New Art Exchange

Stimulating new perspectives about
the value of diversity in art and society


Event — VOCAL: WOMEN AND THEIR STORIES
Our VOCAL events create opportunities to voice important debates and issues pertinent to our local community. This season, to coincide with International Women's Day, New Art Exchange will be hosting a collaborative drama performance of Arletty Th...

Event — EVS Sharing Event
New Art Exchange hosts the EVS international program where young people come and experience life in UK and volunteer in the gallery for one year., EVS volunteers would like to share their diverse experience, special moments and multi-cultural food...

Event — Moving with Meaning / Beneath the Suns Song
This live installation will express aspects of a recent professional development journey taken by Nottingham based Creative and architect of this event, Victoria Munro., Victoria was successful in her application and invited to attend 'THE MARC...

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

Page — Volunteering at NAE
MELA 2014 WEEKENDER EVENT SUPPORT, New Art Exchange is looking for 15 energetic individuals to support our Mela Festival this August. Since Nottingham launched the first national Mela in 1988, the annual festival celebrates South Asian arts and cu...

Page — Other News at NAE
, ,  , Travelling to MELA the Green Way, Free Kangaroo Tickets!,  , , Do you want to make the most of the MELA weekend? Not sure on the best way to get there? We can help! The Sustrans Smarter Travel team will be at New Art Exchange on Saturday ...

Page — Real Creative Futures
, , , About, We are Real Creative Futures; a transformational programme of FREE support for Nottingham's creative businesses and practitioners. Our aim is simple - we want to see Nottingham's local creative community thrive., Through a range of wo...

Page — Creative Residencies
Artist in Residence, Mahtab Hussain, Mahtab Hussain is a social commentary artist who uses photography to explore the important relationship between identity, heritage and displacement. As part of his residency, Mahtab will explore community and i...

Event — VOCAL: Black History Month Question Time
Our VOCAL events create opportunity to voice important debates and issues pertinent to our local community. The theme of the event is inspired Black History Month and will focus on issues that affect African/African Caribbean communities in Nottin...

Event — PHENOMENAL WOMEN
Join four of Nottingham's Phenomenal Women for an afternoon and evening of creative expression through workshops,social interaction and live music. Activities will also be available for children in our resources area during this time., 12.30...

Event — DANCE@NAE feat. HATCH
1pm- 6.30pm, We have searched the region to find four experimental dance pieces to share with you at this scratch event. Expect the unexpected as we invite performers to move the space, transforming and delighting with their exciting and ch...

Event — GALLERY TOUR WITH MAX KANDHOLA
Join artists, the NAE team and other experts for a diverse range of perspectives about our exhibitions. During these informal gallery tours you will learn more about the artists and have the opportunity to exchange your opinions about the show., A...

Event — COMMUNITY CAPSULE: THE LAUNCH
Over the past 18 months Nottingham Black Archive (NBA) and Nottingham Photographers' Hub have been working to document the contribution of Black ex-servicemen and their families during World War II. The project funded by Lottery Heritage Fund has ...

Event — WONDERLAND: BE VOCAL
Over the past nine months, Wonderland has been working with disparate communities around Nottingham, hearing their stories and mapping their hopes and aspirations to create a symbolic identity for the city. Join the conversation that draws attenti...

Event — Max Kandhola in Conversation with David Sillitoe
Exhibiting Artist, Max Kandhola, discusses his exhibition The Aura of Boxing with David Sillitoe. Sillitoe has been a Staff Photographer for the Guardian since the late 1980's and he has worked extensively in portraiture, arts, fashion, features a...

Event — What’s Your Creative Future?
Join us in the launch event for Real Creative Futures and discover work by NAE's talented group of ExperiMentor artists in a sharing event., Real Creative Futures is a transformational programme of support for Nottingham's creative businesses and ...

Event — Dance Off!
New Art Exchange in Association with 4 Flava and Joint Forces, Film Screening: 2pm – 3.30pmDance off: 4pm – 5pm,  , Hyson Green's very own dance troupes, 4 Flava and Joint Forces take over New Art Exchange this Sunday with street dance! They...

