Explore past event recordings, digital family activities, artist interviews, blogs and VR scans of our past exhibitions.

1525: Behind the Scenes Conversations - Natelle Morgan-Brown
a graphic of a green magnifying glass on a gradient blue background with coral text reading "Behind the Scenes"
Our Silver City, 2094 : Easy Read Exhibition Guide
a poster in blue and grey geometric shapes with black writing on saying "Our Silver City, 2094. Nottingham Contemporary"
A Tour of Our Silver City, 2094
The words our Silver City 2094 in black on a blue and grey textured background
Céline Condorelli : Colour & Cephalopods
Céline sits with a printed fabric artwork suspended on scaffolding poles behind her
Femke Herregraven : How Will the Weather Change?
Femke Herregraven sits facing us with her chin resting on her hands talking to Kiera Blakey who has her back to us. A camera and light are facing Femke.
Grace Ndiritu : Spiritual Technologies
Grace stands with a tapestry and cup to her left and a hairy pole like sculpture to her right
Liz Jensen : Exhibition as Speculative Fiction
Liz stands with artworks displayed on freestanding chipboard walls behind her
Prem Krishnamurthy : How Can We Make Exhibitions Differently?
Prem sits with his hands open in mid air expressively. Behind him are artworks displayed on freestanding chipboard walls.
Outburst Oracle Cards
Family Explorers: A Blueprint for the Better
Reflection and Rebellion: A Loudspeaker project Autumn 2021
a tower like sculpture made of brightly coloured paper
Activity: Weather Watcher
Our Silver City, 2094 Translated Exhibition Guides
Play and Learn Team: Susie's Best Picks
a yellow game Called poo bingo
1525 Intergenerational Conversations, Episode 1: Meet Qaa’sim and Capoeira
4 screenshots of people's faces in zoom windows on a green background
1525 Intergenerational Conversations, Episode 2: Meet Nathaniel aka NV and his Music
4 screenshots of people's faces in zoom windows on a green background
1525 Intergenerational Conversations, Episode 3: Meet Honey Williams, a multidisciplinary multidimensional artist
4 screenshots of people's faces in zoom windows on a green background
1525 Intergenerational Conversations, Episode 4: Meet Jaya aka Jayahadadream and her Music
4 screenshots of people's faces in zoom windows on a green background
1525 Intergenerational Conversations, Episode 5: Discussion
4 screenshots of people's faces in zoom windows on a green background
Activity: Colour Maker
two hands pressing down flowers and leaves onto card with a stone
Call for Entries: Craft Fair Contemporary 2021
Image stating 'Call for Entry: Craft Fair Contemporary' with festive imagery.
Play and Learn Team: Milee's Best Picks
a child holding a blue kaleidoscope with planets on it
Activity: Nature Tangles
Autumn leaves placed together to create a cross-stitch
Meet our new intern
A person stands with a video camera raised in their hand
1525 Paper Boat Making Tutorial
two hands folding a piece of paper
Our Silver City, 2094 - A novella by Liz Jensen
Our Silver City, 2094 by Liz Jensen Front Cover
Our Silver City, 2094 Exhibition Guide (Including Audio and Large Print)
Our Silver City, 2094 exhibition poster
Activity: A Moment in Time
a photograph of a family and a letter are on a wooden table with a bowl
Artist Statement Writing with Ellen Angus
A group of people sit around a table
Play and Learn Team: Rachel's Best Picks
a box with drawings of animals on and the words "finger print activity set"
I Spy: Home from Home
A young person drawing on an upright canvas
Play and Learn Team: Ursula's Best Picks
blue and purple socks with an illustration of Ada Lovelace's face
Activity: Best Nest
Cylinders made of newspapers with paper balls inside.
Artists' Film: Jarman Award Touring Programme 2021, Q+A with Guy Oliver
screenshots of 6 video works
Activity: Curate a Collection
Four dinosaur figures inside and on top of two boxes.
Talk: Protest and Practice
he series logo: the words Caption-Conscious Ecology spread across 3 sides of a square, inside square brackets
Activity: Body Marks (Free materials)
White prints on black paper and tracing paper.
Talk: Access and Abundance
the words "caption conscious ecology" in black on a white background
Activity: Map of Me (Free materials)
Natural materials and string weaved together in a frame made of branches.
