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ANNUAL REPORT 2010/11

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Front cover: Harminder Singh Judge, The Modes Of Al-lkseer, Photograph by Benedict Johnson Above: British Art Show 7 - New Art Exchange Launch, Photograph by Bartosz Kali

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VISION STATEMENT

New Art Exchange aims to be nationally recognised for “championing the art of diversity” and be at the centre of a thriving, vibrant community in the East Midlands. It has the expertise and capacity to drive national and international demand for high quality contemporary visual arts working in partnership with culturally diverse communities to raise the impact, profile, market and reach of the arts at a local and global level.

KEY A CHIEVEMENTS IN 2010/11

• Launching and co-hosting the prestigious British Art Show 7 - the premier art show in Britain with our partners Hayward Touring, Nottingham Castle and Nottingham Contemporary • Consistently achieved high profile media and PR coverage with outlets including The Times, The Guardian, The Independent, ITV Central, BBC News at Ten and Mark Lawson’s Front Row • NAE exhibitions continued to tour with Coming of Age going onto Bradford, and Floating Coffins exhibiting in Denmark and Sweden

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• Secured European Voluntary Service (EVS) Youth In Action funding through the British Council, recruiting two international students • Launched the book ‘Coming of Age’ - commemorating 21 years of Mela, through archive, history, photographs and testimony • Secured funding for the Education and Learning Programme through BBC Children in Need • Secured ACE National Portfolio status with a 22.6% uplift in funding through to 2015


Left to Right: Harminder Singh Judge; Nadim Chaudhry, Even The Animals, Photograph by Bartosz Kali

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CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

New Art Exchange’s (NAE) second year continued to provide an engaging programme, championing challenging and refreshing perspectives from culturally diverse identities, contributing to contemporary British culture in the UK and abroad. This was also a year of uncertainty and change. A new coalition Government were elected and on a mission to reduce national debt and find solutions for the stuttering economy. In so doing the arts sector amongst many would face change, mainly cuts in revenue from the public purse. What we knew of before was certainly not the future. NAE responded by restructuring its staffing, reviewing its programme and introducing efficiencies. It was a difficult period and process but necessary to safeguard the future.

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For NAE’s second birthday the team worked hard to programme and launch British Art Show 7 (BAS7) and its associated programme amongst many valuable exhibitions and events throughout the year. Launching BAS7 was a major undertaking, further cementing NAE’s leading role in hosting and arranging major exhibitions, events and partnerships regionally and nationally alongside its peers. The journey for NAE continues to introduce new territories and experiences bringing real value and new voices to the fore. NAE continues to engage and enlighten patrons whilst promoting cultural diversity, bringing people and communities together in new and meaningful ways, and enabling better understanding and appreciation of the Arts. I continue to be proud of the organisation’s achievements and would like to thank and credit all the artists who enrich our experiences, the audiences, the NAE team, Board trustees, volunteers and funders for their tireless support and efforts. I hope that you continue to visit and engage with our space and programme and very much look forward to seeing you here at NAE in the near future. Edwin Maxwell MBE Chair of New Art Exchange


CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S REPORT If ever there was a solution in times of uncertainty it is art and creativity. Art fuels and activates beautiful minds, powering thoughts and behaviours that transcend ‘sameness’ or existences numbed by mediocracy. Surely art is the essence in defining who we are, offering enlightened choices and meanings and therefore countering a ‘smash and grab’ 21st century lifestyle. This is why we do what we do here at NAE. We aim to offer new perspectives in art and society. In our second year as a venue space, the exhibitions programme introduced new works and live performance art starting with the talented Harminder Singh Judge who transformed our gallery with his churning sea of milk and highly acclaimed live performance The Modes of Al Ikseer - it was both profound and stunning. Nottingham based - Nadim Chaudry, NAE’s Nottingham Open winner, really captured our imagination with his theatrical skeleton sculptures, dressed in hand woven textiles of the East with Even the Animals - a show that wove ritual, tradition, sexuality, identity and gender - challenging convention and traditions.

