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Image credit; front cover: © Newsha Tavakolian. Image from Listen series. Image credit; below: © Tanya Habjouqa. Image from the series Women of Gaza, 2009.

CONTENTS Image credit: © Lucy Carolan, Wideyed

© Newsha Tavakolian. Image from Listen series.


Exhibitions Gallery Tours


ISHRAQAH Friday 15 February 2pm – 6pm Saturday 16 February 11.30pm – 5pm FESTIVAL OF MIDDLE EASTERN ART AND CULTURE



Ishraqah Festival

10 – 11

Lectures, Presentations, Q & A and Debates

12 – 13

Film Screenings




Family Friendly Workshops

16 – 17

February Half Term Activities for Young People


Easter Holiday Activities for Young People


Regular Workshops for All

20 – 21

Also Happening at NAE / 22 – 24 Coming Soon / Academic In Residence



Jack Vickers Award


Kids Parties and Spaces for Hire


Visitor Information


Programme Calendar


From transsexuals of the Holy Land to a reflection on war in Iraq, this season’s vibrant and thought-provoking programme presents the beauty, richness and contradictions of a region in flux. Through a multi-facetted exploration of Middle Eastern identity, this programme challenges the status quo of orientalism and gender often presented in mainstream media – but also lets you have fun along the way. We are delighted in this season to, with the support of FORMAT, present the first all-female photographic collective to emerge from the Middle East in Realism in Rawiya - a body of work from 6 exphotojournalists which bridges the worlds of documentary and art. Following on from their success at FORMAT photography festival in 2011, this exhibition marks Rawiya’s first major group exhibition in the UK and features here at NAE as part of Format 13. NAE’s reputation for putting on a great party will also be upheld this season with the return of Ishraqah – a celebration of Middle Eastern art and culture. Held over two days, the festival will present a lively programme of film, music and workshops along with a day-long symposium led by women reflecting on issues such as the politics of self-representation. Throw in a unique performance and in-conversation with MOBO-award winning Zoe Rahman; an exhibition by the Wideyed artist-led collective as part of the FORMAT International photography festival; a cafe menu with a seasonal Middle Eastern flavour; gallery tours; a vibrant list of family friendly events and school holiday workshops – and we’ve got a full and inspirational season. Now it’s up to you to create, think and enjoy. Skinder Hundal Chief Executive, New Art Exchange

Image credits left to right: Mother of Martyrs series, image by Newsha Tavakolian. © Tanya Habjouqa. Image from the series Women of Gaza, 2009.






Realism in Rawiya presents the work of the first all-female photographic collective to emerge from the Middle East, Rawiya. Operating within what is still a predominantly male-dominated industry, and one fraught with politics, the group credits pooling resources and talents for their rapidly developing profile throughout the Middle Eastern region and beyond. Following on from their success at FORMAT photography festival in 2011, this exhibition marks Rawiya’s first major group exhibition in the UK. Each artist established their individual careers as photojournalists, working for news agencies and publications across the Arab world. By living and reporting in the region, the photographers gained an insider’s view of the extremities of these settings, whilst also observing how their reportage could become reframed in the international media’s final edit of events. This shared experience inspired the members to create their own platform, to present what they felt to be the wider political and social stories currently going unseen. Presented as a collective body of work which bridges the worlds of documentary and art, this exhibition captures the vision of the Rawiya: a multitude of stories and first-hand accounts which challenge the status quo of racism and orientalism often presented in mainstream media. With a specific focus on gender and identity, the exhibition presents a thoughtful view of a region in flux, balancing its contradictions while reflecting on social and political issues and stereotypes. Rawiya is part of FORMAT13. For full details of the wider festival programme see: www.formatfestival.com

Image credit: Widows No 421, 2012, Satta Hashem

Image credit: © Richard Glynn




LAUNCH EVENT: SATURDAY 12 JANUARY, 3PM - 5PM Ten years on since the invasion of Iraq, New Art Exchange presents In Conflict: Reflections on the Constant War in Iraq, a solo show of Artist Satta Hashem, winner in 2012 of the New Art Exchange Prize awarded at the Nottingham Castle Open in 2011. Satta Hashem presents drawings, paintings and prints which comprise graphic, symbolic, figurative and abstract styles. His practice communicates the sympathy he feels for those that find themselves constantly in the middle of the conflict. Rugged, loose and chaotic, the aesthetic of a selection of Satta’s works describe the human experience of living through conflict. In this exhibition, such collections are juxtaposed against representations of the brutal, impartial and ordered nature of the weaponry at the heart of such settings. Collectively Satta’s practice captures the harshness of the topic of war, both objectively and as an immediate experience. Born in Buhriz – Diyala, near Baghdad in 1959, Satta now lives and works in Leicester, UK.


