After months of planning, secrecy and much excitement we are very pleased to announce that MollyQueen and Nottingham Collective have joined forces, with the aim to create an even bigger and better artists collective.
For those of you who don’t know, Nottingham Collective was an artists collective dedicated to showcasing local creative talent in pop-up shops and events all across Nottingham. The brainchild of local designer maker Katie Stainer, the project’s aim was to be accessible to anyone regardless of experience or creative medium, and was especially dedicated to helping makers take advantage of opportunities they could not participate in as individuals, such as the popular annual Nottingham Christmas Market.
Katie was often a regular exhibitor at MollyQueen events and although operating separate Collectives, Katie and Lauren shared the same passions and ideas for bringing handmade to Nottingham in a big way.
“We were working towards the exact same goals but working towards them separately,” says Katie, “and that’s not what Nottingham Collective was about at all! It seemed silly not to work together, double our manpower and create even more opportunities and events for local artists.”