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...

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 ...

Exhibition — CHARLIE PHILLIPS: THE URBAN EYE
MEZZANINE GALLERY
Charlie Phillips photographs capture fleeting moments in time, space and memory that relate to people's everyday experience of life in cities. For over 50 years Phillips has used the medium of photography to document, archive, explore and celebrat...

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 — Culture Unwrapped: Being Brown
New Art Exchange
Skinder Hundal, CEO of New Art Exchange, will moderate a discussion about BBC Radio 4's controversial broadcast of Enoch Powell's infamous 1968 "rivers of blood" speech. It was broadcast in full for the first time on 14 April 2018 to mark the ...

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...

Exhibition — EM15 Venice - Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf / Sunscreen
la Biennale di Venezia
We are very excited that New Art Exchange, a member of the EM15 partnership, will present Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia., This will be the first time the East...

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 — 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 ...

Blog — Faster than thought....
Skinder Hundal speaks at the Korea-UK Arts and Culture Conference on 1 Dec 2016, about the role digital technologies have played at New Art Exchange – helping to reinvent arts and cultural production processes, awakening hidden concepts and reaw...

Blog — The Work of Ibrahim Ahmed by Heba Elkayal
Heba Elkayal is an independent curator and art advisor working in the fine arts industry in the Middle East and the United States. Her articles have appeared in Al Fanar Media (website, London), Harper's Bazaar Arabia (print, Dubai) and Canvas mag...

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...

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 — The Film Open
Performance Space
Presented in partnership with Stella Vision., NAE's annual Film Open returns this summer! The Film Open is a unique opportunity for Nottingham-based film-makers to showcase their talent. Participants will gain critical yet supportive reflection on...

Event — Launch Event: Hyson Green: Hidden Colours
Central Gallery
For this colourful photography installation, a team of international volunteers based at NAE - Imma Alianelli, Mohammed Elzohiry, Antonio Guerrieri and Reem Soliman - have sought to capture and reveal the multicultural identity of Hyson Green., Fi...

Event — Ramayana Retold
Presented in association with Writing East Midlands and Jay Bird as part of the Nottingham Festival of Words., When poet Daljit Nagra was a boy in the 1970s, his relatives told him stories of Rama's quest to rescue his wife Sita from her abduction...

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 — Sounds Like Her Artists in Conversation
New Art Exchange
Sounds Like Her curator Christine Eyene is joined by exhibiting artists Ain Bailey and Linda O'Keeffe, along with Cathy Lane to discuss their work in relation to the history of sound art and contemporary practices., Building on their own work and ...

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 — Ekow Eshun Africa: Image and Identity
New Art Exchange
Writer, critic and curator Ekow Eshun explores the cultural context of Zanele Muholi's work; a contemporary Africa where history and modernity, the personal and political exist in vivid tension. As a continent of photographers exploring questions ...

Event — Culture Unwrapped: Word Power
New Art Exchange
Anila Dhami, journalist and producer, uses her platform to start conversations to shed light on topics that affect communities, such as women's empowerment, domestic abuse, and homosexuality. Dhami leads a panel of specialist experts to discuss t...

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 — Style in my DNA
New Art Exchange
As a migrant, born in Jamaica and raised in Nottingham, Lorna Holder became a successful designer 'making it happen' in Britain, and her story bears witness to the evolution of fashion within the British Caribbean community. Join Lorna fo...

Event — Gallery Tour: Ekow Eshun
New Art Exchange
PLEASE NOTE: This event is now fully booked. To join the waiting list, please email info@nae.org.uk, Join Africa State of Mind curator Ekow Eshun as he unpicks the core ideas and concepts which inform this group exhibition of work by contemporary ...

Event — Rafiki Jazz Up Close!
New Art Exchange
Rafiki Jazz are nine musicians remixing roots music and telling modern day stories with a glance back to the ancients. Expect a rich masala of mesmerising music traversing continents, languages and cultures, set within hypnoticallylooping...

Event — Shiraz Bayjoo in Conversation
New Art Exchange
Following years of research, Searching for Libertalia artist Shiraz Bayjoo digs into the significance of the history of Madagascar and the wider Western Indian Ocean region to the narrative of colonialism, the slave trade and its relation to conte...

Event — The Good, The Bad and The Magic Flute!
Main Gallery
Join us for a pop-up performance from Streetwise Opera in our Main Gallery space., Streetwise Opera respond to the stylised and empowering works of artist Hassan Hajjaj through the lens of an East African Lullaby and Mozart's classic opera in sear...

Event — Dastaan with Sarvar Sabri
Nottingham Arts Theatre
Sonia Sabri Company brings a truly original performance of live music, dance and projected film, Dastaan., Dastaan meaning a 'story' or story of our life', is a riveting experience of live music and visuals. World renowned tabla maestro and compos...

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 — Story Exchange
New Art Exchange
Join poet and educator Panya Banjoko and Master's students from Nottingham Trent University's School of Art for a relaxed Sunday afternoon sharing food and stories in our CaféBar., Taking inspiration from Dawinder Bansal's Jambo Cinema and to mar...

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 — Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) FILM SCREENING
Performance Space
Doors 6.30pm, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Wo hu cang long) | 2000 | 12 | 2 h | Dir. Ang Lee, A young woman in 19th-century China longs for an adventurous life rather than a dull arranged marriage in Ang Lee's Oscar-winning martial arts epic., ...

Event — HETAIN PATEL AND AMY MAY: DON’T LOOK
PERFORMANCE SPACE
Join us for this special evening of live music and film featuring visual artist and performance maker Hetain Patel and acclaimed musician Amy May's newest work on Don't Look., A hugely original collision of film, performance and live music, Don't ...

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 — Sleep Walk, Sleep Talk
Suki Chan was born in Hong Kong and currently lives and works in London. 'Sleep Walk, Sleep Talk' draws on Chan's interest in how urban spaces get planned and her experiences of Hong Kong and Shanghai and the Westernization of the towns and villag...

Exhibition — THE ZONE
Main Gallery
Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme work collaboratively from their base in Ramallah, Palestine. They have performed together with Ramallah Underground and recently founded the sound and video performance collective Tashweesh. Recent exhibitions and...

