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 — 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 — Get Up Stand Up! Tour Launch
Galleries of Justice Museum
Join us at the Galleries of Justice Museum to launch the start of Get Up Stand Up! - an audio visual series of installations and a tour about global civil rights, available at the museum for 6 months., Created by NAE in partnership with the Galler...

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 — The Hero in Me
Our programme for young people and families combines creativity, learning and fun to build artistic skills and to encourage a greater understanding of the arts and our exhibitions., Join artist Ben Harriott each of these four workshops, build your...

Event — Around Me
Our programme for young people and families combines creativity, learning and fun to build artistic skills and to encourage a greater understanding of the arts and our exhibitions., Join artist Ben Harriott each of these four workshops, build your...

Event — Tried and Tested
Learning Room
Our programme for young people and families combines creativity, learning and fun to build artistic skills and to encourage a greater understanding of the arts and our exhibitions., Join artist Ben Harriott each of these four workshops, build your...

Event — Animate
Learning Room
Our programme for young people and families combines creativity, learning and fun to build artistic skills and to encourage a greater understanding of the arts and our exhibitions., Join artist Ben Harriott each of these four workshops, build your...

Event — 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 — Navrasa: Healthy Creative Movements with Older People
Funded by Big Lottery, Manushi Dance have collaborated with care homes in Nottingham to deliver South Asian dance workshops for older people. During this showcase, participants will present their own stories developed with techniques borrowed from...

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 — Launch Event: Faiza Butt: Paracosm
Main Gallery
6PM: Exhibition Opening, 7PM - 7.10PM: Welcome, NAE CEO  Skinder Hundal will welcome guests and introduce Faiza Butt, 7.10PM - 8PM: Faiza Butt In Conversation with Melanie Kidd, Join artist Faiza Butt and Melanie Kidd, NAE Director of Programmes,...

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 — 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 — A Journey to Citizensheep
Join us for a special live performance by Feng-Ru Lee as part of her exhibition A Journey to Citizensheep., The performance will be around the main installation in the show, which is a small-scale version of the ring toss game, traditional game in...

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 — Maia Von Lekow: In conversation and acoustic live music performance
7pm – 8.30pm
Photo credit: Akinyi Adongo,  , Maia brings a dynamic new colour to Kenya's contemporary musical landscape. Born and raised in Nairobi to a German/Italian mother and Kenyan father, Maia's unique heritage is combined into a fresh sound weaving jaz...

Event — Dream presents Urban Expression
Dream Urban Expression is a grassroots movement that actively works with young people showcasing a range of talent through dance, music, drama and spoken word. If you would like to get involved or find out more, contact Justin Smith by 12 October,...

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 — 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 — 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 — Am I Black for Only 31 Days?
Black History Month / Discussion
NAE's 'Back to the Future – Black Collective' is a community-led voluntary steering group who meet regularly to develop projects and events with support from our Community Engagement Producer. They host a public debate and community panel explor...

Event — CONTEMPORARY DANCE LAB
Join these contemporary dance lessons with internationally experienced dance teacher Antonio Abatangelo. The first part of the lesson is about discovering simple choreographic exercises and the second part is about learning more advanced dance tec...

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 — MELTING POT FESTIVAL
Calling all food lovers! NAE's annual food and culture festival is back, celebrating the vibrancy and diversity of Hyson Green and Forest Fields. Come along and enjoy delicious dishes from all around the world. Developed with local community organ...

Event — LIGHTS, CAMERA, APP-TION NOTTINGHAM SCHOOL'S FILM FESTIVAL SHARING
Showcasing work produced by local young people in their classrooms, The Central Learning Partnership is launching its very first schools' film festival. Capturing young people's imaginations through animation and multi-media techniques, local prim...

Event — EASTER HOLIDAY DANCE WORKSHOP
Daily Inspired by our exhibition, Leisure Land Golf, in four days we will prepare a performance about leisure time and how we like – or would like – to spend it! Get creative and learn new dance skills., Admission: FREEAge range: 10 – 16 yrs...

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 — SATURDAY ART CLUB!
Join in a range of fun family friendly crafts and arts activities. Parents and children of all ages can participate and become part of our growing NAE community. Join one session or all!, Josh@nae.org.ukAdmission: FREEAge range: All are welcomeSat...

Event — SATURDAY ART CLUB!
Join in a range of fun family friendly crafts and arts activities. Parents and children of all ages can participate and become part of our growing NAE community. Join one session or all!, Josh@nae.org.ukAdmission: FREEAge range: All are welcomeSat...

Event — SATURDAY ART CLUB!
Join in a range of fun family friendly crafts and arts activities. Parents and children of all ages can participate and become part of our growing NAE community. Join one session or all!, Josh@nae.org.uk, Admission: FREEAge range: All are welcomeS...

Event — SATURDAY ART CLUB!
Join in a range of fun family friendly crafts and arts activities. Parents and children of all ages can participate and become part of our growing NAE community. Join one session or all!, Josh@nae.org.ukAdmission: FREE, Age range: All are welcome ...

Event — Contemporary Dance Lab Final Show
Come and join our Contemporary Dance Lab final show. Our dancers will share with you what they have learned during this amazing adventure. The piece explores relations between people, space and time. Please book your attendance to avoid disappoin...

Event — Saturday Art Club!
Join in a range of fun family friendly art and craft activities. Parents and children of all ages can become part of our growing community. Join one session or all., If you have an artistic practice and would like to share with the group, we'd lov...

Event — Holiday Workshops
Inspired by our art exhibition, we are hosting workshops led by professional artists. Over the sessions, our younger participants can create their very own print, working with collage, painting, photography and drawing., For older young people, we...

Event — Superhero Saturday
Come dressed as your favourite hero and enjoy this fun-filled family day of storytelling, arts and crafts, and costume making!, All dayFace Painting, Can't find your super suit? Don't worry, have your face painted on the day and transform into you...

Event — Saturday Art Club!
Join in a range of fun family friendly art and craft activities. Parents and children of all ages can become part of our growing community. Join one session or all., If you have an artistic practice and would like to share with the group, we'd lov...

Event — Saturday Art Club!
Join in a range of fun family friendly art and craft activities. Parents and children of all ages can become part of our growing community. Join one session or all., If you have an artistic practice and would like to share with the group, we'd lov...

Event — Saturday Art Club!
Join in a range of fun family friendly art and craft activities. Parents and children of all ages can become part of our growing community. Join one session or all., If you have an artistic practice and would like to share with the group, we'd lov...

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...

Event — Talk with Jimmy Cauty and Steve Lowe
Gallery Tour
Join exhibiting artist Jimmy Cauty (KLF/K Foundation) and L-13 Light Industrial Workshop founder Steve Lowe, for an interactive and informal talk about The Aftermath Dislocation Principle. This vast post-apocalyptic landscape housed in a 40ft ship...

Event — Cuba in an Era of Digital Change
Discussion
Threshold Studios invite audiences to join Cuban artists Yadiana Gilbert & Lilmara Cruz Pavon and other panellists to discuss the impact of recent political changes and the coming digital revolution on the life choices and culture of Cuba's young ...

Event — Holiday Workshops: 7 – 10 yrs
Share what life is like in Nottingham with young people living in Cuba! Bring in your favourite possession as inspiration. With help from our exhibiting artists, we'll be creating postcards and scrapbooks., Please note, booking is essential and pa...

