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.
Beverley Bennett, Graphic Scores, ink on paper

Dissonance: Beverley Bennett in Collaboration With Nottingham Collective

  • 2 July — 18 September 2016 *on now

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 *on now

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 *on now

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

By Our Own Efforts

By Our Own Efforts

  • 17 September — 6 November 2016

Working with artists and communities across Cuba, media arts producers Threshold Studios introduce the first in a series of collaborative projects presenting a multi-faceted snapshot of a country undergoing social, political and economic transformation following the lifting of the United States trade embargo. Stepping out of cultural and political isolation for the first time in over half a century, as the internet and global cultural influence begin to spread across the country, Threshold are assisting Cuban communities to voice the impact of that change from their own perspectives, documenting their lives, opinions, hopes and concerns as they look towards a new, fast approaching future. Threshold invite audiences to connect directly to Cuba through the eyes of its artists and communities, capturing life as it was, is, and will be, as the tide of history sweeps through Cuban society.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/by-our-own-efforts/109

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.
Nottingham Mela 2016

Nottingham Mela 2016

  • 9 — 11 September 2016

Nottingham's annual South Asian celebration returns this September as Mela 2016, with a three day spectacular of music, dance, film screenings, sports, family friendly activities and delicious cuisine.

On Friday we screen a South Asian classic film at Nottingham Playhouse. Saturday NAE hosts a family day with music, workshops and performances. On Sunday the festival fills Nottingham Castle for a full day extravaganza coinciding with the National Heritage Open Days.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE ENTRY

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/nottingham-mela-2016/395

By Our Own Efforts

Exhibition Launch: By Our Own Efforts

  • 22 September 2016 6-8pm

Working with artists and communities across Cuba, media arts producers Threshold Studios introduce the first in a series of collaborative projects presenting a multi-faceted snapshot of a country undergoing social, political and economic transformation following the lifting of the United States trade embargo. Stepping out of cultural and political isolation for the first time in over half a century, as the internet and global cultural influence begin to spread across the country, Threshold are assisting Cuban communities to voice the impact of that change from their own perspectives, documenting their lives, opinions, hopes and concerns as they look towards a new, fast approaching future. Threshold invite audiences to connect directly to Cuba through the eyes of its artists and communities, capturing life as it was, is, and will be, as the tide of history sweeps through Cuban society.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/by-our-own-efforts/109

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

Website

Official Website

www.nae.org.uk

Twitter

twitter.com/newartexchange

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

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.
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