5th March 2024Notthingham Community

Nottingham artist panels proudly presented at The Island Quarter outdoor gallery


Local artists have gathered to celebrate their artwork being prominently displayed in the first outdoor art gallery at The Island Quarter

Nine panels have been created by a selection of artists whose proposed designs caught the eye of The Island Quarter team and Reiss Mallett, a renowned local street artist who has supported the project. The designs were selected from a high number of submissions following a callout to local artists last year to get involved in the first art project on the site.

Displayed below the plinth on London Road, the panels are primely positioned for viewing by people passing along the canal path. They also sit adjacent to the popular restaurant and event venues at 1 The Island Quarter, Binks Yard and Cleaver & Wake, which are frequented by hundreds of visitors daily.

9 art panels at The Island QuarterArpita Anstey, marketing director at The Island Quarter, said: “Through the outdoor gallery, we wanted to celebrate Nottingham’s vibrant street art seen by offering a unique opportunity for artists to showcase their creative talents in an area at the heart of the city that is rapidly regenerating.

“The artists have done an incredible job bringing their designs to life. From modern art to abstract-oriented designs, the panels proudly illustrate the diverse abundance of talented creative minds in Nottingham. This marks the start of a key connection between The Island Quarter and Nottingham through art and we’re excited for more artistic projects to come as the site evolves.”

Several of the artists who created designs attended the official unveiling of the panels, including Laura Decorum, Nick Wright, Alex Rubes, and Reggie Pugh.

Reggie PughReggie Pugh, who created a contemporary floral panel together with her sister Gina Harries-Pugh, said: “I previously heard about the art opportunities at The Island Quarter when the Boots mural competition was launched. Despite not being part of that project, I was eager to get involved and contacted the team who told me about the outdoor gallery.

“It’s been a fantastic way to be part of such a significant scheme for the city and it’s great to see my panel, which I completed with my sister, presented in a prominent place on site alongside the other artists’ work.”

To learn more about art projects at The Island Quarter, scan the QR code on the panel at the gallery, or visit the Art @ TIQ webpage.