NN’s top floor Project Space changing weekly as different artists and collaborations test new work. Find out more about the Project Space here.
Speaking of Stars: Science Fiction writers discuss the future of humans in Space
4 December 2015, 7pm
Join NN for Speaking of Stars, a special event to close the current exhibition, They Shall Have Stars on 4 December 2015, 7pm. The event is a series of readings and panel discussion from leading science fiction writers featuring Donna Scott (Author and Chair of the British Science Fiction Association), Ian Whates (Author and Founder of NewCon Press), Stephanie Saulter (Author of the ®Evolution trilogy) and Jaine Fenn (Author of the Hidden Empire series).
The writers will begin with a series of short readings followed by a panel discussion about our potential future in space and the realistic possibilities (or otherwise) of reaching the stars.
They Shall Have Stars exhibition features artists Agnes Meyer-Brandis, ELK and Cassini Sound, Joshua WF Thomson and Simon Faithfull. The exhibition is a group show looking to Space, to what may be the home for the ultimate human diaspora and considering our relative position and direction. The exhibition is open Wednesday–Saturday 11am–6pm and Sunday 2–5pm.
Open Exhibition 2015
11 December 2015–22 February 2016
Opening Night: Thursday 10 December
Artists: Adrian Bayes, Anna Katarzyna Domejko, Arabel Rosillo De Blas, Barnaby Lewer and Tristan Deratz, Elvis Dread, Brendan O’Neill, Charlie Billingham, Chloe Feldman Emison, David Theobold, Dawn Giles, Emma Brack, Faye Spencer, Grant Petrey, Ikran Abdille, Jade Hanley, James Paddock, Janet Milner, Jessica Harby, Jodie Wingham, Jonathan McCree, Joshua Uvieghara, Kennis Chan, Kevin McCully, Melissa Campbell, Nikkita Morgan, Priya Baxter, Ramona Zoladek, Ryan Brown, Sarah Hill, Silvia Lerin, Steve Ruiz, Susan Phillips, Tom Climent, Tyrone Williams, Valentina Casalini
Selected by: Ruth Claxton, Mathew Shaul
Every two years NN Contemporary Art hosts its Open Exhibition of work by artists from across the world in a wide range of media. The show is selected by a changing panel of judges; this year’s panel were Ruth Claxton (Artist and Associate Director of Eastside Projects) and Matthew Shaul (Artistic Director of UH Galleries and Deputy Director of UH Arts). 112 artists responded to the open call submitting 225 individual works. From this selection the judges chose 35 artists to feature in the exhibition.
The Open Exhibition launches at NN on 10 December 2015 at 6pm and visitors will be able to see a wide range of artworks: from a CGI kebab shop window to political text work, from an abstracted daffodil to pencil drawings of Arnold Schwarzenegger moving mountains and much more from Ireland Norway, USA, and the UK.
The Open is a selling show and gives visitors the opportunity to buy the artworks in the exhibition by emerging and leading artists. Visitors will be able to ask the gallery front desk for a price list an NN can arrange delivery of the artwork to homes, offices or as gifts after the close of the exhibition.
Join us for the launch of the Open at NN and our 3rd birthday party on
10 December 2015, 6pm