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...

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NAE endeavours to support our local communities and to have a positive impact on the lives of the audiences we serve. NAE is a space for leisure, socialising, creative enjoyment, learning and well-being, and it is also a space for thinking, questi...

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 — Grassroots Activism: How to Make Black Lives Matter
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 — Launch Party: UNTITLED
Exhibition Launch
6PM: LAUNCH EVENT OPENSComplimentary drink on arrivalThe CaféBar will be open all night with sets from DJ Nwando Ebizie, 7PM: WELCOME SPEECHESSkinder Hundal (NAE, CEO) and the exhibition curators Paul Goodwin and Hansi Momodu-Gordon, 9PM: CLOSE, ...

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 ...

Page — Video Resources
Click here for more footage of past events, talks, interviews with artists and behind the scenes footage., Ekow Eshun on Africa, Image & Identity, part of Zanele Muholi's Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness exhibiton, Ekow Eshun on the themes...

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...

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 — 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 — 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 — Superhero Saturday!
What's your super power? Faiza Butt's exhibition Paracosm explores ideas of good and bad, of superheroes and how they influence our lives. Come along to this Family Fun Day and explore your powers of creativity and curiosity. Come dressed as your ...

Event — Launch Event: Yara El-Sherbini & Aya Haidar
Main Gallery and Mezzanine Gallery
, , 6pm - 9pm, A complimentary drink and delicious canapes will be served on arrival. A live DJ will be playing all evening in the cafe-lounge bar., 7pm - 8pm, Yara El-Sherbini joins Manick Govinda, Artsadmin, for a stimulating conversation around...

Event — Christine Eyene: Imag(in)ing the black body with Zanele Muholi
6.30pm: Talk, 7.30 – 8.30pm: Viewing the exhibition, Residual: Traces of the Black Body with refreshments, Residual: traces of the black body curator Christine Eyene will introduce the concept behind the exhibition, presented as part of FORMAT I...

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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — Arts For Change
Presented by Renaissance One, Come and take part in an event that explores and champions social change and justice through the arts: watch films, take a guided tour on the last day of the exhibition by Faiza Butt, experience spoken word and poetr...

Event — Cultural Activism: How to Make Black Histories Visible
Please join the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R) at the University of Nottingham and the New Art Exchange for the fourth in its five-part debate series, accompanying the Get Up Stand Up international civil rights project., On August 20...

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 — YARD Young People’s Theatre: I am
The YARD group will continue their exploration of civil rights and social justice. This event sees the culmination of a series of workshops collaborating with Chat'Bout, a young social justice group from Nottingham. Started as part of the Get Up, ...

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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — Get Set with Amanda Russell
Join us for a season of special workshops where you will gain the skills needed to put together a show. Alongside Sound Systems Back in Da Day, we will create our own sound system clash party. Act, design, create and take something home to remembe...

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 — FINDING OUR FUTURE
The future is a universally exciting concept, yet film industries often fail to acknowledge or represent the cultural and ethnic diversity of its audience on screen. Through a day of film and discussion we explore what effect this has, and what fi...

Event — CITIZEN ACTION AND COLLECTIVE IMAGINATION DISCUSSION
Drawing on research undertaken for his exhibition Hyson Green Workshops: Citizen Design Activism designer Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad presents his findings around this often overlooked element of Nottingham's housing history. Situated between art, archi...

Event — Exhibition Launch: In The Future, Larissa Sansour
6pm EXHIBITION OPENS, Complimentary drink on arrival, 6.50pm WELCOME Skinder Hundal, CEO New Art Exchange, 7pm PERFORMANCE: ARIAN Nottingham-based musicians, Arian, present traditional Middle Eastern melodies accompanied by soaring vocals, 7.3...

Event — Exhibition Launch: Hyson Green Workshops/ The Necessary Practice
Mezzanine and Central Gallery
Join us for the launch of two exciting exhibitions, both celebrating the creativity of Nottingham. Hyson Green Workshops explores a radical community-led project in the 1980s which sought to repurpose the disused garages of Hyson Green Flats. The ...

Event — Exhibition Launch: Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf
6pm- Exhibition Tee-Off Complimentary drink on arrival DJ set in NAE Cafe Bar Play a round of mini-golf, 6.30pm- Welcome Speeches Skinder Hundal, CEO of New Art Exchange Darren Henley Chief Executive of Arts Council England Doug Fishbone, Artist, ...

Event — EXHIBITION LAUNCH: SOUNDS OF BELIEF
Celebrate the diversity of beliefs within Nottingham with the special launch event of our exhibition, Sounds of Belief. Visitors will be welcomed by Fayrouz Kaddal, an Egyptian musician who has developed this project through extensive research, as...

Event — EXHIBITION LAUNCH: MANUSHI 20
Join Manushi Dance Company to mark their 20th anniversary with an evening of celebration packed with live performances. Co-founder Vina Ladwa will present the best of Manushi, past and present, in addition to live music from Midlands-based band, M...

Event — Young People's Holiday Workshop
Inspired by our art exhibition, we are hosting workshops led by professional artists., We explore digital design, using software to layer and reinvent images on the screen. The workshops result in a unique print, which is yours to take home. Learn...

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 — Crazy Like Machines
 , Please note that this event has been cancelled due to illness. It may be rescheduled later in the summer. Please check the website at a later point for any confirmed new dates., Dissonance collaborative artist Chiara Dellerba leads this worksh...

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 — 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 — Craft + Culture Festival
Celebrate the rich cultures and creativity of Hyson Green and Nottingham with a special Craft + Culture Festival., In time for Christmas shopping, you can pick up a gift that has been handcrafted with love, and reflects a range of different world ...

Event — WHEN ART SPEAKS: CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP
Have you ever wondered what's behind a painting? Or what will happen next in a work of art? Have you ever seen something in a photograph that reminds you of another place or time? How could you capture that emotion? Inspired by the work in our exh...

Event — A CREATIVE GATHERING
A Creative Gathering is the continuation of a collaborative project created with co-researchers from Nottingham and led by artist Barby Asante with sorryyoufeeluncomfortable (SYFU) collective, as part of NAE's current exhibition UNTITLED. Explorin...

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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Percussion & Paint (14th October), Forget paintbrushes! Come along and paint with a pair of drumsticks to create your own piece of expressive art! Explore rhythm and mark making in this multi-sensory session. There will be lots of paint splats and...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
The Playground of Sound (4th November), Help us to build our playground of sound. Use a range of materials to cut, stick and build interactive sound sculptures. Experiment with cardboard, foil and tape to create 3D geometric forms. Create your own...

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 — Exhibition Launch: Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail the Dark Lioness
New Art Exchange
Join us as we launch this exhibition of work by South African visual activist Zanele Muholi., In over 75 photographs Muholi uses their body as a canvas to confront the politics of race and representation in the visual archive, presenting critical ...

