'But we didn't see anything...' (2014) Video Installation
But we didn't see anything... Funded by Arts Council England, created by Sarah Jane Palmer during a year long project in the Lace Market area of Nottingham culminating in two week micro residency and her first major solo exhibition at The Lace Market Gallery. After discovering that her great-great grandfather was a Nottingham Lace designer and that his brother was a draughtsman, Sarah set out to complete her year residence in the same street that her relatives designed patterns in over a hundred years ago.
Sarah has even contacted people who once worked in the Adams Building, which used to be a Victorian lace warehouse. Working with the community in and around the Lace Market, Sarah has been able to compile her latest works, which focuses on people who were once connected to the lace making industry. Working with local media to publicise her project, Sarah was able to build up a range of contacts past and present from the area, some of whom are featured in her exhibition.
Her first solo exhibition ‘Haunted An Unexpected Revelation’ will reveal Sarah’s newly developed works, including; drawings, animations, sound and video installation which reveal stories and memories from an important part of Nottingham’s history.
Haunted An Unexpected Revelation will open on Monday 8 September and will run until Monday 6 October. The exhibition is based at locations in and around the area, including; The Lace Market Gallery, The Adams Building, the Clock Tower (open Mon, Tues and Thurs between 11am – 2pm) and in the foyer of the Nottinghamshire Archive Library (open Tues 9am – 8pm, Wed – Fri 9am – 4:45pm and Sat 9am – 12:45pm) .