Page — NAE Open
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN, Keep reading for more details and the link to our online submissions portal, Submission DeadlineSunday 12 May 2019Midnight, Launch PartyFriday 12 July 2019From 6pm, Open to the public13 July – 8 September 2019See openi...

Page — Hire Our Spaces
Inspire creative thinking during your next conference and away day, or give your next function an edge by hosting it in one of the nation's leading contemporary arts spaces. Just minutes by tram from the city centre, our performance space – prev...

Page — Hire Our Spaces
Inspire creative thinking during your next conference and away day, or give your next function an edge by hosting it in one of the nation's leading contemporary arts spaces. Just minutes by tram from the city centre, our performance space – prev...

Event — Mela 2015 at Nottingham Playhouse: Inauguration Ceremony
Nottingham Playhouse
Nottingham's annual South Asian celebration returns as Mela 2015 explores the theme of 'tipping point' - 'a time at which a change or effect cannot be stopped.' At New Art Exchange, Nottingham Castle and Nottingham Playhouse., A weekend packed wit...

Exhibition — NAE Open
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN, Keep reading for more details and the link to our online submissions portal, Submission DeadlineSunday 12 May 2019Midnight, Launch PartyFriday 12 July 2019From 6pm, Open to the public13 July – 8 September 2019See openi...

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 assistants an...

Page — Website Accessibility
WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY, Text Size, You can alter the size of the text on our website by changing the screen size within your browser using your keyboard., To enlarge text on a PC, hold down Ctrl and press + and to make the text smaller, hold down C...

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 — NAE CaféBar
, , What better way to escape the bitter winter air than then to settle down on one of our sofas with a cup of scrumptious hot chocolate and a piece of millionaire's shortbread? Or perhaps a bowl of wholesome, homemade soup to warm you up on your ...

Page — Visitor Information
NAE is easily accessible by car, cycle routes and public transport., , PUBLIC TRANSPORT, The easiest way to get to NAE from Nottingham city centre is by tram. NAE is located opposite The Forest tram stop. Trams depart every 7-8 mins from Nottingha...

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 — Brochure Archive
, Current Brochure,  , April - June 2019,  , Archive Brochures, , January - March 2019, Oct - Dec 2018, Jul - Sep 2018, Apr - Jun 2018, Jan - Mar 2018, Oct - Dec 2017, Jul - Sep 2017, Apr - Jun 2017, Jan - Mar 2017, Oct - Dec 2016, Jul - Sep 20...

Page — Volunteer at Mela
VOLUNTEER CALL OUT, New Art Exchange is looking for energetic individuals to support Nottingham Arts Mela this August as we mark 30 years of Mela in the UK., Mela is an annual festival celebrating South Asian arts and culture through vibrant event...

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 — Join the NAEbourhood
The NAEbourhood is our Supporters' Scheme., We believe that art is the voice of society, a way to express, challenge and share our versions of the world. New Art Exchange is dedicated to making art from diverse cultures accessible to all, and your...

Page — Champions and Patrons
It was through the vision and hard work of two community organisations, East Midlands African-Caribbean Arts (EMACA) and South Asian APNA Arts that New Art Exchange was formed. Their ambition for a space that brings together art from diverse cultu...

Page — NAE Everyday Superstars
Nottingham is full of amazing people who go that extra mile to make their community a better place. It's time to recognise and celebrate their contribution!, In spring 2019, we will be hosting an exhibition of work by Hassan Hajjaj. Hassan is famo...

Event — Refugee Week Film Screening: Evaporating Borders
Performance Space
Evaporating Borders (Dir. Iva Radivojevic, 2014, 73mins) is the first feature film by the Serbian filmmaker, Iva Radivojevic. The film takes the form of a visual essay, focusing on the lives of asylum seekers and refugees in Cyprus. Confronted by...

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 — 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 — Mela 2015 at NAE
New Art Exchange
Nottingham's annual South Asian celebration returns as Mela 2015 explores the theme of 'tipping point' - 'a time at which a change or effect cannot be stopped.' At New Art Exchange, Nottingham Castle and Nottingham Playhouse., A weekend packed wit...

Event — Mela 2015 at Nottingham Castle
Nottingham Castle
Nottingham's annual South Asian celebration returns as Mela 2015 explores the theme of 'tipping point' - 'a time at which a change or effect cannot be stopped.' At New Art Exchange, Nottingham Castle and Nottingham Playhouse., A weekend packed wit...