Exhibition — COMMON CULTURE: NOT NECESSARILY IN THE RIGHT ORDER
MAIN GALLERY
, For press release click hereCommon Culture is a collaborative artists' group consisting of David Campbell, Mark Durden and Ian Brown. Reflecting on the numerous festivals that take place in Nottingham, Common Culture have further developed a the...

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 — 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 — 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 — EVS Team: Hyson Green Hidden Colours
Central Gallery
For this colourful photography installation, a team of international volunteers based at NAE - Imma Alianelli, Mohammed Elzohiry, Antonio Guerrieri and Reem Soliman - have sought to capture and reveal the multicultural identity of Hyson Green., Fi...

Exhibition — Rockers, Soulheads & Lovers: Sound Systems Back in Da Day
Main Gallery
Rockers, Soulheads & Lovers: Sound Systems Back In Da Day is a new exhibition exploring the golden era of African-Caribbean sound systems from the 1960s to the early 1980s, curated by Michael McMillan in collaboration with Gary Stewart, Trevor Mat...

Exhibition — RESIDUAL: TRACES OF THE BLACK BODY (PAST TOURING)
New Art Exchange is proud to present Residual: Traces of the Black Body. Exhibited as part of FORMAT International Photography Festival 2015's, the selection of work responds to the festival theme of 'evidence'., Curated by guest curator Christine...

Exhibition — Mimesis: African Soldier
Imperial War Museum and at NAE in 2019
Mimesis: African Soldier will be at New Art Exchange September 2019 – December 2019. It launches at Imperial War Museum, London on Friday 21 September 2018. , Mimesis: African Soldier (21 September 2018 – 31 March 2019) is a new multi-screen ...

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 ...

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...

Blog — The Aura of Boxing: The Black and White Series
This review was originally published in NVA, Saturday 22 February 2014...click here for original, THE AURA OF BOXING: THE BLACK AND WHITE SERIESBethan Davies, Max Kandhola's exhibition at New Art Exchange marks only the beginning of the end of a t...

Blog — Melting Pot: A Visual Summary
Some images from our Melting Pot Festival.,  , , Eating Healthy Solutions by Nutritionist Rupert.,  , , British Heart Foundation.,  , , Pudding Fingers by artist Rachel Young.,  , , Mediterranean Cuisine by El Nahas's Kitchen.,  , , Vegan Cui...

Blog — NAE's ExperiMentors successes in 2014
To celebrate the big successes of our current and past ExperiMentors, we have listed some of the highlights below:, Ben Harriot's current exhibition at New Art Exchange, Beyond the Barber's Blade documenting West Indian barbershops of the Hyson Gr...

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 — The Art of the Hip Hop Album Cover
Local illustrator Emily Catherine will be running The Art of The Hip Hip Album Cover workshop in just under a week – so we asked her to give us a peek in to the world of hip hop culture that we'll be learning about as part of her Paint A Polaroi...

Blog — Meet the Makers
Meet the Makers at our Craft & Culture Fair, Our fair on Saturday showcases local makers and designers who capture the vibrancy of our diverse city. Find out more about some of our amazing exhibitors..., , Meet one of the makers for our Craft & Cu...

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 — 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 — 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 Patricia Francis
Patricia Francis is an independent filmmaker who uses her films to encourage inquiry into social inequality. Patricia is the director of The Art of Oppression (2021) - a documentary about three women artists who use their art to articulate their ...

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 — Focal Point Hyson Green Colour Hunt
Meeting Point: New Art Exchange
Focal Point is a series of photography outings co-ordinated by artist Mohamed Elzohiry, based at New Art Exchange. Each outing will have a specific itinerary and will provide a great way to meet fellow photographers and pick up hints and tips to i...

Event — In Memory of the Millions
Performance Space
In Memory of the Millions remembers the Ex-Service Personnel who contributed towards the World Wars.Join Cllr Bryan and Nottingham Black Archive to honour veterans past and present. There will be a sharing of war stories through film footage docum...

Event — VOCAL: Art and Censorship
Performance Space
Join us and contribute to this pertinent debate on freedom of expression., Who is the voice of artistic censorship – society, or the arts institution?, Can satire in creative work ever go too far? When does critical humour turn offensive and unp...

Event — Imagining History with Sunil Shah
Artist Sunil Shah guides you through Zarina Bhimji's exhibition and hosts a talk about imagining, visualising and re-presenting history. Bring in a family photograph which will become the basis for group discussions on real and fictive interpretat...

Event — Launch Event: Who Are We? And Should It Matter In The 21st Century?
Central Gallery
Borrowing the title from writer Gary Younge's book with the same name, this exhibition reflects on the way in which our identities can be defined by bureaucratic systems devoid of individual stories. Nottingham-based artist Chiara Dellerba, has cr...

Event — Launch Event: Sunil Shah: Uganda Stories
Mezzanine Gallery (First Floor)
Uganda Stories is both a subjective journey to recollect the past and a study in photography's documentary potential to reassemble history. In this exhibition, Sunil Shah explores very personal themes linked to his family's roots and heritage as U...

Event — Gallery Tour with Artists Mahtab Hussain and Sunil Shah
Main Gallery (Ground Floor) and Mezzanine Gallery (First Floor)
Join Mahtab Hussain and Sunil Shah for an informal tour and introduction to their new exhibitions, The Commonality of Strangers and Uganda Stories., This is a fantastic opportunity to hear both artists talk about their work on the same day., Mahta...

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 — The Fade
Introductory Panel Discussion: 7pm – 7.30pm, Screening: 7.30pm – 8.45pm, Exhibiting Artist Richard Houguez will be in conversation with Creative Producer Roshni Belakavadi to draw parallels between the spaces depicted in the film and barber sh...

Event — Afrovibes at NAE
Elusive Spring – Rehearsed Reading Directed by Kate Stafford, Box office: Lakeside Arts Centre, University of Nottingham, 0115 846 7379, Elusive Spring is a political thriller set in post-colonial Africa. It interweaves a series of stories, refl...

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 — Ram One and the Ites Band
To mark the last day of Black History Month, Ram One and the Ites have teamed up to launch their new partnership. Two generations of modern black history in Nottingham unite, celebrating the youth and context of Ram One and the pioneering history ...

