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.
People in a museum

EXHIBITION LAUNCH: AKRAM ZAATARI - THE SCRIPT

  • 12 July 2018 6-9pm

Join us as we launch of a summer season of rich cultural activity at NAE. Centred around Akram Zaatari's exhibition The Script, exploring vernacular photography and identities as performed online, this season we welcome artists to respond to Zaatari's practice and members of the local Muslim community to creatively explore their faith. Be the first to see the work and hear speeches, with a complimentary drink on arrival.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

Record cover

EXHIBITION LAUNCH: COVERS: RETRACING REGGAE RECORD SLEEVES IN THE UK

  • 21 July 2018 2-4pm

Join us at NAE for the launch of this exhibition by photographer Alex Bartsch. Jump through time and reggae history and view a collection of iconic reggae album sleeves, re-photographed decades later in their original locations creating a fascinating insight into the history of reggae music in the UK. Join us for a complimentary drink and try and spot Nottingham's contribution to the collection care of an album cover by local music heroes, the Natural Ites.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

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.
Family

Saturday Art Club

  • 28 April — 23 June 2018 *on now

Kickstart your weekend with a different creative activity every week, all inspired by our current exhibition. There's always loads to do and learn plus we always have a soft play area for very small children. Don't miss our free family film screening each season.

FREE
Aimed at under 10 yrs but all are welcome

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/saturday-art-club/594

Kathak dancers

Kathak

  • 5 May — 23 June 2018 *on now

Kathak is one of the eight classical dances of India that has a strong emphasis on rhythm, expression and grace. Join Vina Ladwa of Manushi Dance Company for this course. Sessions are suitable for beginners.

£8 × session on the door
£6 × full term advanced payment via cash or cheque to Manushi Dance Company (children or adults)

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£8 × session on the door
£6 × full term advanced payment via cash or cheque to Manushi Dance Company (children or adults)

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/kathak/584

Akram Zaatari

AKRAM ZATAARI IN CONVERSATION

  • 14 July 2018 2-4pm

Artist Akram Zaatari will be in conversation with academic, editor, and writer Anthony Downey. Drawing from his research into vernacular photography, Zaatari explores the ways in which individuals experiment with performative narratives that start with studio photography and extend to YouTubing, with a strong focus on how Muslim communities are presenting online counter-narratives to negative depictions in the media. Dr. Anthony Downey is Professor of Visual Culture in the Middle East and North Africa at Birmingham City University.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

Qasidah

QASIDAH

  • 19 July 2018 6:30-7:30pm

Please join us for a recitation of Qasidah, a devotional poem by Habib Umar bin Hafiz describing and praising the Prophet Mohammed. The reading will be accompanied with traditional frame drumming by Hashim Siraj Mahmood, followed by an informal conversation and opportunity to learn more about the poem's role in the history and culture of Islam. Part of Live Archive by Abbas Zahedi.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

HIND

HIND

  • 26 July 2018 7-8pm

In 2014, Umama Hamido travelled from her city Beirut to the Bekaa Valley on the border of Lebanon and Syria; a land of beauty but also a world of local tribes, rebel fighters, and people who have fled civil war in the neighbouring country. In this cinematic performance, Hamido takes us on a journey through sound and image, sharing film footage and spoken word which captures both the serenity and beauty of this environment but also a reality of tension, poverty, fear and imminent danger.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

Dhkir

DHIKR

  • 2 August 2018 6:30-7:30pm

Join us as members of Nottingham Muslim Women's Network host a dhikr ceremony, a regular form of ritual practice in Islam, associated with Sufism. A ceremony may include recitation from the Quran, singing, music, movement and trance.
Dhikr (Arabic for the remembrance of Allah) is regarded as the highest form of contemplation. Women of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome. Part of Live Archive by Abbas Zahedi.

Please note that this is a women-only event.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

Abbas Zahedi

ABBAS ZAHEDI GALLERY TOUR

  • 16 August 2018 6:30-7:30pm

Artist Abbas Zahedi leads this gallery tour of Akram Zaatari's exhibition, The Script. Drawing on lines of connection between the exhibition and his own creative practice, Zahedi will explore the key themes of representation, image-making and the curating of online archives in Akram's work.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

Sermons

WHAT ARE THE SERMONS WE NEED TODAY?

  • 24 — 25 August 2018 12-5pm

Live Archive artist Abbas Zahedi and collaborator Sofia Niazi ask this key question through taking up a preaching stall out on the street in Hyson Green. Artists, researchers and writers have been invited to take up the call to preach by contributing to a pamphlet edited, designed and printed by Niazi and Zahedi which will be handed out for free to the public. Based on a process of research and inquiry, their sermons continue in the age old tradition of addressing the issues of the day. Come find out more through talking to the artists and pick up a free pamphlet on their preaching stall out on the street.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Discussion

FAITH IN THE AGE OF THE IMAGE DIASPORA

  • 8 September 2018 2-4pm

"We breathe an ether of floating images that no longer bear a relation to any reality whatsoever."
Brian Massumi.

Artist Abbas Zahedi will present his reflections on the above statement in light of contemporary notions of faith, identity and migration, with a particular focus on the experiences of British Muslims. The culmination of his research project Live Archive, the discussion will be joined by local community participants who have been key in shaping the summer's discussions.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

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

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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