Exhibition — COMMON CULTURE: NOT NECESSARILY IN THE RIGHT ORDER
MAIN GALLERY
, For press release click hereCommon Culture is a collaborative artists' group consisting of David Campbell, Mark Durden and Ian Brown. Reflecting on the numerous festivals that take place in Nottingham, Common Culture have further developed a the...

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 — 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 — 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 ...

Exhibition — UNTITLED: art on the conditions of our time
Main Gallery & Mezzanine Gallery
UNTITLED: art on the conditions of our time is a major new touring exhibition produced by New Art Exchange, curated in collaboration with NAE by Paul Goodwin and Hansi Momodu-Gordon. The show adopts a progressive stance on exhibition making to all...

Exhibition — Keith Piper: Unearthing the Banker's Bones
Main & Mezz Galleries
Keith Piper's show is currently installed across our Main and Mezzanine Galleries. Whilst the Mezzanine space is scheduled to close on 11 June, we're pleased to announce that due to popular demand, the Unearthing the Banker's Bones film installati...

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 — BHAIRAV
MAIN GALLERY
NAE's South Asian season begins with two new exhibitions in our Main Gallery: Bhairav and Dam Pani. At the centre of Bhairav is a new film by Munir Kabani and Nikhil Chopra, featuring Sajan Mani, Madhavi Gore and musician Ustad Bahauddin Dagar. Bh...

Exhibition — DAM PANI
MAIN GALLERY
New Art Exchange present new work by Tasawar Bashir in collaboration with Brian Duffy. Titled Dam Pani, meaning 'Blessed Water', the installation pays homage to the late, great, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948-1997), the Pakistani Qawwali singer celeb...

Exhibition — SOUNDS LIKE HER
New Art Exchange
Curated with Christine Eyene, known for her enquiry into contemporary African art, gendered perspectives and nonobject based art practices – Sounds Like Her is a groundbreaking exhibition, set to broaden existing approaches to sound art, and to ...

Exhibition — The Real DMZ
Main Gallery + Mezzanine Gallery
The Real DMZ: Artistic encounters through Korea's demilitarized zone has been curated by Sunjung KIM and The Real DMZ Project, a contemporary art project based on research conducted on the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea. Th...

Exhibition — Lichtung
Outside NAE
To launch their new White Rose Appeal, the National Holocaust Memorial Centre in Nottinghamshire, has commissioned a major photographic and film work by the Nottingham based artist, Katja Hock. This new piece, titled Lichtung, will appear on the e...

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 — Africa State of Mind
New Art Exchange
Africa State of Mind, curated by Ekow Eshun with NAE, explores the work of an emergent generation of photographers from across the African continent. 16 artists from 11 different countries interrogate ideas of 'Africanness' through highly subjecti...

Exhibition — Paranoid Picnic: The Phantom BAME
Main Gallery
Paranoid Picnic: The Phantom BAME is a new solo exhibition by artist Hardeep Pandhal which confronts post-colonial traumas with testing humour. The exhibition takes place across two sites in Nottingham: New Art Exchange and Primary. This dual sett...

Exhibition — Searching for Libertalia
Mezzanine Gallery
Searching for Libertalia brings together new and existing works by artist Shiraz Bayjoo. Bayjoo's artworks draw on personal and public archives to address cultural memory, nationhood, and the challenges of establishing a collective identity within...

Exhibition — Hassan Hajjaj: The Path
Main Gallery
Join us to celebrate the launch, 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....

Page — Funders
We would like to acknowledge the financial support NAE has recieved from our Funders and Partners., Arts Council England, Nottingham City Council, Esmée Fairbairn, European Regional Development Fund, British Council, Children in Need, Castle Cave...

Page — Pathways Mural
On 17 June 2016, New Art Exchange and the Centre for Research in Race and Rights (C3R) at the University of Nottingham unveiled Nottingham's first black history mural, on the wall beside New Art Exchange.,  , ,  , How did the project come about...

Page — Windrush70
Nottingham Black History Collective formed in 2018 to celebrate and reflect on 70 years of the Windrush's arrival from the Caribbean islands, 22 June 1948. The contribution from the Caribbean community in the UK has been gigantic in all fields of ...