New Art Exchange is pleased to present Therblig, an exhibition by Wideyed, an artist-led collective comprising the photographers Lucy Carolan, Richard Glynn and Louise Taylor. Therblig is part of the FORMAT International Photography Festival organised by QUAD in partnership with the University of Derby. This year’s FORMAT theme is ‘factory’ and ‘mass production’. In response to this, Wideyed have created an installation inspired by the work of Lillian and Frank Gilbreth. These motion study pioneers from the early 1900’s used long exposure photography and film, as tools to study the work habits of manufacturing and clerical employees. The objective of the research was to improve the well-being and productivity of workers. The Gilbreth’s coined the term Therblig (their name in reverse) in relation to their research. This exhibition is sponsored by SCA tissue mill in Prudhoe, Northumberland. FORMAT13 is the 6th edition of the festival. For full details of the wider festival programme see: www.formatfestival.com.

Image credit: Latin American Women in the UK by Pablo Allison




8 March – 20 April 2013 Central Gallery

8 March – 20 April 2013 Central Gallery


Latin American Women in the UK

An Exhibition curated by young people for young people New Art Exchange Young People’s Panel are group of young creatives passionate about contemporary arts practices. This season in partnership with Nottingham Trent University they will present their first exhibition showcasing some of the best photographic work from Nottingham’s young communities. Based upon the theme of documentary photography, the exhibition Still gives young photographers the chance to explore the world around them and reflect on significant issues to curate a unique collection of still images that depict the world as they see it.

A project by Pablo Allison

Latin American Women in the UK is a photographic project by British-Mexican photographer Pablo Allison. The project is based on the lives of eleven young Latin American women and aims to stimulate debate and research on women, identity and independence in Latin America. The young participants worked with Pablo Allison to develop their photography skills and to produce a visual diary representative of their experience living in the UK. Their imagery draws upon themes such as independence, memory and identity. These visual diaries, along with a portrait taken of each participant by Pablo Allison, will be displayed within the exhibition.

Come to NAE on a Saturday afternoon to feed your body, mind and soul! Join us for a FREE guided tour of the exhibitions, then relax in our café and enjoy a delicious home cooked lunch. Through these informal sessions, artistic experts will present a diverse range of perspectives about our exhibitions. Learn more about the artists and exhibitions, and share your opinions about the works on show! Saturday 12 January, 3.30pm Satta Hashem, Exhibiting Artist Saturday 26 January, 12pm Saleem Arif Quadri MBE and Rawiya Artist, Tanya Habjouqa, artist and documentry photographer based in East Jerusalem Saturday 16 February, 12pm Exhibiting artist from Rawiya Saturday 2 March, 12pm Jasim Ghafur, experiMENTORS at NAE and multi-disciplinary artist born in Iraq and heavily involved in the political art and human right movement in Kurdistan

Saturday 16 March, 12pm Wideyed, a collective of photographers exhibiting at NAE this season with FORMAT EXPOSURE: THERBLIG Saturday 30 March, 12pm Sarah Sayeed, experiMENTOR at NAE also known as Sister Elements – an artist with a background in Kathak dance and music production Saturday 13 April, 12pm Anna Ball, Senior Lecturer, School of Arts and Humanities, Nottingham Trent University and Academic in Residence at NAE







A half-day symposium exploring the ways in which women working across the Middle East, and across various creative practices (art, literature, film, journalism, blogging, curating), have sought to tell their, and others’, stories. Reflecting on issues such as the politics of self-representation, and the challenges and possibilities afforded by their identities as women.


Confirmed speakers include:

2pm – 2.15pm


12pm – 12.45pm

GALLERY TOUR WITH RAWIYA ARTIST 11pm – 5pm DJ Kader spins Middle Eastern music and Live Music from Internationally renowned and Local Musicians.

PERFORMANCE: 12.45pm – 1pm


Senior Lecturer in English, specialising in postcolonial feminist studies, at Nottingham Trent University.

A performance by Tara – the Guinness World Record holder for the most amount of Sufi Whirls in one hour!



Tunisian internet activist, blogger and lecturer who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

DALIA KHAMISSY (RAWIYA ARTIST) Born in Beirut, Dalia’s work revolves around the social and socio-political stories in the Middle Eastern region.

MYRIAM ABDELAZIZ (RAWIYA ARTIST) Myriam Abdelaziz is a French photographer of Egyptian origins, born in Cairo.

DR ZAHERA HARB Zahera is a Lebanese journalist and academic who has covered war operations in the battlefield of South Lebanon.

ISHRAQAH (meaning the start of something new in Arabic), is a regular festival held at NAE which explores and celebrates arts and culture from the diverse Middle Eastern region. Held as two parts, ISHRAQAH introduces thoughtful debate and discussion during Friday’s symposium, whilst Saturday provides a vibrant programme of film screenings, live music performances, art workshops and dance performances for the whole family! Delicious Middle Eastern dishes will also be served in our café all day.

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MARTA WEISS Marta has curated exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum. Her most recent project is the V&A’s Light from the Middle East: New Photography (until 7 April 2013).

YASMINA REGGAD Director of Photo-Festivals and independent curator. She Co-Founded the Photo Forum Beirut (Lebanon).


12pm – 1.45pm

MICROPHONE (2010) Multi-Award winning Egyptian film about the nation’s underground art scene


ACCESSORIZE YOURSELF! CRAFT WORKSHOP Learn how to make beautiful and simple pieces of jewellery with a Middle Eastern twist. 3pm – 4.45pm

ARABIAN NIGHTS: INTERACTIVE STORY TELLING Enjoy a feast of tales of treasure, magic and quick wits brought to life by director and writer Rachael Young.

