Blog — Wellbeing Weekly: Loneliness & Isolation
Just as anyone can feel lonely, anyone can take steps in their everyday life to reach out and help others in their local community suffering from loneliness., Loneliness Awareness Training with Active Notts, Join Active Notts in a free 90 minute t...

Event — YOUnique Festival 2020
New Art Exchange
YOUnique is an exciting arts festival organised by, and for, young people in Nottingham. It is a chance for us to come together, share our creativity, celebrate who we are and express our views on issues that matter to us. Come along on the day a...

Event — Nottingham Mela 2021
New Art Exchange
Get ready for the 2021 Nottingham Mini Mela!, Join us for a weekend full of music, dance, poetry, family friendly events, storytelling, workshops, art, giant puppets and more! Scroll down to see a list of what we've got planned..., Come and take p...

Event — 4UBU x Where It’s Warm Present: Lemonade
New Art Exchange
Our music programmers in residence, Where It's Warm curate a lineup showcasing Midlands based rappers who are innovating their own sound and creating their own lane., From desperate conditions, social inequality and racial trauma stems truth, crea...

Exhibition — Sounds Like Her
York Art Gallery and Gallery Oldham
Opening at York Art Gallery 12 July 2019 – 15 September 2019 and Gallery Oldham from 14 December 2019 – 7 March 2020., Sounds Like Her is a major new touring exhibition challenging the largely Western and male-dominated frameworks of sound ar...

Exhibition — When The Snow Melts: The World Wars, Empire and Muslim Soldiers
New Art Exchange
Nearly four million Indians were -'volunteers' in the British Army during the two World Wars. The Great Wars were truly global events, yet the process of public remembrance is often performed through the prism of national identity., Working in...

Page — Europe
Italy, , Matera Città Aperta, Korean artist Soyoung Chung's installation is part of a outdoor performance in Matera, Italy – the European Capital of Culture 2019., Matera Città Aperta interrogates and experiments with the idea of limits, which...

Page — YOUnique Producers
What matters to you and what do you think needs changing in this world right now?, YOUnique is an exciting arts and activism programme organised by, and for, young people., Join us and become one of this year's Younique Producers –be part of a s...

Blog — A(r)t war with Covid19
Here we are in 2020 – what ought to be a perfect vision, metaphorically speaking... we hold up and look through, a more blurrier lens than ever before. In our opening new-year season we launched with Shezad Dawood: Encroachments and I wrote in m...

Blog — The Twig Shall Not Pierce Our Eyes
On Collective Vibrations at Bamako Photography Biennale (aka Bamako Encounters), Text by Cindy Sissokho, Curator & Special Projects Producer, New Art Exchange, There is a vital need to reframe our references when looking up to international Bienna...

Blog — Artist Takeover: ELMZ XIX
New Art Exchange introduces Elmz XIX - an unsigned Rap Artist, Songwriter, and Producer from Nottingham, UK., He is noted for having a deep, captivating voice and profound lyrics often accompanying his own experimental production., The themes of ...

Blog — Wellbeing Weekly: Modern Masculinity
This week we are focusing on men's services. Male mental health is an important issue that our Community Team hope to help raise awareness of by highlighting how to access help and support, especially during Covid-19. The first service is a brill...

Blog — Wellbeing Weekly: Inspired by International Women's Day
This week, in the lead up to International Women's Day on 8 March, we're spotlighting the work of two community projects which provide creative and supportive opportunities for women., Women's mental health and wellbeing have been significantly af...

Blog — Wellbeing Weekly: Celebrating International Women's Day
"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist, nor to any one organization, but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights."(Gloria Steinem, feminist, journalist and activist), This week's blog is the ...

Blog — Wellbeing Monthly: Sounds of Lockdown
If lockdown was a rhythm, what would it be? If lockdown was a collection of sounds, what would they be?, If you could send a message to yourself from the future, what would you say? What does hope mean, or look like, to you?, These questions, and ...

Blog — 4UBU Residencies
, , Where It's Warm, Where It's Warm is a platform for good music, curiosity and connection, existing between genres and traversing between timelines. "We're really looking forward to working with NAE, 4UBU is a great opportunity to experiment wit...

Blog — Love Frequency for Laced: In Search of What Connects Us
Artist, singer, producer and poet, J.Müller invites you into the frequency of love with the atmospheric sound design of 528Hz in her composition of, "The Love Frequency". Relax and receive the healing vibrations of sound designed to bring you int...

Event — PRIDE 2015 Film Screening and Party
Performance Space
Join us to celebrate PRIDE 2015 with film screenings, Q&A and cocktails!, Kings of Queens (Dir. Damian Ebanks) is a Nottingham based film following a drag queen, a female impersonator and friends. Drag Kings of The UK (BBC Newsbeat) puts Drag Kin...

Event — Mela 2015 at Nottingham Playhouse: Inauguration Ceremony
Nottingham Playhouse
Nottingham's annual South Asian celebration returns as Mela 2015 explores the theme of 'tipping point' - 'a time at which a change or effect cannot be stopped.' At New Art Exchange, Nottingham Castle and Nottingham Playhouse., A weekend packed wit...

Event — Mela 2015 at NAE
New Art Exchange
Nottingham's annual South Asian celebration returns as Mela 2015 explores the theme of 'tipping point' - 'a time at which a change or effect cannot be stopped.' At New Art Exchange, Nottingham Castle and Nottingham Playhouse., A weekend packed wit...

Event — Mela 2015 at Nottingham Castle
Nottingham Castle
Nottingham's annual South Asian celebration returns as Mela 2015 explores the theme of 'tipping point' - 'a time at which a change or effect cannot be stopped.' At New Art Exchange, Nottingham Castle and Nottingham Playhouse., A weekend packed wit...

Event — Business Breakfast with Nottingham University MBA
Tomorrow's business leaders face an increasingly complex landscape, where resource constraints, stakeholder demands and the need for innovation have never been greater or more challenging. This special open event explores business futures and how ...

Event — Sayed Hasan and Karl Ohiri: My Granddad's Car (Private View)
Stephen Lawrence Gallery
'My Grandad's Car.... the most beautiful alternative to Top Gear' Georgia Ward, Southbank Centre, My Granddad's Car is the culmination of an on-going project between Sayed Hasan and Karl Ohiri, exploring notions of migration and heritage, as seen ...

Event — READING OCTAVIA BUTLER
Performance space
Inspired by Unearthing the Banker's Bones, this reading group will focus on texts by sci-fi writer Octavia Butler. Having gained much recent attention due to chilling parallels between Butler's work and present-day global society, discussions will...

Event — Nottingham Mela Weekend Launch
New Art Exchange
Nottingham Mela Weekend launches with two exceptional performances by the 'Prince' of Kathak, Aakash Odedra and Bharatanatyam artist, Seeta Patel., Join Skinder Hundal in conversation with Aakash and Seeta following their performances., And later,...

Event — Nottingham Mela Weekend
New Art Exchange
A day of family activities, live music, dance, and craft/theatre workshops!, All DayDesi CuisineTaste the flavours of South Asia at NAE Café Bar. The bar is open throughout., 9AM – 10AMYogaMixed ability energising adult yoga session with live ...

Event — Nottingham Mela Weekend
Nottingham Castle
On Sunday, Mela continues in the open air, in the majestic landscaped grounds of Nottingham Castle. To coincide with National Heritage Open Days, the historic site will be filled with a colourful range of activities for the whole family to enjoy, ...

Event — EXHIBITION LAUNCH: SOUNDS LIKE HER
Main Gallery
Redefining sound art, challenging assumptions of women and technology and putting female-identifying voices to the front, we launch our next Main Gallery exhibition, Sounds Like Her, curated by Christine Eyene., Join us for speeches and a complime...

Event — Young, Black & Present
New Art Exchange
What does it mean to be young, black and British today? How are young people within Nottingham and other cities responding to contemporary issues through their work, community action, art and activism?, This Black History Season, we host a special...

Event — Craft and Culture Fair
New Art Exchange
Join us at New Art Exchange for our third year of Craft + Culture Fair!, Capturing the vibrancy of our culturally rich city; makers, designers and performers from across the local community showcase their talents with contemporary jewellery, colou...

Event — Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad (2017)
PLEASE NOTE: This event is now fully booked. To join the waiting list, please call 0115 9248630., 'It was my duty to get the names out' (Mansour al Omari, former detainee), This documentary tells the hidden story of tens of thousands of men, women...

Event — Alia Pathan: Diasphoria Reading Group & Panel
Primary
Alia Pathan: Fire Rooster Reading Group and Panel DiscussionWednesday 13 June 2018Venue: Primary, 33 Seely Road, NG7 1NU www.weareprimary.org, Free. Booking Links below., Alongside Alia Pathan's Fire Rooster exhibition at Primary there will be two...

Event — LGBTQI + Spaces in Nottingham
New Art Exchange
Please join Kayza Rose and she leads a workshop with local LGBTQI + organisers about spaces for LGBTQI + people in Nottingham. Did you watch the documentary and join the discussion afterwards on May 10th and want to continue the conversation? Are ...

Event — Exhibition Launch: Akram Zaatari - The Script
New Art Exchange
Join us for the opening of The Script, a new exhibition by internationally renowned artist Akram Zaatari. The exhibition includes a new commission by New Art Exchange, based on the artist's continuing observations of online societies. This new wor...

Event — Subhash Viman Gorania and Jyoti Kainth Double Bill
Nottingham Arts Theatre
Subhash Viman Gorania will perform two dances. Three bears witness to the stages of human life from birth to enlightening freedom of youth and the inevitability of death. Fly From explores the habits of resistance that linger in mind and body whe...

Event — The Red Project: Mrs B - A North Korean Woman
New Art Exchange
The Red Project presents this screening of Mrs B – A North Korean Woman, in association with POW Nottingham. While illegally leaving North Korea, Mrs. B. is sold by her smugglers to a Chinese farmer. She becomes a smuggler herself and e...

Event — Skindeep
New Art Exchange
Activist Ola Awosika is renowned for online beauty reviews that create caring spaces to talk about serious social issues in a challenging world; from hand creams and homophobia to serums and smashing the patriarchy., Join us for a worksho...

Event — What's Race Got To Do With It
New Art Exchange
Please note: this event is now fully booked! If you would like to join the waiting list, please email info@nae.org.uk, How is 'light skin privilege' impacting young black people today? How do representations of black people in the media impact eve...

Event — Midlands World Music Consortium - Launch Party
Peggy's Skylight
This event is presented by the Midlands World Music Consortium in association with New Art Exchange., With the big launch of the Midlands World Music Consortium in Nottingham, you are invited for a warm evening of music at Peggy's Skylight. Hear a...

Event — The Big House Presents: EXPO
St Mary's Church in the Lace Market, Nottingham
Meet a BuyerMeet a Supplier11am - 3pm, A chance for The Big House businesses to meet and trade with each other, and with Nottinghamshrie and Derbyshire businesses wanting to support homegrown creative and digital talent., It is free to exhibit. If...

Event — The Great Wars, Race, And Empire
New Art Exchange
Nearly ten million soldiers were recruited to the British Army from Asia and Africa during the World Wars, and many millions were involved as civilians. Chaired by artist Jagdish Patel, with researchers Tomar Beh and Diya Gupta, this talk goes bey...

