Socket artists selected for Sustainable Chemistry Commission

Socket artists Jane Pepper, Nicola Rae, Janet Turville and Helen Williams are amongst 10 artists selected to make work for the 2016 opening of the Glaxo-Smith-Kline Sustainable Chemistry Carbon Neutral Laboratory on the Jubilee Campus of Nottingham University.

The commission is an initiative from the School of Chemistry to mark and respond to the fire of September 2014 that totally destroyed the nearly-complete lab building. In the immediate aftermath of the fire small groups of artists were granted accompanied access to the fire damaged site, and invited to submit proposals for artwork.


The successful proposals are for work in a range of media in response to the fire, including the experience of visiting the site and the materials gathered, and will be completed in time for display in the reconstructed building when it opens next year.

Steve Gresham selected for Midlands Open 2015

Socket artist Steve Gresham has had work selected for inclusion in this year’s Midlands Open Exhibition at the Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donington. The exhibition launches 6-8pm Sat 11th July, following the 2-6pm launch of the gallery’s new sculpture garden and exhibition space, and runs until Sat 15th August 2015.

Below: “Black Loch” by Steve Gresham, on display at the Djanogly Summer Exhibition until Sat 11th July and shortlisted for the Djanogly Prize 2015.