Event — Spanish and Italian Gallery Tour
Join Laura Hervas and Imma Alianelli 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., The tour will be delivered in ...

Event — Farsi and Urdu Gallery Tour
Join Mina Fatemi and NAE team members 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., The tour will be delivered in E...

Event — Spanish and Italian Gallery Tour
*** DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES THE SPANISH GALLERY TOUR IS CANCELLED. PLEASE NOTE THE ITALIAN TOUR WILL STILL BE GOING AHEAD ***,  , Join Laura Hervas and NAE team members Antonio Abatangelo and Francesca Perrone for a tour of our current exhi...

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

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

Event — Farsi and Arabic Gallery Tour
Fancy a relaxing and stimulating afternoon for you and your friends? We will provide you with a free informal tour of our exhibitions, complementary tea and delicious sweets., This tour will be delivered in English, Farsi and Arabic by Mina Fatemi...

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

Event — 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 — Gallery Tour: Farsi, Arabic and Italian
Join us 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., The tour will be delivered in English, Farsi, Arabic and It...

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 colou...

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

Event — 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 — Young Artists' Studio
Throughout the school holiday period, NAE has created an exciting Resource Area for you to use all day every day. This creative space will contain art and craft activities for all ages, interactive wall displays connected to the art exhibitions an...

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 mov...

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 — 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 — CHOREOGRAPHY AND SELF-EXPRESSION
Reinterpret themes of our exhibitions through the medium of dance. With help from our specialist choreographer, this week-long workshop will guide you in creating an exciting new dance piece, learning new techniques in a variety of movement styles...

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

Event — Choreography and Self-Expression
Reinterpret themes of our exhibitions through the medium of dance. With help from our specialist choreographer, this week-long workshop will guide you in creating an exciting new dance piece, learning new techniques in a variety of movement styles...

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 — KEITH PIPER GUEST LECTURE AT NTU
Nottingham Trent University
Artist Keith Piper presents his work in the context of Nottingham's 1980's Black Arts Movement and his current exhibitions at New Art Exchange and Nottingham Contemporary., Keith Piper is a leading contemporary British artist, curator, critic and ...

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

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

Event — Nottingham Artscape: Plotting your School's Art Journey
New Art Exchange
Teachers and educators across the county are invited to this annual event to meet gallery educators from the city's visual arts venues., Participants will find out about the many exciting exhibitions hosted in Nottingham during the 2019/20 academi...

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

Event — Learning Programme Launch
New Art Exchange
It is with great pleasure that we invite teachers, young people, artist educators, and anybody else with a passion for art education to attend the launch of the new Learning Programme at New Art Exchange. This dynamic programme of creative activit...

Event — Focus On Schools
New Art Exchange
An informal meeting for teachers and teaching assistants to share their aspirations for school visits to exhibitions. We'll share examples of good art education practice and explore what is meant by 'cultural capital', as stated in the Ofsted Insp...

Event — Discover-in-a-Day, ages 7-9
New Art Exchange
7-9 year olds, Do you love art and design? Would you like to join artist Sian Watson-Taylor for one of these special holiday activity days? You'll be visiting the exhibitions at New Art Exchange and then making your own art so that you can gain yo...

Event — Discover-in-a-Day, ages 9-11
New Art Exchange
9-11 year olds, Do you love art and design? Would you like to join artist Sian Watson-Taylor for one of these special holiday activity days? You'll be visiting the exhibitions at New Art Exchange and then making your own art so that you can gain y...

Event — Nottingham Arts Mela: Double Bill Launch
New Art Exchange
Join us as we celebrate the launch of Nottingham Arts Mela 2019 and mark the new exhibition, Memory of Land. New Art Exchange will be hosting a panel discussion exploring process and contexts of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar 100 years ...

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

Event — EXPLORE: AFTERSCHOOL ART CLUB
New Art Exchange
Do you love art and design? Would you like to take part in painting, photography, model making and many othercreative activities, every week? You will be visiting the exhibitions at NAE and then making your own art, finding out about artists and s...

Event — BLACK FUTURITY AND RESISTANCE
New Art Exchange
Join Kehinde Andrews, Arit Etukudo and Omara Dyer-Johnson to explore how Resistance is understood within different contexts, be that art, film or literature; fiction or real life. The speakers will consider how speculative fiction, especially Afro...

Event — VERBAL IMAGING TOUR + WORKSHOP
New Art Exchange
Join Jeanne Roberts from MySight Nottinghamshire for a specialist gallery tour and workshop suitable for blind and visually impaired visitors. Exploring selected artworks in the exhibitions Jeanne will use detailed descriptions to help participant...

