Web of Water Artists’ talks at the ICCA, Nottingham

Socket artists Barbara Clayton, Jane Pepper, Nicola Rae, and Janet Turville are amongst the artists involved in the Web of Water exhibition at the ICCA’s Atrium Gallery. The exhibition concludes on Friday 28th March with artists’ talks and an address from MP Chris Leslie on behalf of Water Aid – see below.


The exhibition has been organised by Artcore Derby and curated by Sandhya Gajjar, Saira Lloyd and Tracey Kershaw as part of a wider Web of Water project. Find out more, and see images of the exhibition launch by visiting the Web of Water website.

Socket artists in Salon 5, one night only!

Socket artists Jane Pepper and Nicola Rae, and Socket founder Tracey Kershaw are excited to be amongst the 15 artists selected to exhibit as part of Salon 5, the latest one night only contemporary art event curated by artists Rachael Pinks & Clay Smith at the Old Lock Up Studio, Swifts Hollow, Cromford, DE4 3RF, Saturday 15th March 6.30-9pm.


Visit the Salon facebook page and the Salon 5 facebook event for more details.

Paula McCann in Illuminate #1, LCB Depot, Leicester

Socket artist Paula McCann is one of 10 East Midlands artists taking part in the artist development programme Illuminate, led by arts producer Victoria Munro and curator Saira Lloyd.

Illuminate #1 Mar 2014

The illuminate programme has brought artists together to make work in response to the theme ‘textures of archive‘. Outcomes will be shared in a group show, which launches Sat 22nd March 10.00am-1pm at the LCB Depot, Leicester, continuing until 3rd April 2014.

Visit the facebook launch page to find out more and book your place.

Paula McCann in 5 Squared at the Bohunk Institute, Nottingham

Socket artist Paula McCann is taking part in 5 squared, a one-day-only event presented by the Accumulate Collective on Wednesday 12th March 2014 at the Bohunk Institute, Fisher Point, Nottingham.

Artists have been invited to submit work in any media, including 3D, the only constraint being the dimensions of 5 x 5 inches. All submissions will be displayed anonymously, and the evening event will include an art swap raffle. Visit the 5 squared Facebook event for more details.


Socket at Sock, last chance to see ‘Stream…’

Socket artists were delighted to have the opportunity to show their group exhibition ‘Stream, a continuing journey...’ at the lovely Sock Gallery, Loughborough Town Hall, during January and February 2014. Here are some images of the exhibition captured by Gallery Assistant Lucie Chapman and posted on the Sock facebook page:




The exhibition of recent work by Socket artists was a response to ideas about the flow of energy in creative journeys. Exhibiting artists were Bob Allen, Barbara Clayton, Dorothy Dexter, Sue Greenaway, Tracey Kershaw, Paula McCann, Jane Pepper, Nicola Rae, Janet Turville and Helen Williams.

It was a great venue – many thanks to everyone at Sock, especially Lucie, Amy and Nigel!