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 — Saturday Art Club April
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 — 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 — Body as Canvas
New Art Exchange
Unfortunately this event has now been cancelled. Please keep checking back for more information about Body as Canvas next season., A creative workshop delivered by and for adults with learning disabilities from our collaborators LEVEL. Pioneering ...

Event — Faith in the Age of the Image Diaspora
New Art Exchange
Join artist Abbas Zahedi, plus members of the local community, to discuss ideas of faith, identity and migration, focussing on the experiences of Muslims living in Britain. As part of Zahedi's collaborative research project, he aimed of bringing r...

Event — Music and Me (7-10 years)
New Art Exchange
This event is now FULLY BOOKED. To join the waiting list, please email info@nae.org.uk, We've teamed up with hip-hop school Baby People for this shortcourse inspired by Akram Zaatari's exhibition. Learn how to can express your favourite things thr...

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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — International Women's Day: Fempowerment
New Art Exchange
Join women-led community organisations and other support groups from across the city for the 3rd edition of this annual event to explore this year's IWD theme, #BalanceForBetter. Featuring creative workshops, performances, talks, and the annual wo...

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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — Sardul Gill: Dark Matter
Mezzanine Gallery
Dark Matter brings together a collection of new work by Sardul Gill including black and white abstract paintings, monoprints and an installation made from found objects, which are stimulated by the artist's fascination with nature and theories rel...

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 — Residual: traces of the black body
Mezzanine Gallery
Residual is part of FORMAT International Photography Festival 2015. Curated by Christine Eyene, the show follows the festival theme of EVIDENCE., Selected works by international artists and photographers examine visual representations of the black...

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...

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 — Feng-Ru Lee: A Journey to Citizensheep
Mezzanine Gallery
In her first exhibition at New Art Exchange, Artist Feng-Ru Lee will present a body of work that features her alter ego figure 'Millee the Sheep'. 'Millee' is a tribute to Dolly, the first animal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell in 1996 in ...

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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — MANUSHI 20
Central Gallery
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nottingham-based dance company, Manushi, this exhibition explores the history of the organisation and presents images of some of their most memorable performances. Having worked with Manushi for a number of year...

Exhibition — SOUNDS OF BELIEF
Central Gallery
Sounds of Belief envelops the entire Central Gallery in sounds of worship and practices of belief. Developed by Fayrouz Kaddal with Daniel Merrill, the project was inspired by Kaddal's experience of living in Hyson Green for one year. Struck by th...

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 — Jimmy Cauty's Aftermath Dislocation Principle (ADP)
NAE's forecourt area
The Aftermath Dislocation Principle is a post-riot landscape created in miniature by acclaimed artist Jimmy Cauty, co-creator of chart-topping band The KLF and million pound-burning arts incarnation The K Foundation. Following the installation's c...

Exhibition — By Our Own Efforts
Mezzanine Gallery
Working with artists and communities across Cuba, media arts producers Threshold Studios introduce the first in a series of collaborative projects presenting a multi-faceted snapshot of a country undergoing social, political and economic transform...

Exhibition — Sayed Hasan and Karl Ohiri: My Granddad’s Car
Mezzanine Gallery
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 through their relationships with two cars inherited from their respective late grandfathers in Pak...

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 — UNTITLED: art on the conditions of our time
Kettle’s Yard
Opening at Kettle's Yard from 5 May 2020 – 28 June 2020, 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 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 — 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 — 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...

Page — School Case studies
RECENT PROJECTS, New Art Exchange works in partnership with a number of organisations locally, nationally and internationally. Some of these partnerships enable us to work more closely with schools, providing workshops in various arts media., One ...

Page — About
As well as seeing the latest art exhibition there is always plenty for families to do during a visit to NAE! All of our family events are free and everyone is welcome., Saturday Art Club, Kick start your weekend with creative family fun! Drop in, ...

Page — NAE Everyday Superstars
Nottingham is full of amazing people who go that extra mile to make their community a better place. It's time to recognise and celebrate their contribution!, In spring 2019, we will be hosting an exhibition of work by Hassan Hajjaj. Hassan is famo...

Blog — Poetry Competition Winner!
Congratulations to Russell Christie, whose poem won our 2013 Nottingham's Festival of Words Poetry Competition. The poem was inspired by a work in the Realism in Rawiya exhibition 'Mother of Martyrs', Newsha Tavakolian, showing in our Main Gallery...

Blog — Kate Martin in conversation with Leah Gordon
Once a year the Hatian coastal town of Jacmel hosts a assortment of Mardi Gras festivities, an event that has been brought into the spotlight through Leah Gordon's evocative photographs. I have been excited to get my first chance to view Leah Gord...

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 — Not Necessarily in the Right Order, Common Culture
Looking across the road from New Art Exchange, there is a buzz in the air as Forest Recreation Ground is being filled with luminous fairground rides for Nottingham's annual Goose Fair. This festivity is reflected within the gallery, where artist c...

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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — An Interview With Aicha Daffe
In one week we'll be launching our latest exhibition, Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail The Dark Lioness. As well as getting the chance to have a first look at this critically-acclaimed exhibition when it arrives in Nottingham, we'll also hav...

Event — YARD Young People's Theatre presents: Our Yesterdays of Tomorrow
Performance Space (Second Floor)
This season the YARD group will deepen their skills and develop their work, culminating in this special event. The group will have selected their own topics for investigation and their performance is sure to challenge the audience and provoke ques...

Event — Family Workshop: Rangoli
Join Samiah today to make a colourful rangoli as part of the Melting Pot Festival., Age range: All are welcome(smaller children may need adult supervision),  , To book a place on this workshop, please call the box office on 0115 924 8630

Event — Melting Pot Festival 2015
Visitors to this event will enjoy:, Food stalls from around the world | Tasting sessions | Recipe Books | Workshops for families and young people | Live World Music | Photo booth, Food Stalls:, Malawian Cuisine / Nigerian Cuisine / Seno-Gambiam Cu...

Event — Get Up Stand Up! Tour Launch
Galleries of Justice Museum
Join us at the Galleries of Justice Museum to launch the start of Get Up Stand Up! - an audio visual series of installations and a tour about global civil rights, available at the museum for 6 months., Created by NAE in partnership with the Galler...

Event — Faiza Butt Gallery Tour
Main Gallery
Join NAE exhibiting artist Faiza Butt for a tour of her current exhibition. During this informal gallery tour you will learn more about the artist and have the opportunity to exchange your opinions about the show., The tour will be delivered in En...

Event — Feng-Ru Lee Gallery Tour
Join NAE exhibiting artist Feng-Ru Lee for a tour of her current exhibition A Journey to Citizensheep. During this informal gallery tour you will learn more about the artist and have the opportunity to exchange your opinions about the show., The ...

Event — Faiza Butt in conversation with Melanie Kidd
Performance Space
Beyond their beautified surfaces, Faiza Butt's artworks address important and challenging global issues. The stimulus for her practice is wide ranging, however Butt cites growing up in the shifting politics of 1980s Pakistan and observing the imp...