Event — PUNJABI CAFÉ - I Am Punjab
NEW ART EXCHANGE
Join us for a family friendly afternoon, celebrating Punjabi culture! Inspired by the Punjab region across India and Pakistan, this exciting café event will feature a DJ playing 'old school' Punjabi tunes, a special café menu of Punjabi food class...

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

Event — Yoga & Art
New Art Exchange
Similar to yoga, visual art encourages us to pause, slow down and be in the present moment. During this Yoga & Art in person experience, you will have time to mindfully explore the exhibitions, and take part in a gentle yoga session., We'll begin ...

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

Event — Cancelled: Own Art Club
New Art Exchange
UPDATE: DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED., Calling all 12—16 year olds! This new art club is for your OWN art, your OWN style, your OWN ideas! Led by artist Shamila Chady you will be learning art and design skills...

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

Event — OWN Art Club
NEW ART EXCHANGE
From Wednesday 5 January to Wednesday 30 March (half term break on 16 February), 5pm–7pm, Ages 12-16, , Calling all 12-16 year olds! This art club is for your OWN art, your OWN style, your OWN ideas! Led by artist Shamila Chady you will be learnin...

Event — YOGA & ART
New Art Exchange
To celebrate our building and exhibitions re-opening, we are offering Yoga & Art to an intimate group for a quiet reflective session., Similar to yoga, visual art encourages us to pause, slow down and be in the present moment. During this Yoga & A...

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

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

Event — Saturday Art Club
Perfomance Space
Kickstart your Saturday with these free drop-in creative workshops. These weekly family sessions make space for creative learning and lots of fun, the perfect chance to get creative as a family!, This season we're taking inspiration from our new e...

Event — Saturday Art Club
Perfomance Space
Kickstart your Saturday with these free drop-in creative workshops. These weekly family sessions make space for creative learning and lots of fun, the perfect chance to get creative as a family!, This season we're taking inspiration from our new e...

Event — Saturday Art Club
Perfomance Space
Kickstart your Saturday with these free drop-in creative workshops. These weekly family sessions make space for creative learning and lots of fun, the perfect chance to get creative as a family!, This season we're taking inspiration from our new e...

Event — Saturday Art Club
Perfomance Space
Kickstart your Saturday with these free drop-in creative workshops. These weekly family sessions make space for creative learning and lots of fun, the perfect chance to get creative as a family!, This season we're taking inspiration from our new e...

Event — Saturday Art Club
Perfomance Space
Kickstart your Saturday with these free drop-in creative workshops. These weekly family sessions make space for creative learning and lots of fun, the perfect chance to get creative as a family!, This season we're taking inspiration from our new e...

Event — Saturday Art Club
Perfomance Space
Kickstart your Saturday with these free drop-in creative workshops. These weekly family sessions make space for creative learning and lots of fun, the perfect chance to get creative as a family!, This season we're taking inspiration from our new e...

Event — Saturday Art Club
Perfomance Space
Kickstart your Saturday with these free drop-in creative workshops. These weekly family sessions make space for creative learning and lots of fun, the perfect chance to get creative as a family!, This season we're taking inspiration from our new e...

Event — Yoga & Art
Performance Space
Both yoga and viewing art within a gallery space asks us to slow down, pause and be in the present moment. During this unique wellbeing experience, we'll begin with a gentle, slow flow yoga session with Parmjit Sagoo, followed by a relaxed and min...

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

Event — YOGA & ART
PERFORMANCE SPACE
Both yoga and viewing visual art within a gallery asks us to slow down, pause and be in the present moment. During this unique wellbeing experience, we'll begin with a gentle, slow flow yoga session with Parmjit Sagoo, followed by a relaxed and mi...

Event — EXPLORE ART CLUB
NEW ART EXCHANGE
Ages 8–11, Are you aged 8 to 11 years? Do you love art and design? Would you like to take part in painting, photography, model making and many other creative activities, every week? You will be visiting the exhibitions at New Art Exchange, finding...

Exhibition — Spectrum: Nottingham Trent University’s 17th Photography Degree Show Festival
Central Gallery
New Art Exchange presents Nottingham Trent University's 17th Photography Degree Show Festival, Spectrum. NAE forms a key venue of this city-wide festival which showcases the extensive creativity and various adaptations that surround the medium of ...

Exhibition — Pork Knocker Dreams
Main Gallery
Donald Locke's influence has been acknowledged in seminal exhibitions such as Back to Black and The Other Story, and now his work is presented to a wider and younger public. In his first solo show in the UK since the 1970's, we loudly reassert his...