Event — J.D. `Okhai Ojeikere: Geometry, Repetition and Form
Hansi Momodu-Gordon is a curator, writer and cultural producer. As Assistant Curator at Tate Modern, she works on exhibitions, commissions and supports the research and development of Art from Africa and its Diaspora within the Tate collection., T...

Event — Navrasa: Healthy Creative Movements with Older People
Funded by Big Lottery, Manushi Dance have collaborated with care homes in Nottingham to deliver South Asian dance workshops for older people. During this showcase, participants will present their own stories developed with techniques borrowed from...

Event — Live @ NAE
7pm – 7.45pm: Open Mic8pm – 8.45pm: Monique Henry, Presented in association with Cultural Vibrations, Join the festivities in our regular open mic night, take part or just enjoy the best of Nottingham's local music scene. Headlining the evenin...

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 — Launch Event: Faiza Butt: Paracosm
Main Gallery
6PM: Exhibition Opening, 7PM - 7.10PM: Welcome, NAE CEO  Skinder Hundal will welcome guests and introduce Faiza Butt, 7.10PM - 8PM: Faiza Butt In Conversation with Melanie Kidd, Join artist Faiza Butt and Melanie Kidd, NAE Director of Programmes,...

Event — Modern-Day Slavery: How to Make the Antislavery Past Usable
Join us for a series of debates, held in collaboration with the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R) at the University of Nottingham, where leading activists and academics will be in dialogue with the artists who contributed to Get Up, Sta...

Event — Black Men and Invisibility: How to Rethink the Criminal Justice System
Please join the New Art Exchange and the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R) at the University of Nottingham for the last in its five-part debateseries, accompanying the Get Up Stand Up international civil rightsexhibition., On September ...

Event — ARTIST'S TALK & EXHIBITION LAUNCH EVENT: Zarina Bhimji: Jangbar
6pm: Exhibition opens, complimentary drink on arrival, 6.15pm: Artist's Talk in Performance Space*Welcome from Skinder Hundal, CEO New Art ExchangeZarina Bhimji in conversation with Dr Anthony Downey, 7.15pm: Launch party continues in café-bar, c...

Event — 1914: ALL OUR HEROES by Zero Plus Theatre
Performance Space
1914: ALL OUR HEROES, Kaka wants to know where his father is ... so does his mother., It has been months since they've last seen him., Several weeks later, they receive a letter from the trenches of the northwest frontier in France where he has be...

Event — Launch Event: EM15 Venice
Venice
We are very excited that New Art Exchange, a member of the EM15 partnership, will present Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia., This will be the first time the East...

Event — Launch Event: Jamaica Hidden Histories: Sugar Was King
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Full Spectrum Production presents the culmination of a two year project to uncover and showcase historical, cultural and economic links between Jamaica and Britain. This Nottingham exhibition forms the final...

Event — Dream presents Urban Expression
Dream Urban Expression is a grassroots movement that actively works with young people showcasing a range of talent through dance, music, drama and spoken word. If you would like to get involved or find out more, contact Justin Smith by 12 October,...

Event — Sugar Was King: Cultural Legacy
NAE hosts a stimulating panel discussion chaired by Lorna Holder, Curator of Jamaica Hidden History and Managing Director of Full Spectrum Productions. Using the exhibition as a backdrop, a panel of artists, academics and entrepreneurs will discus...

Event — Launch Event: In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious
In Fine Style is the first solo retrospective of Wilfred Limonious (1949–99), one of Jamaica's most prolific illustrators and designers, and father of what has become known as 'dancehall art'. Limonious is loved within reggae circles for his col...

Event — Women in Music
Why is 'female' still a music award category? Why are only 5% of Producers industry-wide female? What challenges do women in the industry experience in the face of historic discrimination and ongoing sexism? Women working in music, both in front a...

Event — UPENDO
LGBT History Month is celebrated each February in the UK to highlight the positive work done across the country to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. This event will focus on the LGBTQ community in Africa and its diaspora, with an exp...

Event — DRONE THEORY BY QAWWALI RESEARCH UNIT (QRU)
For centuries Indian classical musicians have used a gently repeating drone pattern to meditate and symbolise the idea of cyclical time. Here Qawwali, a 13th century musical genre, connects the drone with its modern-day usage to reflect on the use...

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 — ON THE GREEN WITH HETAIN PATEL GALLERY TOUR
Hetain Patel will provide an artist's perspective in creating his golfing green. Having graduated from Nottingham Trent University, his practice encompasses live performance, video, photography and sculpture. He has presented work at Tate Modern, ...

Event — QUEENS OF SYRIA (2014) REFUGEE WEEK FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING
Arabic with English subtitlesDir: Yasmin Fedda, Fifty women from Syria, all forced into exile in Jordan, came together in Autumn 2013 to create and perform their own version of The Trojan Women, the timeless Ancient Greek tragedy about the plight ...

Event — Exhibition Launches: Dub Versions + Dissonance
Join us to launch our summer season with an exhibition by painter Hurvin Anderson. His art is inspired by his experience of two cultures, growing up in Birmingham's Caribbean community and time spent living in Trinidad., Also launching will be Bev...

Event — Tour With Hurvin Anderson
Join exhibiting artist Hurvin Anderson as he discusses the development of his painting practice and explores the significance of Dub Versions, his latest commission by NAE and the Arts Council Collection. Hurvin's work is often described as marryi...

Event — Syrian Celebration Day
We apologise that this event has now been cancelled,  , We invite you to join a special celebration of Syrian culture for the whole family, in the relaxed atmosphere of NAE. Working in partnership with the Syrian Society in Nottingham and Notting...

Event — Superhero Saturday
Come dressed as your favourite hero and enjoy this fun-filled family day of storytelling, arts and crafts, and costume making!, All dayFace Painting, Can't find your super suit? Don't worry, have your face painted on the day and transform into you...

Event — YARD YOUNG PEOPLE'S THEATRE
Our YARD theatre company helps young people develop a range of skills in performance and creative production. Our Wednesday group will deepen their skills with more specific training, exploring not only drama as a medium, but how to create origina...

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 — 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 — MELTING POT FESTIVAL 2017
New Art Exchange
NAE's annual food and culture festival returns, this year with a focus on social issues around food. With Women's Culture Exchange, Ecoworks, Himmah and many more, join us for an afternoon full of the diverse flavours found around us in Hyson Gree...

