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New Art Exchange April – June 2016 EXHIBITIONS | EVENTS | FAMILY ACTIVITIES | CAFÉ BAR | MINI GOLF


CAFÉ BAR + VISITOR INFORMATION

NAE CaféBar is back! Our CaféBar refurbishment is now complete and we will be fully open for business. Come join us and experience our world cuisine menu in our sunfilled CaféBar – a great space to relax and spend time with friends, family and colleagues. Further refurbishment to improve our front of house experience will take place during the summer. cafe@nae.org.uk Twitter and Instagram: @NAECafeBar

LEISURE LAND FRIDAYS

SPACES FOR HIRE Our Performance Space, Learning Room, and Meeting Room are available to hire for your meeting or event. Technical support and catering options are available.

Round off the week with dinner, drinks, and a game of mini-golf! Every Friday until 9pm this season.

bookings@nae.org.uk

CAFÉ TIMES

GALLERY TIMES

Mon, 9am – 6pm Tue – Wed, 9am – 7pm Thu, 9am – 6pm Fri, 9am – 9pm Sat, 9.30am – 6pm Sun, 10am – 6pm

Mon, 11am – 6pm Tue – Wed, 11am – 7pm Thu, 11am – 6pm Fri, 11am – 9pm Sat – Sun, 11am – 6pm

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WELCOME

NAE IS IN FULL SWING… Straight out of Venice Biennale, Doug Fishbone’s artist designed miniature golf course lands on the fairways of Hyson Green, Nottingham. We invite you to play a round of this sculpturally brilliant course, full of obstacles and playful encounters, which prompt us to think about the world we are in. We welcome back past exhibitors, including John Akomfrah, Hetain Patel and Yara El-Sherbini, and we welcome a new addition to the course, Reactor, with their Florida style alligator. If a busy work schedule is getting you down, Nottingham artist Candice Jacobs’ Sunscreen invites you to download a free screensaver, each designed by one of 40 Midlands artists.

sounds, and tastes of our international neighbourhood. Look out for stalls by some of Nottingham’s valued centres of community, including Women’s Culture Exchange, Himmah and Screaming Carrot. We continue our partnership with Nottingham Beyond Borders, in a week that honours the positive contributions that refugees make to society. We also celebrate the birthday of a longterm collaborating partner, Manushi, who lead our weekly Kathak classes, turning 20 years old in a central gallery exhibition and a celebratory evening of performance. Do engage, play and tee off with us this season and as Reactor might say, see you later alligator…

Also this season, we welcome back Saturday Art Club for young people and families, and NAE CaféBar reopens its delicious menu. Our annual food and culture festival, Melting Pot, returns celebrating the vibrant sights,

Skinder Hundal

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Image credit: Previous page: Mohamed El Nahas; Bartosz Kali; Mohamed El Nahas. Curent page: Ellie Harrison, Life Raft, 2015, photo by Sebastiano Luciano.


EXHIBITIONS

Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf

#LLGolf

Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf is a fully playable, miniature golf course, designed and made by 10 leading voices from the contemporary art world. Visitors are invited to tee-off solo, or come as a group of friends and family to see who can putt the winning score!

Image credit: Current page: John Akomfrah, The Turkey Shoot Galactico, 2015, photo by Sebastiano Luciano. Next page: Yara El-Sherbini, Putting a Hole in the Wall, 2015, photo by Sebastiano Luciano.

Regardless of who wins, Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf promises a playful and thought-provoking journey for all. Amongst other obstacles, the exhibition challenges players to pitch their ball across the treacherous straits of the English Channel, traverse hazardous checkpoints, survive the allures and pitfalls of 21st century living, whilst negotiating

MAIN GALLERY + MEZZANINE GALLERY 2 April – 19 June 2016 EXHIBITION LAUNCH Friday 1 April 2016, 6pm – 9pm

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EXHIBITIONS

Leisure Land Golf was originally produced in 2015 by EM15 for the premiere presentation by the East Midlands at the Venice Biennale. EM15 is a collective of arts organisations from the East Midlands: NAE (Executive Producer), QUAD, One Thoresby Street and Beacon Art Project with support from Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.

MBE, John Akomfrah OBE, Hetain Patel, Yara El-Sherbini, Ellie Harrison, Candice Jacobs, Lindsay Seers, Eyal Weizman, Reactor and Doug Fishbone himself.

a twisted sea snake, hidden catapults, and a giant pair of golfing shorts along the way. Beyond the sculptural brilliance of the greens, by playing a round and immersing oneself in the game, visitors will connect with important cultural topics including migration, global warming and globalisation, and experience a world misshapen by our consumer habits and desires.