Event — Saturday Art Club!
Join in a range of fun family art and craft activities. Join one session or all. Saturday Art Club is designed for parents/carers to stay with their young people throughout the session to play and create together., Admission: FREE Age range: All a...

Event — Saturday Art Club!
Join in a range of fun family art and craft activities. Join one session or all. Saturday Art Club is designed for parents/carers to stay with their young people throughout the session to play and create together., Admission: FREEAge range: All ar...

Event — Saturday Art Club!
Join in a range of fun family art and craft activities. Join one session or all. Saturday Art Club is designed for parents/carers to stay with their young people throughout the session to play and create together., Admission: FREEAge range: All ar...

Event — Saturday Art Club!
Join in a range of fun family art and craft activities. Join one session or all. Saturday Art Club is designed for parents/carers to stay with their young people throughout the session to play and create together., Admission: FREEAge range: All ar...

Event — Paper Tigers
New Art Exchange
A documentary film by James Redford. A CoED Foundation event.James Redford's film sheds light on new scientific research about young people who suffer from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The CoED Foundation seeks to facilitate a dialogue be...

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

Event — A CREATIVE GATHERING
A Creative Gathering is the continuation of a collaborative project created with co-researchers from Nottingham and led by artist Barby Asante with sorryyoufeeluncomfortable (SYFU) collective, as part of NAE's current exhibition UNTITLED. Explorin...

Event — HOLIDAY THEATRE SCHOOL
Learning Room
If you could leave something behind for people in the future to find, what would it be? Exploring the themes of the exhibition, the group will create their own original script and learn new drama skills. A fantastic opportunity to work with theatr...

Event — MELTING POT FESTIVAL 2017
New Art Exchange
NAE's annual food and culture festival returns, this year with a focus on social issues around food. With Women's Culture Exchange, Ecoworks, Himmah and many more, join us for an afternoon full of the diverse flavours found around us in Hyson Gree...

Event — AFTER SPRING
Performance space
Dirs. Ellen Martinez and Stephen Ching, 102 min., With the Syrian conflict now in its sixth year, millions of people continue to be displaced. After Spring is the story of what happens next. The film follows two refugee families in transition and...

Event — Real Creative Futures Showcase
Real Creative Futures launch a new programme of free business support for people in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire with creative or digital businesses., To kick off the new programme, the RCF team present an evening showcasing the work of people w...

Event — YARD THEATRE PERFORMANCE
Nottingham Playhouse
Our talented YARD Young People's Theatre group will perform at Nottingham Playhouse on Wednesday, 3rd May at 7.30pm., The group will perform A Drop in the Ocean, inspired by the stories of people forced to leave their own countries. The play will ...

Event — Beats and Bars (11 - 16 years)
Fancy yourself as the next Stormzy, Skepta or Lady Leshurr? Join our summer workshop by Baby People, a hip-hop school led by legendary rapper and music producer Baby J. On this course you'll get the opportunity to learn the basics of music product...

Event — Beats and Bars (7 - 10 years)
Baby People, a hip-hop school based in Nottingham, lead a series of workshops where we will learn how to make music on a computer and write our own lyrics. Each session focusses on a different skill so join one session or attend all. Admission: FR...

Event — A Man's Home is His Castle
Join exhibiting artist Sarah Maple as she heaves, pushes and pulls a large children's cardboard casle from NAE to Forest Recreation Ground. Follow her journey as this toy transforms into a burdensome weight to bear, as the artist explores the emot...

Event — Body as Canvas
Body as Canvas is a seasonal event at New Art Exchange, where we collaborate with experienced artists from LEVEL, to deliver creative workshops for adults with learning and physical disabilities. LEVEL pioneer the transformative power of the arts ...

Event — Nottingham Mela Weekend
Nottingham Castle
On Sunday, Mela continues in the open air, in the majestic landscaped grounds of Nottingham Castle. To coincide with National Heritage Open Days, the historic site will be filled with a colourful range of activities for the whole family to enjoy, ...

Event — Young, Black & Present
New Art Exchange
What does it mean to be young, black and British today? How are young people within Nottingham and other cities responding to contemporary issues through their work, community action, art and activism?, This Black History Season, we host a special...

Event — Body As Canvas
New Art Exchange
A creative workshop for adults with learning and physical disabilities delivered by our collaborators, LEVEL. Pioneering the transformative power of the arts, LEVEL seeks to enrich the creative lives of people living with learning diabilities. Thi...

Event — Digital Horizons RCF Workshop
New Art Exchange
Please book a place for each session, This series explores how digital fabrication, artificial intelligence and related technologies will physically and culturally impact the human condition. The objective is to help those working in creative and ...

Event — Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad (2017)
PLEASE NOTE: This event is now fully booked. To join the waiting list, please call 0115 9248630., 'It was my duty to get the names out' (Mansour al Omari, former detainee), This documentary tells the hidden story of tens of thousands of men, women...

Event — Body As Canvas
A creative workshop for adults with learning and physical disabilities delivered by our collaborators LEVEL. Pioneering the transformative power of the arts, LEVEL seeks to enrich the creative lives of people with learning disabilities. This seaso...

Event — Half Term Workshops: Places + Faces (7-10 yrs)
Develop your drama and performance skills with acting coach, Natalia Bruce. We'll be working together to learn about people and places and how they inspire our daily thoughts and actions. With the other young people in the workshops, together you ...

Event — VISIBLE
New Art Exchange
This recently made documentary film, VISIBLE, challenges common misconceptions that LGBTQ+ People of Colour have no history and no story to tell. Calling upon inspirational ancestors and contemporary artists and activists working to challenge main...

Event — Body as Canvas
New Art Exchange
A creative workshop for adults with learning and physical disabilities delivered by our collaborators from LEVEL Centre. Pioneering the transformative power of the arts, LEVEL seek to enrich the creative lives of people with learning disabilities....

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

Event — Kefaya
New Art Exchange
Kefaya are a band that truly escape musical definition. An eclectic group of immigrants, travellers and international artists, Kefaya seek to find the common ground between folk traditions of the world with a cutting-edge sound rooted firmly in th...

Event — Culture Unwrapped: Big Picture
New Art Exchange
DJ and celebrated TV and Radio presenter, Nihal Arthanayake, leads a panel to discuss the meaning of culture against the back drop of Brexit in the UK, rising political power by right wing parties in Europe, where social media and fake news create...

Event — Culture Unwrapped: Being Brown
New Art Exchange
Skinder Hundal, CEO of New Art Exchange, will moderate a discussion about BBC Radio 4's controversial broadcast of Enoch Powell's infamous 1968 "rivers of blood" speech. It was broadcast in full for the first time on 14 April 2018 to mark the ...

Event — LGBTQI + Spaces in Nottingham
New Art Exchange
Please join Kayza Rose and she leads a workshop with local LGBTQI + organisers about spaces for LGBTQI + people in Nottingham. Did you watch the documentary and join the discussion afterwards on May 10th and want to continue the conversation? Are ...

Event — HIND
New Art Exchange
In 2014, Umama Hamido travelled from her city Beirut to the Bekaa Valley on the border of Lebanon and Syria; a land of beauty but also a world of local tribes, rebel fighters, and people who have fled civil war in the neighbouring country. In this...

