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 - Saturday 10am - 6pm
Bank Holidays 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.
Otobong Nkanga, Wetin you go do? Photo by Blaise Adilo.

Otobong Nkanga

  • 15 October 2016 — 8 January 2017 *on now

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 *on now

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.

Lubaina Himid, A Fashionable Marriage, 1986. Photograph by Denise Swanson. Courtesy of Hollybush Gardens.

The Place Is Here

  • 3 February — 30 April 2017

During 1980s Britain, a significant movement of Black artists, film makers, thinkers and institutions explored their relationship with Britain’s colonial past. Examining the politics of the time they explored different forms of resistance, expression and identity, in works that are highly resonant today.

The exhibition is a partnership with the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven

Suitable for

  • Any age
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.
 'Rear Window' (1954) dir. Alfred Hitchcock  'Rear Window' (1954) dir. Alfred Hitchcock

Voyeurtopia: The Screen at Contemporary 19 Oct 2016 - 28 Dec 2016

  • 19 October — 21 December 2016 *on now

Films about watching and being watched. Spies, surveillance, peepshows & peeping toms explored by some of cinemas most innovative visionaries.

Being John Malkovich (2000) dir. Spike Jonze Wed 19 Oct, 6.30pm.

Peeping Tom (1960) dir. Michael Powell Wed 26 Oct, 6.30pm.

The Conversation (1974) dir. Francis Ford Coppola Wed 2 Nov, 7pm.

Blow Up (1966) dir. Michelangelo Antonioni Wed 9 Nov, 6.30pm.

Rear Window (1954) dir. Alfred Hitchcock Wed 16 Nov, 6.30pm.

Lost Highway (1997) dir. David Lynch Wed 30 Nov, 7pm.

Wings of Desire (1987) dir. Wim Wenders Wed 7 Dec, 6.30pm.

We Live in Public (2009) dir. Ondi Timoner Wed 14 Dec, 7pm.

Eyes Wide Shut (1999) dir. Stanley Kubrick Wed 21 Dec, 6.30pm.

Stay tuned for our Halloween cinema & music experience and Christmas specials.

Suitable for

  • 18+


Tickets £5 per screening. Available online, at reception and by calling 0115 948 9750


Marguerite Humeau, exhibition view, FOXP2, 2016, Palais de Tokyo. Photo Spassky Fischer.

Wednesday Walkthroughs: On Marguerite Humeau and Otobong Nkanga's exhibitions

  • 19 October — 14 December 2016 *on now

19 Oct, 2pm
Angelica Sule and Nicola Guy, Nottingham Contemporary Assistant Curators will talk about the ideas behind Marguerite Humeau’s and Otobong Nkanga’s exhibitions.

2 Nov, 6pm
Dr Isla Forsyth, University of Nottingham. Isla's research interests are in cultural and his-torical geography, critical military geography and more-than-human geographies. She will give a talk within the context of Otobong’s exhibition.

16 Nov, 2pm
Dr Ben Elliott, University of York, is an archaeologist who has collaborated with artist Mar-guerite Humeau in previous projects. His research interests reside in the ways people un-derstood and engaged with animals in the Mesolithic, and the way people use animal mate-rials. He is also interested in the sounds that animals make within a landscape.

30 Nov, 6pm
Dr Maria Puig de la Bellacasa, Leicester University. Maria has extensive expertise in soil science and post-colonial studies, she will give a talk within the context of Otobong Nkanga’s exhibition.

14 Dec, 2pm
Dr Lisa Yon, University of Nottingham. Lisa is interested in the health, welfare and conser-vation of captive and free-living wildlife, with a particular focus on elephants. She will give a talk within the context of Marguerite Humeau's exhibition.

And don't forget about the Spot Talks delivered by our Gallery Assistants!

Suitable for

  • Any age


Meet at Reception. Drop in. Free.


Craft. Fair. Contemporary.

Craft. Fair. Contemporary.

  • 2 — 4 December 2016 *on now

Drop in for family craft activities, live music and seasonal food and drink in the Plus special offers and discounts in our shop.

Friday 2 December 6pm - 8.30pm
Join us for an evening preview with live music, mince pies and mulled wine

Saturday 3 December 10am - 6pm

Sunday 4 December 11am - 5pm

Free Entry.

Suitable for

  • Any age


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.