Event — Lecture with Robyn Wiegman (Duke University): "Kara Walker's Pornopticon: Racial Sensations"
Kara Walker is one of the best known African American artists working today, celebrated for her challenging explorations of race, gender, sexuality, violence and identity. Leading U.S. professor of race and gender, Dr. Robyn Wiegman will draw on t...

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 — 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 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 — Exotica Suite: Book and CD Launch
New Art Exchange and Arts Council England are currently supporting Exotica Suite - a collaborative work by the writer Wayne Burrows and musician Paul Isherwood (The Soundcarriers)., The project explores the 'Exotica' craze of the 1950s and the thr...

Event — Eid Celebrations
An important festival in the Muslim calendar, Eid is a time when families and friends get together and celebrate the end of Ramadan. Join us for our Eid celebrations featuring traditional Sudanese food and live music. This is a great event for all...

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 — 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 — 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 — Animate
Learning Room
Our programme for young people and families combines creativity, learning and fun to build artistic skills and to encourage a greater understanding of the arts and our exhibitions., Join artist Ben Harriott each of these four workshops, build your...

Event — In Conversation: Mahtab Hussain and Melanie Kidd
Performance Space (Second Floor)
Mahtab Hussain's practice seeks to challenge the prevailing concepts of multiculturalism and his new exhibition, The Commonality of Strangers, has been produced through an in-depth residency spent in and around NAE's local neighbourhood. The colle...

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 — Bites Live @ NAE
Bites Live is an exciting new evening of performance at Nottingham's New Art Exchange. Part scratch night, part chill-out, part artist meet-up the night is a mix of live jazz, food, drink & performance., Over the course of the evening, five theatr...

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 — Get Up, Stand Up! Launch @ NAE
NAE has been working with NCCL at the Galleries of Justice Museum over the past year, to produce a new immersive, digital tour around the theme of Global Civil Rights. Here we announce the launch of the project, before the tour is revealed at the ...

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 — 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 — British Sign Language Gallery Tour
Visitors with hearing impairments are invited to join us for a gallery tour delivered in British Sign Language (BSL). The tour, led by a member of the NAE team and a fully qualified interpreter, will communicate the ideas and themes within the exh...

Event — Needle, Felt and Stitch
Use needles, felted fabric and blanket material to create your own beautiful, unique design. Add the finishing touches with hand embroidery!, Led by local textile artist, Ali Brusby, this season we will be making wall hangings using all kinds of t...

Event — Painted Patterns
Who says you need paper for painting?! Create your own textile paintings by ironing your designs onto fabric. A simple technique that gets impressive results!, Led by local textile artist, Ali Brusby, this season we will be making wall hangings us...

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 — Elmina (2010)
Performance Space (Second Floor)
Elmina (2010), 104 min, Dir: Emmanuel Apea Jr.Artist Doug Fishbone often uses humour to explore consumer culture, the mass media, and the relativity of perception and understanding in a critical and disarming way., Elmina, Fishbone's new feature-l...

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 — 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 — A Journey to Citizensheep
Join us for a special live performance by Feng-Ru Lee as part of her exhibition A Journey to Citizensheep., The performance will be around the main installation in the show, which is a small-scale version of the ring toss game, traditional game in...

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 — Gallery tour: Sugar was King
Join Sugar Was King exhibition curators and NAE's Black History Month panel for a tour of our current exhibitions., During this informal gallery tour you will learn more about the artists and have the opportunity to exchange your opinions about th...

Event — Gallery Tour: Sound Systems Back In Da Day
Join Sound Systems Back in Da Day exhibition curator Michael McMillan for a tour of our current exhibitions., During this informal gallery tour you will learn more about the artists and have the opportunity to exchange your opinions about the show...

Event — Eid Celebrations
This September we invite you to New Art Exchange to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. Eid is an important time for the whole community to come together, to share and exchange blessings., Join us for live music performances and traditio...

Event — Launch Event and Blues Party: Sound Systems Back In Da Day
Explore the rhythms of NAE's Sound Systems Back In Da Day exhibition as we launch this major show with our very own Blues Party. Reggae Take Over continue to put reggae music on centre stage as they present local DJ talent Motormouf and DJ Princes...

Event — Wondrous Women Conversation Cafe
The Wondrous Women's Group present an afternoon of conversation, cake and creativity for older women committed to promoting change through creativity., The Wondrous Women's Group believes older women are one of the world's great unseen resources, ...

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 — Costume creations with Amanda Russell
Join us for a season of special workshops where you will gain the skills needed to put together a show. Alongside Sound Systems Back in Da Day, we will create our own sound system clash party. Act, design, create and take something home to remembe...

Event — Inscription with Sian Watson-Taylor
Join us for a season of special workshops where you will gain the skills needed to put together a show. Alongside Sound Systems Back in Da Day, we will create our own sound system clash party. Act, design, create and take something home to remembe...

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 — Greetings I Bring with Ben Harriott
Join us for a season of special workshops where you will gain the skills needed to put together a show. Alongside Sound Systems Back in Da Day, we will create our own sound system clash party. Act, design, create and take something home to remembe...

Event — Launch Event: Synaesthesia and Vibrations: Crop Up Collective
Crop Up is a student-run curatorial group based within the University of Nottingham. Drawing inspiration from Michael McMillan's exhibition Sound Systems Back In Da Day, Crop Up have commissioned two Midlands based artists to explore music and the...

Event — Rub-a-dub Dance with Roxzine Alagbala
Join us for a season of special workshops where you will gain the skills needed to put together a show. Alongside Sound Systems Back in Da Day, we will create our own sound system clash party. Act, design, create and take something home to remembe...

Event — Black Heritage and the Archive
What are the challenges for curators and artists collecting and presenting a moment in the heritage and history of the black community? How does the community creatively navigate ownership and shared resources? What is the significance of a projec...

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 — Testing-Ground
An event by New Art Exchange and Melanie Abrahams, Join us for an event exploring ways to create and nurture innovative literature projects in a new political and financial landscape. Have you got an idea you need help with or suggestions of how t...

Event — LARISSA SANSOUR IN CONVERSATION WITH NAT MULLER
Larissa Sansour discusses her groundbreaking and controversial practice with curator and critic Nat Muller. As a Palestinian artist, Sansour's work is immersed in the current political dialogues in the Middle East. She addresses this contentious p...

Event — MEDIA IN MY MIND: EYES WIDE OPEN DISCUSSION
Does social media influence racial discrimination in today's society? Can social media be used as a tool to combat prejudices? Using social media as a focus, activist Josephine Taylor presents an introductory exploration into cultural representati...

Event — SATURDAY ART CLUB!
Join Josh Pickering and a team of artists for four fun family friendly sessions. Inspired by the art exhibition, we will explore the themes of myths and storytelling in English and Arabic. Develop arts, crafts and media skills in the fun and relax...