Discover more about Leisure Land Golf through our programme of events. Join Doug Fishbone for a round of golf (see page 9), hear from other exhibiting artists including Ellie Harrison and Reactor in a panel discussion event (see page 10) and learn more about Hetain Patel’s experience of creating his golfing green (see page 10).

Conceived by Doug Fishbone – an artist known for his humorous forms of institutional critique such as installing a fake painting at Dulwich Picture Gallery – the exhibiting artists featured in Leisure Land Golf are: Yinka Shonibare

Free entry. £2 pp to play, £1.50 concessions. Special family rates are also available. 5


EXHIBITIONS

Image credit: Current page: Candice Jacobs, collage of Sunscreen artworks. Next page: Hisham Helmy.

Sunscreen RESOURCE AREA 2 April – 19 June 2016 EXHIBITION LAUNCH Friday 1 April 2016, 6pm – 9pm

Conceived by Candice Jacobs, Sunscreen is an online project of 40 digital artworks in the form of downloadable screensavers. Visitors to Sunscreen (sun-screen.uk) are invited to select and install their screensaver of choice onto their own work stations for free. Only flickering into life when you have momentarily disconnected from your PC, the digital artworks intend to offer a precious moment of reprieve from the working day, and remind us of the blurred space that exists between work and leisure.

Artists include: Pio Abad, Frank Abbott, Liam Aiken, Bruce Asbestos, Jonathan Baldock & Rafal Zajko, Anna Barham, Dinah Berger, Wayne Burrows, Clare Charnley, Lotti Closs, Mike Cooter, Blue Curry, Alice Gale Feeny, Blue Firth, Lynn Fulton, GÂST (Laura Mahony, Dale Fearnley), Julie Henry & Debbie Bragg, Joey Holder, Abi Hubbard, Harminder Singh Judge, Jake Kent, John Lawrence, Feng-Ru Lee, Dinu Li, Scott Mason, David Moore, Shana Moulton, Fay Nicholson, Karl Ohiri & Sayed Hasan, Rebecca Ounstead, Alex Pain, Mathew Parkin, Alia Pathan, Sooree Pillay @ # 61, Yelena Popova, Simon Raven, Joe Hannibal Rowley, Oliver Tirré, Freddy Tuppen, Jessica Voorsanger.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOUNDS OF BELIEF

EMERGE

MANUSHI 20

NOTTINGHAM TRENT CENTRAL GALLERY

UNIVERSITY’S 20TH BA

CENTRAL GALLERY

9 April – 15 May 2016

PHOTOGRAPHY DEGREE

11 June – 3 July 2016

SHOW FESTIVAL EXHIBITION LAUNCH

EXHIBITION LAUNCH Saturday 9 April, 3pm – 5pm

CENTRAL GALLERY

Friday 17 June, 7pm – 9pm

21 May 2016 – 5 June 2016

Sounds of Belief envelops the entire Central Gallery in sounds of worship and practices of belief. Developed by Fayrouz Kaddal with Daniel Merrill, the project was inspired by Kaddal’s experience of living in Hyson Green for one year. Struck by the diversity of spiritual groups in the area, Kaddal was inspired to explore the unique sounds through which belief is expressed, whilst also identifying the commonalities across practices (see page 9).

NAE forms a key venue in this city-wide festival, which showcases the creativity of Nottingham Trent University’s students in their diverse explorations of photography as a medium. NAE will host a selection of degree show exhibitions, providing a platform for soon-to-be graduates from the BA (Hons) Photography programme.

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Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Nottingham-based dance company, Manushi, this exhibition explores the history of the organisation and presents images of some of their most memorable performances. Having worked with Manushi for a number of years, NAE is pleased to showcase their work, which has inspired a passion for South Asian dance. The exhibition launch begins a year of celebrations (see page 11).


EVENTS

DOUG FISHBONE’S LEISURE LAND GOLF

BITES LIVE

EXHIBITION LAUNCH

Wednesday 6 April

PUBLIC SPHERE: PROCESS AND PRACTICES

Friday 1 April

6.30pm – 9pm

DISCUSSION

PERFORMANCE

6pm – 9pm

Grab your putter as our gallery spaces are transformed into a unique 10-hole miniature golf course. With each golfing green designed by an acclaimed artist including Yinka Shonibare MBE and John Akomfrah OBE, this will be an exhibition launch like no other. Enjoy our DJ set by Daddy Crucial and hear welcome speeches from Arts Council England CEO Darren Henley, NAE CEO Skinder Hundal and lead artist Doug Fishbone. Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival!