One in a Thousand!
Milee Lee holding up a blue and yellow badge which says 'Powered by Art' and 'Nottingham Contemporary'.
Activity: DIY Family Festival at home (Free materials)
An image of two pairs of legs wearing wellies.
Susie's Pick of the Week, Shop Contemporary
A picture of 'Shine Bright' magnetic dress up pieces on a white background
Ursula's Pick of the Week, Shop Contemporary
An image of the Sunflower Bar Growbar on a white background
Artists' Film: Selected 11
A picture of Katayoun Jalilipour with pink hands on a green and blue background.
Rachel's Pick of the Week, Shop Contemporary
A picture of Pop Up Pug Puppies with the box in the background
Announcement - Wahad Intergenerational Project
Two people facing the camera with a leafy background.
Pick of the Week, Shop Contemporary
An image of a recycled kalimba on a white background
Space for Imagination: A Loudspeaker Project, Spring/Summer 2021
A poster for 'Space for Imagination: A Loudspeaker project' with three colourful standing sculptures.
Summer for Families
Two people sat around a table with notebooks and laptops.
Activity: Appliance Appreciation
A purple toaster with a series of comical lyrics placed on the wall behind.
Activity: Family Tree (Free materials)
A pair of hands removing a print of a leaf next to a completed pink and green print.
Pommel - Episode 2
Roots/Routes Episode 5: The Important Role of Black Studies
Roots/Routes Episode 4: Black Thought, Imagination, and Intellectual Presence
Roots/Routes Episode 3: Community Organising and Creative Practice in Nottingham
Roots/Routes Episode 2: Why Research?
Donald Rodney, In the House of My Father (1996-97), photographic print on aluminium, 153 x 122cm. Photo: Andra Nelki. Image courtesy of Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © The Estate of Donald G Rodney
Roots/Routes Episode 1: Our Story
Activity: Creative Veggie Walk
Activity: Water Play
Poetry: Raymond Antrobus, Bhanu Kapil, Nat Raha
Announcement - Future of Futures
Play & Learn: What we’ve all been up to!
Talk: Astrida Neimanis
Activity: A Den with a View
Critical Poetics Summer School 2021: Care Of...
Artist Talk: Allison Katz
Pommel - episode 1
Activity: Kitchen Spell (Free materials)
Call for Entries: Summer Markets
Shop Contemporary this Fathers' Day
Contemporary Conversation: Making Queer Kin
Poetry: Five Bodies
Activity: Boaster Poster
Activity: Paint Play
Activity: Book Nook
Activity: Fruit & Veg Chain (Free materials)
Family Explorer Activities: Story Adventure #2 (BSL)
Family Explorer Activities: Allison Katz, Silent Sounds (BSL)
Family Explorer Activities: Erika Verzutti, Eye Spy (BSL)
Family Explorer Activities: Hello! #2 (BSL)
Family Explorer Activities: Melanie Matrangra, Hide & Seek (BSL)
Getting to know us: Play and Learn Team
Vote For Us! Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award 2021
1525 Collective: New Members Open Call
Allison Katz Exhibition Guide (Multiple formats and languages)
Erika Verzutti Exhibition Guide (Multiple formats and languages)
Mélanie Matranga Exhibition Guide (Multiple formats and languages)
Mélanie Matranga, People, 2021 (still). Co-produced by furiosa, Misia Films & Nottingham Contemporary, courtesy of High Art, Paris / Arles and Karma International, © the artist.
Aftermath 2021
Poetry: Five Bodies
Activity: Static Magic (Free materials)
Poetry: Five Bodies
Activity: Creative Walks- Neighbourhood Names
Activity: Creative Walks - Colour Coordination
Activity: Paper Patterns (Free materials)
Activity: The Art of Happiness!
Talk: Fumi Okiji
Gallery Zero: Feng-Ru Lee
'Cruising Utopia', José Esteban Muñoz
1525: Catch Feels Podcast
Activity: Dress Grace! (Free materials)
Response: Issue 4
Gallery Zero: INSTAR
Gallery Zero: Millie Quick
Millie Quick, Euphoric landscapes: Growthscape, 2021, courtesy the artist.