ADMISSION FOR ALL OF ABOVE: FREE Ishraqah is made possible through support from the College of the Arts, University of Lincoln.

All items correct at time of print.

Image credits left to right: The Preston Market Mystery Project, Event 3: The Meal’, 2007. Photograph byAlexandra Wolkowicz. © Laura Boushnak. Image from the series I Read I Write, 2009 – 2012 Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images.

Image credit: © Myriam Abdelaziz. Image from the series Egyptian Revolt, 2011.

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LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, Q&A, DEBATES As places are limited please buy in advance to avoid disappointment.

Thursday 24 January, 7pm – 8pm

Thursday 31 January, 6.30pm – 8pm

Thursday 7 March, 6.30pm – 8pm

Thursday 14 March, 6.30pm – 9pm

Thursday 28 March, 6pm – 8.30pm

Thursday 4 April, 7pm - 9pm

Saleem Arif Quadri MBE in Conversation with Tanya Habjouqa (Rawiya Exhibitor)

Launch of the Nottingham Trent University Postcolonial Speakers Series

International Women’s Day Event with Dr Anna Ball

meet : eat : talk

VOCAL: Six women, six voices

CULTURE + CONFLICT: Engage now rather than observe

Realism in Rawiya curator Saleem Arif Quadri MBE leads a conversation with photographer Tanya Habjouqa as part of the exhibition launch event. Saleem will be exploring the accomplishments and challenges this fascinating all-female photographic collective have experienced in their development as photojournalists and artists. The session will also provide insight into photography practice in the Middle East. Admission: FREE Age range: All are welcome

Nottingham Trent University is host to one of the longeststanding Centres for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies in the UK. NAE is delighted to be partnering with NTU to support the launch of their new ‘Postcolonial Speakers Series’: a programme of lectures, readings and discussions running throughout the year that will feature some of the leading postcolonial authors, filmmakers and critics working today. All of these events will be free and open to the public, so come along to hear NTU’s first (mystery) speaker, to find out more about the Postcolonial Speakers Series, and to celebrate the start of this prestigious new programme of events. Admission: FREE Age range: 15+

A lecture exploring film, photography & shifting visions of women from the Middle East, followed by a screening of Shirin Neshat’s ‘Women Without Men’ (2009, 95 mins.) Women from the Middle East have often been the subject of others’ gazes presented in the western media as silent and without agency. Yet for decades, women from across the Middle East have been gazing through the camera lens themselves, and have produced a rich body of filmic and photographic work through which they have sought to shift ways in which women are represented. Admission: FREE Age range: All are welcome

Join local residents and international artist John Newling for a delicious three course meal served by our NAE chefs. The topic of conversation for the night is: what do you value? and The Rise Choir will be performing songs relating to this theme. All are welcome to this event linked to John Newling’s Hedley Street: Notions of Value, the first artist response to a 25 metre wall in a public space just a few streets away from NAE. John Newling is also exhibiting past and present work at Nottingham Contemporary from 26 January - 07 April. Admission: £7.50 per person, (£5 concessions). This includes the three course meal! Age range: All are welcome

Hedley Street : Notions of Value is a project by curator Kate Stoddart & John Newling with Sherwood Rise Residents Association.

Vocal is a seasonal event at NAE which encourages conversation, reflection and debate around issues inspired by our contemporary exhibitions and most importantly, issues that are pertinent to our immediate community. Come and be part of an intimate event where six local women from Middle Eastern communities talk honestly about their educational profile. Join us for an inspirational evening listening to individual personal accounts highlighting social issues, refugees, solitude, conflict, insecurities, humour and hope. Admission: FREE Age range: PG

A presentation and panel discussion responding to the on-going upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa. Chaired by Peter Jenkinson OBE, from the independent agency Culture+Conflict (www.culutreandconflict. org.uk), this event will consider some of the brave and pioneering artistic, cultural and creative contributions to ‘changemaking’ in the region and explore the multiple opportunities for the UK to create new relationships, partnerships and networks in response. Is now the time for us to engage rather than simply observe? Admission: FREE Age range: All are welcome

Image credit: YARD Youth Theatre Performance, photograph by Bartosz Kali

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As places are limited please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

As places are limited please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Friday 22 March, Screening: 7pm – 8.30 pm DJ in the Café: 8pm – 11pm

Good Hair (2009) Dir: Jeff Stilson, 95 minutes. An American comedy documentary film produced by Chris Rock Productions and HBO Films, starring and narrated by comedian Chris Rock. Admission: £4.50 (£3.00 concession) Age range: 12 A

Friday 12 April, 7pm – 8.50pm

Friday 26 April, 7pm – 8.35pm

Friday, 22 February, 7.30pm – 9.15pm

Where Do We Go Now? (2011)

Dreams of a Life (2011)

Zoe Rahman Live and In Conversation

Dir: Nadine Labaki 110 minutes.

