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NEW ART EXCHANGE

JANUARY – APRIL 2015 CONTEMPORARY ARTS SPACE STIMULATING NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE VALUE OF DIVERSITY IN ART AND SOCIETY

EXHIBITIONS | TALKS | PERFORMANCES | FAMILY ACTIVITIES | CAFÉ BAR


SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2015, 12 – 5PM AT NEW ART EXCHANGE Back by popular demand, Melting Pot returns for the second year, to celebrate the vibrant and diverse cultures of Hyson Green and Forest Fields. The festival, developed with our neighbouring communities, will serve up the sights, sounds and flavours of Nottingham’s dazzling international quarter!

Visitors to this event will enjoy: Food stalls from around the world | Tasting sessions | Recipe Books Workshops for families and young people | Live World Music | Photo booth

FREE ENTRY FOR ALL! www.nae.org.uk


Front Images: © Mahtab Hussain, The Commonality of Strangers. Image credit: Bartosz Kali, Mohammed Elzohiry, NAE.

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WELCOME

Knock Knock. Who is there? We launch 2015 with The Commonality of Strangers by Mahtab Hussain featuring in the Main Gallery. Mahtab’s work with residents in Hyson Green, the neighbourhood in which New Art Exchange is based, captures a myriad of complex differences yet unifying themes of migration, displacement and the right to live a happy and peaceful life. Hyson Green is at the heart of the UK and symbolic of many inner city areas; it represents a constant state of cultural flux. Cultural hybridity as well as mono cultural clustering occurs, as global immigrant communities settle as strangers in their new homes and neighbourhoods. Mahtab sensitively connects and captures the unseen of the ‘other’ and defines extraordinary stories of modern inner city Britain through his images and the personal relationships he has made over the past 6 months as a resident in NG7.

The season will present a lively programme of events including exhibition launches, talks led by international activists like Bidisha and prominent artists such as Faiza Butt, originally from Pakistan. It features an artist/ curator in conversation, films, performances, gallery tours in Farsi, Arabic, Spanish and Italian. Our annual food festival Melting Pot is back and NAE partners with key Biennial FORMAT International Photography Festival. Special projects include Get Up, Stand Up! a major installation at the Galleries of Justice Museum exploring Global Civil Rights. Our regular participatory workshops, young people’s and family programmes, talent development and support initiatives also provide a fertile environment for growth and learning. I really look forward to seeing you at some stage over the season as we stimulate new perspectives about the value of art, culture and diversity in society. Skinder Hundal


Image credit: Mother with son © Mahtab Hussain, The Commonality of Strangers.

MAIN GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

THE COMMONALITY OF STRANGERS: MAHTAB HUSSAIN 31 JANUARY – 12 APRIL 2015 MAIN GALLERY

LAUNCH EVENT: FRIDAY 30 JANUARY, 6PM – 9PM


Image credit: Black hoodie, blue jeans, shaved head © Mahtab Hussain, The Commonality of Strangers.

In this ambitious project, artist Mahtab Hussain combines photography and text to explore important relationships between identity, heritage and displacement that result from international migration - the truths of which are rarely revealed in the public realm. In 2014 Hussain was commissioned by NAE to explore the socio-political context of its local neighbourhood. He spent his time exploring the streets and talking to those that live here. Hussain’s immediate observation was the incredible diversity of communities living in Hyson Green. Over time individuals from these communities volunteered to sit for a portrait, to share their reflections on the local area and the issues important to them.

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Whilst diverse in their cultural heritage, what emerged from Hussain’s research with these individuals was a shared experience of living as a migrant community. Regardless of their culture or country of origin, when Hussian’s sitters described what brought them to the UK, they presented a collective account that often spoke of poverty, persecution, violence and the hope of a better life. These voices and stories have come together to form The Commonality of Strangers, and in stark contrast to the negative image of the migrant painted by certain politicians, the collection serves to contextualise and humanise the migrant story, urging viewers to move beyond widely held stereotypes and assumptions.


Image credit: Row of terraces © Mahtab Hussain, The Commonality of Strangers. Cornrows, blue ear stud black top © Mahtab Hussain, The Commonality of Strangers.

MAIN GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

The Commonality of Strangers also brings to the fore the voices of the established and longstanding residents of Hyson Green. Here Hussain tests if the lived experience of a multi-cultural society indeed marries with the problems and challenges of multiculturalism often emphasised in the political arena. Despite the enormity of the subject matter, Hussain has chosen to present the portraits with an everyday lightness. Through the collection we see young people ‘hanging out’, communities gathering to socialise, people going about their daily work. By presenting everyday scenarios we all can easily relate to, Hussain is asking the viewer to consider the commonality of mankind’s wants and needs whilst emphasising that the veneer of everyday life can easily veil the immense struggles and the deeper, hidden contexts in which people live and have lived. NAE will deliver a range of events to explore the important subject matter stimulated by The Commonality of Strangers (see pages 2, 9 & 10).


