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Glenn Ligon
art - Exhibitions
Glenn Ligon
03 Apr 2015 - 14 Jun 2015
“...a refreshingly wide and intriguingly various survey.” – The Times »
The Grand Tour
art - Exhibitions
The Grand Tour
04 Jul 2015 - 20 Sep 2015
Pablo Bronstein will curate sixty treasures from Chatsworth at Nottingham Contemporary, including works by Rembrandt and Franz Hals, shown alongside Bronstein's...
Craig Fisher and Debra Swann
art - Small Collections Room
Craig Fisher and Debra Swann
03 Apr 2015 - 31 May 2015
Nottingham based artists Craig Fisher and Debra Swann present their work in three cabinets of the Small Collections Room. The exhibition explores their interest in ideas...
Spot Talks
events - Gallery Tours
Spot Talks
07 Apr 2015 - 12 Jun 2015
Free, drop in Short 20-30 minute talks on individual galleries conducted by our Gallery Assistants. Tuesdays 3.30pm Wednesdays 5.30pm Thursdays...
Look Up
events - Courses
Look Up
22 Apr 2015 - 24 Jun 2015
Free creative course at Nottingham Contemporary and Nottingham City Council Libraries. Be inspired to look for work in new ways. No previous experience in the arts is...
Learning Previews
events - Special Events
Learning Previews
23 Apr 2015 - 09 Jul 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...
Critical Citizenship 2
events - Talks
Critical Citizenship 2
29 Apr 2015
 To celebrate May Day, groups share their campaigns for better working conditions in the arts, in the UK and the US. With Precarious Workers Brigade, W.A.G.E and...
The Black Arts Movement in Nottingham & Art School Curriculum Today
events - Talks
The Black Arts Movement in Nottingham & Art School Curriculum Today
29 Apr 2015
1pm Free, The Space
Politics of the Art School
events - Talks
Politics of the Art School
30 Apr 2015
At this event, key members of the 1980s Black Arts Movement such as Keith Piper and Said Ardus are hosted by London-based group Collective Creativity, who will offer...
Family Weekends: May
events - Family Events
Family Weekends: May
01 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
 We've got loads of free family activities designed to inspire imaginations and help you discover our exhibitions this May. Talk, create and chill together.
Making Waves
events - Special Events
Making Waves
01 May 2015
Please note this event has sold out. If you would like to join the waiting list, please contact merce@nottinghamcontemporary.org Nearly 40 years after the 1976 Race...
Mas Y Mas
events - Live
Mas Y Mas
02 May 2015
Doors 8pm, live music from 9pm Free  Mas Y Mas play their own irresistible mix of Latino, flamenco and Afro-Cuban influenced music woven together by driving dance...
Paper Aeroplanes
events - Live
Paper Aeroplanes
06 May 2015
Doors from 8pm £12.50 in advance
The Study Sessions
events - Talks
The Study Sessions
07 May 2015 - 11 Jun 2015
6.30pm - 8.30pmFree, The StudioLed by Celeste-Marie Bernier, Sharon Monteith and Richard King (Department of American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham),...
The Study Sessions
events - Talks
The Study Sessions
07 May 2015
Led by Professor Celeste-Marie Bernier, this session will unpack issues of representation, race and rights as told through text, photojournalism and African American...
Nordic Giants
events - Live
Nordic Giants
08 May 2015
Doors from 7pm £8.50 in advance Nordic Giants unleash cinematic euphoria, saturated with swelling ambience, pounding drums, massive riffs and unrivalled composition.
Wire & Wool Presents... 94 Gunships
events - Live
Wire & Wool Presents... 94 Gunships
09 May 2015
Doors from 8pm, live from 9pm Free Celebrating the launch of their debut EP, Dead Bees, alternative blues band 94 Gunships take to the stage to provide a...
Mark Rawlinson
events - Gallery Tours
Mark Rawlinson
13 May 2015
Mark Rawlinson, Associate Director in the Department of Art History at The University of Nottingham, leads a tour of our exhibition drawing on his research into American...
An evening with Glenn Ligon
events - Talks
An evening with Glenn Ligon
13 May 2015
Glenn Ligon, artist and curator of our current exhibition, speaks about the influences that have shaped his practice and what it means to be led by the work of...
The Study Sessions
events - Talks
The Study Sessions
14 May 2015
Led by Professor Sharon Monteith, this session will unpack issues of representation, race and rights as told through text, photojournalism and African American art.
Streetwise Opera Present... To The Silk Wood Tree & Firefly Burning
events - Live
Streetwise Opera Present... To The Silk Wood Tree & Firefly Burning
16 May 2015
Doors from 8pm, live from 9pm Free A traveller faces a long, uncertain road to an unknown destination. The weather is drawing in but he won’t stop searching...
Critical Whiteness
events - Talks
Critical Whiteness
20 May 2015
Convened in collaboration with The Centre for Research on Race and Rights at the University Nottingham, this panel discussion focuses on the subject of critical whiteness...
May Half Term Family Activities
events - Family Events
May Half Term Family Activities
23 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
Explore Glenn Ligon: Encounters and Collisions through free Family Activities over May Half Term.11am – 3pm, FreeSpace and StudioMake colourful Warhol...
Match & Fuse Presents... Hot Head Show and Ay!
events - Live
Match & Fuse Presents... Hot Head Show and Ay!
23 May 2015
Doors from 8pm, live from 9pm Free 
Speak Out, Act Up 1
events - Film
Speak Out, Act Up 1
26 May 2015
6.30pm Tongues Untied (Dir. Marlon Riggs, 1989)A film essay on black gay men as they confront racism, homophobia and marginalisation.7.45pm Looking for Langston (Dir....
Simon Weaver Tour
events - Gallery Tours
Simon Weaver Tour
27 May 2015
Dr. Simon Weaver is a Lecturer in Media and Communications at Brunel University.
The Bill Laurance Project
events - Live
The Bill Laurance Project
27 May 2015
Doors from 7.30pm, live from 8pm £15 advance, £17.50 on the door Snarky Puppy founder-member and Grammy Award winning pianist Bill Laurance performs music from his...
Speak Out, Act Up 2
events - Film
Speak Out, Act Up 2
28 May 2015
The story of the AIDS activist movement as it battles corporate greed, social indifference, and government neglect. With response from ACT UP UK following the...
The Study Sessions
events - Talks
The Study Sessions
28 May 2015
Led by Professor Sharon Monteith, this session will unpack issues of representation, race and rights as told through text, photojournalism and African American art.
COLLABOR-8
events - Young Events
COLLABOR-8
30 May 2015
Join us for our free monthly art and music social for 15-25 year olds on the last Saturday of May.Drop in between 6.30pm - 9.30pm and join in workshops with our young...

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