Dir: Carol Morley, 95 minutes.

Set in a remote village where the church and the mosque stand side by side, Where Do We Go Now? follows the antics of the town’s women to keep their blowhard men from starting a religious war. Women-heartsick over sons, husbands and fathers lost to previous flare-ups-unite to distract their men with clever ruses, from faking a miracle to hiring a troop of Ukrainian strippers

A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn’t discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.

MOBO award winner and Mercury Award nominee Zoe Rahman is celebrated for her individual style, powerful technique and exuberant performance and is one of Britain’s leading young musicians.

Admission: £4.50 (£3.00 concession) Age range: 12 A

Admission: £4.50 (£3.00 concession) Age range: PG 12

All films are presented in association with Stella Vision. Stella Vision are a group of people who are passionate about film. The group has two key aims: to provide a platform for established new and emerging filmmakers to share their films with audiences from Nottingham’s diverse communities, and to promote World Cinema to new audiences. For further information: info@stellavisionfilms.com, stellavisionfilms.blogspot.com. Twitter: @visionstella

The performance will trace Zoe’s musical journey in the jazz world with performances of pieces that have been instrumental in shaping her work such as Ellington, Monk, Joanne Brackeen and Jessica Williams. Zoe will also present her experiences of going to Dhaka and how the music by the likes of Tagore, Abbasuddin and Hemant Mukherjee has influenced her. Zoe will be in conversation with Skinder Hundal, the Chief Executive of New Art Exchange. Admission: £12 (£10 concession) Age range: All are welcome

Thursday 11 April, 8 – 10pm

Spoken Word Prism of Feminism Join spoken word artists as they shed and ‘split’ light on the different colours of feminism and its relevance today through their poetry. This all-female event will be hosted by Mia Johnson, a young performer for YARD Theatre Company. There will also be an Open Mic slot at the end of the event. Artists will include Deborah ‘Debris’ Stevenson – a widely published poet and Founder of The Mouthy Poets, Sarah Rain - a young performance poet from Nottingham and member of the Blackdrop Poetry Collective and Michelle Hubbard - a well-established poet and performer and founding member of the Blackdrop Poetry Collective. Admission: FREE Age range: 18+

Saturday 6 April, 6.30pm – 8pm

YARD Youth Theatre Performances NAE’s youth theatre will take to the stage on Saturday 6 April to present their end of season performances! Led by performer and theatremaker Sooree Pillay, our YARD Young Actors Company (aged 15 – 25) and our Youth Theatre group (aged 11 - 14) will have worked collectively over the season to create their own performance. Ticket prices go towards future YARD projects so come along to support the event and to experience fresh and innovative productions by the next generation of performers! Admission: £4 (£3 concession) Age Range: All are welcome

Image credits: Creative Painting & Drawing Workshop Suicide Bomber No 2, 2006, Satta Hashem Light Night Special, photograph by Bartosz Kali

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FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKSHOPS Participatory creative activities for all the family. Due to popular demand, places on our Family Friendly sessions must be booked in advance with a non-refundable payment (unless otherwise stated). Complimentary light refreshments are included.

Saturday 19 January, 2pm – 4pm

Saturday 2 February, 2pm – 4pm

Friday 8 February, 6pm – 8pm

Saturday 16 February, 2pm – 4pm

Saturday 16 March, 2pm – 4pm

Saturday 13 April, 2pm – 4pm

Creative Painting & Drawing Workshop

Wear Your Words: Arabic Calligraphy Workshop

Light Night Special

Accessorize Yourself!

The Story Of Me

Make your own accessories at our light night special workshop in the buildup to our Middle Eastern Festival, ‘Ishraqah’. During this unique drop in workshop, you will learn to make every day materials into fashionable, funky accessories with a Middle Eastern twist!

Join artist Shaden Meleas once again for a creative craft session – this time focussing on jewellery making! Come along with the whole family to learn how to make beautiful but deceptively simple pieces of jewellery with a Middle Eastern twist. Participants will create unique accessories including necklaces, earrings and bracelets which you can take away at the end of the day.

Inspired by documentary story-telling seen within the ‘Realism in Rawiya’ exhibition, First Floor Theatre invites you to create autobiographical ‘shrines’ to mark out special moments, life changing events, and favourite times in your life. Participants will use found objects, everyday items, collage, text and photographs. Bring your own photos to be scanned and they will become part of the miniature 3D installation, which celebrates who you are. Take them home at the end of the session for a lasting memory of the exhibition and your story so far!