Event — SPRAY PAINT STORIES
Learning room
Explore different ways to tell stories through pictures, and make a giant mural with water-based spray paints. Spend the week telling stories, making friends and take your work home with you at the end., Please note, the event is fully booked. Ple...

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 — YARD THEATRE PERFORMANCE
Nottingham Playhouse
Our talented YARD Young People's Theatre group will perform at Nottingham Playhouse on Wednesday, 3rd May at 7.30pm., The group will perform A Drop in the Ocean, inspired by the stories of people forced to leave their own countries. The play will ...

Event — We Will Remember Them
We launch Nottingham Black Archive's touring exhibition, which uncovers the hidden histories of soldiers from the Caribbean and South Asia who fought in the Great War. This project is funded by AHRC and is being delivered in association with Renai...

Event — Bhairav Performance
Join us to celebrate the launch of two new exhibitions in our Main Gallery: Bhairav and Dam Pani., Spread across two days our launch extravaganza begins on Friday with a day of live art performances by Bhairav artists, featuring a special midnight...

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 — 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 — Digital Horizons RCF Workshop
New Art Exchange
Please book a place for each session, This series explores how digital fabrication, artificial intelligence and related technologies will physically and culturally impact the human condition. The objective is to help those working in creative and ...

Event — The Art of the Hip Hop Album Cover
Please note this event is now fully booked. To join the waiting list, email info@nae.org.uk, Nottingham-based artist and illustrator Emily Catherine presents a workshop exploring how great hip hop album art is born – what are the histories and s...

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 — Saturday Art Club - March
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 — Curator's Tour: Renée Mussai
New Art Exchange
Please note this event is now FULLY BOOKED. To join the waiting list, please email info@nae.org.uk, Join us for a tour of Zanele Muholi's exhibition Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness, led by exhibition curator Renée Mussai. Senior Curator ...

Event — Darbar Fringe Festival
New Art Exchange
A brand new annual festival discovering the confluence between urban, contemporary and classical contexts and exploring the significance cultural influences on art and UK identity. At its heart, the festival draws inspiration from the Darbar Festi...

Event — AFTERGLOW
New Art Exchange
What do a beatboxer, a visual artist, an Indian sitar player and a western flute player have in common?, A new performance from Kristin Hammerseth, Jasdeep Degun, Jason Singh and Rehmat Rayatt., Kristin Hammerseth (flute) is one of the Philharmon...

Event — Culture Unwrapped: Big Picture
New Art Exchange
DJ and celebrated TV and Radio presenter, Nihal Arthanayake, leads a panel to discuss the meaning of culture against the back drop of Brexit in the UK, rising political power by right wing parties in Europe, where social media and fake news create...

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 — Baptist Coelho: What Have We Done For You?
New Art Exchange
During World War I, the British Indian Army fought for Great Britain against Germany, for which they contributed a large number of divisions and independent brigades to the European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern theatres of war. In What have w...

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 — 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 — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
This session will be based around the idea of performance, inspired by the piece Dance to the End of Love, and the presence of dance within the film piece. Create your own movable characters with moving joints and can then choreograph a dance with...

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 — Exhibition Launch: Digging Deep
Central Gallery
Join us for a special afternoon as we launch and celebrate the hidden history of former coal miners of African and Caribbean heritage from across the UK. The exhibition will feature a new collection of portraits of former miners, taken by photogra...

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 — Poets Against Racism
New Art Exchange
POETRY, POLITICS, IDENTITY AND ACTIVISM, Poets Against Racism (PAR) are a collective bringing together Midlands-based poets, spoken word artists and rappers to perform under one banner in response to the recent rise in street-level racism...

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 — What's Poppin' (11 - 16 yrs)
New Art Exchange
Please note: This event is now fully booked! To join the waiting list, please email info@nae.org.uk, Join professional dancer Taiwo Bamiduro for a four day course to learn the basics of hip-hop dance., Inspired by our exhibition, Africa State...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Join us for the first of three workshops exploring the adventures of Anancy – the mischievous spider. Each week we'll be looking at different themes explored in stories about Anancy, a traditional Caribbean folk character., This week we'll be li...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Join us for the second of three workshops exploring the adventures of Anancy – the mischievous spider. Each week we'll be looking at different themes explored in stories about Anancy, a traditional Caribbean folk character., Where is Anancy goin...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Join us for the final of three workshops exploring the adventures of Anancy – the mischievous spider. Each week we'll be looking at different themes explored in stories about Anancy, a traditional Caribbean folk character., Where is Anancy going...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
This week we'll be playing with drawing and animation. Take inspiration from Tinga Tinga Tales – illustrated stories from Kenya – we'll be exploring creating our own cartoons and illustrated stories. What will your story board look like? Who w...

Event — Exhibition Launch: The Colour of Love
Central Gallery
Please note, this event is now fully booked! Register your place on our waiting list by emailing info@nae.org.uk, Join The Colour of Love team for this exhibition celebrating the final phases of this community led project capturing the experiences...

Event — Signal Her Return III
New Art Exchange
PLEASE NOTE: This event is now fully booked. In the event of no shows, we will reallocate tickets but we cannot guarantee spaces will become available on the night. To join the waiting list, please email info@nae.org.uk., Still want to see Sethemb...

Event — Sethembile Msezane
New Art Exchange
Artist Sethembile Msezane, who became an icon of the #RhodesMustFall movement for her visually powerful performance Chapungu – The Day Rhodes Fell (2015), presents a talk on her practice. How does Msezane use her art to critique societies injust...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
As UKYA present their Nottingham edition of City Takeover from 7th – 13th February, artist Charlie Birtles will 'takeover' Saturday Art Club to lead a session that explores themes found within her own work; unusual materials and tactility., Insp...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Inspired by the use of decorative frames and references to Victorian Museums in Shiraz Bayjoo's work, this session we'll be making decorative 3D photo frames. Get stuck in with paints, tactile object, papers and make your own life-sized picture fr...

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 — Fat Thursday on a Saturday
New Art Exchange
Join Nottingham's Signpost to Polish Success to celebrate Fat Thursday with an afternoon of family activities inspired by the stories of the heroic Janosik – Poland's own Robin Hood. Join us to make your own Janosik belt and more in our family-f...

