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22 November 2012

Edward Lucie-Smith

Art critic and historian Edward Lucie-Smith visited New Art Exchange to help launch part two of our contemporary Jamaican art exhibition, I is AnOther.

During his visit he took time out to chat to us about the current and future state of the contemporary art world from the perspective of Jamaican artists who exist as both participants and outsiders by mapping journeys of their survival and development.

Edward Lucie-Smith has published more than a hundred books in all, including a biography, a historical novel, and more than sixty books about art, mainly but not exclusively about contemporary work. He is generally regarded as the most prolific and the most widely published writer on art and a number of his art books are used as standard texts throughout the world.

Our Editor also picked out one of her favourite poems by Lucie-Smith which is quoted below!

What do you most like?
- My own company.
What do you most dislike?
- My own company.
What do you want on your desert island?
-        In the middle of a lake, a desert island.

22 October 2012

Thoughts from the Editor…

Study of Kin

Marcia Michael

‘…images showing positive representations of black subjects were not evident in the British national archives.’

Shocking I thought. But true, according to artist and photographer Marcia Michael who is currently exhibiting in New Art Exchange’s Central Space (28th September 2012 – 5th January 2013).

Michael’s photographs are intended to ‘record and reveal the authentic’ portraiture of black identity. She uses her own family in the series ‘Study of Kin’. I would usually find this hard to engage with, as artists can sometimes make their work too personal for a viewer to truly understand. However in Michael’s photographs there is no air of standard ‘family photographs’, instead she offers a collection of documentary photography, with an incredibly delicate edge.

The photographs have a great sense of stillness, made by the ‘studio type’ backdrop and their beautiful ordinariness. So much so, learning that historic representations of black identity throughout history has been affected by political circumstance - to the point that photographs were mainly taken to present negative stereotypes of the Black community -  gave this work a huge feeling of dignity; which the subjects in the photographs certainly compliment.

Each of the photographs deserves time for reflection, but I personally found the photographs of the subjects turned away from the camera to be particularly poignant. You may be expecting me to say something conceptual about the meaning of the subject turning away, but I daren’t taint these photographs with such empty words. These particular pieces are just simply stunning, and achieve what Michael’s points out - a true documentation of skin without the attachment of stereotypes.

19 October 2012

Drawing your Family History Workshop

*photographs by Laura Millward

Photographer Jon Legge hosted another brilliant workshop here at New Art Exchange last month. Families were invited to bring along some family photographs to turn them into drawings!

Jon placed each photograph into a projector called an epidiascope which then projected the image onto the wall, where large pieces of paper were hung to act as a canvas for the drawings. Children could then trace around the images of their relatives, creating an outline drawing which was a fun and easy way to create a family portrait. Another projector was set up to create a shadow of the person posing, creating a silhouette to draw around.

If you would like to attend a family workshop why not come to the next one, this Saturday 20th October, when we are hosting a drawing event for the Big Draw. It runs from 2-4pm and all are welcome to attend and help to create a collaborative drawing inspired by NAE's current exhibition.

18 October 2012


Award Winning Jazz and Hip Hop Star brings Seven Deadly Sins to Nottingham

Award-winning jazz alto saxophonist and hip hop star Soweto Kinch will be presenting all new material this Thursday night when The Legend of Mike Smith tour comes to the New Art Exchange, Nottingham, in anticipation of a new album of the same name to be release in early 2013.

The performance draws on Dante and The Seven Deadly sins, telling the tale of a young MC caught in a very modern world of temptation. Featuring a core trio including Karl Rasheed Abel on bass and Shaney Forbes on Drums the subject matter allows Kinch to explore the full breadth of human emotion in Hip Hop and jazz form.

Soweto Kinch said he was excited about the upcoming tour, as the stripped trio format allows him more harmonic freedom and space to deliver lyrics.

“Moreover, I’m excited about integrating new things into the show, such as tenor sax and live looping,” he said.

Soweto Kinch is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in both the British jazz and hip hop scene and has amassed an impressive list of accolades and awards on both sides of the Atlantic including a Mercury Music Prize nomination and two Urban Music Awards. In 2007 he won his second Music Of Black Origin ( MOBO) Award, winning Best Jazz Act and fending off stiff competition from the likes of Wynton Marsalis.

