The Untouched Collection

A showcase of artworks by artist Céline Siani Djiakoua


12th October 2021
13th October 2021
14th October 2021
15th October 2021
16th October 2021
17th October 2021

What time

1:00PM–6:30PM (except Thurs closing at 6:00PM)


Broadway Gallery

17 Heathcoat Street





Near Now Studio Member Céline Siani Djiakoua shares new work resulting from her residency at Bromley House Library for her project titled ‘The Untouched Collection’, supported by Arts Council England.

Visit Broadway Gallery from Tuesday 12–Sunday 17 October 2021 to view the exhibited work. Open daily from 1:00PM–6:30PM, except Thurs closing at 6:00PM.

During her residency, Céline researched Bromley House’s 19th century collection of travelling books, collecting illustrations of African nature. Remaining untouched until recently, the collection presents titles, text and illustrations of a difficult and sensitive nature, highlighting the need to address the status of these books and emphasise the necessity of reflection and action, to acknowledge and address the ongoing racial inequalities that are prevalent in our society.

From 'And the scales fell off my eyes' (2021) by Céline Siani Djiakoua.

From 'And the scales fell off my eyes' (2021) by Céline Siani Djiakoua.

Interrupted by the pandemic and motivated by the events following the death of George Floyd, the outcomes of Céline's residency explore issues of de/colonisation, using personal and mythological narratives.

Céline has created a series of booklets, which contain printed drawings, botanical prints, texts and images, a commissioned sound piece (by Tom Harris) and Augmented Reality experiences.

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Broadway Gallery

Broadway Gallery is located on the lower ground floor of Broadway Cinema (14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AL), nestled within its design and innovation studio spaces.

The space can be accessed via Broadway's main entrance but also has direct access via 17 Heathcoat Street, NG1 3AF.

Broadway Gallery is wheelchair accessible, with ramps and lift access from Broadway’s Box Office via the main entrance.

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