Neither Use Nor Ornament project (NUNO)

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The NUNO project exhibition has been the outcome of artist Sonia Boué’s Arts Council England (ACE) funded research, and is also ACE funded.

The exhibition is now closed.

Exhibiting artists

Artist Panel video now available for viewing

WEBworks – a mentor’s view
A short essay written by Miranda Millward, in response to the NUNO project.

Not All Surfaces Catch The Light At The Same Time
A curated selection of blog posts by Sonia Boue, written during the NUNO project

Can We Talk?
Katherine May and Sonia Boué in conversation
(link takes you to new website)

#NUNO News and Events


Our opening at the OVADA gallery (30 March 2019) was well attended and extremely well-received. Visits from the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress, and MP Annalise Dodds were among the highlights. The exhibition itself, two performances by Naomi Morris, and a live poetry reading by Rhiannon Lloyd-Williams created many memorable moments.


Hugh Pryor delivered a warmly received photography workshop, as part of his #NUNO exhibition, Still in Motion at the Old Fire Station, Oxford on Saturday 8th December. Images from the workshop can be viewed here (Flickr album)

Artist and performer, Naomi Morris is using the #NUNO project to research her practice and explore new outcomes and new venues for her work. Watch Naomi’s research residency video here.

Poet, playwright and #NUNO artist Rhiannon Lloyd Williams writes about her experience of being part of the project. Read Rhiannon’s blog post here.

Artist Kruse is using the  #NUNO project to explore issues of isolation, autism and journeying. Kruse podcasts about her work as an artist, you can listen to a podcast about her first #NUNO journey here.

NUNO founder and mentor Sonia Boué writes about the challenges of developing an inclusive project and explores the issues surrounding diversity and inclusion:  What does inclusion look like?