My Family in Print! Printmaking Workshop

Join artist Satta Hashem for an innovative painting and drawing workshop. Here participants will view Satta’s amazing artworks which will be on show in our Mezzanine Gallery, and then learn how to use unusual, everyday materials such as tea, coffee and wine to create their own drawings. The resulting pictures will have a very different appearance from traditional paintings! Admission: £3 for one adult with one child, £2 for additional participants thereafter. Includes light refreshments Age range: All are welcome

This Family Friendly workshop is inspired by our Main Gallery exhibition ‘Realism in Rawiya’ which features artists from the Middle East. Continuing this Middle Eastern theme, this workshop, lead by Egyptian artist Shaden Meleas, will take inspiration from elegant Arabic script to help you make your own unique designs. Participants will learn how to stencil beautiful Arabic lettering onto textiles to create decorative scarves which you can take away at the end of the session - wear it yourself or give it away as a handmade gift! Admission: £3 for one adult with one child, £2 for additional participants thereafter. Includes light refreshments Age range: All are welcome

You could also enjoy a twinkling, candle lit dinner in our café after the workshop. Admission: FREE (workshop only) Age range: All are welcome No booking required

This event is part of NAE’s Ishraqah Festival, please see page 10 - 11 for more details. Admission: £3 for one adult with one child, £2 for additional participants thereafter. Includes light refreshments Age range: All are welcome

Admission: £3 for one adult with one child, £2 for additional participants thereafter. Includes light refreshments Age range: All are welcome

Join the team of professional printmakers from Leicester Print Workshop for a family orientated dry point and mono-printing session suitable for all abilities. Taking the theme of family stories and memories, participants will create a collection of their own unique prints inspired by their family. Bring along a treasured family item - from a teddy bear to a photograph – as the starting point for your designs! Admission: £3 for one adult with one child, £2 for additional participants thereafter. Includes light refreshments Age range: All are welcome

Image credits left to right: We tell the story!, Survivor series by Laura Boushnak, 2007 – 2012 Street Seems Different Now photograph by Sian Stammers

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All our youth workshops are FREE but advance booking is essential to secure a place!

All our youth workshops are FREE but advance booking is essential to secure a place!

Tuesday 19 February, 10am – 12pm

Wednesday 20 February, 10am – 12pm

We tell the story! Exploring photography through illustration and movement

Street Seems Different Now

Tuesday 2 April & Wednesday 3 April, 10am – 4pm

It can be said photographs only reveal part of a truth; it is up to us to help tell the rest of the story! Join artist Sian Watson for a creative two hour session where you will explore the potential of your imagination. Taking the photographs presented in the Main Gallery as the starting point, participants will use live art and visual art techniques to reimagine the hidden stories found within the artwork on show. Using sound, movement, spoken word, illustration and props, participants will delve below the surface of the image to find new meanings and bring the photograph to life. Admission: FREE Age range: 11 - 16 years

Work with photographer Sian Stammers and a collection of cameras to discover different slants and scenes in the streets around us. Develop your photography skills and explore the potential the camera has to edit the world around us. What will you hide, and what will you choose to reveal about Nottingham? As the session draws to an end you and your group will witness ‘the everyday as a film in fragments’. Editing and printing the images yourself, your images will come together as a large scale ‘film strip’ laid out around the studio. Admission: FREE Age range: 11 - 16 years

Tuesday 9 April, 10am – 12pm

Wednesday 10 April, 10am – 12pm

Fact or Fiction…

You, your place…and all the stuff connected


Who lives at number 9? What really happened on Tuesday night? What’s the truth?

Images of people often scream ‘stereotype’! So how would you describe YOU in a poster?

First Floor Theatre leads you on a journey to retell the legends of your local area, unravelling fact from fiction. During this two day workshop you will use theatre, sound and film to create an exciting performance to present to family and friends on the final day.

To kick start this creative journey; bring along photos, text, drawings, bits-andpieces…even your hopes and your dreams! Anything you feel represents you. Working with photographer Sian Stammers you will learn to scan, edit, overlay and create your own A3 unique poster that not only works as a fantastic graphic image, but also totally represents you!

Admission: FREE Age range: 9 - 14 years

Admission: FREE Age range: 11 - 16 years

Fancy developing your skills as a performer? Then this is the workshop for you. Back by popular demand, Dwayne Antony Simms leads another exciting, experimental performance workshop based around personal stories. During the workshop you will use text, sound and movement to tell the stories that matter to you. You will create a solo documentary performance that you can showcase to your friends and family at the end of the session. Admission: FREE Age range: 11 - 16 years

Image credits: Body as Canvas image by Katie Ward and Simon Spencer

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Every Saturday from 12 January 9.30am – 10.30am: Beginners and Children (6 years +) 10.30am – 12.00pm: Advanced

Kathak Dance 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 15 week course. During the course you will develop both basic and advanced skills of the dance, and also explore the language of movement representing an identity rooted in two cultures. Admission: £75.00 (£60.00 concession) for the full 15 week course £6.00 (£4.00 concession) for each session paid separately

Tuesday 26 March, 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm

Body as Canvas First Movement works with learning disabled people across the East Midlands, creating arts projects that develop and promote their unique creativity. Their arts sessions provide a stimulating, positive and supportive environment to encourage active participation. This participatory workshop invites people with learning difficulties to explore a rich sensory environment using sounds, movement and digital drawing projections celebrating the Hindu festival of colour called Holi. Admission: FREE Interested groups/schools should contact glenis@nae.org.uk for advance booking Age range: 16+