Event — SATURDAY ART CLUB!
Join Josh Pickering and a team of artists for four fun family friendly sessions. Inspired by the art exhibition, we will explore the themes of myths and storytelling in English and Arabic. Develop arts, crafts and media skills in the fun and relax...

Event — SATURDAY ART CLUB!
Join Josh Pickering and a team of artists for four fun family friendly sessions. Inspired by the art exhibition, we will explore the themes of myths and storytelling in English and Arabic. Develop arts, crafts and media skills in the fun and relax...

Event — SATURDAY ART CLUB!
Join Josh Pickering and a team of artists for four fun family friendly sessions. Inspired by the art exhibition, we will explore the themes of myths and storytelling in English and Arabic. Develop arts, crafts and media skills in the fun and relax...

Event — DRAMA HOLIDAY WORKSHOP
Join theatre maker, Sooree Pillay, in this half-term workshop where we will create a theatre piece set in the future. Using the main exhibition as our inspiration, we will ask; what are the challenges that we will face in the world of tomorro...

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 — 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 — 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 — INTERROGATING THE POWER OF ART NTU INTER-FESTIVAL 2016
This panel discussion event asks: can art influence social and political action? Chaired by Jennie Syson, join Artist John Newling, Chair of One Nottingham Jane Todd, Manager of County Youth Arts Andy Dawson and NTU BA Politics student Karl Stanle...

Event — A ROUND OF GOLF WITH DOUG FISHBONE!
Join Leisure Land Golf creator and artist Doug Fishbone for a game of mini-golf like no other! Known for using humour in his work as a means to critique, Doug will putt his way through the 10-hole course, discussing key themes of the exhibition an...

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 — EASTER HOLIDAY DANCE WORKSHOP
Daily Inspired by our exhibition, Leisure Land Golf, in four days we will prepare a performance about leisure time and how we like – or would like – to spend it! Get creative and learn new dance skills., Admission: FREEAge range: 10 – 16 yrs...

Event — HALF TERM DRAMA WORKSHOP
We will explore our dreams through drama: what are they about, why do we dream, and what does this say about us? Parents and friends are invited to a sharing event on Friday., Admission: FREEAge range: 10 – 16 yrs / No experience necessaryYoung ...

Event — SKY BLUE, HYSON GREEN – Spoken Word 'Choir': Call for Participants
Celebrate your local area by taking part in a spoken word 'choir' of rehearsed, untrained voices led by artist Rob Flint. If you have a clear and confident voice and you can read basic English, we would like to hear from you., Working in response ...

Event — Holiday Workshops
Inspired by our art exhibition, we are hosting workshops led by professional artists. Over the sessions, our younger participants can create their very own print, working with collage, painting, photography and drawing., For older young people, we...

Event — Tour With Beverley Bennett
Artist Beverley Bennett welcomes collaborator, artist and NTU Fine Art Senior Lecturer Rob Flint to discuss her exhibition, Dissonance. Reflecting on Beverley's drawing practice and her collaborators' creative interpretations of these expressive, ...

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 — Exhibition Launch: Screenplay
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 ...

Event — Woodcut Print
Exhibiting artist and Leicester Print Workshop resident Sumiko Eadon leads this introductory woodcut workshop. Inspired by her knowledge of traditional Japanese print methods and her time spent at LPW, Sumiko will guide participants through the ba...

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 — Invisible Things
Multidisciplinary artist Priya Mistry explores how to create a visual vocabulary from the invisible experiences of depression and anxiety. Mistry is interested in how day-to-day life evokes emotions which occupy our bodies - be that within your st...

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 — Exhibition Launch: By Our Own Efforts
Working with artists and communities across Cuba, media arts producers Threshold Studios introduce By Our Own Efforts, the first in a series of collaborative projects presenting a multi-faceted snapshot of a country undergoing social, political a...

Event — Draw For the Future: Mural Unveiling
5PMWELCOMEA complimentary refreshment and canapes on arrival, 6PMSPEECHESProfessor Zoe Trodd, Project Co-DirectorSkinder Hundal, Chief Executive of NAE & Project Executive ProducerBo Olawoye, Project Community Engagement Consultant/Project Manager...

Event — Talk with Jimmy Cauty and Steve Lowe
Gallery Tour
Join exhibiting artist Jimmy Cauty (KLF/K Foundation) and L-13 Light Industrial Workshop founder Steve Lowe, for an interactive and informal talk about The Aftermath Dislocation Principle. This vast post-apocalyptic landscape housed in a 40ft ship...

Event — Exhibition Launches: Fighting Walls + a rebel scene + ADP
It's party time! Join us as we launch a season of exhibitions exploring protest, activism and the power of the public voice to effect change: Fighting Walls + a rebel scene and The Aftermath Dislocation Principle. From local community advocacy mo...

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 — The Politics of Space in Activist Art
Gallery Tour
a rebel scene artists Kajal Nisha Patel and Sunil Shah guide audiences through their newly commissioned work exploring the concept of space as a mental, physical or virtual realm where political ideas are grown. The tour will describe their resear...

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 — Holiday Workshops: 7 – 10 yrs
Share what life is like in Nottingham with young people living in Cuba! Bring in your favourite possession as inspiration. With help from our exhibiting artists, we'll be creating postcards and scrapbooks., Please note, booking is essential and pa...

Event — Holiday Workshops: 11 – 16 yrs
Write and shoot your own video postcard to Cuba with help from our exhibiting artists. Then create a book/zine about Nottingham and Cuba, finding inspiration on the streets and in our gallery., Please note, booking is essential and participants ar...

Event — Afro Hair Party
Want to contribute to a future exhibition at New Art Exchange? Then join us for an Afro Hair Party!, Plaits, dreadlocks, relaxed, cornrows, bantu knots, finger waves, twists and braids... our hair comes in many shapes and styles. Join us at New...

Event — Paper Tigers
New Art Exchange
A documentary film by James Redford. A CoED Foundation event.James Redford's film sheds light on new scientific research about young people who suffer from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The CoED Foundation seeks to facilitate a dialogue be...

Event — UNTITLED ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION
Join UNTITLED exhibition co-curator Paul Goodwin in discussion with exhibiting artists Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom, Ima-Abasi Okon and others as they discuss how artists connected to the African diaspora are investigating and responding to the tim...

Event — THE VIRTUAL SELF
As technology becomes a prevalent part of our daily lives, what does the future hold for how we see and navigate our identities at a distance from the body? UNTITLED co-curator Hansi Momodu-Gordon is joined by exhibiting collaborative artists Larr...

Event — FUN DANCE
What is special about you? Is it what you wear, the things you like or where you come from? This fun, movement-based half term workshop series is inspired by our main exhibition and explores what defines us. Building basic dance skills with our sp...

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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — SUMMER MURALS
Learning room
This series of spray-paint based workshops explores the world of murals. Working with specialist workshop leaders, you can express yourself on a collective mural., Please note, the event is fully booked. Please call us on 01159248630 to be added t...