Thursday 7 April

Bites Live is part scratch night, part chill-out and part social with music, delicious food and fresh performances. Nonsuch Theatre and NAE have created this special event to give artists and audiences the chance to share, discuss and shape performance work still in its early stages. So sit back, relax, make some notes, eat well, drink and enjoy! #BitesNAE Admission: £5

6pm – 8pm

Focusing on the relationship between art and public space, this discussion event is the culmination of months of conversations with artists, institutions and communities across the city undertaken by Italian curator Claudio Zecchi. The event will explore how art engages with the local community, and the legacy of these relationships.

Including light refreshments. Age range: Some content may

Admission: FREE

be of an adult nature

Age range: All are welcome

Admission: FREE Leisure Land Golf can be played

Image credit: Current page: Sebastiano Luciano; Mohamed El Nahas; Mohamed El Nahas. Next page: Hisham Helmy; Thierry Bal; John Newling, Notions of Value: Know You Are Loved, 2013, photo by Jo Wheeler.

for the reduced rate of £1 pp during the launch event. Age range: All are welcome

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EVENTS

SOUNDS OF BELIEF

INTERROGATING THE POWER OF ART

Saturday 9 April

A ROUND OF GOLF WITH DOUG FISHBONE!

3pm – 5pm

GALLERY TOUR

DISCUSSION

Friday 15 April

Tuesday 19 April

6pm & 7pm

6pm – 8pm

Join Leisure Land Golf creator and artist Doug Fishbone for a game of mini-golf like no other! Known for using humour in his work as a means to critique, Doug will putt his way through the 10-hole course, discussing key themes of the exhibition and his wider practice. Doug will nominate visitors to play the course, becoming a part of this unique participatory artwork. Please book for one round, either at 6pm or 7pm.

This panel discussion event asks: can art influence social and political action? Chaired by Jennie Syson, join Artist John Newling, Chair of One Nottingham Jane Todd, Manager of County Youth Arts Andy Dawson and NTU BA Politics student Karl Stanley as they focus on issues such as public funding for both communities and arts education. Further panellists to be announced.

EXHIBITION LAUNCH

Celebrate the diversity of beliefs within Nottingham with the special launch event of our exhibition, Sounds of Belief (see page 7). Visitors will be welcomed by Fayrouz Kaddal, an Egyptian musician who has developed this project through extensive research, as well as Mazher Hussain from Nottingham Interfaith Council. Complimentary refreshments will be available. Admission: FREE Age range: All are welcome

NTU INTER-FESTIVAL 2016 /

Admission: FREE Admission: FREE Age range: All are welcome Booking recommended. Book through www.nae.org.uk or call 0115 9248630. 9

Age range: All are welcome


EVENTS

MELTING POT FESTIVAL

A ROUND AND AROUND

ON THE GREEN WITH HETAIN PATEL

Saturday 7 May

DISCUSSION

GALLERY TOUR

12pm – 5pm

Thursday 19 May

Friday 10 June

6.30pm – 8.30pm

6.30pm – 7.30pm

Doug Fishbone is joined by exhibiting artists Ellie Harrison and Reactor to reflect on the nature of participatory art, and how context has the potential to influence meaning. Known for her work challenging the absurdities of the capitalist system, Harrison joins the conversation via Skype as she participates in her project The Glasgow Effect. Nottingham-based collective Reactor create work exploring the ways in which culture and common beliefs hold together specific social groups.

Hetain Patel will provide an artist’s perspective in creating his golfing green. Having graduated from Nottingham Trent University, his practice encompasses live performance, video, photography and sculpture. He has presented work at Tate Modern, Sadler’s Wells and TEDGlobal. Patel will provide insight into how he creatively responded to the project brief and how the piece sits within his wider practice.

Calling all food lovers! NAE’s annual food and culture festival is back, celebrating the vibrancy and diversity of Hyson Green and Forest Fields. Come along and enjoy delicious dishes from all around the world. Developed with local community organisations, the festival brings together local chefs, dancers, musicians and audiences. Look out for activities led by local young people too! Admission: FREE Age range: All are welcome

Admission: FREE Age range: All are welcome Image credit: Current page: Bartosz Kali; Sam Meech; Thierry Bal. Next page: Ray Wood; Mohammed El Nahas; Lynn Alleva Lilley.