Of course the big challenge in this year was to host and launch British Art Show 7 with partners Hayward Gallery, Nottingham Contemporary and Nottingham Castle. We engaged just over 350,000 visitors between us. NAE’s offer, included The Clock by Christian Marclay, which really enthralled and engaged audiences an artwork capturing every aspect of life, time and space through film - it was like a modern-day Mahabharata. It was also great to see new visitors from across the UK and beyond visiting us to see the show. In the same year we also presented Raghu Rai’s inspiring street photography exhibition Invocation to India, supporting Derby Quad’s Format International Photography Festival. Rai’s subject matter invigorated a strong public programme of talks, films, children and family workshops and live dance and music performances. Our international partnerships extended with our first major commission Zineb Sedira’s, Floating Coffins venture further into Scandinavia and then France. Also our local and regional partnerships strengthened as did our national ones especially with Liverpool Biennial.

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We continued to expand our youth arts programme, YARD, securing BBC Children in Need support giving us scope to work closer with Writing East Midlands to present Lyric Lounge. We also brought international talents from India and Pakistan to Nottingham Mela including Raghu Dixit and Rizwan Muazzam Qawaal. Our artist development programmes provided artist residencies for both local and international artists, and the Central Gallery offered exhibiting space for new visual talent. We also secured Youth In Action funding to host volunteers and creative residents from Egypt and Italy, as part of the European Volunteer Scheme strengthening our professional development programme on an international level. All the progress and achievements in the year cannot be ignored without recognising the commitment and support of the artists, audiences, the NAE team and board trustees, our volunteers, funders and partners for continuing to support the vision, ideology and the creative programme. Skinder Hundal Chief Executive New Art Exchange


Launch of Raghu Rai’s, Invocation to India, Photograph by Bartosz Kali

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EXHIBITIONS IN THIS PERIOD Exhibition Name

Artist(s)

Curator

Date

[re]locate

Tahera Aziz

New Art Exchange (David Schischka Thomas)

16 January - 10 April 2010

The Meaning of Style

Vanley Burke, Clement Cooper, Michael Forbes, Gerard Hanson and Barbara Walker

New Art Exchange (David Schischka Thomas)

16 January - 10 April 2010

Even The Animals

Nadim Chaudry

New Art Exchange

24 April - 22 May 2010

The Inconsistency of Everything

Harminder Singh Judge

Michael Forbes

24 April - 3 Jul 2010

Coming of Age

Tim Smith, Nadeem Haider (APNA Arts), Alan Lodge, Ashok Mistry and Bartosz Kali

New Art Exchange (David Schischka Thomas)

29 May - 24 July 2010

Sleep Walk, Sleep Talk

Suki Chan

New Art Exchange

24 July - 4 September 2010

Memento

Ed Pien

New Art Exchange

24 July - 4 September 2010

British Art Show 7

Christian Marclay, Elizabeth Price, Hayward Touring / 23 October 2010 - Duncan Campbell, Edgar Schmitz Lisa Le Feuvre & Tom Morton 8 January 2011

Raghu Rai’s Invocation to India

Raghu Rai

Saleem Arif Quadri MBE

29 January - 30 April 2011

NAE Touring: Floating Coffins to Nicolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Arts Centre (Denmark) and Bildmuseet Umea University (Sweden), Coming of Age to Cartright Gallery (Bradford) Your Space: City Arts - Arts On Prescription, Mark It Collective, Our Doodle World feat. Jon Burgerman, Retratos de Independencia, Visible’s From Where I STAND Central Gallery programme: British Asian Musicians, India’s Golden Triangle, Mother Africa Yearns, Small is Beautiful, Synapse Festival 2010l

Images courtesy: Apna Arts, Tahera Aziz, Suki Chan, Nadeem Chaudhry, Hayward Touring, Bartosz Kali, Christian Marclay, Jagdish Patel, Ed Pien, Raghu Rai, Sancha Photography, Kim Thompson, UrBen Media, Barbara Walker

