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

House-Warming Weekend Opening times:
Thurs: 6pm–9pm
Friday: 11am–6pm
Saturday: 11am–6pm

Closed: Sunday–Wednesday

Admission charges

FREE

Getting there

Rail: Northampton

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Image: I read you, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson & David Bernstein, video, 2016.

Boom Bang III

  • 11 May — 25 June 2016 *on now

Date: 11 May–25 June 2016

Artists: Alena Tereshko, Ana Jikia, Chicks on Speed, Damir Očko, Emily Bates, Erdal Inci, Eglė Naujokaitytė-Muk & Požeminiai Taskai, Farhad Farzali, Ferhat Özgür, Jelena Juresa, Laida Lertxundi, Olaf Breuning, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson & David Bernstein, Su-Mei Tse

NN’s alternative Eurovision returns with it’s third edition of artists’ works from across the European Broadcast Area. Each year Boom Bang takes a slightly different format and this installment has invited selectors from across the EBA to pick artists for the project. The selectors are Jasmina Cibic (Slovenia), Virginija Januškevičiūtė (Lithuania), Filip Markiewicz (Luxembourg) and Katharina Stadler (Austria).

Each of the works involved music and moving image in its broadest sense. The programme takes us from Azerbaijan to Iceland via transposed 16mm film and looping GIFS, power ballads and agit pop to baleful folk, atmospheric murmurs and echos.

CHICKS ON SPEED, UTOPIA (REMIX), 2014, 6:36 mins
ALENA TERESHKO, The Girl from the Ural, 2012, 9.04 mins
LAIDA LERTXUNDI, A Lax Riddle Unit, 2011, 5:01 mins
ANA JIKIA, I am Border, 2014, 1:49 mins
DAMIR OČKO, The Moon shall never take my Voice, 2010, 19:15 mins
EMILY BATES (song by ENRICO LUNGHI), Luxembourgish Love Song, 2013, 2:51 mins
STYRMIR ÖRN GUDMUNDSSON & DAVID BERNSTEIN, I read you, 2016, 2:17 mins
FERHAT ÖZGÜR, I Can Sing, 2008, 7:28 mins
FARHAD FARZALI, I am Your Only Tiger, 2015, 3:11 mins
OLAF BREUNING, King, 2000, 9:24 mins
EGLĖ NAUJOKAITYTĖ-MUK & POZEMINIAI TASKAI, Hoodoo, 2016, 5:58 mins
JELENA JURESA, Mozarts, 2008–9, 19:31 mins
SU-MEI TSE, Echo, 2003, 4:55 mins
ERDAL INCI, Stumblers, 2014, looped

This is a 96 minute looped programme starting at 11:00, 12:36, 14:13, 15:49, 17:15 each day.

The screening programme will visit Lithuania, Georgia and other locations after debuting at NN.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.nncontemporaryart.org/exhibitions/boom-bang-iii/

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.
From Art To Commerce

From Art To Commerce

  • 1 June 2016 7-9pm

Wednesday 6 April 2016, 7–9pm / How you can manage multiple priorities
Wednesday 4 May 2016, 7–9pm / Your brand – writing a narrative for your work
Wednesday 1 June 2016, 7–9pm / Getting started – funding routes

These two-hour sessions are led by NN’s Development Director Tracey Clarke. These workshops are business support sessions for those wanting to turn their creative ideas into viable businesses. For further information contact Tracey at Tracey@NNContemporaryArt.org.

T: 01604 638944
E: info@nncontemporaryart.org
W: www.nncontemporaryart.org

Languages

  • english

Website

http://www.nncontemporaryart.org

Crit Group photograph, artists looking at art work.

Crit Group

  • 28 May 2016 2-3pm *on now

Saturday 28 May 2016, 2–3pm

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

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Free

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crit-group-tickets-25260229025

Mono Print

Mono Print: Glass

  • 1 June 2016 1-5pm

Wednesday 1 June 2016
Session 1: 1.00-2.30 (8-15yrs)
Session 2: 3.00-5.00 (16yrs+)

This mono-printing workshop uses a collection of glass, transparent and reflective objects as subject matter, which participants will formally arrange as still life, both as a group central composition and as a collection of individual tabletop studies.

No experience of mono-printing is necessary as participants will be supported and encouraged through this simple but expressive printing process in order to explore reflection and transparency through observational experience.

Price £3 children £5 adults. Book your place at the Gallery desk

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Price £3 children £5 adults

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mono-print-glass-tickets-24932827759

Still Light

Still Light

  • 2 June 2016 1-5pm

Thursday 2 June 2016
Session 1: 1.00-2.30 (8-15yrs)
Session 2: 3.00-5.00 (16yrs+)

This workshop focuses on dramatic and specific lighting deployed in the tradition of still life. Objects and reflective surfaces will be arranged to emphasis light and shadow, reflection and tone by using lamps, candles and torches. The aim is to interrogate, play, test and research notions of light, positive and negative, projections, atmosphere and the nature of light on surface through this experimental laboratory approach.

Though this is a drawing and collage workshop, participants are encouraged to bring along any other personal equipment i.e. camera, phones, ipads etc in order to explore an individual approach through a mixed methodology i.e. drawing, photography and videos.

Price FREE. Book your place at the Gallery desk.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

Free

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/still-light-tickets-24933416520

Drawing Owls

Stilled Lives: Drawing Owls

  • 3 June 2016 1-4:30pm

Friday 3 June 2016
Session 1: 1.00-2.30 (8-15yrs)
Session 2: 3.00-4.30 (16yrs+)

Local owl rescuer and handler Tony Hewitt will bring some of his owls to NN’s courtyard. The birds will be the subjects for two observational drawing workshops using a variety of different drawing materials.

No experience necessary as this is a workshop to explore an unusual and fascinating subject with the emphasis on exploring a personal drawing language with an artist on hand to suggest ways in which to get started. All materials supplied but feel free to bring your cameras and any other media, sketchbooks etc.

Price £5 children £8 adults. Book your place here or at the Gallery desk.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 11-13
  • 16-17

Admission

Price £5 children £8 adults.

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stilled-lives-drawing-owls-tickets-24933593048

Casting

Casting

  • 4 June 2016 12:30-5pm

Saturday 4 June 2016
Session 1: 12:30-2.30 (8-15yrs)
Session 2: 3.00-5.00 (16yrs+)

Casting is an exploratory workshop using plaster to cast small objects and sculptural forms. We will use simple materials to invent moulds i.e. acetate, recycled materials, packaging, etc.

The emphasis will be on experimentation with a playful engagement to mould making and the surprise objects that come from them. All materials will be provided but please wear something to get messy in and wear covered, old footwear.

Price £5 children £10 adults. Book your place at the Gallery desk.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

Price £5 children £10 adults.

Website

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/casting-tickets-24937647174

Getting there

Rail: Northampton

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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