New Art Exchange

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


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

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

Event — Play Out
UK's leading classical Indian/Indo jazz Saxophonist Jesse Bannister performs with his new quartet. Featuring MOBO award winning pianist Zoe Rahman, highly acclaimed drummer Eddie Hick (Gilad Atzmon), groove infused lines of highly original and tal...

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 — Untangling the Politics of Black Hair
How do you wear your hair? Why?, Does popular culture propagate an unrealistic, Eurocentric ideal of beauty?, What impact is this having on young people today?, NAE hosts a panel discussion chaired by Hannah Pool, Chair of UKFeminista, published a...

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...

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 — Volunteering at NAE
Are you looking to improve your skills and employability while giving back to the community? We are constantly looking for people to volunteer as gallery invigilators, events assistants, prepare for our festivals and more! Whatever you are interes...

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 — 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 — 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 ...

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...