NN

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
Sunday: 2pm–5pm


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.
Agata K, oil & acrylic on canvas 50 x 40cm

Poland International

  • 6 June — 2 August 2015 *on now

Poland International
Opening night: 5 June 2015 from 6pm
6 June – 2 August 2015

The internet, freedom to travel and a cultural history of looking beyond country borders has led to recent generations of Polish artists engaging with international imagery and discourse.

The artists in this small group show, each reflect elements of global art history and contemporary critical theory. This exhibition brings work by emerging artists based in Poland to Northampton at a time when the town is home to the largest Polish population in the region.

Brud is an artist-run initiative established by Aditya Mandayam & Ada Pola. Based in Warsaw, they consider themselves as a stage for the arts, hosting performances, talks, curating projects and creating work. For Poland International they are presenting Kurz: Hand Book, an excerpt from a series of three books by the artists Evil Krow and Ada Pola and inspired by Desiderius Eramus’ Copia (1512).

Agata Kleczkowska lives and works in Warsaw. Agata Kleczkowska is predominantly a painter working with oil on canvas but also works with mixed media and embroidery. Her imagery ranges from mountains to wolves, tigers and other beasts, hands, cubes, triangles with graphic, angular colour and overlays of arrows, dots and symbols.

Festen by Wojtek Doroszuk takes as its inspiration the paintings of the 17th century Flemish animalist artists, such as Frans Snyder, Jan and Ferdinand Van Kessel combined with post humanistic experimentation to envisage a future world in which the human has disappeared.

Magda Magdziarz, like Agata, uses boldly graphic forms in her work but takes a more abstract approach to her painting. A geometric form may resemble a quartered constructivist head wearing a hat but a fluid flourish of paint disrupts its plane or creates a backdrop. Her palette ranges from primary, bold blocks to tertiary and earthy tones, frames, grids and interrupting flourishes.

Poland International will screen Gregor Rozanski‘s BLUE (#3B5998)2012.
This project is based upon Derek Jarman’s 1993 film Blue. In Gregor’s work, Jarman’s Yves Klein inspired shade of blue is replaced by Facebook’s colour palette (#3B599 RGb 59, 89, 152) which Gregor has renamed International Facebook Blue. The film’s soundtrack is a reconceptualisation of the original screenplay with a text generated by an artificial English voice simulator.

Admission is free

More information on the project and information about NN can be found at: www.nncontemporaryart.org

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.nncontemporaryart.org

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

  • 13 June — 14 July 2015 *on now

From Art To Commerce

13 June 2015, 11am–1pm / How to use social media
4 July 2015, 11am–1pm / Who is your market and audience?

From Art To Commerce is a regular workshop at NN for artists and makers at all stages of their career. Run by NN’s Development Director Tracey Clarke, each session has a particular business focus from business modelling to marketing and finance.

For further information contact Tracey at Tracey@NNContemporaryArt.org

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

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.nncontemporaryart.org

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

Write Club

  • 9 July 2015 7-9pm

Write Club

9 July 2015, 7pm

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.

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

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.nncontemporaryart.org

post-it

Drop in Creative Workshop: Post-It Dictionary with Ania Bas

  • 12 — 26 July 2015

Drop in Creative Workshop: Post-It Dictionary with Ania Bas

12 July 2015, 2–5pm
26 July 2015, 2–5pm

Post-It Dictionary is an invitation to co–create a Polish-English and English-Polish visual dictionary. Using low-fi materials (pencils and Post-Its) you are invited to contribute words, phrases, themes and categories as well as visuals with artist Ania Bas.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.nncontemporaryart.org/

Crit Group photograph, artists looking at art work.

Crit Group

  • 16 July 2015 7-9pm

Crit Group
16 July 2015, 7pm

NN hosts the Crit Group for artists at all stages of their career to come together to discuss their work in progress.

Free, all welcome.

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

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.nncontemporaryart.org

The Social at NN Cafe

The Social

  • 31 July 2015 8-10pm

The Social
31 July 2015, 8pm
NN & NN Café, Number Nine Guildhall Road, Northampton NN1 1DP

A social night to bring together anyone and everyone working in the creative sector across Northamptonshire.

Artists, designers, filmmakers, theatre - come along for a drink and meet people in the salubrious setting of NN Café and a late night opening of New Life exhibition.

CALL FOR IMAGES: we are looking for artists and filmmakers to contribute jpegs and short films for us to project as a backdrop for the event, email info@NNContemporaryArt.org.

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

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.nncontemporaryart.org

Getting there

Rail: Northampton

NN
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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