Event — Artist's Occupation: What's the Word on the Street?
Using spoken word, song and poetry, this special Artist's Occupation is led by younger and more experienced artists alike. We have searched Nottingham for new and emerging talent, so come and see how we fill the gallery, the café and the performa...

Event — Holiday Drama Workshops
Pick up a copy of our brochure for Young People and Families for full details.,  , This two day drama workshop is perfect for our younger performers. Play drama games using music, movement, and spoken word. In these taster sessions you can learn ...

Event — Camera + Click
Sian Stammers invites us to join her for this fun workshop aimed at all ages! Enjoy learning about different techniques to focusing and framing artistically. Then we will each make a poster, using photoshop and whatever else you might wish to add....

Event — Street Moves, Street Grooves
Jay Pollitt returns to teach us street styles of dance. This brilliant workshop, showing you some of the tricks of the trade, will have you trying out some of those impressive street moves, and promises to engage and delight from beginner to those...

Event — Life Through a Lens
Ben Harriott, freelance photographer and ExperiMentor artist, comes to share his talents. What makes a good photo? How would you represent someone or something really important in your life? This fascinating photography session will explore the no...

Event — Family Sharing Day
Pop into the gallery to see the work that has been created over the Family Friendly season! This sharing event sees photos made into books, posters, slide shows! Perhaps your work will be displayed, or maybe you fancy a look into the creative mind...

Event — Melting Pot: Hyson Green's Food and Culture Festival
Across the world, food represents more than just a source of nourishment. Flavours evoke feelings and memories, they reflect our unique cultural identities, and dining is often a social occasion shared with someone special., Melting Pot is a celeb...

Event — MELTING POT: HYSON GREEN'S FOOD AND CULTURE FESTIVAL
Across the world, food represents more than just a source of nourishment. Flavours evoke feelings and memories, they reflect our unique cultural identities, and dining is often a social occasion shared with someone special., Melting Pot is a celeb...

Event — Sugar Was King - Oral History Intergenerational Workshop
Share your Jamaican heritage and contribute to NAE's 2015 exhibition Jamaica Hidden Histories. Bring artefacts, childhood photographs or edible treats of Jamaican origin, and participate in an informal one to one oral history interview. A deliciou...

Event — Yara El-Sherbini in Conversation with Manick Govinda & Aya Haidar
Yara El-Sherbini joins Manick Govinda (Artsadmin) for a stimulating conversation around her newly commissioned exhibition. As well as providing an introduction to Yara's practice, the event will explore in depth her subverted version of a giant 'b...

Event — VOCAL: Refugee Week Special
Celebrating Refugee Week, this seasons VOCAL event sheds light on the arduous journeys that asylum seekers undertake in hope of a better future. Panellists include Aya Haidar, Exhibiting Artist and Director of Al Madad Foundation, and Roger Bromle...

Event — Wonderland Picnic
Wonderland is an ongoing research project created by Rhiannon Jones and Saira Lloyd that explores and reveals the hopes and dreams of the people of Nottingham. Using Art as a universal language, Rhiannon and Saira have delivered a series of creati...

Event — Carnival Launch
Do you like Reggae Calypso or Soca?, Start the warm up to Nottingham Carnival 2014 by joining us at the New Art Exchange for our pre-carnival party!, This year's Caribbean Carnival is taking place on Sunday 17 August at Forest Recreation Ground. I...

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 — neat14 at NAE: Boy and His Box
A show for kids and families about the magic of imagination and how much fun you can have with a simple cardboard box., neat14 is Nottingham's international arts festival, celebrating the vibrancy of dance, music, film, theatre and art from Euro...

Event — neat14 at NAE: Raising Lazarus by Kat Francois
A one-woman show by Kat Francois about her relative who was a West Indian solider fighting for Britain in WW1., neat14 is Nottingham's international arts festival, celebrating the vibrancy of dance, music, film, theatre and art from Europe and a...

Event — neat14 at NAE: Raising Lazarus by Kat Francois
A one-woman show by Kat Francois about her relative who was a West Indian solider fighting for Britain in WW1., neat14 is Nottingham's international arts festival, celebrating the vibrancy of dance, music, film, theatre and art from Europe and acr...