Event — Creative Conversation
New Art Exchange
This event is part of a series of conversations that are happening throughout the city and leading up to Hate Crime Awareness Week in October., These conversation events are designed to create artwork that can be entered into a city wide art compe...

Event — CANCELLED: YARD YOUNG PEOPLE'S THEATRE AGES 12-16
New Art Exchange
UPDATE: DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED., YARD (Youth Arts Research and Development) is a creative hub for young people to develop skills as performers and creative producers., Are you interested in learning abo...

Event — Feminism, Interrupted: Book Launch & Talk
Online
More than just a slogan on a t-shirt, feminism is a radical tool for fighting back against structural violence and injustice. Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power is a bold call to seize feminism back from the cultural gatekeepers and return it...

Event — YOUnique Producers
Online
We are currently looking for YOUnique Producers for our 2021 festival., Become one of this year's producers and be part of a small and dedicated team learning all aspects of festival production. From deciding on the theme, through to co-designing ...

Event — YOUnique Producers
Online
We are currently looking for YOUnique Producers for our 2021 festival., Become one of this year's producers and be part of a small and dedicated team learning all aspects of festival production. From deciding on the theme, through to co-designing ...

Event — YOUnique Producers
Online
We are currently looking for YOUnique Producers for our 2021 festival., Become one of this year's producers and be part of a small and dedicated team learning all aspects of festival production. From deciding on the theme, through to co-designing ...

Event — YOUnique Producers
Online
What matters to you and what do you think needs changing in this world right now?, YOUnique is an exciting arts and activism programme organised by, and for, young people., Join us and become one of this year's Younique Producers –be part of a s...

Event — Communities Linked
Online
Join Communities Inc and NAE for a series of online conversations to explore what being actively anti-racist means to you, and how we can unite across communities to combat racism together. These conversations will come from a place of truth and h...

Event — Communities Linked
Online
Join Communities Inc and NAE for a series of online conversations to explore what being actively anti-racist means to you, and how we can unite across communities to combat racism together. These conversations will come from a place of truth and h...

Event — Communities Linked
Online
Join Communities Inc and NAE for a series of online conversations to explore what being actively anti-racist means to you, and how we can unite across communities to combat racism together. These conversations will come from a place of truth and h...

Event — Communities Linked
Online
Join Communities Inc and NAE for a series of online conversations to explore what being actively anti-racist means to you, and how we can unite across communities to combat racism together. These conversations will come from a place of truth and h...

Event — Reading Beyond: Black Feminist Geographies
Online
'Reading Beyond' is an informal reading group and forum part of the ongoing 'Beyond Black History Month' programme in collaboration with All Black Connect's 'Between The Lines Book Club'., Join us for these critical conversations where we will col...

Event — Beyond Black History Month: Forum #1
Online
In response to the feedback received during the first Beyond Black History Month event in October 2020, NAE has developed an open forum for people to share their opinions and views on the history and life of racialised communities in Nottingham. D...

Event — Phoebe Boswell Artist Talk and Q&A
Online
Born in Nairobi but brought up in the Arabian Gulf, Phoebe Boswell reveals that she felt "amputated from Kenya". The fragility of her Kenyan identity, and the rootless aspect of her being, ignites her work with a delicate search for belonging, her...

Event — SUN UP, RAIN FALLS, RIVER RISES
FOREST RECREATION GROUND
Let Sun Up, Rain Falls, River Rises take you to three different countries as you listen to the memories shared by each writer., Sun Up, Rain Falls, River Rises is an opportunity to engage with a beautiful audio experience whilst out and about or e...

Event — Season Launch
New Art Exchange
Join us to celebrate the launch of four moments for the summer season: 4UBU in the Main Gallery; The Christening, a solo show by Arit Emmanuela Etukudo in the Mezzanine Gallery; and Self-Portraits: Looking Back to 1981 by Roger Suckling in the For...

Event — YOUNIQUE PRODUCERS
NEW ART EXCHANGE
14 years and over:On the first Thursday of every month, sessions may become more frequent leading up to events., What matters to you and what do you think needs changing in this world right now?, YOUnique is an exciting arts and activism programme...

Event — Up In Arms Development Residency
Performance Space
Anna-Maria Nabirye and Annie Saunders bring Up In Arms, their mutli-platform, multi-year ongoing project examining intersectionality and interpersonal communication, representation and the meaning of solidarity, to New Art Exchange for a two-week ...

Event — NOTTINGHAM FRINGE COMEDY FESTIVAL COMEDY SHOW
Cafébar & Performance Space
Nottingham Comedy Festival, Furthest from the Sea Music, Comedy & Arts CIC and the New Art Exchange, Nottingham are delighted to present our comedy programme at the Nottingham Comedy Festival 2021 from 12th-14th November., Friday 12th November, 6....

Event — LIBERT_É CONCIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE
Performance Space
We dance through our flows and sways of life. There is so much healing that takes place when we start to really pay attention to dancing with awareness and allowing energy to move through us., We welcome you to join DJ and poet J.Müller who will ...

Exhibition — Get Up Stand Up! at Galleries of Justice
Galleries of Justice Museum, Lace Market
No more Get Up Stand Up tours are scheduled., Please call Galleries of Justice on 0115 9939 811 to enquire about the next available tour date and to book.,  , Get Up Stand Up! is a site specific, digital audio-visual installation and tour at the ...

Exhibition — UNTITLED: art on the conditions of our time
Kettle’s Yard
UNTITLED: art on the conditions of our time is a touring exhibition produced by New Art Exchange, curated in collaboration with NAE by Paul Goodwin and Hansi Momodu-Gordon. Presenting a survey of contemporary practice by a selection of Britain's ...

Exhibition — ZANELE MUHOLI: SOMNYAMA NGONYAMA, HAIL THE DARK LIONESS
New Art Exchange
Reserve your free place at the launch event., In this touring exhibition by Autograph ABP, South African visual activist Zanele Muholi presents their ongoing self-portrait series Somnyama Ngonyama (meaning Hail, the Dark Lioness in isiZulu, one of...

Exhibition — Africa State of Mind
Museum of African Diaspora, San Francisco, USA
Touring to the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, from 14 December 2019 to 1 March 2020, Africa State of Mind, curated by Ekow Eshun with NAE, explores the work of an emergent generation of photographers from across the African continent. 16 ...

Exhibition — Off Centre
Central Gallery
Nottingham's first independent photo festival, celebrating local talent, will take place across the city from 27 October. See a selection of work from Off Centre displayed in our Central Gallery stairwell space, accompanied by a series of photogra...

Exhibition — NAE Open
EXHIBITION LAUNCHFriday 12 July 2019, 6pm – 9pm, AWARDS CEREMONYFriday 23 August 2019, 6pm – 9pm, Enjoy a huge variety of art at NAE this summer, with works in painting, drawing, video, live art, sculpture, installation and mixed media by o...

Exhibition — Separation: What does Brexit mean for love?
Outside NAE
A new series by Laura Pannack is showing in NAE's outdoor exhibition space as part of FORMAT, the UK's leading international contemporary festival of photography and related media., Through 12 images, Pannack explores the angst and emotions experi...

Exhibition — PHOEBE BOSWELL: HERE
Tuesday 18 May - Saturday 24 July 2021
NAE is proud to present Here, an exhibition by the award-winning artist, Phoebe Boswell. The exhibition brings together new and existing artworks, some of which have not been seen in the UK before. It includes the critically acclaimed installation...

Exhibition — Arit Emmanuela Etukudo: The Christening
Saturday 14 August – Saturday 9 October 2021
Arit Emmanuela Etukudo is a Nigerian-American experimental storyteller whose practice focuses on the ideas of identity and life experience. She recreates the human body in various sculptural forms to symbolize the complexity of identity and tell t...

Exhibition — 4UBU
Saturday 14 August – Saturday 9 October 2021
4UBU is a comfy, safe and relaxing space for different types of communities to develop ideas with each other and the NAE team. A space for 'us' to slow down and get to know each other, and interact with visual arts, books, film/moving image and mu...

Exhibition — SUN UP, RAIN FALLS, RIVER RISES
Saturday 12 - Sunday 20 June 2021
Let Sun Up, Rain Falls, River Rises take you to three different countries as you listen to the memories shared by each writer., Sun Up, Rain Falls, River Rises is an opportunity to engage with a beautiful audio experience whilst out and about or e...

Page — Current Opportunities
All Black Connect Members, , All Black Connect Members, Are you ready to inspire?, All Black Connect is an interdisciplinary collective of cultural producers (ages 18-30), conceived by NAE, who curate and produce projects that explore issues impac...

Page — Real Creative Futures Digital
, Supporting, inspiring and nurturing creative and digital entrepreneurs in Nottingham, , , If you've turned your creative passion into a business or are a budding entrepreneur looking to start a business in the creative and/or digital industries,...

Page — Brochure Archive
, Current Brochure, January - March 2020 ,  , Achive Brochures , September - December 2019, July - September 2019, April - June 2019, January - March 2019, Oct - Dec 2018, Jul - Sep 2018, Apr - Jun 2018, Jan - Mar 2018, Oct - Dec 2017, Jul - Sep ...

Page — Join the NAEbourhood
The NAEbourhood is our Supporters' Scheme., We believe that art is the voice of society, a way to express, challenge and share our versions of the world. New Art Exchange is dedicated to making art from diverse cultures accessible to all, and your...

Page — About
Here, There & Everywhere is New Art Exchange's international programme, an artistic collaboration between the UK and Africa, South Asia, South Korea, Middle East and Europe showcasing the finest contemporary art practices across cultures., Here Th...

Page — NAE Privacy Policy
New Art Exchange Privacy Policy, New Art Exchange is an art centre and resisted charity (no. 1121755). We are committed to protecting your privacy. All information we retain is collected and held in accordance with the General Data Protection Regu...

Page — ExperiMentor
ExperiMentor is New Art Exchange's residency programme which provides bespoke support for artists of all disciplines, ranging from focused individual networking events, opportunities to share work and meet with peers, artists and art professionals...

Page — V21 ARTSPACE VIRTUAL WALKTHROUGHS
ENCROACHMENTS (JAN - MARCH 2020), , , , MIMESIS: AFRICAN SOLDIER (SEPT - DEC 2019), , , , WHEN THE SNOW MELTS: THE WORLD WARS, EMPIRE AND MUSLIM SOLDIERS (SEPT - DEC 2019), , ,  , NAE OPEN MAIN GALLERY (JULY - SEPT 2019), , , , NAE OPEN MEZZANINE...

Page — Nottingham Arts Mela 2020
This year's Mela festival, the UK's oldest, is back but this time in the digital realm., From 27 July to 23 August, Nottingham Arts Mela will present a daily creative provocation, featuring on our new festival digital platforms. There will be a fu...

Page — YARD Young People's Theatre
YARD is a creative and supportive hub for children and young people to explore and develop drama and performance skills. We have two YARD groups for different ages, both of which run weekly during term time., YARD Ages 8-11, Tuesdays 4.15-6.15pm, ...

Page — Past Projects
, ,  , REFUGEE WEEK, 12 - 20 June 2021, Every year, we host a range of special events during Refugee Week in June to celebrate the positive contributions to society that refugees make and challenge the stereotypes and barriers that exist between ...

