Meeting & workspace with award-winning cafe
feeding creativity, enterprise and change-makers in Nottingham city centre
Frequently changing pop-up shops and exhibitions. Browse our library and secondhand books. Hire space for your own pop-up shop or exhibition.
From how to develop a good business to solving social challenges, this is the place to meet new thinking over great food. Learn with others, share ideas and collaborate.
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Every Monday 9-5pm
Primary Gardens Plant Stall
Every second Saturday in the month
Beautiful selection of edible plants and herbs for cooking on sale in the courtyard.
Working for yourself doesn't have to mean being by yourself!
Freelancers, small businesses, lone creatives, students and professionals
Need a productive place to work with help on hand should you need it? Get the week off to a good start at our Monday Workspace hosted by Emma Torrance, SFEDI qualified independent business adviser. Our rotating team of specialist experts include social media, website content, accounts, legal issues and administration. Everything you need is included in the price - high quality wifi, unlimited tea, coffee and homemade flapjacks, flipcharts for brainstorming, inspiring art work around you, books in our library, space for contemplation or small team meetings. You just bring your laptop, phone, tasks in hand and prepare to be productive.
Pay as you go with no membership tie-ins. Details and booking online or in Kiosk cafe
Calling artists of all ages
Our Summer Open Exhibition is a great opportunity for established and aspiring artists of all ages to exhibit wall-based art in Nottingham city centre. To enter please bring your work to the Selection Day - Monday July 24th anytime between 2-8pm. Please read the Guidelines for Entry carefully and bring your completed Entry Form with you.
The Judges' Prize
All work will be eligible for entry into the Judges Prize which is a 4 day solo exhibition including preview evening. Our panel of judges will be announced shortly and published on the website.
The People's Prizes
Three prizes of mini-solo exhibitions will be determined by visitors voting throughout the exhibition.
Opening Night - Thursday 27th July 6-10pm
Get your free tickets including a free drink voucher here
Visiting the exhibition
Apart from the Opening Night (above) the exhibition is open for viewing:
Thursday - Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday 10-4pm
from 28th July until closure on Sunday September 3rd
Winners of solo exhibitions in our Spring Open
Our first Spring Open Exhibition showed a wonderful variety of work.
A panel of six judges selected over 20 participating artists for merit and the overall winner was Kelly Holmes. Our judges were:
George Thornton - gallerist/owner of George Thornton Art
Diana Pasek-Atkinson - Creative Industry Specialist
Rosemary Pearson - gallerist/formerly owner of galleries in Nottingham and New York
Gareth Davies - Paper Consultant, GF Smith Papers
Marysia Zipser - promoter/agent ACT International Artists Group
Nicola Beswick - freelance journalist and TV presenter
& People's Prize
Kelly Ann Holmes
'Wasted Talent', a portrait of Amy Winehouse made of beer cans on wood. Her solo exhibition will commence with a preview evening on Wed Sept 6th. Work Sold.
Detailed pen and ink drawings of iconic Nottingham buildings. £400
Date of mini-solo exhibition to be announced shortly.
Gorgeous uplifting colourful landscapes - just magical £275. Date of mini-solo exhibition to be announced shortly.
Stunning pencil and charcoal drawing from Nottingham Trent University student. £750. Date of mini-solo exhibition to be announced shortly.
Chromogenic colour photographic print £75. A surprising landscape. See more in her solo exhibition Thursday 22 -Sunday 25 June
Striking watercolour of stag beetles. £75
See more in her solo exhibition Thursday 20-Sunday 23 July.
Pencil on graph paper. £150-£295 Mini-solo exhibition of 25 works now on
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