On the 28th February recent NTU alumni Leigh Hancock and Chris J. S. Smith launched ‘5 Dots’, a vibrant new art collective with the aim of getting more art on Nottingham’s walls. 5 Dots represent various and original art, creating an evolving platform of artists and small businesses to showcase their work. They aim to lift the pretentious barriers associated with modern day art through displaying exhibitions, which appeals to wider range of the public and which relate to various aspects of the community and social dynamics as well as bringing art to those who haven’t been given many opportunity to engage in such a visual world.
The ‘space’ is based in The Hive’s unit in Cobden Chambers and will primarily be used as a shop and studio, featuring work from a range of local Nottingham artists. The space will also play host a variety of talks and workshops aiming to further engage with the Nottingham public both in their and studio space and across the city.
Leigh runs her own business Sensorlei which makes sensory Jewellery and other objects for visually impaired and blind people while Chris has had his unique line-based artwork and products exhibited and sold across Nottingham. The two with help from Nottingham Trent’s entrepreneurship center, The Hive, successfully opened their doors to the public will an evening filled with drinks, music and great people.
Coming up soon in association to 5 Dots, Chris will be hosting an exhibition ‘I Make Lines’ from the 14th to 26th March and Leigh will be showcasing the exhibition ‘Get Art In Hands’ which will be an interactive and sensory exhibition in order to use her work to bring people together and with a range of artists.