Event — Exhibition Launch: The Path
New Art Exchange
Be the first to take a look at Hassan Hajjaj's exhibition as it pulls from his Morocco-London roots and packs our spaces with work inspired by London's hip-hop and reggae scenes, Pop Art, fashion photography, and the North African studio portraitu...

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 — 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 — 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 — We Move
New Art Exchange
Learn to express yourself and try out contemporary dance moves. Work to interpret Hassan Hajjaj's colourful street-styled Rock Star portraits, and use those London/Morrocan flavours to choreograph your own contemporary dance piece. Build confidenc...

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 — Film Screening: Birha (Absence) by Ekta Mittal
Primary: 33 Seely Road, Nottingham, NG7 1NU
Join Primary & New Art Exchange for a screening of Ekta Mittal's film Birha, followed by a Q&A with the director., In a faraway village called birha, missing people, mothers and tired lovers yearn to see beyond the mist. They meet each other with ...

Event — On Akka’s Shore
New Art Exchange
NAE Open selected artist Umama Hamido performs this cinematic live art piece combining film, text, soundscore and rap. Presenting fictional memoirs based on hallucinations and dreams, out-of-body experiences and superpowers, thescenes slip between...

Event — Between the Lines Book Club
New Art Exchange
"They killed my mother. They took our magic. They tried to bury us. Now we rise.", All Black Connect welcome you to the second instalment of Between the Lines Book Club. Read the book and join the group to share thoughts and ideas on the world of ...

Event — Park(ing) Shame
Cappicinni Park, Matera, Italy
PARK(ING) SHAME is a site specific and one day architectural, art and cultural provocation designed by Favara's Farm Cultural Park and Nottingham's New Art Exchange to animate the Cappuccini Park on the outskirts of Matera., On Friday 26 July the ...

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 — When The Snow Melts
New Art Exchange
Join us as we celebrate the launch of this exhibition as part of the Muslim Memory Project, charting the stories of Nottingham's Muslim communities involved in the Second World War. Nearly four million Indians were volunteers in the British Army d...

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 — 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 — BETWEEN THE LINES BOOK CLUB
New Art Exchange
All Black Connect welcome you to another meeting of Between the Lines Book Club. Join us in a sharing of thoughts and feelings in response to Chidera Eggerue's What A Time To Be Alone: The Slumflowers Guide To Why You Are Already Enough., A book t...

Event — FORGOTTEN STORIES
NEW ART EXCHANGE
This event is now fully booked. To join the waiting list in case of cancellations, please email info@nae.org.uk., Tues 29 October,, Weds 30 October,, Thurs 31 October, Artist and workshop facilitator, Shamila Chady will lead workshops that focus o...

Event — How to become a painter, Antony Micallef (in conversation with Skinder Hundal)
Chatsworth Arts Festival
'Art can have many functions but essentially it's a language where if used in the right way, can get us to view or hear things and sense them with pure emotion instead of thoughts.' - Antony Micallef, More about the speakers, Antony Micallef, Brit...

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 — Road to Independence
New Art Exchange
Join us for a special film screening followed by a discussion with exhibiting artist, Dawinder Bansal and others to mark International Women's Day., Asian Women & Cars: The Road to Independence is a film by Bansal that celebrates the experiences o...

Event — Virtual Reality: A New Reality?
New Art Exchange
Is VR the new medium for artistic expression? The central piece of Shezad Dawood's Encroachments is a Virtual Reality installation that draws upon 80s videogame arcade aesthetics and the U.S.A's cultural influence on 1960s Pakistan., This event ex...

Event — Sheila Chukwulozie Artist Talk
New Art Exchange
Nigerian artist Sheila Chukwulozie's practice battles the politics of "behaving oneself" in a Catholic-colonial body by juxtaposing local rituals, modern technology, traditional myths, and movements styles., Sheila will be in residency at Delfina ...

Event — What Might Have Been
New Art Exchange
Music in 1960s Pakistan was a mix of traditional tunes and external genres including American pop and rock, generating a multicultural and niche music scene. Bands such as The Panthers and The Fore Thoughts are examples of this polyglot generation...

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 — Juvenile Consciousness
New Art Exchange
Tolu Coker is a young British-Nigerian fashion and textiles designer, illustrator, and artist based in London. She will be leading an illustration workshop which will examine and deconstruct the complexities of diasporic black identity., Coker's d...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Kickstart your Saturday with these drop-in creative workshops. The perfect chance to get creative as a family, this season we're taking inspiration from Shezad Dawood's multidisciplinary exhibition Encroachments and Dawinder Bansal's living-room-s...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Kickstart your Saturday with these drop-in creative workshops. The perfect chance to get creative as a family, this season we're taking inspiration from Shezad Dawood's multidisciplinary exhibition Encroachments and Dawinder Bansal's living-room-s...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Kickstart your Saturday with these drop-in creative workshops. The perfect chance to get creative as a family, this season we're taking inspiration from Shezad Dawood's multidisciplinary exhibition Encroachments and Dawinder Bansal's living-room-s...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Kickstart your Saturday with these drop-in creative workshops. The perfect chance to get creative as a family, this season we're taking inspiration from Shezad Dawood's multidisciplinary exhibition Encroachments and Dawinder Bansal's living-room-s...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Kickstart your Saturday with these drop-in creative workshops. The perfect chance to get creative as a family, this season we're taking inspiration from Shezad Dawood's multidisciplinary exhibition Encroachments and Dawinder Bansal's living-room-s...

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 — Saturday Art Club Online
Online
Sold out , Silent Storytelling, This week's Saturday Art Club will look at ways we can tell stories, thinking about different forms of communication using imagery and action to tell stories instead of our voices. We will create story cubes to prom...

Event — YARD Young People's Theatre (Ages 8-12)
New Art Exchange
Ages 8-12:, Tuesdays (term time), 4.15pm - 6.15pm, YARD is a creative and supportive hub for young people to come together, develop their skills in theatre and performance, devise their own work and explore new ideas and approaches with a diverse ...

Event — Saturday Art Club Online
Online
Sold out , Let's empower each other in this Saturday Art Club led by Susanna. We'll come up with stories about travelling to an imaginary or existing place that brings us hope, encourages togetherness and allows your voices to be heard., We will ...

