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ONLINE TALKS AND LECTURES

Meet artists, musicians and researchers who work on fascinating projects and continue to inspire us. Browse our inspiring online talks as we're joined in conversation with artist friends from across our region and beyond.


Browse a selection of fascinating talks with local artists, musicians and researchers who have joined us in conversation to give us insight into their work, studies and projects. Enjoy the opportunity to meet our friends who continue to inspire us, from highlighting diversity in the arts and LGBT+ studies to shining a light on Florence Nightingale's efforts to improve health and sanitation in the home.


Art  |  Music  |  History 

Artwork from Breaking Mould exhibition

IN CONVERSATION WITH NATALIE RUDD SENIOR CURATOR, ARTS COUNCIL COLLECTION

Neil Walker, Head of Visual Arts Programming, interviews Natalie Rudd about the exhibition Breaking the Mould: Sculpture by Women Since 1945 currently showing at Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and touring to the Djanogly Gallery this September. Breaking the Mould is the first extensive survey of post-war British sculpture by women in a public institution.

Coming soon.
A photograph of Florence Nightingale seated and looking at camera

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE'S SISTER(S: FAMILY AND NURSING IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

Dr Richard Bates examines Florence Nightingale’s relationship with her sister Parthenope and her development from dutiful daughter to national nursing heroine. 

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PEVSNER ON CAMERA

Martine Hamilton Knight gives an illustrated talk about the challenges of shooting ‘timeless’ images of the city for the Pevsner Guide to Nottinghamshire.

WATCH HERE
Elpi sitting on a ladder next to her artwork. Woman has dark hard and orange tshirt

IN CONVERSATION WITH ELPIDA HADZI-VASILEVA

Neil Walker, Head of Visual Arts Programming, hosts this interview with artist Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva. The conversation touches on her choice of highly unusual art materials, her interest in medical science and her revelation of beauty in the most unlikely places.

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FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE AND HEALTH AT HOME

Journey to the past and discover how young Nightingale’s charitable visits to working-class cottages inspired her longstanding mission to improve the living conditions of working people in Britain. Dr Jonathan Memel explores how Nightingale made attempts to popularise sanitary discourse and embed health concerns in the home. 

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IN CONVERSATION WITH PROFESSOR GREGORY WOODS

To celebrate the University of Nottingham's LGBT+ History Month, Emeritus Professor Gregory Woods, Chair of Gay and Lesbian Studies at Nottingham Trent University, joins Head of Visual Arts, Neil Walker, for a live streamed conversation. Catch up on the conversation that was live streamed from Lakeside.

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A picture of Abel Selaocoe playing music

IN CONVERSATION WITH ABEL SELAOCOE

Part of the University of Nottingham's Diversity Festival 2021

South African cellist Abel Selaocoe redefines the parameters of the cello. He moves seamlessly across a plethora of genres and styles and performs with diverse musicans from across the world . Abel discusses his music-making and aim to help classical music reach a more diverse audience.

WATCH HERE
A picture of Permindar Kaur at table surrounded by artwork

ARTIST PERMINDAR KAUR IN CONVERSATION WITH EDDIE CHAMBERS

Part of the University of Nottingham's Diversity Festival 2021

Nottingham-born artist Permindar Kaur, who solo exhibition Hiding Out was displayed in the Djanogly Gallery in 2014, joins art historian and curator Eddie Chambers to discuss her artistic practice and how she found her voice among Black and Asian artists in the 1990s identity politics-dominated art scene.

WATCH HERE
A picture of Sura Susso playing music

IN CONVERSATION WITH SURA SUSSO

Part of the University of Nottingham's Diversity Festival 2021

Sura Susso is a creative, versatile and talented kora player and percussionist, who hails from a Traditional Griot family in Gambia West Africa who has performed on a worldwide stage. We're delighted to have had the chance to meet with Sura to discuss his music experiences, upbringing and inspiration that's made him an unforgettable artist.

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MAT COLLISHAW: IN CONVERSATION WITH MUSTAFA HULUSI

Nottingham-born artist Mat Collishaw joins fellow artist and friend Mustafa Hulusi in conversation to explore the processes behind creating his impressive art installations. Mat discusses what inspires him and his creative processes.

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