nawki 2017


the nawki logo, in gothic font all lower case, in white outline , the fill colour is yellow gold in the texture of earth of stones.

Nawki or ‘not as we know it’ began in 2016, with the intention to experiment with the art fair model, each iteration shifts its focus to a different framework with a selection of arts organisation/spaces across the UK invited to participate, resulting in a cross organisation collaborative outcome.

This year the fair took the form of an artist film screening, experimenting with a platform specifically for digital, time-based works, where the show's constraints are responsive to the medium, becoming primarily durational, as opposed to physical.

Each organisation was invited to contribute a segment of artists digital and video work that was compiled to make a two hour long showcase, with each slot as the organisations respective ‘exhibition’. The resulting video will be screened simultaneously, at every participating space throughout the UK on 13th July 2017 starting at 6.30pm.


In 2017 nawki’s participating organisations are:


CBS Gallery Eastside Projects ESP ebc Focal Point Gallery HUTT Ladette Space Limbo Limbo SERF SPUR The White Pube


A exhibition photograph of the 4 wall projection of the show reel at Focal Point Gallery, the 4 projections are of the nawki logo. in the center of the projections on the floor is an artwork of blob shaped carpets and blob shaped been bags all in pastel pinks and blues.

a photograph outside focal point gallery of their big screen in the square outside, the screen is suspended by a walk way. around the screen and the buiolding next to it are grey panels and large glass windows. Behind the screen you can see a road that leads to shops and people walking. On the screen shows a still of a work by an artist in nawki of two cirles showing a two identical colour image persons face facing the left with black outer like two eye holes in a black box.

A photo graphy of a projection of the nawki show real, with the still of the work showing an inverted colour graphic, the image shows car manufacturers names and green background and a blue image infront. the works is projected on the a screen made of grey fabric , pinned up to a white studio wall .

a photograph inside someones living room with a table and a laptop propped on top of numerous books playing a work in the nawki show reel. On the screen shows a still of a work by an artist in nawki, the still shows a woman with long black hair talking to the camera. In the background you can see the room has red painted walls and you can see a white framed door and window that go out on to a patio with various potted plants and watering can.

a photograph outside focal point gallery of their big screen in the square outside, the screen is suspended by a walk way. around the screen and the buiolding next to it are grey panels and large glass windows. Behind the screen you can see a road that leads to shops and people walking. On the screen shows a still of a work by an artist in nawki, the still shows a woman with long black hair talking to the camera. .

A exhibition photograph of the 4 wall projection of the show reel at Focal Point Gallery, the 4 projections show a black gacgroun with a white grid pattern with three pairs of cartoon legs in white missing the top half of the body. In the center of the projections on the floor is an artwork of blob shaped carpets and blob shaped bean bags all in pastel pinks and blues.

Arts Council England Logo badge in black text, reads Supported using public funding by Arts Council England