Image credit: Faiza Butt Placebo for my warrior 

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MAIN GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

24 April – 28 June 2015

Faiza Butt

Launch Event: Thursday 23 April, 6pm – 9pm As a contemporary of Naiza Khan, Aisha Khalid, Rashid Rana and Imran Qureshi amongst others, Faiza Butt is part of a generation of Pakistani artists who have forged a new identity for contemporary Pakistani art, and raised its profile internationally. Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Butt graduated from the critically acclaimed National College of Arts, Lahore, before establishing herself in the UK following her MA in painting at the Slade.

Through a practice based in drawing and heavily influenced by the miniature painting tradition, Butt produces works with felt-tip pens and enamel paint that are obsessively crafted and hover somewhere between photography and embroidery. In this new exhibition, Butt’s first major survey in a British public gallery, NAE will present a rich review of Butt’s work over the past 20 years alongside new commissions that will extend her practice into the realm of installation.


Image credit left to right: Image courtesy of Geoff Pollard. Ingrid Pollard. From the series Self Evident, 1995, light box with Duratran. Collection of the Artist.

MEZZANINE GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

17 January – 8 March 2015

Uganda Stories Sunil Shah

Launch Event: Saturday 17 January, 3pm – 5pm Uganda Stories is both a subjective journey to recollect the past and a study in photography’s documentary potential to reassemble history. In this exhibition, Sunil Shah explores very personal themes linked to his family’s roots and heritage as Ugandan Asians, and offers wider narratives around exile, displacement and dispossession. In 1972, when Shah was three years old, Idi Amin expelled 80,000 Asians from Uganda. Shah and his family were made refugees and forced to endure an unexpected journey to the UK, leaving their lives and possessions behind. Shah investigates the past and extracts fragments, narratives and meanings to construct his own family’s tale. The exhibition also alludes to the fading of memories, the inherent incompleteness in representing history and to the legacies of colonialism.

13 March – 17 April 2015

Residual: traces of the black body Residual is part of FORMAT International Photography Festival 2015. Curated by Christine Eyene, the show follows the festival theme of EVIDENCE. Selected works by international artists and photographers examine visual representations of the black body in contemporary society and culture. The exhibition title refers to the idea of what remains after the main visual or tangible part of something has been removed or has disappeared. Featured artists include Cristiano Berti, Dawit L. Petros, George Hallett, Ingrid Pollard and Zanele Muholi. Christine Eyene is an independent curator and Guild Research Fellow in the School of Art, Design and Performance at University of Central Lancashire, specialising in contemporary African and Diaspora arts. She will be leading a talk about this exhibition and looking at some of the issues raised by representations of Africa and the black body in the West on Thursday 19 March at 6:30pm (see page 12 for details). FORMAT International Photography Festival is the UK’s most significant biennale of photography, curated around the theme of EVIDENCE. The seventh edition of FORMAT takes place between 13 March and 12 April 2015. www.formatfestival.com FORMAT is organised by QUAD and the University of Derby.


Image credit: Mohammed Elzohiry

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CENTRAL GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

17 January – 8 March 2015

Who Are We? And Should It Matter In The 21st Century? Chiara Dellerba Launch Event: Saturday 17 January, 3pm – 5pm Borrowing its title from writer Gary Younge’s book with the same name, this exhibition reflects on the way in which our identities can be defined by bureaucratic systems devoid of individual stories. Local artist, Chiara Dellerba, has created a wall drawing which grows out of one of the oldest methods of identification – fingerprints. Dellerba extends her images from the fingerprints, through hand drawn pencil lines, and in doing so, she strips the fingerprint of any bureaucratic and judicial meanings. Each pattern develops organically with the drawings, overlapping and merging with the others, metaphorically questioning the complexities of who we are and whether it should matter in today’s society. 13 March – 17 April 2015

Hyson Green: Hidden Colours Launch Event: Saturday 14 March, 3pm – 5pm For this colourful photography installation, a team of international volunteers based at NAE - Imma Alianelli, Mohammed Elzohiry, Antonio Guerrieri and Reem Soliman - have sought to capture and reveal the multicultural identity of Hyson Green. Photographs on display range from abstract detailed snapshots to street scenes, and images of authentic shop windows and products on sale in and around Hyson Green.