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ACTIVITY THIS YEAR

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PERFORMANCE PARTNER ORGANISATIONS DATA Core Funders ---

Arts Council England Nottingham City Council

Capital Funders ------

Arts Council England Nottingham City Council East Midlands Development Agency Greater Nottingham Partnership Neighbourhood Development Company

Programme Funding (Restricted) ---

British Council BBC Children in Need

Partners, Funders and Supporters ----

Visitors to NAE

59,384

Touring exhibitions audiences

12,940

Number of education / workshop sessions Number of education / workshop participants Number of live performances / events Artists Supported / Employed

206 5,304 60 624

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198 Contemporary Arts and Learning A Foundation AGMA - Association of Greater Manchester Authorities Aicon Gallery, London Akademi The Anglo-Sikh Heritage Trail Apples and Snakes Artreach (Night of Festivals)

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Arts & Humanities Research Council Arts Council England ArtsAdmin Asian Express Baby Studios BBC Asian Network BBC Radio Nottingham Blackdrop! Bradford District Council Bradford Mela Network Brit Asia TV Broadway Media Centre Capital FM Arena

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Capitalise Network Chinese Arts Centre City Arts Cultivate Darbar Festival Dance4 Deda Derby QUAD Djanogly Theatre The Drum EMVAN - East Midlands Visual Arts Network Film and Video Umbrella Format International Photography Festival Galleries of Justice Hatch Hayward Touring Holgate School Hyson Green Youth Club Igniting Ambition Lakeside Arts Centre Lambeth Council Lebara Mobile The Legacy Trust Lakeside Arts Centre Light Night Liverpool Biennial Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool Museums (The Walker Gallery) London Councils London South Bank university MACE - Media Archive for Central England Mad Lab Magnum Photos Mainstream Partnership The Mark It Collective The Mighty Creatives MLA Renaissance East Midlands motiroti National Schools Film Week NCCL - National Centre for Citizenship and the Law


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Newark & Sherwood District Council Northampton University Nottingham Asian Arts Council Nottingham Carnival Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery Nottingham Contemporary Nottingham Liming Nottingham Mela Network Nottingham Playhouse Nottingham Trent University Nottingham Visual Arts Nottinghamshire County Council Oriental Arts PVA LabCulture The Royal Centre Shisha Southbank Centre Southwell Minster School Sowing Seeds Spirit Nottingham Studio West Synapse Festival Tilt University of Nottingham White Cube Gallery WORD! Writing East Midlands (The Lyric Lounge) Zero Seefr

We would like to thank all of the Partners, Funders, Curators and Artists we have worked with. For a comprehensive list of our collaborators, please go to: www.nae.org.uk/press.php

Kim Thompson, Contemporary Timeline Portraits of a Jamaican Family

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STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES 2010 / 11

INCOME

EXPENDITURE

Voluntary income

Cost of generating funds

Arts Council England Nottingham City Council Investment income

Advertising and marketing

668,393

Charitable Activities

41,605

Project expenditure

221

Incoming resources from generating funds Mela Education partners Earned income Grant income Other incoming resources TOTAL INCOME

22,318

Staff costs Running costs

32,228

128,876 346,345 147,987

Governance costs

2,356

Audit fee

100,212

2,500

3,000 1,640 849,655

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TOTAL EXPENDITURE

648,026

Net movement in funds

201,629

Total funds brought forward

-44,396

Total funds carried forward

157,233


Raghu Rai’s Invocation to India, Launch, Photograph by Bartosz Kali

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THE BOARD

Chair Edwin Maxwell MBE

Director Dr Shahid Mian Resigned 15 March 2011

Vice Chair Sukhbinder Johal MBE

Director Henderson Mullin

Secretary Mohan Khera

Director Dr Lisa Mooney Smith

Director Sardul Gill

Director Dr Heidi Winklhofer

Director Leslie McDonald

Co-opted Member Daniel Storer

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THE TEAM Exhibitions & Programmes Co-ordinator Roshni Belakavadi