Event — Exhibition Launch: Akram Zaatari - The Script
New Art Exchange
Join us for the opening of The Script, a new exhibition by internationally renowned artist Akram Zaatari. The exhibition includes a new commission by New Art Exchange, based on the artist's continuing observations of online societies. This new wor...

Event — Body as Canvas
New Art Exchange
Unfortunately this event has now been cancelled. Please keep checking back for more information about Body as Canvas next season., A creative workshop delivered by and for adults with learning disabilities from our collaborators LEVEL. Pioneering ...

Event — Represent! (14 - 16 Years)
New Art Exchange
This summer we will be exploring how we represent ourselves and document our creativity online. As part of this short course you will work with hip hop school Baby People, to explore the different ways that people express themselves on the interne...

Event — Music and Me (7-10 years)
New Art Exchange
This event is now FULLY BOOKED. To join the waiting list, please email info@nae.org.uk, We've teamed up with hip-hop school Baby People for this shortcourse inspired by Akram Zaatari's exhibition. Learn how to can express your favourite things thr...

Event — Represent! (11-13 Years)
New Art Exchange
This summer we will be exploring how we represent ourselves and document our creativity online. As part of this short course you will work with hip hop school Baby People, to explore the different ways that people express themselves on the interne...

Event — Nottingham Arts Mela Family Day
Arboretum Park
The family fun finale of Nottingham Mela takes place at the beautiful Arboretum Park for a day of celebrations and family-friendly fun., There will be South Asian street food, mehndi, dance workshops, craft stalls, creative activities for all ages...

Event — Nightclubbing: Drink Deep from the Light of the Universe
New Art Exchange
This event is now fully booked. To join the waiting list, please email info@nae.org.uk, Artist Rachael Young and her badass band of super humans embrace speculative fiction and visceral live music in a new performance installation, emerging from a...

Event — Body As Canvas
New Art Exchange
A creative workshop delivered by and for adults with learning disabilities from our collaborators LEVEL. Pioneering the transformative power of the arts, LEVEL seeks to enrich the creative lives of people with learning disabilities. The session ...

Event — Gallery Tour: Ekow Eshun
New Art Exchange
PLEASE NOTE: This event is now fully booked. To join the waiting list, please email info@nae.org.uk, Join Africa State of Mind curator Ekow Eshun as he unpicks the core ideas and concepts which inform this group exhibition of work by contemporary ...

Event — Windrush: Journeys To Nottingham
New Art Exchange
Originally scheduled for Thursday 29 November, this event will now take place on Thursday 10 January. We apologise for any inconvenience., Presented in partnership with Nottingham Black Archive (NBA), join us as we launch the first collection o...

Event — SheAfriq: Art Dates
New Art Exchange
Art Dates is a new series of social art gallery based events hosted by SHEAfriq, a Nottingham-based collective of woman creatives of African descent. SHEAfriq aims to provide a relaxed and casual environment for art lovers and non-art lovers alik...

Event — Young, Gifted and Black
New Art Exchange
With a title  inspired by the classic Nina Simone song, Young, Gifted & Black, presents a selection of young Nottingham-based music artists of African and Caribbean descent who have been making their mark within the city's vibrant music s...

Event — Skindeep
New Art Exchange
Activist Ola Awosika is renowned for online beauty reviews that create caring spaces to talk about serious social issues in a challenging world; from hand creams and homophobia to serums and smashing the patriarchy., Join us for a worksho...

Event — What's Race Got To Do With It
New Art Exchange
Please note: this event is now fully booked! If you would like to join the waiting list, please email info@nae.org.uk, How is 'light skin privilege' impacting young black people today? How do representations of black people in the media impact eve...

Event — YOUnique Festival: Young People's Summit
New Art Exchange
A festival for you. To celebrate our differences and our unity in youth. Learn more about the world we live in and make your voice heard. It's an opportunity to embrace our knowledge and open our minds to ensure a great understanding., Today is al...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Join us for the second of three workshops exploring the adventures of Anancy – the mischievous spider. Each week we'll be looking at different themes explored in stories about Anancy, a traditional Caribbean folk character., Where is Anancy goin...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Join us for the final of three workshops exploring the adventures of Anancy – the mischievous spider. Each week we'll be looking at different themes explored in stories about Anancy, a traditional Caribbean folk character., Where is Anancy going...

Event — Exhibition Launch: The Colour of Love
Central Gallery
Please note, this event is now fully booked! Register your place on our waiting list by emailing info@nae.org.uk, Join The Colour of Love team for this exhibition celebrating the final phases of this community led project capturing the experiences...

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

Event — Verbal Imaging
New Art Exchange
Join Jeanne Roberts from My Sight Nottinghamshire for a specialist gallery tour and workshop suitable for blind and visually impaired visitors. Exploring Searching for Libertalia by Shiraz Bayjoo, Jeanne will use detailed descriptions to help part...

Event — Body as Canvas
New Art Exchange
A creative workshop delivered by and for adults with learning disabilities from our collaborators LEVEL. Pioneering the transformative power of the arts, LEVEL seeks to enrich the creative lives of people with learning disabilities. The session wi...

Event — Everyday Superstars
New Art Exchange
Join us to celebrate and recognise our Everyday Superstars, amazing people nominated by their peers, family and friends for going the extra mile to make their local community a better place. View their portraits in our Central Gallery and take tim...

Event — Between the Lines Book Club
New Art Exchange
All Black Connect (ABC) host their first ever book club. You're British. Your parents are British. Your partner, your children and most of your friends are British. So why do people keep asking where you're from? Brit(ish) is Afua Hirsch's persona...

Event — Stephen Lawrence Day
New Art Exchange
Please note, as this event falls on Easter Monday, the galleries and CaféBar will be closed. There will be no public access to the building other than to attend this event., As part of a city-wide series of events organised in partnership with No...

Event — KaddalMerrill - Rain Over Nubia Tour
Doors open: 7pm, Performance: 7.30pm - 8.30pm,  , Weaving together an uplifting and joyous fusion of Egyptian, Nubian and British musical traditions, KaddalMerrill is the collaboration of classically trained Egyptian flautist Fayrouz Kaddal and i...

Event — Film Screening: Birha (Absence) by Ekta Mittal
Primary: 33 Seely Road, Nottingham, NG7 1NU
Join Primary & New Art Exchange for a screening of Ekta Mittal's film Birha, followed by a Q&A with the director., In a faraway village called birha, missing people, mothers and tired lovers yearn to see beyond the mist. They meet each other with ...

Event — The Good, The Bad and The Magic Flute!
Main Gallery
Join us for a pop-up performance from Streetwise Opera in our Main Gallery space., Streetwise Opera respond to the stylised and empowering works of artist Hassan Hajjaj through the lens of an East African Lullaby and Mozart's classic opera in sear...

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

Event — Cancelled - Body As Canvas
New Art Exchange
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we have been forced to cancel this Body As Canvas Workshop., We apologise for any inconvenience caused. , A creative workshop delivered for adults with learning disabilities from our collaborators LE...

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

Event — Artspeak
New Art Exchange
ArtSpeak invite anyone over 60 to join them in an exploration of the NAE Open exhibition, led by a member of NAE's Creative Team. This will be an informal, sociable gathering, great for meeting people and sharing your ideas. No prior art knowledge...