Page — Current Projects
,  , Here We Are, Ongoing, We are lucky to have the Forest Recreation Ground on our doorstep, and with our building having been closed due to covid-19 since March, our Community and Learning team launched Here We Are in September 2020., Here We A...

Blog — Be Like Theatre round-up by Kate Martin
Competing with the sunshine and the imminent bank holiday weekend is no mean feat, but Thursday the 31st May presented another compelling talk. Drawing inspiration from Hetain Patel's work 'Be like Water', Michael Pinchbeck's 'Be like Theatre' dis...

Blog — Why the arts matter...
Last month, Issac from Rushcliffe Sixth Form joined NAE for a work experience placement. See his fantastic article about why the arts matter.,  , Why the arts matter..., The arts are important as they enlighten people on a variety of cultures, wh...

Blog — Mapping Clapping. Five Months of Claps
The sound frequency of an hand clap is typically within the 2200 to 2800 hertz range.A webcam with a build-in microphone fixed on a wall reacts to every sound in this frequency range taking a picture. Anyone clapping his hands loud enough and not ...

Blog — Let's play mini golf, by Lindsay Seers
To be invited to show is always a privilege. QUAD had previously realised a large work of mine so I knew they understood the intensity that surrounds how I work (re: my requirement to be involved in the complete process of the making and installat...

Blog — Women in Music: Review by Madeleine Wallner
On a wet and windy Saturday afternoon, the upstairs studio at New Art Exchange slowly filled with mostly women and a handful of men, to listen and discuss Women in Music. A topic with many subjects for discussion. However, today was about certain ...

Blog — 2016 HIGHLIGHTS
NAE is a gallery and charity and your support is so important to us - whether you're attending our events, enjoying our exhibitions or having a drink in our café. In the New Year we will be launching more opportunities for you to get closer to ou...

Blog — Discover our Creative City
As Nottingham prepares to transform into a magical, bright playground for Light Night tonight, we've put together our top tips for things to see and do during this years event - see you there!, 1. Highwood, Untouched 1916/2018, by Katja HockNottin...

Blog — Gambling with Identity by Ranjit Sondhi CBE
Watch Skinder Hundal in conversation with Ranjit Sondhi about Identity on our IGTV channel or on our Youtube Chanel., This essay was written for discussion at Nottingham Arts Mela festival 2019., Abstract, Our identity is at an interesting moment...

Blog — Black Lives Matter: Melanie Kidd Instagram Takeover for CVAN EM
Hurvin Anderson, Is it okay to be black? 2015, 130 x 100cm, acrylic on canvas. A 70th Anniversary Commission for the Arts Council Collection with New Art Exchange, Nottingham and Thomas Dane Gallery, London. © the artist., Hurvin Anderson I had ...

Blog — Artist Takeover: Arit Emmanuela Etukudo
New Art Exchange introduces Arit Emmanuela Etukudo, a Nigerian-American multi-media artist whose practice inserts the narrative of Afrofuturism by deconstructing the known world and challenging the modern constructs of how the black body is allowe...

Blog — Artist Takeover: Elainea Emmott
Introducing our next Artist Takeover by Elainae Emmott, Elainea Emmott is a portrait & protest photographer for Black Lives Matter, UK Black Pride, Million Women Rise, Equality Trust, to name a few.⁣⁣Her philosophy is to create authentic hones...

Blog — Artist Takeover: Jagjit Kaur
#1 With exclusive new work created for NAE, we're excited to introduce our next Instagram Takeover by Jagjit Kaur, Jagjit is a Leicester-based artist who graduated in BA Fine Art at De Montfort University 2019. Her works use paint, photography & ...

Blog — Artist Takeover: Kim Thompson
#1 With exclusive new work created for NAE, we're excited to introduce our next Instagram Takeover by Kim Thompson, Kim is a Nottingham born and based artist/illustrator whose first solo exhibition, 'Samuel and Stelma: Portraits of a Jamaican Fami...

Blog — Wellbeing Weekly: Safe Spaces for Women
This weeks events are female centred. The first being a brilliant tool for women who would like to the explore holistic engagement the second being a safe space for women to talk about very poignant issues that are being amplified within our curr...

Blog — Wellbeing Weekly: Young People
Young people across the world have had their lives turned upside down by the pandemic. Social isolation, a loss of routine, disruption to both formal and informal support have all had a negative impact on young people's sense of wellbeing and ment...

Blog — Five Questions with Aïcha from SheAfriq
Aïcha from SheAfriq tells us why she set up the collective, talks about the upcoming half-term workshops she'll be running and gives her tips on how to stay creative during lockdown..., Why was SheAfriq set up? And what is your role in the collec...

Blog — Wellbeing Weekly: Walk the Talk
Walking as a way of connecting with others has felt important during these times of isolation. This week we reflect on the impact of walking together, sharing what we've learnt from our 'Walk the Talk' community project in partnership with Nationa...

Blog — Staff Reflections - 1 Year On
From launch party to lockdown, last year we closed our doors due to the covid-19 pandemic. As we prepare to reopen we take a look back at what some of our staff got up to on furlough., Nadia - Cafebar Team, In the past year since NAE has been clos...

Event — VOCAL Debate: Who Are We?
International panel of critical thinkers, writers, artists and producers explore the challenges and dynamics of race and culture in the 21st Century., Registration from: 1pm at the Main Gallery, The panel discussion stems from New Art Exchange (N...

Event — Anima State
Performance Space
This UK premiere (Dir. Hammad Khan, 2013, 80mins) provides an unflinching and surreal look at contemporary Pakistan and will both provoke and entertain in equal measure. A man with a bandage mask across his face goes on a shooting spree across a ...

Event — Refugee Week Film Screening: Evaporating Borders
Performance Space
Evaporating Borders (Dir. Iva Radivojevic, 2014, 73mins) is the first feature film by the Serbian filmmaker, Iva Radivojevic. The film takes the form of a visual essay, focusing on the lives of asylum seekers and refugees in Cyprus. Confronted by...

Event — Refugee Week Film Festival: Paddington
Performance Space
Come and join us to watch Paddington (Dir. Paul King, 2014, 95mins), this wonderful family friendly film screening, bringing Refugee Week at NAE to a close., When an earthquake destroys Paddington's home, his Aunt Lucy decides to smuggle her youn...

Event — Call Me Kuchu (2012) - Film Screening and Debate
Performance Space
Call Me Kuchu (2012), 90 min, Dir: Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Katherine Fairfax Wright, Film Screening: 6.30pm – 8.00pm, Panel Debate: 8.15pm – 9.00pmThis award-winning documentary explores the struggles of the LGBT community in Uganda, where hom...

Event — How to Write About Yourself
New Art Exchange
Join a host of poets, writers and performers to learn how to apply the tools of creative writing to professional writing, explore how narrative, characterisation and poetics can improve your funding applications, project proposals and CVs., This e...

Event — Launch Event: Mahtab Hussain: The Commonality of Strangers
Main Gallery (Ground Floor)
In this ambitious project Mahtab Hussain combines photography and text to explore important relationships between identity, heritage and displacement that result from international migration - the truths of which are rarely revealed in the public ...

Event — Malcolm X in Britain
This lecture on race, immigration and the transatlantic civil rights movement is presented in association with University of Nottingham, American & Canadian Studies Department. Stephen Tuck, Lecturer in American History at University of Oxford, wi...

Event — Black Hidden Histories
Black Hidden Histories is an exciting opportunity to share little known gems of knowledge from the past in a community talent show. Join us as we invite a local gospel choir to raise the roof as they share echoes of sacred spirituals. In memory of...

Event — CRAFT & CULTURE: FAMILY FESTIVAL DAY!
Enjoy a vibrant day with friends and family at NAE and create a festive gift. There will be local arts and crafts in a Nubian market, family arts and crafts workshops, hairstyling in our pop-up salon, delicious food and drink, live music and ente...

Event — Launch Event: Recaptured 2014 by Said Adrus
Lost memories and histories are captured in the new media installation by British artist Said Adrus. At the centre of this exhibition is the forgotten contribution of South Asian soldiers during the First World War, a subject matter that Adrus has...

Event — Book Launch: 'Taste the World' by Women's Culture Exchange
New Art Exchange
Join us for the launch of this much requested recipe book from the Women's Culture Exchange!, Drop in throughout the afternoon for a hot drink and delicious tasters from the recipe book, plus thechance to find out more about the project and buy th...

Event — Out of Office Day
Wired Cafe
Join Maddie, Kate, Auriel and new RCF Project Manager, Bea, at Wired Cafe for a day of work, business coaching, inspiration and delicious food and coffee., There is limited availability for this event so please book in advance.

Event — Becoming a CIC mater class
New Art Exchange
Social Enterprise East Midlands (SEEM) will be hosting a master class; they will be answering your questions on CICs and taking you through the process of setting yourself up as a Community Interest Company., This event is exclusively for Real Cre...

Event — Untangling the Politics of Black Hair
How do you wear your hair? Why?, Does popular culture propagate an unrealistic, Eurocentric ideal of beauty?, What impact is this having on young people today?, NAE hosts a panel discussion chaired by Hannah Pool, Chair of UKFeminista, published a...

Event — Racial Equality and Antiracism: How to Rethink Identity and Belonging
Join us for the third Get Up Stand Up Debate!, Get Up Stand Up is a collaboration between New Art Exchange and NCCL at Galleries of Justice Museum, exploring the idea of international civil rights. Our monthly dialogue series accompanies the exhib...

Event — Nottingham Carnival Heritage Showcase
The story of the Nottingham Carnival, from 1958-2002, is one of achievement against the odds as well as an extraordinary narrative of community development and cohesion; relationship and participation., The Nottingham Carnival Heritage Project was...

Event — The Truth About Jamaica and Jamaicans
NAE's community led Black History Month Steering Group help to curate our programme and develop their own Black History Month events. This season the group present The Truth about Jamaica and Jamaicans. Is history a weapon of control? How do we le...

Event — SCRATCH: Record + Craft Fair
A fun-filled day for music lovers and families!, Drop in to New Art Exchange throughout the day to find a new favourite album, try out screen printing, listen to live DJs, take part in our timed workshops or attend exhibition launch. FREE!,  , 11...

Event — Diwali Day
Festival of Light, in association with Diwali at Lakeside Arts on Saturday 14 November 2015., 10am – 12pmDiwali reflections' – live, Indian classical recitals and performances, Chitraleka Dance company present South Indian dancer, Anaya, bhara...

Event — Am I Black for Only 31 Days?
Black History Month / Discussion
NAE's 'Back to the Future – Black Collective' is a community-led voluntary steering group who meet regularly to develop projects and events with support from our Community Engagement Producer. They host a public debate and community panel explor...

Event — FUTURE PERFECT? FILM OPEN
Inspired by the work of Larissa Sansour, Future Perfect? Film Festival explores the sci-fi genre, looking beyond distant galaxies and instead turning a critical eye much closer to home, exploring our future as a society. Reflecting on the theme ...

Event — HOME (2015) DREAMWORKS ANIMATION
Dress up as an astronaut or an alien and join us for this family film screening! This is the story of an unlikely friendship between Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, and an adventurous girl named Tip., Inspired by the work of Larissa San...

Event — PUBLIC SPHERE: PROCESS AND PRACTICES DISCUSSION
Focusing on the relationship between art and the public space, this discussion event is the culmination of months of conversations with artists, institutions and communities across the city undertaken by Italian curator Claudio Zecchi. Seeking to ...

