New Art Exchange
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.
Gallery, Artist studio or collective
Zarina Bhimji: Jangbar
- 16 July — 27 September 2015 *on now
New Art Exchange is proud to present Jangbar (2012/2015), a new film and sound installation by leading British artist Zarina Bhimji. This eagerly anticipated piece joins Bhimji's portfolio of works in film, which includes the critically acclaimed Yellow Patch (2011). Jangbar, filmed on 35mm in Kenya, is 26 minutes 37 seconds long and is installed as an immersive single screen, HD projection with surround sound. The piece is an enquiry into image, light, object, the universal, the literal and the abstract. It has grown from observation and ambiguity, yet at other moments it draws from a deep, at times bleak, political consciousness of specific moments in history.
Bhimji was born in Mbarara, Uganda and grew up in Leicester, UK. Amongst her many accomplishments, Bhimji's first film Out of Blue debuted at Documenta XI, Germany, in 2002; she was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2007; and she presented a mid-career retrospective at The Whitechapel, London, in 2012. Her work is held in many private and public collections including Tate Britain, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris and the UK Government's Art Collection.
- Any age
Jamaica Hidden Histories: Sugar was King
- 5 September — 1 November 2015
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Full Spectrum Productions present the culmination of a two-year project to uncover and showcase historical, cultural and economic links between Jamaica and Britain. This forms the final part of a UK gallery tour.
The project explores the impact Sugar has had on localised domestic culture in Britain and Jamaica. In a workshop held at NAE in August 2014, Jamaican elders residing in Nottingham shared their memories of traditional sweets and treats, made and eaten while growing up in Jamaica. Through these oral testimonies (in video and print format) and a collection of archival photographs, the resulting exhibition will explore how Sugar has left a legacy central to British and Jamaican heritage.
The exhibition also features the work of notable Jamaican-born artists from Nottingham - Esmel May and Lorna Holder. Details of related events and opportunities for schools and the general public will feature in the September edition of the
Rockers, Soulheads & Lovers: Sound Systems Back in Da Day
- 10 October 2015 — 3 January 2016
CALLING ALL THE ORIGINAL ROCKERS, SOULHEADS & LOVERS
Rockers, Soulheads & Lovers: Sound Systems Back in Da Day is a new exhibition launching at New Art Exchange on October 2015, exploring the golden era of sound system culture from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, curated by writer/artist/scholar Michael McMillan (The West Indian Front Room) in collaboration with Gary Stewart & Trevor Mathison (Dubmorphology).
HELP US TO TELL THE STORY!
Please get in touch if you were involved in any sound systems back then. Were you 'box boy', 'a selector', an 'operator', an 'engineer', a 'toaster/MC'? How did you make your speakers and amps? Did you use a single turntable? Where did you play out?
Were you a Rocker or a Soulhead? What was your experience of Lovers Rock when it arrived? What clubs or dances did you rave to? Who did you dance with? Who did you rave with? How did you dress up when you went raving: Gabicci tops 'Yardie Cardie', Farah slacks, Bally shoes, pleated 'dub skirts'?
New Art Exchange
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