Contemporary Conversation: Global Intimacies
Talk: Grace Before Jones
'Life and Death on the Pulse Dance Floor', Tim Lawrence
Poetry: Five Bodies
1525: Anagenisis by Christos Gkenoudis
Gallery Zero: Anton Hecht
Activity: In the Picture, with BSL (Free materials)
Activity: Feel-Good Party (Free materials)
Poetry: Five Bodies
Activity: Kitchen Karaoke
Activity: Objects as Art
Creating an Exhibition: Grace Before Jones
'DISSS-CO (A Fragment)', Douglas Crimp
Loudspeaker: Not Just Black & White
Street ART Community Project
An Interview with Jimmy Robert
Activity: Dress Rehearsal
Activity: Hula Hoop Disco (Free materials)
Grace Jones on her 'Hurricane' Tour, 2009. the_moog.
Activity: The Everywhere Gallery (Free materials)
Loudspeaker: Through Letterbox and Screen
Poetry: Five Bodies
‘I Feel Love: Disco and its Discontents’, Tavia Nyong'o
Keynote: Michelle M. Wright
Artist Talk: Jimmy Robert
Activity: Style Up
Contemporary Conversation: Futurism after the Future
'Theory Made Flesh?', Ricardo Montez
Happy Halloween from our Exhibition Archives
Chiara Fumai, Shut Up, Actualy Talk, 2013. Courtesy of The Church Of Chiara Fumai.
'Black Beauty Model Agency', Desta Hailé
Activity: Hidden Portraits
Programme announced for Peer to Peer: UK/HK Online Festival
Activity: Paper Moves
Audio Guides: Grace Before Jones & Jimmy Robert: Akimbo
Activity: Stylish Silhouettes (Free materials)
Family Explorer Activities: A Story Adventure
Family Explorer Activities: Fashion Show
Family Explorer Activities: Mirror Movements
Family Explorer Activities: Hello!
Grace Before Jones: Our Recommended Books
'I, The Object', Mark Fisher
Nottingham Contemporary receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund
An Interview with Sap Plants
VR Exhibitions: Grace Before Jones and Jimmy Robert: Akimbo
Grace Before Jones, installation shots at Nottingham Contemporary, Sept 2020. Photo Sam Kirby.
'Grace Jones', Irenosen Okojie
Behind the Sign: an interview with S Mark Gubb
Music Performance: Nottingham Chamber Music Festival at Nottingham Contemporary
Jimmy Robert Folding Example
Our exhibition notes in large print
Changing the Story
Grace Before Jones: An Introduction by Cedric Fauq, Curator
Richard Bernstein, Grace Jones Mask for Warm Leatherette, 1980. The Estate of Richard Bernstein.
Cancelled: Craft Fair Contemporary
Historic Nottingham: Photography by Leon Pavich
Leon Pavich
Announcing Sung Tieu's New Exhibition Catalogue
Families in the Galleries - Denzil Forrester
In Between the Silence by Simon Withers
Anti-Racism: Statement, Responses, Resources
Nottingham Black Lives Matter protest. Image: Matt Jarram.
Creative Wellbeing: Activities for the Classroom
Our Loudspeaker programme has been shortlisted for a major award
Self Love Creative Wellbeing Project
For The Women’s House. By Faith Ringgold
Ghost by Simon Withers
Tina Campt - The Slow Lives of Still Moving Images
The Contemporary Journal: Can you sound like two thousand?
Jota Mombaça in collaboration with Darwin Marinho, video still from Transition and Apocalypse – Fire, 2019. Courtesy the artist.
Aftermath 2020
We've signed up to Family Arts Standards
The Useless Machine by Simon Withers
VR Exhibitions: Denzil Forrester, Sung Tieu & Diane Simpson
Activity: Colour of Movement
Activity: Flat-pack Sculpture
Activity: Found Soundscape
Gill's Creative Challenge: Shape & Shadows
Gill's Creative Challenge: Super Vision Headset
Coming together in a collective Response
Jamie Robinson (left) and Amy Matthews, image by Georgia Stone
Family Activity: Making Moves
Play & Learn: Links We Love
CAMPUS Talks: Céline Condorelli
Play & Learn at Home
Becoming Part of the Picture - A Loudspeaker exhibition
Charlotte's Creative Challenges: Things to Life
Charlotte’s Creative Challenges: Art with Everyday Things
Rights of Nature: Decolonising Indigenous Epistemologies
Nottingham Contemporary, 2015. Photography by Andy Keate
Charlotte’s Creative Challenges: Using Your Senses Outside and Around the Home
1525 Rest & Resources
A Sun Ra Arkestra
Family Activity Resource: Material Library
Talk: Eriel Tchekwie Deranger
Collecting the Ways: John Corbett in conversation with Irene Aristizabal
Sun Ra, Discipline 27 11.