Event — MELTING POT FESTIVAL
Calling all food lovers! NAE's annual food and culture festival is back, celebrating the vibrancy and diversity of Hyson Green and Forest Fields. Come along and enjoy delicious dishes from all around the world. Developed with local community organ...

Event — Nottingham Mela 2016
New Art Exchange, Nottingham Playhouse and Nottingham Castle
Nottingham's annual South Asian celebration returns this September as Mela 2016, with a three day spectacular of music, dance, film screenings, sports, family friendly activities and delicious cuisine., , , , Free entryAll are welcome

Event — YARD Young People's Theatre presents: Pick Your Path
Performance
NAE's fledgling theatre company has devised, written and directed a piece about our choices and their consequences when faced in certain situations., Admission: FREE Age range: All are welcome,  , Please note that all our events have restricted c...

Event — Cuba in an Era of Digital Change
Discussion
Threshold Studios invite audiences to join Cuban artists Yadiana Gilbert & Lilmara Cruz Pavon and other panellists to discuss the impact of recent political changes and the coming digital revolution on the life choices and culture of Cuba's young ...

Event — Activism, Art and Social Change
Discussion
Artists Kajal Nisha Patel and Sunil Shah host a panel discussion with the collaborators of their commission a rebel scene. Joined by representatives from Nottingham's rebel women, Nottingham Women's Centre and the Sparrows' Nest, they will explore...

Event — Exhibition Launch + In Conversation: My Granddad’s Car
Join us as we launch My Granddad's Car by Sayed Hasan and Karl Ohiri – an exhibition exploring their journeys in Nigeria and Pakistan as they attempt to return their late grandfathers' cars to the UK. Drawing out themes of migration and heritage...

Event — Nottingham Red Project: Who Do You Think We Are?
Film / Discussion
The Red Project launches this season of film and discussion with a special screening of Personal Services dir. by Terry Jones followed by a Q&A aiming to open a dialogue around the stigmatisation of the sex industry and violence against those who ...

Event — Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution
Discussion
Don Karl, aka Stone, is a cultural activist, graffiti writer, and author/co-editor of seminal book on Egyptian street art, Walls of Freedom – a powerful portrayal of the first three years of the Egyptian revolution that began in January 2011. St...

Event — InDialogue
Symposium
This two-day symposium interrogates artists' and researchers' understanding of the term 'dialogue' within artistic practice. It includes keynote speaker Grant H Kester (Conversation Pieces, 2005). The first day takes place at Nottingham Contempora...

Event — Here, There & Everywhere: Launch Party
Bandra, Mumbai
, , , Launching as part of Mumbai Gallery Weekend and in collaboration with Chatterjee and Lal and What about Art? Here, There and Everywhere will begin with an open studios event from 2pm-7pm followed by a launch party from 7pm onward in Bandra. ...

Event — TheSpacesBetween
Central Gallery
Join onemankind to celebrate the launch of the exhibition TheSpacesBetween, exploring experiences of homelessness in Nottingham. Working in partnership with Framework and their service users, project creators onemankind aim to shed more light on t...

Event — UNEARTHING THE BANKER'S BONES
Main and Mezzanine Gallery
Launching a season of work inspired by Keith Piper, founding member of the BLK Art Group, Piper's exhibition Unearthing the Banker's Bones questions present society through an apocalyptic vision of the future. Join us to take a first look at the i...

Event — JUAN DELGADO: ALTERED LANDSCAPES
Mezzanine Gallery
Join us as we launch Altered Landscapes an immersive multimedia exhibition by Juan delGado which tackles themes of trauma, displacement, personal narratives and landscape., Refugee Week is a time to develop our understanding of refugee experiences...

Event — BLUES ON PLANET MARS: RACE, POLITICS AND SCIENCE FICTION
Performance Space
Omara Dyer-Johnson and Patrick Henderson, postgraduate researchers in American Studies at The University of Nottingham, explore how science fiction has been used to tackle issues of race. With a particular focus on the black contribution to the ge...

Event — FUN DRAMA
Learning Room
Enjoy creating new imaginary worlds with our fun drama workshop this holiday. These entertaining sessions aim to build drama skills and confidence., Admission: FREEAge range: 7 – 10 yrs, Please note that all our events have restricted capacity. ...

Event — HOLIDAY THEATRE SCHOOL
Learning Room
If you could leave something behind for people in the future to find, what would it be? Exploring the themes of the exhibition, the group will create their own original script and learn new drama skills. A fantastic opportunity to work with theatr...

Event — KEITH PIPER AT NAE
Performance Space
Artist Keith Piper leads this tour of his exhibition, Unearthing the Banker's Bones. Drawing its title from a film piece newly commissioned by Iniva and Bluecoat, the exhibition reveals Piper's fascination with the sci-fi genre, as he uses an evol...

Event — THE FUTURE FOR DARFUR
New Art Exchange
Activist Ali Zayed and members of Nottingham's Darfuri community invite you to join them to learn more about the ongoing war in Darfur, Sudan. Presented in partnership with Nottingham Darfur Association, Zayed presents research gathered in Darfur ...

Event — DISCOVERING SOJOURNER TRUTH
Performance space
Join award winning writer, performance poet and educator Panya Banjoko for an exploration of the life of abolitionist and women's rights activist, Sojourner Truth. A key figure in Keith Piper's exhibition, learn more about Truth's historic struggl...

Event — I HAVE SEEN THE FUTURE
Performance space
Inspired by Keith Piper's exhibition, Unearthing the Bankers Bones, NAE's Black History Collective hosts a relaxed afternoon of sharing and discussion., We invite you to bring along an object that means a lot to you and is anti-technology or non-d...

Event — AFTER SPRING
Performance space
Dirs. Ellen Martinez and Stephen Ching, 102 min., With the Syrian conflict now in its sixth year, millions of people continue to be displaced. After Spring is the story of what happens next. The film follows two refugee families in transition and...

Event — ZARAFA (PG)
Performance space
Dirs. Remi Bezancon and Jean-Christophe Lie, 78 min, Raid those fancy dress boxes and come dressed ready for an adventure for this family-friendly screening of Zarafa (2012), an action-packed story of friendship between two orphans: 10 year old Ma...

Event — Filming Syria Film Screening
Performance Space
Exhibiting artist, Juan delGado, presents this selection of short films produced by young Syrians living in areas under siege across the country. Informed by his research and work with Syrian refugees, delGado curates this snapshot of work by fil...

Event — Curator's Tour
Main Gallery
Bhairav and Dam Pani curator Sooree Pillay leads this gallery tour exploring key themes of the exhibition and the creative processes of the featured artists. Pillay has been central in developing Here, There & Everywhere, an artistic collaboration...

Event — Beats and Bars (11 - 16 years)
Fancy yourself as the next Stormzy, Skepta or Lady Leshurr? Join our summer workshop by Baby People, a hip-hop school led by legendary rapper and music producer Baby J. On this course you'll get the opportunity to learn the basics of music product...

Event — Beats and Bars (7 - 10 years)
Baby People, a hip-hop school based in Nottingham, lead a series of workshops where we will learn how to make music on a computer and write our own lyrics. Each session focusses on a different skill so join one session or attend all. Admission: FR...

Event — Face to Face
Join illustrator and Real Creative Futures participant Emily Catherine for a workshop aiming to reclaim perception, exploring how we build our understanding of one another through what we choose to see. Through portraiture and markmaking, this ses...

Event — Saturday Art Club
Learning Room
Join in a range of family-friendly art and craft activities related to our current exhibition. Parents and children of all ages can become part of our community. For more information, contact: saziso@nae.org.uk, Admission: FREE Age range: All are ...

Event — A Man's Home is His Castle
Join exhibiting artist Sarah Maple as she heaves, pushes and pulls a large children's cardboard casle from NAE to Forest Recreation Ground. Follow her journey as this toy transforms into a burdensome weight to bear, as the artist explores the emot...

Event — Saturday Art Club
Learning Room
Join in a range of family-friendly art and craft activities related to our current exhibition. Parents and children of all ages can become part of our community. For more information contact:saziso@nae.org.uk, Admission: FREE Age range: All are we...

Event — The Art of Dissent
Artists Sarah Maple and Miss Pokeno present a collaborative 'Happening' – a fluid workshop space where making meets performance to explore the art of activism. Engaging in the art of creative dissent, and with their characteristic tongue in chee...

Event — Barzakh by Qawwali BEAST
Celebrating the legacy of legendary South Asian singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on the twentieth anniversary of his death, exhibiting artist, Tasawar Bashir, The Qawwali Research Unit and BEAST have transformed Khan's recordings into hypnotic astral ...

Event — Saturday Art Club
Learning Room
Join in a range of family-friendly art and craft activities related to our current exhibition. Parents and children of all ages can become part of our community. For more information contact: saziso@nae.org.uk, Admission: FREE Age range: All are w...

Event — Saturday Art Club
Learning Room
Join in a range of family-friendly art and craft activities related to our current exhibition. Parents and children of all ages can become part of our community. For more information contact: saziso@nae.org.uk, Admission: FREE Age range: All are w...

Event — 70 Years On
Journalist and broadcaster Bidisha discusses the experiences of those who were displaced; left alone to manage families as the men were called away during wartime; and those who were 'intermarried'. Now in a postcolonial age, how has the position ...

Event — Live Music Performance: Conversations in Rhythm
In Conversations in Rhythm, two world class percussionists, Sanju Sahai & Bernhard Schimpelsberger, joined by guitarist Giuliano Modarelli, come together to celebrate the magic of rhythm. Bringing together their unique instruments from all corners...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
DRAWING WITH SOUND (16TH DECEMBER), Help us to create an interactive sound mural in the studio. Draw and paint your own designs onto a giant piece of paper. Listen to them as they come alive with sound! >>All the family can take part in this progr...

Event — Sonia Boyce in the gallery
Main Gallery
A unique opportunity to hear Sounds Like Her exhibiting artist Sonia Boyce discuss her practice that addresses race and gender, as well as explorations of improvised collaborations between artist and audience. Join Boyce for an evening of explorat...

Event — Exhibition Launch: The Real DMZ
Celebrate the launch of The Real DMZ, an exhibition featuring eight South Korean artists who shed light on the neglected and often distorted narratives that surround North Korea and its border with the South, the demilitarized zone. Join us for sp...

Event — Melting Pot
Our annual food and culture festival returns, bringing together the best flavours, sights and sounds to be found across Hyson Green and Nottingham. Excite your tastebuds with authentic dishes from around the world created by a multitude of local ...

Event — Half Term Workshops: Places + Faces (7-10 yrs)
Develop your drama and performance skills with acting coach, Natalia Bruce. We'll be working together to learn about people and places and how they inspire our daily thoughts and actions. With the other young people in the workshops, together you ...

Event — Saturday Art Club - February
Due to popular demand our offer for families is growing! This season we're thrilled to announce that Saturday Art Club will now take place each and every Saturday morning (during exhibition periods)., Join us for some family together time and we'l...

Event — VISIBLE
New Art Exchange
This recently made documentary film, VISIBLE, challenges common misconceptions that LGBTQ+ People of Colour have no history and no story to tell. Calling upon inspirational ancestors and contemporary artists and activists working to challenge main...

