Framework for Practice

A temporary space to support the growth of new ideas

Posted on 5th August 2022

Written by Near Now

Framework for Practice is a project led by visual artist/curator Ryan Boultbee and architect/designer Will Harvey.

It represents the creation of a space to support the growth of new ideas.

Framework For Practice is a temporary scaffolding structure modifying Broadway Gallery into a space for supporting and inspiring sustainable creative research. The framework adapts to host a series of events, with the aim of supporting creatives to generate new ideas and starting points to research.

Broadway Gallery will become a site for building knowledge, and for constructing new patterns of creative culture in Nottingham.

The programme of talks and workshops will inspire research and ideation for new projects, share peer learning, and support the use of creative tools that we hope can be used to reimagine the future of Nottingham.

Events schedule

See below for an overview of all events taking place using the Framework for Practice structure in Broadway Gallery.

Thursday 18 Aug

6:00PM–7:00PM

  • Launch event
  • Introduction to Framework for Practice by Ryan Boultbee and Will Harvey
  • Introduction to Broadway's support for creative research and development by Lee Nicholls, Near Now Creative Producer.

7:00PM–9:00PM

  • Near Now Studio Talk: Malfunctioning Perfectly
  • Near Now Studio Member Rachel Parry will demo and share insights into her recent project MALPER, an online storytelling project driven by AI.

Friday 19 Aug

10:30AM–2:30PM

  • Near Now Ideas Fund: Drop-in support
  • Get advice and take part in short activities to help brainstorm and think critically about your ideas for new projects. Talk to us about Broadway's Near Now Ideas Fund (launching soon) and how to apply for up to £2,000 to support the important research and development (R&D) activity that is needed when a project is just getting started.

2:30PM–4:30PM

  • Creative Exchange: Round Lemon
  • Round Lemon is a Midlands-based community arts organisation that provides opportunities and resources for emerging creatives. Join co-founder Andreea Pislaru for an open opportunity to share and exchange ideas with wonderfully creative people. Resources and materials provided. This drop-in session does not require booking.

5:00PM–6:00PM

  • Future Makers x Near Now Fellowship
  • Future Makers is a new art & design studios in Nottingham for circular economy-based collaborations and innovations, events, markets, workshops & exhibitions. Founder Tristan Hessing will talk about his plans for the venue and opportunities for Nottingham creatives to get involved. Including insights into a new project supported by Broadway's Near Now Fellowship to explore the use of waste plastic as a material for creative projects.

6:00PM–7:00PM

  • Near Now Ideas Fund: Show and Tell
  • Meet recipients of our first round of Near Now Ideas Fund awards and learn about the creative research and development they're doing to get their ideas for new projects off the ground.

7:00PM–10:00PM

  • Coming soon...

Sat 20 Aug

10:30AM–2:30PM

  • Near Now Ideas Fund: Drop-in support
  • Get advice and practical support to help brainstorm and think critically about your ideas for new projects. Talk to us about Broadway's Near Now Ideas Fund (launching soon) and how to apply for up to £2,000 to support the important research and development (R&D) activity that is needed when a project is just getting started.

3:00PM–5:00PM

  • Coming soon...

5:30PM–6:45PM

  • Reimagining Nottingham: The Future of Broadmarsh Shopping Centre
  • Hosted by Ryan Boultbee and Will Harvey. Suggest creative and imaginative proposals for the half-demolished Broadmarsh site in Nottingham's city centre. This collective deliberation will aim to empower urban imaginaries and innovation through the infinite and playful possibilities of drawing.

7:00PM–10:00PM

  • Comng soon...

Sun 21 Aug

12:30PM–2:30PM

  • Creative Exchange: No Jobs in the Arts
  • No Jobs in the Arts create professional development opportunities for early-career creatives working in the Visual Arts, through projects linked to the Midlands. Join director Charlie Collins for an open opportunity to share and exchange ideas with wonderfully creative people. Resources and materials provided. This drop-in session does not require a booking.

3:00PM–5:00PM

  • Coming soon...

5:30PM–6:45PM

  • People vs. Power: Reimagining Our Local Power Station
  • Hosted by Ryan Boultbee and Will Harvey. Join us for a drawing workshop to reimagine Ratcliffe-on-Soar's 118-metre high cooling towers, potentially reshaping Nottingham’s Skyline.

7:00PM–10:00PM

  • Coming soon...
Framework for Practice scale model by Will Harvey and Ryan Boultbee, showing Broadway Gallery's street facing frontage.

Framework for Practice scale model by Will Harvey and Ryan Boultbee, showing Broadway Gallery's street facing frontage.

The Framework for Practice structure is made from scaffolding, steel knock-down fittings and fixtures commonly used for vertical access in the building sector.

The materials used in the framework are guided by sustainable thinking, such as the 6R’s (Recycle/Rethink/Refuse/Reduce/Reuse/Repair) and Cradle to Cradle theory.

About the artists

Ryan Boultbee B.Arch MFA is a visual artist/curator in Notting- ham, exploring the junction between Art & Architecture. He believes in creating new possibilities by inhabiting the world a little differently. Ryan is a Director at No Jobs in the Arts, de- livering ambitious projects that support early-career creatives in the Midlands in collaboration with established and emerging cultural partners.

ryanboultbee.co.uk

Will Harvey B.Arch M.Arch creates from the common ground of art, architecture, and graphic design; engaging these fields with criticality, playfulness, and optimism to face the challenging con- ditions of our contemporary society with a sense of hope. His work explores issues including community resilience, climate change & ecological breakdown, urban & rural conditions, edge- lands, and spatial agency. He has worked for various architectur- al practices in the UK and Canada, has been involved with large scale art fabrication and installation.

weareprimary.org/william-harvey

Author

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