Page — Real Creative Futures
, Supporting, inspiring and nurturing creative and digital entrepreneurs in Nottingham, , , If you've turned your creative passion into a business or are a budding entrepreneur looking to start a business in the creative and/or digital industries,...

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 — Our Supporters and Funders
It's thanks to our Supporters, Funders, Partners and members of the NAEbourhood that we can bring internationally renowned art to Hyson Green and Nottingham. We would like to acknowledge the generosity of our Supporters., Reverend David Monkton, A...

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 — About
Here There & Everywhere is New Art Exchange's international programme, an artistic collaboration between the UK and Africa, South Asia, South Korea, Middle East and Europe showcasing the finest contemporary art practices across cultures. The diver...

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 — Nelson Mandela: NAE's Tribute
New Art Exchange and our contemporaries would like to pay tribute to the great Nelson Mandela who died on 5 December 2013 and was buried on Sunday 15 December in his ancestral home of Qunu., 'Nelson Mandela the wisest of all Guru Ji freedom fight...

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 — 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...

Event — Live @ NAE featuring Ashmore
NAE Café
Cultural Vibrations in association with NAE presents: Live @ NAE featuring Ashmore, 7.30pm – 8.00pm: Open Mic8.15pm – 9.00pm: Headlining actCome to celebrate and support exciting new music talent from Nottingham in an open mic evening hosted b...

Event — Imagining History with Sunil Shah
Artist Sunil Shah guides you through Zarina Bhimji's exhibition and hosts a talk about imagining, visualising and re-presenting history. Bring in a family photograph which will become the basis for group discussions on real and fictive interpretat...

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 — 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 — CRAFT & CULTURE: FAMILY FESTIVAL DAY!
Enjoy a vibrant day with friends and family at NAE and create a festive gift. There will be local arts and crafts in a Nubian market, family arts and crafts workshops, hairstyling in our pop-up salon, delicious food and drink, live music and ente...

Event — Live @ NAE
7pm – 7.45pm: Open Mic8pm – 8.45pm: Monique Henry, Presented in association with Cultural Vibrations, Join the festivities in our regular open mic night, take part or just enjoy the best of Nottingham's local music scene. Headlining the evenin...

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 — Launch Event: Synaesthesia and Vibrations: Crop Up Collective
Crop Up is a student-run curatorial group based within the University of Nottingham. Drawing inspiration from Michael McMillan's exhibition Sound Systems Back In Da Day, Crop Up have commissioned two Midlands based artists to explore music and the...

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 — MEDIA IN MY MIND: EYES WIDE OPEN DISCUSSION
Does social media influence racial discrimination in today's society? Can social media be used as a tool to combat prejudices? Using social media as a focus, activist Josephine Taylor presents an introductory exploration into cultural representati...

Event — NOROOZ CELEBRATION
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Iranian Members Association (NIMA), invite you to celebrate the Persian New Year, Norooz. A time when families come together to share in the festivities, Norooz marks the beginning of spring, symbolising renewal and ...

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 — Nottingham Mela 2016
New Art Exchange, Nottingham Playhouse and Nottingham Castle
Nottingham's annual South Asian celebration returns this September as Mela 2016, with a three day spectacular of music, dance, film screenings, sports, family friendly activities and delicious cuisine., , , , Free entryAll are welcome

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 — Shapeshifting: The Spectacle of Depression and Anxiety
Join Priya Mistry for a performance of The Musical Mental Health Cabaret, followed by an in-conversation with the artist., Musical Mental Health Cabaret is a very personal theatre piece dealing with themes of depression anxiety and secrecy whilst ...

Event — Exhibition Launches: Fighting Walls + a rebel scene + ADP
It's party time! Join us as we launch a season of exhibitions exploring protest, activism and the power of the public voice to effect change: Fighting Walls + a rebel scene and The Aftermath Dislocation Principle. From local community advocacy mo...

Event — Nottingham Red Project: Who Do You Think We Are?
Film / Discussion
The Red Project launches this season of film and discussion with a special screening of Personal Services dir. by Terry Jones followed by a Q&A aiming to open a dialogue around the stigmatisation of the sex industry and violence against those who ...

