Our building has been designed by the award winning architects Caruso St John. It has four galleries, superb education and study areas, a performance space, a café-bar and shop.
Gallery, Artist studio or collective
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
Bank Holidays 10am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
Closed on Mondays, except Bank Holidays during exhibitions.
Oct Half Term Activities Perfect Spaces / Perfect Neighbours
- 20 October — 4 November 2018
We'll explore, imagine, plan and build an ideal community. Work together to make imaginative structures and open spaces, share and connect. From concrete to cardboard, tents to tunnels let’s build!
Exhibition Launch: Still I Rise
- 26 October 2018 6:30-11pm
Join us for the exhibition launch party of Still I Rise; a timely exhibition exploring the role that women have played in the history of resistance movements and alternative forms of living. Coinciding with the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK, this major group exhibition looks at resistance across the world from a multiplicity of viewpoints, from the domestic sphere to large-scale uprisings and spanning the late 19th century to the present. Find out more.
You are invited to join us for the launch party where you’ll get to have the first exclusive look at over 100 exhibits by some 40 practitioners, including an incredible live performance by artist, choreographer and Jay-Z’s 4:44 dancer Okwui Okpokwasili, live music and more…
Fri 26 Oct, 6.30-11pm.
- Any age
The Study Sessions Still I Rise
- 27 October 2018 — 27 January 2019
The Study Sessions are a series of informal reading and discussion groups. Each season we base the sessions on subjects raised in our exhibition and they are led by experts on the subjects. Reading material is circulated in advance via email.
This season’s Study Sessions will focus on subjects exploring the role women have played in the history of resistance movements and the creation of alternative forms of living. Join discussions and read about transnational feminism, gender representation in the media, transgressing stereotypes, queer theory and more.
Come to one session or all!
Please note that places for these sessions are very limited, to avoid disappointment please reserve a place emailing Mercè at email@example.com
Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance
- 27 October 2018 — 27 January 2019
Still I Rise is a timely exhibition exploring the role that women have played in the history of resistance movements and alternative forms of living. Coinciding with the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK, this major group exhibition looks at resistance across the world from a multiplicity of viewpoints, from the domestic sphere to large-scale uprisings and spanning the late 19th century to the present.
With over 100 exhibits by some 40 practitioners, Still I Rise presents the way in which resistance has been approached by visual artists, writers, architects, designers, activists, working as individuals or in groups. It takes place within a global context, referring to recent women-led uprisings and demonstrations, including mass protests in Argentina confronting violence against women: ‘Ni Una Menos’, the global Women’s Strike initiated in the US, as well as the pivotal role women played in the formation of the Black Lives Matter movement. The exhibition also references key historic moments including the Civil Rights Movement, resistance against dictatorships in Latin America in the 1960s–70s, independence movements against colonial rule in Africa, the Women’s Liberation Movement, the AIDS crisis and the Stonewall Rebellion.
At the core of Still I Rise is the idea of collaboration, community building and egalitarianism. The gallery space will host discussions, workshops and performances, creating a site for participation and a platform for multiple voices. Within the exhibition, visitors are invited to build their own version of the accompanying publication, reflecting a history of self-publishing as a form of resistance.
Exhibiting artists and collectives include: Amina Ahmed, Barby Asante, Alice Constance Austin, Xenobia Bailey, Glenn Belverio (Glennda Orgasm), Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, Carolina Caycedo, Judy Chicago, Phyllis Christopher, Jackie Collins and Pat Garret, Blondell Cummings, Feminist Land Art Retreat, Guo Fengyi, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Chiara Fumai, Eduardo Gil, Anna Halprin, Margaret Harrison, Jesse Jones, Hayv Kahraman, Corita Kent, Donna Kukama, Suzanne Lacy and Leslie Labowitz Starus, Ellen Lesperance, Zoe Leonard, Mary Lowndes, Alex Martinis Roe, Ana Mendieta, Louise Michel, Ad Minoliti, Senga Nengudi, Ni Una Menos, Okwui Okpokwasili, 0rphan Drift, Bruno Pelassy, Faith Ringgold, Lala Rukh, Zorka Ságlová, Victoria Santa Cruz, See Red Women's Workshop, Tai Shani, Pamela Singh, Terence Smith (Joan Jett Blakk), Linda Stupart, Ramaya Tegegne, Jala Wahid, Faith Wilding, Osías Yanov.
The exhibition is a collaboration between Nottingham Contemporary and the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea. Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance has been curated by Irene Aristizábal (Nottingham Contemporary), Rosie Cooper (De La Warr Pavilion) and Cédric Fauq (Nottingham Contemporary) in collaboration with Alba Colomo, Phoebe Cripps, Carolina Rito and Mercè Santos.
Act 1: 27 Oct 2018 – 27 Jan 2019, Nottingham Contemporary
Act 2: 9 Feb – 2 Jun 2019, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea
Join us for the Exhibition Launch Party of Still I Rise
Fri 26 Oct, 6.30-11pm
- Any age
- 6 — 8 November 2018
To commemorate the 50th anniversary since the 1968 Race Relations Act was introduced, this national project reflects the voices of diverse communities from across the UK. The exhibition artworks have been developed by photographic artist Scarlett Crawford in collaboration with our local community. First Waves is being exhibited at Nottingham Contemporary before being shown as part of a larger installation at the Houses of Parliament in February 2019.
First Waves: Exploring the impact of race relations legislation in the UK is commissioned by The Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art, House of Commons. www.parliament.uk/firstwaves
Tue 6 – Thu 8 Nov, 11am–3pm
- Any age
Young People's Programme
Starting in January 2009 Nottingham Contemporary will be running a course for young people aged between 13 and 23 to help them act as arts instigators. They will be trained to design, co-ordinate and deliver a programme of activity for other young people. It will also give them an opportunity to take part in the Arts Council’s arts award scheme.
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