Event — Future Producers
New Art Exchange
Over the course of three sessions, work with Baby People to create your own record as a group. Get inspired by your favourite artists, learn how to write lyrics, structure melody and mix your track to create a final finished song that you'll take ...

Event — Into The Mix: Street Dance
New Art Exchange
In this two-part taster, you'll learn how music and dance connect. Participants can book onto one or both of these sessions., Try out street dance led by Baby People's professional dance choreographer. Learn how to move your body to the beat, foll...

Event — ArtSpeak
New Art Exchange
ArtSpeak invite anyone over 60 to join them in an exploration of the NAE Open exhibition, led by a member of NAE's Creative Team. This will be an informal, sociable gathering, great for meeting people and sharing your ideas. No prior art knowledge...

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

Event — QTAC Pop-Up Exhibition Day
New Art Exchange
Bringing together art and works by local queer and trans artists, the newly formed Queer and Trans Art Collective aims to showcase and support the creative works of marginalised groups and individuals., Join them at NAE for a pop-up exhibition in ...

Event — Harvest Gathering
New Art Exchange
NAE would like you to join us in welcoming the new season. Harvest Gathering will play host to an afternoon of family friendly craft activities, live performances and food demonstrations that highlight the bounty of autumn. The day will also provi...

Event — Black&
New Art Exchange
With a collective understanding that Blackness is not a fixed notion and is experienced differently by members of the black community; join us for an open conversation that focuses on intersectionality, commonplace and everyday existence., Members...

Event — The Great Wars, Race, And Empire
New Art Exchange
Nearly ten million soldiers were recruited to the British Army from Asia and Africa during the World Wars, and many millions were involved as civilians. Chaired by artist Jagdish Patel, with researchers Tomar Beh and Diya Gupta, this talk goes bey...

Event — DON’T TOUCH MY HAIR
New Art Exchange
Facilitator Mellonie Page leads a contemporary dance workshop with performing arts. Through dance, devising, debate and performance set to Solange Knowles' song, Don't Touch My Hair, this workshop explores the topic of 'hair petting', the touching...

Event — OFF CENTRE EXHIBITION LAUNCH
New Art Exchange
Nottingham's Independent Photo Festival, Off Centre, is back. After a highly successful first edition in 2018, this event will officially launch the second edition of this city-wide festival and celebrate the local photographers who have been chos...

Event — SECOND WORLD WAR: FOOD & COMMUNITY
New Art Exchange
During the Second World War at least 20 million people died of starvation and malnutrition, more than military deaths. However, food is a powerful and timeless tool to bring people together. Artist Jagdish Patel leads a tour of When the Snow Melts...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Kick start your Saturday with these drop-in creative workshops. The perfect chance to get creative as a family, this season we're taking inspiration from John Akomfrah's multi-screen installation Mimesis: African Soldier. Using a variety of materi...

Event — FORGOTTEN STORIES
NEW ART EXCHANGE
This event is now fully booked. To join the waiting list in case of cancellations, please email info@nae.org.uk., Tues 29 October,, Weds 30 October,, Thurs 31 October, Artist and workshop facilitator, Shamila Chady will lead workshops that focus o...

Event — Lift Your Voice!
New Art Exchange
Join in the discussion about the contributions made by people and communities such as the Windrush generation, NHS workers, migrants and refugees, and learn how young people today use their voice to inspire change — such as the youth climate str...

Event — Matera Città Aperta
Matera Square, Italy
This project is part of our Here, There & Everywhere international programme. Korean artist Soyoung Chung's installation is part of a outdoor performance in Matera, Italy - the European Capital of Culture 2019., Matera Città Aperta interrogates a...

Event — Funding Conference: Demystifying Fundraising for Artists and Creatives
New Art Exchange
10:00am Introduction:, Aim of the day – To empower artist and creatives by demystifying fundraising and opening up new possibilities for the funding of their work., Session 1) 10:15am - 11:00am Case for Support, Most of the hard work i...

Event — Shezad Dawood In Conversation
New Art Exchange
Shezad Dawood is an artist working across disciplines to deconstruct systems of image, language, site, narrative and knowledge exchange, mapping across geographic boarders and communities., Dawood will be in conversation with consultant and former...

Event — Black Creatives Network
New Art Exchange
This event is now sold out. , All Black Connect (ABC), NAEs young people's collective, present this event associated with their exhibition, A Black Canvas., This event responds to a need to develop space for black creatives in Nottingham to networ...

Event — Body As Canvas / Surface
New Art Exchange
10.30am—12pm / 1pm—2.30pm, LEVEL presents Surface, a light environment in which people are invited to explore projected sculptural forms within an immersive audiovisual installation. Surface creates cloud-like surfaces that you can see, pass t...

Event — Fat Thursday On A Saturday
New Art Exchange
Signpost to Polish Success invites you to once again celebrate Fat Thursday, a day when Polish people across the world consume doughnuts before starting to fast for Lent., Come along to learn about the Polish legend of Koziołki — two little goa...

Event — The Ripple Effect
New Art Exchange
Naenda Shule presents The Ripple Effect, an interactive theatre piece for young people and adults., This play uses the form of Forum Theatre, which encourages audiences to discuss difficult subjects, such as sexual exploitation, substance misuse, ...

Event — Fempowerment
New Art Exchange
Every year, women from all walks of life and faiths come together to celebrate International Women's Day. This year, join us to celebrate at our Fempowerment event, with inspirational talks by local women, a variety of exciting workshops, and the...

Event — YOUnique Festival 2020
New Art Exchange
YOUnique is an exciting arts festival organised by, and for, young people in Nottingham. It is a chance for us to come together, share our creativity, celebrate who we are and express our views on issues that matter to us. Come along on the day a...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Kickstart your Saturday with these drop-in creative workshops. The perfect chance to get creative as a family, this season we're taking inspiration from Shezad Dawood's multidisciplinary exhibition Encroachments and Dawinder Bansal's living-room-s...

Event — CANCELLED: YARD YOUNG PEOPLE'S THEATRE AGES 8-11
New Art Exchange
UPDATE: DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED., YARD (Youth Arts Research and Development) is a creative hub for young people  to develop skills as performers and creative producers., Are you interested in learning ab...

Event — CANCELLED: YARD YOUNG PEOPLE'S THEATRE AGES 12-16
New Art Exchange
UPDATE: DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED., YARD (Youth Arts Research and Development) is a creative hub for young people to develop skills as performers and creative producers., Are you interested in learning abo...

Event — Beyond Black History Month: Spotlight #1
Online
Beyond Black History Month, New Art Exchange is reframing its Black History Month Season through a new public programme and research model: Beyond Black History Month. NAE would like to engage actively with local, national and global contemporary ...

Event — Fat Thursday on a Saturday
Online
Signpost to Polish Success invites you to once again celebrate Fat Thursday, this time online, a day when Polish people across the world consume doughnuts before starting to fast for Lent. Join us to learn more about Polish culture and customs wit...

Event — Networks of Pride: Creativity, Queerness, and Blackness
Online
To celebrate LGBTQIA+ History Month this February 2021, we are hosting an online panel discussion focused on creativity and queerness. Join the discussion with special guest speakers filmmaker Campbell X, poet AJ Awak-Essien, curator Candice Nembh...