Gallery Tours

Discover NAE’s exhibitions through a FREE Gallery Tour lead by a variety of guest speakers and members of the NAE Team. We offer gallery tours in a range of other languages on request. To find out more please contact bethan@ nae.org.uk

Group Gallery Tours

Looking for a stimulating activity for you and your group? Why not try a free informal tour of our exhibitions. Perfect for social groups, schools, colleges and art enthusiasts of all kinds. Please contact bethan@nae.org.uk for more information.

Programmed Gallery Tours (30 – 60 mins) Saturday 14 February, 12pm Mahtab Hussain and Sunil Shah; NAE exhibiting artists lead a tour of their respective exhibitions.

Saturday 7 March, 12pm Arabic and Farsi Gallery Tours, delivered by Mina Fatemi and NAE team members, Mohammed Elzohiry and Reem Soliman. Saturday 28 March, 12pm Spanish and Italian Gallery Tours; delivered by Laura Hervas and NAE team members, Antonio Guerrieri and Imma Alianelli. Saturday 4 April, 12pm Verbal Imaging Gallery Tour for the blind and visually impaired (see page 14 for details).


Image credit left to right: Mahtab Hussain by Jonny Chan / Chopstickdodo. Call Me Kuchu Katherine Fairfax Wright

EVENTS

Friday 30 January, 7pm – 8pm

Thursday 12 February

Mahtab Hussain’s practice seeks to challenge the prevailing concepts of multiculturalism and his new exhibition (see page 4-6) has been produced through an in-depth residency spent in and around NAE’s local neighbourhood. The collection beautifully documents the diversity of the communities that reside here in Hyson Green at this moment in time. However, it also creates a compelling portrait of displacement, revealing the truths of the migrant experience and the reality of living in a multi-cultural pocket of the UK through the voices of the newly arrived and longstanding residents.

Call Me Kuchu (2012), 90 min

Mahtab Hussain in conversation with Melanie Kidd

During the exhibition launch event, Hussain will join Melanie Kidd, NAE’s Director of Programmes, for a detailed conversation about this new collection and the important questions it provokes. The session will also provide an excellent introduction into Hussain’s wider practice. Age range: All are welcome Admission: FREE

Film Screening: 6.30pm – 8.00pm Panel Debate: 8.15pm – 9.00pm Dir: Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Katherine Fairfax Wright This award-winning documentary explores the struggles of the LGBT community in Uganda, where homosexuality is illegal and punishable by death. The screening is introduced by Dr Max Biddulph, Chair of the LGBTQ Staff Network at The University of Nottingham, and followed by a panel discussion on the issues raised in the film. The film is presented in partnership with The University of Nottingham as part of their LGBT History Month events programme. Age range: 12A Admission: FREE


Image credit right: Leading political activist Claudia Jones speaking at an event c1955 Copyright of the Claudia Jones Memorial Committee.

Thursday 5 March, 5pm – 7pm

Get Up, Stand Up! Launch @ NAE NAE have been working with NCCL at the Galleries of Justice Museum over the past year, to produce a new immersive, digital tour around the theme of Global Civil Rights. Here we announce the launch of the project, before the tour is revealed to the public on 21 March 2015 (see page 17). The evening will consist of an introduction to the project, which involves young people from across Nottingham. There will also be a discussion on the themes of Global Civil Rights hosted by Artistic Director Sooree Pillay, Director of Music Bernhard Schimpelsberger and Professor Roger Bromley - expert in the academic study of migration and displacement. Young people will share their perspectives on the history of civil rights movements, the relevance of these histories to young people today and how they would like to discuss this in future. Join us to help formulate a strategy. Age range: All are welcome Admission: FREE

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Thursday 12 March, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

International Women’s Day (Film screening and spoken word) Looking for Claudia Jones Enemy of the state, visionary, freedom fighter - just who was Claudia Jones? This compelling documentary reveals one of history’s most dynamic civil rights activists. With a directorial debut by writer Nia Reynolds and narration by actor Josette Simon (Cry Freedom), Looking for Claudia Jones is the fascinating life story of a true rebel with a cause. Following the screening we will be joined by a collective of spoken word artists, inspired by phenomenal women in history who have challenged inequality, racism and marginalisation. Age range: All are welcome Admission: FREE


Image credit left to right: Christine Eyene, Image courtesy Antoine Tempé. Image courtesy of Revene Films

EVENTS

Thursday 19 March, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Christine Eyene: Imag(in)ing the black body 6.30pm: Talk

