NN is a contemporary art space in the centre of Northampton. It works with artists at all stages of their careers to present an international programme of contemporary art and multi-disciplinary events. Its curated gallery and offsite exhibitions follow seasons, finding different ways to approach ideas and questions, creating a cumulative experience for its visitors. Its events programme includes artist talks, screenings, workshops and CPD for artists such as peer critique, business support, writing and art handling. It frequently commissions new artworks from leading and emerging artists, publishes books and editions and regularly works with national and international partners. In addition to an exhibition programme, NN also runs a Project Space, dedicated to experimentation, educations spaces, artist studios and a cafe.
For In Another Place NN presents three artworks over the course of the six weeks, by Dylan Fox, Freee art collective and Sarah Taylor Silverwood.
Dylan Fox is a recent graduate of Northampton University and has a studio at NN. His work explores his experiences of transitioning gender, spanning printed matter, sound, found objects, moving image and the dialogical. He aims to protest out-dated social norms and transphobic attitudes by prompting discussion.
Dave Beech, Andy Hewitt and Mel Jordan are the Freee art collective, whose recent works have been systems, constructions and kiosks that facilitate conversations and enable the exchange of individual views. They work together on slogans, billboards and publications that challenge the commercial and bureaucratic colonisation of the public sphere of opinion formation.
Sarah Taylor Silverwood‘s billboard will be the starting point for an exhibition at NN in September exploring crowd-sourcing/networks, acting as a GIANT small ad, hand-drawn by the artist, directly asking for artists to become part of the exhibition whilst simultaneously advertising the upcoming show and being a work in its own right.
NN’s billboard receives the highest number of passers by of any in the county. The projects aims to raise awareness of trans issues, stimulate discussions surrounding opinion formation and it is also being used to advertise an artist opportunity as well as to promote NN Contemporary Art.