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 — VOCAL Debate: Who Are We?
International panel of critical thinkers, writers, artists and producers explore the challenges and dynamics of race and culture in the 21st Century., Registration from: 1pm at the Main Gallery, The panel discussion stems from New Art Exchange (N...

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

Event — Christine Eyene: Imag(in)ing the black body with Zanele Muholi
6.30pm: Talk, 7.30 – 8.30pm: Viewing the exhibition, Residual: Traces of the Black Body with refreshments, Residual: traces of the black body curator Christine Eyene will introduce the concept behind the exhibition, presented as part of FORMAT I...

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
Join us for a series of debates, held in collaboration with the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R) at the University of Nottingham, where leading activists and academics will be in dialogue with the artists who contributed to Get Up, Sta...

Event — Grassroots Activism: How to Make Black Lives Matter
Join us for a series of debates, held in collaboration with the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R) at the University of Nottingham, where leading activists and academics will be in dialogue with the artists who contributed to Get Up, Sta...

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

Event — Launch Event: EM15 Venice
Venice
We are very excited that New Art Exchange, a member of the EM15 partnership, will present Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf Collateral Event of the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia., This will be the first time the East...

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

Event — Exhibition Launch: In The Future, Larissa Sansour
6pm EXHIBITION OPENS, Complimentary drink on arrival, 6.50pm WELCOME Skinder Hundal, CEO New Art Exchange, 7pm PERFORMANCE: ARIAN Nottingham-based musicians, Arian, present traditional Middle Eastern melodies accompanied by soaring vocals, 7.3...

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

Exhibition — Residual: traces of the black body
Mezzanine Gallery
Residual is part of FORMAT International Photography Festival 2015. Curated by Christine Eyene, the show follows the festival theme of EVIDENCE., Selected works by international artists and photographers examine visual representations of the black...

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NAE endeavours to support our local communities and to have a positive impact on the lives of the audiences we serve. NAE is a space for leisure, socialising, creative enjoyment, learning and well-being, and it is also a space for thinking, questi...

Blog — England is a country of Foreigners
Who we are! or Who are we? One is a statement and the other a question and this was an underlying theme of the VOCAL debate: what is identity and who defines it –in one sense we cannot talk about one without discussing the other. So our identity...

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 — 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 — Refugee Week Film Festival: Paddington
Performance Space
Come and join us to watch Paddington (Dir. Paul King, 2014, 95mins), this wonderful family friendly film screening, bringing Refugee Week at NAE to a close., When an earthquake destroys Paddington's home, his Aunt Lucy decides to smuggle her youn...

Event — VOCAL: Art and Censorship
Performance Space
Join us and contribute to this pertinent debate on freedom of expression., Who is the voice of artistic censorship – society, or the arts institution?, Can satire in creative work ever go too far? When does critical humour turn offensive and unp...

Event — Exotica Suite: Book and CD Launch
New Art Exchange and Arts Council England are currently supporting Exotica Suite - a collaborative work by the writer Wayne Burrows and musician Paul Isherwood (The Soundcarriers)., The project explores the 'Exotica' craze of the 1950s and the thr...

Event — Eid Celebrations
An important festival in the Muslim calendar, Eid is a time when families and friends get together and celebrate the end of Ramadan. Join us for our Eid celebrations featuring traditional Sudanese food and live music. This is a great event for all...

Event — PRIDE 2015 Film Screening and Party
Performance Space
Join us to celebrate PRIDE 2015 with film screenings, Q&A and cocktails!, Kings of Queens (Dir. Damian Ebanks) is a Nottingham based film following a drag queen, a female impersonator and friends. Drag Kings of The UK (BBC Newsbeat) puts Drag Kin...

Event — Superhero Saturday!
What's your super power? Faiza Butt's exhibition Paracosm explores ideas of good and bad, of superheroes and how they influence our lives. Come along to this Family Fun Day and explore your powers of creativity and curiosity. Come dressed as your ...

Event — Launch Event: Yara El-Sherbini & Aya Haidar
Main Gallery and Mezzanine Gallery
, , 6pm - 9pm, A complimentary drink and delicious canapes will be served on arrival. A live DJ will be playing all evening in the cafe-lounge bar., 7pm - 8pm, Yara El-Sherbini joins Manick Govinda, Artsadmin, for a stimulating conversation around...

Event — 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 — 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 — 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 — Bites Live @ NAE
Bites Live is an exciting new evening of performance at Nottingham's New Art Exchange. Part scratch night, part chill-out, part artist meet-up the night is a mix of live jazz, food, drink & performance., Over the course of the evening, five theatr...

Event — How to Write About Yourself
New Art Exchange
Join a host of poets, writers and performers to learn how to apply the tools of creative writing to professional writing, explore how narrative, characterisation and poetics can improve your funding applications, project proposals and CVs., This e...