7.30 – 8.30pm: Viewing the exhibition with refreshments Residual: traces of the black body curator Christine Eyene will introduce the concept behind the exhibition, presented as part of FORMAT International Photography Festival. Responding to the festival’s theme of EVIDENCE, Eyene will look at some of the issues raised by representations of Africa and the black body in the West. She will discuss how colonial explorations that generated ethnographic and anthropological imagery in the name of science, also served as visual testimonies, or evidence, used to sustain misconceptions about Africa. This event is organised in collaboration with Making Histories Visible Project, University of Central Lancashire. Age: All are welcome (please note, may contain adult themes and imagery. Adult supervision may be required for under 16s). Admission: FREE

Friday 27 March, 7pm – 9pm

Elmina (2010), 104 min Dir: Emmanuel Apea Jr. Artist Doug Fishbone often uses humour to explore consumer culture, the mass media, and the relativity of perception and understanding in a critical and disarming way. Elmina, Fishbone’s new feature-length melodramatic film, explores these topics from a radical new direction, presenting an unusual experiment in collaboration and co-authorship. Shot entirely on location in Ghana, Elmina was scripted and filmed by Revele Films, a leading Ghanaian production company, with a cast of major Ghanaian celebrities. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Doug Fishbone. Age range: 12A Admission: FREE


Image credit left to right: Image courtesy of Bidisha. Yma Sumac - Mambo (Capitol Records, USA, 1954).

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Saturday 11 April, 2pm – 4pm

Thursday 16 April, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

How we define ourselves affects every part of our lives: from violence on the streets to international policies; from changes in our laws to whom we elect; from our personal safety to military occupations.

During 2015, New Art Exchange and Arts Council England are supporting the production of a new collaborative work, Exotica Suite, a merging of texts by Wayne Burrows with music by Paul Isherwood (The Soundcarriers) set to be released as a print publication and vinyl LP in June 2015. To explore the themes raised by this new work, Wayne Burrows – who himself works under several fabricated identities, most notably that of Robert Holcombe (1923 – 2003) – has invited a panel of artists to take part in a conversation.

VOCAL Debate: Who Are We?

In the lead up to the UK Parliamentary general election in May, we invite participants to contribute to the debate that looks at who we are and how it matters. With the back drop of the exhibition in the Main Gallery, The Commonality of Strangers, the debate aims to understand the varied strata of multicultural Britain, whilst particularly questioning the perception of immigration being problematic. The debate will be chaired by Bidisha, a British writer and BBC broadcaster specialising in human rights, international affairs, arts and culture, and whose latest book, Asylum and Exile: Hidden Voices of London is to be released in January 2015. Exhibiting artist Mahtab Hussain will be joined by Skinder Hundal (CEO, NAE), Veronica Pickering (Deputy Leiutenant, Nottinghamshire) and further panelists to discuss the real stories of immigration that humanise the statistics. Age: All are welcome Admission: FREE

Exotica Suite

The panellists - writer and architect Fawzia Muradali Kane, sculptor Kashif Nadim Chaudry and performer Maryam Hashemi – all address the questions of identity in their own work, but each does this in their own way, and to a different purpose. Age range: All are welcome Admission: FREE


Image credit: Body as Canvas by Mohamed Elnahas

ACCESS PROGRAMME

Our access programme engages diverse audiences of different abilities and needs with our exhibitions and events. Please contact bethan@nae.org.uk for more information or to book a place for you or your group. Thursday 26 March, 10.30am & 1.30pm

Saturday 4 April, 12pm

This season experienced session leaders First Movement are drawing inspiration from our main exhibition The Commonality of Strangers, exploring culture and identity through an interactive workshop of movement and sound.

Jeanne Roberts, Arts Development Officer at My Sight Nottinghamshire, will deliver a specialist gallery tour suitable for blind and visually impaired visitors. Jeanne will be using verbal descriptions to help participants form a mental image of the exhibits and fully engage with the works’ themes and ideas.

Body as Canvas

Body as Canvas is our regular participatory workshop for young adults with learning and physical disabilities. If you would like more information on these sessions or to book a space for your group, please get in touch. Age range: 16+ Admission: FREE (Advanced booking essential)

Verbal Imaging Gallery Tour

Age range: All are welcome Admission: FREE (Advanced booking essential)


Image credit: Kathak image by Bartosz Kali. Singing For Orishas image by Richard Kensington.

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REGULAR WORKSHOPS

Please ring NAE ahead of each of class to confirm times and look at the website for the exact dates of the sessions. Every Saturday, 10am Start Date: 17 January 2015

Sundays 1pm – 4pm, 25 January, 8 February, 8 March

Kathak is one of the eight classical dances from India that has a strong emphasis on rhythm, footwork, expression and grace. Join Vina Ladwa, a trained Kathak dance artist, choreographer and tutor for this 10 week course.

