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new art exchange CULTURALLY DIVERSE ARTS FOR ALL | FREE

JANUARY – MARCH 2019


SAVE THE DATE

Submission Deadline 12 May 2019 Exhibition Launch 12 July 2019

An open exhibition celebrating Nottinghamshire talent, and UK artists of culturally diverse heritage and those exploring diversity within their practice. 2

For more information: www.nae.org.uk/open


Welcome 2019 In 2019 we all need to laugh more, especially with a count-down to uncertainty looming. To liven up the deflection with an exuberantly designed collision, is Hardeep Pandhal – featuring colourful portrayals and cultural exchanges with his mother lost in translation. Recently nominated for the Jarman Film Award 2018, the Glasgow-based Brummie is a rising star. In an exhibition across NAE and Primary, Pandhal draws on Sikh and Panjabi contexts, working with animation, illustration, sculpture and textiles. His post-colonial trauma brings a testing humour. Also exhibiting is Shiraz Bayjoo, a multi-disciplinary artist exploring important contexts and histories between East Asia, India and East Africa. Through his work he repositions global conversations on de-colonisation, challenging Eurocentric perspectives drawing from his Mauritian ancestors, and heritage. International to local voices in the public programme include South African artist Sethembile Msezane, who delivers a performance exploring themes of femicide. Coleen Francis’s Colour of Love exhibition shares stories of mixed race Nottingham couples post-war. The Polish Fat Thursday and Persian Nowruz events celebrate global culture in a four hour feast of cultural exchange. Our artist development, family and young people’s programmes and regular courses continue to inspire and develop new generations. Join us in 2019; we look forward to seeing you.

GALLERY & CAFÉBAR OPENING TIMES Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm Saturday: 10am – 5pm Sunday: 10am – 4pm Closed Bank Holidays Closed for changeover Sunday 6 and 13 January

Opposite The Forest Tram Stop 39-41 Gregory Boulevard Nottingham NG7 6BE www.nae.org.uk 0115 924 8630

Collaborating organisations this season: Nottingham City of Literature, Primary, Tyburn Gallery, UK Young Artists, The Colour of Love, LEVEL, Signpost to Polish Success, Nottingham Equal, My Sight Nottinghamshire, YANA, Matera Open Future, Architecture of

Skinder Hundal

Shame, IAC – Matera, Zee JLF,

CEO, New Art Exchange

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EXHIBITIONS

HARDEEP PANDHAL

The exhibits at NAE include an oversized hoodie, redefined by the artist as a cloak. Knitted by Pandhal’s mother, the cloak was then adorned with his own hand embroidery. Pandhal’s suggestive designs pull the threads tightly together, creating bodily-like protrusions. Pandhal and his mother are divided by language, he speaks little Punjabi, while she speaks little English. What is lost in translation is found, hinting at things that are known without being spoken.

Paranoid Picnic: The Phantom BAME 19 JANUARY – 17 MARCH 2019 EXHIBITION LAUNCH Friday 18 January: 5pm – 7pm, Primary 6pm – 9pm, NAE

The cloak is displayed unfinished, amongst a series of sculptural foregrounds. Perforated with semi-functional head holes, the foregrounds invite visitors to perform and play with identity. However, whilst the sculptures borrow from the distinctly British aesthetic of Victorianera seaside amusements, the imagery at play comprises Karni Bharni (depictions of hell in popular Indian print culture), an adaptation of 2Pac's posthumous album cover Makaveli, and an imagined character wearing coattails inspired by graphic novels.

Paranoid Picnic: The Phantom BAME is a new solo exhibition by artist Hardeep Pandhal which confronts post-colonial traumas with testing humour. The exhibition takes place across two sites in Nottingham: New Art Exchange and Primary. This dual setting creates what the artist describes as ‘parodic parallel worlds’ into which he projects his frustration of societal structures. Pandhal typically works with non-linear forms of digital video which layer lurid hand drawn cartoons, psychedelic and disorienting narratives with his own deadpan rap music. For Paranoid Picnic, Pandhal has created a new video installation to be presented at Primary. The piece, exploring themes of heritage, acts of remembering and nostalgia, samples scenes from the BBC mini-series Cranford (2007), a Neo-Victorian adaption of Elizabeth Gaskell’s classic fiction.

