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‘Trippin up’ in 2020 Welcome to what might be a new era, as we launch the year with the incredible ingenuity of Shezad Dawood. Our co-commission, Encroachments, with Sharjah Biennial, is a virtual reality experience exploring Lahore and Karachi in a Cold War, post-partition period. Delve into archives within archives, psychedelic brutalist architecture, and curated shelves of books and authors, whilst sipping on a cup of street chai with a global-terror-futurism looming. For me, Shezad is like the Dr Who of the contemporary art age, distorting dimensions by making our Main Gallery a time-travelling Tardis of ideas. Looking ahead, 2020 offers society something special: Paul Hamlyn Artist Fund awardee Phoebe Boswell; the NAE Open returns; our international development programme, Here, There & Everywhere focuses on Africa, the Casablanca Biennial, curated by our associate Christine Eyene; and Hansi Momudu Gordon returns to NAE with a new show exploring love, labour and liberty. Nottingham Arts Mela will feature again in the autumn, and our touring exhibitions take us throughout the UK and more places worldwide. Opening alongside Encroachments in January is a nostalgic installation by Dawinder Bansal exploring Indian cinema and the home movie experience. All Black Connect present their first exhibition; Kairos present a sensitive narrative on asylum seekers escaping persecution; the public and cultural programme brings Yoga & Art, specialist talks about VR and Pakistani pop and culture from the 60s; Sheila Chukwulozie shares her journeys experienced within a catholic-colonial body; and a Polish celebration of Fat Thursday returns once more. Our Family and Young People’s programmes, and artist & creative enterprise development programmes, all offer environments for learning and participation in the arts. So a busy, busy art and cultural calendar to warm the season that freezes the pipes. See you all around in 2020.
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Cover image: Shezad Dawood, Encroachments II (Peace Air Drop), 2018, courtesy of the artist, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai and Timothy Taylor, London
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MAIN GALLERY EXHIBITION
Image: Shezad Dawood, Encroachments, 2019, installation view: Sharjah Biennial 14, Sharjah Art Foundation, 2019, co-commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation and New Art Exchange, Nottingham
Encroachments 18 January — 15 March 2020 SEASON LAUNCH PARTY Friday 17 January, 6pm—10pm
Shezad Dawood works across disciplines to deconstruct systems of image, language, site and narrative. In this new exhibition Encroachments, Dawood takes a pragmatic and oblique look at the relations between Pakistan and the US since partition in 1947 through a Virtual Reality (VR) environment, contained within an installation comprising neon, wallpaper, sculpture and print.
Neutra building and onwards, the VR user moves through various parallel environments, including renowned colonial-era bookshop Ferozsons in Lahore, established in 1894. The mazelike corridors give way to a secret passage into the Reagan years and a video game arcade referencing antiSoviet propaganda, which fuelled a large amount of early game design evolving against the backdrop of the SovietAfghan war. The final sequence leads you into a contemporary Encroachment on the outskirts of Karachi, which is used as a tea shop and meeting space.
The narrative behind Encroachments is a meditation on ideas of sovereignty, private property and the politics of space in the two largest cities in Pakistan: Lahore & Karachi. The term 'encroachment' is used to designate the backlash in Pakistani politics and the media against so-called illegal structures built onto the fabric of existing private and state infrastructure. These ad-hoc encampments become social and commercial apparatuses for the lower classes, and reflect a grass-roots entrepreneurialism, and reclamation of space.
Encroachments is co-commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation for SB14, 2019 and New Art Exchange, Nottingham. Generously supported by the Bagri Foundation. Special thanks to Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai, Timothy Taylor, London, EMI Pakistan, Umeed Ansari, Ahsan Sajjad, Fasahat Syed, Iftikhar Dadi, Dion Neutra, Barbara Lamprecht, Sonya Rehman and Arif Belgaumi.