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

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

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

Exhibition — 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 — 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 — COMMON CULTURE: NOT NECESSARILY IN THE RIGHT ORDER (PAST TOURING)
New Art Exchange (NAE) is proud to present Not Necessarily in the Right Order, a newly commissioned, three-screen video and sound installation by Common Culture. Common Culture is a collaborative artists' group consisting of David Campbell, Mark D...

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

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

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

Exhibition — 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 — 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 — 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 — Sunscreen
Resource Area
Accompanying Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf is a presentation of Sunscreen, an online project of 40 digital artworks in the form of downloadable screensavers which visitors to the Sunscreen website are invited to select and install onto their o...

Exhibition — EMERGE NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY'S 20TH BA PHOTOGRAPHY DEGREE SHOW FESTIVAL
Central Gallery
NAE forms a key venue in this city-wide festival, which showcases the creativity of Nottingham Trent University's students in their diverse explorations of photography as a medium. NAE will host a selection of degree show exhibitions, providing a ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition — 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 co...

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 – 15 September 2019 and Gallery Oldham from 14 December 2019 – 7 March 2020., Sounds Like Her is a major new touring exhibition challenging the largely Western and male-dominated frameworks of sound art thr...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition — Nirvair Singh Rai & Janhavi Sharma: Memory of Land
NAE Forecourt
Photographer and filmmaker Nirvair Singh Rai and visual artist Janhavi Sharma have embarked on a research project across the Punjab region of India and the holy city of Amritsar to create a new body of work. The installation, combining photography...

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

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

Exhibition — Sensing Beyond Sight
Performance Space
Sensing Beyond Sight brings together a range of artworks and textile designs from a series of ongoing conversations and collaborations between the My Sight Nottinghamshire visually impaired artists group and the Textile Design department at Nottin...

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

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

Exhibition — TRINITY BY HETAIN PATEL
New Art Exchange
29 January - 14 May 2022, We are proud to present in partnership with John Hansard Gallery, the largest solo exhibition to date by acclaimed artist Hetain Patel. It features a trilogy of films created between 2015 and 2021, including his most ambi...

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

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

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

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

Page — NAE CaféBar
, , Everyone is always welcome at NAE CaféBar. Join us for delicious world food inspired lunches, light bites and sweet treats. We also have a selection of delicious cakes, spicy samosas and savoury snacks available daily., Our coffee is blended j...

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

Page — Group Visits
, New Art Exchange invites you to discover our exhibitions through an informal gallery tour tailored to suit your group's needs. Not only are these tours an opportunity to learn more about our exhibitions and work at NAE, they are also a chance to...

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

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

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 — About our Learning Programme
,  , At New Art Exchange we believe that arts and culture make an invaluable contribution to the education and personal development of young people., Schools and other education providers are warmly welcomed to the venue and invited to take part i...

Page — Alternative Education
We are keen to welcome alternative education providers and young people who are not educated in schools. Workshops can be adjusted to suit small groups and our workshop plans are adaptable to cater for young people with specific needs., If you wou...

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

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

Page — OWN Art Club
From Wednesday 5 January to Wednesday 30 March (half term break on 16 February)5pm–7pmAges 12-16, Calling all 12-16 year olds! This art club is for your OWN art, your OWN style, your OWN ideas! Led by artist Shamila Chady you will be learning art ...

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

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

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

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 Se...

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

Blog — 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 December,...

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 — 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 our...

Blog — #NAEArchiveGallery - UNTITLED: Art on the conditions of our time
Welcome to the #NAEArchiveGallery where members of the team will be sharing their favourite exhibitions from our archive!, Our Public Programmes Producer Merce says, 'one of my favourite past exhibitions is 'Untitled: art on the conditions of our ...

Blog — #NAEArchiveGallery - Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail The Dark Lioness
WELCOME TO THE #NAEARCHIVEGALLERY WHERE MEMBERS OF THE TEAM WILL BE SHARING THEIR FAVOURITE EXHIBITIONS FROM OUR ARCHIVE!, Our Public Programmes Coordinator Jade chose 'Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail The Dark Lioness'., Before I began to i...

Blog — #NAEArchiveGallery - Sounds Like Her
WELCOME TO THE #NAEARCHIVEGALLERY WHERE MEMBERS OF THE TEAM WILL BE SHARING THEIR FAVOURITE EXHIBITIONS FROM OUR ARCHIVE!, Our Learning Producer Ruth's pick is Sounds Like Her., I recall a very lively launch for Sounds Like Her in 2017, when I got...

Blog — #NAEArchiveGallery - Everything Is Happening At Once
, , ,  , Welcome to the #NAEArchiveGallery where members of the team will be sharing their favourite exhibitions from our archive!, Our Director of Programmes Mel chose 'Everything Is Happening at Once'., Rashid Rana's exhibition, Everything Is Ha...

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

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



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