Hand-drawings, the mainstay of Pandhal’s practice, frame the installation at both NAE and Primary. Ranging from works on paper to doodles-in-the margins type illustrations drawn freely on the gallery walls, the imagery offers a glimpse into Pandhal’s wider thinking and extends the social commentary feel of his practice. The exhibition continues at Primary, 33 Seely Road, NG7 1NU. See www. weareprimary.org for opening hours. Paranoid Picnic: The Phantom BAME, is a cross site exhibition by New Art Exchange and Primary.

The works presented at NAE continue this dialogue, drawing on a range of historical influences to further Pandhal’s interest in ‘dissonant heritage’ – the way in which societal stories and identities are subject to conflicting realities that warp and shift through time.

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EXHIBITIONS

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EXHIBITIONS

SHIRAZ BAYJOO

Searching for Libertalia 19 JANUARY – 17 MARCH 2019

Searching for Libertalia brings together new and existing works by artist Shiraz Bayjoo. Bayjoo’s artworks draw on personal and public archives to address cultural memory, nationhood, and the challenges of establishing a collective identity within a globalised postcolonial context. Working across media Bayjoo’s practice explores the legacy of colonialism across the Indian Ocean region and its complex histories of slavery, migrations and conquest.

Searching for Libertalia spans from video to painting and photographs to archive materials bridging gaps between dominant narratives of colonisation and hidden histories. Visitors will experience artworks and archive materials displayed in luxuriant frames, magnificent wall cabinets, and an imposing wooden vitrine alluding to the influence of domestic, religious and institutional spaces in which the creation of historical narratives take place.

The exhibition intertwines three historical narratives about the island of Madagascar – its history of piracy with the story of Captain Misson, slave trading by the French East India Company throughout the 17th to 19th century, and the Malagasy fight for independence from France’s Vichy government during the Second World War. The interlinking between these distinct narratives reveals the repetitive nature of history. Searching for Libertalia also underlines liberation and anti-colonial movements in African post-colonies and their relation to contemporary questions of race and identity.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a programme of events. These include a gallery tour led by the artist and curator, and an artist talk with guest speakers which will connect the artwork with the historical context of Madagascar, and more broadly the Indian Ocean region, and its contemporary legacies. See pages 10 and 11 for related events.

Image credits Cover: Shiraz Bayjoo, The Magician, 2018, courtesy the artist. P1: Tom Morley. P5: Hardeep Pandhal, Untitled, 2017, printed plastic, powder coated metal. Installation view by Janina Sabaliauskaite. P7: Shiraz Bayjoo, Sakalava Woman, 2018, courtesy Shiraz Bayjoo and Ed Cross Fine Art.

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EXHIBITIONS

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ARTIST PERFORMANCE

Image credits P8: Sethembile Msezane, courtesy Tyburn Gallery. P9: Courtesy UKYA; Matt Greenwood; courtesy Colleen Francis.

SETHEMBILE MSEZANE

Signal Her Return III PERFORMANCE:

FRIDAY 1 FEBRUARY, 7PM-8PM

South African artist Sethembile Msezane presents a living installation of flames, braids of hair and bells, setting the space for a narration of stories of women who have lost their lives at the hands of violence. Signal Her Return III interrogates the history of the vilification of women that ultimately leads to their demise. Brought into this world with a name, some of these women’s lives have ended as a femicide statistic, erasing their very existence.

Using interdisciplinary practice including performance, photography, film and sculpture, Msezane’s practice creates commanding works, heavy with spiritual and political symbolism. Her work also examines the processes of mythmaking which are used to construct history, calling attention to the absence of the black female body in both the narratives and physical spaces of historical commemoration.

Central to the piece is a figure by the name of Time who is all of these women and yet is none them, serving as a witness to their horrors and their communicator. Signal Her Return III meditates on the call to remember the spirits of the women who have passed.

Presented in collaboration with Tyburn Gallery.

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For more information and booking please see page 11.