Event — Get Up, Stand Up! Launch @ NAE
NAE has been working with NCCL at the Galleries of Justice Museum over the past year, to produce a new immersive, digital tour around the theme of Global Civil Rights. Here we announce the launch of the project, before the tour is revealed at the ...

Event — 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 — Elmina (2010)
Performance Space (Second Floor)
Elmina (2010), 104 min, Dir: Emmanuel Apea Jr.Artist Doug Fishbone often uses humour to explore consumer culture, the mass media, and the relativity of perception and understanding in a critical and disarming way., Elmina, Fishbone's new feature-l...

Event — Out of Office Day
Wired Cafe
Join Maddie, Kate, Auriel and new RCF Project Manager, Bea, at Wired Cafe for a day of work, business coaching, inspiration and delicious food and coffee., There is limited availability for this event so please book in advance.

Event — Becoming a CIC mater class
New Art Exchange
Social Enterprise East Midlands (SEEM) will be hosting a master class; they will be answering your questions on CICs and taking you through the process of setting yourself up as a Community Interest Company., This event is exclusively for Real Cre...

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

Event — Arts For Change
Presented by Renaissance One, Come and take part in an event that explores and champions social change and justice through the arts: watch films, take a guided tour on the last day of the exhibition by Faiza Butt, experience spoken word and poetr...

Event — Cultural Activism: How to Make Black Histories Visible
Please join the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R) at the University of Nottingham and the New Art Exchange for the fourth in its five-part debate series, accompanying the Get Up Stand Up international civil rights project., On August 20...

Event — Black Men and Invisibility: How to Rethink the Criminal Justice System
Please join the New Art Exchange and the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R) at the University of Nottingham for the last in its five-part debateseries, accompanying the Get Up Stand Up international civil rightsexhibition., On September ...

Event — YARD Young People’s Theatre: I am
The YARD group will continue their exploration of civil rights and social justice. This event sees the culmination of a series of workshops collaborating with Chat'Bout, a young social justice group from Nottingham. Started as part of the Get Up, ...

Event — ARTIST'S TALK & EXHIBITION LAUNCH EVENT: Zarina Bhimji: Jangbar
6pm: Exhibition opens, complimentary drink on arrival, 6.15pm: Artist's Talk in Performance Space*Welcome from Skinder Hundal, CEO New Art ExchangeZarina Bhimji in conversation with Dr Anthony Downey, 7.15pm: Launch party continues in café-bar, c...

Event — Nottingham Carnival Heritage Showcase
The story of the Nottingham Carnival, from 1958-2002, is one of achievement against the odds as well as an extraordinary narrative of community development and cohesion; relationship and participation., The Nottingham Carnival Heritage Project was...

Event — Who Will Go to Art School? Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015
Discussion about the future of arts education and the proliferation of alternative art schools. Asking, who in the current economic climate has access to arts education and learning?, Speakers: Emma Cocker (Reader in Fine Art, NTU), Anna Colin (Op...

Event — Eid Celebrations
This September we invite you to New Art Exchange to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. Eid is an important time for the whole community to come together, to share and exchange blessings., Join us for live music performances and traditio...

Event — Wondrous Women Conversation Cafe
The Wondrous Women's Group present an afternoon of conversation, cake and creativity for older women committed to promoting change through creativity., The Wondrous Women's Group believes older women are one of the world's great unseen resources, ...

Event — SCRATCH: Record + Craft Fair
A fun-filled day for music lovers and families!, Drop in to New Art Exchange throughout the day to find a new favourite album, try out screen printing, listen to live DJs, take part in our timed workshops or attend exhibition launch. FREE!,  , 11...

Event — Get Set with Amanda Russell
Join us for a season of special workshops where you will gain the skills needed to put together a show. Alongside Sound Systems Back in Da Day, we will create our own sound system clash party. Act, design, create and take something home to remembe...

Event — Musically Mad
Film screening followedby Q&A, Duration 60 mins Dir. Karl Folke, 2008, Presented and chaired by Sophia Ramcharan from Stella Vision Films. Taking you into the hearts and heads of the singers and soundmen, the backbone of the UK roots reggae sound ...

Event — Songs for the Orishas
Please note: this event has been cancelled due to an electrical fault in NAE's building., Orishas are the deities of the Afro Cuban religion of Santeria, the forces that act as intermediaries between God and man. Daniela De Armas has led regular S...

Event — Women in Music
Why is 'female' still a music award category? Why are only 5% of Producers industry-wide female? What challenges do women in the industry experience in the face of historic discrimination and ongoing sexism? Women working in music, both in front a...