Event — Sharon Louden: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life
New Art Exchange
Artist Sharon Louden will be talking about her new book, The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life (edited by Sharon Louden, Intellect Books, 2017), that offers a collection of essays by 40 visual artists describing ho...

Event — Legerdemain
NAE CaféBar
Discover Legerdemain, a consortium of local live acts, at this free show in our CaféBar. A special world food menu will be served until 9pm, and the bar will be open throughout., Cai BurnsBest known as the singer and guitarist of Kagoule, Cai bri...

Event — Represent! (14 - 16 Years)
New Art Exchange
This summer we will be exploring how we represent ourselves and document our creativity online. As part of this short course you will work with hip hop school Baby People, to explore the different ways that people express themselves on the interne...

Event — Nottingham Mela 2018: (Un)Folding Time
Hockley: Wednesday 29 August - Saturday 1 September | New Art Exchange: Saturday 1 September | Arboretum Park: Sunday 2 September
Join us to celebrate 30 years of Nottingham Mela, our annual celebration of South Asian arts and culture for all the family. Experience spectacular dance, music and family activities, Henna, Mendi, delicious street food and more in venues across N...

Event — Represent! (11-13 Years)
New Art Exchange
This summer we will be exploring how we represent ourselves and document our creativity online. As part of this short course you will work with hip hop school Baby People, to explore the different ways that people express themselves on the interne...

Event — Abbas Zahedi: Live Archive
Abbas Zahedi is a British artist working across sound, moving image, installation, performance and participatory events. His current practice is influenced by his concept of neo-diaspora – the experience of being a second generation migrant, in ...

Event — Zoe Rahman presents Zoe Rahman Trio
Peggy's Skylight
A vibrant and highly individual pianist and composer, Zoe Rahman's style is deeply rooted in jazz yet it reflects her classical background, British/Bengali heritage and her very broad musical taste. Known for her powerful technique, wide-ranging i...

Event — Vidya Patel and Shammi Pithia – Converse
Nottingham Arts Theatre
Vidya Patel and Shammi Pithia present an extraordinary conversation between Kathak dance and live contemporary music. After performing together in the internationally successful About the Elephant, the dance artist and skilled multi-instrumentalis...

Event — Nottingham Arts Mela at NAE
New Art Exchange
Join us at NAE for day four of Nottingham Mela 2018! We'll be hosting free, family friendly events and activities all day, along with storytelling sessions, workshops and more., PERFORMANCE SPACE (2nd FLOOR), Yoga and Music with Parmjit Sagoo and ...

Event — Nottingham Arts Mela Family Day
Arboretum Park
The family fun finale of Nottingham Mela takes place at the beautiful Arboretum Park for a day of celebrations and family-friendly fun., There will be South Asian street food, mehndi, dance workshops, craft stalls, creative activities for all ages...

Event — Shiraz (U) Film Screening
Broadway Cinema
Based on the romance between 17th-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his queen, this epic silent film is the ravishing, romantic tale behind the creation of one of the world's most iconic structures: the Taj Mahal. Shot entirely on location in In...

Event — Jasmine Rodgers and Mendi
Jam Café, 12 Heathcoat Street, Hockley
Nottingham Arts Mela in collaboration with Jam Café, Hockley welcomes Jasmine Rodgers and Mendi who offer a unique blend of folk guitar and vocals with south Asian tabla., Jasmine Rodgers, , Jasmine Rodgers is a folk singer and guitarist who has...

Event — Exhibition Launch: Africa State of Mind
New Art Exchange
A ground breaking exhibition presenting new visions in African Photography. Produced by New Art Exchange and curated by Ekow Eshun., 16 artists from 11 different countries interrogate ideas of "Africanness" through highly subjective renderings of...

Event — Nightclubbing: Drink Deep from the Light of the Universe
New Art Exchange
This event is now fully booked. To join the waiting list, please email info@nae.org.uk, Artist Rachael Young and her badass band of super humans embrace speculative fiction and visceral live music in a new performance installation, emerging from a...

Event — Calypso: Licks and Politricks
New Art Exchange
Master musician, lyrical poet and the BBC's resident Calypsonian, Alexander D Great returns to NAE for an eveningof performance and discussion exploring the social and political history of Calypso music. Through his own compositions and e...

Event — Black Panther (12A)
New Art Exchange
Marvel Studios' Black Panther follows T'Challa who, after the events of 'Captain America: Civil War,' returns home to theisolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to take his place as King. However, when an old enemyreap...

Event — Windrush: Journeys To Nottingham
New Art Exchange
Originally scheduled for Thursday 29 November, this event will now take place on Thursday 10 January. We apologise for any inconvenience., Presented in partnership with Nottingham Black Archive (NBA), join us as we launch the first collection o...

Event — SheAfriq: Art Dates
New Art Exchange
Art Dates is a new series of social art gallery based events hosted by SHEAfriq, a Nottingham-based collective of woman creatives of African descent. SHEAfriq aims to provide a relaxed and casual environment for art lovers and non-art lovers alik...

Event — Craft + Culture Fair
New Art Exchange
Back for a fourth year, our much-loved annual Craft + Culture Fair will showcase the work of crafters, designers and performers from across the local community, capturing the vibrancy of our culturally rich city. Pick up a festive gift, tr...

Event — Young, Gifted and Black
New Art Exchange
With a title  inspired by the classic Nina Simone song, Young, Gifted & Black, presents a selection of young Nottingham-based music artists of African and Caribbean descent who have been making their mark within the city's vibrant music s...

Event — Press Mess - Monoprint
New Art Exchange
Press Mess is a four week creative course for adults, led by artist Chiara Dellarba. Book for one session (£25) or all four (£90)., Week One: Introduction to Monoprint: you will learn monoprinting, positive and negative masking, coloured masks, ...

Event — Samosa Crafting Workshop
New Art Exchange
Please note this event is now fully booked! Join our mailing list and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to be the first to find out about similar events., Have you always wondered how to make this deliciously moreish, Indian street food...

Event — Verbal Imaging
New Art Exchange
Join Jeanne Roberts from My Sight Nottinghamshire for a specialist gallery tour and workshop suitable for blind and visually impaired visitors. Exploring Searching for Libertalia by Shiraz Bayjoo, Jeanne will use detailed descriptions to help part...

Event — Press Mess - Drypoint
New Art Exchange
Press Mess is a four week creative course for adults, led by artist Chiara Dellarba. Book for one session (£25) or all four (£90)., Week Two: Introduction to Drypoint: you will explore textures and shades playing with lines. You will make a sim...

Event — Press Mess - Linocut
New Art Exchange
Press Mess is a four week creative course for adults, led by artist Chiara Dellarba. Book for one session (£25) or all four (£90)., Week Three: Introduction to Linocut: you will explore the techniques of relief printmaking using the lino block....

Event — Press Mess - Woodcut
New Art Exchange
Press Mess is a four week creative course for adults, led by artist Chiara Dellarba. Book for one session (£25) or all four (£90)., Week Four: Introduction to Woodcut: you will explore the techniques of woodcut. You will have an introduction to...

Event — We Are What We Overcome
New Art Exchange
Fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, musician and writer Matt McGuinness presents his debut show. With self-deprecating honesty and dark humour Matt explores his experiences with mental illness and takes a good look at how men in p...

Event — Finding Dory
New Art Exchange
The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way., Join us for this family friendly screening, where you're welcome to take breaks,...

Event — Validate Your Voice
New Art Exchange
Nottingham-based poets Ravelle-Sadè and Jesse Freeman of Poets Against Racism present a session exploring how to use poetry & spoken word as an outlet and coping mechanism for anxiety and depression. Join the artists as they give an insight into ...

Event — Everyday Superstars
New Art Exchange
Join us to celebrate and recognise our Everyday Superstars, amazing people nominated by their peers, family and friends for going the extra mile to make their local community a better place. View their portraits in our Central Gallery and take tim...

Event — Poets Against Racism
New Art Exchange
Poets Against Racism (PAR) are a performance collective bringing Midlands-based poets, spoken word artists and rappers together to challenge the rise in racism and bigotry in our society. This event encourages new performers to join more establish...

Event — (In)visible Bodies: Artist Talk
New Art Exchange
How does an artist prepare the body for performance? How do we collectively create an ecology of care in both artist-led spaces and art institutions? (In)Visible Bodies (4/4 Gallery, Primary) artist-curator Jade Foster is joined by 4/4 Gallery exh...

Event — Samosa Crafting
New Art Exchange
Following the success of our last Samosa Crafting workshop, here is another chance to learn how to become a samosa crafting guru! You will learn how to make your own dough and filling, then how to shape perfect tasty triangles. Suitable forvegetar...

Event — Capoeira
New Art Exchange
Introducing one of Hassan Hajjaj's Rock Stars, capoeira master Rilene Martins to lead this workshop exploring this Afro-Brazilian artform. Combining elements of martial arts, dance and acrobatics, you will learn more about the roots of capoeira, s...

Event — The Psychosis of Whiteness
New Art Exchange
All Black Connect present this screening of Eugene Nulman and Kehinde Andrews' The Psychosis of Whiteness (2018). Shedding light on society's perceptions of race and racism, the film exploring cinematic representations of the slave trade. Taking a...

Event — Bumi Thomas
New Art Exchange
One of Hassan Hajjaj's 'Rock Stars', Bumi Thomas is a dynamic contemporary African, acoustic Jazz-folk-soul singer songwriter whose style is inspired by her multicultural heritage., To enjoy Bumi's music is to experience a mix of sound tha...

Event — Beats of the Antonov
New Art Exchange
At the core of this documentary from war reporter Hajooj Kuka is a music movement. Telling the story of the Sudanese populations of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain regions, the film is structured around the daily bombings carried out by the Sudane...

Event — Stephen Lawrence Day
New Art Exchange
Please note, as this event falls on Easter Monday, the galleries and CaféBar will be closed. There will be no public access to the building other than to attend this event., As part of a city-wide series of events organised in partnership with No...

Event — NAE OPEN AWARDS CEREMONY
NEW ART EXCHANGE
Join us to celebrate all of the artists presented in the NAE Open and the winners of a variety of prizes including the prestigious Main Prize, selected by a panel of respected artists and curators, the Public Choice prize, generated by visitors to...

Event — Craft & Culture Fair
New Art Exchange
We are excited to announce that our annual Craft & Culture Fair is back! Browse jewellery, textiles, African print clothing, accessories, natural hair & skin products, homeware, handmade children's clothes and more., Enjoy delicious specials in ou...

Event — Nottingham Arts Mela: New Art Exchange
New Art Exchange
New Art Exchange start the day with yoga accompanied by live tabla and Indian classical recital ft. Anupama Bhagwat., Later, the space is filled with global sounds presented by World Music Consortium, a plentiful array of family activities,...

Event — Nottingham Arts Mela: Arboretum
Arboretum
The sizzling scent of jalebis, samosa and chaat fills this beautiful botanical garden on Sunday., With craft and fashion stalls, live performances, poetry, arts workshops, as well as yoga in our well-being tent, vibrant dance and music will ...

Event — Artist's short film + Q&A with English subtitles
Broadway Cinema
We'll be showing two short films followed by a Q&A., Children Playing God (Dir: Ashok Vish/ India/2018/35m) follows the lives of five boys during their two-month rehearsal period for the month-long Ramlila performance based on the epic poem, Ramay...

