Near Now Studio: Open Studio Day

Meet our Studio Members and discover their work


27th June 2019

What time

11:00AM – 6:00PM



14-18 Broad Street,





We're opening up our Studio spaces for a day of collaboration, learning and discovery with Near Now Studio Members.

The Near Now Studio is a creative community to support new ideas and collaborations. We offer studio members use of Broadway's creative spaces for testing ideas, developing skills, sharing work and exploring new collaborations.

Drop by the Studio at Broadway any time between 11:00AM – 6:00PM on Thursday 27 June:

  • Learn about Studio Members' creative practices and projects they're working on.
  • Try out the tools and technologies being explored in the Studio.
  • Take part in demonstrations and learn from Studio Members.
  • Discuss potential projects and collaborations.
Work in progress VR installation by Céline Siani Djiakoua

Work in progress VR installation by Céline Siani Djiakoua

Expect to see projects and works in progress across visual arts, performance, creative technology and environmental science, with demonstrations using:

  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Livecoding and generative visuals
  • Eco-printing
  • Interactive installations
  • And more!

Open Studio Schedule


  • Studio Opens
  • Studio Member demonstrations start (all day)


  • Studio Member Talks (1hr)
  • Céline Siani Djiakoua – exploring art making in VR
  • Roma Patel – designing for performance and immersive installations
  • Sian Morrell – augmented reality artworks and livecoding


  • Lunchtime Talks
  • Lee Nicholls, Creative Producer, Near Now – What's the Near Now Studio and why are we doing it?
  • Tristan Hessing, One Thoresby Street – The future of OTS and supporting artists' collaboration in Nottingham


  • Studio Member Talks (1hr)
  • Rachel Parry – technologies for live art performance
  • Joe Strickland – mixed reality storytelling
  • Mo Langmuir – community-centric STEM projects exploring social and environmental issues


  • Drinks and pizza!

Who are the Studio Members?

Our Studio currently includes talented visual, digital, sound and performance artists, choreographers/dancers, sound designers/composers, theatre makers, environmental scientists and other creatives who are exploring the use of technology in their practice.

​Bonington Gallery 'Lace Unarchived' Installation Documentation, by Matt Woodham.

The Near Now Studio is open to creative practitioners based in and around Nottingham who are looking to explore the use of technology in their practice.

You should join if you are looking for space and support to research and develop your new projects enabled and inspired by technology.

Collider Conversation: Making it Public

Weds 26 June, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Exploring Digital Practice in the Public Realm

Taking place the evening before this Open Studio Day, Threshold Studios presents a panel-led open discussion exploring how development within digital practice might impact on our public spaces in the Midlands.

Threshold's Collider Conversations connect panel and audiences to share thoughts, experiences, challenges and explore solutions collectively.

This Collider Conversation will discuss the ways artists, producers and commissioners have the potential to transform cultural experiences for audiences through the application of new technology in new contexts. This panel brings together experts from outdoor arts, visual arts and theatre to explore what new experiences could be created for outdoor spaces and the huge audiences they attract.

Limited spaces are available, booking essential.

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.