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British Art Show 7, Nottingham Galleries

British Art Show 7, Nottingham Galleries

Huge show confirms Nottingham as a national hub of visual art

'NUD CYCLADIC 10' by Sarah Lucas: 'Typical Lucas representations of the human body, its sexual habits, functions - and ridiculousness'Photograph by Alexander Newton

Nottingham always had an eye for beauty. When I was growing up near there, the boast was that its women were the most beautiful in England. Today, it could and should be boasting about Caruso St John’s magnificent concrete landmark adorned with green and gold, the Nottingham Contemporary Gallery and the seventh British Art Show. The Contemporary is linked (magically for London Tube riders) by trams to the two other venues, the film-based New Art Exchange and Nottingham Castle's Museum and Art Gallery where the legendary Sheriff’s Long Hall is now a series of glass-ceilinged galleries, and walls once hung with tapestries are adorned with canvases.

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