NN Contemporary Art

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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: Monday–Wednesday

Admission charges


Getting there

Rail: Northampton

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Joshua Uvieghara - Abbey Wood Basin

Open Exhibition 2015

  • 10 December 2015 — 28 February 2016 *on now

Opening Night: Thursday 10 December

Artists: Adrian Bayes, Anna Katarzyna Domejko, Arabel Rosillo De Blas, Barnaby Lewer and Tristan Deratz, Elvis Dread, Brendan O’Neill, Charlie Billingham, Chloe Feldman Emison, David Theobold, Dawn Giles, Emma Brack, Faye Spencer, Grant Petrey, Ikran Abdille, Jade Hanley, James Paddock, Janet Milner, Jessica Harby, Jodie Wingham, Jonathan McCree, Joshua Uvieghara, Kennis Chan, Kevin McCully, Melissa Campbell, Nikkita Morgan, Priya Baxter, Ramona Zoladek, Ryan Brown, Sarah Hill, Silvia Lerin, Steve Ruiz, Susan Phillips, Tom Climent, Tyrone Williams, Valentina Casalini
Selected by: Ruth Claxton, Mathew Shaul

Every two years NN Contemporary Art hosts its Open Exhibition of work by artists from across the world in a wide range of media. The show is selected by a changing panel of judges; this year’s panel were Ruth Claxton (Artist and Associate Director of Eastside Projects) and Matthew Shaul (Artistic Director of UH Galleries and Deputy Director of UH Arts). 112 artists responded to the open call submitting 225 individual works. From this selection the judges chose 35 artists to feature in the exhibition.

The Open Exhibition launches at NN on 10 December 2015 at 6pm and visitors will be able to see a wide range of artworks: from a CGI kebab shop window to political text work, from an abstracted daffodil to pencil drawings of Arnold Schwarzenegger moving mountains and much more from Ireland Norway, USA, and the UK.

The Open is a selling show and gives visitors the opportunity to buy the artworks in the exhibition by emerging and leading artists. Visitors will be able to ask the gallery front desk for a price list an NN can arrange delivery of the artwork to homes, offices or as gifts after the close of the exhibition.

Join us for the launch of the Open at NN and our 3rd birthday party on
10 December 2015, 6pm

Suitable for

  • Any age



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

  • 5 March 2016 10am-1pm

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


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Getting there

Rail: Northampton

NN Contemporary Art
Number Nine Guildhall Road,






Press Assistant



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.