Event — kHELO! Family Friendly Workshops
This season at New Art Exchange we bring you our new family activity kHELO! Inspired by the work of our Main Gallery exhibiting artist, Yara El- Sherbini, we have worked with Playworks to create a giant 3D board game. Play and explore our planet, ...

Event — kHELO! Family Friendly Workshops
This season at New Art Exchange we bring you our new family activity kHELO! Inspired by the work of our Main Gallery exhibiting artist, Yara El- Sherbini, we have worked with Playworks to create a giant 3D board game. Play and explore our planet, ...

Event — KHELO! FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKSHOPS
This season at New Art Exchange we bring you our new family activity kHELO! Inspired by the work of our Main Gallery exhibiting artist, Yara El- Sherbini, we have worked with Playworks to create a giant 3D board game. Play and explore our planet, ...

Event — kHELO! Launch at New Art Exchange
This season at New Art Exchange we bring you kHELO! Inspired by the work of our Main Gallery exhibiting artist, Yara El- Sherbini, we have worked with Playworks to create a giant 3D board game. Play and explore our planet, see some of the wonders ...

Event — MELA Weekender 2014
31 August 2014
Since Nottingham launched the first national Mela in 1988, the annual festival celebrates South Asian arts and culture through vibrant events and activities across Nottingham. This year's Mela festival coincides with the One-Day International Indi...

Event — Real Creative Futures / Industry Weekender #1
New Art Exchange
, Saturday 21 June: 9.30am - 7.30pm, , , Sunday 22 June: 9.30am - 5.30pm, Join Karen Sherwood, Louise Clements, Eugene Skeef and special guest speakers for our first Industry Weekender!, Topics of talks will include:, How to value your time and ...

Event — Real Creative Futures / Industry Weekender #1
New Art Exchange
Saturday 21 June: 9.30am - 7.30pm, Sunday 22 June: 9.30am - 5.30pm, Join Karen Sherwood, Louise Clements, Eugene Skeef and special guest speakers for our first Industry Weekender!, Topics of talks will include:, How to value your time and creati...

Event — kHELO! Family Friendly Workshops at Forest Fields Recreation Grounds
This season at New Art Exchange we bring you our new family activity kHELO! Inspired by the work of our Main Gallery exhibiting artist, Yara El- Sherbini, we have worked with Playworks to create a giant 3D board game. Play and explore our planet, ...

Event — kHELO! Family Friendly Workshops at NAE
This season at New Art Exchange we bring you our new family activity kHELO! Inspired by the work of our Main Gallery exhibiting artist, Yara El- Sherbini, we have worked with Playworks to create a giant 3D board game. Play and explore our planet, ...

Event — KHELO! FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKSHOPS at Forest Fields Recreation Ground
This season at New Art Exchange we bring you our new family activity kHELO! Inspired by the work of our Main Gallery exhibiting artist, Yara El- Sherbini, we have worked with Playworks to create a giant 3D board game. Play and explore our planet, ...

Event — Industry Weekender #2
Building on the success of our first Industry Weekender in June, join us for a weekend of discussion, exploration and business support. Topics will include:, - Understanding and connecting with audiences- Unlocking and maintaining relationships- B...

Event — Moving with Meaning- Acogny Dance Technique led by Alesandra Seutin
 , The Acogny Technique was created by 'The Mother of Contemporary African Dance', Germaine Acogny. This technique is the only codified and acknowledged contemporary dance technique created in Africa. It is based on traditional African dances (es...

Event — Moving with Meaning / ADAD Trailblazer Surgery
ADAD – The Association of Dance of the African Diaspora is a London based organisation supporting the practice and appreciation of Dance of the African Diaspora.The Trailblazers fellowship is ADAD's primary professional development initiative wh...

Event — International Week of Peace
Join Faiths in Action in exploring different faith and cultural understandings of peace and human dignity. There will be creative activities and discussions with local speakers about peace in the community and in the home. Led by the women's group...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exhibition — HETAIN PATEL: AT HOME (TOURING)
New Art Exchange curates a number of exhibitions annually, a number of which are available for national and international tour. With a focus on contemporary fine art practice our exhibitions present various mediums and we work with both British an...

