New Art Exchange

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

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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.
Sunil Shah: Uganda Stories

Sunil Shah: Uganda Stories

  • 17 January — 8 March 2015 *on now

Uganda Stories is both a subjective journey to recollect the past and a study in photography's documentary potential to reassemble history. In this exhibition, Sunil Shah explores very personal themes linked to his family's roots and heritage as Ugandan Asians, and offers wider narratives around exile, displacement and dispossession.

In 1972 Idi Amin expelled 80,000 Asians from Uganda. Shah was three years old when his family were made refugees and forced to endure an unexpected journey, leaving their lives and possessions behind and move to the UK.

Shah investigates the past and extracts fragments, narratives and meanings to construct his own family's tale. The exhibition also alludes to the fading of memories, the inherent incompleteness in representing history and to the legacies of colonialism.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/sunil-shah-uganda-stories/73

Chiara Dellerba: Who Are We? And Should It Matter In The 21st Century?

Chiara Dellerba: Who Are We? And Should It Matter In The 21st Century?

  • 17 January — 8 March 2015 *on now

Borrowing the title from writer Gary Younge's book with the same name, this exhibition reflects on the way in which our identities can be defined by bureaucratic systems devoid of individual stories.

Nottingham-based artist Chiara Dellerba, has created a wall drawing which grows out of one of the oldest methods of identification – fingerprints. Dellerba extends her images from the fingerprints, through hand drawn pencil lines, and in doing so, she strips the fingerprint of any bureaucratic and judicial meanings. Each pattern develops organically with the drawings, overlapping and merging with the others, metaphorically questioning the complexities who we are and whether it should matter in today's society.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/chiara-dellerba-who-are-we--and-should/74

Mahtab Hussain: The Commonality of Strangers

Mahtab Hussain: The Commonality of Strangers

  • 31 January — 12 April 2015 *on now

In this ambitious project, artist Mahtab Hussain combines photography and text to explore important relationships between identity, heritage and displacement that result from international migration - the truths of which are rarely revealed in the public realm.

In 2014 Hussain was commissioned by NAE to explore the socio-political context of its local neighbourhood. He spent his time exploring the streets and talking to those that live here. Hussain's immediate observation was the incredible diversity of communities living in Hyson Green. Over time individuals from these communities volunteered to sit for a portrait, to share their reflections on the local area and the issues important to them.

Whilst diverse in their cultural heritage, what emerged from Hussain's research with these individuals was a shared experience of living as a migrant community. Regardless of their culture or country of origin, when Hussian's sitters described what brought them to the UK, they presented a collective account that often spoke of poverty, persecution, violence and the hope of a better life.

These voices and stories have come together to form The Commonality of Strangers, and in stark contrast to the negative image of the migrant painted by certain politicians, the collection serves to contextualise and humanise the migrant story, urging viewers to move beyond widely held stereotypes and assumptions.

The Commonality of Strangers also brings to the fore the voices of the established and longstanding residents of Hyson Green. Here Hussain tests if the lived experience of a multi-cultural society indeed marries with the problems and challenges of multiculturalism often emphasised in the political arena.

Despite the enormity of the subject matter, Hussain has chosen to present the portraits with an everyday lightness. Through the collection we see young people 'hanging out', communities gathering to socialise, people going about their daily work. By presenting everyday scenarios we all can easily relate to, Hussain is asking the viewer to consider the commonality of mankind's wants and needs whilst emphasising that the veneer of everyday life can easily veil the immense struggles and the deeper, hidden contexts in which people live and have lived.

NAE will deliver a range of events to explore the important subject matter stimulated by The Commonality of Strangers.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/mahtab-hussain-the-commonality-of/71

Residual: Traces of the Black Body

Residual: Traces of the Black Body

  • 13 March — 17 April 2015

Residual is part of FORMAT International Photography Festival 2015. Curated by Christine Eyene, the show follows the festival theme of EVIDENCE.