Songs from the Afro Cuban tradition of Santeria will be taught by Daniela De Armas from The London Lucumi Choir and accompanied by the Batá drums of The Axis Trio. Open to all regardless of experience and ability, with a focus on giving everyone the chance to join in, learn and enjoy singing together. More information at: www.theaxispercussiontrio.com www.londonlucumichoir.com

Kathak Dance

Admission fee 10 week course: £40 – children (6 yrs – 16 yrs)/concession £50 – Adult Admission per session: £6 per session

Every Sunday, 11.30am – 12.30pm, Start Date: 7 February 2015

Capoeira

Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian sport, teaching percussion, acrobatics, dance and martial arts. Kids will learn to do cool moves, play drums, and even sing in Brazilian Portuguese! Drop in weekly, or pay for a month to save money. Just drop in, or contact Capoeira Nottingham for more information at 07795 203 082 or begincapo@gmail.com www.capoeiranottingham.co.uk Admission per session: £5 per child Admission per month: £15 per child Admission per month (Family discount): Two children, £25; Three children, £30. Age range: 4–11 years

Singing for The Orishas

Admission: £10 (£5 concession) per session Age range: All are welcome

Every Saturday, from 10 January 2015 4-7 year olds: 2.15pm – 3.00pm 8-12 year olds: 3.00pm – 4.00pm 12+: 4.00pm – 5.00pm

Spring Funk

Shiamak Davar is an icon of Bollywood dance having choreographed for some of the most memorable Bollywood films and live events. Shiamak Midlands brings the 10 week, Spring Funk course to Nottingham with classes for adults and children. All students completing the course will have the opportunity to perform at the Spring Funk showcase on 21 March 2015 at De Montfort Hall, Leicester. Admission: £80.00 for 10 week course Please note that we can only run the full ten sessions if a minimum of 7 students register on 10 January 2015 at the latest.


Image credit left to right: A Tale of Two Women, David Stevens Image by Mohamed Elnahas

LIVE PERFORMANCES

Friday 27 February, 7pm – 9pm Saturday 28 February, 1pm – 3pm Saturday 28 February, 7pm – 9pm

Saturday 28 March, 6pm – 9pm

A compelling play that follows two very different narratives about the same recently deceased man, Lenford.

This season the YARD group will deepen their skills and develop their work, culminating in this special event. The group will have selected their own topics for investigation and their performance is sure to challenge the audience and provoke questions.

A Tale of Two Women

During Lenford’s funeral service, Glorious paints a picture of a caring husband and wonderful father, while Blossom, holding a wake in her living-room for the man she loved as a teenager, tells a very different story as she attributes her obesity and ill-health to the man she says abandoned her and their children. This is a touching and thought-provoking play. It unpicks and explores themes and parallels around cultural identity, belonging, relationships, wellbeing, and music. Will 55 year old Glorious cope with her loss and can 69 year old Blossom, finally move on with her life? Age range: All are welcome Admission: £7.00 (£5.00 concession)

YARD Young People’s Theatre presents: Our Yesterdays of Tomorrow

YARD Tuesday performers will present their first interpretation of work this season. Watch our fledgling theatre creators explore themes relevant to their past, present and future. The audience will learn about the experiences of some YARD members, their journey through the Arts Award and hear about our plans for the future. Not to be missed! Age range: All are welcome Admission: £4.00 (£3.00 concession)


Image credit: Image courtesy of Ashmore

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SPECIAL PROJECTS Bubble is an action-research initiative co-ordinated by NAE and funded by The Mighty Creatives. We have been working with numerous key partners across the city to inform creative practice with young people. The project uses the curriculum, but is based on non-traditional and experimental models of engagement using creative media.

Friday 10 April 7.30pm – 8.00pm: Open Mic 8.15pm – 9.00pm: Headlining act

Cultural Vibrations in association with NAE presents: Live @ NAE featuring Ashmore

This season, the work for the first phase comes to a close. We will be drawing on the experience of our partner organisations to develop the project. We will find out how much our work influences and shapes the learning of young people across the city, and how we as arts practitioners can enrich our programmes to meet the needs of those groups we have worked with. We invite Dr Rebecca Coles from The University of Nottingham to present her findings in her Bubble report. Check the website for further developments! Contact sooree@nae.org.uk for further information.

Come to celebrate and support exciting new music talent from Nottingham in an open mic evening hosted by the charismatic Rasterella Falade. At 19, Ashmore is an emerging talent and will be presenting his latest tunes with a unique blend of Hip Hop and Gypsy/Balkan flavours.