Event — John Akomfrah in Conversation
New Art Exchange
John Akomfrah is a widely respected artist and filmmaker, whose works are characterised by their investigations into memory, postcolonialism and often explore the experiences of migrant diasporas globally., Speaking with Skinder Hundal (CEO of NAE...

Event — Autumn Season Launch
New Art Exchange
Schedule, 5pm: Ibrahim Ahmed exhibition launch at Primary (33 Seely Road)6pm: John Akomfrah talk at NAE7pm - 9pm: Exhibition launch celebration at NAE, Celebrate the autumn season with a first look at four new exhibitions. Join us to experience t...

Event — Truth Black History
New Art Exchange
Through music, spoken word and poetry, we reflect upon the relationship between Black history and the mental health issues affecting Black communities today. This event will encourage us all to consider what actions we can take to create a future ...

Event — HORROR NOIRE
New Art Exchange
Delving into a century of a film genre that utilised, caricatured, exploited, side-lined, and finally embraced them, Horror Noire traces the untold history of Black Americans in Hollywood through their connection to the horror genre. Adapting Robi...

Event — OFF CENTRE EXHIBITION LAUNCH
New Art Exchange
Nottingham's Independent Photo Festival, Off Centre, is back. After a highly successful first edition in 2018, this event will officially launch the second edition of this city-wide festival and celebrate the local photographers who have been chos...

Event — Wahab Shah - Sufi Dance from Karachi, Pakistan Masterclass
New Art Exchange
Wahab Shah will be delivering a masterclass for adult dancers (intermediate to advanced level) who want to explore sufi style traditions from Pakistan the session will be between 90 to 120 minutes., Wahab Shah is a Pakistani choreographer/performe...

Event — Matera Città Aperta
Matera Square, Italy
This project is part of our Here, There & Everywhere international programme. Korean artist Soyoung Chung's installation is part of a outdoor performance in Matera, Italy - the European Capital of Culture 2019., Matera Città Aperta interrogates a...

Event — SEASON LAUNCH PARTY
New Art Exchange
Be the first to experience four new exciting exhibitions. Immerse yourself in Shezad Dawood's Virtual Reality installation Encroachments in the Main Gallery, and celebrate the launch of Dawinder Bansal's nostalgia filled Jambo Cinema exhibitio...

Event — Shezad Dawood In Conversation
New Art Exchange
Shezad Dawood is an artist working across disciplines to deconstruct systems of image, language, site, narrative and knowledge exchange, mapping across geographic boarders and communities., Dawood will be in conversation with consultant and former...

Event — Black Creatives Network
New Art Exchange
This event is now sold out. , All Black Connect (ABC), NAEs young people's collective, present this event associated with their exhibition, A Black Canvas., This event responds to a need to develop space for black creatives in Nottingham to networ...

Event — Walk The Talk
New Art Exchange
Walk the Talk is now fully booked, Meet outside the National Justice Museum at 10.45pmWalk the Talk is a series of themed community walks, exploring social issues whilst walking through urban or natural landscapes across Nottingham. Our next event...

Event — Cancelled: Explore Art Club
New Art Exchange
UPDATE: DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED., Explore Art Club is currently full, please join the waiting list here, Are you aged 8 to 11 years? Do you love art and design? Would you like to take part in painting, ph...

Event — POSTPONED: Release/ QTAC Notts
New Art Exchange
UPDATE: DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC THIS LAUNCH EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED., Join members of QTAC (Queer Trans Art Collective) for an afternoon of live performances and talks as we celebrate their new exhibition in the Central Gallery, Rele...

Event — Half Term Workshops Online: We Are Shewolves
Online
Wednesday 28 October, 1:30-3pm, Thursday 29 October, 10am-2pm, Friday 30 October, 1-2:30pm, Join us this October for a series of creative workshops on playmaking, poetry, art activism, and zine making. We are looking for young women (trans and non...

Event — Beyond Black History Month: Spotlight #1
Online
Beyond Black History Month, New Art Exchange is reframing its Black History Month Season through a new public programme and research model: Beyond Black History Month. NAE would like to engage actively with local, national and global contemporary ...

Event — Life Drawing #2
Online
Nottingham-based Illustrator Kim Thompson leads a series of life drawing workshops building upon themes of movement, identity and personal narrative within the work of Phoebe Boswell. Designed to suit all abilities, this workshop aims to give part...

Event — The Art of Oppression (2021)
Online
Film screening & Talk , At the intersection of art, social injustice, and womanhood, The Art of Oppression – directed by Patricia Francis, is a documentary about resilience and hope. The film follows three women artists who use their art to arti...

Event — Fat Thursday on a Saturday
Online
Signpost to Polish Success invites you to once again celebrate Fat Thursday, this time online, a day when Polish people across the world consume doughnuts before starting to fast for Lent. Join us to learn more about Polish culture and customs wit...

Event — Networks of Pride: Creativity, Queerness, and Blackness
Online
To celebrate LGBTQIA+ History Month this February 2021, we are hosting an online panel discussion focused on creativity and queerness. Join the discussion with special guest speakers filmmaker Campbell X, poet AJ Awak-Essien, curator Candice Nembh...

Event — Yoga & Art #1
Online
Similar to yoga, visual art encourages us to pause, slow down and be in the present moment. During this Yoga & Art experience, you'll have time to mindfully explore Phoebe Boswell's Here exhibition through a short film and calming soundscape we've...

Event — Self-Portraits with SHEAfriq (Ages 11-16)
Online
Join artist and educator Aïcha Daffé from SHEAfriq collective, in creating a self-portrait. Taking Phoebe Boswell's exhibition as a starting point, in this online workshop we will explore self-reflection exercises and we will produce our own sel...

Event — Explore Art Club
New Art Exchange
From Tuesday 4 January to Tuesday 29 March ( half term break on 15 February)Tuesdays, 4pm–6pmAges 8–11, Explore Art Club is a weekly workshop for children who love art. The artist Ismail Khokon leads the sessions, taking inspiration from NAE's...

Event — Self-Portraits with SHEAfriq (Ages 7-10)
Online
Join artist and educator Aïcha Daffé from SHEAfriq collective, in creating a self-portrait. Taking Phoebe Boswell's exhibition as a starting point, in this online workshop we will explore self-reflection exercises and we will produce our own sel...

Event — Freedom of Expression for Challenging Conversations
New Art Exchange
This twilight CPD event for secondary teachers and other staff in schools is a place to explore ways in which young people can creatively and openly confront racism. Led by Aïcha Daffé (Art teacher at Fernwood School) and Janelle Brown (Next Gen...

Event — Laced: Nottingham's Woven Histories
Online
Join NAE and musician and sound artist Tom Harris for an active listening session., Tom will play a live soundscape which includes music and field recordings developed from a soundwalk through the Arboretum and Lace Market, inspired by artworks by...

Event — Plant Love: Living Ecosystems
Online
Join NAE and musician and sound artist Tom Harris for an active listening session., Tom will play a live soundscape which includes music and field recordings developed from a soundwalk inspired by Rahima Gambo's series of works, A Walk (2018-ongoi...

Event — READING BEYOND: EMPIRE’S ENDGAME
Online
This informal reading group is part of our 'Beyond Black History Month' programme, and in collaboration with ABC's Between The Lines Book Club., Join us for critical conversations where we collectively discuss texts by black authors that speak to ...

Event — SOFIA YALA: STORIES BEHIND THE PHOTOGRAPH
Online
Join artist Sofia Yala for an experimental montage workshop that taps into your imagination and tests your gaze., What can you learn from an archive and photograph? Why are archives crucial in understanding the present and potential futures?, Infl...

Event — SOFIA YALA: PLAYING WITH FRAGMENTS
NEW ART EXCHANGE & ONLINE
Join artist Sofia Yala for a photo walk and experimental photomontage workshop that taps into your imagination and tests your gaze., The first day of this workshop will be in-person and the second day will be an online workshop via Zoom., On Thurs...

Event — Word's Out
NAE Cafe Bar
WORD'S OUT: AMPLIFYING BLACK WOMEN'S VOICESLIVE PERFORMANCE, Word's Out is a celebration of words showcasing and supporting Black female artists working in various word-based artforms – poets, writers, playwrights, singers, songwriters..., The e...

Event — Walk The Talk
New Art Exchange
As part of National Hate Crime Week 2021, join us for Walk The Talk- Silence Is Not An Option, During the walk through Nottingham City Centre, we'll explore how we can tackle hate crime collectively, and our role as individuals to make change happ...

Event — Discover-in-a-Day
New Art Exchange
This event has been cancelled., Join us for Discover-in-a-Day, a holiday art programme for those ages 9-12. Gain invaluable skills and achieve your Discover Arts Award certificate., Choose just one of these holiday art workshops to enjoy a range o...

Event — Discover-in-a-Day
New Art Exchange
Join us for Discover-in-a-Day, a holiday art programme for young one's ages 7-10. Gain invaluable skills and achieve your Discover Arts Award certificate., Choose just one of these holiday art workshops to enjoy a range of hands-on art activities ...

Event — I ONCE WAS HELD FOR 1,000 YEARS
Performance Space
This immersive poetry performance is an invitation into the written psyche of Arit Emmanuela Etukudo through her private journal entries and published poetry collection "You will be back". Some of the entries read during this performance were also...

Event — Exploring the self
New Art Exchange
Join artist Arit Emmanuela Etukudo for a self-portrait workshop where you'll create a physical representation of who you are. Take a deep dive into the things that create you. Explore and express yourself as sounds, colours, images, and more., Ari...

Event — DREAMING LIFE: AN INTRODUCTION TO LUCID DREAMING
New Art Exchange
Lucid Dreaming is the art and science of active dream exploration in which a dreamer is able to know that they are dreaming in order to experience and interact with the worlds of their dreams as if they are conscious. It is a field which opens up ...

Event — WRITING SOCIAL
New Art Exchange
The writing social sessions will be a moment for all to gather, socialise with the love of writing as a point of connection for all., We will start the season with a session with Victoria Williams., Biography, Victoria Williams is a Jamaican ex-pa...

Event — HANDSWORTH SONGS (1986)
Online
Handsworth Songs | 1986 | 1h 1min | U | UK | Dir. John Akomfrah, We are kicking off Black History Month with the screening of Handsworth Songs, a British documentary film directed by John Akomfrah and produced by the former Black Audio Film Collec...

Event — Writing Social
These writing social sessions will be a moment for all to gather, socialise with the love of writing as a point of connection for all., This session is with Juga-Naut – who represents the best that Hip-Hop has to offer. A multi-talented artist, ...

Event — Half Term workshops: LIVE CODING WITH ANTONIO ROBERTS
Ever wondered how to create digital music and visuals using live coding and algorithms?, The internet is full of "open-source"™ free software that can bed use to create exciting sound and visuals. These FREE workshops for young people aged 7-10 ...

Event — Autumn Season Launch Event
Join us to celebrate the launch of two exhibitions this autumn, Laced: In Search of What Connects Us in our Main Gallery, curated by Loren Hansi Gordon; and Cut & Mix, in the Mezzanine Gallery, curated by practice-based PhD researcher Ian Sergeant...

