Small but perfectly formed art galleries

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With a leading contemporary art centre, a dedicated Creative Quarter and status as a UNESCO Creative City, Nottinghamshire has many impressive accolades in the art world.

Though some of our favourite art spaces are found off the beaten track, hidden in cinemas, rural villages and even old music halls. Take a look inside Nottinghamshire’s independent galleries.

Arts & Crafts at Malt Cross

Arts & Crafts at Malt Cross is a non-profit workshop and gallery space located beneath the historic Music Hall in Nottingham’s city centre.  They also host the popular team crafting event, The Craft Off, along with Handmade Nottingham.


Broadway Gallery

Broadway Gallery is a new exhibition space which further expands Broadway’s creative offer.  The Gallery launched  in May with ‘Colour & Light’, an exhibition of photography by local renowned photographer Ashley Bird, and will continue to host work by local artists, film-makers, and other creative talent, in celebration of Nottingham’s long-established and thriving creative community.


Credit: Ashley Bird


Hung Up Gallery 

The newest edition to Derby Road’s independent shopping street, Hung Up Gallery specialise in urban and street art.

With work by both established worldwide names and emerging artists, the artwork no sale all shares Hung Up  Gallery’s unique style from signed limited edition prints to one-off originals.

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Chilwell’s Creative Corner

Find a mix of original British contemporary art including ceramics. glass, jewellery and cards, as well as retro & vintage pieces at Chilwell’s Creative Corner.

The Fletcher Gate Gallery

The Fletcher Gate Art Gallery is a centre for original fine art in Nottingham situated next to the historic Lace Market and the Nottingham Contemporary Gallery.

With art from local artists and international talent on the walls, Fletcher Gate Gallery pride themselves on their diverse portfolio.

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Bonington Gallery

The Bonington Gallery is Nottingham Trent University’s exhibition and event space for contemporary arts. The Gallery promotes an innovative and experimental calendar of events, across a wide range of visual and performing arts.

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Focus Gallery on Derby Rd

Established in 1971, the arts and crafts speciality shop has long been a go-to place for one off treasures.


Patchings Art Centre

Patchings has been running for over two decades, offering three galleries with monthly exhibitions, art materials, gift shop, a restaurant and a framing service. The onsite team include a team of self employed studio artists who work in a variety of media and run an art school programme to suit a range of levels and interests.


Chapel Gallery at Framework Knitters Museum

Chapel Gallery is a new partnership project between the Framework Knitters Museum and the Nottingham Society of Artists,  found in the former Methodist Chapel at the museum in Ruddington. Visitors can view the artworks on sale over tea and cake in gallery cafe.

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Nottingham Society of Artists gallery on Friar Lane

Nottingham Society of Artists is one of the oldest art societies in the country, founded in 1880. The Society has a proud history of distinguished members whose works can be seen in major art institutions across the nation.

The Society is located in St Luke’s’ House, an Art Deco building in Friar Lane close to the picturesque setting of Nottingham Castle.




Posted on 25 July 2016
Featured author: Jessie

Nottingham native and fan of all things music, arts and animal related.

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