The central element of the VR is the proposed US embassy in Karachi designed by Austrian-American Modernist architect Richard Neutra. Its construction began in 1959, but by the time it was completed, the capital was moved to the new city of Islamabad and Neutra's building was downgraded to a Consulate. On the journey to the
RELATED EVENTS › Season Launch Party Fri 17 Jan, 6pm—10pm › Shezad Dawood In Conversation Sat 18 Jan, 12pm—2pm › Virtual Reality: A New Reality? Panel Discussion Thu 27 Feb, 6.30pm—8pm
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MEZZANINE GALLERY EXHIBITION
Jambo Cinema 18 January — 15 March 2020 SEASON LAUNCH PARTY Friday 17 January, 6pm—10pm
Jambo Cinema is a multifaceted installation emerging from a nostalgic time in artist Dawinder Bansal’s childhood in Wolverhampton. The project is influenced by her time growing up as a young girl in her parents’ electrical shop, Bansal Electrical, which also rented VHS Bollywood films. It draws upon her memories of communal Bollywood film screenings, and explores the social history of South Asian and diaspora home entertainment in 1980s Britain. Reconstructing her Kenyan-Indian living room, this iteration will also re-envision Bansal Electrical, which closed in 1989, for the first time. Working across film and immersive installation, Jambo Cinema is truly sensorial, transmuting time and place.
Fun, warm, and evocative — Jambo Cinema is a welcoming space for people from all backgrounds. This exhibition will instigate audiences to imagine what it means to be a second-generation child growing up in a first-generation South Asian home in Britain. In a contemporary socio-political atmosphere permeated by segregation, Jambo Cinema immerses us in a different temporality, reflecting on how popular culture coalesces communities and might help mitigate such ruptures. RELATED EVENTS › Season Launch Party Fri 17 Jan, 6pm—10pm › Road to Independence, Film & Discussion Sat 7 Mar, 12pm—1.30pm
Image:James, by Tracy Gnoan
CENTRAL GALLERY EXHIBITIONS
A Black Canvas
This Is Who I Am
18 January — 15 March 2020
EVIDENCE OF LIFE
SEASON LAUNCH PARTY 18 January — 15 March 2020
Friday 17 January, 6pm—10pm
SEASON LAUNCH PARTY
All Black Connect (ABC) is NAE's young people's collective, designing projects that explore issues impacting young black people in the UK today. A Black Canvas highlights black creatives from the East Midlands and allows these individuals to occupy space, using our Central Gallery space as a blank canvas. ABC’s intention is to move away from misrepresented displays of black pain and anger into more nuanced presentations of passion, joy and radical softness. The photographs on show have been captured by ABC member, Tracy Gnoan.
Friday 17 January, 6pm—10pm
This exhibition has been created by members of Kairos, a Nottingham based support group for lesbian and bi women who, because of violent homophobic persecution in their home countries, seek asylum in the UK. The project gives space to some of the most silenced and marginalised people in our community. Designed and led by artist, Keisha Castello. The women have explored the wondrousness of their own identities through expressive portraiture, whilst also addressing their experiences of being forced out of countries and communities they loved and remain connected to.
ACCESIBILITY Please note that there is limited access to the Central Gallery due to its location on the stairs. A printed version of the show is available from reception. 7
SEASON LAUNCH PARTY
SHEZAD DAWOOD IN CONVERSATION
Saturday 18 January
Friday 17 January
Tuesday 28 January
Celebrate the launch of new shows by Shezad Dawood and Dawinder Bansal plus A Black Canvas and This Is Who I Am — Evidence of Life in our Central Gallery. Dawood’s exhibition, Encroachments, includes an immersive Virtual Reality (VR) installation exploring ownership, sovereignty and the politics of space in Pakistan. Bansal’s Jambo Cinema looks at South Asian home entertainment in 1980s Britain and launches as a ‘housewarming’, with homely treats for all. Enjoy a free drink and live music!
Shezad Dawood is an artist working across disciplines to deconstruct systems of image, language, site, narrative and knowledge exchange, mapping across geographic borders and communities. Dawood will be in conversation with consultant and former British Council’s regional director for South Asia Arts Shreela Ghosh, to discuss his new exhibition Encroachments and the wider influences in his work, including the political context of postpartition Pakistan, its relation to the U.S. and the Cold War, and the politics of Islamophobia and terrorism. The talk will be followed by a Q&A.
Nigerian artist Sheila Chukwulozie’s practice battles the politics of “behaving oneself” in a Catholic-colonial body by juxtaposing local rituals, modern technology, traditional myths, and movement styles. Sheila will be in residency at Delfina Foundation this winter, during which she will primarily focus on language (body language and spoken word). The event and Chukwulozie’s residency is part of NAE’s Here, There & Everywhere international research and development programme. FREE All are welcome
FREE All are welcome
Image: Shezad Dawood, Encroachments IV (Terrazzo), 2018, courtesy of the artist, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai and Timothy Taylor, London
All are welcome
Image: courtesy Sheila Chukwulozie
Image: Shezad Dawood Studio
WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
WALK THE TALK COMMUNITY EVENT
BLACK CREATIVES NETWORK
Friday 31 January
SESSION & TALK
Thursday 6 February
Thursday 30 January
Meet outside the National
Justice Museum at 10.45pm
Music in 1960s Pakistan was a mix of traditional tunes and external genres including American pop and rock, generating a multicultural and niche music scene. Bands such as The Panthers and The Fore Thoughts are examples of this polyglot generation which proposed alternative possibilities. Joined by Pakistan-born artist Faiza Butt and Brummie Pakistani Tasawar Bashir, this session explores some of the key tracks of that era, while discussing the development of political and cultural contexts of the time.
