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More Than 100 Stories is a digital collection of texts and images responding to the stories, achievements and learning of the Creative People and Places programme 2013-2016.

The collection is built around ten key themes: confidence, decision-making, failure, language, local, partnership, people, taste, time and trust, which arose out of the artists’ period of research.

Created by writer Sarah Butler and artist Nicole Mollett, this work comes from conversations, observations and visits to the 21 CPP projects across England.

This exhibition showcases a selection of Sarah and Nicole’s work. The full collection is available online at: www.creativepeopleplaces.org.uk/more-than-100-stories

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Belial Trump, 2016

Made for the Festival of Dissent, Milton’s Cottage, a colouring in drawing responding to the current political situation. Please feel free to download this image, colour it in, and if you share it on twitter, please copy me in @KENTBaton.

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I will be doing Magic Lantern Shows and workshops with Frog Morris at;

Framed Film Festival 2016

10pm-5pm

19 – 20 November 2016

Cinema 2 & 3 Foyers, Barbican Centre

For more info see; https://www.barbican.org.uk/film/event-detail.asp?ID=20455

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I will be launching my collaborative commission More Than 100 Stories at this conference on the 27th Sept 2016.

More Than 100 Stories is a digital collection of texts and images responding to the stories, achievements and learning of the Creative People and Places programme 2013-2016. Created by writer Sarah Butler and artist Nicole Mollett, this work comes from conversations, observations and visits to the 21 CPP projects across England.

The collection is built around ten key themes: confidence, decision-making, failure, language, local, partnership, people, taste, time and trust, which arose out of the artists’ period of research.

In addition to the online collection, Nicole and Sarah have made two larger-scale pieces of work, showcased in print, an illustrated map of England, detailing highlights of the CPP programme, and a short story which further explores the thematic concerns of More Than 100 Stories.

Explore the full collection online: www.creativepeopleplaces.org.uk/more-than-100-stories

 

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I have 2 new maps of London published inside this new book written by Curiocity, published by Particular Books.

Curiocity is a new A to Z exploring every aspect of life in London. Its 26 chapters weave together the city’s stories with striking reflections, practical ideas and itineraries, and contributions from London voices such as Monica Ali and Iain Sinclair. The book is illustrated by artists including Chris Riddell, Isabel Greenberg and Steven Appleby, and at the heart of each chapter is an original hand-drawn map, charting everything from the city’s international communities, underground spaces and children’s dreams, to its unrealised plans, erogenous zones and dystopian futures. Curiocity is a unique guide that will transform the way you see and experience London.

The books are available to buy online; https://www.amazon.co.uk/Curiocity-Pursuit-London-Henry-Eliot/dp/1846148677

To buy the original artworks please email me (see contacts page).

I am now on Instagram, where I post regular images of my studio work.

https://www.instagram.com/nicole.mollett

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An Evening of Art and Music

20th May 2016

at The Maison Dieu, High Street, Dover CT16 1DL

More info:  inspirationdover.dadonline.eu

Exhibition from 5pm. Concert at 8pm. Cafe & bar.

Tickets £10: inspirationdover.eventbrite.co.uk and Dover Visitor Centre, Market Square

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Nicole Mollett has created a folded drawing entitled ‘They Also Shall Return’ for the St. Margaret’s Museum. The work is a visual social anthropological map of the community who lived in the village during the War. The prominent feature of the drawing is the faces of people taken from the photographic archive; the soldiers, their families, the parish council and volunteers. A range of individuals both heroic and humble. The portraits are woven together with fragments of images from the frontline, The War illustrated magazine and St. Margarets Village.

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Performance Day: 16 April
at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
11.30am   Barnyard Productions
12.30pm   Nicole Mollett
1.30pm   Jeremy Brooker & Richard Navarro
2.30pm   Louisa Fairclough
3.30pm   Ben Judd

As part of the exhibition Stories in the Dark, curated by Ben Judd and co-commissioned by Whitstable Biennale and the Beaney, we are pleased to present an afternoon of performances on Saturday 16 April. All of the performers either use Victorian magic lanterns or their direct descendants, such as 16mm film or digital projectors. Performances are suitable for all ages.

Barnyard Productions
How We Need it to Be: an intriguing, eclectic performance, involving both literal and psychological projections. The actors use projection of 16mm film in their exploration of the projections we make onto other people every day, including those of audience upon actors and actors upon audience. The result is a composite of brief scenarios of mystery, pathos, and humour. Book your free place here

Nicole Mollett
Nicole Mollett will present The Lanternist’s Progress, an uncanny journey though the English countryside. Also presented is the Miniature Magic Lantern Show, a peep show performance including the use of toy magic lanterns – a table-top experience for two!

Jeremy Brooker and Richard Navarro
Lamplighters: a unique collaboration between magic lanternist Jeremy Brooker and singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Richard Navarro which delivers an extraordinary live show to fire the senses and stir the imagination. Brooker is a master of the magic lantern, presenting his own prepared slides alongside beautiful and spectacular images drawn from his collection of historical material. Folk-inspired singer and songwriter Navarro juggles violin, trumpet, piano and percussion to bring to life his original songs in performances that sparkle with wit and creativity. Book your free place here

Louisa Fairclough
Transfixed by an Image: an incantation for two singers in a stairwell. Devised with composer Richard Glover, the choral performance draws upon various source material including Fairclough’s deceased sister’s sketchbooks. The performers visualise an image in the mind’s eye which sets the rhythm.

Ben Judd
Judd’s performance Apart, We are Together references the ‘pose slide’ genre of magic lantern projections, developed in the late 19th century. Using three Victorian magic lanterns, images are projected directly onto performers, gradually suggesting a shift from disconnected to synchronised, from individual to collective. Book your free place here