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.
By Our Own Efforts

By Our Own Efforts

  • 17 September — 6 November 2016 *on now

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

ADP Press on the Flyover

Jimmy Cauty’s Aftermath Dislocation Principle

  • 27 September — 9 October 2016 *on now

The Aftermath Dislocation Principle is a post-riot landscape created in miniature by acclaimed artist Jimmy Cauty, co-creator of chart-topping band The KLF and million pound-burning arts incarnation The K Foundation. Following the installation's critically acclaimed appearance at Banksy's Dismaland last summer, now re-housed in a shipping container, this miniature world lands on NAE's forecourt area 27 September – 9 October, available to view 24 hours/day!

The exhibition is accompanied by a tour of ADP with the artist and organisers on Saturday 8 October, 1pm – 2pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/the-aftermath-dislocation-principle-adp/108

Hanaa El Degham

Exhibition Launches: Fighting Walls + a rebel scene + ADP

  • 30 September 2016 6-9pm

It's party time! Join us as we launch a season of exhibitions exploring protest, activism and the power of the public voice to effect change: Fighting Walls + a rebel scene and The Aftermath Dislocation Principle. From local community advocacy movements to international socially engaged mural artists on the walls of their cities; art and activism converge on the streets in a riot of paint, resistance, humour and play. Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival and the café-bar will be open all night. Also featuring music and welcome speeches.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/exhibition-launches-fighting-walls--a/424

El Zeft Nazeer and Layla Kasr, El Aini wall

Fighting Walls: Street Art in Egypt and Iran + a rebel scene

  • 1 October — 18 December 2016

From the legend of Robin Hood, to the Luddite rebellion, public campaigns against the Poll Tax and inner-city deprivation, to the establishment of the first UK Chapter of Black Lives Matter; the people of Nottingham have an established history of civil resistance and political defiance.

Commissioned by NAE to reflect the current debates within our city's activist network, artists Kajal Nisha Patel and Sunil Shah present a mixed-media installation created in dialogue with local advocacy groups. Their project, titled a rebel scene addresses the concept of space, be that mental, physical or virtual, as a discursive realm where political ideas can be cultivated. They explore how activists appropriate these spaces in order to challenge and change the status quo.

Our interest in space as a political tool continues beyond Nottingham to the streets of Tehran and Cairo in a photography exhibition titled Fighting Walls: Street Art In Egypt And Iran. Here we explore how the urban skin of these cities has become a battleground between the authorities and the people. Whilst the walls and public spaces of Tehran and Cairo are largely dominated by state ideological narratives, in more recent years, a new generation of politically engaged graffiti artists have started a relentless battle for reclaiming ownership of the streets. Through striking images, Fighting Walls examines graffiti not only as a form of social protest but also as a creative language which addresses the masses by embracing contemporary socio-political issues.

The exhibitions are accompanied by our events programme. This includes: a panel discussion for a rebel scene with Nottingham activist groups and the artists; an exhibition tour with a rebel scene artists; and Walls of Freedom further exploring Egyptian and Iranian mural art.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/fighting-walls-street-art-in-egypt-and/110

My Granddad's Car

Sayed Hasan and Karl Ohiri: My Granddad’s Car

  • 12 November — 31 December 2016

My Granddad's Car is the culmination of an on-going project between Sayed Hasan and Karl Ohiri, exploring notions of migration and heritage, as seen through their relationships with two cars inherited from their respective late grandfathers in Pakistan and Nigeria. Having previously failed to separately transport the vehicles home to the UK, facing bureaucracy and corruption; a shift in circumstances inspired the artists to once again attempt to unite their Granddad's cars. The challenges they faced on their journeys have become a snapshot of those undertaken by their families and more universal migrant experiences across the globe. This exhibition presents photography, film and sculpture gathered and created while the artists travelled together in their ancestral homelands.

As part of the launch on Thursday 17 November, the artists will be in conversation.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/sayed-hasan-and-karl-ohiri-my-granddads/111

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.
Jimmy Cauty ADP

Talk with Jimmy Cauty and Steve Lowe

  • 8 October 2016 1-2pm

Join exhibiting artist Jimmy Cauty (KLF/K Foundation) and L-13 Light Industrial Workshop founder Steve Lowe, for an interactive and informal talk about The Aftermath Dislocation Principle. This vast post-apocalyptic landscape housed in a 40ft shipping container visits NAE on its pilgrimage to over 35 historic riot sites around the country. This is a unique opportunity to meet the artist and organisers and to learn more about the artwork and this innovative project which breaks down gallery walls to connect art with the people.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/talk-with-jimmy-cauty-and-steve-lowe/425

My Granddad's Car

Exhibition Launch + In Conversation: My Granddad’s Car

  • 17 November 2016 6:30-9pm

Join us as we launch My Granddad's Car by Sayed Hasan and Karl Ohiri – an exhibition exploring their journeys in Nigeria and Pakistan as they attempt to return their late grandfathers' cars to the UK. Drawing out themes of migration and heritage, Hasan and Ohiri will discuss their working process and motivations, reflecting on personal histories and experiences that find a global resonance through their work.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/exhibition-launch--in-conversation-my/432

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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