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 — Be Bold For Change: International Women's Day
An event by Women's Culture Exchange, Come and celebrate International Women's Day with Women's Culture Exchange at New Art Exchange. Be Bold For Change will include a wonderful afternoon of dance, world music, a parade of traditional costumes, ch...

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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — Pull Up! With Reggae Takeover
This interactive all-day event shines the musical spotlight on the local reggae pioneers who paved the way for the next generation. From blues parties and pirate radio, to big concerts and carnivals, Nottingham has a rich reggae heritage. Join us ...

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 — Body as Canvas
Body as Canvas is a seasonal event at New Art Exchange, where we collaborate with experienced artists from LEVEL, to deliver creative workshops for adults with learning and physical disabilities. LEVEL pioneer the transformative power of the arts ...

Event — Exhibition launch: BHAIRAV + DAM PANI
ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION6.30pm – 7.30pm, Join us as we launch our summer programme with a celebration of our main gallery exhibitions, Bhairav and Dam Pani. Bhairav artists Munir Kabani and Nikhil Chopra will be joined by Dam Pani artist Taswar B...

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 — 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 — 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 — Gallery Tour with Christine Eyene
Main Gallery
Join Sounds Like Her curator Christine Eyene, plus artists Elsa M'bala and Magda Stawarska-Beavan for a walk around of the exhibition. Visitors are welcome to share their reflections and ask questions in this informal and intimate session. Through...

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 — 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 — Verbal Imaging Tour and Workshop
New Art Exchange
Join Jeanne Roberts from MySight Nottingham for a specialist gallery tour and creative workshop suitable for blind and visually impaired visitors. Jeanne will use verbal descriptions to help participants build a rich understanding of the work in o...

Event — BSL Gallery Tour
New Art Exchange
Presented in partnership with Nottinghamshire Deaf Society. Derby based artist, Pierce Starre will explore the exhibition's key themes through BSL, with a special focus on the work of deaf artist Christine Sun Kim, whose work explores her experien...

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 — Body As Canvas
New Art Exchange
A creative workshop for adults with learning and physical disabilities delivered by our collaborators, LEVEL. Pioneering the transformative power of the arts, LEVEL seeks to enrich the creative lives of people living with learning diabilities. Thi...

Event — How To Get More Craft Sales Online - RCF Workshop 2
New Art Exchange
How to get more craft sales online.A workshop programme with Patricia van den Akker – Director of The Design Trust, Do you want to sell your crafts online but feel overwhelmed by what's involved and you don't really know where to start?Maybe you...

Event — How To Get More Craft Sales Online - RCF Workshop 3
New Art Exchange
A workshop programme with Patricia van den Akker – Director of The Design Trust, Do you want to sell your crafts online but feel overwhelmed by what's involved and you don't really know where to start?Maybe you have a website or Etsy shop alread...

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 — Here, There & Everywhere
Locations across the UK
Here, There & Everywhere (HTE) is an artistic collaboration between India and the UK, showcasing the finest contemporary art practices across two unique cultures. The programme takes place throughout 2017 – March 2018, to coincide with the seven...

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 — 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 — Verbal Imaging Tour + Workshop
Join Jeanne Roberts from My Sight Nottinghamshire for a specialist gallery tour and workshop suitable for blind and visually impaired visitors. Jeanne will use verbal descriptions to help participants build a rich understanding of the work. The to...

Event — International Women's Day: Collective Therapy
SheAfriq, a Nottingham based collective of creative women of African descent, bring an afternoon packed with creativity, workshops and activities to empower women. The sessions will focus on health and wellbeing in a relaxed and safe space for pos...

Event — Body As Canvas
A creative workshop for adults with learning and physical disabilities delivered by our collaborators LEVEL. Pioneering the transformative power of the arts, LEVEL seeks to enrich the creative lives of people with learning disabilities. This seaso...

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 — From Page to Stage
Presented in partnership with Nottingham Black Archive and Real Creative Futures. An evening of poetry and spoken word performance showcasing the work of writers who have participated in a masterclass series lead by NBA co-founder PanyaBanjoko. Co...

Event — Fun Portraits (7-10 Years)
New Art Exchange
PLEASE NOTE: This event is now fully booked. To join the waiting list, please email saziso@nae.org.uk, Inspired by artist Zanele Muholi and their exploration of identity, use materials and objects to represent what you enjoy in life and create sel...

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 — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Kickstart your weekend with a different creative activity every week, all inspired by our current exhibition. There's always loads to do and learn plus we always have a soft play area for very small children. Don't miss our free family film screen...

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 — Left Lion Open House
New Art Exchange
Ayup duck!, The mighty LeftLion Magazine want you to join in shouting about Nottingham., LeftLion's monthly Open House event is looking for writers, photographers, illustrators, and general creatives to help make LeftLion as proper as proper can b...

Event — Dhikr
New Art Exchange
Join us as members of Nottingham Muslim Women's Network host a dhikr ceremony, a regular form of ritual practice in Islam, associated with Sufism. A ceremony may include recitation from the Quran, singing, music, movement and trance., Dhikr (Arabi...

Event — EXHIBITION LAUNCH: Covers: Retracing Reggae Record Sleeves in the UK
New Art Exchange
Join us at NAE for the launch of this exhibition by photographer Alex Bartsch. Jump through time and reggae history and view a collection of iconic reggae album sleeves, re-photographed decades later in their original locations creating a fascinat...

Event — The Art of the Hip Hop Album Cover
New Art Exchange
What do De La Soul, Risograph printing, Graffiti and Stormzy all have in common? Find out at this special day-long workshop on the art of the hip hop album cover hosted by Emily Catherine Illustration. Have a go risograph printing with Dizzy Ink a...

Event — Pull Up! With Reggae Takeover
New Art Exchange
This interactive, all-day event shines the musical spotlight on the local reggae pioneers who paved the way for the next generation. From blues parties and pirate radio to big concerts and Carnivals, Nottingham has a rich reggae heritage. Join us ...

Event — Abbas Zahedi Gallery Tour
New Art Exchange
Artist Abbas Zahedi leads this gallery tour of Akram Zaatari's exhibition, The Script. Drawing on lines of connection between the exhibition and his own creative practice, Zahedi will explore the key themes of representation, image-making and the ...

Event — Ferdinand
New Art Exchange
This event is now fully booked. To join the waiting list, email info@nae.org.uk, Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and taken from his home. Ferdinand and his team...

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 — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Kickstart your weekend with a different creative activity every session, all inspired by our current exhibition. There's always loads to do and learn plus we always have a soft play area for very small children. One of the sessions will be our fre...

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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — Body As Canvas
New Art Exchange
A creative workshop delivered by and for adults with learning disabilities from our collaborators LEVEL. Pioneering the transformative power of the arts, LEVEL seeks to enrich the creative lives of people with learning disabilities. The session ...

