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Nottingham Contemporary will open with a major exhibition by David Hockney

  • Date: 12 November 2009
  • Area: Midlands

Nottingham Contemporary, the city’s exciting new contemporary art space opens its doors to public this Saturday.

The high profile opening exhibition, curated by Nottingham Contemporary, will see a collection of work from one of the UK’s most important artists, David Hockney. This is the first exhibition to revisit Hockney’s 1960s – specifically the years 1960 to 1968. The exhibition will provide a unique opportunity to view a collection of pictures sourced from galleries and private collections across the globe.

Alongside the exhibition, Nottingham Contemporary are presenting an exhibition of new and recent work by Frances Stark, one of the most intriguing artists to have emerged from the vibrant Los Angeles art scene in the last two decades. This is her first solo exhibition in a British public gallery.

The building has been described by Tate Modern Director, Nicholas Serota as ‘’Quite simply…one of the best spaces for art and culture anywhere in Britain.’’

Designed by the acclaimed architects Caruso St John, the striking gold and green lace-etched building is in the historic Lace Market, near to the centre of the city.

‘’We should not underestimate the brilliance of this world class gallery, and its potential economic and social impact on Nottingham. Nottingham Contemporary are spearheading the arts and community cohesion agenda with Nottingham City Council,’’ said Alison Lloyd, Head of Visual Arts at Arts Council England, East Midlands.

Arts Council England provided £5.5 million from the National Lottery for the building of Nottingham Contemporary.

All exhibitions and events are free, so why not plan a visit soon and experience this stunning new addition to the Nottingham art scene.

David Hockney:
1960 - 1968 A Marriage of Styles
14 November 2009 - 24 January 2009

Frances Stark:
But What of Frances Stark...
14 November 2009 - 24 January 2009

For further information, please visit the Nottingham Contemporary website.