Nottingham Contemporary is an international art centre with a strong sense of local purpose. Our exhibition programme has been described as "constantly inventive" by The Observer.
Nottingham Contemporary is one of Britain’s largest and leading centres for contemporary art. The Observer has called its programme “constantly inventive.” We are a registered arts and educational charity, with free admission to the public. We present four contemporary visual arts exhibitions a year.
We opened in November 2009 in a new, purpose built £20m, 3,000 sq metre building, designed by architects Caruso St. John, on the edge of the historic Lace Market, in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter.
Nottingham Contemporary’s principal art form is contemporary visual arts, presented in 770 square metres of exhibition space. Ambitious group shows such as Star City, Aquatopia, Kafou: Haiti, Art and Voudou or Rights of Nature have been produced here. Pairs of solo exhibitions have included Francis Upritchard and Alfred Kubin and Marvin Gaye Chetwynd and Tala Madani. Our exhibitions have toured to, or been developed in partnership with, CAAC Seville, De Appel, Amsterdam, CAPC Bordeaux, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives, among many others.
We believe that contemporary art offers life-changing learning opportunities for all ages. Around 25,000 people a year take part in our activities for schools, families, young people and community groups. We work with 20 City of Nottingham schools every year in an artist-led programme across the curriculum, with strong links to literacy. Our community work includes a partnership with the Refugee Forum, and with Changing Lives on our Loudspeaker project for women at risk. Our young peoples group Collabor-8 Collective is working on a major festival, Affinity, as part of the Circuit initiative.
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