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

The Place Is Here

  • 3 February — 30 April 2017 *on now

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.
The Hard Stop (2015) dir. George Amponsah

The Time Is Now? June Givanni

  • 4 February — 25 March 2017 *on now

What is it about the film, arts, cultural practices and products and social debates of the decades of the 80s/90s that make them resonate so closely with contemporary life in the UK today? This programme of three screening events looks at a small selection of audiovisual work by black and Asian filmmakers and artists of those decades (including a feature film that has not been seen in the UK since the early 1980s) and presents some of them in juxtaposition with more recent work. Each event will be introduced by a host who will then chair an after-screening discussion with filmmakers or cast guests.|

June Givanni is a film curator, archivist and international consultant in African and African diaspora cinema, with Black British Cinema at its core. A leader in this sector for more than 30 years, she has worked at major institutions including the British Film Institute and with the Toronto International Film Festival. June has worked to stage major film festivals in the UK and internationally and is known as an expert in the field generally and has published work in this area. A by-product of June’s decades of film curating is an archive based on collections from her activities in this field. Recent Archive shows have included ‘,Movements’ at Chelsea College of Art and Birkbeck, supported by Creativeworks London 2014; An Archive Studio Installation for the 5th Pan African Congress Show at Autograph ABP 2015; and at the Black British Arts of the ‘80s’ Show, Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven 2016. Forthcoming is archive curated presentations in The Place is Here show: and the curated events programme ‘The Time is Now’ at Nottingham Contemporary, Spring 2017. June is currently an Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck College of Art.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children


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

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