Selected works by international artists and photographers examine visual representations of the black body in contemporary society and culture. The exhibition title refers to the idea of what remains after the main visual or tangible part of something has been, removed or has disappeared. Featured artists include Cristiano Berti, George Hallett, Ingrid Pollard and Zanele Muholi.

Christine Eyene is an independent curator and Guild Research Fellow in the School of Art, Design and Performance at University of Central Lancashire, specialising in contemporary African and Diaspora arts. She will be leading a talk about this exhibition and looking at some of the issues raised by representations of Africa and the black body in the West on Thursday 19 March at 6:30pm.

FORMAT International Photography Festival is the UK's most significant biennale of photography, curated around the theme of EVIDENCE. The seventh edition of FORMAT takes place between 13 March and 12 April 2015.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/residual-traces-of-the-black-body/77

Hyson Green Hidden Colours

Hyson Green Hidden Colours

  • 13 March — 17 April 2015

This exhibition by European Voluntary Service (EVS) team is an installation of colours and images that focus on revealing the hidden colour that lies within details that we might see daily, yet never notice.

EVS team are: Imma Alianelli, Mohammed Elzohiry, Antonio Guerrieri and Reem Soliman.

Launch event Saturday 14 March, 3pm – 5pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE, please book here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/launch-event-hyson-green-hidden-colours-tickets-15179030890

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/hyson-green-hidden-colours/76

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.
Arabic & Farsi Gallery Tour

Arabic & Farsi Gallery Tour

  • 7 March 2015 12-2pm *on now

Fancy a relaxing and stimulating afternoon for you and your friends? We will provide you with a free informal tour of our exhibitions, complementary tea and delicious sweets.

This tour will be delivered in English, Farsi and Arabic by Mina Fatemi, Mohammed Elzohiry and Reem Soliman.

Please note that we can offer gallery tours in a range of other languages on request. To find out more or to book a tour please contact Bethan@nae.org.uk

Suitable for

  • Any age

Languages

  • Arabic
  • Farsi

Admission

FREE, please book here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/farsi-and-arabic-gallery-tour-tickets-15178821263

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/farsi-and-arabic-gallery-tour/171

Looking for Claudia Jones

Film Screening & Spoken Word: Looking for Claudia Jones (International Women’s Day event at NAE)

  • 12 March 2015 6:30-8:30pm

This compelling documentary reveals one of history's most dynamic civil rights activists. With a directorial debut by writer Nia Reynolds and narration by actor Josette Simon (Cry Freedom), Looking for Claudia Jones is the fascinating life story of a true rebel with a cause.

Following the screening we will be joined by a collective of spoken word artists, inspired by phenomenal women in history who have challenged inequality, racism and marginalisation.

Admission

FREE, please book here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/film-screening-and-spoken-word-event-looking-for-claudia-jones-tickets-15179012836

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/looking-for-claudia-jones/222

Christine Eyene: Imag(in)ing the Black Body

Curator's Talk: Christine Eyene: Imag(in)ing the Black Body

  • 19 March 2015 6:30-8:30pm

Residual: Traces of the Black Body curator Christine Eyene will introduce the concept behind the exhibition, presented as part of FORMAT International Photography Festival. Responding to the festival's theme of EVIDENCE, Eyene will look at some of the issues raised by representations of Africa and the black body in the West. She will discuss how colonial explorations that generated ethnographic and anthropological imagery in the name of science, also served as visual testimonies, or evidence, used to sustain misconceptions about Africa.

In collaboration with Making Histories Visible Project, University of Central Lancashire.

ADULT SUPERVISION MAY BE REQUIRED FOR UNDER 16S

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

FREE, please book here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talk-imagining-the-black-body-tickets-15179059977

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/christine-eyene-imagining-the-black-body/226

Elmina

Film Screening & Debate: Elmina

  • 27 March 2015 7-9pm

Artist Doug Fishbone often uses humour to explore consumer culture, the mass media, and the relativity of perception and understanding in a critical and disarming way.

