New Art Exchange

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

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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:

Library, Archive, 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.
Sardul Gill - Dark Matter

SARDUL GILL: DARK MATTER

  • 17 September — 2 November 2014 *on now

SARDUL GILL: DARK MATTER

MEZZANINE GALLERY

LAUNCH EVENT: 16 SEPTEMBER 2014, 5.30PM - 8PM

Dark Matter brings together a collection of new work by Sardul Gill including black and white abstract paintings, monoprints and an installation made from found objects, which are stimulated by the artist's fascination with nature and theories related to energy and chaos. Sardul Gill won the NAE Award at the Nottingham Castle Open in 2012 and this exhibition has emerged as part of that prize.

Talk: During the exhibition launch event, writer François Matarasso will join the artist for an informal conversation about his exhibition and the evolution of Gill's work over the past 50 years. Arrive by 4.45pm to join this session.

Workshop: In October join Sardul Gill for an innovative monoprint workshop inspired by his exhibition.
ADMISSION: FREE (BOOKING REQUIRED)
AGE RANGE: ALL ARE WELCOME

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/sardul-gill-dark-matter/67

J.D. OKHAI OJEIKERE: HAIRSTYLES AND HEADDRESSES

J.D. OKHAI OJEIKERE: HAIRSTYLES AND HEADDRESSES

  • 27 September 2014 — 11 January 2015 *on now

J.D. OKHAI OJEIKERE: HAIRSTYLES AND HEADDRESSES

MAIN GALLERY

LAUNCH EVENT: 26 SEPTEMBER 2014, 6PM - 9PM

New Art Exchange, Nottingham, presents Nigerian photographer J.D Okhai Ojeikere's prolific collection of ornate hairstyles and headdresses. The elaborately sculpted hair of female African models is captured in meticulous detail through beautifully composed black and white photography. The series simultaneously celebrates hairstyling as a transient artwork and forms an extensive visual archive reflecting Nigerian cultural traditions.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest 20th century African photographers, Ojeikere earned international acclaim through his Hairstyle series; a personal project begun in 1968, which grew to encompass 1,000 photographs spanning 40 years. In recognition of the recently deceased artist, this Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre is the first UK exhibition of the renowned artist's work.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/jd-okhai-ojeikere-hairstyles-and/66

Recaptured 2014

Recaptured 2014

  • 8 November 2014 — 11 January 2015

Lost memories and histories are captured in this new media installation by British artist Said Adrus. At the centre of this exhibition is the forgotten contribution of South Asian soldiers during the First World War, a subject matter that Adrus has been working on over the past eight years. Coinciding with the WWI centenary, the exhibition pays homage to this lost chapter in history. Said Adrus's work explores global issues about the diaspora communities and the notion of Britishness in contemporary society.

Talk: During the exhibition launch, Adrus will be joined by Amna Malik to discuss the wider research around this project. Amna Malik is Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory, at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. Arrive by 7pm to join this free session.



ADMISSION: FREE

AGE RANGE: ALL ARE WELCOME

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/recaptured-2014/70

Recaptured 2014

Launch Event: Recaptured 2014 by Said Adrus

  • 8 November 2014 6-8pm

Lost memories and histories are captured in the new media installation by British artist Said Adrus. At the centre of this exhibition is the forgotten contribution of South Asian soldiers during the First World War, a subject matter that Adrus has been working on over the past eight years. Coinciding with the WWI centenary, the exhibition pays homage to this lost chapter in history. Said Adrus work explores global issues about the diaspora communities and the notion of Britishness in contemporary society.

Talk: During the exhibition launch, Adrus will be joined by Amna Mallik to discuss the wider research around this project. Amna Malik is Senior Lecturer in Art History and Theory, at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. Arrive by 7pm to join the session.

ADMISSION: FREE
AGE RANGE: ALL ARE WELCOME

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/launch-event-recaptured-2014-by-said/196

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.
Ram One and the Ites Band

Ram One and the Ites Band

  • 31 October 2014 9-11pm *on now

To mark the last day of Black History Month, Ram One and the Ites have teamed up to launch their new partnership. Two generations of modern black history in Nottingham unite, celebrating the youth and context of Ram One and the pioneering history of the Ites - the musicians behind the reggae greats The Natural-Ites.


ADMISSION: FREE

AGE RANGE: ALL ARE WELCOME

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/ram-one-and-the-ites-band/168

Gallery Tour with Honey Williams

Gallery Tour with Honey Williams

  • 1 November 2014 From 12pm

Join Artist and Founder of Pickyheads Honey Williams for a diverse range of perspectives about our exhibitions. During this informal gallery tour you will learn more about the artist and have the opportunity to exchange your opinions about the show.

The tour will be delivered in English.

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


ALL TOURS ARE FREE

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/gallery-tour-with-honey-williams/184

Bonfire Night Projection

Bonfire Night Special: Outdoor Projection

  • 5 November 2014 7:30-9pm

Look beyond the Forest Recreation Ground fireworks this Bonfire night for an alternative outdoor visual spectacle at NAE! An innovative digital artwork, created by our collective of resident artists and architects, will be projected on the outside of the NAE building. Ensure you pass by to pick up some warming winter refreshments and to feast your eyes on this visual treat.
ADMISSION: FREE
AGE RANGE: ALL ARE WELCOME

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/bonfire-night-special-outdoor-projection/187

Geometry, Repetition and Form

J.D. 'Okhai Ojeikere: Geometry, Repetition and Form

  • 13 November 2014 6:30-7:30pm

Hansi Momodu-Gordon is a curator, writer and cultural producer. As Assistant Curator at Tate Modern, she works on exhibitions, commissions and supports the research and development of Art from Africa and its Diaspora within the Tate collection.

This illustrated talk will provide audiences with a deeper insight into Ojeikere's fascinating practice. Momodu-Gordon will draw parallels between the artist's Hairstyles collection, and his lesser known photographs depicting the architecture and built environment of Nigeria over the past 50 years. The image shown above, for example, is of a hairstyle designed to represent and commemorate the rebuilding of Eko Bridge, Lagos, in the 1970s, and was popularly named after the bridge by its wearers and makers.

Looking beyond the social commentary of the Hairstyles images, Momodu-Gordon will also address the aesthetic value of Ojeikere's images and consider how the artist chooses the subject of the hairstyle to explore geometry, abstraction, repetition and form within the photographic frame.

ADMISSION: FREE
AGE RANGE: ALL ARE WELCOME

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/event/jd-okhai-ojeikere-geometry-repetition/188

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