Event — Ekow Eshun and Artists in Conversation
New Art Exchange
Africa State of Mind curator Ekow Eshun, is joined by artists from the exhibition including Raphael Barontini and others to discuss their work and the overall curatorial focus, exploring the presentation of Africa as a multifaceted psychol...

Event — Exhibition Launch: Off Centre
New Art Exchange
Join us to celebrate Nottingham's first independent photo festival, Off Centre! We will officially launch the city-wide festivaland celebrate the local photographers who have been chosen to take part. Preview NAE's presentation of the fes...

Event — Ballad For Syria (2017)
New Art Exchange
Sadly due to unforseen circumstances, Ballad For Syria has been cancelled. If the event is able to be rescheduled, bookers will be contacted. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

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 — 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 — 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 — Got The Moves (7 - 10 yrs)
New Art Exchange
Please note: This event is now fully booked! To join the waiting list, please email info@nae.org.uk, Can you 'pop'? Can you 'lock'? 'Popping' king Taiwo Bamiduro can teach you how! Taiwo will teach you easy-to-learn routines from across stree...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Kickstart your weekend with a different creative activity every session, all inspired by our current exhibition. There's always loads to do and learn plus we always have a soft play area for very small children., FREEAll welcome

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Where will we live in the future? Taking inspiration from some of the work in our exhibition Africa State of Mind, we'll be working together on large scale drawing, painting and collage to create a city of the future. What will our homes look like...

Event — Exhibition Launch: Hardeep Pandhal and Shiraz Bayjoo
New Art Exchange
Join us for a first look at exhibitions by Shiraz Bayjoo and Hardeep Pandhal., In Searching for Libertalia Bayjoo fills our Mezzanine Gallery with a pseudo archive of documentary film, photography and water-soaked imagery exploring the histories a...

Event — Signal Her Return III
New Art Exchange
South African artist Sethembile Msezane presents a living installation of flames, braids of hair and bells, setting the space for a narration of stories of women who have lost their lives at the hands of violence. Signal Her Return III interrogate...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Our exhibition Searching for Libertalia by Shiraz Bayjoo is full of the colour blue, waves and watery images of the ocean. Why not try to make your own sea-scape with Ursula Rae, as we try our hand at marbling. Swirl, ripple, wave and wobble ink i...

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 — Shiraz Bayjoo Gallery Tour
New Art Exchange
Join Shiraz Bayjoo for an exploration of his exhibition Searching for Libertalia, as he turns NAE's Mezzanine Gallery from museum, to archive, to an imagined space which explores the colonial past of Madagascar. Revealing several years of indepth ...

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 — Nowruz
New Art Exchange
Join Iranian community organisation YANA for this celebration of the Persian New Year and the coming of spring, marked each year by communities across the Middle East. With performances by Nottingham-based band Rubaiyat and local drumming collecti...

Event — Body as Canvas
New Art Exchange
A creative workshop delivered by and for adults with learning disabilities from our collaborators LEVEL. Pioneering the transformative power of the arts, LEVEL seeks to enrich the creative lives of people with learning disabilities. The session wi...

Event — UKYA x ACE: Let's Talk Funding
New Art Exchange
Please note, this event is now fully booked! Register your place on our waiting list by emailing info@nae.org.uk, Representatives from Arts Council England outline the different streams of funding that artists can apply for and present a overview ...

Exhibition — STRENGTH OF FEELING
MAIN GALLERY
A ten-year survey of the acclaimed Nigerian-born artist Sokari Douglas Camp. Her primary material is steel and her work often explores her relationship to contemporary Nigeria and Britain. Race, racism, gender issues, exploitation and violence all...

Exhibition — NEXT WE CHANGE EARTH
MAIN GALLERY + MEZZANINE GALLERY
Historical and cultural explorations of identity define New Art Exchange's debut exhibition, with a spotlight on artists from Nottingham. The exhibition reflects on issues faced by Black artists in the UK, inviting exchange around notions of cultu...

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...

Exhibition — BILL MING: OUT OF DA WOOD
MAIN GALLERY
Bill Ming was born in Bermuda and came to live in Nottinghamshire in 1971. His sculptures draw inspiration from personal experiences and a rich cultural heritage that originated in Africa, the Americas and Europe. Bill uses wood and various materi...

Exhibition — MICHELLE WALSH
MEZZANINE GALLERY
Michelle Walsh is a photographer based in the East Midlands. Her interests are in contemporary portraiture, influenced by psychology and consciousness studies, as well as the exploration of photography as a contemplative art form., This exhibition...

Exhibition — Human Destroys, Human Creates
Mezzanine Gallery
This inaugural exhibition of the newly formed artists' group BlankAtlas,is a refined visual dialogue derivedfrom informed research and experiences of humanity's paradoxical need to both destroy and create. It aims to address and bridge social, psy...

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 — An(other) Story: Folk and Tribal Art from India
Main Gallery
An(other) Story explores a diversity of Folk and Tribal art styles and techniques, including: Madhubani/Mithila, Gond, Warli, Patua scrolls and Folk embroidery, which have been embraced for centuries throughout India., Even though artists in India...

Exhibition — Pardhan Gond Paintings
Mezzanine Gallery
This wonderful style of paintings is the living expressions of the people of the Pardhan Gond tribal communities of India, producing artwork that is deeply linked to their daily lives. The colours and textures show the natural beauty concepts of P...

Exhibition — Disposable People: Contemporary Global Slavery
Main Gallery + Mezzanine Gallery
Slavery is illegal throughout the world, yet more than twenty-seven million people are still trapped in one of history's oldest social institutions. The underlying thread of the exhibition highlights how the unfortunate emergence of a new kind of ...

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 — 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 — British Art Show 7, In the Days of the Comet
Main Gallery + Mezzanine Gallery
British Art Show is widely recognised as the most ambitious and influential exhibition of contemporary British art. Organised by Hayward Touring Exhibitions, it takes place every five years and tours to four different cities across the UK. Now in ...

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 — Everything Is Happening At Once
Everything Is Happening At Once, curated by Alnoor Mitha and Sarah Perks, was presented at Cornerhouse, Manchester as part of ATM11. The exhibition has been developed with the support of Lisson Gallery., Everything Is Happening At Once is the firs...

Exhibition — Art and Faith Lab (Part One)
Main Gallery
Tasawar Bashir is an architect and artist. In his work he strives to explore the notion of the sacred in dazzlingly strange ways., Art and Faith Lab is not a standard exhibition; instead the artist is using the Main Gallery as an experimental lab ...

Exhibition — At Home
Main Gallery
It is with great pleasure we welcome Hetain Patel to New Art Exchange. As an artist who has emerged from the Nottingham art scene and is now achieving international success, we are proud to present his much anticipated solo exhibition, Hetain Pate...