Event — Saturday Art Club Online
Online
Sold out, Let's get creative at home with Saturday Art Club! Kickstart your Saturdays with these artistic online workshops, the perfect chance to get creative as a family., For this Saturday Art Club, get messy and stuck in with this fun clay work...

Event — YARD Young People's Theatre (Ages 8-12)
New Art Exchange
Ages 8-12:, Tuesdays (term time), 4.15pm - 6.15pm, YARD is a creative and supportive hub for young people to come together, develop their skills in theatre and performance, devise their own work and explore new ideas and approaches with a diverse ...

Event — YARD Young People's Theatre (Ages 12-18)
New Art Exchange
Ages 12-18:, Wednesdays (term time), 5pm -7pm, YARD is a creative and supportive hub for young people to come together, develop their skills in theatre and performance, devise their own work and explore new ideas and approaches with a diverse rang...

Event — YOUnique Producers
Online
We are currently looking for YOUnique Producers for our 2021 festival., Become one of this year's producers and be part of a small and dedicated team learning all aspects of festival production. From deciding on the theme, through to co-designing ...

Event — YOUnique Producers
Online
We are currently looking for YOUnique Producers for our 2021 festival., Become one of this year's producers and be part of a small and dedicated team learning all aspects of festival production. From deciding on the theme, through to co-designing ...

Event — YOUnique Producers
Online
We are currently looking for YOUnique Producers for our 2021 festival., Become one of this year's producers and be part of a small and dedicated team learning all aspects of festival production. From deciding on the theme, through to co-designing ...

Event — YOUnique Producers
Online
What matters to you and what do you think needs changing in this world right now?, YOUnique is an exciting arts and activism programme organised by, and for, young people., Join us and become one of this year's Younique Producers –be part of a s...

Event — Freedom of Expression for Challenging Conversations
New Art Exchange
This twilight CPD event for secondary teachers and other staff in schools is a place to explore ways in which young people can creatively and openly confront racism. Led by Aïcha Daffé (Art teacher at Fernwood School) and Janelle Brown (Next Gen...

Event — Beyond Black History Month: Forum #1
Online
In response to the feedback received during the first Beyond Black History Month event in October 2020, NAE has developed an open forum for people to share their opinions and views on the history and life of racialised communities in Nottingham. D...

Event — YARD: YOUNG PEOPLES THEATRE
NEW ART EXCHANGE
Ages 8-12:Tuesdays (term time), 4.15pm – 6.15pm, Ages 12-18:Wednesdays (term time), 5.15 pm -7.15pm, YARD is a creative and supportive hub for young people to come together, develop their skills in theatre and performance, create their own work ...

Event — Saturday Art Club
New Art Exchange
Join us this weekend for SAC, led by Associate Artists Susanna Clark., Circus Troupes all around the world have used movement to inspire and bring joy to people for over a hundred years. How can we incorporate this movement into the art we make? W...

Event — 4UBU: CONTENT
New Art Exchange
4UBU: CONTENT - FREE INDEPENDENT SUMMER ART SCHOOL, AGES 7-10, These courses aim to develop emotional intelligence, confidence, life skills, and technical skills by focusing on developing confidence and independence while engaging with a variety o...

Event — 4UBU: AT PEACE
NEW ART EXCHANGE
4UBU: AT PEACE - FREE INDEPENDENT SUMMER ART SCHOOL, AGES 11-16, These courses aim to develop emotional intelligence, confidence, life skills, and technical skills by focusing on developing confidence and independence while engaging with a variet...

Event — A PICTURE OF HYSON GREEN
New Art Exchange
New Art Exchange invites residents of Hyson Green past and present to join us and artist Roger Suckling in reflecting on how the area and community has changed over the past 40 years., Following a call for members of the public to get in touch wit...

Event — YOUNIQUE PRODUCERS
NEW ART EXCHANGE
14 years and over:On the first Thursday of every month, sessions may become more frequent leading up to events., What matters to you and what do you think needs changing in this world right now?, YOUnique is an exciting arts and activism programme...

Event — FREDDIE KOFI: SING
NAE CafèBar
Come and join Nottingham-born award-winning music artist Freddie Kofi as he presents the premiere of 'Sing'; a live music experience crafted from the sonic threads of Kofi's inspirational gospel, folk and acoustic soul roots., Freddie Kofi introdu...

Event — Half Term workshops: LIVE CODING WITH ANTONIO ROBERTS
Ever wondered how to create digital music and visuals using live coding and algorithms?, The internet is full of "open-source"™ free software that can bed use to create exciting sound and visuals. These FREE workshops for young people aged 7-10 ...

Event — CUT & MIX: WALKTHOUGH TALK / GALLERY TOUR
Mezz Gallery
Led by All Black Connect members Chantelle Fagan-Clarke, Jenna Jones and James Denham, they will unearth the curatorial themes and critical issues that underpin the current exhibition, Cut & Mix. The walkthrough is an opportunity to interpret art...

Event — CUT & MIX: WALKTHOUGH TALK / GALLERY TOUR
Mezz Gallery
Led by All Black Connect member James Denham, this walkthrough will unearth the curatorial themes and critical issues that underpin the current exhibition, Cut & Mix, within the Mezzanine Gallery. The walkthrough is an opportunity to interpret art...

Event — YOUNIQUE PRODUCERS
New Art Exchange
What matters to you and what do you think needs changing in this world right now?, YOUnique is an exciting arts and activism programme organised by, and for, young people., Join us and become one of this year's Younique Producers –be part of a s...

Event — YOUNIQUE PRODUCERS
New Art Exchange
What matters to you and what do you think needs changing in this world right now?, YOUnique is an exciting arts and activism programme organised by, and for, young people., Join us and become one of this year's Younique Producers –be part of a s...

Event — YARD YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE
(term time) New Art Exchange
Ages 8-12:Tuesdays (term time), 4.15pm – 6.15pm, Ages 12-18:Wednesdays (term time), 5.15 pm -7.15pm, YARD is a creative and supportive hub for young people to come together, develop their skills in theatre and performance, devise their own work ...

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

Event — Fat Thursday on a Saturday COMMUNITY CELEBRATION
Performance Space & Learning Room
Signpost to Polish Success invites you to once again to celebrate Fat Thursday, a day when Polish people across the world consume doughnuts before starting to fast for Lent. Join us to learn more about Polish culture and customs with arts and craf...

Event — Easter Break: Street Dance with Baby People
PERFORMANCE SPACE
Ages 7-16Tuesday 12, 10.30am – 12.30pmWednesday 13 April, 10.30am – 12.30pmThursday 14 April, 10.30am – 12.30pmPlus, a Show Day: Sat 16 April, 7pm, In this three-part taster, you'll learn how music and dance connect. Try out street dance led...

Event — YOUNIQUE PRODUCERS
Monthly
On the first Thursday 5pm -6.30pm, plus specialist workshops and events.Ages 14-24Free, YOUnique is an exciting arts and activism programme organised by, and for, young people.Join us and become a Younique Producer –be part of a dedicated team a...

Exhibition — CHARLIE PHILLIPS: THE URBAN EYE
MEZZANINE GALLERY
Charlie Phillips photographs capture fleeting moments in time, space and memory that relate to people's everyday experience of life in cities. For over 50 years Phillips has used the medium of photography to document, archive, explore and celebrat...