Elmina (2010, 105 min, Dir: Emmanuel Apea Jr.), Fishbone's new feature-length melodramatic film, explores these topics from a radical new direction, presenting an unusual experiment in collaboration and co-authorship. Shot entirely on location in Ghana, Elmina was scripted and filmed by Revele Films, a leading Ghanaian production company, with a cast of major Ghanaian celebrities.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Doug Fishbone.

AGE RANGE: 12A

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

FREE, please book here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/elmina-2010-tickets-15664007468

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/elmina-2010/228

Italian & Spanish Gallery Tour

Italian & Spanish Gallery Tour

  • 28 March 2015 12-2pm

Join Laura Hervas and Imma Alianelli for a tour of our current exhibitions.

During this informal gallery tour you will learn more about the artists and have the opportunity to exchange your opinions about the show.

The tour will be delivered in English, Italian and Spanish.

Please note that we can offer gallery tours in a range of other languages on request. To find out more or to book a tour please contact Bethan@nae.org.uk

Suitable for

  • Any age

Languages

  • Italian
  • Spanish

Admission

FREE, please book here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spanish-and-italian-gallery-tour-tickets-15664038561

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/spanish-and-italian-gallery-tour/229

Melting Pot: Hyson Green's Food & Culture Festival

Melting Pot: Hyson Green's Food & Culture Festival

  • 4 April 2015 12-5pm

Food stalls from around the world, tasting sessions, recipe books, workshops for families and young people, live world music and much more.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE ENTRY

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/melting-pot-festival-2015/235

Live @ NAE: Open Mic + Ashmore

Live @ NAE: Open Mic + Ashmore

  • 10 April 2015 7:30-9pm

Come to celebrate and support exciting new music talent from Nottingham in an open mic evening hosted by the charismatic Rasterella Falade.

At 19, Ashmore is an emerging talent and will be presenting his latest tunes with a unique blend of Hip Hop and Gypsy/Balkan flavours.

You can sign up for the open mic slots from 6pm on the night. Please note that we are unable to provide backlines for the open mic slots.

In association with Cultural Vibrations.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£4.00 (£3.00 concession)
FREE FOR WHO SIGNS UP FOR THE OPEN MIC

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/live--nae-featuring-ashmore/238

VOCAL Debate: Who are we?

VOCAL Debate: Who are we?

  • 11 April 2015 2-4pm

In the lead up to the UK Parliamentary general election in May, we invite participants to contribute to a debate that looks at who we are and how it matters.

The debate will be chaired by Bidisha, a British writer and BBC broadcaster specialising in human rights, international affairs, arts and culture. Exhibiting artist Mahtab Hussain will be joined by Skinder Hundal (CEO, NAE), Veronica Pickering (Deputy Leiutenant, Nottinghamshire) and further panelists to discuss the real stories of immigration that humanise the statistics.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE, please book here http://www.nae.org.uk/event/vocal-debate-who-are-we/239

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/vocal-debate-who-are-we/239

Panel Discussion: Exotica Suite

Panel Discussion: Exotica Suite

  • 16 April 2015 6:30-8:30pm

During 2015, New Art Exchange and Arts Council England are supporting the production of a new collaborative work, Exotica Suite, a merging of texts by Wayne Burrows with music by Paul Isherwood (The Soundcarriers) set to be released as a print publication and vinyl LP in June 2015.

To explore the themes raised by this new work, Wayne Burrows – who himself works under several fabricated identities, most notably that of Robert Holcombe (1923 – 2003) – has invited a panel of artists to take part in a conversation.

The panellists - writer and architect Fawzia Muradali Kane, sculptor Kashif Nadim Chaudry and performer Maryam Hashemi – all address the questions of identity in their own work, but each does this in their own way, and to a different purpose.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

FREE, please book here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panel-discussion-exotica-suite-tickets-15664150897

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/panel-discussion-exotica-suite/240

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