Tuesdays from 5 February

Young People’s Panel Made up of 15 - 25 year olds who are passionate about visual and performing arts, these sessions provide insight and experience of working within a creative organisation. The panel meets twice a month to develop their own creative projects and to influence the Youth Programme at New Art Exchange. The Young People’s panel are currently curating their own exhibition of work by young photographers focussing on documentary style photography. This will go on show in the Central Gallery in March (see page 8 for more details). If you are interested in joining the Young People’s Panel please contact roshni@nae.org.uk Admission: FREE Age range: 15 – 25 years

YARD YARD (Youth Arts Research and Development) is a creative hub for young people aged 11-24 to develop skills as performers and creative producers. New members are welcome to join our YARD Theatre every season! Starting on 8 January, YARD theatre will be led by experienced performer and theatre maker, Sooree Pillay. Sooree is a founding member of Frontline Theatre, and trained at The International Jacques Lecoq School of Theatre and The Desmond Jones School of Mime and Physical Theatre. Participants within our YARD theatre groups will be guided through a 12-week course where they will develop a range of skills in spoken word and physical theatre. Taking inspiration from our Main Gallery exhibition the groups will be exploring different methods of storytelling, and ownership of the media, as they develop their own narratives. The workshops will lead to the development of their own original piece of theatre performed in our Performance Space Saturday April 6. Every Tuesday, 5pm – 7pm

YARD Young Actors Company YARD Young Actors weekly sessions provide intensive theatre training for young people aged 15 - 25. During the sessions participants will develop skills in voice, script work, characterisation and movement. Entry into the group is by audition only. Please contact sooree@nae.org.uk for further information. Admission: FREE Age range: 15 – 25 years

Every Wednesday term time only, 5pm – 7pm

YARD Youth Theatre Yard Youth Theatre is for anyone aged 11 - 14 with an interest in theatre and performance. The sessions build self-esteem, confidence and expression. Come along to join in with weekly drama classes, learn new skills, meet new friends and take part in exciting performances. No audition necessary. Admission: FREE Age range: 11 – 14 years

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NAE’s experiMENTOR Programme:

that suppor ts the professional experiM ENTOR is a creative development initiative a public platform for their ing provid whilst es, creativ and artists of development ce the following four introdu to experimentation. This season we are thrilled

Tuesday 29 January, 5pm - 7.30pm

experiM ENTORS:

Teachers Welcome Evening Stimulating new perspectives and the value of diversity in art and society New Art Exchange welcomes all teachers and educators to come along to an evening of networking, sharing and consultation. Come along for a private tour and explore our new contemporary shows: Realism in Rawiya a collection of six female photographs from the Middle East and In Conflict: Reflections of Constant War In Iraq drawings paintings and prints by Satta Hashem. Discuss, listen explore and debate why having a culturally diverse programme can enrich the curriculum and support learning objectives. A perfect time to network, with a glass of wine and sample some tasty treats from around the world compliments of the NAE chefs. Advance bookings essential as places are limited please contact glenis@nae.org.uk Admission: FREE

Who’s in the Kitchen In the Kitchen is NAE’s eve r-changing portfolio of guest chefs from our local community who introduce delicious new dishes to our already tantalisi ng café menu! This season Armindokht Sho osthtari brings a Middle Eastern flavour to our menu with Fesenjun - a speciality chic ken dish from Iran, rich in pomegranate and wal nuts served with aromatic saffron rice! Already an established par t of our NAE team, we would like to thank Arm in for sharing her trusted recipe with our team of café chefs. Don’t forget to check our spe cials board to see what else is on offer this week!

Sister Elements is an artist with a background in Indian Classical Kathak dance and music production. Through the experiM ENTOR programme, Sister Elements will be developing the project ‘Sufi in the City’. The piece will explore the juxtaposition between a series of conflicting themes: the relationship between natural environments and the industrial city; traditional Kathak, Butoh and Sazuki dance and contemporary performance/choreography; spiritualism and modern British secular society. http://sisterelements.co.uk Jasim Ghafur is a multi-disciplinary visual artist born in Tawela, Kurdistan Iraq who has been heavily involved in the political art and human right movement in Kurdistan. Through the experiM ENTOR programme Jasim will be working in developing a video installation: ‘From Streetless City’. The piece is inspired by a modern Iranian poet, Ahmadi Shamlo, and investigates the invisible existence of millions of children who are born into poverty, abuse, social and armed conflict. www.jghafur.blogspot.co.uk

The Cutting Room (Clare Harris and Jennifer Ross) is a curatorial organisation who work within the field of digital technology. Through the experiM ENTOR programme they will develop creative thinking stimulated by Nottingham Playhouse’s production of Kite Runner (April 2013). Their residency will lead to further explorations coinciding with NEAT14 (June-July 2014) resulting in future works. www.the-cutting-room.org Dwayne-Antony Simms is a dance artist and choreographer. His artistic development has taken him through Europe to the United States and Middle East. In 2013 Dwayne will be travelling to Israel to attend an experimental dance residency to develop a new project called ‘Roll on the L.LAW ’. The R&D phase that follows, will utilise the sound scores and photographs from his pilgrimage, to build this durational piece of work. Dwayne will be using NAE’s facilities to develop Roll on the L.LAW.

John Akomfrah, The Unfinished Conversation, 2012. Three-channel video installation.


