It’s been a long time coming, but we the Attenborough arts centre are thrilled to open our gallery doors for a brand new exhibition.
Stretching throughout galleries 1 and 2, Mik Godley’s Considering Silesia is the first new public show we have in our building since March 2020 and a lot of work has gone into making it an experience like no other.
‘Considering Silesia’ observes the context of our evolving relationship with the internet, which increasingly enables us to virtually “visit” parts of the world and connect with strangers without leaving home. Despite having never visited his mother’s homeland, Lower Silesia, Mik’s work documents the landscape and architecture of the region through images, video footage and maps found online
Mik Godley is an artist and art school lecturer based in Nottingham. He is a painter who makes work using both traditional analogue painting techniques and digital iPad technology. His ongoing body of work ‘Considering Silesia’ was initiated in 2003, and explores the artist’s Anglo-German heritage, cultural memory, displacement and migration.
“The work that has been put in over the last week has been tremendous”, said Michaela Butter MBE, Director of the Attenborough Arts Centre. “The team has transformed the space. It’s lovely to see everyone so eager to get this show ready, from the dozens of pieces by Mik Godley and the huge wall painting that needs to be seen to be believed!”
Considering Silesia opens Monday 7 June and is accessible Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. Booking will be required to guarantee your viewing of the exhibition and you can do that here.
The show has been put together in accordance with government guidelines, and the Attenborough Arts Centre has received ‘Good to Go’ approval from Visit England.