Event — Launch Party: UNTITLED
Exhibition Launch
6PM: LAUNCH EVENT OPENSComplimentary drink on arrivalThe CaféBar will be open all night with sets from DJ Nwando Ebizie, 7PM: WELCOME SPEECHESSkinder Hundal (NAE, CEO) and the exhibition curators Paul Goodwin and Hansi Momodu-Gordon, 9PM: CLOSE, ...

Event — Here, There & Everywhere: Launch Party
Bandra, Mumbai
, , , Launching as part of Mumbai Gallery Weekend and in collaboration with Chatterjee and Lal and What about Art? Here, There and Everywhere will begin with an open studios event from 2pm-7pm followed by a launch party from 7pm onward in Bandra. ...

Event — Bhairav Performance
Join us to celebrate the launch of two new exhibitions in our Main Gallery: Bhairav and Dam Pani., Spread across two days our launch extravaganza begins on Friday with a day of live art performances by Bhairav artists, featuring a special midnight...

Event — Nottingham Mela Weekend Launch
New Art Exchange
Nottingham Mela Weekend launches with two exceptional performances by the 'Prince' of Kathak, Aakash Odedra and Bharatanatyam artist, Seeta Patel., Join Skinder Hundal in conversation with Aakash and Seeta following their performances., And later,...

Event — Live Music Performance: Conversations in Rhythm
In Conversations in Rhythm, two world class percussionists, Sanju Sahai & Bernhard Schimpelsberger, joined by guitarist Giuliano Modarelli, come together to celebrate the magic of rhythm. Bringing together their unique instruments from all corners...

Event — Nottingham Mela Weekend
New Art Exchange
A day of family activities, live music, dance, and craft/theatre workshops!, All DayDesi CuisineTaste the flavours of South Asia at NAE Café Bar. The bar is open throughout., 9AM – 10AMYogaMixed ability energising adult yoga session with live ...

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 — Craft and Culture Fair
New Art Exchange
Join us at New Art Exchange for our third year of Craft + Culture Fair!, Capturing the vibrancy of our culturally rich city; makers, designers and performers from across the local community showcase their talents with contemporary jewellery, colou...

Event — How To Get More Craft Sales Online - RCF Workshop 2
New Art Exchange
How to get more craft sales online.A workshop programme with Patricia van den Akker – Director of The Design Trust, Do you want to sell your crafts online but feel overwhelmed by what's involved and you don't really know where to start?Maybe you...

Event — Moana (PG)
New Art Exchange
A sweeping animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself as a masterwayfinder and fulfil her ancestors' unfinished quest. On her journey, she meets the once mighty demi-god Maui, and together they ...

Event — Left Lion Open House
New Art Exchange
Ayup duck!, The mighty LeftLion Magazine want you to join in shouting about Nottingham., LeftLion's monthly Open House event is looking for writers, photographers, illustrators, and general creatives to help make LeftLion as proper as proper can b...

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 — Legerdemain
NAE CaféBar
Discover Legerdemain, a consortium of local live acts, at this free show in our CaféBar. A special world food menu will be served until 9pm, and the bar will be open throughout., Cai BurnsBest known as the singer and guitarist of Kagoule, Cai bri...

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 — Nottingham Mela 2018: (Un)Folding Time
Hockley: Wednesday 29 August - Saturday 1 September | New Art Exchange: Saturday 1 September | Arboretum Park: Sunday 2 September
Join us to celebrate 30 years of Nottingham Mela, our annual celebration of South Asian arts and culture for all the family. Experience spectacular dance, music and family activities, Henna, Mendi, delicious street food and more in venues across N...

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 — Zoe Rahman presents Zoe Rahman Trio
Peggy's Skylight
A vibrant and highly individual pianist and composer, Zoe Rahman's style is deeply rooted in jazz yet it reflects her classical background, British/Bengali heritage and her very broad musical taste. Known for her powerful technique, wide-ranging i...

Event — Vidya Patel and Shammi Pithia – Converse
Nottingham Arts Theatre
Vidya Patel and Shammi Pithia present an extraordinary conversation between Kathak dance and live contemporary music. After performing together in the internationally successful About the Elephant, the dance artist and skilled multi-instrumentalis...

Event — Nottingham Arts Mela at NAE
New Art Exchange
Join us at NAE for day four of Nottingham Mela 2018! We'll be hosting free, family friendly events and activities all day, along with storytelling sessions, workshops and more., PERFORMANCE SPACE (2nd FLOOR), Yoga and Music with Parmjit Sagoo and ...