Exhibition — Culture Cloud: Your Exhibition
Main Gallery
YOUR ART, YOUR VOTES, YOUR EXHIBITION, Culture Cloud is a digital space for artists to upload two-dimensional art work onto a web portal where recognised curators, along with public audiences, will vote for the works they like. The initiative is o...

Exhibition — I is AnOther
Main Gallery + Mezzanine Gallery
In 2012 the physically small but culturally rich island nation of Jamaica celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence. At this time it seems poignant to call for an independence of critical thought with regard to the island's rich artistic com...

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 — In Conflict: Reflections on the Constant War in Iraq
Mezzanine Gallery + Central Gallery
Ten years on since the invasion of Iraq, New Art Exchange presents In Conflict: Reflections on the Constant War in Iraq, a solo show of Artist Satta Hashem, winner in 2012 of the New Art Exchange Prize awarded at the Nottingham Castle Open in 2011...

Exhibition — Format Exposure: Therblig
Mezzanine Gallery
New Art Exchange is pleased to present Therblig, an exhibition by Wideyed, an artist-led collective comprising the photographers Lucy Carolan, Richard Glynn and Louise Taylor. Therblig is part of the FORMAT International Photography Festival organ...

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 — Caribbean Through a Lens
Central Gallery
For press release click here, , Caribbean Through a Lens is a project aimed at engaging local communities with The National Archives collection of Caribbean images. NAE has worked with Caribbean Elders and Young People from St Ann's to analyse a s...

Exhibition — HETAIN PATEL: AT HOME (PAST TOURING)
New Art Exchange is proud to present At Home, a major touring exhibition of existing and newly commissioned works by artist Hetain Patel. The exhibition premiered at Chatterjee & Lal, Mumbai, India, and New Art Exchange in 2012. At Home can nex...

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 — LEAH GORDON: KANAVAL (PAST TOURING)
New Art Exchange is proud to present Kanaval: Voudou, Politics and Revolution on the Street of Haiti, a touring exhibition of photographic works by artist Leah Gordon. Leah Gordon is a photographer, film-maker and curator who has, in recent years,...

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 — FAIZA BUTT: PARACOSM (PAST TOURING)
New Art Exchange (NAE) is proud to present Paracosm the first major survey of Faiza Butt's work in a British public gallery. The exhibition explores her practice over two decades and comprises of a rich collection ranging from drawings and paintin...

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 — THE MANIPULATED IMAGE
CENTRAL GALLERY
Nottingham Photographers' Hub present a photographic exhibition with new work created and developed with New Art Exchange and graphic designer Maria Rosaria Digregorio. Inspired by Max Kandhola's photography the work on display uses experimental...

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 — Karl Ohiri, Three Lions: A Portrait of Benjamin Odeje
Central Gallery
To celebrate multi-culturalism and the new sporting season, Karl Ohiri's photograph Three Lions: A Portrait of Benjamin Odeje (2014) will be presented at New Art Exchange throughout the World Cup. Through his photography, Ohiri tells the story of ...

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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — MAHTAB HUSSAIN: THE COMMONALITY OF STRANGERS (PAST TOURING)
New Art Exchange (NAE) is proud to present The Commonality of Strangers, an exceptional new body of work by award-winning British social commentary artist Mahtab Hussain., An ambitious project commissioned by NAE in 2014, The Commonality of Strang...

Exhibition — Synaesthesia and Vibrations: Crop Up Collective
Central Gallery
Crop Up is a student-run curatorial group based within the University of Nottingham. Drawing inspiration from Michael McMillan's exhibition Sound Systems Back In Da Day, Crop Up have commissioned two Midlands based artists to explore music and the...

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 — XXI: NTU'S BA PHOTOGRAPHY DEGREE SHOW SELECTION
Central Gallery
NAE is proud to celebrate the creativity of NTU's students in their diverse explorations of photography as a medium. The exhibition is a platform for soon-to-be graduates from the BA (Hons) Photography programme to exhibit their work and share the...

Exhibition — ELEMENTS: WATER
Ground floor
Presenting artworks by My Sight Nottinghamshire service users, the exhibition features the culmination of series of creative workshop sessions led by artists and specialists Clare Birdsall and Jeanne Roberts around the theme of 'water'. In these w...

Exhibition — THESPACESBETWEEN
Central gallery
Working with Framework's Street Outreach team, student collective onemankind aim to capture the landscape of homelessness in Nottingham. Through a series of photographic portraits, the project aims to shed new light on the difficult truths of this...

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 — 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 — Currently Showing: Leisure Land Golf
York Art Gallery
Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf is a touring exhibition by New Art Exchange (NAE), Nottingham. The Exhibition was originally commissioned by EM15, a collective of arts organisations from the East Midlands, for the #56 Venice Biennale., Doug Fish...

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 — Adam Yahya Davies: Brown Balaclava
Central Gallery
Part of XXI: Nottingham Trent University's BA Photography Degree Show Festival, Each year New Art Exchange comes together with Nottingham Trent University as a partner venue to exhibit selected artists from amongst the final year group. Endeavouri...

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 — The Real DMZ
Main Gallery + Mezzanine Gallery
The Real DMZ: Artistic encounters through Korea's demilitarized zone has been curated by Sunjung KIM and The Real DMZ Project, a contemporary art project based on research conducted on the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea. Th...

Exhibition — Lichtung
Outside NAE
To launch their new White Rose Appeal, the National Holocaust Memorial Centre in Nottinghamshire, has commissioned a major photographic and film work by the Nottingham based artist, Katja Hock. This new piece, titled Lichtung, will appear on the e...

Exhibition — Sounds Like Her
York Art Gallery and Gallery Oldham
Opening at York Art Gallery 12 July 2019 – 25 August 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 art th...

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 — 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 — Africa State of Mind
Impressions Gallery, Bradford
Touring to Impressions Gallery, Bradford, 29 March - 15 June 2019., 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 ...

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 — Shahidul Alam: A Struggle For Democracy
New Art Exchange
Dr Shahidul Alam was arrested, tortured and imprisoned in Dhaka Bangladesh at the beginning of August., University of Sunderland, where Shahidul has been a visiting professor for many years, and Autograph ABP began the campaign for mass exhibition...

Exhibition — NAE Open
Submission Deadline2 May 2019, Exhibition Launch12 July 2019, An open exhibition celebrating Nottinghamshire talent, and UK artists of culturally diverse heritage and those exploring diversity within their practice. More information coming soon.

Exhibition — UKYA City Takeover: Nottingham 2019
Central Gallery
UK Young Artists (UKYA) City Takeover comes to Nottingham!, The event will span the city for seven days, immersing visitors in an array of innovative and contemporary artworks by over 250 artists aged 18–35. Working across disciplines of visual ...

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...

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
Leslie McDonald – ChairExecutive Director and Company Secretary of Nottingham Counselling Service and former Chief Executive/Executive. Director of First Enterprise Business Agency., Professor Chris O'Brien, OBE – Vice ChairAn Emeritus Profess...