Walk the Talk is a series of themed community walks, exploring social issues whilst walking through urban or natural landscapes across Nottingham. Our next event will be a historical walk through the Lace Market, exploring Crime, Law and Freedom from both past and present-day perspectives. In partnership with Communities Inc and National Justice Museum. › www.communitiesinc.org.uk/ events FREE All are welcome Image: Katarzyna Kotlarska
All Black Connect (ABC), NAE’s young people’s collective, present this event associated with their exhibition, A Black Canvas. This event responds to a need to develop space for black creatives in Nottingham to network, with taster workshops focusing on entrepreneurship and sustaining creative businesses and ventures. ABC designed this event in response to their observation that beyond exploring conceptual, thematic, and artistic subject matter, creative people must also address financial and practical concerns related to creative practice.
FREE All are welcome
Image: Shezad Dawood, Folk Tunes of Pakistan on Electric Sitar and Western Instruments, 2019
Ages 18+ Image: Lauren, by Tracy Gnoan
BODY AS CANVAS / SURFACE
FAT THURSDAY ON A SATURDAY
THE RIPPLE EFFECT
Wednesday 19 February
Tuesday 11 February
Saturday 15 February
10.30am—12pm / 1pm—2.30pm
LEVEL presents Surface, a light environment in which people are invited to explore projected sculptural forms within an immersive audiovisual installation. Surface creates cloud-like surfaces that you can see, pass through but not touch.
Signpost to Polish Success invites you to once again celebrate Fat Thursday, a day when Polish people across the world consume doughnuts before starting to fast for Lent.
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 NAE’s ethos of celebrating our differences and exploring our identities in a safe space. Group and individual bookings are welcome.
Come along to learn about the Polish legend of Koziołki — two little goats that became the symbol of Poznań. Join us to learn more about Polish culture and customs with arts and craft activities, and fun for all the family, not forgetting a free sample of traditional Pączki, Polish doughnuts! FREE
Naenda Shule presents The Ripple Effect, an interactive theatre piece for young people and adults. This play uses the form of Forum Theatre, which encourages audiences to discuss difficult subjects, such as sexual exploitation, substance misuse, physical conflicts, education, and mental health. A scenario will be presented to the audience, who can then challenge the thought process and actions of the actors when they think is necessary, and even suggest a different action that might help improve the situation.
All are welcome Image: courtesy of Beata Polanowska
FREE Ages 13+
Image: Naenda Shule
All are welcome Image: courtesy LEVEL
BETWEEN THE LINES BOOK CLUB
VIRTUAL REALITY: A NEW REALITY?
VERBAL IMAGING TOUR + WORKSHOP
BOOK CLUB MEETING
Tuesday 25 February
Thursday 27 February
Tuesday 3 March
For this installment of Between The Lines, ABC will be sharing their thoughts on Back to Black: Black Radicalism for the 21st Century.
Is VR the new medium for artistic expression? The central piece of Shezad Dawood’s Encroachments is a Virtual Reality installation that draws upon 80s videogame arcade aesthetics and the U.S.A.’s cultural influence on 1960s Pakistan. This event explores videogame theory and the use and evolution of VR technology within the visual arts, with Amelia Seren Roberts (Confetti), Alfie Bown (University of London), and Maria Chatzichristodoulou (London South Bank University).
Join Jeanne Roberts from My Sight Nottinghamshire for a specialist gallery tour and workshop suitable for blind and visually impaired visitors.
In this book Kehinde Andrews explores Black radicalism and how it has been diluted, moderated, misrepresented and divested of its legacy, potency, and force. FREE Ages 16+ Image: Saziso Phiri
FREE All are welcome Image: Shezad Dawood, Encroachments production stills, courtesy of the artist, Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai and Timothy Taylor, London
The tour will be followed by a creative workshop specially designed to respond to the themes explored in the exhibition. FREE All are welcome Image: Tom Morley
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ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE
YOGA & ART
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
FILM & DISUCSSION
Sunday 8 March
Friday 6 March 2019
Saturday 7 March
9.30 am—2.30 pm
Fempowerment is the first of two empowering and celebratory International Women’s Day events at NAE. Join women-led community organisations and support groups from across the city for the 4th edition of this annual event.
