A Conversation with New Art Exchange featuring Armindokht Shooshtari 

Wednesday December 6, 2017   6pm-8.30pm

Location : New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 6BE

New Art Exchange will host a conversation with Photographer, Jagdish Patel and Armindokht Shooshtari explaining the process of curation in galleries, and how curators and artists can work collaboratively on exhibitions and other events.

New Art Exchange (NAE) is a contemporary arts space in Nottingham that celebrates the region’s cultural richness and diversity. It is the largest gallery in the UK dedicated to culturally diverse contemporary visual arts.

About Armindokht Shooshtari

Born in Tehran, Armindokht Shooshtari is a creative producer, curator and specialist in photography from Iran and the Middle East. She completed her MA in Photography at Nottingham Trent University and received her BA in Photography from Islamic Azad University, Iran.

Over the last five years Armindokht has been working at New Art Exchange, Nottingham as well as working as a freelance Curator in the UK and providing curatorial support to a number of galleries in Iran. To date she has curated over fifteen socially engaged interdisciplinary exhibitions in the UK. Artists she has worked with in the past include: Faiza Butt, Yara El-Sherbini, Mahtab Hussain, Rawiya Collective, Bahbak Hashemi Nezhad, Feng-Ru Lee, Sunil Shah, Beverley Bennett, Juan Delgado and Sarah Maple.

In September 2016 Armindokht was selected to take part in Beyond the Frame, a 22-month long professional development project led by International Curators Forum, London and directed by David A. Bailey, MBE.  The project aims to tackle the under-representation of curators from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds at senior levels within the visual arts.

Free Entry but booking is essential. Register for a place here –


Future dates of events

Here are some of the past event we have held.

A Conversation with Outlaw Books featuring George Miles

September 6, 2017   6pm-8.30pm

Location : New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 6BE

Outlaw Books will host a conversation with George Miles explaining the opportunities and possibilities provided by photo-books and publishing. Topics covered will include sequencing, editing, printing and publishing photographs. This talk will also discuss ideas around intentionality when making pictures and the importance of creating bodies of work.

Outlaw Books is an independent photography book publisher based in Nottingham, England, collaborating with photographers, artists and writers in the sequencing, designing and production of limited edition photographic and artist books.

George Miles is an artist based in Nottingham. His photographs examines how the land is used, viewed, and mediated; both physically and through its representations. He has published three photo books. His pictures have been exhibited in the UK and the United States

Free Entry but booking is essential. Register for a place here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conversations-with-photographers-workshop-series-tickets-36670188521

Pinhole Photography Workshop  9th September 2017


at Photo Parlour, Unit 8, 18 Queensbridge Rd, Nottingham NG2 1NB

The Pinhole Photography Workshop will teach you everything you need to know about making and using your own DIY pinhole camera. Tickets for this workshop are £35.00 and are limited to 6 places.

For tickets please contact us at  – thephotoparlour@gmail.com

States of America: Photography from the Civil Rights Movement to the Reagan Era    

Launch Night Friday 15, September 2017 6.30pm

Location: Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB

Nottingham Contemporary launch their new exhibition, and they will transport you through time across the USA to rediscover the works of more than 200 works by around 20 iconic photographers.

Free. Tickets here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/states-of-america-exhibition-launch-night-tickets-36660193626

Asian Activism in Nottingham : Walk and talk and exhibition

Saturday 23 September,  1pm-5.30pm

Location : Primary, 33 Seely Road  Nottingham, NG7 1NU

Join artist Jagdish Patel and elders from the local community for a walking tour and exhibition. This event celebrates people from the South Asian Diaspora who settled in Nottingham and contributed to challenging everyday racism in the city through different forms of activism. From housing campaigns, to interventions in factories, legal challenges, or through music and culture – although these small acts went largely unacknowledged, they contributed to the multi-cultural Nottingham we know today.

Join us for a walk around Radford and Lenton from 1pm, followed by refreshments and a exhibition of photographs and archive material at Primary.

Some events in October

In Conversation With Photographers presents: A Creative Life with Jake Howe Led by Daniel T Wheeler
Location : Photo Parlour

Jake Howe, professional photographer and graphic designer, will be discussing how to work commercially whilst still maintaining your creativity and how to avoid turning a hobby you love into a job you hate.

Free Entry

Register a place here – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/conversations-with-photographers-workshop-series-tickets-36669431256

States of America: Photography from the Civil Rights Movement to the Reagan Era. Exhibition walkthrough

Wed 18 Oct, 6pm

Jake Howe, Jagdish Patel, Jo Wheeler, and Sian Hallam-Davies from Nottingham Photo Social will talk through how the exhibition unravels the diversity of American documentary photography, styles and themes during some of the nations most troubled times.

Street Photography Workshop with Rinzing Kelsang 

28 Oct 2017 1-6pm

This workshop will be led by Nottingham-based photographer Rinzing Kelsang. The workshop will start with an optional portfolio review followed by a presentation of Rinzing’s latest projects. During the second part of the workshop participants can receive guidance with their street photography. The day will end with a group review of the photos taken during the workshop.

Open for 16 candidates with any level of experience in street photography.

To book please email Merce at merce@nottinghamcontemporary.org