His skills as a hip hop MC and producer have also garnered him recognition in the urban music world: having supported the likes of KRS ONE, Dwele and TY, and being championed by the likes of Mos Def, Rodney P and BBC 1-Xtra’s Twin B. Kinch’s projects also extend beyond recorded albums, having written the score for Jonzi D’s Hip Hop Theatre production Markus the Sadist (2010), and Sampad’s In The Further Soil (2010), a dance-theatre. Kinch also wrote and acted in the latter piece, which toured throughout India.

Most recently, he has collaborated with the BBC and Drum and Bass producer Goldie to create By Royal Appointment, a three-part prime time reality music show following Goldie, Soweto, Guy Chamber and Ms Dynamite as they discover and coach a group of 12 vulnerable young mentees towards their first live performance before HM Prince Harry at Buckingham Palace.

- Event details -

What: The Legend of Mike Smith tour, Soweto Kinch

When: Thursday 18 October, 7.30pm – 9pm

Admission:  £10 (£8 Concession)

Age Range:  All are welcome

Advanced bookings are advised.

To book tickets please call: 0115 924 8630 or e:

For more information or to organise interviews please contact Emma O’Neill, Marketing and Communications Manager, New Art Exchange P: 01159248630 e:


-Editor’s notes –

About New Art Exchange: Launched in September 2008, New Art Exchange is a contemporary visual arts space with the objective of stimulating new perspectives on the value of diversity within art and society. Recent and forthcoming exhibitors include Zarina Bhimji, Rashid Rana, Christian Marclay, Elizabeth Price (British Art Show 7), Hetain Patel, Zineb Sedira, Leo Asemota, Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Raghu Rai and Harminder Singh Judge. The venue is a landmark arts facility that celebrates the region’s cultural richness and diversity, placing contemporary arts practice at the very heart of an international community.


11 October 2012

New Art Exchange judges at the Castle Open

Sardul Gill wins New Art Exchange's Prize at this year's Castle Open!
(photograph of judges and winners)
On the 29th September NAE representatives judged the Nottingham Anual Open Competition at the Castle (Nottingham) amongst other East Midlands Galleries - and chose Artist Sardul Gill out of 56 artists, to recieve a solo show at the NAE!

"The NAE prize at the Castle Open has truly reignited the fire in my belly to pursue my current ideas with greater confidence." - Sardul Gill

We'd like to congratulate Gill on winning the prize and look forward to working with him in the future!

The Open is open until the 28th October to have a look at the selection and the other winners artwork!

Get well soon wishes sent to our Project & Technical Assistant Ravi Abbott who broke his arm flying off his bike the other day!
(at least they didn't have to cut it off eh?!)

08 October 2012

Ring di Alarm: Premiered at BFI this September.. Experience the East Midlands premier at NAE

Ring Di Alarm
Premiered at BFI this September... Experience the East Midlands premiere at New Art Exchange this Thursday!
Thursday 11 October, 7pm – 8.30pm
(Presented in association with Stella Vision)
Dir: Various, 90 minutes.
Ring di Alarm premiered this September at the British Film Institute, London, to a fully booked audience. It was then shown at Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival later in the month. We are very privileged to have a screening at New Art Exchange this Thursday 7pm-8.30pm!
The series of feature films is a Caribbean co-production, jointly produced by Storm Saulter from Jamaica and the St Lucian, Michelle Serieux of New Caribbean Cinema (NCC). NCC is a fresh, pioneering approach to film-making in the Caribbean that proposes to present the world with a showcase of creative artistry from the regions up and coming filmmakers.
Ring di Alarm is comprised of seven short films by six Caribbean directors about life in modern-day Jamaica. The filmmakers include Desmond Young, Joel Burke, Kyle Chin, Michael "Ras Tingle" Tingling, Michelle Serieux, Nile Saulter and Storm Saulter. Even though every short film is different, they all present the point of views of young people living in the Carribbean.
Join us for this screening of short films which tell stories of morality, innocence, love, loss, vengeance, and redemption on the Island of Jamaica.
“Moving from the majestic Blue Mountains to the gritty ghetto to the stunning north coast, and spinning stories funny, suspenseful, thrilling and poignant, this is a cinematic mosaic as diverse and complex as the island that inspired it.” -  BFI
Admission: £4.50 (£3 Concession)
Age Range: 15+

27 September 2012

Culture Cloud Winners

Incase you missed the announcement earlier this week of the CULTURE CLOUD winners, here they are again. Big congratulations to you both:

AUDIENCE CHOICE WINNER: Shaden Mohamed Meleas - Calligraphy (2012)

CURATORS CHOICE WINNER : Mahtab Hussain- String vest, two tears, Digbeth, Highgate (2011)

21 September 2012

For our Volunteers

We'd like to say a massive THANK YOU to last night's volunteers:

**Alina Ludviga**
**Anna Giovanaki**
**Nellie Parsons**

Our Admin Assistant and Volunteer Co-ordinator are really grateful for your help at last night's event, it wouldn't have run smoothly without you!