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Admission: FREE Age range: All are welcome


EVENTS

MANUSHI 20 EXHIBITION LAUNCH /

LIGHTS, CAMERA, APP-TION

QUEENS OF SYRIA (2014)

PERFORMANCE

NOTTINGHAM SCHOOL'S

REFUGEE WEEK FILM

Friday 17 June

FILM FESTIVAL SHARING /

FESTIVAL SCREENING

7pm – 9pm

FAMILY

Friday 24 June

20, 21, 22 & 23 June 2016

7pm – 9pm

Join Manushi Dance Company to mark their 20th anniversary with an evening of celebration packed with live performances. Co-founder Vina Ladwa will present the best of Manushi, past and present, in addition to live music from Midlandsbased band, Muha. This celebration of Manushi’s history coincides with the launch of an exhibition displaying images from the company’s archives (see page 7). Look out for more Manushi 20 celebrations across the city this year.

6pm – 7pm daily

Admission: FREE

Admission: FREE

Age range: All are welcome

Age range: All are welcome

Arabic with English subtitles

Showcasing work produced by local young people in their classrooms, The Central Learning Partnership is launching its very first schools’ film festival. Capturing young people’s imaginations through animation and multi-media techniques, local primary schools have created a selection of short films, learning new skills along the way. Come along to this sharing of their creative work and celebrate with parents and friends.

Dir: Yasmin Fedda

Fifty women from Syria, all forced into exile in Jordan, came together in Autumn 2013 to create and perform their own version of The Trojan Women, the timeless Ancient Greek tragedy about the plight of women in war. Following the film will be a panel discussion featuring two speakers from Syria in addition to Dr Agnes Woolley from Royal Holloway College, University of London, and Emeritus Professor Roger Bromley from University of Nottingham. Admission: FREE Age range: All are welcome

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Melting Pot

FESTIVAL Saturday 7 May, 12pm – 5pm WORLD FOOD STALLS / DANCE / LIVE MUSIC / FAMILY ACTIVITIES / FOOD BANK

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I n partnership with: Women’s Culture Exchange, Himmah, The Screaming Carrot, Manushi Dance Company, plus more. FREE!


YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES

SATURDAY ART CLUB! Saturday 23 April / Saturday 14 May

EASTER HOLIDAY DANCE WORKSHOP

Saturday 28 May / Saturday 11 June

Monday 11 – Thursday 14 April

10am – 12pm

10am – 2pm daily

Join in a range of fun family friendly crafts and arts activities. Parents and children of all ages can participate and become part of our growing NAE community. Join one session or all!

Inspired by our exhibition, Leisure Land Golf, in four days we will prepare a performance about leisure time and how we like – or would like – to spend it! Get creative and learn new dance skills. Admission: FREE

Josh@nae.org.uk Admission: FREE

Age range: 10 – 16 yrs / No experience necessary

Age range: All are welcome

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Saturday Art Club is designed for parents/carers session, to play and create together.

HALF TERM DRAMA WORKSHOP

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Tuesday 31 May – Friday 3 June

to stay with their young people throughout the

10am – 2pm daily

YARD YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE

We will explore our dreams through drama: what are they about, why do we dream, and what does this say about us? Parents and friends are invited to a sharing event on Friday.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 12 April – 13 July 5pm - 7pm

Learn the art of creating theatre whilst building confidence and making new friends. YARD is currently fully subscribed, but please contact us if you would like to be placed on our waiting list.

Admission: FREE Age range: 10 – 16 yrs / No experience necessary Young people attending our holiday workshops

Sooree@nae.org.uk

are required to come to all sessions.

Admission: FREE

Please book on 0115 9248630,

Age range: Tue 7 – 11 yrs / Wed 11 – 16 yrs.

and let us know if you are no longer able to attend.

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Image credit: Previous page: Bartosz Kali. Current page: Hisham Helmy; Mohammed El Nahas.


SUNDAY CLASSES

KATHAK

CAPOEIRA FOR KIDS

Sundays from 10 April

Sundays from 3 April

CONTEMPORARY DANCE LAB

10am – 12pm

12.30pm – 1.30pm

Sundays from 3 April – 29 May

Kathak is one of the eight classical dances of India that has a strong emphasis on rhythm, expression and grace. Join Vina Ladwa, a trained Kathak dance teacher for this course. Sessions are suitable for beginners.

Capoeira is an AfroBrazilian sport, teaching percussion, acrobatics, dance and martial arts. Kids will learn to do cool moves, play drums, and even sing in Brazilian Portuguese!