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The Unfinished Conversation In this multi-layered three-screen installation created by acclaimed film-maker John Akomfrah, The Unfinished Conversation examines the nature of the visual as triggered across an individual’s memory landscape. With particular reference to identity and race, the film presents academic Stuart Hall’s memories and personal archives, extracted and relocated in an imagined and different time to reflect on the questionable nature of memory itself. The Unfinished Conversation premiered at Bluecoat as part of the Liverpool Biennial 2012, NAE are excited to present this work in May 2013! An Autograph ABP Commission. Executive producer Mark Sealy, Director of Autograph ABP. Produced by Lina Gopaul and David Lawson, Smoking Dogs Films Production, in collaboration with Professor Stuart Hall.

Be Like Water Tours Nationally Following rave reviews of its premiere in 2012, Hetain Patel’s Be Like Water – co-commissioned by New Art Exchange, Royal Opera House (ROH2), London and Dance4 – will tour nationally in February. For more information go to: http://www.hetainpatel.com

Anna Ball

Academic-in-Residence Dr Anna Ball of Not tingham Trent University joins us as NAE’s Academic in Residence for the Januar y – April sea son. Anna is Senior Lecturer in English, specialising in postcolonial feminist studies. Her research is concerned with the intersec tion of postcolonialism and feminis m, and their per tinence to questions of culture, identity and power within the Middle East. During this Academic Residen cy at NAE, Anna is looking forward to exploring some of the ways in which her rese arch into gender politics in film and literature also translates into the medium s of photography and art. She is also excited to find out how conversations with artists, curators and audiences might challenge some of the dry, dusty and abstract ideas abo ut culture that are sometimes held by aca demics. Anna will be chairing our conference ‘She Who Tells a Story’ and hosting a num ber of events during the course of the sea son. See pages 9, 10 and 12 for details.

In Memory of Jack

The Jack Vickers Award


“With a book in his hand and an enthusiastic smile ruffled hair but ready to take on the day. This was the way I’d often run into Jack at New Art Exchange where he was an invaluable volunteer. His endless passion and enthusiasm will be hugely missed by all his friends and colleagues at New Art Exchange.” Volunteer Co-Ordinator, Roshni Belakavadi

The Jack Vickers Award is a bursary to support, nurture and recognise the career and interest of young writers interested in the visual arts. It will be awarded to a number of young people aged 18 to 26 based in the East Midlands to write a review of either an exhibition or event at New Art Exchange, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery or one of the independent artist led spaces in this city or beyond. The review will thereafter be published in NVA.

Applicants should submit an essay of 500–1000 words on a recent exhibition or art work. Deadline for the first award is January 7, 2013 at 5pm.

Jack Vickers, writer, born 20 December 1988; died August 28, 2012. He leaves behind a twin sister, Lizzie and elder Brother, Simon. His parents, family and friends have kindly donated a bequest to the New Art Exchange. This donation will go towards funding a bursary for young people interested in contemporary art as Jack was. NAE with Nottingham Visual Art (NVA) have created an award which will be presented three times a year.

Winners of the award will be announced on the 21st of January. All applicants should send their writing to info@ nottinghamvisualarts.net as a word document and include the following details: Full Name: Date of Birth: Email: Telephone Number: The Bursary • Subsidised travel allowance to research a longer piece of writing for publication online and/or in print • Professional practice advice on writing and curating from NAE & NVA • A small fee of £130.00

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New Art Exchange is easily accessible by car, cycle routes and public transport including tram (The Forest stop) and Bus services (78,79,80,81 & L12). For more detailed information on how to get to New Art Exchange please visit our website www.nae.org.uk, email info@nae.org.uk or call us on 0115 924 8630.

The building and facilities are fully accessible on most levels. We have parking spaces available for people with disabilities at the rear of the building, just off Noel Street. For access to the spaces simply call us on 0115 924 8630 to arrange.

How to find us

New Art Exchange is also the perfect place to host your next kid’s party. With 5 packages on offer and fun party food provided, there’s something to suit every taste! Popcorn Party Your child can watch their favourite film on the big screen surrounded by friends. Choose from one of our top ten or bring your own; we’ll provide the popcorn! Arty Party Does your child like making things? Unleash your creative talent with an Arty Party! Something for everyone to make and take home. Dance Party Is your child always full of energy….can’t keep still? This is the party for you! They can move and dance as much as they like, with the latest dance styles and music.

Inspire creative thinking during your next conference and away day, or give your next function an edge by hosting it in one of the nation’s leading contemporary arts spaces. Just minutes by tram from the city centre, our performance space – previously hosting Mercury Award nominated and MOBO winning artists – provides an inspiring environment, and our other spaces offer the perfect setting for more practical sessions. For more information or to tour our facilities please contact the booking team on bookings@nae.org.uk or 0115 924 8630

This brochure is available in large text, audio and other formats. If you would like it in a different format, please get in touch with us on info@nae.org.uk.

