In the mid-1980s Nolan, fearless as he was in adopting new materials and techniques, began working with the Quantel Paintbox, a custom graphics system designed for TV production. The Paintbox was comparable to a very early version of Photoshop and allowed artists, for the first-time, to digitally edit and manipulate images. As part of the 1986 BBC Two television series Painting with Light, Nolan along with artists including David Hockey and Richard Hamilton created new artwork.
In this, our inaugural Nolan exhibition of 2020, we are delighted to draw out multiple examples of works Nolan created using the Paintbox. The exhibition includes many original works as well as artwork recently created through our schools project Painting with Light.
4th April 2020 ‐ 10th May 2020