Chef / Guest Services Officer Stephen Smith From November 2010

Nick Dunleavy

From March 2011

Until September 2010

Youth Engagement Officer & YARD Artistic Co-ordinator Rachael Young

Guest Services Assistant (Catering) Hannah Batchelor

Community Engagement Officer Mervyn Mitchell

Until May 2010

Until April 2010

Oliver Morley Richard Wiedemann Until February 2011

Chief Executive Skinder Hundal Director of Operations and Enterprise Mark Stephens Senior Curator David Schischka Thomas Until March 2011

Marketing and Communications Manager Raam Tarat Education and Learning Manager Ian Sergeant Until March 2011

Facilities and Technical Manager Andrew Lindley Office (Support Services) Manager Emma Chadwick

British Art Show 7 Co-ordinator Michelle Bowen From May 2010

Customer Services Duty Manager Anita Kumari Elvia Burrell

Guest Services Assistant (Cleaning) Mawusi Morrison Doris Kumi From August 2010

Sarah Brown Until September 2010

Until September 2010

Charlene Mighten

Pam Ramsay

Until November 2010

Until February 2011

Project Assistant Ravi Abbott

Receptionist Elaine Carthy

From August 2010

Administrative Assistant Emily Frisby Anna De La Vega

Research and Development Intern Ines Soria-Donlan From October 2010 Until February 2011

Alice Thickett From February 2011

Lu Li

European Voluntary Service (EVS) Laura Rossi

Until June 2010

From January 2011

Rosalind Hutchins

Islam Muhammad

Until August 2010

From January 2011

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Coming of Age exhibition, Photograph by Sancha Photography


ANNUAL REPORT 2010/11

PARTNER ORGANISATIONS Core Funders -- Arts Council England -- Nottingham City Council

Capital Funders ------

Arts Council England Nottingham City Council East Midlands Development Agency Greater Nottingham Partnership Neighbourhood Development Company

Programme Funding (Restricted)

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-- British Council -- BBC Children in Need

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Partners, Funders and Supporters

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-- 198 Contemporary Arts and Learning -- A Foundation -- AGMA - Association of Greater Manchester Authorities -- Aicon Gallery, London -- Akademi -- The Anglo-Sikh Heritage Trail -- Apples and Snakes -- Artreach (Night of Festivals) -- Arts & Humanities Research Council -- Arts Council England -- ArtsAdmin -- Asian Express -- Baby Studios -- BBC Asian Network -- BBC Radio Nottingham -- Blackdrop! -- Bradford District Council -- Bradford Mela Network -- Brit Asia TV -- Broadway Media Centre

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Capital FM Arena Capitalise Network Chinese Arts Centre City Arts Cultivate Darbar Festival Dance4 Deda Derby QUAD Djanogly Theatre The Drum EMVAN - East Midlands Visual Arts Network Film and Video Umbrella Format International Photography Festival Galleries of Justice Hatch Hayward Touring Holgate School Hyson Green Youth Club Igniting Ambition Lakeside Arts Centre Lambeth Council Lebara Mobile The Legacy Trust Lakeside Arts Centre Light Night Liverpool Biennial Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool Museums (The Walker Gallery) London Councils London South Bank university MACE - Media Archive for Central England Mad Lab Magnum Photos

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Mainstream Partnership The Mark It Collective The Mighty Creatives MLA Renaissance East Midlands motiroti National Schools Film Week NCCL - National Centre for Citizenship and the Law Newark & Sherwood District Council Northampton University Nottingham Asian Arts Council Nottingham Carnival Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery Nottingham Contemporary Nottingham Liming Nottingham Mela Network Nottingham Playhouse Nottingham Trent University Nottingham Visual Arts Nottinghamshire County Council Oriental Arts PVA LabCulture The Royal Centre Shisha Southbank Centre Southwell Minster School Sowing Seeds Spirit Nottingham Studio West Synapse Festival Tilt University of Nottingham White Cube Gallery WORD! Writing East Midlands (The Lyric Lounge) Zero Seefr