Join us for a special film screening followed by a discussion with exhibiting artist, Dawinder Bansal and others to mark International Women’s Day.
The session will explore this year's theme, #EachforEqual and will feature creative workshops, performances and talks. Please note that this event will start at Hyson Green Community Centre and will take place at both the Community Centre and New Art Exchange.
Asian Women & Cars: The Road to Independence is a film by Bansal that celebrates the experiences of first-generation South Asian migrant women who overcame patriarchal and traditional family structures to gain independence. The film highlights the impact of these stories on future generations who benefited from the sacrifices of the first-generation.
Both yoga and visual art asks us to slow down, pause and be in the present moment. During this unique wellbeing experience, you will have time to mindfully explore the current exhibition, followed by a yoga session with Parmjit Sagoo. Through slowing down you will absorb and explore the works on view. Afterwards, the yoga session will take you through gentle and slow flow yoga, leaving you feeling relaxed and renewed within both mind and body. No prior experience of yoga or art necessary.
All are welcome
Image: Dawinder Bansal, photo by Outroslide
Image: Bartosz Kali
Image: Tom Morley
SHOLAY (1975) (PG)
TALK & PERFORMANCE
Friday 13 March
Saturday 14 March
Thursday 12 March
ABC presents an evening of open conversation, exploring influential music videos from the late 90’s/ early 00’s within the genre of Hip Hop and R&B.
In honour of our exhibiting artist Dawinder Bansal and her love of Bollywood cinema, we’re hosting an afternoon of nostalgia with a screening of the classic Bollywood film, Sholay (dir. Ramesh Sippy).
Tolu Coker is a young British-Nigerian fashion and textiles designer, illustrator, and artist based in London. She will be leading an illustration workshop which will examine and deconstruct the complexities of diasporic black identity. Coker's designs merge artisan craftsmanship with innovative technology. She has worked with high-profile clients such as Rihanna and Steff London. Coker debuted her first collection Juvenile Consciousness, for the AW19 season at London Fashion Week, after winning the coveted Fashion Scout Merit Award.
Join entrepreneur and DJ Nathanial Coltrane, musician Daudi Matsiko and researcher Keisha Bruce in sharing their experiences, influences and reflections of the era. Nostalgic slow jams of yesteryear will also be performed by Nadia Latoya and Georgia Copeland. FREE Ages 18+ Image: Tom Morley
In the village of Ramgarh, retired police chief Thakur Baldev Singh (Sanjeev Kumar) plots to bring down the notorious bandit Gabbar Singh (Amjad Khan) and enlists the help of two small-time crooks, Jai (Amitabh Bachchan) and Veeru (Dharmendra), to capture the bandit. Please note this screening is in Hindi with English subtitles. FREE
All are welcome
Image: Sholay © NH Studioz
Image: courtesy Tolu Coker
YOUNIQUE FESTIVAL YOUNG PEOPLE'S SUMMIT
YARD YOUNG PEOPLE’S THEATRE
Saturday 29 February
Tues (term time), 4pm—6pm Ages 12—16:
YOUnique is an exciting arts festival organised by, and for, young people in Nottingham. This year’s theme is Identity: Who Am I?
Weds (term time), 5pm—7pm
YARD is a creative hub for young people to develop skills in drama and theatre. Younger children, aged 8—11 years, can develop confidence, communication and creative skills through a range of enjoyable games, story-making and drama exercises.
Come along and take part in creative workshops, join debates and discussions, see artwork and performances produced and created by young people.
Those aged 12—16 years, will develop performance skills, explore different styles and genres of drama and learn about devising original theatre.
If you’d like to get involved or find out more, check out our website for more information. FREE
We are currently looking for new members to join YARD! Contact us to find out more.
email@example.com › 0115 9248630 FREE
Image: Tom Morley
YOUNG PEOPLE — AFTER SCHOOL
EXPLORE ART CLUB
OWN ART CLUB
GOLD ARTS AWARD
Tues 4pm—6pm (term time)
Weds 5pm—7pm (term time)
From 7 January
From 8 January
Are you aged 8 to 11 years? Do you love art and design? Would you like to take part in painting, photography, model making and many other creative activities, every week? You will be visiting the exhibitions and then finding out about artists, making your own art, with the option to work towards your Explore Arts Award.