Get Up, Stand Up! is a collaborative project between New Art Exchange and NCCL at the Galleries of Justice Museum, exploring notions of Global Civil Rights with young people of 5 – 18. Workshops and events are informing a brand new gallery tour using digital technologies, opening to the public on 21 March 2015 at the Galleries of Justice Museum.

You can sign up for the open mic slots from 6pm on the night. Please note that we are unable to provide backlines for the open mic slots.

We have worked with digital technology artists from Derby Quad, as well as brilliant percussionist Bernhard Schimpelsberger, Chat’Bout, YMCA, Take 1 Studios, YARD Young People’s Theatre, Radford Primary School and Forest Fields Primary School. Together we are creating an audio-visual and immersive experience for this tour, a journey through the lives of those involved in civil rights yesterday and today.

Age range: All are welcome Admission: £4.00 (£3.00 concession) FREE entrance for those who sign up for the open mic

See page 11 for details of the Project Launch at NAE. Check also the website or contact sooree@nae.org.uk for further information.


Image credit: NAE

YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES

Families and young people! Get involved in the arts! Our programme for young people and families combines creativity, learning and fun, to build artistic skills and to encourage a greater understanding of the arts and our exhibitions. Pick up our special guide for young people and families for full details. Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited. Family Friendly Workshops: What makes a person? Local textiles and mixed media artist, Samiah Haleem, otherwise known as artist aunty, joins us this season to explore ideas of what makes us the people we are. Bring along your own photos and objects, things and people that mean something to you and we will transform them through photos, written text and various forms of print and textiles. See range of workshops available below:

Saturday 28 March, 2pm – 4pm

Rangoli

Join Samiah to make a colourful rangoli – a large, beautiful pattern made on the floor from coloured rice, grains, flower petals and more! (see page 2 for further details) Age range: All are welcome (smaller children may need adult supervision)

Saturday 11 April, 2pm – 4pm

Map yourself out!

Bring your own photos, take some of Hyson Green, and we will put them together into a collage that is uniquely you!

What would you look like as a map? Would you be a mountain range, a stream or a long and winding road? Drawing silhouettes of ourselves and our precious things, this fun workshop fills our silhouettes with all the journeys we have made and the things we are!

Age range: All are welcome (smaller children may need adult supervision)

Age range: All are welcome (smaller children will need adult supervision)

Saturday 14 February, 2pm – 4pm

A photo portrait of me!

Saturday 14 March, 2pm – 4pm

Write me down

Using the written word as our medium, we translate our words about ourselves and our worlds into a piece of artwork. Age range: All are welcome (smaller children may need adult supervision)

Admission: FREE


Image credit: Image by Mohamed Elnahas

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Holiday Programme 16 February – 20 February, 10am – 2pm

Half Term Drama for film!

Using scripts, we will spend the week developing our performance skills as actors, but this time for film. Looking at lighting and sound, making storyboards and learning how to act in front of the camera, we end the week with a presentation of the work. No experience necessary. Age range: 10 – 16 yrs Admission: FREE

7 April – 10 April, 10am – 2pm 13 April – Sharing Event, 1pm – 2pm

Easter Dance for film!

This is an exciting Easter workshop, where participants blend dance with film allowing them to explore the medium of dance further. We will learn a new dance routine, using our imaginations to develop movements, then learn how these can be presented on screen. On 13 April we will share the work produced. No experience necessary. Age range: 10 – 16 yrs Admission: FREE

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13 January - 8 April Tuesdays, 5pm - 7pm (fun drama sessions for 7 – 11 yrs) Wednesdays, 5pm - 7pm (preparing for performance and Arts Award for 11 – 16 yrs)

YARD Young People’s Theatre Have fun, make friends and learn performance skills with our YARD programme. Weekly sessions develop theatre and drama abilities, exploring movement and developing original and devised texts. Tuesdays: We will play games using drama and dance. Wednesdays: Develop performance skills whilst earning a nationally recognised Arts Award qualification from Trinity College, London. This season we will also be introducing some of our performers as part of the launch of our new gallery tour at the Galleries of Justice Museum. Get Up, Stand Up! is a new gallery tour, designed and delivered by NAE in collaboration with the Galleries of Justice Museum and NCCL. Look out for YARD performances! (see page 16 for details) Please note parental/legal guardian permission is required for all participants. Admission: FREE


Image credit: Saziso Phiri taken by Bartosz

OPPORTUNITIES

Community Engagement

NAE is one of the few contemporary art spaces that predominantly caters for diverse communities in the UK. This means NAE is a platform for these communities to be seen and heard, and we seek to ensure that our activities reflect diverse interests and needs. Migration, for example is much debated at the moment, and our new exhibitions by Mahtab Hussain (see page 4 – 6) and Sunil Shah (see page 8), and their related events, reflect the social and political thinking on this issue as the demographic make-up of our communities changes on a daily basis. NAE has a responsive, reflective and open approach to community engagement and we are continually looking for new groups and individuals from Nottingham and our local community to work with. If you are passionate about community engagement and want to get involved please contact Glenis Williams (glenis@nae.org.uk, 0115 9248630) to discuss how we can work together.