Architecture in Conversation: A Conversation with Adam Caruso
Ovid in Exile by Simon Withers
Photo credit: Simon Withers.
Pedro Neves Marques: Linnaeus and the Terminator Seed
Pedro Neves Marques, Linnaeus and the Terminator Seed, 2017. Video still. Courtesy of the artist and Galleria Umberto di Marino.
Family Activity: Art Games
Experiments in Colour
Experiments in Light
Experiments in Line
Experiments in Pattern
Experiments in Shape
Experiments in Space
Our building through the lens
Poetry by Ella Burns Robbins
1525 Covid-19 Statement
Performance: Curating Sound
David Scott: The Theory of Haiti
Nature of Rights: Earth Law, Forensics, Geo-Symptoms
Nottingham Contemporary, 2015. Photography by Andy Keate.
1804 & Its Afterlives: Session Three
Family Activity: Party People
The Forgotten Space - with Sukhdev Sandhu & Philip Steinberg
Introducing our 1525 Collective Members
CAMPUS Interviews: Quinsy Gario
VR Exhibition: Still Undead: Popular Culture in Britain Beyond the Bauhaus
Family Activity: Cardboard Connect
Virtually Visit Us
Denzil Forrester on Drawing
Drawing Activity: Draw Movement
Yoga Sound Movement
Artist Talk: Denzil Forrester
1525: nellie O... wOah!
Our Gallery Zero Resident Artists: Outsider Artist Collective
An Interview with Denzil Forrester
Photo Sam Kirby
An Interview with Sung Tieu
1525: Protest (ft. Pepe)
Call for Submissions: Print Fair 2020
2019 Timeline at Nottingham Contemporary
Our Loudspeaker Programme
Our University Collaborations are at the Heart of our Work
Arts Rich Curriculum Must Be Lasting Legacy For Mcqueen’s Year 3 Project
Sneinton Bauhaus Project
Find the Perfect Gift at Shop Contemporary
Announcement - Schools of Tomorrow
2019: The Year in Review
CAMPUS Talks: Gurminder K. Bhambra
Ten years of working in our community
Artists' Film: The Otolith Group: O Horizon
Still I Rise in Virtual Reality
Our team's favourite moments at Nottingham Contemporary
Architectures of Education: Ho Rui An
Architectures of Education: Ola Uduku
Architectures of Education: Ramon Amaro and ruangrupa (farid rakun)
Architectures of Education: Aoife Donnelly & Kristin Trommler
Architectures of Education: Tom Holert and Anna-Maria Meister
Keynote: Irit Rogoff (Architectures of Education)
Ghoüle Wampe Ghost Walk: The Ghostly Tales of Nottingham Contemporary
Photo by Julian Hughes
Louise West: Designing the Lace of Nottingham Contemporary
Contemporary Conversation: Form and Frontier
Ten Years of Shop Contemporary
Timeline: Browse Through Our 10 Year History
Photo Marc Atkins
Keynote: Ines Weizman
New Artists’ Edition by Denzil Forrester
Image credit: copyright Denzil Forrester. Courtesy the artist and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London.
10th Birthday Party
Sam Kirby
Local Art Student Selected for Prestigious Venice Fellowships Programme
Contemporary Conversation: Carceral Continuum
Silvia Federici: Keynote Talk
A Reading by Lis Rhodes
An Interview with Lis Rhodes
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané in Virtual Reality
Elizabeth Price, FELT TIP, in Virtual Reality
Six artists featured in the Venice Biennale 2019 that previously exhibited at Nottingham Contemporary.
Leyla Pillai: This Side of Nowhere
Originally published on NTS Radio. Who's That Girl, Sep 16 2019. Courtesy the artist.
Nottingham Contemporary Appoint Nicole Yip as Chief Curator
Nottingham Contemporary is shortlisted for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2019
Contemporary Conversation: Plan, Plant, Planet
Elizabeth Price Interview - February 2019
Daniel Steegmann Mangrané Interview - February 2019
Two of our visitors tell us about their experience of Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance.