Review of Kashif Nadim Chaudry's - 'Impressions of Memes'

Impressions of Memes – Kashif Nadim Chaudry

(Djanogly Art Gallery – Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham 2012)

By Sooree Pillay

Upon entry, and as my eyes climb, what seems like a geographical landscape is laid out before me, draped with rich red, green and burnt golden cloths and married together in a stunning composition. Immediately I am intrigued, delighted and invited. Behind, a monstrous beast, with its immense, imposing architectural structure, shows a skeletal, almost prehistoric, and yet religious form. The blood-like quality in the cloth, draped, as one might find in many places of worship, we are led to its human face. So, then, forced to look up, as if to a god, the visage is framed by its grotesque disease-ridden bust. It draws us in, yet we are simultaneously repulsed.  As it is written, those “…themes of loss, death and decay, the unsettling merger of beauty with the grotesque, failed authority and dilapidated monumentality”1 come to mind. This is Memes by Kashif Nadim Chaudry.

Moving into the second “third”2 liminal space, one is surprised by gigantic prayer beads covered in hair, and headed by a many-faced monster, delicately mounted on arabesque, dripping finely, hand- crafted textile. We are fascinated, and encouraged to ponder what it all means. Drawing on my own references, I need to make sense of this, gently led by suggestion in Chaudry’s work.  Giant hairy testicles, adorned with beautiful flowers, and expelling bright red ropes, which vaguely remind me of a religious belt, I smile yet reproach myself at the same time. One cannot but agree that Chaudry encourages that dream-like3  ambiguity between his proposal and our interpretation. The oozing, glistening blue below the sticky, revolting chicken heads, makes me think of a tumorous umbilical cord, once again, tempting me to question where we lie  between an image and our decoding of it. All of our narratives are brought into play, allowing us to wander from our definitions of the world, to how we have formed them.  Meanwhile the frozen poultry seems to be still watching me. I feel uncomfortable being in such close proximity, so, having gone full circle, I am pushed into the third room...

A hideous, menacing claw behind a sunken animal skull, its body robed in, what could be a shawl, referring to the wedding dais imagery of previous work4, and placed over the bony shoulders of this skinny giant. Here we see, though not a monument, true to the original meaning of the word, this kinetic beast does give us a sense of foreboding and danger, as well as curiosity as to the significance of the claw and its function as a mechanism to dump hair in the other, empty space. It leaves a trail, reminiscent of horse excrement.  An impressive sight, unfortunately I am unable to see the beast in action today. I look to my right and am shocked to re-encounter chickens heads, now on spikes, as though strangled by the copper metal that is entwined around their necks.  The network of contradictory imagery here, as in the whole piece, draws on, and is dependent on the imagination of the viewer. The juxtaposition of beautifully crafted textile, with dry bone, and a sense of emptiness reinforced by the harshness of the lighting, casting sharp shadows on the spaces that are found within, is chilling and dark. The shadows resemble the bars of a prison, as though referring to some ritualistic incarceration. The copper continues to brilliantly shine as if also decorating the dead chickens that carry them. One might think indeed that the chickens laugh at their victim. I am left confused yet enchanted in some perverse and grotesque way. Again, the work here has a nightmarish quality. Chaudry gives our minds the wings to fly, though uncomfortably pausing from time to time to try and reason with ourselves.  Perhaps this refers to the guilt legacy that forms such an integral part of much formalised religion. Why do we see such beauty in the grotesque, or perhaps it never was grotesque in the first place?  We are found in that “in-between space at the cutting edge of translation and negotiation’ where boundaries blur, identities crisscross, and new possibilities emerge”5.  I am left with the need for time to mull over it all; I cannot decide anything in the here and now.

A true craftsman, Chaudry’s work creates a sense of mystery and magic that is beautifully theatrical. I am mesmerised, and deeply touched, but I cannot pinpoint exactly why. Perhaps because Memes penetrates down to the bone, and in exploring my essence, as I engage with each intricately detailed element, the experience is wonderfully sensory. I am liberated to think the unthinkable, and quietly create a discourse with myself. As I leave the gallery, I can understand the references that Chaudry makes to his own journey, but I have walked with him, peeling back the layers of my own past, examining them now, and immediately it transforms my future.