EXHIBITIONS

UKYA CITY TAKEOVER: NOTTINGHAM 2019

THE COLOUR OF LOVE 22 FEBRUARY – 24 MARCH 2018

7 – 13 FEBRUARY 2019 EXHIBITION LAUNCH

UK Young Artists (UKYA) City Takeover comes to Nottingham! The event will span the city for seven days, immersing visitors in an array of innovative and contemporary artworks by over 250 artists aged 18–35. Working across disciplines of visual arts the event will create a survey of contemporary UK practice alongside artists from China, South Korea, Europe and the Mediterranean. NAE will showcase several artists in our Central Gallery stairwell space, including photography and video from Alessandro Tricarico (Italy), Marco Tagliafico (Italy), Matt Greenwood (UK), Vittorio Campanella and Emanuele Piras (Italy). Several other artists feature in our live events programme, see page 12 for details.

Friday 22 February, 6pm – 8.30pm

The Colour of Love focuses on capturing and archiving the experiences of Black African-Caribbean and White British people who were in mixed race relationships in Nottinghamshire during the 1940s – 1970s. Through working with volunteers from the community, the project has spoken to over one hundred Nottinghamshire residents who have helped to shape the research. This exhibition presents a small selection of family photographs put forward by contributors. The project uncovers stories of lives lived as part of a mixedrace couple, with all of the challenges, prejudices but also joy that brought. Presented in partnership with The Colour of Love.

www.ukyoungartists.co.uk

Access to our Central Gallery stairwell exhibition space is partially limited. Artworks that cannot be viewed from the fully accessible landing areas are reproduced in print form and available to view at reception. 9


EVENTS

SHIRAZ BAYJOO & HARDEEP PANDHAL

HARDEEP PANDHAL GALLERY TOUR

SHIRAZ BAYJOO IN CONVERSATION

EXHIBITION LAUNCH & PARTY

Saturday 19 Jan

DISCUSSION

Friday 18 January

12pm – 1.30pm

Thursday 24 January

Primary: 5pm – 7pm NAE: 6pm – 9pm

Join us for a first look at the works of Shiraz Bayjoo and Hardeep Pandhal. Bayjoo explores the history of colonialism in Madagascar, while Pandhal presents surreal illustrations confronting post-colonial trauma. With a global soul DJ set by Omar Sultani and a free drink on arrival. Due to the cross-site nature of Pandhal’s exhibition, his show will also be launching at Primary 5pm – 7pm. A limited number of free taxis to NAE will be available from 7pm.

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Paranoid Picnic: The Phantom BAME artist Hardeep Pandhal leads a tour of his work both at NAE and Primary Studios. Using ‘testing humour’ Pandhal confronts postcolonial traumas and the frustrations of societal structures. Through films sampling period dramas to large scale cartoon figure cut-outs dressed in traditional South Asian attire, Pandhal’s work is a surreal collage of wit and the uncanny. This tour starts at NAE and continues on to Primary. NAE will be organising free transport for all attendees to travel to Primary.

FREE All are welcome

FREE 16yrs+

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Following years of research, Searching for Libertalia artist Shiraz Bayjoo digs into the significance of the history of Madagascar and the wider Western Indian Ocean region to the narrative of colonialism, the slave trade and its relation to contemporary legacies for the Malagasy people. Bayjoo is joined in conversation by curator and UCL Guild Research Fellow Christine Eyene. FREE All are welcome

Image credits P10: Tom Morley; Mark Blower, courtesy Hardeep Pandhal and Cubitt; Shiraz Bayjoo, Malagasy Slaves, 2018, courtesy Shiraz Bayjoo and Ed Cross Fine Art. P11: Gerald Machona, courtesy Sethembile Msezane; Sethembile Msezane, courtesy Tyburn Gallery; Katherine Finerty.


EVENTS

SIGNAL HER RETURN III

SETHEMBILE MSEZANE

SHIRAZ BAYJOO

PERFORMANCE

TALK

Thursday 7 February

Friday 1 February

Saturday 2 February

6.30pm – 7.30pm

Doors: 7pm

11.30am – 1.30pm

Performance: 7.30pm – 8pm

South African artist Sethembile Msezane presents a living installation of flames, braids of hair and bells, setting the space for a narration of stories of women who have lost their lives at the hands of violence. Signal Her Return III interrogates the history and culture of accepting the vilification of women that ultimately leads to their demise. Brought into this world with a name, some of these women’s lives have ended as a femicide statistic, erasing their very existence.

