Tether Shortlisted for Nottingham Creative Business Award
September 5, 2008, 12:56 pm
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The Nottingham Creative Business Awards seeks to recognise Nottingham-based galleries, collectives, companies or individual artists who have made a significant impact upon the Visual Arts scene locally, nationally and/or internationally.

The winner will be announced during an awards ceremony in October. Please click the link below to learn more about the award.


Tether Shows at Stand Assembly | 19th-29th June
June 10, 2008, 9:49 am
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week one at Stand Assembly

Work by Tether artists will be on show as part of Stand Assembly’s on going series of exhibitions which showcase the practices of Nottingham-based contemporary artists. The first show, As I Go I Dude You, opens with its private view on Thursday 19th June, from 6-8pm. The show is then on from Saturday 21st-Sunday 22nd, 1-5pm. Artists in this show include Harriet Kerrs and Liam Aitken.

The second show, U So Dead Ugii, will open to the public on the 28th and 29th of June, 1-5pm, whilst the private view is on Thursday 26th of June, 6-8pm. Artists in this show include Lauren O’Grady and Timothy Dixon.

Stand Assembly is located at: Unit 3 The Factory, Dakeyne St, Nottingham, NG3 2AR.

For directions to the venue, or for more information on Stand Assembly, please visit their website:

Future/Past Exhibition | 3rd May-26th July | Erewash Museum
April 23, 2008, 9:49 am
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6 artists have been commissioned to make all new site-specific artwork to be discovered amongst the permanent exhibits in the beautiful Georgian building of Erewash Museum in Ilkeston. This 3 month exhibition includes an interactive sand sculpture, textile installations using local materials and a fragmented archive of a lost era in Erewash’s history.

Featuring work by Tether artists Samuel Mercer, Charlie Pratley and a collaboration between Hugh Dichmont & Chie Hosaka.

Exhibition Opening/Private View: Saturday 3rd May (All welcome)

For information on how to find the venue, check the link below:



L’Etranger | Hand and Heart Gallery | Opening 16th April
March 18, 2008, 10:23 am
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L’Etranger, the inaugural exhibition at new independent Nottingham gallery Hand and Heart, features work by Tether artist Hugh Dichmont, in collaboration with Tether associate Aaron Juneau, as well as work by artists Anna Kraay and Luke Norton.

Taking inspiration from Albert Camus’ 1942 novel, often translated as “The Outsider”, the artists have created new works which respond to the themes and philosophy of the novel and Camus’ oevre as a whole. To accompany the exhibition will be a publication produced by writers collective Open Hand, in which Hugh Dichmont discusses L’Etranger’s protagonist’s role as prophet of ‘the absurd’; Camus’ career defining philosophical concept. Also featuring poems by Aaron Juneau and illustrations by Anna Kraay.

The exhibition opens on Wednesday 16th of April for the private view (All welcome), and will represent the first steps of independent gallery Hand and Heart, Derby Road, a dedicated environment for the exhibition of contemporary art, specialising in photography, film and fine art. Alongside its programme of exhibitions Hand and Heart will play host to events such as live music, lectures and workshops, and provide a permanent social space, as a cafe and bookshop.

For all enquiries please email: enquiries@handandheartgallery.com

About Tether Festival 2007

Tether Festival – three weeks of events, exhibitions, performances and screenings in November 2007 – represented the first major project by Nottingham based artist group Tether. Under the direction of Hugh Dichmont and Samuel Mercer, Tether’s members curated shows, facilitated collaborations and hosted events which made Tether Festival not only an opportunity for members of Tether to exhibit their own work, but as a means to establish connections with artist groups and practitioners throughout the UK.

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