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 — 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...

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, ...

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 King...

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!,  , 11a...

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, bharatana...

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 — SATURDAY ART CLUB!
Join in a range of fun family friendly crafts and arts activities. Parents and children of all ages can participate and become part of our growing NAE community. Join one session or all!, Josh@nae.org.ukAdmission: FREEAge range: All are welcomeSat...

Event — SATURDAY ART CLUB!
Join in a range of fun family friendly crafts and arts activities. Parents and children of all ages can participate and become part of our growing NAE community. Join one session or all!, Josh@nae.org.ukAdmission: FREEAge range: All are welcomeSat...

Event — SATURDAY ART CLUB!
Join in a range of fun family friendly crafts and arts activities. Parents and children of all ages can participate and become part of our growing NAE community. Join one session or all!, Josh@nae.org.uk, Admission: FREEAge range: All are welcomeS...

Event — SATURDAY ART CLUB!
Join in a range of fun family friendly crafts and arts activities. Parents and children of all ages can participate and become part of our growing NAE community. Join one session or all!, Josh@nae.org.ukAdmission: FREE, Age range: All are welcome ...

Event — Saturday Art Club!
Join in a range of fun family friendly art and craft activities. Parents and children of all ages can become part of our growing community. Join one session or all., If you have an artistic practice and would like to share with the group, we'd lov...

Event — Saturday Art Club!
Join in a range of fun family friendly art and craft activities. Parents and children of all ages can become part of our growing community. Join one session or all., If you have an artistic practice and would like to share with the group, we'd lov...

Event — Saturday Art Club!
Join in a range of fun family friendly art and craft activities. Parents and children of all ages can become part of our growing community. Join one session or all., If you have an artistic practice and would like to share with the group, we'd lov...

Event — Saturday Art Club!
Join in a range of fun family friendly art and craft activities. Parents and children of all ages can become part of our growing community. Join one session or all., If you have an artistic practice and would like to share with the group, we'd lov...

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 — Saturday Art Club!
Join in a range of fun family art and craft activities. Join one session or all. Saturday Art Club is designed for parents/carers to stay with their young people throughout the session to play and create together., Admission: FREE Age range: All a...

Event — Saturday Art Club!
Join in a range of fun family art and craft activities. Join one session or all. Saturday Art Club is designed for parents/carers to stay with their young people throughout the session to play and create together., Admission: FREEAge range: All ar...

Event — Saturday Art Club!
Join in a range of fun family art and craft activities. Join one session or all. Saturday Art Club is designed for parents/carers to stay with their young people throughout the session to play and create together., Admission: FREEAge range: All ar...

Event — Saturday Art Club!
Join in a range of fun family art and craft activities. Join one session or all. Saturday Art Club is designed for parents/carers to stay with their young people throughout the session to play and create together., Admission: FREEAge range: All ar...

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

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

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 — 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 — 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 a ...

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 ...

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 M...

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 — 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 — 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...

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 — 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...

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

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 — 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 — 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 impa...

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 P...

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 young...

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 unpro...

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 — 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 — The Hero in Me
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 — 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 Int...

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 — A Tale Of Two Woman
Performance Space (Second Floor)
During Lenford's funeral service, Glorious paints a picture of a caring husband and wonderful father, while Blossom, holding a wake in her living-room for the man she loved as a teenager, tells a very different story as she attributes her obesity ...

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

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

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

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

Event — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 poetry...

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

Event — 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, co...

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 M...

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

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

Event — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — THE MAKING OF CARNIVAL
Ginger (Christine) Grocock, Youth Worker at Hyson Green Youth Club and Real Creative Futures participant, leads this session exploring the past and present of carnival costume making. Take your own piece of carnival home as Ginger teaches skills a...

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

Event — 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 — 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, 7.30...

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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 pe...

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 — 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 — 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 ca...

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 — 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 worksho...

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 Nottingh...

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

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

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

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

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

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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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,  ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Event — 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 film...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 — 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 — 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 Bas...

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

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

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

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

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

Event — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 sto...

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 — 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 — Kathak
New Art Exchange
Kathak is one of the eight classical dances of India that has a strong emphasis on rhythm, expression and grace. Join Vina Ladwa of Manushi Dance Company for this course. Sessions are suitable for beginners., £8 × session on the door£6 × full term...

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 a...

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 — Brunch & Pop Up Music at Darbar Fringe
New Art Exchange
New Art Exchange's CaféBar is a great sun-filled space to relax and spend time with friends, family and colleagues. Come and experience our world cuisine menu., Enjoy a Brazilian (Saturday) or Indian (Sunday) inspired brunch, whilst immersing your...

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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 when...

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

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

Event — 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 — 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 festival in ...

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 and hate...

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 of i...

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, try some d...

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 scene., Ex...

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 workshop using h...

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 street dan...

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 of M...

Event — YOUnique Festival: Young People's Summit
New Art Exchange
A festival for you. To celebrate our differences and our unity in youth. Learn more about the world we live in and make your voice heard. It's an opportunity to embrace our knowledge and open our minds to ensure a great understanding., Today is al...

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

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

Exhibition — 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 for...

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

Exhibition — 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 — Rachael Young & Richard Houguez: Crowns of Confidence
Pop-up hair salon (Ground Floor)
 , This November, performance artist and qualified hairdresser Rachael Young and self-taught hairdresser Richard Houguez, will set up a hairstyling laboratory in NAE's Barbershop & Salon Pop-Up Gallery as part of a project called Crowns of Confide...

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

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

Exhibition — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 colou...

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

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

Exhibition — 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 — 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 communities ...

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

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

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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...

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?Ne...

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 Uni...

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 — Video Resources
Click here for more footage of past events, talks, interviews with artists and behind the scenes footage., Bhairav and Dam Pani In Conversation, Max Kandhola, Paul Goodwin in discussion artists Appau Junior Boakye-Yiadom and Ima-Abasi Okon, Afro H...

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 — 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 ho...

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

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

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

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 — 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' Th...

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 — 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 — 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 Cuisine ...

Blog — Chris Leslie's Christmas Card Competition 2014
NAE is proud to present the Christmas Card Competition 2014 on behalf of Chris Leslie, Member of Parliament for Nottingham East., The Winner and Runners Up cards can be viewd on the digital screen in our café until Saturday 3 January 2015.

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 — 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 r...

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 — Draw for the Future: Pathways
God poured tears of rain all week, the artists painted, drenched in love soldiering on, as Britain flooded, and on the 5th day... a thunder bolt of sunshine shone and laid the pathway for a fearless future in the Global Quarter #HysonGreen - the c...

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 our...

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, S...

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 — 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 Polaroid ...

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...



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