New Art Exchange

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


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...

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

Event — Launch Event: 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 — Modern-Day Slavery: How to Make the Antislavery Past Usable
Get Up, Stand Up! is a collaborative project between New Art Exchange and NCCL at the Galleries of Justice Museum, exploring notions of International Civil Rights with young people. A series of workshops informed a brand new gallery tour using dig...

Event — Grassroots Activism: How to Make Black Lives Matter
Get Up, Stand Up! is a collaborative project between New Art Exchange and NCCL at the Galleries of Justice Museum, exploring notions of International Civil Rights with young people. A series of workshops informed a brand new gallery tour using dig...

Event — Racial Equality and Antiracism: How to Rethink Identity and Belonging
Get Up, Stand Up! is a collaborative project between New Art Exchange and NCCL at the Galleries of Justice Museum, exploring notions of International Civil Rights with young people. A series of workshops informed a brand new gallery tour using dig...

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...

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 — Hyson Green: Hidden Colours
Central Gallery (Stairs)
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 (First Floor)
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...

Page — Other News at NAE
Zero Plus Theatre brings 1914: All Our Heroes to Nottingham, Bookings open from April 2015., New Art Exchange are working in partnership with Zero Plus Theatre, to deliver a tour of performances of their new production, 1914: All Our Heroes, to sc...

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...

Page — Other Projects
Get Up Stand Up!, Get Up Stand Up! is a collaborative project between New Art Exchange, NCCL 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 fro...

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 — Spring Funk
Event cancelled: Please note that these workshops will no longer be taking place. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. For further enquiries please contact info@aakashodedra.com,  , , Every Saturday, from 10 January 2015, 4-7 year olds: 2.1...

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 imp...

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

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

Event — Anima State
Performance Space
This UK premiere (Dir. Hammad Khan, 2013, 80mins) provides an unflinching and surreal look at contemporary Pakistan and will both provoke and entertain in equal measure. A man with a bandage mask across his face goes on a shooting spree across a ...

Event — VOCAL: Art and Censorship
Performance Space
Should society impose limits on artistic expression?, The censorship of art has long been influenced by political and religious concerns and has recently been heavily debated in the media. Using Faiza Butt's exhibition as a backdrop, the discussio...

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 — Kings of Queens
Performance Space
Kings of Queens (Dir. Damien Ebanks, 8mins 49seconds) is a Nottingham based micro documentary following a drag queen, a female impersonator and friends. We discover who they are, what they do and why they chose this misunderstood field of work. ...

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

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

Event — 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 — 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: 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 — 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 — Cultural Activism: How to Make Black Histories Visible
Get Up, Stand Up! is a collaborative project between New Art Exchange and NCCL at the Galleries of Justice Museum, exploring notions of International Civil Rights with young people. A series of workshops informed a brand new gallery tour using dig...

Event — Black Men and Invisibility: How to Rethink the Criminal Justice System
Get Up, Stand Up! is a collaborative project between New Art Exchange and NCCL at the Galleries of Justice Museum, exploring notions of International Civil Rights with young people. A series of workshops informed a brand new gallery tour using dig...

Event — My Father and Other Superheroes
My Father and Other Superheroes (Dir: Benji Reid) follows Nick's journey - from being smuggled out of his home country of Uganda at a young age, to the UK, Saudi Arabia and Kenya - to learn what it takes to truly become a hero., The day Nick Mako...

Event — Launch Event: Feng-Ru Lee: Journey to Citizen-Sheep
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'. 'Milee' is a tribute to Dolly, the first animal to be cloned from an adult somatic cell in 1996 in S...

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, ...

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 beautifull...

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 — 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 — 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...

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 — Board members
Edwin Maxwell, MBE – Chair, Edwin is the Managing Director of EAM Group a family business he started in 1983. The business is based in Nottingham and it delivers a range of construction services to public and private sector clients across the Ea...

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 — Volunteering at NAE
GENERAL NAE VOLUNTEERING, 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 assistants, prepare for our festivals and more...

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 — 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 — Real Creative Futures
, , , About, Events, Industry Experts, Our Creative Community, Sign-up,  ,  , , 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...

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 — 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 Fairb...

Page — Hires Open Day
Friday 5 December, Join us at NAE for an informal opportunity to discover how you can host an event at this state of art, client friendly and welcoming building!, Come along and join the Guest Services team to:, View our wonderful spaces which are...

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...

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

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