Exhibition — YARA EL-SHERBINI (TOURING)
New Art Exchange curates a number of exhibitions annually, a number of which are available for national and international tour. With a focus on contemporary fine art practice our exhibitions present various mediums and we work with both British an...

Exhibition — LEAH GORDON, KANAVAL (TOURING)
New Art Exchange curates a number of exhibitions annually, a number of which are available for national and international tour. With a focus on contemporary fine art practice our exhibitions present various mediums and we work with both British an...

Exhibition — REALISM IN RAWIYA (TOURING)
New Art Exchange curates a number of exhibitions annually, a number of which are available for national and international tour. With a focus on contemporary fine art practice our exhibitions present various mediums and we work with both British an...

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 — 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 beautifully...

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...

Page — Achievements
NAE's important arts programme to date has included exhibiting artists such as Rashid Rana (celebrated as the most accomplished artist from South Asia today) Elizabeth Price (winner of the Turner Art Prize 2012), Hurvin Anderson (Art Now, Tate Bri...

Page — Who are we?
New Art Exchange 'Culturally Diverse Arts for All', New Art Exchange (NAE) is a contemporary visual arts space in Nottingham that celebrates the region's cultural richness and diversity. It is the largest gallery in the UK dedicated to culturally ...

Page — Mission Statement
'Stimulating new perspectives about the value of diversity in art and society', NAE will champion, embrace and engender cultural diversity in all that we do. We will play a leading and stimulating role in the region and ensure that diversity reson...

Page — Festivals
Here at New Art Exchange we pride ourselves on exploring, promoting and celebrating a multitude of cultural expressions; we also recognise the importance of bringing different communities and cultures together. Our programme of festival celebratio...

Page — About
NAE can enhance the learning experience of young people and various other groups through a range of engaging and informative activities. These have been specially designed to work within the National Curriculum. We are happy to facilitate guided ...

Page — Podcasts + Vodcasts
 , Vodcasts, To celebrate our 5th brithday, NAE asked past exhibitors, community members and other prominent figures to reflect on the gallery. Watch the video here, ***, To see more footage of past events, talks, interviews with artists and behi...

Page — Publications
For a list of NAE publications including seasonal brochures, annual reports and The Exchange on Sunday Newspapers, click here.,  , , Next We Change Earth, New Art Exchange, 2008, , Next We Change Earth, New Art Exchange's inaugural exhibition, wa...

Page — Kids parties
NAE is also the perfect place to host your next kid's party. With 5 packages on offer and fun party food provided, there's something to suit every taste!, Popcorn Party Your child can watch their favourite film on the big screen surrounded by frie...

Page — ExperiMentor
ExperiMentor is a creative initiative designed and delivered by NAE that supports the professional development of artistic practitioners and provides a public platform for their experimentation. The programme is now supported by The Esmée Fairbai...

Page — Jamaica Hidden Histories
Teacher's Event, , Please note, this event has been postponed. To express interest in attending please contact Glenis@nae.org.uk., Full Spectrum Productions is collaborating with NAE to develop Jamaica Hidden Histories, an exciting educational pro...

Page — Jamaica Hidden Histories
, New Art Exchange is working with Full Spectrum Productions in delivering a new community programme, Jamaica Hidden Histories, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund. The project aims to unearth and communicate information to diverse communities to u...

Page — Black History Month
Black History Month is a time to reflect and give tribute to the pioneers that strived for equality, and creating a greater acceptance of our differences., Our Black History Month programme at New Art Exchange is becoming bigger and stronger. We a...

Page — Other Projects
Get Up Stand Up!, Get Up Stand Up! is a collaborative project between New Art Exchange and the Galleries of Justice. The session of work begins this summer, and we will be exploring notions of International Civil Rights with young people from all ...

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

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

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

Blog — NAE Named Runner up Best Visitor Attraction in Nottinghamshire
New Art Exchange was named runner up in the Best Visitor Attraction of the Year category at this year's Nottingham STARS Awards., The award, which recognises the best in Nottinghamshire's tourism, culture, leisure and hospitality industries, was p...

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

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

Blog — 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 Cui...