Is Gallery Zero for you?

Is Gallery Zero for you?

Nottingham Contemporary art centre is listening even more intently to the needs of local communities and going back to zero.

Gallery Zero an ever-changing, experimental and flexible space which – from October 2020 – is free to use for local groups who could do with extra space and facilities. Before the pandemic, it hosted all sorts of meetings, exhibitions, discussions and activities led by local art collectives and young people. Today, people might need more space to adhere to social distancing guidelines, more space to have new and different conversations as a result of social injustices, and more space due to the current economic landscape. You might want to use Gallery Zero for a reading group, a mindfulness workshop or a language exchange. It could be used for an informal meeting, for creative activities or for reflection and discussion on the things that are important to you.

Gallery Zero is a multi-use area which can at the moment accommodate up to 6 people (capacity currently limited due to Covid-19 restrictions). It is a physically accessible space and facilities include various seating, audio-visual equipment (TV monitor, mic and speaker), hearing-loop system, free wifi and a library. Our team is also on hand to support your activities. Accessed through our main galleries, Gallery Zero has windows overlooking Weekday Cross and is available 10am–6pm, Tuesday – Saturday, and 11am–6pm on Sundays (use may also be arranged outside of these hours). Gallery Zero is a welcoming and inclusive, open-door space for all visitors but if your group requires privacy, please discuss your needs in advance with our team, who will try to accommodate. While we have to limit food and drink in the space due to nearby artworks, there is an on-site café.

Gallery Zero is open and ready to welcome you – it’s your room, you decide how to use it.

Key information

To book Gallery Zero, please email galleryzero@nottinghamcontemporary.org, call 0115 9489 750 or visit us at Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, NG1 2GB (near Broadmarsh, next door to Pitcher & Piano).

We are prioritising community organisations and non-profit groups who may identify as working class, as members of the LGBTQ+ community, People of African, Caribbean or South and South East Asian heritage and individuals with additional needs and requirements. We are also keen to support groups in sectors other than the arts.

Access to Gallery Zero is limited during three weeks of January, May and September, when we close to change our public art exhibitions. Please see floorplan for further details and get in touch if you have any questions, suggestions, needs or comments about Gallery Zero.