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Your guide to art in Nottingham

Artists on Show in Nottingham

Galleries / Art Spaces / Organisations

Angel Row Gallery

Presently the East Midlands' key venue for the exhibition of contemporary visual art, Angel Row has a continuous programme of exhibitions accompanied by events, talks and education activities.


A public arts centre run by the University of Nottingham, Lakeside presents an "eclectic" programme of music, dance, theatre, visual art and family events. Its Djanogly Art Gallery organises shows ranging from contemporary art through photography to craft and design.

Future Factory

Based at Nottingham Trent University's School of Art and Design, Future Factory coordinates programmes in three exhibition venues: the Bonington Gallery, Powerhouse and Basement, and the 1851 Art Gallery.

A partnership formed between Nottingham City Council, Nottingham Trent University's Future Factory and the University of Nottingham is presently overseeing the development of CCAN (Centre for Contemporary Art Nottingham). Building on the established work of Angel Row and Bonington Gallery, CCAN will inhabit purpose-built premises designed by architects Caruso St. John and enjoy greatly enhanced facilities for the exhibiting of visual and live arts. Along with the proposed New Art Exchange - a state of the art centre for African, African Caribbean and South Asian arts - CCAN is intended to help establish Nottingham as the cultural hub of the East Midlands.

Surface Gallery, NOW, Moot, Reactor, My House Projects

There's no shortage of serious artist-driven enterprise in the Nottingham area. Indy gallery Surface is run by volunteers and aims to support emerging contemporary artists. Based in Nottingham city centre, the gallery hosts a diverse programme of exhibitions. Formerly the Nottingham Festival fringe, NOW currently offers a year-round programme of live events and projects using new media. Opened in 2005, Moot gallery is run by artists from studios complex Stand Assembly; Reactor is a Nottingham based artists' collective whose members work both collaboratively and individually on a variety of events, exhibitions and projects.

Lastly, the website for the diminutive My House Projects website reports that it "has shifted focus away from the domestic setting, and aims to get out of the house more" New projects will take place in pubs, community halls, "tents and many more locations".

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