NAE Open 2022

Back by popular demand, the NAE Open returns this summer presenting painting, drawing, video, live art, photography, textiles and sculpture. This dynamic exhibition was created through a competitive, open application process for Nottinghamshire based artists and Global Majority artists living anywhere in the UK.

Tasked to select innovative and high quality artworks which address important societal concerns, a noted judging panel chose from over 300 incredible submissions. The result is an eclectic and compelling collection of over 40 artworks which speak to the critical issues of the day. These range from racism, identity politics, misogyny, and the immigration crisis, to environmental concerns and the ongoing impact of the global pandemic. Read more about the judging panel.

The NAE Open intends to be a platform that supports the development of artists and raises their profile. Beyond the public exhibition itself, eight prizes will be awarded. These include the £1,500 Public Choice Prize which visitors to the show can vote for. Read more about the prizes.

All the winners will be revealed during the awards ceremony on 12 August.


  • Mohamad Aaqib Anvarmia

  • Jessica Ashman

  • Tristram Aver

  • Sayra Begum

  • Adonia Bouchehri

  • Roisin Bourke

  • Jarvis Brookfield

  • Shaista Chishty

  • Clare Chun-yu Liu

  • Rosie Deegan

  • Neequaye Dreph Dsane

  • Grace Eden

  • Tim Fowler

  • Enam Gbewonyo

  • Gisou Golshani

  • Suman Gujral

  • Hannaa Hamdache

  • Arthur Hsu

  • Henrique J. Paris

  • Seungjo Jeong

  • Sabine Kaner

  • Sumuyya Khader

  • Day Eve Komet

  • Sahjan Kooner

  • Olana Light

  • Rudy Loewe

  • Jas Lucas

  • Jeneé Marie

  • Fungai Marima

  • Delores Oblitey

  • Andrew Pepper

  • Daniel Rapley

  • Benjamin Rostance

  • Shannon Scherer

  • Janhavi Sharma

  • Chiemi Shimada

  • Saintly Amok

  • Jamal Sterrett

  • Hope Strickland

  • Arushee Suri

  • Kim Thompson

  • Vernon Tong

  • Zheni Warner

  • Honey Williams

  • Kenizzi Yamalimbu


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Tues -  Sat: 10:00 – 16:00

Sun: Closed

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Logos for; Arts Council England, Nottingham City Council

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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