Artist Focus: New Art Exchange & Galleries of Justice Museum

14 October, 2015

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New Art Exchange (NAE) is a contemporary arts space in Nottingham with free entry. NAE celebrates the region’s cultural richness and diversity. The venue welcomes and holds screenings, symposiums, lectures, exhibitions and activities for families and young people ranging from dance, theatre and music.




The Nottingham Galleries of Justice Museum is an old courthouse and goal, located in the Lace Market, Nottingham. The museum of Crime and Punishment offers a variety of events ranging from free exhibitions and tours and even a unique wedding venus.






Get Up Stand Up!

 The artwork presented at Frequency Festival is a new piece, inspired by and drawing on Get Up Stand Up!, a wider, partnership project, between NCCL (National Centre for Citizenship and the Law), Galleries of Justice Museum and New Art Exchange contemporary art space. This new installation piece, drawing on material from a digitally mastered immersive audio-visual tour at Galleries of Justice Museum, Nottingham, alludes to civil and human rights and those injustices which continue to impede the right to liberty. With migration as its central theme, the work asks what relevance does the concept of liberation have in society today is it a word for the many or the few?

Rooted in research and consultation on global civil rights, the word “liberation” has become significant in the artist’s practice. To “liberate” invites the questions: by whom; for whom and how? The key driver in the work is to explore these questions through artistic media in ways which are relevant to our societal context.


Sooree Pillay (artistic director/writer) trained at Desmond Jones School Of Mime and Physical Theatre, and later at Ecole Internationale de theatre Jacques Lecoq, as performer and theatre director.

Bernhard Schimpelsberger (music director/composer) is an Austrian-born percussionist who trained in India and as a western drummer.

Karl Ellison (film-maker/editor), has worked internationally as an independent film maker and editor for 15 years.

Juneau Projects (digital mapping) work includes participatory elements involving projection, sound, music, animation and installation. 

 “Get Up Stand Up! came out of the need to engage our communities in an understanding of Civil Rights and the importance of democracy.” Tim Desmond (Chief Executive of the Egalitarian Trust which is comprised of NCCL and The Galleries of Justice Museum)


“It is hoped that Get Up Stand Up! will continue to be a transformational project that engages more people with culture and heritage.”


Find this in the Cellar space, Lincoln Drill Hall.


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Visit: New Art Exchange & Galleries of Justice

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