1         Roshan das Nair (2012) – Memes-Designing Dowries for the self: the practice of  Kashif Nadim Chaudry,  pub.  Djanogly Art Gallery 2012, p9.

2         Homi K Bhaba’s ‘third space’

3         Roshan das Nair refers to the psychoanalytic  concept of dreamwork, where “while the objective is to explore the images and emotions evoked in the individual to produce the manifest dream, this is done without attempting to come up with a single, definitive meaning.” -  Memes-Designing Dowries for the self: the practice of Kashif Nadim Chaudry, pub. Djanogly Art Gallery 2012

4         Particularly noted in Even the Animals  2010 – New Art Exchange, Nottingham

5         Roshan das Nair (2012) – Memes-Designing Dowries for the self: the practice of Kashif Nadim Chaudry, pub. Djanogly Art Gallery 2012, p.5.

20 September 2012

Christian Marclay

The 100 Most Iconic Artworks of the Last 5 Years

Christain Marclay's 'The Clock' shown at the New Art Exchange as part of British Art Show 7 has made it to the top of the list for most iconic Artworks of the last 5 years!

It was one of our favs too!

Click the link above to see the full list!

12 September 2012

Tzion Abraham Hazan

Editor Notes:

I think the highlight for me, from the World Event Young Artist festival has to be the video piece 'Maragnith' by Tzion Abraham Hazan, being shown at the New Art Exchange.

(still from 'Maragnith')

This is what 'Disorder' - the project from BJCEM as part of WEYA - have to say about it.

The video shows a 9 minute journey along a route that surrounds the tower Marganith, located in the “Qiria” military compound in Tel Aviv. Along this journey, buildings intermittently expose the tower or block our view of it. A horn blows in attempt to reach the physically unreachable tower by means of sound. The work ends with a romantic epilogue – a love song addressed to Marganith.
The lyrics and melody were written especially for the video piece, based on the biblical “Song of Solomon” and inspired by Eastern Jewish music from the 60’s.

Not wanting to say too much about it, as you definitely need to see this for yourself, but the subtle Sci-fi feel to the start of the film which then switches beautifully to a traditional sounding -but made especially for the film- song; evokes feelings of anticipation and then complete calm and revelation. I did not read anything or know anything of the film before hand and I can't even quite explain why I felt so drawn into it (other than the skill of the shots that were taken, the editing and composition of course!)

I think that this is why it is something I needed to share and blog about. You know you've seen good art when there is 'just something about it'. I think this film will stay with me for a while.

World Event Young Artist festival is on until the 16 September- I strongly recommend that you don't miss this film (shown as part of a film reel in the Main Gallery space at NAE, 10 - 5pm daily)

28 August 2012

Winner of the Carnival Photography Competition Announced!!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !
to Jim Brouwer who has won the Carnival Photography Competition!
His photograph is on display here at the New Art Exchange, and he wins a meal for two in the NAE cafe!
Thank you to all who submitted photographs. Look out for more competitions and chances to win in the future!

24 August 2012

Voted on the Culture Cloud? Please help us and provide some feedback by clicking on the link below!
Last day of the show tomorrow and winners will be announced in September!

10 August 2012


Nottingham Carnival is on the 18 & 19 of August!

Send an image you've taken at the 2012 Carnival and the NAE team will pick a favourite that will be displayed on the cafe screen and feature on the blog!!

 The winning photographer will also recieve a meal for two in the NAE cafe!

Send your image to by August 24th...


Walk & Talk tomorrow!

Editor of the blog Alice Thickett is preparing today for her Walk & Talk tomorrow at Midday!

She'll be walking through Leah Gordan's Kanaval and Culture Cloud exhibitions- come along and join her, it's free!

03 August 2012

Rangoli Workshop at Mela Festival

The Mela Festival, recently held here at the New Art Exchange turned out to be a huge success. Amongst the activities that were held on the 14th July was a Rangoli Workshop, led by artist Ranbir Kaur. If you are unfamiliar with Rangoli, it is a folk art which originates in India. Rangoli patterns are made tradionally during Hindu festivals as a welcoming area for deities. Materials used to create the patterns can include rice, dried beans and even flowers. They are also said to add positivity to the places they are created.

