Page — Press release/images
Please click on the link below to view the press release. Images are available on NAE's Flickr account http://www.flickr.com/photos/newartexchange/sets,  , Most recent releases:, 2017, Keith Piper, Unerathing the Banker's Bones, March 2017, UNTI...

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...

Event — Launch Event: In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious
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...

Event — Gallery tour: Wilfred Limonious
, , Join the curator Al 'Fingers' Newman for a gallery tour. Al Newman is a DJ, producer, cultural historian and a leading source on Wilfred Limonious. During this tour Al introduces Limonious' extensive body of work, discussing the artist's proli...

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

Page — Schools and Colleges
EXHIBITIONS AND GROUP VISITS, NAE's exhibitions provide a rich creative learning opportunity for young people of all ages and abilities and we welcome visits from groups at all times., NAE can offer support to teachers planning a visit to NAE; fro...

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 — Jobs
Head of Fundraising & Commercial Development, The Head of Fundraising & Commercial Development will work closely with the Deputy CEO and SMT to lead, drive and grow the commercial and wider income generating and fundraising activity. You will lead...

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 — 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...

Page — NAE CaféBar
, , At NAE CaféBar you can experience our world cuisine menu. Our sunfilled café bar is a great space to relax and spend time with friends, family and colleagues., Our coffee is blended just for us! Nowhere else in the world will you find th...

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., On Tuesday 9 May, 12pm...

Page — Call out: ExperiMentor
 , , Supported by the 2014 - 2020 European Regional Development Fund,  , Are you a visual, performance, film, music or dance artist with a desire to develop your practice or change your direction? New Art Exchange is looking for exciting creativ...

Page — Volunteer at Mela
VOLUNTEER CALL OUT, New Art Exchange is looking for energetic individuals to support Nottingham Mela Festival this September as we mark the significant 70th anniversary of Indian Independence and the creation of Pakistan and Bangladesh in our Sout...

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...

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

Page — 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 — 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 — 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 — Brochure Archive
, Current Brochure,  , , ,  , Archive Brochures, Jul - Sep 2016, May - Aug 2016, Apr - Jun 2016, Jan - Mar 2016, , Sep - Dec 2015, May - Aug 2015, Jan - Apr 2015, Sep - Dec 2014, May - Aug 2014, Jan - Apr 2014, Sep - Dec 2013, May - Aug 2013, Ja...

Page — Nottingham Mela Weekender 2017
,  , Read the Mela 2017 Associated programme here!,  , Friday 8 & Saturday 9 September 2017: New Art Exchange, Sunday 10 September 2017: Nottingham Castle Grounds, Nottingham's annual South Asian celebration returns as Mela 2017! Nottingham Mela...

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...

Event — A Tale of Two Woman
Performance Space (Second Floor)
During Lenford's funeral service, Glorious paints a picture of a caring husband and wonderful father, while Blossom, holding a wake in her living-room for the man she loved as a teenager, tells a very different story as she attributes her obesity ...

Event — A Tale Of Two Woman
Performance Space (Second Floor)
During Lenford's funeral service, Glorious paints a picture of a caring husband and wonderful father, while Blossom, holding a wake in her living-room for the man she loved as a teenager, tells a very different story as she attributes her obesity ...

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

Event — 1914: ALL OUR HEROES by Zero Plus Theatre
Performance Space
1914: ALL OUR HEROES, Kaka wants to know where his father is ... so does his mother., It has been months since they've last seen him., Several weeks later, they receive a letter from the trenches of the northwest frontier in France where he has be...

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 — 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...

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

Event — 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 — 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 — 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...

Exhibition — Pork Knocker Dreams
Main Gallery
Donald Locke's influence has been acknowledged in seminal exhibitions such as Back to Black and The Other Story, and now his work is presented to a wider and younger public. In his first solo show in the UK since the 1970's, we loudly reassert his...

Exhibition — To Dance Like Your Dad
Mezzanine Gallery
Hetain Patel's exploration of visual, spoken, and movement languages is key to his investigations into identity. In this new video installation he plays with the idea of cultural assimilation through imitation. Being British born, he looks at the ...

Exhibition — At Home
Main Gallery
It is with great pleasure we welcome Hetain Patel to New Art Exchange. As an artist who has emerged from the Nottingham art scene and is now achieving international success, we are proud to present his much anticipated solo exhibition, Hetain Pate...

Exhibition — 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 — 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 — 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 — 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
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 — 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...

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 — Mela 2017 Associated Programme
, Across the city, partner programmes at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, Broadway Cinema, Nottingham Playhouse and Dance4 offer activities for all the family., New Art Exchange, Tuesday 7 NovemberDarbar FringeFeaturing Debasmita Bhattacharya (sarod), Sh...

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 — 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 — Hetain Patel @ TED Global
In June 2013 New Art Exchange helped Hetain Patel present at the TED Global conference in Edinburgh., The performance talk is now available online at the link below ( press the 'VODCAST' button.), "What determines our identities anyway?" asks Heta...

Blog — NAE Named Runner up Best Visitor Attraction in Nottinghamshire
New Art Exchange was named runner up in the Best Visitor Attraction of the Year category at this year's Nottingham STARS Awards., The award, which recognises the best in Nottinghamshire's tourism, culture, leisure and hospitality industries, was p...

Blog — A History of Nottingham's Boxing Legends
With the launch of Max Kandhola's photography exhibition The Aura of Boxing approaching, we look back at the history of successful boxers to come from Nottingham.,  , William 'Bendigo' Thompson,  , ,  , Born in Sneinton, 1811, William 'Bendigo'...

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

Blog — Italian Gallery Tour
Chi sa dire qual è il segreto dei giamaicani?, If you are looking forward to hearing the secret of Jamaican humor, why do you not come to visit us at NAE? You will be welcomed in a gallery tour in Italian, Arabic and Farsi on the 12th of Decembe...

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...



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