Event — LACE & LABOUR: A CONVERSATION WITH HANA FREDERICKS AND AMANDA BRIGGS-GOODE TALK
Performance Space
This is a conversation between Nottingham-based artist Hana Fredericks, who addresses women and labour in her work, and Amanda Briggs-Goode, director of the NTU Lace Archive and whose academic study in lace and heritage will bring light to Notting...

Event — CUT & MIX: BLACK MASCULINITIES IN THE 21st CENTURY PUBLIC DISCUSSION
YouTube
For this panel discussion we have invited guest speakers with knowledge in the arts, activism, academia, culture and speaking from personal experience to share their insights of Black British masculinities in the 21st century., Join us for this co...

Event — WHERE IT’S WARM LISTENING PARTY: NOSTALGIA ULTRA LISTENING SESSION
MiMM - offsite
** Please note this event is offsite at Mimm studios, 35 Warser Gate, Nottingham NG1 1NU **, Join Where It's Warm and explore Nostalgia Ultra, Frank Ocean's critically acclaimed mixtape that altered the course of R&B. We'll explore themes of yout...

Event — Shrines by Honey Williams LIVE PERFORMANCE
Performance Space
Shrines is a newly commissioned performance by Nottingham-based artist Honey Williams – an autobiographical tale in praise of Big Black Women., It is the story of rejection and multiple systemic oppression, interwoven with Honey's internal voice...

Event — YOUNIQUE PRODUCERS
New Art Exchange
What matters to you and what do you think needs changing in this world right now?, YOUnique is an exciting arts and activism programme organised by, and for, young people., Join us and become one of this year's Younique Producers –be part of a s...

Event — YOUNIQUE PRODUCERS
New Art Exchange
What matters to you and what do you think needs changing in this world right now?, YOUnique is an exciting arts and activism programme organised by, and for, young people., Join us and become one of this year's Younique Producers –be part of a s...

Event — IN SEARCH OF WHAT CONNECTS US: A DISCUSSION WITH ARTISTS FROM LACED ARTIST TALK / PANEL DISCUSSION
Online
This is a panel discussion with some of the exhibiting artists in our current exhibition Laced: In Search of What Connects Us. Join us and hear from Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Lerato Shadi and Zohra Opoku. The conversation will be chaired by Lisa Anders...

Event — Season Launch
New Art exchange
Join us to celebrate the launch of Trinity, the largest solo exhibition to date from highly acclaimed artist Hetain Patel, featuring a trilogy of films created by the artist between 2015 and 2021., Come enjoy a free drink on arrival, experience th...

Event — YOGA & ART
Online
Similar to yoga, visual art encourages us to pause, slow down and be in the present moment. We'll begin this online session with gentle yoga to awaken our body and senses, led by Parmjit Sagoo. Integrated into the session will be a digital experie...

Event — YOUnique Festival 2022
New Art Exchange
YOUnique is an exciting arts festival organised by, and for, young people in Nottingham., This year's theme is Uplifting Women. Join us in celebrating women from all over the world and within our communities, breaking down stereotypes, and stimula...

Event — Fempowerment
New Art Exchange
Every year, women across the world unite to celebrate International Women's Day. This year, join us for Fempowerment, a welcoming and sociable event including inspirational talks by local women, interactive workshops, friendly conversation and del...

Event — YOUNIQUE PRODUCERS
Monthly
On the first Thursday 5pm -6.30pm, plus specialist workshops and events.Ages 14-24Free, YOUnique is an exciting arts and activism programme organised by, and for, young people.Join us and become a Younique Producer –be part of a dedicated team a...

Exhibition — Illuminated
Central Gallery
Illuminated is the product of a group of artists who have worked both collaboratively and independently to create their own autobiographical account of 'mental illness'. It's intention is to educate, inform and ultimately enlighten others on this ...

Exhibition — re(locate)
Mezzanine Gallery
'never to take the tedious task of waiting for a bus for granted.', (What Stephen Lawrence Has Taught Us by Benjamin Zephaniah), [re]locate revisits an ordinarily public place that retains the traces of a deeply significant event; it is concerned ...

Exhibition — The Inconsistency of Everything
Main Gallery
Harminder Singh Judge describes himself as an artist trapped in a perpetual love triangle with religion, art and pop culture. Over the last four years, Judge has developed an interdisciplinary practice obsessed with romanticised fables within reli...

Exhibition — Coming of Age
Mezzanine Gallery
Bradford and Nottingham Melas have come together to produce an exhibition and book capturing the diversity and experiences of the past 21 years of Mela festivals in the UK. This year is an important year for both Bradford and Nottingham Melas as t...

Exhibition — World Event Young Artists
Main Gallery + Mezzanine Gallery + Central Gallery
New Art Exchange is proud to support World Event Young Artists (WEYA) – a showcase of the best creative young talent from across the globe. For ten days the festival will take over multiple sites throughout Nottingham providing the opportunity f...

Exhibition — Realism in Rawiya
Main Gallery
Realism in Rawiya presents the work of the first all-female photographic collective to emerge from the Middle East, Rawiya. Operating within what is still a predominantly male-dominated industry, and one fraught with politics, the group credits po...

Exhibition — YARA EL-SHERBINI: THE CURRENT SITUATION (PAST TOURING)
New Art Exchange is commissioning The Current Situation, an ambitious body of playful works by visual artist Yara El-Sherbini which will continue her exploration into assumed and produced knowledge; how we know things, how we learnt them and how t...

Exhibition — Fighting Walls: Street Art in Egypt and Iran + a rebel scene
Main Gallery
From the legend of Robin Hood, to the Luddite rebellion, public campaigns against the Poll Tax and inner-city deprivation, to the establishment of the first UK Chapter of Black Lives Matter; the people of Nottingham have an established history of ...

Exhibition — MAX KANDHOLA: THE AURA OF BOXING – THE BLACK AND WHITE SERIES
Main Gallery + Mezzanine Gallery
Max Kandhola has been documenting boxers and their environment since 1996. This multi-site exhibition* marks the conclusion of the project and the launch of a new major publication on Max's practice by Dewi Lewis Publishing. The essence of the nar...

Exhibition — Yara El- Sherbini: The Current Situation
Main Gallery
Yara El-Sherbini's practice uses humour to question social and political systems of power and influence. The artist utilises recognisable formats within contemporary popular culture, such as pub quizzes and games, to playfully disarm viewers ...

Exhibition — Aya Haidar: Year of Issue
Mezzanine Gallery
El-Sherbini's exhibition is complimented by Aya Haider's installations in the Mezzanine Gallery. Haidar's practice focuses on the recycling of found and disposable objects to make poetic works that explore loss, migration and memory, with a partic...

Exhibition — Said Adrus: Recaptured 2014
Mezzanine Gallery
Lost memories and histories are captured in this new mixed media installation by British artist Said Adrus. At the centre of this exhibition is the forgotten contribution of South Asian soldiers during the First World War, subject matter that Adru...

Exhibition — MAHTAB HUSSAIN: THE COMMONALITY OF STRANGERS
MAIN GALLERY
In this ambitious project, artist Mahtab Hussain combines photography and text to explore important relationships between identity, heritage and displacement that result from international migration - the truths of which are rarely revealed in the...

Exhibition — Jamaica Hidden Histories: Sugar was King
Mezzanine Gallery
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Full Spectrum Productions present the culmination of a two-year project to uncover and showcase historical, cultural and economic links between Jamaica and Britain. This forms the final part of a UK gallery ...

Exhibition — Larissa Sansour: In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain
Main Gallery
Artist Larissa Sansour was born in Jerusalem and her practice is underscored by the urgency of Palestine's political problems. She typically deploys dry wit and pop culture references in her work as a means of cutting through cultural divides and ...

Exhibition — Hyson Green Workshops: Citizen Design Action
Mezzanine Gallery
In this exhibition, designer Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad, explores an ambitious citizen-led project that emerged in NAE's local neighbourhood in the 1970s; The Hyson Green Workshops. The Hyson Green Flats were a residential tower block that stood on the...

Exhibition — Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf
Main Gallery + Mezzanine Gallery
Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf, is a fully playable, miniature golf course, designed and made by 10 leading voices from the contemporary art world., Doug Fishbone transforms NAE's galleries into a playful environment, taking visitors on an amus...

Exhibition — Hurvin Anderson: Dub Versions
Main Gallery
NAE first presented Hurvin Anderson's work in our 2012 exhibition I Is Another, a group show which marked 50 years of Jamaica's independence from the UK. This summer we explore Anderson's practice in depth through a solo exhibition of both existin...

Exhibition — Dissonance: Beverley Bennett in Collaboration With Nottingham Collective
Mezzanine Gallery
Beverley Bennett makes monochrome, abstract drawings where layers of pigment and repetitive mark making add a sense of power and energy to the surface of the paper. Her artworks have been described as having an almost audible quality which inspire...

Exhibition — Sumiko Eadon: Screenplay
Central Gallery
Sumiko Eadon, NAE Prize winner of Nottingham Castle Open 2014, presents Screenplay, a series of screen prints inspired by the architecture of NAE's building. The wide windows and the staircases of our Central Gallery transported Eadon back to her ...

Exhibition — BHAIRAV
MAIN GALLERY
NAE's South Asian season begins with two new exhibitions in our Main Gallery: Bhairav and Dam Pani. At the centre of Bhairav is a new film by Munir Kabani and Nikhil Chopra, featuring Sajan Mani, Madhavi Gore and musician Ustad Bahauddin Dagar. Bh...

Exhibition — DAM PANI
MAIN GALLERY
New Art Exchange present new work by Tasawar Bashir in collaboration with Brian Duffy. Titled Dam Pani, meaning 'Blessed Water', the installation pays homage to the late, great, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948-1997), the Pakistani Qawwali singer celeb...

Exhibition — Akram Zaatari: The Script
Turner Contemporary, Margate and Modern Art Oxford
Opening at Turner Contemporary, Margate, Friday 19 October 2018 - Sunday 6 January 2019 and Modern Art Oxford, Saturday 23 March - Sunday 12 May 2019, The Script brings together new and existing works by Akram Zaatari, an internationally renowned...

Exhibition — Searching for Libertalia
Mezzanine Gallery
Searching for Libertalia brings together new and existing works by artist Shiraz Bayjoo. Bayjoo's artworks draw on personal and public archives to address cultural memory, nationhood, and the challenges of establishing a collective identity within...

Exhibition — Hassan Hajjaj: The Path
Main Gallery
The Path by Hassan Hajjaj presents a unique and timely consideration of culture and identity in the modern, globalised world. Born in Morocco, Hajjaj moved to Britain aged 12. He works today between both countries., Hajjaj's artworks are character...

Exhibition — Does Anybody Leave Heaven?
Havana Biennial
Havana Biennial - 12 April to 12 May 2019, "Does Anybody Leave Heaven?" by Ibrahim Ahmed is an assemblage tapestry made with textile items found in Egyptian street markets, clothing, bags and other items, which are printed with the flag of the Un...

Exhibition — IBRAHIM AHMED: Does Anybody Leave Heaven?
PRIMARY
Please be aware this exhibition is showing at PRIMARY (33 Seely Rd, NG7 1UN, open Thursday — Saturday, 11am—6pm), Commissioned by NAE, Does Anybody Leave Heaven?, is an assemblage tapestry made with textile items found in Egyptian street marke...

Exhibition — Mimesis: African Soldier
New Art Exchange
A commission by NAE with 1418-Now. NAE launched the film at Imperial War Museum, London in 2018 and is currently being presented at NAE alongside a curated selection of works responding to the theme of absence., This new multi-screen installation ...