Artist Sethembile Msezane, who became an icon of the #RhodesMustFall movement for her visually powerful performance Chapungu – The Day Rhodes Fell (2015), presents a talk on her practice. How does Msezane use her art to critique societies injustices? How is she pushing to expose the damages inflicted by South Africa’s colonial past on contemporary society through spirituality? How can artistic practice drive to reveal the often-ignored stories of women of colour?

No admittance after 7.30pm

Join Shiraz Bayjoo for an exploration of his exhibition Searching for Libertalia, as he turns NAE’s Mezzanine Gallery from museum, to archive, to an imagined space which explores the colonial past of Madagascar. Revealing several years of indepth research, Bayjoo intermixes the fictional pirate utopia of Libertalia, colonisation of the island by France and the 17th century exploits of the East India Company to create a space where ocean, island and history meet. Join us to learn more and share your thoughts. FREE All are welcome

FREE FREE

GALLERY TOUR

All are welcome

14yrs+

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EVENTS

PERFORMANCE DOUBLE BILL: AM I A TERRIBLE PERSON? + REEBOOT

UKYA × ACE: LET’S TALK FUNDING

BORED ON MARS

UKYA CITY TAKEOVER

Tuesday 12 February

Monday 11 February

12pm – 2pm

UKYA CITY TAKEOVER

Surgery: 11am – 12.30pm

Talk: 10am – 11am

Saturday 9 February 3pm – 4pm

Ant Lightfoot’s Am I A Terrible Person? is a comedic look into the mind of an OCD & depression sufferer. Looking at failure, messing up and how it feels to be a 20-something artist with an increasingly intrusive and overbearing mental illness.

Representatives from Arts Council England outline the different streams of funding that artists can apply for and present an overview of their work and key priorities. Followed by a funding surgery in which you can discuss ideas with fellow artists and receive advice from experts in arts funding. FREE

Hannah-Joy Spencer presents Reboot, exploring personal escapism through video games and comic conventions. A touching and funny autobiographical inquiry into whether escapism can unlock creativity.

UKYA CITY TAKEOVER

All are welcome

Bored on Mars is a movement-based workshop, lead in collaboration between artist Chiara Dellerba and dancer Kim Bormann. The workshop, an interactive and intimate performance, explores forms of decompression and engages with the notion of unproductive space, slow down rituals and the creation of nothing as a generative process with critical potential. Please wear comfortable clothes. FREE 16yrs+

FREE

Booking recommended for all events.

16yrs+

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EVENTS

BODY AS CANVAS ACCESS PROGRAMME

THE COLOUR OF LOVE

FAT THURSDAY ON A SATURDAY

Thursday 14 February

EXHIBITION LAUNCH

COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

10.30am – 12pm or

Friday 22 February

Saturday 2 March

1pm – 2.30pm

6pm – 8.30pm

2pm – 4pm

A creative workshop delivered by and for adults with learning disabilities from our collaborators LEVEL. Pioneering the transformative power of the arts, LEVEL seeks to enrich the creative lives of people with learning disabilities. The session will take inspiration from our exhibition by Shiraz Bayjoo, exploring identity and the experiences of African island nations. Group and individual bookings are welcome.

Join The Colour of Love team for this exhibition celebrating the final phases of this communityled project capturing the experiences of Black African-Caribbean and White British people who were in mixed race relationships in Nottinghamshire during the 1940s – 1970s. The exhibition presents family photographs submitted by contributors, uncovering stories of lives lived as part of a mixed-race couple, with all of the challenges, prejudices but also joy that brought. Presented in partnership with The Colour of Love.

Join Nottingham’s Signpost to Polish Success to celebrate Fat Thursday with an afternoon of family activities inspired by the stories of the heroic Janosik – Poland’s own Robin Hood. Join us to make your own Janosik belt and more in our family-friendly craft session, or enjoy his adventures as we screen classic ‘Janosik’ TV episodes. Try a free Pączki or jam-filled Polish doughnut, as Polish kitchens use up the last of their rich foods before Lent. Join us to learn more about Polish culture with fun for all the family.