Artist & Community Occupations

The Occupations Programme is an opportunity for local artists, groups and organisations to animate the space at NAE. Do you have a creative event, workshop or pop-up exhibition you want to share with the community? If so contact roshni@nae.org.uk

If you are a venue or an organisation hoping to hire one of pas t exhibitions, or if you are looking to collaborate on producing future exhibiti ons please contact armindokht@ nae.org.uk.

Volunteers

Are you looking to improve your skills and employability whilst giving back to the community? We are always looking for people to volunteer as gallery invigilators, events assistants and more. For more information or to apply please contact volunteer@nae.org.uk

ExperiMentor

ExperiMentor is a support programme for creative practitioners, which provides space, time and resources for research and development. This seasons ExperiMentors are Shane Solanki, Trevor Woolery, Roy Pickering and Lisa Jackson. To find out more, email roshni@nae.org.uk or visit our website.

Academics in Residence

Tasawar Bashir (University of Birmingham Qawwali Research Unit), Harminder Singh (University of Warwick).

Touring exhibitions

NAE curates a number of exhibitions annually, some of which tour nationally and internationally. This season our 2012 exhibition that documented life in the Middle East through the eye of the all-female collective, Rawiya, travels to Bradford. Yara El-Sherbini’s gigantic and interactive Buzz Wire game from summer 2014 travels to Wolverhampton. This tour will also provide a second chance to catch El-Sherbini’s much celebrated Pub Quiz live art event. Realism in Rawiya, Impressions Gallery, Bradford, 18 February - 16 May 2015 www.impressions-gallery.com The Current Situation, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 1 April - 27 June 2015 www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk


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Real Creative Futures

SUPPORTS INSPIRES NURTURES Creative businesses in Nottingham If you work in music, visual or performing arts, broadcasting, design, film, photography, architecture or publishing, then you’re part of the city’s creative industries – we can help you. Something for nothing? Yes! RCF will help to push a business to the next level or start one up. Through Real Creative Futures, we nurture companies with 12 hours of tailored support including coaching, 1-2-1 mentoring from Industry Experts and sector advisors, workshops, events and networking. Supporting Nottingham’s creative community for free, but worth hundreds of pounds to your business.

New Art Exchange and NBV Enterprise Solutions Ltd provide the support. At NAE you can also access meeting space and an editing suite. Who’s eligible? You need to be a creative business or want to start a creative business, based within Nottingham city, with less than 250 employees and not have received more than 200,000 € in state funding. Find out more There are still places available. For programme events, to see who’s involved and to sign up, contact the Real Creative Futures team: rcf@nae.org.uk | 0115 924 8630 www.nae.org.uk/real-creative-futures www.nbv.co.uk


Image credit: Mohammed Elzohiry.

CAFÉ AND SPACES FOR HIRE

Café NAE Whether you are at NAE to see our exhibitions, enjoy a performance, meet friends or you simply need a refreshing drink and a bite to eat, why not unwind in our fabulous café located on the ground floor. Flooded with natural light, this is also the perfect space for a working lunch, informal meeting or catching up with emails - free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building. We serve a reasonably priced, well-balanced and delicious array of world cuisine, prepared from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Why not come along, say hello, sit back and enjoy your time in one of the premier spots within Nottingham’s International square mile! If you are in a rush a take away service is available. Also available for private bookings or as a break out space from one of our meeting/ function rooms.

Spaces for hire In addition to the Café, NAE offers flexible modern spaces for hire. The building has a wide range of technical and audio visual facilities in various sized rooms that can be used for meetings, workshops, conferences, parties or performances. For further details email bookings@nae.org.uk or call us on 0115 924 8630.


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VISITOR INFORMATION Getting Here

Booking Tickets

The easiest way to get to NAE from Nottingham city centre is by tram. NAE is located opposite The Forest tram stop. Trams depart every 5 minutes from Nottingham train station and Old Market Square, and it takes approximately 10 minutes.

We have limited spaces for our events, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. You can book over the telephone, through our website using PayPal or in person at NAE’s reception area.