Calling all 12—15 year olds! This new art club is for your OWN art, your OWN style, your OWN ideas! Led by artist Shamila Chady you will be learning art and design skills and taking inspiration from the amazing exhibitions. You will also have the chance to work towards the Bronze Arts Award and display your OWN artwork… OWN it!
We still have some vacancies for young artists aged 15 to 25 years to work towards their Gold Arts Award. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve your art practice, gain work experience in the arts, and develop leadership skills. For anyone planning to apply to university the Gold Arts Award comes with 16 UCAS points. If you are interested, or have any queries, please get in touch. Ruth@nae.org.uk › www.artsaward.org.uk
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FAMILIES — AT THE WEEKEND
FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES Our family sessions make space for creative learning and lots of fun!
SATURDAY ART CLUB
February 8, 22
Saturday 25 January
March 7, 14
All are welcome
Aimed at ages 4—7 Ages 0—10 welcome
While you’re visiting, 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 breastfeeding friendly venue, with bottle warming and changing facilities available. There is step-free access to the Café and Main Gallery, and a lift to our Mezzanine Gallery and activity spaces.
Kickstart your Saturday with these drop-in creative workshops. The perfect chance to get creative as a family, this season we’re taking inspiration from Shezad Dawood’s multidisciplinary exhibition Encroachments and Dawinder Bansal’s living-room-shop installation Jambo Cinema. We’ll be building structures, playing with analogue technologies, textures and fabrics, and thinking about our family stories. › nae.org.uk/families
Miguel pursues his love for singing despite his family's ancestral ban on music. On an extraordinary journey, he stumbles into the Land of the Dead where he learns about his great-great-grandfather who was a legendary singer. Join us for this family-friendly screening, where you’re welcome to take breaks, breastfeed, bring snacks, and there’s strictly no shh-ing!
Image: Tom Morley
YOUNG PEOPLE — IN THE HOLIDAYS
FREE HALF TERM HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS Artist and workshop facilitator Shamila Chady presents a variety of workshops focusing on the theme of 'encroachments' and exploring ideas of private and public spaces. The Holiday Programme provides a fun space to get your voice heard, build confidence through discussion, and experiment with a range of materials to create collaborative and mixed media artworks.
TELL YOUR STORY!
Monday 17 February
Tue 18, Wed 19, Thu 20
10.30am—12.30pm Ages 7—10
What would your world look like? Shezad Dawood’s VR piece explores ideas of space ownership in Pakistan — what is and isn't 'allowed' by the state. Using ideas of virtual worlds and gaming, during this session you will map out your ideal world by combining creative traditions from different cultures, and creating new ways of making art, drawing from your own background and experiences.
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Take inspiration from Shezad Dawood’s exhibition Encroachments to build a creative space of your own. Looking at shanty towns and settlements, you will construct your own 3D model den holding all sorts of wonders on the inside. Also, immerse yourself in the Mezzanine gallery exhibition, Jambo Cinema, to remember and reconstruct spaces that hold personal and nostalgic value.
Image: Tom Morley
LEARNING & SCHOOLS
Galleries as classrooms
Schools visit NAE so that students can be inspired by the exhibitions, learn about other cultures and gain new art skills.
We are pleased to announce that the Learning Programme at NAE, in partnership with Nottingham Trent University, has recently been awarded a grant from Art Fund. Paired schools will take part in Creating Connections as exchange partners so that young people can work with artists over the next 8 months to share their personal cultural experiences through philosophy and art. This is a community cohesion approach to learning which will nurture tolerance and respect amongst young people from very diverse communities.
If you are a teacher and would like your class to visit the gallery, take a look at the workshops that we offer on our website and get in touch to discuss the possibilities for your class visit. Ruth@nae.org.uk › nae.org.uk/schoolvisits › 0115 9248630
Watch this space for details of the public sharing in June 2020.
Image: Sheila Chukwulozie, Forgotten Paradise — Grazettes Sun, 2017
Here, There & Everywhere New Art Exchange’s international programme, an artistic collaboration between the UK and Africa, South Asia, South Korea, Middle East and Europe showcasing the finest contemporary art practices across cultures.
Nigerian artist Sheila Chukwulozie's practice battles the politics of ‘behaving oneself’ in a Catholic-colonial body through juxtaposing local rituals, modern technology, traditional myths, and movement styles. During her residency Chukwulozie will focus primarily on language (body language and spoken word). She intends to trace her own body for emotions that she feels she has not been allowed or able to express; either because the emotion has been culturally misdiagnosed, erased, or perhaps, is simply non-existent in the English canon which has come to be her first language.