FREE

FREE

All are welcome

All are welcome

FREE 16yrs+ Booking required:  Saziso@nae.org.uk

Image credits P12: Ant Lightwood; Reece Straw; Chiara Dellerba. P13: Hope Cassie-Sheward; Tom Morley; Signpost to Polish Success.

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EVENTS

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HARDEEP PANDHAL: PERFORMING HERITAGE

FEMPOWERMENT INTERNATIONAL

VERBAL IMAGING TOUR + WORKSHOP

ARTIST TALK

WOMEN’S DAY

ACCESS PROGRAMME

Friday 8 March

Wednesday 6 March

Tuesday 12 March

10am – 3pm

10.30am – 3.30pm

Join women-led community organisations and other support groups from across the city for the 3rd edition of this annual event to explore this year’s IWD theme, #BalanceForBetter. Featuring creative workshops, performances, talks, and the annual women’s march, come along to try something new, share your opinions, and celebrate women empowering each other in the push for equality.

Join Jeanne Roberts from My Sight Nottinghamshire for a specialist gallery tour and workshop suitable for blind and visually impaired visitors. Exploring Searching for Libertalia by Shiraz Bayjoo, Jeanne will use detailed descriptions to help participants build a rich understanding of the work. The tour will be followed by a specialist creative workshop in response to the themes explored in the exhibition.

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Exhibiting artist Hardeep Pandhal is joined in conversation by Dr Emilia Terracciano to unpick the concept of performance heritage in his work. As an artist of South Asian heritage, what does it mean to ‘perform’ that heritage, identity and cultural background to an audience? How do these participants or spectators consume and shape that performance? How does this performance contribute to the ongoing debate of decolonising art institutions? Dr Terracciano joins us from Oxford University and The Courtald Insititue of Art.

FREE FREE

All are welcome

Women only

Booking required:

Please note that this event will start at Hyson Green Community Centre (NG7 6BE) and takes place across the

FREE

Centre and NAE.

All are welcome

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 Bethan@nae.org.uk


EVENTS

NOWRUZ

PRESS MESS

COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

CREATIVE COURSE

Saturday 16 March

Wednesdays 6, 13, 20 & 27 March

2pm – 4pm

6pm – 8pm

Join Iranian community organisation YANA for this celebration of the Persian New Year and the coming of spring, marked each year by communities across the Middle East. With performances by Nottingham-based band Rubaiyat and local drumming collective Arnica including traditional Iranian and British folk music, this family-friendly event also includes a drop-in craft workshop. Come along to see the beautifully decorated Haft-Seen table and learn more about this ancient celebration.

A fantastic way to explore a variety of printmaking techniques and find what suits you! You will learn a variety of printmaking processes through a series of projects and experiments. Preparatory work includes analysis and selection from visual sources and carrying out observed and expressive drawing. You will explore and experiment with printmaking media and techniques to extend your creative developments. During the course we will build an online press mess museum with all your experiments and discoveries throughout Week Week Week Week

1: Introduction to Monoprint 2: Introduction to Drypoint 3: Introduction to Linocut 4: Introduction to Woodcut

£25 per session or £90 for four week course 18yrs+

FREE All are welcome

Image credits P14: The Turbulent Turban, 2018, 4K animation, digital still, courtesy Hardeep Pandhal; Bartosz Kali; Vika Nightingale. P15: Reza Kalantar; Press Mess.

