Library v David Osbaldeston. Bonington Gallery, Nottingham.

 

Invigilator:

Exhibition - International Postcard Show 2019. Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

Invigilator: 

Symposium - International Association of Art Critics with Sacha Craddock. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.          

 

Invigilator: 

Exhibition - Mountain Of Tongues. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

Invigilator: 

Exhibition - Strike Site. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

Invigilator:       

Exhibition - Bummock: Lace archive. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.​             

 

Invigilator: 

Exhibition - Performing Gender. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

Invigilator: 

Exhibition - Mytho Plastic. Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, UK.

 

Press

 

2021 –

'Artful Asylum' - Artfully Learning - Written by Adam Zucker

'De-Risking the arts' - UK New Artists - Written by Kellymarie Palfrey.

Notts TV - Nottingham Asylum Project - 'Peter's Asylum' TV Interview. 

 

2020 –

Notts TV - Exaggerate Everything TV Interview. 

Everything Exaggerated - Invigilators response exhibition booklet. With support from Backlit Gallery, Nottingham.

 

2018 –

SITE:strike - Invigilators response exhibition booklet. With support and funding from Backlit Gallery, Nottingham.

 

2017 –

RE-performing Gender - Invigilators response exhibition booklet. With support from Backlit Gallery, Nottingham.

Research

2021 -

'Nottingham Asylum Project'. Looking at the historical humanitarian aspects of the Nottingham County Asylum as part of the research team lead by Backlit Gallery, Nottingham. 

2018 -

'SPUR Scholarship Projects for Undergraduate Researchers: Scholarship of teaching and learning'. 2018. Research paper titled: Learning from failure: Collaborative design for the future of art and design curriculum development.  

All works thorughout this website are, unless otherwise stated, copyright to the artist Benjamin Rostance 2021