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More Than 100 Stories at The Stairwell & Window Gallery
January 7 - January 31Free
Exhibition open Tuesday – Friday 11am-4pm & Sat 10am-3pm from 7 – 31 January.
The exhibition is closed Mondays & Sundays.
Through her highly detailed drawings & maps, Nicole Mollett uncannily combines mythical and everyday symbolism to weave tales that seem simultaneously familiar and strange to us. Nicole’s drawings, maps and paper theatres let us all get lost in our imaginations, for a moment, and look differently at our world as we head into a fresh creative year at No.34.
More Than 100 Stories is a body of work made by artist Nicole Mollett (Drawings) and writer Sarah Butler (text). This exhibition at No.34 shows a selection of their work made in response to conversations and observations during their visits to the 21 Creative People and Places projects across England, of which Ideas Test is one. Creative People and Places has people at its heart. It’s about more people taking the lead in choosing, creating and taking part in art experiences in the places where they live. Funded by Arts Council England, there are now 21 independent Creative People and Places projects in areas where people traditionally have fewer opportunities to get involved with the arts.
The full collection of art works is created around ten themes that arose from the artists’ joint research: confidence, decision-making, failure, language, local, partnership, people, taste, time and trust. It is available online at:
About Nicole and Sarah
Nicole Mollett‘s practice includes sculpture, drawing and performance. Her work often investigates hidden narratives and myth. Recent commissions include contributing to a publication for Penguin and a mobile artwork called the Kent Baton commissioned by Kent County Council. Her work has been exhibited in Historic Royal Palaces, The National Trust, and the Jerwood Drawing Prize.
Sarah Butler explores the relationship between writing and place through prose, poetry and participatory projects. Recent writing residencies include writer-in-residence on the Central line; at Great Ormond Street Hospital; and Stories From The Road – a project exploring personal stories of Oxford Road, Manchester. She has two novels published by Picador: Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Love and Before The Fire.