New Art Exchange

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New Art Exchange in Hyson Green, Nottingham is the UK's largest visual arts space outside London dedicated to African, African Caribbean and Asian art. Housing galleries, performance space, artist studios, offices, as well as a cafe and shop.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 10.00-17.00
Sat 10.00-17.00

Sun Closed

Admission charges

Admission: Free

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Photograph of a field full o flies

Memory of Land

  • 1 August — 31 December 2019 *on now

Photographer and filmmaker Nirvair Singh Rai and visual artist Janhavi Sharma have embarked on a research project across the Punjab region of India and the holy city of Amritsar to create a new body of work. The installation, combining photography and digitally manipulated painting, seeks to remember the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919 which saw British Indian Army troops fire upon unarmed Indian civilians who were assembled for a peaceful protest and to honour the Sikh festival of Baisakhi.

Through visiting the site, and interviewing local communities, Rai and Sharma seek to understand the psychology of surviving grief through the memory of land; land being the only witness left 100 years on from this deplorable act.


Part of Here There & Everywhere and Nottingham Arts Mela 2019.

Special Thanks:
Arts Council England Lottery Funds, Nottingham Arts Mela, Nottingham Unesco City of Literature. Additional and special thanks to donors - Harbhajan Hundal, Cherry Nijjar, Sonya Kaur, Shiv K Vaid, Jagbir Singh and Parmjit Singh Hundal for their generous private donations.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Portrait photograph of woman smiling

Beyond Diagnosis

  • 27 September — 31 December 2019 *on now

Sistas Against Cancer, Self Help UK and Macmillan Beyond Diagnosis Service present a photographic exhibition representing the experiences of women affected by cancer within the Black Asian Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) community. Over a four month period, local photographer Michael Ellis has captured candid glimpses into the experiences of the Sistas' individual cancer journeys. NAE is showcasing these images and the stories behind them to raise awareness within the BAMER community about cancer and the support available.


Image: Michael Ellis



Accessibility Information:Please note that there is limited access to the central gallery due to its location on the stairs. A printed version of the show is available from reception.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/beyond-diagnosis/168

Image: Image of Soldier stood on grassy bank with back to camera looking out onto the sea

Mimesis: African Soldier

  • 27 September — 31 December 2019 *on now

A commission by NAE with 1418-Now. NAE launched the film at Imperial War Museum, London in 2018 and it will be presented at NAE in autumn 2019 along a curated selection of works responding to the theme of absence.

This new multi-screen installation by artist John Akomfrah remembers the millions of African and colonial soldiers, labourers and carriers who served in the First World War. Projected onto three screens, the artwork combines newly created film, shot by Akomfrah in locations around the world, a powerful sound score and historic footage that speak to the African experience of the First World War.

The First World War was waged between empires that were global in their ambitions and reach. Between 1914 and 1918, millions of African and colonial soldiers served in long campaigns that spanned the whole of the African and European continents, contributing to victories throughout the First World War. These soldiers from British and French African territories were brought to Europe's western front, where hundreds and thousands lost their lives alongside unknown, unheralded and undocumented African labourers and carriers. Mimesis: African Soldier seeks to commemorate these Africans and colonial soldiers who fought, served and died during the First World War.

John Akomfrah is best known for his multi-screen installations, such as Purple (2017), Precarity (2017) and Vertigo Sea (2015). Since founding the influential Black Audio Film Collective in 1982, his work has taken on a multi-layered visual style that fuses archival material and newly shot footage. Continuing this practice, Mimesis: African Soldier sees Akomfrah use historic film, including material from IWM's extensive archive, to tell some of the lesser known stories of the First World War.

The work is co‐commissioned by New Art Exchange, Nottingham, Smoking Dogs Films and 14‐18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary, with additional support from Sharjah Art Foundation.



Image: African Soldier, John Akomfrah, 2018. Courtesy of Smoking Dogs Films and Lisson Gallery. © Smoking Dogs Films.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/mimesis-african-soldier/164

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.
Image of muslim family who served as soldiers in the first world war.

When The Snow Melts: The World Wars, Empire And Muslim Soldiers

  • 27 September — 31 December 2019 *on now

Nearly four million Indians were -'volunteers' in the British Army during the two World Wars. The Great Wars were truly global events, yet the process of public remembrance is often performed through the prism of national identity.

Working in collaboration with local Muslim families with connections to the Second World War, artists Jagdish Patel and Farida Makki have used personal memory and archival material to pose questions about the process of war memorialisation, empire and its interconnections to our present-day identities.

When The Snow Melts is part of Himmah's Heritage Lottery Funded, Muslim Memory Project. This charts the stories of Nottingham's Muslim communities involved in the Second World War and will lead to the production of a substantial publication in 2020.

Related events:

When The Snow Melts, Saturday 12 October 2019, 2pm - 4pm

The Great Wars, Race and Empire, Thursday 24 October 2019, 6.30pm - 8pm

Second World War: Food & Community, Wednesday 27 November 2019, 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nae.org.uk/exhibition/when-the-snow-melts-the-world-wars/166

New Art Exchange
39-41 Gregory Boulevard
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG7 6BE
England

Website

Official Website

http://www.nae.org.uk

Twitter

http://twitter.com/newartexchange

E-mail

General Information

info@nae.org.uk

Corporate Hire

bookings@nae.org.uk

Telephone

Switchboard

0115 924 8630

Box Office

0115 924 8630

Corporate Hire

0115 924 8638

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