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Art – Introduction

The Big Track runs close to three of Nottingham’s major art venues – Nottingham Castle, the Lakeside Arts Centre, near to the University of Nottingham – and it will soon run close to the brand new Centre for Contemporary Arts in the Lace Market, too.

There is also art around The Big Track itself, thanks to a project called Hinterland that has been running along the River Trent, curated by Jennie Syson.

The Hinterland project has provided a temporary site for artists to explore themes of neighbourhood, territory and peripheral space, as well as the connections between town, country and suburbia.


Hinterland currently works with artists on temporary events including site specific installations, study groups and new commissions. Hinterland is currently involved in researching art projects along a ten mile car free route alongside the Trent through partnership with The Big Track, Nottingham Contemporary and a collection of artist consultants including John Newling, Marcus Coates, Sophie Hope and Neil Cummings.

Find out about ongoing and current projects by visiting their website at

Lakeside Arts

Open 7 days a week, this unique public arts facility is based in family friendly surroundings. In 2001 it won the Civic Trust Award and has rapidly won admirers throughout the midlands. The Djanogly Gallery and Lakeside Arts Centre have attracted nearly half a million visitors during the first 3 years. Click here to read more.

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery Nottingham Castle is a 17th Century ducal mansion which was built on the site of a medieval castle. With splendid gardens and city-wide views the Castle is well worth a stroll around. It also houses its own museum and art gallery which include collections of silver, glass, armour and paintings. The Gallery has frequent art exhibitions. Click here to read more.

The Friar Lane Gallery

The Friar Lane Gallery is sited close to Nottingham Castle and is a small commercial art gallery and dealer, exhibiting works from regional and national artists.

Bonington Gallery

Free admission and open 6 days a week in the heart of Nottingham Trent University, the Bonington Gallery houses a eclectic range of decorative and applied art, design, film and media, fine art, music, performing arts and photography. For contact details and opening times click here.

Surface Gallery

Surface Gallery is a volunteer run, contemporary art gallery that supports the development of early and mid-career artists, curators and people aspiring to work in the arts. It features of range of local and international artists in a diverse range of media. For more information and to see details of current exhibitions click here.

Moot Gallery

Exciting and forward thinking arts facility which hosts a wide range of installations and exhibitions. Click here to read more.

The Art Organisation

Situated close to Nottingham Train Station, The Art Organisation houses exhibition and workshop spaces as well as hosting events, classes and much more. The Tea Shop which also sells handmade arts and crafts is open Monday to Saturday between 11am and 7pm. For more information visit:

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