Exhibition — MICHELLE WALSH
MEZZANINE GALLERY
Michelle Walsh is a photographer based in the East Midlands. Her interests are in contemporary portraiture, influenced by psychology and consciousness studies, as well as the exploration of photography as a contemplative art form., This exhibition...

Exhibition — Pardhan Gond Paintings
Mezzanine Gallery
This wonderful style of paintings is the living expressions of the people of the Pardhan Gond tribal communities of India, producing artwork that is deeply linked to their daily lives. The colours and textures show the natural beauty concepts of P...

Exhibition — Disposable People: Contemporary Global Slavery
Main Gallery + Mezzanine Gallery
Slavery is illegal throughout the world, yet more than twenty-seven million people are still trapped in one of history's oldest social institutions. The underlying thread of the exhibition highlights how the unfortunate emergence of a new kind of ...

Exhibition — Meaning of Style: Black British style, and the underlying political, social environment
Main Gallery
Artists include: Barbara Walker (Birmingham); Vanley Burke (Birmingham); Clement Cooper (Manchester); Gerard Hanson (Oxford and Kingston, Jamaica); Michael Forbes (Nottingham), Young African Caribbean men have often been portrayed as low achiever...

Exhibition — Caribbean Through a Lens
Central Gallery
For press release click here, , Caribbean Through a Lens is a project aimed at engaging local communities with The National Archives collection of Caribbean images. NAE has worked with Caribbean Elders and Young People from St Ann's to analyse a s...

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

Exhibition — 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 — 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 — Get Up Stand Up! at Galleries of Justice
Galleries of Justice Museum, Lace Market
No more Get Up Stand Up tours are scheduled., Please call Galleries of Justice on 0115 9939 811 to enquire about the next available tour date and to book.,  , Get Up Stand Up! is a site specific, digital audio-visual installation and tour at the ...

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...

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 — 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 — MAHTAB HUSSAIN: THE COMMONALITY OF STRANGERS (PAST TOURING)
New Art Exchange (NAE) is proud to present The Commonality of Strangers, an exceptional new body of work by award-winning British social commentary artist Mahtab Hussain., An ambitious project commissioned by NAE in 2014, The Commonality of Strang...

Exhibition — Get Up Stand Up! at Frequency Festival
Frequency Festival, Drill Hall Cellars, Lincoln
10AM- 5PM Daily (8.5 mins looped),  , To liberate implicitly refers to a state of being imprisoned – Now and throughout history, in physical, political, social, psychological and emotional ways people are, and have been, both imprisoned and lib...

Exhibition — ELEMENTS: WATER
Ground floor
Presenting artworks by My Sight Nottinghamshire service users, the exhibition features the culmination of series of creative workshop sessions led by artists and specialists Clare Birdsall and Jeanne Roberts around the theme of 'water'. In these w...

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

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

Exhibition — Akram Zaatari - The Script
New Art Exchange
The Script brings together new and existing works by Akram Zaatari, an internationally renowned Lebanese artist whose work is tied to researching and studying the photographic record in the context of modern Arab societies. Zaatari is interested i...

Exhibition — Akram Zaatari: The Script
Turner Contemporary, Margate and Modern Art Oxford
Opening at Turner Contemporary, Margate, Friday 19 October 2018 - Sunday 6 January 2019 and Modern Art Oxford, Saturday 23 March - Sunday 12 May 2019, The Script brings together new and existing works by Akram Zaatari, an internationally renowned...

Exhibition — The Colour of Love
Central Gallery
The Colour of Love focuses on capturing and archiving the experiences of Black African-Caribbean and White British people who were in mixed race relationships in Nottinghamshire during the 1940s – 1970s., Through working with volunteers from the...

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

Exhibition — Everyday Superstars
Central Gallery
In Hajjaj's exhibition, a collection called My Rock Stars depicts noted artists, musicians and designers alongside individuals from Hajjaj's everyday world - people he admires and respects, and chooses to elevate to 'superstar' status through his ...

Exhibition — Off Centre Photo Festival
New Art Exchange
NAE is pleased to support the second edition of Off Centre Photo Festival, an independent project that promotes and encourages creative photographic practice across the East Midlands. Celebrating the diversity of the local photography community, t...

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

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

Exhibition — A BLACK CANVAS
Central Gallery
All Black Connect (ABC) is NAE's young people's collective, designing projects that explore issues impacting young black people in the UK today., A Black Canvas highlights black creatives from the East Midlands and allows these individuals to occu...

Exhibition — THIS IS WHO I AM: EVIDENCE OF LIFE
Central Gallery
This exhibition has been created by members of Kairos, a Nottingham based support group for lesbian and bi women who, because of violent homophobic persecution in their home countries, seek asylum in the UK. It intends to give space to some of the...

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

Exhibition — HASSAN HAJJAJ: THE PATH
Arnolfini
Opening at Arnolfini, Hassan Hajjaj: The Path is a touring exhibition produced by New Art Exchange and curated by Ekow Eshun. , The Path by Hassan Hajjaj presents a unique and timely consideration of culture and identity in the modern, globalised ...

Exhibition — Art of Belonging
This vibrant exhibition showcases the art created by students from NEST (Nottingham Education Sanctuary Team), a full-time educational provision for asylum seeker and refugees aged 15-19 years. These young people, many of them unaccompanied childr...

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

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

Page — Yard Young People's Theatre
Come and join our growing company of young actors. Led by an experienced performer and theatre maker the sessions aim to build confidence and corporal expression, as well as more specific theatre skills such as script-writing, voice work and chara...

Page — Current Opportunities
All Black Connect Members, , All Black Connect Members, Are you ready to inspire?, All Black Connect is an interdisciplinary collective of cultural producers (ages 18-30), conceived by NAE, who curate and produce projects that explore issues impac...

Page — Support Us
'When people from different communities and cultures come together, we can create a space for creativity, debate, expression and meaning. Your support makes this a reality. Together we ensure that audiences and creative people from all backgrounds...

Page — Visitor Information
GALLERY & CAFE OPENING TIMES, Monday: ClosedTuesday - Saturday: 10am – 4pmSunday: Closed, CHRISTMAS CLOSING 2021We will be closed from Sat 25 December until Tuesday 4 January 2022, COVID-19 SAFETY - 10 December Update , We have introduced a ran...

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

Page — The History of Nottingham Mela
, , , Nottingham Mela: The First National Mela Festival, In August 1988, Nottingham and Bradford Mela occurred within three weeks of each other defining the national institution. The Melas were different as they were not based on faith unlike many...

Page — Access Information
What Are Your Access Requirements?, NAE aims to be accessible for all audiences. You are welcome to call in advance to discuss your access requirements and what NAE can do to make your visit an enjoyable one. A lift is in operation, the building i...

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

Page — Africa
, Rolling Footage, Karl Ohiri, Rolling Footage is an experimental short video that aims to shed light on what daily commuting is like for many of the physically impaired people of Lagos. Primarily shot around the Balogun Market Area on Lagos Islan...

Page — Arts Award & Artsmark
, ,  , , , Arts Award, Arts Award is the national qualification for young people in the arts and New Art Exchange is an official Arts Award Supporter., Arts Award is a great way for young people to enjoy the arts and provides a framework for lear...