Ranbir Kaur has been making the works of art since she came to this country from India in 1994. Since then she has created designs for Jaguar & BBC Children in Need amongst others and even holds the record for creating the world's largest rangoli pattern. You can see a video of Ranbir creating a giant rangoli pattern here. It was fascinating to watch her create patterns freehand, and visitors to the workshop were excited to get involved and make their own. Visit the NAE website to find out about more upcoming workshops and other events in store.

26 July 2012



23 July 2012

'Have a break, get your draw on!'

The technicians are in residence again at the NAE while we prepare for the launch of the Culture Cloud Exhibition on Thursday (more details can be found here). 

After working hard installing the 40 artworks voted to be in the exhibition, local Artist Ging has a break with a cuppa and a pen and gets down to some drawing!

19 July 2012

Cafe Re-Opens

Our work experience las- Ingrid cut the tape on our newly improved cafe today! Come and take a look and enjoy our range of delicious international food and drinks Tomorrow, Saturday and everyday! (apart from Sundays)

13 July 2012

Hetain Patel:At Home exhibition
"...Using family members helps us all relate. I'm gonna call my Mum and Gran now!..."
- This 'Comment of the Page' was picked by EVS volunteer Shaden Meleas. Thanks to Hetain Patel for making us all feel a little more 'At Home'.
For every page of the comment book in the NAE gallery we're picking the best comment and publishing it on the blog... will your comment be **COMMENT OF THE PAGE**?

09 July 2012

Article by Kate Martin

In conversation with Leah Gordon

Once a year the Hatian coastal town of Jacmel hosts a assortment of Mardi Gras festivities, an event that has been brought into the spotlight through Leah Gordon’s evocative photographs. I have been excited to get my first chance to view Leah Gordon’s exhibition Kanaval ever since I first caught sight of this programme. So when I got the opportunity to hear the artist discuss her work in person I seized the chance; after all who better to provide us with an insight to her work than the artist herself!

If I was starting on a ‘light’ note I would propose that ethnology, anthropology, and classification belong to group of prevailing western discourses that have historically informed the roots of ‘intellectual imperialism’. Yes there was a hint of sarcasm in the use of the word ‘light’! Hopefully this blog won’t read like a maze of indecipherable jargon like when you first chance upon a Homi Bhabha text (I have been there and re-read those texts to many times!)

 In many ways the camera itself was often used as a weapon in colonial domination and its images contributed a hierarchy of power; responsible for upholding the hegemonic cultural order. Difficulties lie in who is being represented and who is doing the representing. So why does Gordon choose to use methods which traditionally have such negative connotations when representing non western culture?

Upon entering the exhibition I found it compelling that Gordon’s images manages to avoid unravelling into a series of essentialist undertones. Gordon raised concerns that a lot imagery had a tendency to portray Haiti as lifeless or dead; both literately and metaphorically. She spoke of how she believed that there was a need for more engagement with the living and their transitional relationships.

In a frank but applaudable statement Gordon stated she felt more comfortable working in black and white film and in many ways her ‘aesthetic is produced through her limitations as a photographer’. Beyond the technical aspects involved Gordon believes that black and white film allows for an exploration of history; a retelling of a history from the ‘others’ perspective. Significantly, Gordon negates her position as storyteller and instead juxtaposes her images alongside their oral histories. This union allows the images them to become active advocates for Haitian people and their culture.

The streets become Gordon’s studio as she stages the photos in what she described as a ‘fashionably distressed’ look. Gordon aims to capture her subjects as they ‘meander’ as there is no pre-prescribed route for the carnival. The images themselves portray the satirical and composite nature of the carnival, which Gordon termed an ‘uncommodified parade’.

People are shown to be wearing exaggerated costumes, which are both sinister and provoking.  There are he’s dressed as she’s, zombies, whores, depictions of the dead, devils and saints. Lancers du Cord’ are often adorned with horns for intimidation and the ropes that bound the slaves. ‘Chaloska’ depicts the Chief Charles Oscar renowned for his corruption and brutality. Many of the costumes illustrate the revolt against slavery and the solidarity that transpired, which forms such an integral part of Haitian history.

The ‘masquerades’ ability to allow its wearer to assume an alternative identity, one which could violate a variety of hierarchies is fascinating. Gordon’s photos depict the interplay between masks, costume and storytelling and appear to suspend time and history. Gordon manages to produce equilibrium between the contextual and the visual resulting in visually striking images with and multifaceted narratives. This is a process of encounter; encountering oneself and encountering ones other.