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 — 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 — Even When I Fall (2017)
Online
Sheetal and Saraswoti met as teenagers in a Kathmandu refuge, survivors of child trafficking to corrupt Indian circuses and brought back across the border to a Nepal they could barely remember., EVEN WHEN I FALL traces their journey over 6 years a...

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 — 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 — YARD: YOUNG PEOPLES THEATRE
NEW ART EXCHANGE
Ages 8-12:Tuesdays (term time), 4.15pm – 6.15pm, Ages 12-18:Wednesdays (term time), 5.15 pm -7.15pm, YARD is a creative and supportive hub for young people to come together, develop their skills in theatre and performance, create their own work ...

Event — Saturday Art Club
FOREST RECREATION GROUND
To celebrate the return of Saturday Art Club in person, led by Associate Artist Ursula Rae we will create a large-scale patchwork that celebrates our SAC community., We are inviting each family group/bubble to create their own artwork that represe...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Join us this weekend for SAC, led by Associate Artists Susanna Clark., Circus Troupes all around the world have used movement to inspire and bring joy to people for over a hundred years. How can we incorporate this movement into the art we make? W...

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 — Artist Studio Visits
Join us and meet our two artists in residence Mac Collins and Sofia Yala who will be doing a studio visit and talk about their artistic practice. It will be a great occasion to connect and discuss their current work and projects, as their 4UBU res...

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 — WHAT IF… CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
New Art Exchange
Nottingham-based poet and writer Ioney Smallhorne leads a creative writing workshop on speculative fiction and magic realism. Here are some words from Ioney:, 'What if'.... such a simple question but also a liberating one for the writer. Re-imagin...

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 — 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...

Event — Saturday Art Club
Creative Monument, Let's get creatively empowered in the Main Gallery with Saturday Art Club. For these special iterations, you can use the gallery's space and wall to make and display your creations! Play, explore, and learn about yourselves and ...

Event — FREDDIE KOFI: SING
NAE CafèBar
Come and join Nottingham-born award-winning music artist Freddie Kofi as he presents the premiere of 'Sing'; a live music experience crafted from the sonic threads of Kofi's inspirational gospel, folk and acoustic soul roots., Freddie Kofi introdu...

Event — Saturday Art Club
Let's get creatively empowered in the Main Gallery with Saturday Art Club. For these special iterations, you can use the gallery's space and wall to make and display your creations! Play, explore, and learn about yourselves and the world around yo...

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: FILM SCREENING
Online/YouTube
The films selected for this Cut & Mix screening respond to the exhibition's overarching theme of nuances of Black British masculinities we see in everyday life., Each film is intended to draw us closer to understanding that there is a range of Bla...

Event — CATHARSIS: READINGS ON LOVE AND ECOLOGY GATHERING / WORKSHOPS
Main Gallery / Performance Space / Learning Room
Michaela Yearwood-Dan takes us through her process of writing and the incorporated poems and song lyrics in her newly commissioned paintings featured in Laced. While Khaya Job (Femme Fatale Gals) will deliver a writing workshop that explores the...

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 ...

Event — YARD YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE
New Art Exchange
Ages 8-12:Tuesdays (term time), 4.15pm – 6.15pm, Ages 12-18:Wednesdays (term time), 5.15 pm -7.15pm, Younger YARD aged 8-12 years develop confidence, communication and creative skills through games, story-making, and drama exercises. As well as ...

Event — YARD YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE
(term time) New Art Exchange
Ages 8-12:Tuesdays (term time), 4.15pm – 6.15pm, Ages 12-18:Wednesdays (term time), 5.15 pm -7.15pm, YARD is a creative and supportive hub for young people to come together, develop their skills in theatre and performance, devise their own work ...

Event — Trinity: BSL Gallery Tour and Workshop
Join us for a specialist British Sign Language (BSL) tour exploring our latest exhibition Trinity by Hetain Patel., The tour will be led by Deaf BSL user, architect, and art facilitator Martin Glover, who will guide you through the exhibition and ...

Exhibition — Floating Coffins
Main Gallery
New Art Exchange presents a solo exhibition of recent work by international, award-winning artist Zineb Sedira. The exhibition includes a major new work, Floating Coffins, commissioned by New Art Exchange, with production support by Arts Admin, Lo...

Exhibition — Meaning of Style: Black British style, and the underlying political, social environment
Main Gallery
Artists include: Barbara Walker (Birmingham); Vanley Burke (Birmingham); Clement Cooper (Manchester); Gerard Hanson (Oxford and Kingston, Jamaica); Michael Forbes (Nottingham), Young African Caribbean men have often been portrayed as low achiever...

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 — Memento
Main Gallery
Memento is a contemplation of the human condition: how we act and react to the inescapable forces that shape us. Memento has been developed out of research into the plight of illegal immigrants, such as the Chinese who remain hidden in society, th...

Exhibition — Raghu Rai
Raghu Rai became a photographer in 1965, and a year later joined the staff of The Statesman, a New Delhipublication. Rai left "The Statesman" in 1976 to work as picture editor for "Sunday," a weekly news magazine published in Calcutta. He left in ...

Exhibition — Patrin
Mezzanine Gallery
Romany Gypsies left for their travelling fellows – was once the language of travellers, maps and stories shared by an ethnic community, present in Britain since the 1500s.Through digital photography, sound, oral history and maps, Cecilia Järdem...

Exhibition — The En's Project's First Principles
Main Gallery + Mezzanine Gallery
New Art Exchange is proud to present: The Ens Project's First Principles by Leo Asemota. Leo Asemota was born in Benin City, Nigeria in August 1967. His practice is open to many disciplines including being part of an artistic complex, a project sp...

Exhibition — Kanaval: Vodou, Politics and Revolution on the Streets of Haiti
Mezzanine Gallery
Leah Gordon's practice explores the representational boundaries between art, religion, anthropology, colonialism and folk history. The photographs in this exhibition document the pre-Lenten Mardi Gras Festivities in Jacmel, a coastal town in South...

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 — Empowerment Through Art: Photography and Latin American Migrant Girls in London
Central Gallery
Empowerment Through Art is a documentary photographic exhibition developed by British-Mexican photographer Pablo Allison, whose photography often explores the concept of boundaries, both physical and social. The exhibition responds to London's Lat...

