New Art Exchange (NAE) is proud to present Not Necessarily in the Right Order, a newly commissioned, three-screen video and sound installation by Common Culture. Common Culture is a collaborative artists' group consisting of David Campbell, Mark Durden and Ian Brown.

Not Necessarily in the Right Order responds to Nottingham's diverse multi-cultural demographic by exploring the social significance of carnival and festivals as one of the few public opportunities to celebrate cultural diversity, signifying a demand for recognition and re-imagining cultural identity.

Through the development of Not Necessarily in the Right Order, Common Culture has recognised that while a festival is a place where cultural identity is preserved, it is equally powerful as a platform to influence and therefore diversify broader communities. Using these observations of festival as a starting point, the artwork explores what it means to be British in the 21st century. Dismantling the imperial view that cultural identity is singular and fixed, Not Necessarily in the Right Order, explores the perspective that Britishness, like all cultures, has always been hybrid, and our identity will continue to shift.

Not Necessarily in the Right Order is both a celebration of Britain's vibrant multi-ethnic heritage, and a speculation on its potential future.

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About NAE's Touring Exhibitions

New Art Exchange curates a number of exhibitions annually, a number of which are available for national and international tour. With a focus on contemporary fine art practice our exhibitions present various mediums and we work with both British and international artists. All of our exhibitions contribute to NAE's mission statement which is to stimulate new perspectives on the value of diversity in art and society.

Details of the exhibitions currently available to tour can be found below. If you are interested in hiring one of our touring exhibitions, please contact


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Logos for; Nottingham City Council, East Midlands Development Agency, Neighbourhood Development Company, European Regional Development Fund, Greater Nottingham Partnership, Arts Council England