Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary
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Our building has been designed by the award winning architects Caruso St John. It has four galleries, superb education and study areas, a performance space, a café-bar and shop.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday 10am - 7pm
Bank Holidays and Saturdays 10am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
Closed on Mondays, except Bank Holidays during exhibitions.

Admission charges


Collection details

Archives, Architecture, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Michael Beutler

Michael Beutler / Yelena Popova

  • 16 July — 26 September 2016 *on now

16 July – 25 September 2016
Michael Beutler's installations transform spaces with sculptural interventions. Working across genres, he encourages alternative perceptions, opening up new views, and new approaches to the strategies and methods of making art. His works can be understood as reactions to architectural and social structures. Beutler incorporates industrially manufactured or processed materials, such as paper, metal, wood or plastic, shaping them into large-scale building elements with specially developed tools. He also involves local collaborators in this process. Beutler’s exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary will combine existing works and new elements within a new large scale site-specific installation. Michael Beutler’s exhibition is co-produced by Spike Island, Bristol and Nottingham Contemporary.
Drawing on Minimalism and Russian Constructivism, Yelena Popova’s ethereal abstract paintings explore themes of representation and balance, enquiring about the materiality of painting today. Her work also examines the relationship between objects in industrialised and capitalist societies. “I’m not interested in making single objects, but in creating a complex network of facts, fictions, emotions, gestures, materials and images, which could relate to the world outside it,” she explains.

Otobong Nkanga, Wetin you go do? Photo by Blaise Adilo.

Otobong Nkanga

  • 15 October 2016 — 8 January 2017

The Antwerp-based Nigerian artist Otobong Nkanga examines land and the value of natural resources through her installations, drawing and sculptures. Her work also passes on knowledge through conversations in the galleries themselves.



Marguerite Humeau, Taweret, 2015. Courtesy Marguerite Humeau/ DUVE Berlin.

Marguerite Humeau

  • 15 October 2016 — 8 January 2017

The London-based French artist Marguerite Humeau has described herself as an “Indiana Jones in Google times”. Her work weaves together factual events and speculative narratives, reanimating voices from long-extinct creatures and distant eras.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
John Hutnyk

Reading Capital in Nottingham

  • 20 July — 28 September 2016 *on now

Reading Capital in Nottingham
Wed, from 20 July to 28 Sept
11am – 2pm
A ten-week course on Volume I of Karl Marx’s Capital. Reading and writing with Prof John Hutnyk. In collaboration with Spokesman Books


Free but booking is required as spaces are limited.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Young People's Programme

Starting in January 2009 Nottingham Contemporary will be running a course for young people aged between 13 and 23 to help them act as arts instigators. They will be trained to design, co-ordinate and deliver a programme of activity for other young people. It will also give them an opportunity to take part in the Arts Council’s arts award scheme.

How to obtain

For more information contact

Nottingham Contemporary
Weekday Cross




0115 948 9750

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.