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FAMILIES AT NAE

ALL FREE

SATURDAY ART CLUB 9 February, UKYA City Takeover

THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES... (2018) (U)

16 February

FAMILY FILM

9 March

Saturday 23 February

10.30am – 12.30pm

10.30am – 12pm

Aimed at 4–7 years

All are welcome

19, 26 January

Our family sessions make space for creative learning and lots of fun! While you’re visiting, make sure to grab a bite to eat in our Café where you will find a children’s menu, high chairs, comfy sofas and friendly staff. We are a breastfeedingfriendly venue, with bottle warming and changing facilities available. There is stepfree access to the Café and Main Gallery, and a lift to our Mezzanine Gallery and activity spaces. Our creative workshops for young people are an opportunity to make friends, develop confidence and learn new skills, working with professional artists, performers and creatives.

but 0–10 years welcome

Kick start your Saturday with these drop-in creative workshops. The perfect chance to get creative as a family, this season we’re voyaging across the sea to distant islands. Create your own ocean waves and imagine your own islands, full of undiscovered plants and animals. We also welcome UK Young Artists City Takeover, as we play with mazes and textures for a session with artist Charlie Birtles.

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Whoever thinks that the countryside is calm and peaceful is mistaken! Come with us to find a fox that thinks it's a chicken, a rabbit that acts like a stork, and a duck who wants to replace Father Christmas. Join us for this family-friendly screening as we go on a hilarious adventure with this crew of animal misfits.

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YOUNG PEOPLE

I AM

ME, FOR REAL

HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

YARD YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE

Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 February

Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 February

Weekly during term time*

10am – 12pm

1pm – 4pm

7–10 years

7–10 years

11–16 years

Tuesdays, 5pm – 7pm

Do you have a loud voice or a quiet whisper? Are your dreams big and bold or small and magical? Everyone is welcome. Natalia Bruce will teach you fun, easy ways to act, perform and feel confident working with a group to build a performance looking at who we are and who we want to be. This four day course will use games, play and build up a basic understanding of acting techniques to create a unique performance to be shared at the end of the week. Suitable for beginners.

Join professional acting coach Natalia Bruce to learn about acting and building your own performances. In a big world full of pressures, what empowers us? What does it take to feel strong, to support each other? Looking at challenging issues such as social media peer pressure, join Natalia to explore how we see ourselves and how we can use our voices for positive change. This is a four-day course and attending each session is recommended. Anyone who attends all sessions will receive a certificate for course completion.

11–16 years Wednesdays, 5pm – 7pm

Younger children can have fun with a range of games and exercises which develop acting skills and confidence, while the older age group will strengthen and develop acting skills, build confidence and learn about the making of theatre productions.  Yard@nae.org.uk *There will be no session on Tue 19 or Wed 20 February, or Wed 6 March.

Image credits P16 & 17: Tom Morley.

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CAFÉBAR

SAMOSA CRAFTING COOKING WORKSHOP Wednesday 6 February 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Happy New Year from all of the team at NAE CaféBar! What better way to escape the bitter winter air than then to settle down on one of our sofas with a cup of scrumptious hot chocolate and a piece of millionaire’s shortbread? Or perhaps a bowl of wholesome, homemade soup to warm you up on your visit? Everyone is always welcome at NAE CaféBar and with our great events this season, let’s spread the word and make sure everyone knows it!

Have you always wondered how to make this deliciously moreish, Indian street food classic? Do you wish to be the culinary envy of all? Come and join us and learn how to create your own sensational samosa to wow your family and friends at your next dinner party. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans, includes a welcome drink, all ingredients and equipment.

 cafe@nae.org.uk £15

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16yrs+

@NAECafeBar

OPENING TIMES Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm

Image credits P18: Tom Morley; Anita Kumari. P19: Tom Morley.

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CAFÉBAR LIVE EVENTS

ESP SOUND SYSTEM FEAT. FUKU

POETS OFF THE ENDS LIVE

LIVE MUSIC / FOOD / BAR

POETRY / FOOD / BAR

Friday 8 February

Friday 29 March

7pm – 11pm

7pm – 11pm

Elements of the future/retro rhythms and melodies, when performed live, can take you on journey through spaces in your mind, and then, hopefully, back to planet earth. Achieving a deeper sense of harmony in your soul.

Join us for the premiere of a brand new live show as we present the first ever Poets off The Ends Live at New Art Exchange. The show has grown from the YouTube series Poets Off the Ends curated by Jah Digga – an artist and force majeure in his own right from the city of Nottingham. Each artist invites the audience to see life through the lens of their individual experiences, in their own unique prose.

