Socket in “Off the Shelf” at Bromley House Library

Socket artists are showing new work at historic Bromley House Library, Nottingham, in an exhibition entitled ‘Off the Shelf‘. For this exhibition each artist has made new work in response to book(s) that they have selected from the library holdings, or that have particular personal significance, as follows:

Bob Allen has chosen the books of Richard Feynman (1918 – 1988)
Barbara Clayton has chosen This Isn’t The Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You” by Jon McGregor
Sue Greenaway has chosen “In the Footsteps of Augustine Henry and his Plant Collectors” by Seamus O’Brien
Gill Hugman Perkins is responding to a collection of her family’s bibles
Jane Pepper has chosen “Hedge Folk in Twilight” by the naturalist Phyllis Kelway
Nicola Rae has chosenLandskipping” by Anna Pavord
Janet Turville has chosen “The Essex Serpent” by Sarah Perry
Helen Williams has chosen Chasing The Sun” by Richard Cohen.

In responding to the exhibition theme the artists have explored new ways or working, and the resulting exhibition features some developmental/work-in-progress. Below is a detail of work by Janet Turville in response to “The Essex Serpent”:  

“Off the Shelf” launches at Bromley House Library, Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6HL on Sat 29th April with a Private view 11.00am – 1.00pm, and continues until Friday 30th June. Opening hours for visitors who are not Bromley House members: Wednesdays 2:00 – 4:00pm and Saturdays 11:00am – 1:00pm.