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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.