Made By Apprentices

If you visit the Creative Quarter in the middle of March, you would have spotted some rather wild and wonderful artworks that sprang up around the Creative Quarter. Wandering round the Lace Market, Capital FM Arena, Fletcher Gate, Marco Island and Hockley, you would have seen some astonishing sights.

Ten new art pieces were installed at various locations in the Creative Quarter – all the handiwork of apprentices working across the city, aiming to showcase their creativity and talent.

The work was made as part of the Made by Apprentices project developed by the Apprenticeships Hub at Nottingham City Council to kick off National Apprenticeships week – which ran from 3 to 7 March.

The public art project involved 10 groups of apprentices from across the city working with artists to produce a piece of work that expresses something about their apprenticeships and themselves.

Here is how it all started public art brief

Read all about where  the work was placed and who made it in this brochure by Simon Dunn from Seismik: MadeByApprentices 

Watch this lovely film by Simon Dunn from Seismik here

Check out the story of the Seismik/Nottingham City Council project here

Photo by Dan Hodgett

Photo by Dan Hodgett


Read about the project here Idea-Final


Look through the end on either side and discover Nottingham as you have never seen it before.
SITECLOPS is a double kaleidoscope that has been created to encourage the public  to playfully view and explore the urban space from new angles.
Its magical distortion of the cityscape creates a sense of wonder; a chance to view our city from a distinctly different perspective. This Interactive installation conceived by Dalma and Hristiyan creates
magical imagery from the city’s architecture, drawing the viewer’s eye to consider the details of their historical surroundings.
The piece has been built with the assistance of construction apprentices
from New College Nottingham. Tweet your photo at #SITECLOPS

Check out the artist’s website here  and here

Watch these lovely films by Dalma Kadocsa and Hristiyan Pavlov here

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