Nottingham Contemporary

United Kingdom
With 1,000 square metres of exhibition and performance space, Nottingham Contemporary is one of Britain’s largest and leading centres for contemporary art. Since opening in 2009, in a RIBA award winning building by architects Caruso St John, it has welcomed nearly two million unique visitors.     Nottingham Contemporary’s mission is to be an international art centre with a strong sense of local purpose. Admission is free to all its exhibitions, public and educational programmes.   Its artistic programme has fast-acquired an international reputation for the quality of its exhibitions. These often take the form of either thought-provoking pairings of artists (often spanning generations) or ambitious thematic exhibitions. The exhibition programme is acknowledged as one of the best for contemporary art in the UK. The Observer described the programme as “constantly inventive” and recent exhibitions have been described by the Guardian and Financial Times as “magisterial” and “revelatory”.     The education and learning programmes offer schools, young people, community groups and family’s free access to many creative workshops, and on average is attended by more than 25,000 people every year. Nottingham Contemporary also present an ambitious Public Programmes of discursive events and research initiatives delivered in partnership with the two universities in Nottingham.