Instruments include guitar, bass, sitar, woodwind, drums, keyboard, synths, samplers, & the human voice. Fuku is the live group that performs selected pieces of the studio recordings.

FREE 16yrs+

FREE 18yrs+

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INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

HERE THERE & EVERYWHERE

Matera European Capital of Culture 2019: Two projects, Matera CittĂ Aperta and Architecture of Shame, are being developed with partners IAC Centro Arti Integrate and Fabio Ciaravella and Farm Cultural Park (Sicily) in Matera, exploring the complexities of our identity within the context of architectural spaces and transient cultural places.

NAE’s international programme is an artistic collaboration between the UK and Africa, the Caribbean, South Asia, South Korea, Middle East and Europe showcasing the finest contemporary art practices across cultures. HTE looks beyond the surface to artistically explore key states of existence and realities.

INTERNATIONAL STUDY RESIDENCY

HTE is a UK consortium led by New Art Exchange with Delfina Foundation, Eastside Projects, QUAD/FORMAT, Primary, MAC and the Tetley. The programme is supported through funding by Arts Council England Lottery funds inclusive of Ambition for Excellence.

NAE is working with Umberto Napoletano, visual artist, calligrapher and design and arts student of Bari Polytechnic. Via exploration of Hyson Green, Napoletano is studying how building signs, by multi ethnic cultures, are formed.

Absence: Mimesis: African Soldier by John Akomfrah is a major film installation marking the role of African and colonial soldiers in WWI, co-commissioned by NAE, 1418NOW and Smoking Dogs. The wider Absence programme explores cultural leadership, commissioning, seminars, conferences and residency exchanges with partners across the UK and Africa.

ZEE JAIPUR LITERATURE FESTIVAL RESIDENTS Sarah Sayeed 2018 Panya Banjoko 2019 20


CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT

REAL CREATIVE FUTURES

EXPERIMENTOR

The Real Creative Futures business support programme, part of the EU and ACE funded Big House, is entering its final stages. We are working with over 180 different entrepreneurs and businesses from the creative and digital sector, including visual artists, performers, photographers and writers. Over the last three months we have participated in the Nottingham Arts Mela 2018 employing the City Arts dome as a creative space, supported Nottingham’s first independent photography festival Off-Centre and hosted a wellbeing workshop for creatives. Plans for early 2019 include workshops on branding, PR, and entrepreneurs toolkit and how to employ your first member of staff.

Our artist residency programme, ExperiMentor continues to build, supporting 16 artists in total. Last season six participants shared their practice and progression with us, and we have been able to support two research visits within the UK. Core artists, Billy Dosanjh, Farida Makki, Effy Harle, Amelia Seren Roberts, Chiara Dellerba and Kim Bormann continue to develop their projects with us this season.

ACADEMIC IN RESIDENCE Tasawar Bashir academic-artist explores the ontology of sufi sound, testing and exploring new research as part of his PHD. Ian Sergeant, curatorial specialist in culturally diverse study, explores black masculinity.

 rcf@nae.org.uk › www.realcreativefutures.co.uk › 0115 924 8630

Image credits P21: Tom Morley.

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ALSO AT NAE

Support Us

Spaces For Hire

As a registered charity, we rely on your generosity to help us continue our work.

Planning an event? Our spaces are the perfect blank canvas for you to hold your conference, workshop or social gathering. With our in house catering and refreshment options, technical equipment and support available on request, your event will surely be one to remember. Out of hours requests welcome.

With your support, we ensure that artists from all backgrounds are able to practice, exhibit and enjoy art and culture in a space dedicated to championing their voices. There are lots of ways you can help us. Why not make a one-off donation of any amount online or when reserving tickets to an event, or when you visit us?

WARM UP MONDAYS Hold an event with us on any Monday during January or February and receive a hot drink on arrival for all of your guests, on us. Terms and conditions apply.

Our Supporter’s scheme lets you get closer to the art while helping us. For only £40 a year you can support our mission and receive a range of great benefits including invitations to special events, exhibition guides direct to your door, NAE goodies, and much more!

 bookings@nae.org.uk › 0115 924 8630

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Image credits P22: Tom Morley. P23: African Soldier, John Akomfrah, 2018, courtesy Smoking Dogs Films and Lisson Gallery. © Smoking Dogs Films; Hassan Hajjaj, My Rockstars series, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, 2017.

