NN Contemporary Art

Image of front of building.

NN is a contemporary art space in the centre of Northampton. We work with artists at all stages of their careers to present an international programme of contemporary art and multi-disciplinary events. We moved from our previous home at Fishmarket to become NN at Number Nine Guildhall Road in 2012 where as well as exhibitions we house artist studios, project space, education projects and cafe.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Wednesday–Saturday: 11am–6pm
Closed: Sunday–Tuesday

Admission charges

FREE

Getting there

Nearest Rail Station: Northampton
We are located at the top of Guildhall road, opposite Northampton Museum & Art Gallery.
When main entrance is closed, please use side door for evening events.

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.
Bumps and Babes

Bumps and Babes

  • 29 September — 27 October 2016 *on now

If you are pregnant or have a baby or pre-schooler, come to NN to see the exhibition with your bump or babe and meet others for coffee and finger painting. Wear clothes to get messy in!

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.eventbrite.com/o/nn-contemporary-art-2095624399

Louise Clarke

Lunch Time Tour with Louise Clarke

  • 30 September 2016 1-2pm

Join Louise Clarke, one of the artists from the current exhibition Climbing the Double Helix for a walk and talk through the show. You will be able to ask Louise questions about her practice and her new work at NN.

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunch-time-tour-with-louise-clarke-tickets-27759651866

Fun Palaces

Fun Palaces

  • 1 October 2016 2-4pm

Join us here at NN Contemporary Art and Royal & Derngate for arts and crafts activities, performances by local theatre company Querencia Theatre, the chance to try your hand at mini challenges. There will also be a singing workshop with Izy Sommerfield, digital workshops by The University of Northampton and Northamptonshire Music And Performing Arts Trust, puppetry workshops with Lisa Shepherd and storytelling activities with Feast Of Fools.
Read more: https://www.royalandderngate.co.uk/whats-on/funpalaces/

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Website

http://www.nncontemporaryart.org/

Crit Group photograph, artists looking at art work.

Crit Group

  • 1 October 2016 2-4pm

NN hosts the Crit Group for artists at all stages of their career to come together to discuss their work in progress by artists for artists. This Crit Group will begin with Featured Artists who will present short introductions to their practice followed by Q&A. Crit Group is led by artist Sayed Sattar Hasan.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Free

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crit-group-october-2016-tickets-27759992886

From Art To Commerce

From Art To Commerce

  • 5 October — 7 December 2016

Whether you are starting, sustaining or growing your creative business, these sessions will cover different aspects of your business from planning to marketing, cash flow to prioritising and a chance to share your experiences with others. From Art to Commerce monthly workshops are led by Tracey Clarke.

Languages

  • english

Website

http://www.eventbrite.com/o/nn-contemporary-art-2095624399

Write Club promo image. Person typing on laptop, writing pad, pen and coffee cup.

Lunch Time Write Club

  • 20 October 2016 1-2pm

Write Club is for anyone wanting to brush up on their art writing from artist statements to critical texts, get together for peer critique over a coffee in the Café. This session will look at artist statement writing. For further information contact Catherine Hemelryk, Catherine@NNContemporaryArt.org.
Book your place: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-club-october-2016-tickets-27760049054

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/write-club-october-2016-tickets-27760049054

Dance4

Swarm Sculptures

  • 22 October 2016 12-6pm

Swarm Sculptures is a new durational movement installation created by dance artist Lucy Suggate.

Influenced by swarm intelligence as a choreographic process and the body as sculpture, the work will be sited in galleries and other public spaces in Nottingham and Northampton during Autumn 2016.

Based in Yorkshire, Lucy’s practice encompasses an expanded approach to making dance and choreography. Her work is centred on integrating conceptual thinking with a movement practice to produce engaging and articulate work.

Produced by Dance4. Commissioned by Dance4, Yorkshire Dance and NN Contemporary Art, Northampton.
Supported by Nottingham Contemporary, Dance Base and Dancing Museums. Using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Admission

Booking details to come.

Liz Collini

Creative family workshop: Building the Megaspiral with Tamsyn Payne

  • 22 October 2016 2-4pm

Join Tamsyn to create a giant double helix using a variety of junk materials! Learn about the structure of DNA as we think BIG about very small things… And take home your own macrame DNA spiral as a souvenir.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-family-workshop-building-the-megaspiral-with-tamsyn-payne-tickets-27760247648

Liz Collini

Talk: AncestryDNA – Find out where you really come from

  • 29 October 2016 11am-12pm

Brad Argent from Ancestry will be at NN on the final day of the exhibition. He will talk about the AncestryDNA kit, and the surprises it can reveal about who you are and where you come from. Find out how, with one simple test, you can uncover the different places from your past, discover unknown relatives and find new details about your unique story.
Book your place: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talk-ancestrydna-find-out-where-you-really-come-from-tickets-27760329894

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talk-ancestrydna-find-out-where-you-really-come-from-tickets-27760329894

Getting there

Nearest Rail Station: Northampton
We are located at the top of Guildhall road, opposite Northampton Museum & Art Gallery.
When main entrance is closed, please use side door for evening events.

NN Contemporary Art
Number Nine Guildhall Road,
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1 1DP
England

Website

www.nncontemporaryart.org

E-mail

Enquiries

info@nncontemporaryart.org

Press Assistant

kate@nncontemporaryart.org

Telephone

01604 638944

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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