Exhibition — Radford Road Project
Central Gallery
Through a series of polaroid photographs, young photographer Ben Kay investigates the multiple ways in which the small businesses of Hyson Green enrich our immediate community. His collection not only explores their role in supporting the locality...

Exhibition — REALISM IN RAWIYA: PHOTOGRAPHIC STORIES FROM THE MIDDLE EAST (PAST TOURING)
New Art Exchange is proud to present Realism in Rawiya: Photographic Stories from the Middle East. Rawiya meaning 'she who tells a story' in Arabic, are the first all-female photographic collective to emerge from the Middle East. This exhibition, ...

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 — Babak Bordbar: JIGSAW, the Eastern Piece
Central Gallery
Babak Bordbar is an Iranian photojournalist, who has sought asylum in France after the government crackdown following the disputed presidential election in 2009. This event forced hundreds of journalists, bloggers, artists and political activists ...

Exhibition — Polish Heritage in the East Midlands: Our History – Our Story
Central Gallery
Collected over the last year, this exhibition comprises a small snapshot of a social archive that stretches back and forth across borders and time. The Signpost to Polish Success (SPS), a charity led by Dr Beata Polanowska, has sought to document ...

Exhibition — J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere: Hairstyles and Headdresses
Main Gallery
New Art Exchange, Nottingham, presents Nigerian photographer J.D 'Okhai Ojeikere's prolific collection of ornate hairstyles and headdresses. The elaborately sculpted hair of female African models is captured in meticulous detail through beautifull...

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 — SUNIL SHAH: UGANDA STORIES
MEZZANINE GALLERY
Uganda Stories is both a subjective journey to recollect the past and a study in photography's documentary potential to reassemble history. In this exhibition, Sunil Shah explores very personal themes linked to his family's roots and heritage as U...

Exhibition — CHIARA DELLERBA: WHO ARE WE? AND SHOULD IT MATTER IN THE 21ST CENTURY?
CENTRAL GALLERY
Borrowing the title from writer Gary Younge's book with the same name, this exhibition reflects on the way in which our identities can be defined by bureaucratic systems devoid of individual stories., Nottingham-based artist Chiara Dellerba, has ...

Exhibition — Faiza Butt: Paracosm
Main Gallery
New Art Exchange is proud to present the first major survey of Faiza Butt's work in a British public gallery., The exhibition explores Faiza Butt's practice over two decades and comprises of a rich collection ranging from drawings to digital print...

Exhibition — Zarina Bhimji: Jangbar
Main Gallery
New Art Exchange is proud to present Jangbar (2012/2015), a new film and sound installation by leading British artist Zarina Bhimji. This eagerly anticipated piece joins Bhimji's portfolio of works in film, which includes the critically acclaimed ...

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 — In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious
Mezzanine Gallery
In Fine Style is the first solo retrospective of Wilfred Limonious (1949–99), one of Jamaica's most prolific illustrators and designers, and father of what has become known as 'dancehall art'. Limonious is loved within reggae circles for his col...

Exhibition — JUST ANOTHER PHOTO FESTIVAL
Central Gallery
New Art Exchange's CEO, Skinder Hundal, is one of several international curators for 'Just Another Photo Festival', New Delhi, India / 25th - 30th September 2015. NAE has enabled five lens-based artists the opportunity to exhibit within Delhi's pu...

Exhibition — The Necessary Practice
Central Gallery
The Necessary Practice examines the difficulties that many graduates face in securing employment in line with their artistic education or talent. Through a body of portraits and a series of interviews with the participants, the exhibition consider...

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 — UNTITLED: art on the conditions of our time
Main Gallery & Mezzanine Gallery
UNTITLED: art on the conditions of our time is a major new touring exhibition produced by New Art Exchange, curated in collaboration with NAE by Paul Goodwin and Hansi Momodu-Gordon. The show adopts a progressive stance on exhibition making to all...

Exhibition — The Art of Black Hair
Central Gallery
In collaboration with Museumand – The National Caribbean Heritage Museum, The Art of Black Hair is a celebration of afro hair and an exploration of hair styling as an art form., Before Christmas we held a celebratory event where local communitie...

Exhibition — Keith Piper: Unearthing the Banker's Bones
Main & Mezz Galleries
Keith Piper's show is currently installed across our Main and Mezzanine Galleries. Whilst the Mezzanine space is scheduled to close on 11 June, we're pleased to announce that due to popular demand, the Unearthing the Banker's Bones film installati...

Exhibition — Juan delGado: Altered Landscapes
MEZZANINE GALLERY
Altered Landscapes is a new body of work by Juan delGado which traces a personal narrative through the scarred vistas of Europe in the midst of the largest mass migration in living memory. In 2016 delGado travelled to Greece, Macedonia and Calais ...

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 — 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 — SARAH MAPLE: NOT MY CUP OF TEA
Mezzanine Gallery
A show of newly commissioned works by award winning artist, Sarah Maple, runner-up of NAE's 2012 exhibition, Culture Cloud. Maple is known for her bold, brave, mischievous and occasionally controversial artworks that challenges our perceptions of ...

Exhibition — SOUNDS LIKE HER
New Art Exchange
Curated with Christine Eyene, known for her enquiry into contemporary African art, gendered perspectives and nonobject based art practices – Sounds Like Her is a groundbreaking exhibition, set to broaden existing approaches to sound art, and to ...

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 — Akram Zaatari - The Script
New Art Exchange
The Script brings together new and existing works by Akram Zaatari, an internationally renowned Lebanese artist whose work is tied to researching and studying the photographic record in the context of modern Arab societies. Zaatari is interested i...

Exhibition — Africa State of Mind
New Art Exchange
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 artists from 11 different countries interrogate ideas of 'Africanness' through highly subjecti...

Exhibition — Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in the UK
New Art Exchange
Covers by photographer Alex Bartsch in collaboration with DJ and cultural historian Al 'Fingers' Newman, documents reggae record covers shot mainly in London between 1967 and 1988. For this showing in Nottingham, an additional LP by the Nottingham...

Exhibition — Digging Deep
Central Gallery
Led by local historian Norma Gregory, with volunteers, the exhibition uncovers the hidden history of coal miners of African Caribbean descent from across the UK. Step through time to experience personal narratives from former members of the coal c...