Noel Street

Hyson Green Market

Towards Town / Mansfield Road The Forest


Disco Ball Party Young and old, everyone loves a disco. Bring your own playlist and we will get the mirror ball spinning! Karaoke Party Exercise your vocals with a karaoke party. Choose, learn and sing your favourite songs with your child and their friends! For more information to place a booking call: 01159248630 or contact us on: bookings@nae.org.uk

Bus Station / Railway station


Event / Activity



Saturday 12 January Saturday 12 January

Gallery Tour with Satta Hashem, Exhibiting Artist In Conflict: Reflections on the Constant War in Iraq , Satta Hashem Creative Painting & Drawing Workshop Realism in Rawiya Saleem Arif Quadri MBE in conversation Gallery Tour with Saleem Arif Quadri MBE & Rawiya Artist Teacher's Welcome Evening Launch of the Nottingham Trent University Postcolonial Speakers Series Light Night Special ISHRAQAH ISHRAQAH Gallery Tour with Rawiya Artist Accessorize Yourself! We tell the story! Street Seems Different Now Zoe Rahman Live and in conversation Gallery Tour with Jasim Ghafur, experiMENTORS International Women's Day Event with Dr Anna Ball FORMAT EXPOSURE: Therblig Wideyed Still, Young People’s Panel Exhibition Latin American Women in the UK meet : eat : talk Gallery Tour with Wideyed Collective The Story Of Me Good Hair (followed by DJ in the café) VOCAL: Six women, six voices Gallery Tour with Sarah Sayeed, experiMENTOR Fact or Fiction Fact or Fiction CULTURE + CONFLICT: Engage now rather than observe YARD Youth Theatre Performances You, your place…and all the stuff connected WALL Prism of Feminism, Spoken Word Where do we go now? Gallery Tour with Anna Ball, Senior Lecturer, School of Arts and Humanities My Family in Print! Printmaking Workshop Dreams of a Life

3.30pm 3pm – 5pm

Gallery Tour Launch Party / Exhibition

2pm - 4pm 6pm – 9pm 7pm - 8pm 12pm 5pm - 7.30pm 6.30pm - 8pm

Family Friendly Workshop Launch Party / Exhibition Lectures, Presentations, Q & A, Debate Gallery Tour Lectures, Presentations, Q & A, Debate Lectures, Presentations, Q & A, Debate

6pm - 9pm 2pm - 6pm 11.30am - 5pm 12pm 2pm - 4pm 10am - 12pm 10am - 12pm 7.30pm - 9.15pm 12pm 6.30pm - 8pm N/A N/A N/A 6.30pm - 9pm 12pm 2pm - 4pm 7pm - 8.30pm 6pm – 8.30pm 12pm 10am - 4pm 10am - 4pm 7pm - 9pm 6.30pm - 8pm 10am - 12pm 10am - 12pm 8pm - 10pm 7pm - 8.50pm 12pm

Family Friendly Workshop Festival Festival Gallery Tour Family Friendly Workshop Half Term Activity Half Term Activity Performance Gallery Tour Lectures, Presentations, Q & A, Debate Exhibition Exhibition Exhibition Lectures, Presentations, Q & A, Debate Gallery Tour Family Friendly Workshop Film Screening Lectures, Presentations, Q & A, Debate Gallery Tour Easter Holiday Activity Easter Holiday Activity Lectures, Presentations, Q & A, Debate Performance Easter Holiday Activity Easter Holiday Activity Performance Film Screening Gallery Tour

2pm - 4pm 7pm - 8.35pm

Family Friendly Workshop Film Screening

Saturday 19 January Thursday 24 January Thursday 24 January Saturday 26 January Tuesday 29 January Thursday 31 January Friday 8 February Friday 15 February Saturday 16 February Saturday 16 February Saturday 16 February Tuesday 19 February Wednesday 20 February Friday 22 February Saturday 2 March Thursday 7 March Friday 8 March Friday 8 March Friday 8 March Thursday 14 March Saturday 16 March Saturday 16 March Friday 22 March Thursday 28 March Saturday 30 March Tuesday 2 April Wednesday 3 April Thursday 4 April Saturday 6 April Tuesday 9 April Wednesday 10 April Thursday 11 April Friday 12 April Saturday 13 April Saturday 13 April Friday 26 April Regular Workshops Saturdays (from 12 January)

Kathak Dance (Beginners and Children 6 years +)

9.30am - 10.30am Regular Workshop

Saturdays (from 12 January)

Kathak Dance (Advanced)

10.30am - 12pm

Regular Workshop

Tuesday 26 March

Body as Canvas

10am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm

Regular Workshop


Young People's Panel

Tuesdays (and Wednesdays)

YARD Young Actors Company

5pm - 7pm

Regular Workshop

Wednesdays (term time only)

YARD Youth Theatre

5pm - 7pm

Regular Workshop

Acknowledgments We would like to acknowledge the financial support New Art Exchange has received from our Funders and Partners.

Regular Workshop

Revenue Funding

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Capital Funders

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Profile for New Art Exchange

NAE Brochure: January – April 2013  

Featuring Rawiya collective’s exhibition, Realism in Rawiya.

NAE Brochure: January – April 2013  

Featuring Rawiya collective’s exhibition, Realism in Rawiya.