Book the full 16 week term:

Admission: £5 per child per

£80 adult (19 yrs +)

session, with various monthly/

£64 children (5 - 19 yrs)

family discounts available

Pay on the day: £6 for all

Age range: 4 – 7 yrs

Beginners 2pm – 3pm

› www.capoeiranottingham.co.uk

Advanced 3pm – 4pm

Join these contemporary dance lessons with internationally experienced dance teacher Antonio Abatangelo. Learn release work, floor work and improvisational dance techniques and meet new people in a warm and welcoming space. Perfect for beginners and dancers looking to restart their practice. Part of Chez-toi project. › www.antonioabatangelo.it Admission: FREE Age range: 18 yrs +

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Image credit: Current page: Bartosz Kali; Bartosz Kali; Hisham Helmy. Next page: Hurvin Anderson, Afrosheen, 2009, oil on canvas, 250cm x 208cm.


OPPORTUNITIES

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Do you have a creative event, workshop or project you want to share with the community? We are always looking for new ways to collaborate with local artists, groups and organisations, and to make links with new audiences. Boseda@nae.org.uk

EXPERIMENTOR ExperiMentor is a bespoke support programme for creative practitioners, which provides space, time and resources for research and development. Bethan@nae.org.uk (visual arts) Sooree@nae.org.uk (performance arts)

VOLUNTEERING Would you like to gain skills and experience in the arts? We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our friendly team. volunteer@nae.org.uk

SCHOOL VISITS NAE’s exhibitions provide a rich creative learning opportunity for young people of all ages and abilities. NAE can provide gallery tours and special workshops, or school groups can chose to visit in a self-led capacity. Sooree@nae.org.uk

ON TOUR THIS SEASON The Commonality of Strangers by Mahtab Hussain, Sandwell Arts Café, 14 April – 28 May 2016. The Current Situation by Yara El Sherbini, Gallery Oldham, 28 May – 17 September 2016.

LOOKING AHEAD

HURVIN ANDERSON EXHIBITION LAUNCH Friday 1 July 2016 6pm – 9pm

Hurvin Anderson’s art explores themes of memory and place. He is best known for evocative paintings of lush landscapes, urban

barbershops and sites of leisure where the mind is free to wander, often alluding to his Caribbean heritage. A new painting from this exhibition has been selected to enter Arts Council England’s national art collection as part of their 70th Anniversary celebrations. 15

REAL CREATIVE FUTURES We plan to run a new programme of creative business support in 2016. rcf@nae.org.uk

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

ACCESS PROGRAMME Each season NAE hosts Verbal Imaging Gallery Tours for the visually impaired. The next session is Tuesday 7 June, 12pm. We also host Body as Canvas, a participatory workshop for young adults with learning and physical disabilities, taking place on Thursday 9 June, 10.30 & 1pm. Safiya@nae.org.uk


ALL EVENTS

April Fri 1

6pm – 9pm

Exhibition Launch

Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf

Wed 6

6.30pm – 9pm

Performance

Bites Live

Thu 7

6pm – 8pm

Discussion

Public Sphere: Process and Practices

Sat 9

3pm – 5pm

Exhibition Launch

Sounds of Belief

Mon 11 – Thu 14

10am – 2pm

Young People

Easter Holiday Dance Workshop

Fri 15

6pm & 7pm

Gallery Tour

A Round of Golf with Doug Fishbone!

Tue 19

6pm – 8pm

Discussion

Interrogating the Power of Art

Sat 23

10am – 12pm

Family

Saturday Art Club

Sat 7

12pm – 5pm

Festival

Melting Pot

Sat 14

10am – 12pm

Family

Saturday Art Club

May

Thu 19

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Discussion

A Round and Around

Sat 28

10am – 12pm

Family

Saturday Art Club

Tue 31 – Fri 3 June

10am – 2pm

Young People

Half Term Drama Workshop

Tue 7

12pm

Gallery Tour / Access Programme

Verbal Imaging Tour

Thu 9

10.30 & 1pm

Access Programme

Body as Canvas

Fri 10

6.30pm – 7.30pm

Gallery Tour

On the Green with Hetain Patel

Sat 11

10am – 12pm

Family

Saturday Art Club

Fri 17

7pm – 9pm

Exhibition Launch / Performance

Manushi 20 Launch

Mon 20 – Thu 23

6pm – 7pm

Family

Lights, Camera, APP-tion

Fri 24

7pm – 9pm

Refugee Week Film Screening

Queens of Syria (2014)

June

Looking Ahead: Friday 1 July, Exhibition Launch: Hurvin Anderson Collaborating organisations this season: Beacon Art Project, BCC Credito Cooperativo, Central Learning Partnership Trust, LEVEL, Manushi, My Sight Nottinghamshire, neat16, Nonsuch Theatre, Nottingham Beyond Borders, Nottingham Trent University, One Thoresby Street, QUAD, The Grand Tour, The University of Nottingham. New Art Exchange | Registered Charity No. 1121755 | Company No. 04899786 | Registered in England & Wales

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