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 — 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 — Paranoid Picnic: The Phantom BAME
Main Gallery
Paranoid Picnic: The Phantom BAME is a new solo exhibition by artist Hardeep Pandhal which confronts post-colonial traumas with testing humour. The exhibition takes place across two sites in Nottingham: New Art Exchange and Primary. This dual sett...

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 — The Colour of Love
Central Gallery
The Colour of Love focuses on capturing and archiving the experiences of Black African-Caribbean and White British people who were in mixed race relationships in Nottinghamshire during the 1940s – 1970s., Through working with volunteers from the...

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 — Everyday Superstars
Central Gallery
In Hajjaj's exhibition, a collection called My Rock Stars depicts noted artists, musicians and designers alongside individuals from Hajjaj's everyday world - people he admires and respects, and chooses to elevate to 'superstar' status through his ...

Exhibition — Positive Images
New Art Exchange
Together Today and New Art Exchange are proud to be presenting Positive Images, a photographic exhibition that displays a snapshot into the lives of Nottingham's Romanian community. Developed over a 6 month period by Alina Moldovean, Stelian Afras...

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...

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 — 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 — 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 — Art of Belonging
This vibrant exhibition showcases the art created by students from NEST (Nottingham Education Sanctuary Team), a full-time educational provision for asylum seeker and refugees aged 15-19 years. These young people, many of them unaccompanied childr...

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 — History
NAE was formed in 2003 as a new organisation and partnership between APNA Arts and EMACA Visual Arts. APNA Arts focused on South Asian arts and played a key role in the development of the Nottingham Mela, where EMACA Visual Arts supported the dev...

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 — Schools
,  , At NAE school students of all key stages are welcome to visit exhibitions and take part in activities that have been devised by the Learning Producer alongside a team of Associate Artists: all experienced educators., The cost of a workshop l...

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 — 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 — 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, ...

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 — Superhero Saturday!
 , New Art Exchange had a brilliant day on Superhero Saturday!, A visitng mum says:, "The day was great, the staff were brilliant and everyone was dressed up! Loved the goody bags, and the vibe was excellent. The kids couldn't have had a better d...

Blog — A Factory Through a New Lens
Think of factories, not just as cold churning machines, but as secluded containers of hidden mysteries. In Format Exposure: Therblig, photography collective Wideyed portray SCA Prudhoe Mill tissue factory as a stimulating space; a living organism ...

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 — 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 — Sidelong Launch at What's Your Creative Future
Since September last year I have been part of New Art Exchange's ExperiMentor programme which supports artist's professional development and the creation of new work. I work as part of a collaboration with Jo Dacombe called Sidelong and we are int...

Blog — The Current Situation through Historical Cartography
By nature, "The Current Situation" represents the ephemerality and subjectivity in a chaotic world., The Current Situation is the name Yara El-Sherbini's exhibition title and her new sculptural commission at New Art Exchange- a world map in the fo...

Blog — The Current Situation by Ben Lord
A vast wire representation of the world we live on hangs silently on the wall of the main gallery at New Art Exchange. It's a sculpture that waits in anticipation every day until the 7th September for your interaction and participation. It wants ...

Blog — Creative Case for Diversity Conference.
In the black cube of Hyson Green, inner city Nottingham, at New Art Exchange we breathe, sweat and bleed the 'black bricks' that symbolise our foundation 'to stimulate new perspectives on the value of diversity in both art and society'. As a build...

Blog — Kochi-Muziris Biennale – Whorled Explorations
If Venice is the king of Biennales then recently a queen was finally found in Kochi, Kerala. The second edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB), was intelligently and sensitively curated by artist Jitish Kallat. Whorled Explorations offers a r...

Blog — Review: A Tale of Two (Woman) 'Ooman
I was struck by two things when I saw one of the four stellar sold-out theatre performances of Mon0lisa Productions', A Tale of Two Woman at New Art Exchange last week. Firstly, it was missing the phonetic emphasis in the title - 'Tale of Two 'Oo...

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 — England is a country of Foreigners
Who we are! or Who are we? One is a statement and the other a question and this was an underlying theme of the VOCAL debate: what is identity and who defines it –in one sense we cannot talk about one without discussing the other. So our identity...

Blog — NAE Celebrates The Arts Council Collection 70th Anniversary with Hurvin Anderson New Commission
NAE are excited to be part of The Arts Council Collection 70th anniversary celebrations, through a new commission and exhibition by Hurvin Anderson in 2016., The Arts Council Collection is the UK's most widely seen collection of modern and contemp...

Blog — Review of Upendo- Francesca Perrone
In February, LGBT History Month is celebrated across the UK. For this occasion, Stella Vision organized a rich event through films, discussion and a live music performance, hosted at NAE. I was proud to attend this initiative because in the past I...

Blog — Desi Pubs - Art with culture: supporting and managing the non pre-determined outcome
Desi Pubs is a multi-platform art project that has joined together seven Black Country pubs and their landlords with artists to produce a body of work that includes photography, stained glass, oil painting and mosaics along with the hand-painted p...

Blog — NOTTINGHAM: CITY OF REBELS (1831 - 1914)
Dr Richard A Gaunt explores Nottingham's rebellious history in anticipation of the activist exhibitions Aftermath Dislocation Principle (ADP), and Fighting Walls + a rebel scene., Nottingham has a proud tradition of rebellion and protest dating ba...

Blog — Ain't I A Woman?
Part of our current exhibition by artist Keith Piper features the piece The Little Robots Diary – a looping video of the NASA Mars rover, Sojourner, named after an important figure in nineteenth century abolition and activist for women's rights,...

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 — 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 — Projects Placed on Hold & People we miss #3
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. Sabine Kaner has been working with us since last year to engage with and help deliver a project with the Afro-Ca...

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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — Wellbeing Weekly: Reflections on Walking
With our worlds becoming smaller during these strange times, walking within our local neighbourhoods, parks and open spaces has become part of our daily lives. We're appreciating nature within our neighbourhoods more than ever, observing how the s...

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 — 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 — Self Portraits: Looking Back to 1981 - Call Out
As part of a programme of community activity around Self Portraits: Looking Back to 1981 by Roger Suckling we have launched a call for residents of Hyson Green past and present to get in touch if they know any of the faces that feature the exhibit...

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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