Leah Gordon :  Kanaval will be on until 11 August in the Mezzanine Gallery.

Join Alice Thickett, Editor of the NAE blog and Project Manager of No Official Name for a Gallery Walk and Talk. Learn more about the artistic themes, and share your opinions about the work.
Saturday 11 August, 12pm
Admission: FREE
Age range: All are welcome

21 June 2012

Be Like Theatre round-up by Kate Martin

Competing with the sunshine and the imminent bank holiday weekend is no mean feat, but Thursday the 31st May presented another compelling talk. Drawing inspiration from Hetain Patel’s work ‘Be like Water’, Michael Pinchbeck’s ‘Be like Theatre’ discussed the relationships between performance, performer, artwork and artist. In a witty way the talk parodied a theatrical recital split into five composing acts (resourcefully named by myself!)

Act 1- ‘The outside eye’

Pinchbeck opened by reciting a letter written to his close friend Hetain Patel, which embraced sentiments of their friendship from past to present. The reading drew strong parallels between repetition, popular culture and domestic life in both Pinchbeck’s and Patel’s work. Symbolically, the letter became a narrator for the content to follow and introduced the artist being the artwork and audience simultaneously, juxtaposition Pinchbeck termed the ‘outside eye’.

Act 2 –‘Wing space- the bare aesthetics’

Pinchbeck explained how the artist as object had initiated a move away from the tools of production in dramaturgy; opening up the ‘weave of performance and the process of weaving’ or the ‘wing space’ an area not usually seen but reserved for the invisible processes. This paradigm was a true questioning of what art is and a strengthening of interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches. Artists began define the perimeters of their work through performance and as described by Pinchbeck these ‘happenings’ became real life ‘action paintings’. Naumen- Walking in an exaggerated manner


Act 3- ‘The artist becomes me’

Pinchbeck discussed how art became a lifestyle choice for many artists and their bodies became an instrument for their practice. As such, the artist could embody the art work through using their body as the canvas.  What was fascinating these developments was their ability to play with the power relations between binary opposites; composition vs decomposition, construction vs deconstruction, the self vs the other. Extreme examples of performative art incorporated self destruction, objectification and duration. A few of which can be sampled below if you desire! The second in particular may not be for the weak stomached!

PLEASE NOTE: These videos contain graphic images which some people may find disturbing. - Teching Hsieh- One Year Performance 1980-1981 - Martin Creed Work no. 503- Sick Video

Act 4- ‘Theatre and the Theatre Space’

This act focused more upon how the deconstructions of these traditional frameworks are being used within the theatre space. Artists, writers and directors are working collaboratively to produce experimental theatre drawing from aesthetics, choreography and performance. The narratives and the characters are a constructed showcasing the transition from non performer to performer. Indicative of the characters we can embody and the roles we assume. - Akrham Khan and Anthony Gormley- Zero Degrees Gob Squad- Kitchen (you never had it so good)

Act 5- ‘A Family Outing’

The final act by Pinchbeck focused on the roles of family and the domestic in the works of Kate Rowles ‘My Wonderland’ and Hetain Patel’s ‘To dance like your dad’. Michael drew on how these works become an exchange of stories; yours & mine to equal ours, which forms a ‘performative reality’.  - Kate Rowles- My wonderland - Hetain Patel- To dance like your dad

It is exciting to see how interdisciplinary approaches continue to feed into the art scene. The work of Hetain Pate and Akrham Khan often employs the tradition of culturally specific performance and expresses a dialogue through the body. The strong correlations between video and theatre, acting and portraying make for some compelling aesthetics, which have a vast capacity to engage multiple senses through the use of sound, image and movement.


If you thought the ideas covered in the ‘Be like Theatre’ talk were interesting don’t forget that the New Art Exchange hosts a number or performative workshops and events alongside its current exhibition programme...

YARD Youth Theatre-#FaceMe

Saturday 30 June, 7pm - 8pm

Admission: £5 (£3 concession)
Age Range: All are welcome

Also showing on
Thursday 12 July, 7:30pm
Contact Theatre, Manchester.

Please visit the website below for further information.

YARD Youth Theatre meet every Tuesday at 5 - 7pm (15yrs - 25 yrs) and Wednesday at 5 - 7pm(11yrs - 14 yrs) and are always looking for new members, so why not come along and give it a try its free! If you’re interested contact  or call 0115 924 8630