RCF Good News Stories

Find out how Real Creative Futures has helped to support Creatives achieve their goals, whether it be through developing a new product, exhibiting their work or becoming self-employed . 

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Nottingham-based maker and RCF participant, Laura Matthews, is showcasing her Articulated Animals exhibition at The National Centre for Craft & Design. The exhibition celebrates anatomically accurate, carved countryside animals and puppets created by Laura in her Nottingham studio and will run until 4th November 2018.

To find out more about Laura's work and creations, visit the website by clicking here.

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This September, Nottingham Trent University graduate, Callum Beaney, launched his first solo exhibition at Nottingham’s Lakeside Arts. The exhibition presents new work created in the forests and tracks surrounding Callum's home and builds upon his established practice. The exhibition will run until 28th October 2018.

For more information about Callum's showcase, click here.


Mela Recap

September saw us celebrate 30 years of Mela with South Asian arts, culture and activities taking pace throughout New Art Exchange, Hockley and the Arboretum.

Real Creative Futures and The Big House showcased local talent in the City Arts dome, with drop-in workshops taking place throughout the Sunday. Creative Producer, Clare Taylor helped participants to create over 100 shadow puppets throughout the day. Nottingham-based printers, Pop Press ran sessions exploring linocut techniques and printing methods, with some brilliant printed results and some very colourful tables!

Photo credit: Mann Hans