NN

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.
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.
Playworld exhibition poster

Playworld

  • 25 July — 21 September 2014

Playworld
25 July–21 September 2014
NN, Number Nine Guildhall Road, Northampton, NN1 1DP
Opening night, 25 July 2014, 6pm

Playworld is a group exhibition featuring artists working with roller derby, football, other sports, games and their subcultures. Sports and pursuits have rules that govern them, becoming their own microcosms, but the cultures spawned by them bleed out into the rest of reality.

Roller derby encourages empowering alter egos through skate names and personas. The real world is left outside; all that matters is what happens on the track. Ellie Harrison (aka Ch£apSkate), an artist and skater with Glasgow Roller Derby, established the National Museum of Roller Derby (NMRD) during her residency at Glasgow Women's Library in 2012. The two Northamptonshire roller derby leagues, the Shoetown Slayers and Vendetta Vixens, have helped select the exhibits from the NMRD as well as contributing their own items. Many of the exhibits illustrate the grass roots and creative nature of the sport and the impact it has had on the lives of the skaters.

Jamie Shovlin’s new body of work follows the Leicestershire Under 16s football team, the Anstey Swifts. NN will be screening Shovlin’s first film about the Midlands team from this, his new series. Phillip Marsden, meanwhile, turns computer games from his youth into the subject matter for tattoo art. Based in Sydney, Australia, Zelda, Streetfighter and Super Mario all feature in his ink drawings on paper stained with Yorkshire Tea.

Role Playing Games are being created during this exhibition by SeeNN, NN’s Youth Arts Collective, in which players adhere to their internal logic. Entire worlds with complex infrastructure and altered metaphysics exist through shared consent and these ideas will be toyed with by SeeNN during the show.

Opening night: Friday 25 July 2014, 6pm–8pm. All welcome.

Opening times:
Wednesday–Saturday 11am–6pm
Sunday 2pm–5pm

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

Rail: Northampton

Follow: @NNContemporary for announcements
Facebook: www.facebook.com/nncontemporaryart

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.nncontemporaryart.org/exhibitions/playworld/

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.
Shoetown Slayers Logo

Meet the Skaters: Shoetown Slayers

  • 9 August 2014 2-3pm

Meet the Skaters: Shoetown Slayers
9 August 2014, 2pm–3pm
NN, Number Nine Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP

Members from Northamptonshire roller derby league, Shoetown Slayers, will be visiting the gallery to talk to you about their team, the sport and their contributions to the National Museum of Roller Derby (NMRD) in NN's current show, Playworld.

Free, all welcome!

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

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nncontemporaryart.org/exhibitions/playworld/

Vendetta Vixens Logo

Meet the Skaters: Vendetta Vixens

  • 16 August 2014 2-3pm

Meet the Skaters: Vendetta Vixens
16 August 2014, 2pm–3pm
NN, Number Nine Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP

Members from Northamptonshire roller derby league, Vendetta Vixens, will be visiting the gallery to talk to you about their team, the sport and their contributions to the National Museum of Roller Derby in NN's current show, Playworld.

Free, all welcome!

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

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nncontemporaryart.org/exhibitions/playworld/

Whip It

Film Night: The Vixens present Whip It

  • 27 August 2014 7-9pm

Film Night: The Vixens present Whip It
27 August 2014, 7pm
NN, Number Nine Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP

NN are screening Whip It (2009), a film that inspired a generation of women to take up a new sport, selected by Vendetta Vixens roller derby league.

In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.

Directed by Drew Barrymore, featuring Ellen Page, Juliette Lewis and Kristen Wiig.

Film certificate: 12a

Free, all welcome!

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

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 14-15

Website

http://www.nncontemporaryart.org/exhibitions/playworld/

Creative Family Workshop at NN

Summer Holiday Family Workshop

  • 29 August 2014 2-4pm

Summer Holiday Family Workshop
29 August 2014, 2pm–4pm
NN, Number Nine Guildhall Road, Northampton NN1 1DP

Join artist Kate Harrison to invent some drawing games and toys inspired by the Playworld exhibition.

All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

No booking required, just drop in to the gallery from 2pm to take part.

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

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Website

http://www.nncontemporaryart.org/exhibitions/playworld/

Phillip Marsden ink drawing

Roller Derby Life Drawing

  • 6 — 13 September 2014

Roller Derby Life Drawing with Miller
6 & 13 September 2014, 2pm–4pm
NN, Number Nine Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP

Come along to NN for life drawing with artist and skater, Miller from the Shoetown Slayers. Skaters will be posing in full kit for these classes looking at form.

Arrive at 1:45pm for a 2pm start. Bring your own art materials.
Booking essential, email info@nncontemporaryart.org to reserve your space.

Free, all welcome!

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

Suitable for

  • 18+

Website

http://www.nncontemporaryart.org/exhibitions/playworld/

Crit Group

Crit Group

  • 16 September 2014 7-9pm

Crit Group
16 September 2014, 7pm
NN, Number Nine Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP

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

For more information and to join in, contact Kate Harrison at kate@nncontemporaryart.org. Or visit their Facebook group– Crit Group Northants: www.facebook.com/groups/115013148531643

Free, all welcome.

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

Suitable for

  • 18+
NMRD logo

National Museum of Roller Derby: Make History

  • 20 September 2014 11am-6pm

National Museum of Roller Derby: Make History
20 September 2014, 11am–6pm
NN, Number Nine Guildhall Rd, Northampton NN1 1DP

Calling all roller derby leagues! Become part of the official history of roller derby by donating items to the NMRD at NN.

Bring your team shirts, old flyers, zines and other paraphernalia that illustrates the rapid development of the sport in the UK over the past 7 years.

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

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nncontemporaryart.org/exhibitions/playworld/

Getting there

Rail: Northampton

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