REVENUE FUNDING Parking There is on-street parking near NAE and we have parking spaces available for people with disabilities at the rear of the building, just off Noel Street. This can also be used for temporary parking for group visits. For access to these spaces, simply contact us prior to your visit.

PROJECT & PROGRAMME FUNDING

Additional Information The building is fully accessible on all levels and baby changing facilities are available. For our full building access information, please visit our website.

SEASONAL PROGRAMME COLLABORATORS

Address New Art Exchange 39 – 41 Gregory Boulevard Nottingham NG7 6BE

Contact Us T: 0115 924 8630 E: info@nae.org.uk W: www.nae.org.uk Facebook: New Art Exchange Twitter: @NewArtExchange

Gallery Opening Times Monday, 10.30am – 3.30pm Tuesday – Friday, 10.30am – 6pm Saturdays, 9.30am – 5pm Sundays, 11.30am – 5pm Please note, the café opens from 9am on weekdays. Registered Charity No. 1121755, Company No. 04899786 Registered in England & Wales

CAPITAL FUNDERS


PROGRAMME Month

Date

Event / Activity

Time

January

Saturday 17

Exhibition Launch: Uganda Stories

3pm - 5pm

8

Saturday 17

3pm - 5pm

9

Friday 30

Exhibition Launch: Who Are We? And Should It Matter In The 21st Century? Exhibition Launch: The Commonality of Strangers

6pm - 9pm

4-6

Friday 30

In conversation: Mahtab Hussain and Melanie Kidd

7pm - 8pm

10

Film Screening & Debate: Call Me Kuchu (2012)

6.30pm - 9pm

10

Saturday 14

Gallery Tour: Artists Mahtab Hussain and Sunil Shah

12pm

9

Saturday 14

Family Workshop: A photo portrait of me!

2pm - 4pm

18

Monday 16 Friday 20

Half term Drama for film!

10am - 2pm

19

Friday 27

Performance: A Tale of Two Women

7pm - 9pm

16

Saturday 28

Performance: A Tale of Two Women

1pm - 3pm

16

Saturday 28

Performance: A Tale of Two Women

7pm - 9pm

16

Thursday 5

Project Launch: Get Up, Stand Up!

5pm - 7pm

11

Saturday 7

Gallery Tour: Arabic and Farsi

12pm

9

Thursday 12

Film Screening: Looking for Claudia Jones

6.30pm - 8.30pm

11

Saturday 14

Family Workshop: Write me down

2pm - 4pm

18

Saturday 14

Exhibition Launch: Hyson Green: Hidden Colours

3pm - 5pm

9

Thursday 19

Talk: Imag(in)ing the black body

6.30pm - 8.30pm

12

Monday 16 Friday 20 Thursday 26

Half Term Drama for film!

10am - 2pm

19

Access Programme: Body as Canvas

10.30am - 1.30pm

14

Friday 27

Film Screening: Elmina (2010)

7pm - 9pm

12

Saturday 28

Gallery Tour: Spanish and Italian

12pm

9

Saturday 28

Performance: YARD

6pm - 9pm

16

February Thursday 12

March

April

Page

Saturday 28

Family Workshop: Rangoli

2pm - 4pm

18

Saturday 4

Gallery Tour: Verbal Imaging

12pm

9

Saturday 4

Festival: Melting Pot

12pm - 5pm

2

Tuesday 7 Friday 10

Easter Dance for film!

10am - 2pm

19

Friday 10

Live @ NAE: Open Mic + Ashmore

7.30pm - 9pm

17

Saturday 11

VOCAL Debate: Who Are We?

2pm - 4pm

13

Saturday 11

Family Workshop: Map yourself out!

2pm - 4pm

18

Monday 13

Easter Dance for film sharing event

1pm - 2pm

19

Thursday 16

Panel Discussion: Exotica Suite

6.30pm - 8.30pm

13

Thursday 23

Exhibition Launch: Faiza Butt

6pm - 9pm

7

Regular Workshops

Event / Activity

Time

Saturdays from 17 January

Kathak Dance

10am

15

Sundays from 7 February

Capoeira

11.30am - 12.30pm

15

Sundays - 25 Jan, 8 Feb, 8 March

Singing for The Orishas

1pm - 4pm

15

Saturdays from 10 January

Spring Funk

Various

15

Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 13 January

YARD Young People’s Theatre

5pm - 7pm

19

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Profile for New Art Exchange

NAE Brochure: January - April 2015  

Featuring Mahtab Hussain's exhibition 'The Commonality of Strangers' and Faiza Butt

NAE Brochure: January - April 2015  

Featuring Mahtab Hussain's exhibition 'The Commonality of Strangers' and Faiza Butt

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