Page — Pathways Mural
On 17 June 2016, New Art Exchange and the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R) at the University of Nottingham unveiled Nottingham's first black history mural, on the wall beside New Art Exchange.,  , ,  , How did the project come about...

Page — Archive
Exhibition: Hyson Green Workshos: Citizen Design Action (January – March 2016), Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad has researched Hyson Green Workshop Units, based in the now demolished Hyson Green flats, for an exhibition at New Art Exchange. The Workshop U...

Page — Schools and Colleges
EXHIBITIONS AND GROUP VISITS, NAE's exhibitions provide a rich creative learning opportunity for young people of all ages and abilities and we welcome visits from groups at all times., NAE can offer support to teachers planning a visit to NAE; fro...

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 — Yard Young People's Theatre
Come and join our growing company of young actors. Led by experienced performer and theatre maker, Sooree Pillay, the sessions aim to build confidence and corporal expression, as well as more specific theatre skills such as script-writing, voice w...

Page — Volunteering at NAE
, Are you looking to improve your skills and employability while giving back to the community? We are constantly looking for people to volunteer as gallery invigilators, events and festival assistants, marketing and audience research assistants an...

Page — Booking onto Events
As our events are popular, we always recommend that you reserve your place in advance. To book please visit the Events section of our website or call 0115 924 8630. Please arrive 15 minutes before the event start time to ensure a punctual start, a...

Page — Press release/images
Please click on the link below to view the press release. Images are available on NAE's Flickr account http://www.flickr.com/photos/newartexchange/sets,  , Most recent releases:, 2017, Keith Piper, Unerathing the Banker's Bones, March 2017, UNTI...

Page — Shop
Coming soon... NAE's online shop!, At New Art Exchange we sell a variety of merchandise such as books, jewellery, and artworks., If you would like to see some of the exhibition catalogues and publiclications available through NAE, please click her...

Page — YARD Young People's Theatre
YARD (Youth Arts Research and Development) is a creative hub for young people (up to 16 years old) to develop skills as performers and creative producers., Are you interested in learning more about the theatre industry? About acting, writing scrip...

Page — Exhibiting at NAE
The exhibition programme at New Art Exchange is a curated programme, led by the Director of Programmes and the Creative Team. This means we actively research and select the artists and exhibitions that we feel contribute to the ethos and mission s...

Page — Windrush70
Nottingham Black History Collective formed in 2018 to celebrate and reflect on 70 years of the Windrush's arrival from the Caribbean islands, 22 June 1948. The contribution from the Caribbean community in the UK has been gigantic in all fields of ...

Page — Creative Residencies
Academic in Residence, Tasawar Bashir (QRU – Qawwali Research Unit, University of Birmingham), Tasawar and associates will map the abundance of Islamic sounds and music that occur in Hyson Green . He will explore what can be said about them and ...

Page — HTE Archive
The Dekkan Trap, During 2017, Sahej Rahal undertook a residency at Primary in Nottingham where he developed new sculptural and film work, which has grown further during a residency and exhibition in Glasgow. MAC is his next stop, where he will con...

Page — Volunteer at Mela
VOLUNTEER CALL OUT, New Art Exchange is looking for energetic individuals to support Nottingham Arts Mela this August as we mark 30 years of Mela in the UK., Mela is an annual festival celebrating South Asian arts and culture through vibrant event...

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 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — Africa
Mimesis – African Soldier, Mimesis: African Soldier is a new multi-screen installation by artist John Akomfrah that remembers the millions of African and colonial soldiers, labourers and carriers who served in the First World War. Projected onto...

Page — Nominate Your Everyday Superstars
Nottingham is full of amazing people who go that extra mile to make their community a better place. It's time to recognise and celebrate their contribution! With your help, we want to unearth the everyday superstars in your lives! Nominate your l...

Page — NAE Open
Submission Deadline2 May 2019, Exhibition Launch12 July 2019, An open exhibition celebrating Nottinghamshire talent, and UK artists of culturally diverse heritage and those exploring diversity within their practice. More information coming soon.

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 — Edward Lucie-Smith
Art critic and historian Edward Lucie-Smith visited New Art Exchange to help launch part two of our contemporary Jamaican art exhibition, I is AnOther., During his visit he took time out to chat to us about the current and future state of the cont...

Blog — Tzion Abraham Haza
I think the highlight for me, from the World Event Young Artist festival has to be the video piece 'Maragnith' by Tzion Abraham Hazan, being shown at the New Art Exchange., This is what 'Disorder' - the project from BJCEM as part of WEYA - have to...

Blog — Exhibition Review: Satta Hashem 'In Conflict'
Satta Hashem's solo-show, In Conflict: Reflections on the Constant War in Iraq, exhibited in New Art Exchange's Central and Mezzanine Galleries, features a selection of ink drawings, acrylic paintings and mono-screen prints, spanning the past 10 y...

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 — NAE's 5th Birthday
Here are a few of NAE's major acheivements since opening its doors in 2008:, • We have presented an internationally renowned programme which has included: Rashid Rana, Christian Marclay and Elizabeth Price (as part of British Art Show 7), Zineb ...

Blog — Hetain Patel @ TED Global
In June 2013 New Art Exchange helped Hetain Patel present at the TED Global conference in Edinburgh., The performance talk is now available online at the link below ( press the 'VODCAST' button.), "What determines our identities anyway?" asks Heta...

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 — A History of Nottingham's Boxing Legends
With the launch of Max Kandhola's photography exhibition The Aura of Boxing approaching, we look back at the history of successful boxers to come from Nottingham.,  , William 'Bendigo' Thompson,  , ,  , Born in Sneinton, 1811, William 'Bendigo'...

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 — 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: 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — This film must be made! Manick Govinda
I have worked closely with Zarina Bhimji as both a producer and artist advisor, when she received an Artsadmin artists' bursary in 1999 then supporting her with post-production management for her first film installation Out of Blue (2002) and more...

Blog — Italian Gallery Tour
Chi sa dire qual è il segreto dei giamaicani?, If you are looking forward to hearing the secret of Jamaican humor, why do you not come to visit us at NAE? You will be welcomed in a gallery tour in Italian, Arabic and Farsi on the 12th of Decembe...

Blog — Mainstreamism: Reflections upon Arts Council's Creative Case for Diversity
Recently, Arts Council England (ACE) launched their new strategic fund for diversity at Birmingham REP; a response to the low engagement of BAME audiences in the arts and low representation within the sector. It was a positive move that we welcome...

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 — 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 — Dream Here... A poem by Panya Banjoko
Between April and June 2016, New Art Exchange and the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R) at the University of Nottingham worked in partnership with the local community to create the Pathways mural. In reflection of the project Panya Ban...

Blog — Forwards without Fear...
European partnerships and investment have instigated many partnerships and programmes at NAE. This includes our volunteer secondment programme, European Volunteer Service, and our creative enterprise flagship programme, Real Creative Futures. Thes...

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...



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