New Art Exchange

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New Art Exchange in Hyson Green, Nottingham is the UK's largest visual arts space outside London dedicated to African, African Caribbean and Asian art. Housing galleries, performance space, artist studios, offices, as well as a cafe and shop.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 10.00-17.00
Sat 10.00-17.00

Sun Closed

Admission charges

Admission: Free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Manushi 20

Manushi 20

  • 11 June — 3 July 2016 *on now

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nottingham-based dance company, Manushi, this exhibition explores the history of the organisation and presents images of some of their most memorable performances. Having worked with Manushi for a number of years, NAE is pleased to showcase their work, which has inspired a passion for South Asian dance. The exhibition launch begins a year of celebrations

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/manushi-20/101

Beverley Bennett, Graphic Scores, ink on paper

Dissonance: Beverley Bennett in Collaboration With Nottingham Collective

  • 2 July — 18 September 2016

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 inspired Bennet to explore how her drawings can influence and transform into other mediums such as sound.

Here in Dissonance, Bennett has taken this idea a step further by collaborating with a number of Nottingham based artists across different art forms to explore how her drawings can be a catalyst for the creative process, beyond visual arts. Each artist/collaborator has been given the task of reconfiguring Bennett's drawings into a graphic score and/or interpreting the drawings into their medium of choice including dance, poetry and sculpture.

In addition, the audience is also invited to become part of the creative collaborative process by taking part in a spoken-word project that will be performed during the launch of the show, and in the gallery space itself, through interacting via dance and movement with a 3D sculptural piece in a form of a dance floor.

The artists collaborating with Beverley Bennett are: Antonio Abatangelo, Chiara Dellerba, Rob Flint, Jess Murray, David Stickman Higgins, Honey Williams.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/dissonance-beverley-bennett-in/106

Hurvin Anderson, Is It Ok To Be Black? (2016), courtesy of the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery, London.

Hurvin Anderson: Dub Versions

  • 2 July — 18 September 2016

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 existing and newly commissioned works, along with a host of materials that create a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Anderson's forensic making process. This element includes sketches and preparatory paintings, collages, drawings and photographs, never displayed before in the UK.

Born in Birmingham to Jamaican parents, the focus of Anderson's work often stems from his experiences growing up within Birmingham's African-Caribbean community in the 1970s and 80s, and his time spent living in Trinidad as an artist in residence. As such, his work engages with charged social histories, notions of cultural identity and themes of memory, place and time.

Anderson typically creates works in series, and moves backwards and forwards within his own collections, returning to subjects, memories and settings that continue to intrigue him. The pieces presented in Dub Versions, grew out of a re-investigation into two previous bodies of works; the first, a series depicting Anderson's brother scrumping for fruit, and the second, illustrations of domestic barbershops, a cottage industry taken up by many newly arrived Caribbean immigrants in the 1950s. For Anderson, these moments and spaces provoked questions of how personal and perceived identities continue to shift as time and place changes, particularly in the context of the Black-British experience. He describes the act of painting and drawing as a way of seeing, so in Dub Versions, he returns to these settings, taking them apart and adding new layers, to look again and reveal more about the world in which we live.

At the heart of the exhibition is the new painting, Is It Okay To Be Black? (2016). This piece has been acquired by Arts Council, England's National Collection, joining 8,000 works by over 2,000 artists representing the most important and influential British artists from the mid-twentieth century to the present day. Dub Versions has been supported by Thomas Dane Gallery.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/hurvin-anderson-dub-versions/105

Sumiko Eadon, Screenplay 7

Sumiko Eadon: Screenplay

  • 9 July — 11 September 2016

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 childhood in Japan, where she played 'cops and robbers' in the corridors and staircases of the apartment block she grew up in.

The images within Eadon's artworks have been created through a layering process, moving from mechanical technologies through to digital and back to handmade. Eadon started with stills from 8mm films created by her father between 1969-1989, which were converted to VHS, and then DVD. Eadon then photographed these stills through the computer screen before incorporating them into hand prints.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/sumiko-eadon-screenplay/107

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.
Bartosz Kali

Exhibition Launches: Dub Versions + Dissonance

  • 1 July 2016 6-9pm *on now

Join us to launch our summer season with an exhibition by painter Hurvin Anderson. His art is inspired by his experience of two cultures, growing up in Birmingham's Caribbean community and time spent living in Trinidad.

Also launching will be Beverley Bennett's Dissonance, where collaborator, Rob Flint will lead a spoken-word choir performance during the event.

Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival and the Afro-fusion sounds of DJ Hemulen.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

https://nae.cloudvenue.co.uk/dubversionsdissonance

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/exhibition-launches-dub-versions/399

Beverley Bennett

Tour With Beverley Bennett

  • 6 July 2016 6-7pm

Artist Beverley Bennett welcomes collaborator, artist and NTU Fine Art Senior Lecturer Rob Flint to discuss her exhibition, Dissonance. Reflecting on Beverley's drawing practice and her collaborators' creative interpretations of these expressive, abstract lines and marks, Beverley and Rob will draw out the key themes and dynamics of the exhibition. Join them to share your thoughts and gain a unique insight into this collaborative space.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

https://nae.cloudvenue.co.uk/tourwithbeverleybennett

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/tour-with-beverley-bennett/400

Sumiko Eadon, Screenplay 7

Exhibition Launch: Screenplay

  • 9 July 2016 3-5pm

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 childhood in Japan, where she played 'cops and robbers' in the corridors and staircases of the apartment block she grew up in.

The images within Eadon's artworks have been created through a layering process, moving from mechanical technologies through to digital and back to handmade. Eadon started with stills from 8mm films created by her father between 1969-1989, which were converted to VHS, and then DVD. Eadon then photographed these stills through the computer screen before incorporating them into hand prints.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

https://nae.cloudvenue.co.uk/screenplay

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/exhibition-launch-screenplay/402

Hurvin Anderson (2011) courtesy of Vanley Burke

Tour With Hurvin Anderson

  • 9 July 2016 1-2pm

Join exhibiting artist Hurvin Anderson as he discusses the development of his painting practice and explores the significance of Dub Versions, his latest commission by NAE and the Arts Council Collection. Hurvin's work is often described as marrying Britain and the Caribbean together, and lush landscapes and urban barbershops will fill our gallery spaces. Join us to learn more from Hurvin and to share your own responses to the show.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

https://nae.cloudvenue.co.uk/tourwithhurvinanderson

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/tour-with-hurvin-anderson/401

New Art Exchange
39-41 Gregory Boulevard
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG7 6BE
England

Website

Official Website

www.nae.org.uk

Twitter

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E-mail

General Information

info@nae.org.uk

Corporate Hire

bookings@nae.org.uk

Telephone

Switchboard

0115 924 8630

Box Office

0115 924 8630

Corporate Hire

0115 924 8638

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