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25 May at 10:00 am - 21 Sep at 4:00 pm

The NAE Open returns for its fourth iteration with a presentation of works that includes paintings, video, live art, photography, textiles and sculpture. This dynamic exhibition was created through a competitive open application process for Nottinghamshire-based artists and Global Ethnic majority* artists living anywhere in the UK. Tasked to seek out the most innovative and high-quality artworks that address critical societal concerns and interests, a panel of advocates, including neighbours, artists and curators, chose from a substantive amount of submissions. The result is an eclectic and compelling selection of artists at different stages of their careers.

The artworks speak to contemporary conversations that align with NAE’s mission. They range from personal accounts of migration, what it means to belong within a society and responses to political and cultural viewpoints on race and gender identity, to name a few. The exhibition also celebrates Nottingham through its people and economic landscape.

The NAE Open intends to be a platform that supports the development of

artists and raises their profile. Beyond the exhibition itself, six prizes will be awarded, which include exhibition and residency opportunities at NAE and opportunities with this year’s Open partners: Quad / Format Festival, Nottingham Contemporary and Primary.