Denise Weston

Exhibition Party


Oldknows Studio Group was an influential and groundbreaking artist-based exhibition space set up in May 1987 by Fine Art graduates from Nottingham Trent University. Denise Weston was one of the seven founding members, along with Marcella De Persis, Anthony Hall, Ted Helmsley, Chloe Twells, Zoe Tyssen and Steve Webster. Oldknows Gallery was funded  by Arts Council, East Midlands and was the first artist run gallery in Nottingham at the time. Oldknows Gallery  ran as a non- profit making organization from 1989 -1995.  Exhibitions included : one person shows from Nottingham/ National and other regional based artists, international artist exchange projects, including Transmission/ Oldknows, Glasgow/ Nottingham. (1996) with catalogue by Stuart Morgan .(Artscribe editor, writer and curator.)

The Group was based @ : Third Floor, Oldknows Factory, St. Annes Hill Road, Nottingham.Oldknows Studio Group formally disbanded in 2009.

Past members include: Jackie Berridge, Stephen Craighill,, Samson Kambula  Jeremy Miller, George Shaw, Simon Withers, Gurminder Sikand. 

Oldknows Studio Group was responsible for nurturing many art-related intitiatives from the late 1980's through to 2009. 

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