Event — Diwali Day
Festival of Light, in association with Diwali at Lakeside Arts on Saturday 14 November 2015., 10am – 12pmDiwali reflections' – live, Indian classical recitals and performances, Chitraleka Dance company present South Indian dancer, Anaya, bhara...

Event — Testing-Ground
An event by New Art Exchange and Melanie Abrahams, Join us for an event exploring ways to create and nurture innovative literature projects in a new political and financial landscape. Have you got an idea you need help with or suggestions of how t...

Event — LARISSA SANSOUR IN CONVERSATION WITH NAT MULLER
Larissa Sansour discusses her groundbreaking and controversial practice with curator and critic Nat Muller. As a Palestinian artist, Sansour's work is immersed in the current political dialogues in the Middle East. She addresses this contentious p...

Event — FINDING OUR FUTURE
The future is a universally exciting concept, yet film industries often fail to acknowledge or represent the cultural and ethnic diversity of its audience on screen. Through a day of film and discussion we explore what effect this has, and what fi...

Event — CITIZEN ACTION AND COLLECTIVE IMAGINATION DISCUSSION
Drawing on research undertaken for his exhibition Hyson Green Workshops: Citizen Design Activism designer Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad presents his findings around this often overlooked element of Nottingham's housing history. Situated between art, archi...

Event — DR. DANIEL RITTER TOUR
Dr. Daniel Ritter, Assistant Professor of Politics and International Relations, The University of Nottingham, leads this unique gallery tour reflecting on the themes of Larissa's practice., Dr Ritter is an Assistant Professor of Politics and Inter...

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 — HOME (2015) DREAMWORKS ANIMATION
Dress up as an astronaut or an alien and join us for this family film screening! This is the story of an unlikely friendship between Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, and an adventurous girl named Tip., Inspired by the work of Larissa San...

Event — Business Breakfast with Nottingham University MBA
Tomorrow's business leaders face an increasingly complex landscape, where resource constraints, stakeholder demands and the need for innovation have never been greater or more challenging. This special open event explores business futures and how ...

Event — Exhibition Launch: Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf
6pm- Exhibition Tee-Off Complimentary drink on arrival DJ set in NAE Cafe Bar Play a round of mini-golf, 6.30pm- Welcome Speeches Skinder Hundal, CEO of New Art Exchange Darren Henley Chief Executive of Arts Council England Doug Fishbone, Artist, ...

Event — PUBLIC SPHERE: PROCESS AND PRACTICES DISCUSSION
Focusing on the relationship between art and the public space, this discussion event is the culmination of months of conversations with artists, institutions and communities across the city undertaken by Italian curator Claudio Zecchi. Seeking to ...

Event — INTERROGATING THE POWER OF ART NTU INTER-FESTIVAL 2016
This panel discussion event asks: can art influence social and political action? Chaired by Jennie Syson, join Artist John Newling, Chair of One Nottingham Jane Todd, Manager of County Youth Arts Andy Dawson and NTU BA Politics student Karl Stanle...

Event — EXHIBITION LAUNCH: SOUNDS OF BELIEF
Celebrate the diversity of beliefs within Nottingham with the special launch event of our exhibition, Sounds of Belief. Visitors will be welcomed by Fayrouz Kaddal, an Egyptian musician who has developed this project through extensive research, as...

Event — EXHIBITION LAUNCH: MANUSHI 20
Join Manushi Dance Company to mark their 20th anniversary with an evening of celebration packed with live performances. Co-founder Vina Ladwa will present the best of Manushi, past and present, in addition to live music from Midlands-based band, M...

Event — HALF TERM DRAMA WORKSHOP
We will explore our dreams through drama: what are they about, why do we dream, and what does this say about us? Parents and friends are invited to a sharing event on Friday., Admission: FREEAge range: 10 – 16 yrs / No experience necessaryYoung ...

Event — Young People's Holiday Workshop
Inspired by our art exhibition, we are hosting workshops led by professional artists., We explore digital design, using software to layer and reinvent images on the screen. The workshops result in a unique print, which is yours to take home. Learn...

Event — Exhibition Launches: Dub Versions + Dissonance
Join us to launch our summer season with an exhibition by painter Hurvin Anderson. His art is inspired by his experience of two cultures, growing up in Birmingham's Caribbean community and time spent living in Trinidad., Also launching will be Bev...

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

Event — Invisible Things
Multidisciplinary artist Priya Mistry explores how to create a visual vocabulary from the invisible experiences of depression and anxiety. Mistry is interested in how day-to-day life evokes emotions which occupy our bodies - be that within your st...

Event — Crazy Like Machines
 , Please note that this event has been cancelled due to illness. It may be rescheduled later in the summer. Please check the website at a later point for any confirmed new dates., Dissonance collaborative artist Chiara Dellerba leads this worksh...