Exhibition — Beyond Diagnosis
CENTRAL GALLERY, New Art Exchange
Sistas Against Cancer, Self Help UK and Macmillan Beyond Diagnosis Service present a photographic exhibition representing the experiences of women affected by cancer within the Black Asian Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) community. Over a four...

Exhibition — Encroachments
Main Gallery
Shezad Dawood works across disciplines to deconstruct systems of image, language, site and narrative. In this new exhibition Encroachments, Dawood takes a pragmatic and oblique look at the relations between Pakistan and the US since partition in 1...

Exhibition — Jambo Cinema
Mezzanine Gallery
Jambo Cinema is a multifaceted installation emerging from a nostalgic time in artist Dawinder Bansal's childhood in Wolverhampton. The project is influenced by her time growing up as a young girl in her parents' electrical shop, Bansal Electrical,...

Exhibition — A BLACK CANVAS
Central Gallery
All Black Connect (ABC) is NAE's young people's collective, designing projects that explore issues impacting young black people in the UK today., A Black Canvas highlights black creatives from the East Midlands and allows these individuals to occu...

Exhibition — NTU BA PHOTOGRAPHY SHOWCASE: PARALLAX
New Art Exchange
We present a selection of work from Nottingham Trent University's Photography Degree Show Festival 2020. We are proud to celebrate the creativity of NTU's students in their diverse explorations of photography as a medium., The exhibition is a plat...

Exhibition — HASSAN HAJJAJ: THE PATH
Arnolfini
Opening at Arnolfini, Hassan Hajjaj: The Path is a touring exhibition produced by New Art Exchange and curated by Ekow Eshun. , The Path by Hassan Hajjaj presents a unique and timely consideration of culture and identity in the modern, globalised ...

Exhibition — LACED: In Search of What Connects Us
Main Gallery
30 October 2021 - 8 January 2022, Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Rahima Gambo, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Zohra Opoku, Tabita Rezaire, Lerato Shadi, Michaela Yearwood-Dan, Laced is a network of artists linked to curator Loren Hansi Gordon through shared connectio...

Exhibition — Cut & Mix
Mezzanine Gallery
30 October 2021 - 8 January 2022, Beverley Bennett, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Michael Forbes, Amartey Golding, Keith Piper, Antonio Roberts, Marlene Smith., Cut & Mix is an exhibition that interrogates and challenges notions of race, gender, sexualities...

Exhibition — 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 ba...

Page — Who are we?
New Art Exchange (NAE) is a ground-breaking, award-winning and internationally recognised creative space in the heart of Hyson Green, Nottingham. We are dedicated to promoting excellence in culturally diverse contemporary arts through our exhibiti...

Page — Board members
Chair - Leslie McDonald, Executive Director and Company Secretary of Nottingham Counselling Service and former Chief Executive/Executive. Director of First Enterprise Business Agency., Vice Chair - Professor Christopher O'Brien, OBE , Chris O'Br...

Page — About Our Community Programme
NAE believes that everyone should have access to being creative through the arts. We offer a lively and varied community programme throughout the year, ranging from creative workshops that welcome people to our exhibitions, to longer projects that...

Page — Asia
South Korea, Arts Space Boan 1942 – Residency Exchange and Exhibition, Artists from Seou,l Gemini Kim and Hyemin Son worked with Midlands based artists, Sayed Hassan and Feng-Ru Lee to create new works through a residency exchange that took pla...

Page — Visitor Information
GALLERY & CAFE OPENING TIMES, Monday: ClosedTuesday - Saturday: 10am – 4pmSunday: Closed, CHRISTMAS CLOSING 2021We will be closed from Sat 25 December until Tuesday 4 January 2022, COVID-19 SAFETY - 10 December Update , We have introduced a ran...

Page — Contact Us
Call us on 0115 924 8630 , Email us at info@nae.org.uk, Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Instagram, View Larger Map, Address:, New Art Exchange39 – 41 Gregory BoulevardNottingham NG7 6BE

Page — About
New Art Exchange wants to share our passion for the visuals arts and our exhibitions and events with as many people as possible. Our growing access programmes is aimed at engaging diverse audiences with different abilities., Over the last year we ...

Page — Access Information
What Are Your Access Requirements?, NAE aims to be accessible for all audiences. You are welcome to call in advance to discuss your access requirements and what NAE can do to make your visit an enjoyable one. A lift is in operation, the building i...

Page — Nottingham Arts Mela 2018
(un)Folding TimeWednesday 29 August - Sunday 2 September, Join us to celebrate 30 years of Nottingham Mela, our annual celebration of South Asian arts and culture for all the family. Experience spectacular dance, music and family activities, Henna...

Page — Champions and Patrons
It was through the vision and hard work of two community organisations, East Midlands African-Caribbean Arts (EMACA) and South Asian APNA Arts that New Art Exchange was formed. Their ambition for a space that brings together art from diverse cultu...

Page — Africa
, Rolling Footage, Karl Ohiri, Rolling Footage is an experimental short video that aims to shed light on what daily commuting is like for many of the physically impaired people of Lagos. Primarily shot around the Balogun Market Area on Lagos Islan...

Page — Arts Award & Artsmark
, ,  , , , Arts Award, Arts Award is the national qualification for young people in the arts and New Art Exchange is an official Arts Award Supporter., Arts Award is a great way for young people to enjoy the arts and provides a framework for lear...

Page — Further and Higher Education
Young people studying at further and higher institutes of education towards careers in Art and Design will find creative stimulus and innovation in the international exhibitions at NAE. You are welcome to attend as individuals or in groups to look...

Page — Nottingham Arts Mela 2019
Tuesday 3 - Sunday 8 September, This year we celebrate 31 years of Mela in the UK. Our theme is Illusions in Transit – exploring the journeys of people, art and society, and offering an exciting programme which captures the creative and cultural...

Page — Explore Art Club
From Tuesday 4 January to Tuesday 29 March ( half term break on 15 February)Tuesdays, 4pm–6pmAges 8–11, Explore Art Club is a weekly workshop for children who love art. The artist Ismail Khokon leads the sessions, taking inspiration from NAE's...

Page — ANNUAL REPORT
Annual Report 2019-2020., In this period, we commissioned 9 new artworks by culturally diverse artists and supported over 238 artists. 3 of our exhibitions toured to 6 different venues in the UK and USA. Our Real Creative Futures Programme support...

Blog — Who is Stuart Hall?
On the 8th April, 2013, Margret Thatcher died. The world's media mourned. World leaders made statements about how tragic the loss, how she had fought for liberty and freedom, how strong she was, how she was a symbol for women's rights... But she w...

Blog — MELA 100
Over the last 2 weekends NAE has been celebrating Mela Festival, a series of vibrant events inspired by Indian cinema and poetry. Thanks to everyone who came along- these are some of our highlights!, Pakeezah, On Friday 6th September, Mela launch...

Blog — Black History Month at NAE
This October, New Art Exchange will present a diverse mix of events to mark Black History Month. We invite you to join us in remembering and readdressing the rich history, culture and heritage of Black communities, and celebrate the positive contr...

Blog — My Highlights of 2013 at NAE
, by Bethan Davies, Marketing Assistant, As we begin to get excited about the launch of the new spring season here at NAE, it seems an appropriate time to look back over the last year and reflect on the highlights that made it so special. For me p...

Blog — The Current Situation: An Interview with Yara El-Sherbini
Yara El-Sherbini's art playfully raises provocative questions that challenge general knowledge and cultural expectations. The central feature of her solo-exhibition at New Art Exchange is a new commission entitled 'The Current Situation'; a buzz-w...

Blog — Learning from L’Oreal: Beautiful on the outside, Beautiful on the inside
The issue of multiculturalism arises often and is perceived by some people as a failed philosophy whilst others see it as a description of what we see around us – at least in areas of people from different ethnic origins, or multicultural areas....

Blog — It was not curiosity that gave birth to New Art Exchange it was ‘urgency’
It was not curiosity that gave birth to New Art Exchange it was 'urgency' and when the dust settled and consolidated curiosity flourished., Today I would like to share our journey, our journey and quest to seek, share and create knowledge from a p...

Blog — Saturday Art Club at NAE
Last weekend's Saturday Art Club saw different families local to NAE, and from different parts of the the city participate in a free fun mask-making workshop designed by local artist Chiara Dellerba. This hands on workshop allowed parents/carers a...

Blog — Artist Spotlight: Phoebe Boswell
Supporting diversity in artistic practice is just as important to us during this time of uncertainty. Our Artist Spotlight series aims to highlight artists our team find inspirational., We're so excited to be working with Phoebe for her exhibition...

Blog — Projects placed on hold & People we miss #1
, , By Aaron Schoburgh, Community Link Coordinator, During this time of uncertainty, we would like to make note of the projects that have had to be placed on hold and the people we miss., Harvest Gathering & Earth to Plate, We debuted our annual H...

Blog — Artist Spotlight: Shezad Dawood
Supporting diversity in artistic practice is just as important to us during this time of uncertainty. Our Artist Spotlight series aims to highlight artists our team find inspirational., Shezad Dawood by Ritika Biswas, Shezad Dawood is someone with...

Blog — NAE Staff - Stay At Home Playlist
We are proud to have a diverse team at NAE that are passionate about spreading our mission for culturally diverse arts for all. We're all different, and all have different taste in music! During this covid-19 crisis, our staff share their music su...

Blog — Artist Spotlight: Katharina Fitz
,  , Supporting diversity in artistic practice is just as important to us during this time of uncertainty. Our Artist Spotlight series aims to highlight artists our team find inspirational., Katharina Fitz By Cindy Sissokho, Katharina was born in...

Blog — Artist Spotlight: Effy Harle
Supporting diversity in artistic practice is just as important to us during this time of uncertainty. Our Artist Spotlight series aims to highlight artists our team find inspirational., Effy Harle by Mercè Santos, Effy Harle is an artist and arts...

Blog — Five Questions With Dr Hannah Robbins
Dr Hannah Robbins tell us a little more on what we can expect from the Networks of Pride: Creativity, Queerness and Blackness event, plus she talks about what she's learnt during the lockdown and shares a song on her playlist that makes her dance....

Blog — Five Questions with Parmjit Sagoo
Not only is Parmjit Sagoo our Community Projects Producer, she is also a Yoga Practitioner who explores how yoga and creativity can be empowering and enable wellbeing. She tells us more about her Yoga & Art workshops, how she's been taking time to...

Blog — Five Questions With Where It's Warm
4UBU music programmers in residence, Where It's Warm talk about their deep love for music, rest as productivity and choosing the records for the 4UBU listening booth..., Why did you set-up Where It's Warm?, Where It's Warm was a space we created ...

Blog — Laced: A Spoken Word Response
You are invited to explore the Laced exhibition through a poetic guide by Ioney Smallhorne. hear Ioney weave her personal response to the exhibition whilst intertwining the contextual themes embedded artworks and installation., There are three par...

Blog — Hetain Patel in conversation with NAE curator Saziso Phiri
, New Art Exchange · Hetain Patel in conversation with NAE curator Saziso Phiri,  , SP: Did you already have a trilogy of films set out when making the first film?, HP: I don't think I had a trilogy in mind when I started The Jump. As I started ...



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