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

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

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

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

Page — ExperiMentor
ExperiMentor is New Art Exchange's residency programme which provides bespoke support for artists of all disciplines, ranging from focused individual networking events, opportunities to share work and meet with peers, artists and art professionals...

Page — Associate Artists
Introducing NAE's Learning Team's Associate Artists..., These three experienced creative practitioners are available to lead art workshops at New Art Exchange, as well as in schools, colleges and University environments., Find out about the works...

Page — YOUnique Producers
What matters to you and what do you think needs changing in this world right now?, YOUnique is an exciting arts and activism programme organised by, and for, young people., Join us and become one of this year's Younique Producers –be part of a s...

Page — YARD Young People's Theatre
YARD is a creative and supportive hub for children and young people to explore and develop drama and performance skills. We have two YARD groups for different ages, both of which run weekly during term time., YARD Ages 8-11, Tuesdays 4.15-6.15pm, ...

Page — Learning Activities
Our Learning Team have put together two activity booklets:, Learning Activity Sheets, These learning activity sheets have been designed by NAE Associate Artists Shamila Chady and Elaine Winter; they can be adapted to suit any young people over the...

Page — Past Projects
, ,  , REFUGEE WEEK, 12 - 20 June 2021, Every year, we host a range of special events during Refugee Week in June to celebrate the positive contributions to society that refugees make and challenge the stereotypes and barriers that exist between ...

Page — Current Projects
,  , Here We Are, Ongoing, We are lucky to have the Forest Recreation Ground on our doorstep, and with our building having been closed due to covid-19 since March, our Community and Learning team launched Here We Are in September 2020., Here We A...

Blog — Be Like Theatre round-up by Kate Martin
Competing with the sunshine and the imminent bank holiday weekend is no mean feat, but Thursday the 31st May presented another compelling talk. Drawing inspiration from Hetain Patel's work 'Be like Water', Michael Pinchbeck's 'Be like Theatre' dis...

Blog — Curating the Dots roundup by Kate Martin
Thursday saw the New Art Exchange host 'Curating the Dots' a talk centred on 'augmented reality' and 'digital curation' by Open Curate It's Boo Chaple, famous new media artist Jeremy Bailey and Apposing's Louis Aims. This energetic presentation le...

Blog — Superhero Saturday!
 , New Art Exchange had a brilliant day on Superhero Saturday!, A visitng mum says:, "The day was great, the staff were brilliant and everyone was dressed up! Loved the goody bags, and the vibe was excellent. The kids couldn't have had a better d...

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 — Who is Stuart Hall?
On the 8th April, 2013, Margret Thatcher died. The world's media mourned. World leaders made statements about how tragic the loss, how she had fought for liberty and freedom, how strong she was, how she was a symbol for women's rights... But she w...

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

Blog — NAE's 5th Birthday
Here are a few of NAE's major acheivements since opening its doors in 2008:, • We have presented an internationally renowned programme which has included: Rashid Rana, Christian Marclay and Elizabeth Price (as part of British Art Show 7), Zineb ...

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 — Not Necessarily in the Right Order, Common Culture
Looking across the road from New Art Exchange, there is a buzz in the air as Forest Recreation Ground is being filled with luminous fairground rides for Nottingham's annual Goose Fair. This festivity is reflected within the gallery, where artist c...

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 — Melting Pot: Putting Hyson Green's Food in Focus
by Bethan Davies, In April 2014, New Art Exchange presents our very first food festival. Spanning two days of the April Bank Holiday weekend, it presents a line-up of delicious culturally varied cuisine, artists' performances and locally sourced f...

Blog — The Current Situation through Historical Cartography
By nature, "The Current Situation" represents the ephemerality and subjectivity in a chaotic world., The Current Situation is the name Yara El-Sherbini's exhibition title and her new sculptural commission at New Art Exchange- a world map in the fo...

Blog — The Current Situation: An Interview with Yara El-Sherbini
Yara El-Sherbini's art playfully raises provocative questions that challenge general knowledge and cultural expectations. The central feature of her solo-exhibition at New Art Exchange is a new commission entitled 'The Current Situation'; a buzz-w...

Blog — Mapping Clapping. Five Months of Claps
The sound frequency of an hand clap is typically within the 2200 to 2800 hertz range.A webcam with a build-in microphone fixed on a wall reacts to every sound in this frequency range taking a picture. Anyone clapping his hands loud enough and not ...

Blog — The Current Situation by Ben Lord
A vast wire representation of the world we live on hangs silently on the wall of the main gallery at New Art Exchange. It's a sculpture that waits in anticipation every day until the 7th September for your interaction and participation. It wants ...

Blog — The way we see ourselves
Artists often say that their works should speak for themselves and with Mahtab's use of the sitter's statements the artwork does speak for itself...this is the power in his work. The words of the individuals photographed and the absence of a name ...

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 — NAE at the Hyson Green Library
We are thrilled to announce that New Art Exchange has been awarded £490,000 by Arts Council England to redevelop its neighbouring building, Hyson Green Library., Working in collaboration with Nottingham City Council, Take 1 and Nottingham Hackspa...

Blog — Review: A Tale of Two (Woman) 'Ooman
I was struck by two things when I saw one of the four stellar sold-out theatre performances of Mon0lisa Productions', A Tale of Two Woman at New Art Exchange last week. Firstly, it was missing the phonetic emphasis in the title - 'Tale of Two 'Oo...

Blog — Learning from L’Oreal: Beautiful on the outside, Beautiful on the inside
The issue of multiculturalism arises often and is perceived by some people as a failed philosophy whilst others see it as a description of what we see around us – at least in areas of people from different ethnic origins, or multicultural areas....

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...

Blog — Let's play mini golf, by Lindsay Seers
To be invited to show is always a privilege. QUAD had previously realised a large work of mine so I knew they understood the intensity that surrounds how I work (re: my requirement to be involved in the complete process of the making and installat...

Blog — This film must be made! Manick Govinda
I have worked closely with Zarina Bhimji as both a producer and artist advisor, when she received an Artsadmin artists' bursary in 1999 then supporting her with post-production management for her first film installation Out of Blue (2002) and more...

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 Musically Mad- Francesca Perrone
Once upon time, Hyson Green was musically mad....let's go back to that Da day!, "Musically Mad" is the title of the film screening shown last week at New Art Exchange. What do we already know about Reggae Sound System? What can we learn from this ...

Blog — Women in Music: Review by Madeleine Wallner
On a wet and windy Saturday afternoon, the upstairs studio at New Art Exchange slowly filled with mostly women and a handful of men, to listen and discuss Women in Music. A topic with many subjects for discussion. However, today was about certain ...

Blog — Mainstreamism: Reflections upon Arts Council's Creative Case for Diversity
Recently, Arts Council England (ACE) launched their new strategic fund for diversity at Birmingham REP; a response to the low engagement of BAME audiences in the arts and low representation within the sector. It was a positive move that we welcome...

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...

Blog — Draw for the Future: Pathways
God poured tears of rain all week, the artists painted, drenched in love soldiering on, as Britain flooded, and on the 5th day... a thunder bolt of sunshine shone and laid the pathway for a fearless future in the Global Quarter #HysonGreen - the c...

Blog — Desi Pubs - Art with culture: supporting and managing the non pre-determined outcome
Desi Pubs is a multi-platform art project that has joined together seven Black Country pubs and their landlords with artists to produce a body of work that includes photography, stained glass, oil painting and mosaics along with the hand-painted p...