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 — Subhash Viman Gorania and Jyoti Kainth Double Bill
Nottingham Arts Theatre
Subhash Viman Gorania will perform two dances. Three bears witness to the stages of human life from birth to enlightening freedom of youth and the inevitability of death. Fly From explores the habits of resistance that linger in mind and body whe...

Event — Shiraz (U) Film Screening
Broadway Cinema
Based on the romance between 17th-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his queen, this epic silent film is the ravishing, romantic tale behind the creation of one of the world's most iconic structures: the Taj Mahal. Shot entirely on location in In...

Event — Jasmine Rodgers and Mendi
Jam Café, 12 Heathcoat Street, Hockley
Nottingham Arts Mela in collaboration with Jam Café, Hockley welcomes Jasmine Rodgers and Mendi who offer a unique blend of folk guitar and vocals with south Asian tabla., Jasmine Rodgers, , Jasmine Rodgers is a folk singer and guitarist who has...

Event — The Red Project: Mrs B - A North Korean Woman
New Art Exchange
The Red Project presents this screening of Mrs B – A North Korean Woman, in association with POW Nottingham. While illegally leaving North Korea, Mrs. B. is sold by her smugglers to a Chinese farmer. She becomes a smuggler herself and e...

Event — Calypso: Licks and Politricks
New Art Exchange
Master musician, lyrical poet and the BBC's resident Calypsonian, Alexander D Great returns to NAE for an eveningof performance and discussion exploring the social and political history of Calypso music. Through his own compositions and e...

Event — Craft + Culture Fair
New Art Exchange
Back for a fourth year, our much-loved annual Craft + Culture Fair will showcase the work of crafters, designers and performers from across the local community, capturing the vibrancy of our culturally rich city. Pick up a festive gift, tr...

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 — Finding Dory
New Art Exchange
The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way., Join us for this family friendly screening, where you're welcome to take breaks,...

Event — Poets Against Racism
New Art Exchange
Poets Against Racism (PAR) are a performance collective bringing Midlands-based poets, spoken word artists and rappers together to challenge the rise in racism and bigotry in our society. This event encourages new performers to join more establish...

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...

Exhibition — THE UNFINISHED CONVERSATION JOHN AKOMFRAH
MAIN GALLERY
New Art Exchange (NAE) is proud to present The Unfinished Conversation by John Akomfrah, a beautiful, moving and multi-layered film about Jamaican-born academic Stuart Hall. The piece, commissioned by Autograph ABP, premiered at the 2012 Liverpool...

Exhibition — Memento
Main Gallery
Memento is a contemplation of the human condition: how we act and react to the inescapable forces that shape us. Memento has been developed out of research into the plight of illegal immigrants, such as the Chinese who remain hidden in society, th...

Exhibition — The En's Project's First Principles
Main Gallery + Mezzanine Gallery
New Art Exchange is proud to present: The Ens Project's First Principles by Leo Asemota. Leo Asemota was born in Benin City, Nigeria in August 1967. His practice is open to many disciplines including being part of an artistic complex, a project sp...

Exhibition — Culture Cloud: Your Exhibition
Main Gallery
YOUR ART, YOUR VOTES, YOUR EXHIBITION, Culture Cloud is a digital space for artists to upload two-dimensional art work onto a web portal where recognised curators, along with public audiences, will vote for the works they like. The initiative is o...

Exhibition — In Conflict: Reflections on the Constant War in Iraq
Mezzanine Gallery + Central Gallery
Ten years on since the invasion of Iraq, New Art Exchange presents In Conflict: Reflections on the Constant War in Iraq, a solo show of Artist Satta Hashem, winner in 2012 of the New Art Exchange Prize awarded at the Nottingham Castle Open in 2011...

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 (PAST 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 — 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 — Polish Heritage in the East Midlands: Our History – Our Story
Central Gallery
Collected over the last year, this exhibition comprises a small snapshot of a social archive that stretches back and forth across borders and time. The Signpost to Polish Success (SPS), a charity led by Dr Beata Polanowska, has sought to document ...

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 — Zarina Bhimji: Jangbar
Main Gallery
New Art Exchange is proud to present Jangbar (2012/2015), a new film and sound installation by leading British artist Zarina Bhimji. This eagerly anticipated piece joins Bhimji's portfolio of works in film, which includes the critically acclaimed ...