Slavs and Tatars: Transliterative Tease Lecture
Slavs and Tatars, Transliterative Tease, 2013–present, lecture-performance
The House of Fame in Virtual Reality
Linder on The House of Fame at Nottingham Contemporary
Linder, What I Do To Please You I Do, 1981-2008. Courtesy of Stuart Shave/Modern Art, Dependance, Andrehn Schiptjenko, Blum & Po
Linder describes her encounter with The Goddess of Fame
A preview of Ye Funa's work, Ping Pong Stream
A Sensory Gathering with Linder and Guests
Studio International: From Ear to Ear to Eye
Lubaina Himid discusses her work
Radical Black Art Working Convention - REVISITED
Marlene Smith: Interview with the Artist
Sam Thorne on The Place Is Here
Marguerite Humeau, FOXP2, 2016. Nottingham Contemporary
Panya Banjoko - Otobong Nkanga, Taste of a Stone
Marguerite Humeau: Artist Talk
Michael Beutler: Artist Talk
Simon Starling in Conversation
An introduction to Simon Starling's exhibition
Unbribable Life: Art and Activism in former Yugoslavia and the UK
Avgust Cernigoj, GUERRA FONDAI, 1972, courtesy of Lipica Stud Farm, Gallery of Avgust Cernigoj, Slovenia
Monuments Should Not Be Trusted Symposium
Bogdanka Poznanovic, Akcija srce – predmet, 1970. (Detail) Marinko Sudac Collection
Circuit: Affinity
Pablo Bronstein in Conversation
An Evening with Glenn Ligon
Glenn Ligon, Malcolm X #1 (small version #2), 2003. Courtesy the Rodney M. Miller Collection.
Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology
Rights of Nature Conference: Morning
Lecture: The Philosophy of Time
Agnieszka Polska, I Am the Mouth 2014 ,Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Zak  Branicka Berlin
Laura Clarke, Assistant Curator, on Agnieszka Polska
Agnieszka Polska, I Am the Mouth 2014 ,Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Zak  Branicka Berlin
Paul Kneale on Raphael Hefti’s exhibition
Agnieszka Polska: Future Days Live Performance
Eanna O’Ceallachain on Carol Rama
Victoria Tischler on the work of Carol Rama
Catherine Spencer on Somewhat Abstract
Keith Coventry on Somewhat Abstract
The Asco Interviews
Asco, Asshole Mural © 1975 Harry Gamboa Jr.
Daniel Sturgis on Tala Madani
Brain Bug Performances: Marvin Gaye Chetwynd
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd & Sara Jane Bailes in conversation
Rights of Nature Conference: Afternoon
Sir Nicholas Serota and Alex Farquharson: Aquatopia
Mark Leckey Live Lecture at NTU
Collaborative Effects: A symposium
Piero Gilardi, May Day Demonstrations, Turin 1977. Courtesy of the artist
John Newling on his exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary
John Newling, Fall, (detail) 2012. Courtesy of the artist
Piero Gilardi, Stone Dress Performance at Nottingham Contemporary
An introduction to Kafou Haiti, Art and Vodou
Stuart Burch on Alfred Kubin
Francis Upritchard on historical detail, collaboration and triangles
Francis Upritchard, Jockey, 2012, Photo Kate MacGarry
Francis Upritchard on her exhibition A Hand of Cards
Skype Interview with Mika Rottenberg
Mika Rottenberg, Felicia from Tropical Breeze,2004 (detail). C-print. Courtesy of Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery and Andrea Rosen Gallery.
DAAR Common Assembly
Marc Camille Chaimowicz & Michael Bracewell on Jean Genet exhibition
Klaus Weber introduces Already there!
Klaus Weber in Conversation with Ian White
Camera Lucida Revisited with Brian Dillon
Mother Earth Sister Moon Fashion Show
A Meditation on Venus
Image of large sculpture as well as artworks on the back wall of the gallery.
Grace Before Jones and Jimmy Robert: Expanded
Left: Jimmy Robert: Akimbo, Right: Grace Before Jones. Installation shots at Nottingham Contemporary, 2020. Photo Lewis Ronald.
Loudspeaker: Exploring Creative Ambitions