› www.nae.org.uk/support-us › 0115 924 8630

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ALSO AT NAE

NAE Touring

Looking Ahead

A number of NAE’s exhibitions tour to other arts venues nationally and internationally. Our shows on tour this season include:

We will be supporting our regional friends, QUAD and FORMAT Photography Festival, in mid-March 2019, with a FORMAT19 pop-up installation on NAE’s public art space at the front of the building.  www.formatfestival.com

Akram Zaatari: The Script Currently showing at Turner Contemporary, Margate Closing 6 January 2019

Expect an explosion of colour and pattern as we launch Hassan Hajjaj’s solo show in April 2019. Hassan’s influences span hip-hop to his North African heritage. Our exhibition focusses on portraiture, including a new commission featuring a Notts resident – a local everyday superstar nominated and selected by audiences.

Opens at Modern Art Oxford 23 March 2019 – 12 May 2019 John Akomfrah: Mimesis, African Soldier Currently showing at Imperial War Museum, London Closing 31 March 2019

www.nae.org.uk/superstar

In July 2019 we present the NAE OPEN which supports local Nottinghamshire talent, and UK artists of culturally diverse heritage and those exploring diversity within their practice. Awards will range from cash prizes to developmental opportunities. Full details announced in the New Year. www.nae.org.uk/open

Africa State of Mind Opens at Impressions Gallery, Bradford 29 March – 15 June 2019

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ALL EVENTS

January Fri 18

6pm – 9pm

Exhibition Launch

Shiraz Bayjoo & Hardeep Pandhal

Sat 19

10.30am – 12.30pm

Family

Saturday Art Club

Sat 19

12pm – 1.30pm

Gallery Tour

Hardeep Pandal

Thu 24

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Discussion

Shiraz Bayjoo in Conversation

Sat 26

10.30am – 12.30pm

Family

Saturday Art Club

Fri 1

7pm – 8.30pm

Performance

Signal Her Return III

Sat 2

11.30am – 1.30pm

Talk

Sethembile Msezane

Wed 6

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Workshop

CaféBar: Samosa Crafting

Thu 7

6.30pm – 7.30pm

Gallery Tour

Shiraz Bayjoo

Fri 8

7pm – 11pm

CaféBar Live

ESP Sound System feat Fuku

Sat 9

10.30am – 12.30pm

Family

UKYA: Saturday Art Club

Sat 9

3pm – 4pm

Performance

UKYA: Performance Double Bill

Mon 11

10am – 12.30pm

Talk

UKYA × ACE: Let's Talk Funding

Tue 12

12pm – 2pm

Workshop

UKYA: Bored on Mars

Thu 14

10.30am & 1pm

Access Programme

Body As Canvas

Sat 16

10.30am – 12.30pm

Family

Saturday Art Club

Tue 19 – Fri 22 10am – 12pm

Holiday Workshops

I Am (7–10 years)

Tue 19 – Fri 22 1pm – 4pm

Holiday Workshops

Me, For Real (11–16 years)

Fri 22

6pm – 8.30pm

Exhibition Launch

The Colour of Love

Sat 23

10.30am – 12pm

Family Film

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

Sat 2

2pm – 4pm

Community Celebration

Fat Thursday on a Saturday

Wed 6

6pm – 8pm

Creative Course

Press Mess

Wed 6

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Artist Talk

Hardeep Pandhal:

Fri 8

10am – 3pm

Community Celebration

Sat 9

10.30am – 12.30pm

Family

Saturday Art Club

Tue 12

10.30am – 3.30pm

Access Programme

Verbal Imaging

Wed 13

6pm – 8pm

Creative Course

Press Mess

Sat 16

2pm – 4pm

Community Celebration

Nowruz

Wed 20

6pm – 8pm

Creative Course

Press Mess

Wed 27

6pm – 8pm

Creative Course

Press Mess

Fri 29

7pm – 11pm

CaféBar Live

Poets off the Ends Live

February

March

Performing Heritage International Women's Day: Fempowerment

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