ANNUAL REPORT 2010/11 Exhibiting Artists ---------------------------------

Alan Lodge Anna De La Vega Ashok Mistry Barbara Walker Bartosz Kali Christian Marclay Clement Cooper Duncan Campbell Ed Pien Edgar Schmitz Elena Smith Elizabeth Price Frankie Buckle Gerard Hanson Harminder Singh Judge Jagdish Patel Jaskirt Dhaliwal Joanna Geldard John Perivolaris Jon Burgerman Michael Forbes Naa Ahinee Mensah Nadeem Haider Nadim Chaudry Raghu Rai Saira Lloyd Saleem Arif Quadri Suki Chan Tahera Aziz Tim Smith Vanley Burke Zed Sardar

Artists / Curators / Creatives -------------------------------

2FunkyArts Adrian Shaw Al Noor Alfie James-Kahn Ali Zaidi Alison Garner Alma Cunliffe Ambika Sethi Amsterdam New West Ananya Jahanara Kabir Andrew Graves Andrew Jackson Anja Kirschner Anjali Guptara Annette Waterfield Ashok Mistry Barby Asante Blackfeather Brian Griffiths Carol Jones Catherine Butterworth Chill in the Park Dave Wood David Panos David Schischka Thomas Debris dholdrummer.com Don Ceder Donna Griffiths Dr Lisa Mooney Smith

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Dr Robert Beckford Emteaz Hussain Frank Abbott George Shaw Gita Desai Hardial Singh Rai Hetain Patel Honey Williams Hugo Smith Irna Qureshi Jaipur Creatives Jasim Ghafur Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze Jo Deighton Jon Burgerman Julie Vernon Julio Garro Kathryn Cooper Kelly O’Brien kid 30 (smallkid) Kumudini Lakhia Laura Belem Lisa Le Feuvre Lucie Sheppard Mandeep Samra Manick Govinda Manushi Dance Martyn Irvine Matt Price Matthew Darbyshire Mervyn Mitchell Niru Ratnam Olivia Plender One Bridge Arts Out The Blue Oxygen Thievez Peter Farmer Phil Leach Rachel Young Ria Ashcroft Roger Bromley Roger Hiorns Saleem Arif Quadri MBE Sally Lai Samiah Haleem Sampad Sandra L Tabares-Duque Serenah Cole Sideshow Sonia Khurana Sophie Ivil Take 1 Studios Tina Havill Tom Morton UrBen Media Vina Ladwa Visible YARD Zed Sardar

Live Performances - Music / Dance / Film / Artists -- Aakash Odedra -- Ali Zaidi -- Aly Stoneman

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Ash King Asian Street Remix Bana Congo Cadence Noir Calypso Rose Caroline Bell-Foster Caroline Bird Cathy Grindrod Charity Shop DJ Daljit Nagra Danielle Jade Fisher Deborah Stevenson DJ James Kelly DJ Mantus DJ Roberto DJ Ruthless Toothless Francesca Bandino The Gentlemen Band Global Folk Gren Bartley Gurdy-Gurdy Hanna Mannila Harmage Singh Kalirai Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze John Agard John Marc Gowans Kashif Nadim Chaudry Les Elus Lisa de Ville Lisa Mooney Smith Lyrikool Lipz Manushi Dance MC Primo Melanie Abrahams Mellow Baku Michelle ‘Mother’ Hubbard Milk MuHa Mullet Proof Poet Murtz Natalie Duncan Noreen Khan Nottingham Youth Orchestra String Quartet Nyam Orchestra Music World- Bollywood Out of Karma Panya Banjoko Paspartou The Phil Langran Band Poetic Pilgrimmage Polarbear Raghav The Raghu Dixit Project Rajasthani Folk Music & Dance Rizwan Muazzam Qawaal Sahraab Sham D Soumik Datta Sura Susso Sureshot Taalis - Bernhard Schimpelsberger The Uke Box YARD Yasus Afari Zacc Rogers


NAE Annual Report 2010/2011