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Lighting up the Lace Market with Fashion

Students on LightNightArt and Design students from Central College Nottingham helped to light up Nottingham City Centre on Friday 5 February with their illuminated outfits for Light Night. The Level 3 Fashion and Textiles students have created a special exhibition of garments made from recycled materials, at the ncn Lace Market Gallery on Stoney Street, some of which light up. They will be on display between 6pm and 9pm during Light Night.

Radically Refashioned includes a range of outfits from current and former students, including Plastic Fantastic, made from recycled coat hangers, plastic bin bags, plastic tape, buttons, straws, wire and paper, and Nottingham Loves Wedding Dress, which features vintage lace and was Highly Commended in the Nottingham Young Creative Awards.

The exhibition is free to view and will continue Monday to Friday from 8 to 25 February, 10am to 4pm (closed during half term, Monday 15 - Friday 19 February).

Light Night

Central’s Curriculum Manager for Art and Design, Mandi Chandler, said:

“The outfits have all been modelled and photographed as part of the students’ work in understanding how to exhibit, advertise and promote design. This all helps build their employability skills.

The exhibition also includes pieces from the international knowtrash collection.

More information about Light Night can be found on the City Council website

Radically Refashioned is part of Trash to Treasure, a series of innovative exhibitions and workshops celebrating creative upcycling, taking place at venues across Nottingham from February until March. A range of partners are hosting events as well as more from Central’s art, design and photography students.

For more information about the exhibition contact or call 0115 838 0672.

For more information about Art and Design courses at Central call 0115 914 6414.