Socket is an artist-led visual arts collective based in the East Midlands whose members all have an association with the BA (Hons) Fine Art at the University of Nottingham. The diverse practice of the group is reflected through painting, printmaking, installation, three-dimensional work and digital media.

Watch a short profile of the Socket collective made at the Carnival of Monsters Festival of Contemporary Art, Nottingham, Oct 2014 by film-maker Joel Davidson.

Socket was formed in 2011 as a forum to further individual careers, promote independent practice and forge beneficial working relationships with other artists, curators and professionals within the visual art field.

Current Socket artists include: Bob Allen, Barbara ClaytonSusan Greenaway, Jane Pepper, Gill Hugman Perkins, Nicola Rae, Janet Turville and Helen Williams.