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Christmas and New Year Family Activities
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Christmas and New Year Family Activities
19 December 2014 - 04 January 2015
We’ve got of lots of activities for families over the Christmas holiday period. If you’ve got friends and family visiting bring them along too for creative fun....
Under The Tree Presents...
events - Live
Under The Tree Presents...
20 December 2014
Doors from 8pm, live from 9pm Free 
New Years Eve
events - Special Events
New Years Eve
31 December 2014 - 01 January 2015
8pm - lateCafe. Bar. Contemporary Celebrate New Years Eve at Nottingham Contemporary with live music by Más Y Más.The music of Más Y Más is an irresistible meeting of...
How We Behave Opening
events - Special Events
How We Behave Opening
09 January 2015
6pm - 8pmFree, The SpaceJoin us for the opening of How We Behave, a temporary installation in the Space exploring Michel Foucault's question "Why can't life be the...
January Guest Artist Workshops
events - Young Events
January Guest Artist Workshops
09 January 2015 - 31 January 2015
Come to our free creative workshops in January for 15 – 25 year olds, led by guest artist Sam Metz. 
How We Behave
events - Special Events
How We Behave
10 January 2015 - 17 January 2015
The SpaceOpening reception Friday 9 January, 6.30pm - 9pmExhibition continues Saturday 10 January – Saturday 17 January (inclusive)How We Behave is inspired by an...
Nick Svarc
events - Live
Nick Svarc
17 January 2015
Doors from 8pm, live from 9pm Free 
Rights of Nature: Art and Ecology in the Americas
art - Exhibitions
Rights of Nature: Art and Ecology in the Americas
24 January 2015 - 15 March 2015
Runaway global warming, environmental destruction and mass species extinction are all consequences of our fraught relationship with nature.  Particularly since the...
Learning Previews
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Learning Previews
29 January 2015 - 08 July 2015
4.30-6.30 pmFreeWith each new exhibition we have a Learning Preview especially for teachers and tutors. One of our Associate Artists will show you around and suggest ways...
COLLABOR-8
events - Young Events
COLLABOR-8
31 January 2015
Join us for our free monthly art and music social for 15-25 year olds on the last Saturday of January.Drop in between 6.30pm - 9.30pm and join a workshop with our young...
Lace & Slavery - Godfried Donkor
art - Exhibitions
Lace & Slavery - Godfried Donkor
11 January 2008 - 10 February 2008
An investigation by The New Art Exchange and the Centre for Contemporary Art Nottingham In 2007, two hundred years after the slave trade was abolished in what was then...
Remember Revolution: 68 at 40
art - Exhibitions
Remember Revolution: 68 at 40
01 May 2008 - 31 May 2008
In partnership with the Broadway Media Centre we traced the legacy of 1968, the year when the underground went overground, and mass protests erupted across Europe and the...
Happenings
events - Talks
Happenings
05 May 2008 - 17 May 2008
Talk Marco Scotini, curator, Luca Frei, designer of Disobedience and Alex Farquharson, Director of Nottingham Contemporary. Venue: ‘Beatties’, Angel Row,...
Remember Revolution
art - Artist Cinema
Remember Revolution
30 May 2008 - 01 June 2008
Peter Watkins is Britain’s most uncompromising political filmmaker of the last 50 years. Nottingham Contemporary collaborated with Broadway Cinema to present a...
That Beautiful Pale Face Is My Fate (For Lord Byron)
events - Talks
That Beautiful Pale Face Is My Fate (For Lord Byron)
25 July 2008
Splendid Vices, our symposium in the Orangery, was standing room only, as our guests crowded in to hear speakers discuss Byron’s lasting influence on popular...
That Beautiful Pale Face is My Fate (For Lord Byron)
art - Exhibitions
That Beautiful Pale Face is My Fate (For Lord Byron)
25 July 2008 - 06 September 2008
The artists in this exhibition are taking part in a séance, establishing contact with Lord Byron, both as he was in his lifetime, and as he might be today. It is an...
Disclosures: The Exhibition
art - Exhibitions
Disclosures: The Exhibition
05 September 2008 - 05 October 2008
Olivia Plender presented her video Bring Back Robin Hood in the Picture Gallery at Nottingham Castle as part of Disclosures II: The Middles Ages. The video weaves...
Disclosures II, Laxton
events - Talks
Disclosures II, Laxton
06 September 2008
Part I 11:00 Meeting in Mount Street, Nottingham. A bus tour of Nottingham’s former common lands and open fields led by artist and historian Chris...
Disclosures II: The Middle Ages
art - Exhibitions
Disclosures II: The Middle Ages
06 September 2008 - 05 October 2008
Disclosures II was part of Nottingham Contemporary’s Histories of the Present, our year long series of exhibitions and events in historically significant places in and...
The Impossible Prison
art - Exhibitions
The Impossible Prison
31 October 2008 - 14 December 2008
Vito Acconci, Shaina Anand, Atelier Van Lieshout, Angela Bulloch, Chris Evans, Harun Farocki, Dan Graham, Group d’Information sur les Prisons, Mona Hatoum, Thomas...
Impossible Prison, Talks and Discussions
events - Talks
Impossible Prison, Talks and Discussions
10 November 2008 - 08 December 2008
With contributions from David Macey, Jonathan Rée, Lisa Le Feuvre, Ken Starkey, Eyal Weizman, Erwin James, and Ashley Hunt.
american apparel
art - Exhibitions
american apparel
25 July 2009 - 06 September 2009
While our building was being finished in the summer 2009, we showed two exhibitions in our main window, overlooking Weekday Cross in the Lace Market. Josephine...
Get Involved 17
events - Young Events
Get Involved 17
20 August 2009
A mass gathering, coming together to set sail eighty five paper boats in the fountains at Old Market Square. That's eighty five days until Nottingham Contemporary opens...
Take This Knitting Machine and Shove it
art - Exhibitions
Take This Knitting Machine and Shove it
11 September 2009 - 17 October 2009
“Chant no more your old rhymes about bold Robin Hood His feats I but little admire I will sing the achievements of General Ludd Now the hero of...
SOFA - A documentary film by Benjamin Wigley
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SOFA - A documentary film by Benjamin Wigley
28 October 2009
On Wednesday the adventure begins.... Get Involved 17's beautiful Nottingham Contemporary Sofa will begin its journey, starting at 9am in the heart of our city: Old...
Words, Worlds
events - Talks
Words, Worlds
13 November 2009
Language is central to the work of Brannon, Stark and Wilcox. Each of these American artists exploits words for their literary, historical, psychological and graphic...
David Hockney
art - Exhibitions
David Hockney
14 November 2009 - 24 January 2010
Hockney in the 60s was that rare thing – an artist at the forefront of the avant-garde of the day, and a well-known public figure. With his Yorkshire accent, bleached...
Frances Stark
art - Exhibitions
Frances Stark
14 November 2009 - 24 January 2010
Frances Stark is one of the most intriguing artists to have emerged from the vibrant Los Angeles art scene in the last two decades. Visually her stylish collages are...
The Small Collections Room
art - Small Collections Room
The Small Collections Room
14 November 2009 - 15 June 2010
We commissioned the artist Pablo Bronstein to create a 21st century take on a “cabinet of curiosities” or wunderkammer – the root of the modern museum. Four...
Publications
art - Exhibitions
Publications
14 November 2009 - 03 July 2010
Downloadable publications, texts and essays that extend the themes in our exhibition programme. Written by international curators, academics and cultural commentators....

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