Event — Syrian Celebration Day
We apologise that this event has now been cancelled,  , We invite you to join a special celebration of Syrian culture for the whole family, in the relaxed atmosphere of NAE. Working in partnership with the Syrian Society in Nottingham and Notting...

Event — Draw For the Future: Mural Unveiling
5PMWELCOMEA complimentary refreshment and canapes on arrival, 6PMSPEECHESProfessor Zoe Trodd, Project Co-DirectorSkinder Hundal, Chief Executive of NAE & Project Executive ProducerBo Olawoye, Project Community Engagement Consultant/Project Manager...

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

Exhibition — COMMON CULTURE: NOT NECESSARILY IN THE RIGHT ORDER (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 — Faiza Butt: Paracosm
Main Gallery
New Art Exchange is proud to present the first major survey of Faiza Butt's work in a British public gallery., The exhibition explores Faiza Butt's practice over two decades and comprises of a rich collection ranging from drawings to digital print...

Exhibition — 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 (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 col...

Exhibition — JUST ANOTHER PHOTO FESTIVAL
Central Gallery
New Art Exchange's CEO, Skinder Hundal, is one of several international curators for 'Just Another Photo Festival', New Delhi, India / 25th - 30th September 2015. NAE has enabled five lens-based artists the opportunity to exhibit within Delhi's pu...

Exhibition — Hyson Green Workshops: Citizen Design Action
Mezzanine Gallery
In this exhibition, designer Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad, explores an ambitious citizen-led project that emerged in NAE's local neighbourhood in the 1970s; The Hyson Green Workshops. The Hyson Green Flats were a residential tower block that stood on the...

Exhibition — The Necessary Practice
Central Gallery
The Necessary Practice examines the difficulties that many graduates face in securing employment in line with their artistic education or talent. Through a body of portraits and a series of interviews with the participants, the exhibition consider...

Exhibition — Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf
Main Gallery + Mezzanine Gallery
Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf, is a fully playable, miniature golf course, designed and made by 10 leading voices from the contemporary art world., Doug Fishbone transforms NAE's galleries into a playful environment, taking visitors on an amus...

Exhibition — 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 — MANUSHI 20
Central Gallery
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nottingham-based dance company, Manushi, this exhibition explores the history of the organisation and presents images of some of their most memorable performances. Having worked with Manushi for a number of year...

Exhibition — SOUNDS OF BELIEF
Central Gallery
Sounds of Belief envelops the entire Central Gallery in sounds of worship and practices of belief. Developed by Fayrouz Kaddal with Daniel Merrill, the project was inspired by Kaddal's experience of living in Hyson Green for one year. Struck by th...

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

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

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

Page — History
NAE was formed in 2003 as a new organisation and partnership between APNA Arts and EMACA Visual Arts. APNA Arts focused on South Asian arts and played a key role in the development of the Nottingham Mela, where EMACA Visual Arts supported the dev...

Page — Board members
Edwin Maxwell, MBE, DL – ChairEdwin 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 ...

Page — Archive
Exhibition: Hyson Green Workshos: Citizen Design Action (January – March 2016), Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad has researched Hyson Green Workshop Units, based in the now demolished Hyson Green flats, for an exhibition at New Art Exchange. The Workshop U...

Page — Volunteering at NAE
,  , Are you looking to improve your skills and employability while giving back to the community? We are constantly looking for people to volunteer as gallery invigilators, events and festival assistants, marketing and audience research assistant...

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 — Body as Canvas
, Thursday 11 August 201610.30am or 1pm,  , Body as Canvas is a seasonal event at New Art Exchange (NAE), where we collaborate with experienced artists from LEVEL, to deliver creative workshops for adults with learning and physical disabilities. ...

Page — Creative Residencies
Academic in Residence, Tasawar Bashir (QRU – Qawwali Research Unit, University of Birmingham), Tasawar and associates will map the abundance of Islamic sounds and music that occur in Hyson Green . He will explore what can be said about them and ...

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...

Page — Back To The Future – Black Collective
Building on the success and achievements of NAE Black History Steering Group (established in 2012), we have had expanded our membership to a wider age range of volunteers., The Black History Collective will design debates, activities and projects ...

Page — Volunteer at Mela
New Art Exchange is looking for energetic individuals to support Nottingham Mela Festival this September., Mela is an annual festival celebrating South Asian arts and culture through vibrant events and activities across Nottingham. This year Mela...

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...

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 — Review of Upendo- Francesca Perrone
In February, LGBT History Month is celebrated across the UK. For this occasion, Stella Vision organized a rich event through films, discussion and a live music performance, hosted at NAE. I was proud to attend this initiative because in the past I...



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