Artworks will be carefully curated by the curators from WEYA and placed in 8 venues which will work in accordance to the proposal and the venue. All 8 venues selected in Nottingham resonate a strong historical and contemporary influence.
The venues are:
Nottingham Contemporary – One of the largest and most ambitious contemporary art spaces in the UK. Designed by Caruso St John, it brings international art to an iconic building in the city centre. It opened on 14 November 2009.
Lakeside – The University of Nottingham’s public arts centre and museum presenting an eclectic programme of music, dance, theatre, visual art and family events. With two excellent cafés and craft cabinets selling original works by leading craftmakers, Lakeside is the ideal place to unwind and experience the best in visual and performing arts.
Broadway – A four screen independent cinema in the centre of Nottingham that shows the best films from around the world. It also regularly programmes live music and digital art in its very popular Cafebar. It was recently voted one of the Top 10 cinemas in the world by Total Film magazine.
Nottingham Castle – A magnificent 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of a medieval castle. The Long Gallery houses a permanent display, including works by Rossetti and Dame Laura Knight. Nottingham Castle also hosts an exciting temporary exhibition programme featuring works by internationally-renowned artists and home-grown talents.
Wollaton Hall – Wollaton Hall and Deer Park is one of the country’s finest Grade One listed Elizabethan mansions, set within 500 acres of beautiful parkland. The Yard Gallery at Wollaton Hall hosts visual arts exhibitions throughout the year.
Nottingham Trent University – One of the largest and most popular universities in the UK. Its School of Art and Design – one of nine academic schools – is a thriving multi-cultural community of students situated in the heart of Nottingham and has a world-renowned reputation for creative excellence.
The Royal Centre – The Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham are two of the UK’s most prestigious touring venues. The diverse programme of events includes internationally renowned orchestras, the highest quality ballet, opera and theatre touring companies alongside West End musicals, stand-up comedy, rock and pop plus a wide range of community projects.
New Art Exchange – An award-winning contemporary art gallery based in the heart of Nottingham. It is the largest facility of its kind outside of London, with a focus on African, African Caribbean and Asian art. Designed by Hawkins Brown, the striking new building is based in Hyson Green – a multi-cultural city heartland that is home to many artists.