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 — 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 — Synaesthesia and Vibrations: Crop Up Collective
Central Gallery
Crop Up is a student-run curatorial group based within the University of Nottingham. Drawing inspiration from Michael McMillan's exhibition Sound Systems Back In Da Day, Crop Up have commissioned two Midlands based artists to explore music and the...

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 — 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 — 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 — Hurvin Anderson: Dub Versions
Main Gallery
NAE first presented Hurvin Anderson's work in our 2012 exhibition I Is Another, a group show which marked 50 years of Jamaica's independence from the UK. This summer we explore Anderson's practice in depth through a solo exhibition of both existin...

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 — UNTITLED: art on the conditions of our time
Kettle’s Yard
Opening at Kettle's Yard from 5 May 2020 – 28 June 2020, UNTITLED: art on the conditions of our time is a touring exhibition produced by New Art Exchange, curated in collaboration with NAE by Paul Goodwin and Hansi Momodu-Gordon. Presenting a s...

Exhibition — Currently Showing: Leisure Land Golf
York Art Gallery
Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf is a touring exhibition by New Art Exchange (NAE), Nottingham. The Exhibition was originally commissioned by EM15, a collective of arts organisations from the East Midlands, for the #56 Venice Biennale., Doug Fish...

Exhibition — Adam Yahya Davies: Brown Balaclava
Central Gallery
Part of XXI: Nottingham Trent University's BA Photography Degree Show Festival, Each year New Art Exchange comes together with Nottingham Trent University as a partner venue to exhibit selected artists from amongst the final year group. Endeavouri...

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 — Mimesis: African Soldier
Imperial War Museum and at NAE in 2019
Mimesis: African Soldier will be at New Art Exchange September 2019 – December 2019. It launches at Imperial War Museum, London on Friday 21 September 2018. , Mimesis: African Soldier (21 September 2018 – 31 March 2019) is a new multi-screen ...

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 — Contact Us
0115 924 8630 info@nae.org.uk, Follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, View Larger Map, Address:, New Art Exchange39 – 41 Gregory BoulevardNottingham NG7 6BE

Page — Le Salon
Celebrating and encouraging creativity sits at the heart of Hassan Hajjaj's practice. As such, he has transformed our Mezzanine Gallery space into Le Salon – an immersive site specific art installation where visitors can read, relax and research...

Page — Nottingham Mela 2018
(un)Folding TimeWednesday 29 August - Sunday 2 September, Join us to celebrate 30 years of Nottingham Mela, our annual celebration of South Asian arts and culture for all the family. Experience spectacular dance, music and family activities, Henna...

Page — Europe
Italy, Matera Città Aperta, Matera Città Aperta interrogates and experiments with the idea of limits, which can be understood as a physical and material separation but also as a non-visible separation. Limits are linked to issues such as diversi...

Page — NAE Privacy Policy
New Art Exchange Privacy Policy, New Art Exchange is an art centre and resisted charity (no. 1121755). We are committed to protecting your privacy. All information we retain is collected and held in accordance with the General Data Protection Regu...

Blog — Sardul Gill wins New Art Exchange's Prize at this year's Castle Open!
On the 29th September NAE representatives judged the Nottingham Anual Open Competition at the Castle (Nottingham) amongst other East Midlands Galleries - and chose Artist Sardul Gill out of 56 artists, to recieve a solo show at the NAE!, "The NAE ...

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 — MELA 100
Over the last 2 weekends NAE has been celebrating Mela Festival, a series of vibrant events inspired by Indian cinema and poetry. Thanks to everyone who came along- these are some of our highlights!, Pakeezah, On Friday 6th September, Mela launch...

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 — Exhibition review: Not Necessarily in the Right Order
The triptych video installation by artist collective Common Culture is an immersive visual and sound piece that celebrates the numerous festivals that take place in Hyson Green. Commissioned by New Art Exchange, Common Culture explored how festiva...

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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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 — NAE Celebrates The Arts Council Collection 70th Anniversary with Hurvin Anderson New Commission
NAE are excited to be part of The Arts Council Collection 70th anniversary celebrations, through a new commission and exhibition by Hurvin Anderson in 2016., The Arts Council Collection is the UK's most widely seen collection of modern and contemp...

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 — 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 — 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...



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