Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery has a well-established reputation for showing local, national and international art, crafts and design. In 2003, we proposed to curate a unique exhibition exploring the relationship between art, architecture and design.
The work featured in Combine + Converge sought to entertain and provoke by blurring conventional boundaries and definitions: What happens when a bungalow looks like a sculpture? Can a landscape be mistaken for architecture? Where does one end and the other begin? The finished show reflected this blurring of boundaries by existing both as an interactive exhibition, a publication and a web site.
So why do it? – We wanted to create something that represented our own commitment to thinking differently and helped to strengthen public perception of the creative community and its relevance to society.
The exhibition attracted more than 4,000 visitors to the gallery and received wide critical acclaim.