Blog — NOTTINGHAM: CITY OF REBELS (1831 - 1914)
Dr Richard A Gaunt explores Nottingham's rebellious history in anticipation of the activist exhibitions Aftermath Dislocation Principle (ADP), and Fighting Walls + a rebel scene., Nottingham has a proud tradition of rebellion and protest dating ba...

Blog — Faster than thought....
Skinder Hundal speaks at the Korea-UK Arts and Culture Conference on 1 Dec 2016, about the role digital technologies have played at New Art Exchange – helping to reinvent arts and cultural production processes, awakening hidden concepts and reaw...

Blog — 2016 HIGHLIGHTS
NAE is a gallery and charity and your support is so important to us - whether you're attending our events, enjoying our exhibitions or having a drink in our café. In the New Year we will be launching more opportunities for you to get closer to ou...

Blog — Saturday Art Club at NAE
Last weekend's Saturday Art Club saw different families local to NAE, and from different parts of the the city participate in a free fun mask-making workshop designed by local artist Chiara Dellerba. This hands on workshop allowed parents/carers a...

Blog — Ain't I A Woman?
Part of our current exhibition by artist Keith Piper features the piece The Little Robots Diary – a looping video of the NASA Mars rover, Sojourner, named after an important figure in nineteenth century abolition and activist for women's rights,...

Blog — An Interview With Aicha Daffe
In one week we'll be launching our latest exhibition, Zanele Muholi: Somnyama Ngonyama, Hail The Dark Lioness. As well as getting the chance to have a first look at this critically-acclaimed exhibition when it arrives in Nottingham, we'll also hav...

Blog — The Work of Ibrahim Ahmed by Heba Elkayal
Heba Elkayal is an independent curator and art advisor working in the fine arts industry in the Middle East and the United States. Her articles have appeared in Al Fanar Media (website, London), Harper's Bazaar Arabia (print, Dubai) and Canvas mag...

Blog — Gambling with Identity by Ranjit Sondhi CBE
Watch Skinder Hundal in conversation with Ranjit Sondhi about Identity on our IGTV channel or on our Youtube Chanel., This essay was written for discussion at Nottingham Arts Mela festival 2019., Abstract, Our identity is at an interesting moment...

Blog — Meet the Makers
Meet the Makers at our Craft & Culture Fair, Our fair on Saturday showcases local makers and designers who capture the vibrancy of our diverse city. Find out more about some of our amazing exhibitors..., , Meet one of the makers for our Craft & Cu...

Blog — Projects placed on hold & People we miss #1
, , By Aaron Schoburgh, Community Link Coordinator, During this time of uncertainty, we would like to make note of the projects that have had to be placed on hold and the people we miss., Harvest Gathering & Earth to Plate, We debuted our annual H...

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

Blog — Projects placed on hold & People we miss #2
By Aaron Schoburgh, Community Link Coordinator, During this time of uncertainty, we would like to make note of the projects that have had to be placed on hold and the people we miss., Afro-Caribbean Project, ACP are a luncheon group that have been...

Blog — A(r)t war with Covid19
Here we are in 2020 – what ought to be a perfect vision, metaphorically speaking... we hold up and look through, a more blurrier lens than ever before. In our opening new-year season we launched with Shezad Dawood: Encroachments and I wrote in m...

Blog — Projects Placed on Hold & People we miss #3
During this time of uncertainty, we would like to make note of the projects that have had to be placed on hold and the people we miss. Sabine Kaner has been working with us since last year to engage with and help deliver a project with the Afro-Ca...

Blog — The Twig Shall Not Pierce Our Eyes
On Collective Vibrations at Bamako Photography Biennale (aka Bamako Encounters), Text by Cindy Sissokho, Curator & Special Projects Producer, New Art Exchange, There is a vital need to reframe our references when looking up to international Bienna...

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

Blog — Artist Takeover: Arit Emmanuela Etukudo
New Art Exchange introduces Arit Emmanuela Etukudo, a Nigerian-American multi-media artist whose practice inserts the narrative of Afrofuturism by deconstructing the known world and challenging the modern constructs of how the black body is allowe...

Blog — Artist Takeover: ELMZ XIX
New Art Exchange introduces Elmz XIX - an unsigned Rap Artist, Songwriter, and Producer from Nottingham, UK., He is noted for having a deep, captivating voice and profound lyrics often accompanying his own experimental production., The themes of ...

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

Blog — Artist Takeover: Jagjit Kaur
#1 With exclusive new work created for NAE, we're excited to introduce our next Instagram Takeover by Jagjit Kaur, Jagjit is a Leicester-based artist who graduated in BA Fine Art at De Montfort University 2019. Her works use paint, photography & ...

Blog — Five Questions with Parmjit Sagoo
Not only is Parmjit Sagoo our Community Projects Producer, she is also a Yoga Practitioner who explores how yoga and creativity can be empowering and enable wellbeing. She tells us more about her Yoga & Art workshops, how she's been taking time to...

Blog — Wellbeing Weekly: Reflections on Walking
With our worlds becoming smaller during these strange times, walking within our local neighbourhoods, parks and open spaces has become part of our daily lives. We're appreciating nature within our neighbourhoods more than ever, observing how the s...

Blog — Wellbeing Weekly: Young People
Young people across the world have had their lives turned upside down by the pandemic. Social isolation, a loss of routine, disruption to both formal and informal support have all had a negative impact on young people's sense of wellbeing and ment...

Blog — Wellbeing Weekly: Walk the Talk
Walking as a way of connecting with others has felt important during these times of isolation. This week we reflect on the impact of walking together, sharing what we've learnt from our 'Walk the Talk' community project in partnership with Nationa...

Blog — Five Questions with Patricia Francis
Patricia Francis is an independent filmmaker who uses her films to encourage inquiry into social inequality. Patricia is the director of The Art of Oppression (2021) - a documentary about three women artists who use their art to articulate their ...

Blog — Wellbeing Monthly: Sounds of Lockdown
If lockdown was a rhythm, what would it be? If lockdown was a collection of sounds, what would they be?, If you could send a message to yourself from the future, what would you say? What does hope mean, or look like, to you?, These questions, and ...

Blog — Staff Reflections - 1 Year On
From launch party to lockdown, last year we closed our doors due to the covid-19 pandemic. As we prepare to reopen we take a look back at what some of our staff got up to on furlough., Nadia - Cafebar Team, In the past year since NAE has been clos...

Blog — 4UBU Residencies
, , Where It's Warm, Where It's Warm is a platform for good music, curiosity and connection, existing between genres and traversing between timelines. "We're really looking forward to working with NAE, 4UBU is a great opportunity to experiment wit...

Blog — Laced: A Spoken Word Response
You are invited to explore the Laced exhibition through a poetic guide by Ioney Smallhorne. hear Ioney weave her personal response to the exhibition whilst intertwining the contextual themes embedded artworks and installation., There are three par...

Blog — Hetain Patel in conversation with NAE curator Saziso Phiri
, New Art Exchange · Hetain Patel in conversation with NAE curator Saziso Phiri,  , SP: Did you already have a trilogy of films set out when making the first film?, HP: I don't think I had a trilogy in mind when I started The Jump. As I started ...



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