Here There & Everywhere activity this season includes a residency by Sheila Chukwulozie with our project partner Delfina Foundation (6 January — 15 March 2020).
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Happy New Year from NAE CaféBar! What better way to escape the cold, wet weather than to settle down on one of our sofas with a cup of delicious hot chocolate and a piece of chocolate tiffin? Or how about a bowl of wholesome, homemade soup to warm you up on your visit?
COOKING WORKSHOP Wednesday 11 March 6pm—8pm
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.
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£15 Ages 16+
ALSO AT NAE
Spaces for Hire
Planning an event? Looking for a space that’s bright and isn’t the same old conference room? Then look no further — with a number of spaces available for hire, in-house catering, a tech team, and a booking team on-hand to help shape your event, you couldn’t want for anything more. But if you did, we’d take care of it!
As a registered charity, it is your generous support that enables us to continue to stimulate new perspectives on the value of diversity in art and society. Thanks to you, we’re able to continue on our mission to ensure that artists from all backgrounds are able to practice, exhibit, develop 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 online when you reserve your tickets to one of our events? Or even just pop your spare change in the donations box when you visit us!
Hire our RIBA award winning building for one of your events between January—March for 40+ attendees, and we will throw in a round of tea and coffee for FREE! email@example.com
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Real Creative Futures
The programme will also feature: a more regular series of workshops, providing greater information online, working with a more diverse range of individuals and groups, projects aimed at specific sectors within creative and digital and working with new partners. Email us to find out more.
The highly successful Big House programme offering support to the creative and digital sectors will recommence in January 2020 until 2022. The Real Creative Futures-Digital programme will provide a minimum of 12 hours of free support to individuals and SME's in the D2N2 area, including: • 1—2—1 creative business coaching • Group coaching • Workshop series • Masterclass series • Showcase events • Networking events
ExperiMentor ExperiMentor is NAE’s artist’s development programme that provides bespoke support for artists of all disciplines. The programme, which is built in response to, and around the needs of our 16 current artists, intends to provide the space, time and resources for research and development, allowing for artistic experimentation, leading to the production of new work and project initiatives.
The programme will focus on aspects of: • Business planning and development • Narrative and brand identify • Building resilience • Exploring digital technologies • New ways of raising funding • Well-being • Environmental sustainability.
We’re excited to announce that we open a new exhibition by Phoebe Boswell in April 2020. We previously exhibited Boswell’s work in the 2017 group show, Untitled: art on the conditions of our time. Boswell combines drawing and digital technology to create installations and layered works which amplify marginalised voices and histories, and explore the complex notion of ‘home’.
NAE tours a selection of our exhibitions. On tour this season: Africa State of Mind, curated by Ekow Eshun, at Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, 14 December — 1 March 2020. › rwa.org.uk
Sounds Like Her, curated by Christine Eyene at Gallery Oldham, 14 December — 7 March 2020.
Following the success of last year’s exhibition, the NAE Open will return in summer 2020. This open submission exhibition provides a platforming opportunity, awards and development opportunities for artists (see page 2).
Find out more about touring exhibition on our website. › www.nae.org.uk/touring
Image: Sounds Like Her exhibition, 2017, photo by Janvier
Image: Phoebe Boswell, Transit Terminal, 2014, Sylvain Deleu
Season Launch Party
Saturday Art Club
Music Listening & Talk
What Might Have Been
Walk The Talk
Black Creatives Network
Saturday Art Club
10.30am & 1pm
Body As Canvas / Surface
Fat Thursday On A Saturday
Tell Your Story!
Tues 18—Thu 20 10.30am—12.30pm
The Ripple Effect
Saturday Art Club
Book Club Meeting
Between The Lines
Virtual Reality: A New Reality?
YOUnique Festival Verbal Imaging
International Women's Day Fempowerment
Saturday Art Club
Film & Discussion
Road To Independence
Yoga & Art
Talk & Performance
Saturday Art Club
Collaborating organisations this season: Birmingham City University, Delfina Foundation, Sharjah Biennial, The Big House, Real Creative Futures, Creative Quarter, Radford Academy, Bagri Foundation, Jhaveri Contemporary, Timothy Taylor, Nottingham Trent University, ChalleNGe, Art Fund, Gallery Oldham, Royal West of England Academy, Communities Inc, National Justice Museum, Nottingham Muslim Women’s Network
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