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New Art Exchange

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


New Art Exchange is the largest art centre in the UK dedicated to culturally diverse arts. Entry to exhibitions and events is FREE.


Offering an exciting programme of culturally diverse arts for all, New Art exchange is located in Hyson Green, next to The Forest tram stop, less than ten minutes from the city centre.


Across the venue’s three gallery spaces you will see an ever-changing series of exhibitions showcasing the work of world renowned British and international artists.


Alongside the exhibitions run a series of events that includes film screenings, festival days, creative family activities, live performances and workshops. New Art Exchange also offer free activities and workshops for children, families and young people every Saturday morning and during school holidays.


New Art Exchange has a CaféBar serving a delicious world food menu. Why not drop in and try their unique Fairtrade coffee, with beans sourced from India, Papua New Guinea, Brazil, Ethiopia and Indonesia.


Looking for a family day out? As well as seeing the latest art exhibition there is always plenty for families to do during a visit. There is a children’s menu in the café, along with high chairs and a children’s activity area, and access to bottle warming and changing facilities.


Opening Times:

Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm

Sat: 10am – 5pm

Sun: 10am – 4pm


Closed Bank Holidays


Price: FREE

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Opening Times

New Art Exchange (1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Bank HolidayClosed

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Saturday, 30 November 2019 - Saturday, 30 November 2019

New Art Exchange | Visit NottinghamshireCraft + Culture FairNAE's much-loved annual Craft + Culture Fair will showcase the works of crafters, designers and performers from across the local community, capturing the vibrancy of our culturally rich city.
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Thursday, 1 August 2019 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Exhibition: Memory Of LandPhotographer 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.
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Friday, 27 September 2019 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019

New Art Exchange | Visit NottinghamshireBeyond Diagnosis ExhibitionSistas 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.
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Friday, 27 September 2019 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019

When The Snow Melts: The World Wars, Empire And Muslim SoldiersWhen 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.
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Friday, 27 September 2019 - Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Mimesis: African SoldierA curated selection of works responding to the theme of absence at New Art Exchange
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Saturday, 16 November 2019 - Saturday, 16 November 2019

Off Centre Festival Nottingham | Visit NottinghamshireOff Centre Photography FestivalNottingham's Independent Photo Festival, Off Centre, is back.
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Thursday, 31 October 2019 - Thursday, 31 October 2019

New Art Exchange | Visit NottinghamshireHorror NoireDelving into a century of a film genre that utilised, caricatured, exploited, side-lined, and finally embraced them, Horror Noire traces the untold history of Black Americans in Hollywood through their connection to the horror genre.
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Saturday, 19 October 2019 - Saturday, 19 October 2019

New Art Exchange | Visit NottinghamshireBlack&With a collective understanding that Blackness is not a fixed notion and is experienced differently by members of the black community; join NAE for an open conversation that focuses on intersectionality, commonplace and everyday existence.
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Friday, 25 October 2019 - Friday, 25 October 2019

New Art Exchange | Visit NottinghamshireSip and PaintNAE's CaféBar is the perfect venue for an evening of creative and relaxed vibes.
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Saturday, 26 October 2019 - Saturday, 26 October 2019

New Art Exchange | Visit NottinghamshireDon't Touch My HairThrough dance, devising, debate and performance set to Solange Knowles' song, Don't Touch My Hair, this workshop explores the topic of 'hair petting', the touching of black or mixed raced people's hair without their permission.
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Thursday, 31 October 2019 - Thursday, 31 October 2019

New Art Exchange | Visit NottinghamshireBlack Futurity and ResistanceJoin Kehinde Andrews, Arit Etukudo and Omara Dyer-Johnson to explore how Resistance is understood within different contexts, be that art, film or literature; fiction or real life.
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Thursday, 24 October 2019 - Thursday, 24 October 2019

The Great Wars, Race, and EmpireNearly ten million soldiers were recruited to the British Army from Asia and Africa during the World Wars, and many millions were involved as civilians. Chaired by artist, Jagdish Patel, with Dr Diya Gupta, this talk goes beyond military history, to explore the experience of war on a social and…
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Saturday, 26 October 2019 - Saturday, 26 October 2019

Saturday, 16 November 2019 - Saturday, 16 November 2019

Saturday, 14 December 2019 - Saturday, 14 December 2019

Saturday Art Club26Kick start your Saturday with these drop-in creative workshops. The perfect chance to get creative as a family, this season take inspiration from John Akomfrah's multi-screen installation Mimesis: African Soldier. Using a variety of materials, the activities will draw on themes of remembrance,…
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Monday, 28 October 2019 - Monday, 28 October 2019

New Art Exchange | Visit NottinghamshireHalf Term Workshop: Lift Your Voice!Explore current issues that are important to you, then learn how to make stencils and use spray paint, and go home with protest placards you could use to spark a revolution.
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Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - Thursday, 31 October 2019

New Art Exchange | Visit NottinghamshireHalf Term Workshop: Forgotten StoriesArtist and workshop facilitator, Shamila Chady will lead workshops for children that focus on elevating voices and celebrating the contributions of forgotten heroes.
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Saturday, 2 November 2019 - Saturday, 2 November 2019

New Art Exchange | Visit NottinghamshireFamily Film: Kirikou and The Sorceress (U)Join NAE for this family-friendly screening, where you're welcome to take breaks, breastfeed, bring snacks with strictly no shh-ing!
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Friday, 22 November 2019 - Friday, 22 November 2019

New Art ExchangeVerbal Imaging Tour & WorkshopJoin Jeanne Roberts from MySight Nottinghamshire for a specialist gallery tour and workshop suitable for blind and visually impaired visitors.
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Tuesday, 10 December 2019 - Tuesday, 10 December 2019

New Art Exchange | Visit NottinghamshireBetween The Lines Book ClubAll Black Connect welcome you to another meeting of Between the Lines Book Club for a sharing of thoughts and feelings in response to Chidera Eggerue's What A Time To Be Alone
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Tuesday, 17 September 2019 - Tuesday, 17 December 2019

New Art Exchange | Visit NottinghamshireExplore: After-School Art ClubDuring this free after school club children will explore the exhibitions at NAE then make their own art, find out about artists and share new skills to gain an Explore Arts Award certificate.
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Wednesday, 20 November 2019 - Wednesday, 20 November 2019

New Art Exchange | Visit NottinghamshireFoto Cafe PhilosophiqueIn the best tradition of the left bank in Paris the Big House RCF are hosting an evening café session as part of the Off Centre festival for photographers to discuss ideas.
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