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Art, Activism, Race and Social Justice
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Art, Activism, Race and Social Justice
16 February 2017
An evening discussion with artists and community activists, examining the role of art and culture at key moments in the struggle for racial justice...
Bread and Roses
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Bread and Roses
10 November 2016
South African-born novelist Gillian Slovo in conversation with Ross Bradshaw from Five Leaves Bookshop. 
Captured: Documenting Incarceration
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Captured: Documenting Incarceration
04 November 2016 - 05 November 2016
A two-day documentary film event featuring screenings, workshops and Q&A with directors looking at the role of filmmaking in challenging public perceptions of...
The Best and the Rest
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The Best and the Rest
01 November 2016
In an age of increasing economic precarity among young people and decreased provision of arts education in schools, how do we make the arguments for cultural...
Surviving Art School Workshop
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Surviving Art School Workshop
28 October 2016
Delivered by Collective Creativity, this workshop will look at race and racism, in art and art schools in the UK.Collective Creativity are an artist group focused on...
Surviving Art School Publication Launch
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Surviving Art School Publication Launch
27 October 2016
Join Collective Creativity for the launch of their new zine about how art students survive art school today. Produced at Nottingham Contemporary with students from...
Artist Talk: Marguerite Humeau
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Artist Talk: Marguerite Humeau
17 October 2016
Marguerite Humeau, artist of the exhibition FOXP2, in conversation with Sam Thorne, director of Nottingham Contemporary.
Spot Talks
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Spot Talks
17 October 2016 - 17 December 2016
Short 20-30 minute talks based on the current exhibitions conducted by our knowledgeable and friendly Gallery Assistants.Tuesdays 3.30pmWednesdays 11amThursdays...
Marguerite Humeau
art - Exhibitions
Marguerite Humeau
14 October 2016 - 15 January 2017
Marguerite Humeau has described herself as an “Indiana Jones in Google times.” The London-based French artist's work embarks on epic quests in time and space. FOXP2...
Otobong Nkanga
art - Exhibitions
Otobong Nkanga
14 October 2016 - 15 January 2017
Huge tapestries, performances, drawings and installations trace all kinds of different botanical and geological histories in Otobong Nkanga’s work. This is the...
Autumn Walkthroughs
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Autumn Walkthroughs
14 October 2016 - 08 January 2017
Join us for different perspective on our exhibitions. Our Wednesday Walkthroughs are 45min talks, every other Wednesday at 2pm or 6pm. 19 Oct, 2pmAngelica Sule...
October Dialogues 2016: Transatlantic Slavery
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October Dialogues 2016: Transatlantic Slavery
11 October 2016 - 12 October 2016
This conference will examine the ways in which slavery has figured in public history in Britain. It will consider how academic history has shaped public perceptions of...
End of the Summer School
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End of the Summer School
22 September 2016
Climate change, imminent financial collapse, a rising tide of racism and political tensions: in an increasingly interdependent, unevenly globalised and intensely divided...
End of the Summer School
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End of the Summer School
21 September 2016
Climate change, imminent financial collapse, a rising tide of racism and political tensions: in an increasingly interdependent, unevenly globalised and intensely divided...
The City Questions Summer School-5
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The City Questions Summer School-5
14 September 2016
The City Questions Summer School takes form as a series of workshops, facilitated by designer Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad, that will explore questions like...
Walkthrough with Ana Souto
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Walkthrough with Ana Souto
06 September 2016
This Walkthrough will be led by Ana Souto, who is Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment, Nottingham Trent University. Souto plays...
The City Questions Summer School-4
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The City Questions Summer School-4
31 August 2016
The City Questions Summer School takes form as a series of workshops, facilitated by designer Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad, that will explore questions like...
The City Questions Summer School-3
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The City Questions Summer School-3
26 August 2016
The City Questions Summer School takes form as a series of workshops, facilitated by designer Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad, that will explore questions like...
The City Questions Summer School-2
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The City Questions Summer School-2
17 August 2016
The City Questions Summer School takes form as a series of workshops, facilitated by designer Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad, that will explore questions like...
Walkthrough with David Eckersley
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Walkthrough with David Eckersley
16 August 2016
Beginning with Yelena Popova’s notion of visibility as a political stance, and using her work as a guide, this walkthrough will aim to open up discussion centred around...
This is Nottz
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This is Nottz
10 August 2016
Join author J.D. Taylor as he discusses his new book, Island Story, relaying a four month cycle across Britain questioning ideas and experiences of identity, memory,...
The City Questions Summer School-1
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The City Questions Summer School-1
03 August 2016
The City Questions Summer School takes form as a series of workshops, facilitated by designer Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad, that will explore questions like...
Walkthrough with Yelena Popova
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Walkthrough with Yelena Popova
02 August 2016
Hear artist Yelena Popova talk about her installation 'After Image' at Nottingham Contemporary, her first solo show in a UK public gallery. For this exhibition...
Walkthrough with Michael Beutler’s exhibition collaborators
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Walkthrough with Michael Beutler’s exhibition collaborators
19 July 2016
Do you want to know how Michael Beutler transformed our galleries so much? How his process of collaboration brings meaning to his work? Or are you wondering how his...
Michael Beutler
art - Exhibitions
Michael Beutler
15 July 2016 - 24 September 2016
Working with a team of local collaborators, Beutler will turn two of our galleries into a workshop. Channelling the spirit of DIY invention, and the disappearing...
Yelena Popova
art - Exhibitions
Yelena Popova
15 July 2016 - 24 September 2016
Based at Primary Studios in Nottingham, Popova explores painting "outside the frame". At Nottingham Contemporary, her first solo show in a UK public gallery, she has...
American Music Listening Sessions-4
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American Music Listening Sessions-4
22 June 2016
Alternately despised and rehabilitated, easy listening music dominated the popular music landscape from the 1940s to the 1960s. Lecturer in American and Canadian Studies...
Backlit Walkthrough
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Backlit Walkthrough
14 June 2016
Matthew Chesney, Director of Backlit, in conversation with Daniel Brown, Astronomy Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University.
Museum, Musex, Mutext, Mutant
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Museum, Musex, Mutext, Mutant
13 June 2016
A talk by Miguel A López, chief curator of TEOR/éTica, Costa Rica, on institutional critique in Latin America. More than a decade ago the Peruvian philosopher and...
Written in Stone with the Anthropocene Working Group
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Written in Stone with the Anthropocene Working Group
08 June 2016
In this final Study Session in the series, we are delighted to invite a member of the Anthropocene Working Group to share with us the insights their work provides in...

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