Constance Howard Gallery: Exhibition

Waddington Art Walk

1pm -3pm    27 July 2019

A free artist-led walk along the Ridges & Furrows Waddington Trail, celebrating three new large-scale temporary artworks by Sarah Bennett, Andrew Bracey and Danica Maier, presenting early outcomes from an artist residency within the Tennyson Research Centre in Lincoln.


The walk will last approximately 3 hours, including readings, comfort breaks and an optional family workshop.

The walk is part of NK Walking Festival Saturday 13 July – Saturday 27 July 2019.

For more information and to book  please refer to the Countryside section of the Hill Holt Wood website, artsNK or email


You can order a copy of the publication from Cornerhouse Publishing: order

This publication is the result of an artists’ research residency that used unseen parts of the Lace Archive in Nottingham as catalysts for the creation of new artworks.

Andrew Bracey, Danica Maier and Lucy Renton spent two and half years rummaging, exploring and making.

Critical texts by Pennina Barnett, Fiona Curran, Janis Jefferies, Sian Vaughan, alongside interviews with the artists involved, unpack the findings.

This is part of a larger research project ‘Bummock: New Artistic Responses to Unseen parts of the Archive’. Like the Bummock – the largest part of the iceberg that remains hidden under water – archives often contain far more than is ever accessed. Bummock gives a platform for these stored and yet to be appreciated parts, and is developing alternative methods for researchers to access archives.

This is the first of a series of publications that will collate the findings and artworks from residencies in different archives.

This publication accompanies the exhibition at Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, 26 Jan- 18 Feb 2018 and Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge, 24 Jan – 16 Feb 2019.

Ruskin Gallery: Exhibition

Bummock: The Lace Archive tours to the Ruskin Gallery in Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge.  The work is recontextualized including new installations created by Danica Maier and Lucy Renton. With newly developed sound work by Danica Maier with Composer Martin Scheuregger.

Opening event with Book Launch: 31 January 2019 from 5-7pm with live events at 5:15pm and 6pm. 


Archives as catalysts for the creation of new artworks. Three artists, Andrew Bracey, Danica Maier and Lucy Renton have spent the last two and half years rummaging, exploring and making. The artworks created will be shown alongside the archival material that was used as the starting point for the artists’ research.

Private View: 26th Jan 6-9pm

Backlit Gallery, Alfred House, Ashley St,

Nottingham NG3 1JG

Opening Event: 26 January, 2018. 6-9pm

Exhibition dates: 27 January – 18 February 2018.

Fri, Sat, Sun noon – 5pm


Booking: Eventbrite link 

This symposium will explore and expand upon issues arising from the research project and residency within the Lace Archive by three artists Andrew Bracey, Danica Maier and Lucy Renton. The symposium will also focus on, an overview of the Lace Archive held at Nottingham Trent University, it’s history and content; a history of contemporary artists working with Nottingham lace; artists working in and accessing archives and collections; hidden stories of collections, through two cases studies and an artist round table discussion of working with the Lace Archive. At the end of the symposium the delegates will have an opportunity for a special preview of the exhibition with informal discussion with the artists involved and food and drink.

Speakers include: Pennina Barnett, Andrew Bracey, Dr. Amanda Briggs-Goode, Deborah Dean, Danica Maier, Lucy Renton, Dr. Sian Vaughan


Private View

Friday 26 January, 2018, 6pm – 9pm, free

Join the artists for a drink and special preview of the exhibition, Bummock: The Lace Archive.

Sound Transcription Workshop

Saturday 3rd February, 3:30pm, free

Join Danica Maier and Dr. Martin Scheuregger as they continue to test, play and experiment with transcribing the lace technical drawings into scores for sound works. This will be a playful drop in session for all ages.

Artists’ Tour

Saturday 10th February, 3pm - 4pm, free

Andrew Bracey and Danica Maier will discuss themes of the project and give an insight into the working processes resulting from researching in the Lace Archive to creating their artwork.

Attention/Detail - Children’s workshop

Sunday 18th February 1-4pm, free

This hands-on workshop will play with scale and reproduction, where participants will create drawings that will then be enlarged to bigger than life to create a overlapping mural. Targeted at children from ages 5-80 this will be a playful drop in session for children and parents.

Backlit Gallery, Alfred House, Ashley St,

Nottingham NG3 1JG