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Considering my love for art, it is perhaps surprising that in my three years at university in Nottingham I haven’t managed to venture to Nottingham Contemporary, the rather large art gallery in town. However, I decided to check out their latest offering with a couple of my friends, Somewhat Abstract. The exhibition pivots around the edge of abstraction, and I was pleased to see a distinct lack of blank canvases, but instead a hybrid of realistic representation and abstract tendencies. Here are a few pictures I took on the day.

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This reminded me so much of that mess you get when you try to clean up play dough.

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Loved the colours of this – apologies you had to have a full length shot of me to see it!

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This mother of pearl table was beautiful.

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I’m sure you’ll know by now I’m an absolute sucker for book art – these were real books stuck on. Beautiful!

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I remember studying this Bridget Riley piece at school.

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Finally this brogue piece struck me as it’s so difficult to paint shiny surfaces and from a distance I thought it was a photograph.

The exhibition runs until 29th June, so if you’re in the area I’d definitely recommend checking it out – best part is it’s entirely free, and I’m sure they’ll be a few pieces you recognise!

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