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Surface Gallery

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Jez Kirby

Exhibitions Coordinator


Surface Gallery
16 Southwell Road

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Surface Gallery is the local, volunteer-led, Contemporary Art gallery of Nottingham.

Surface Gallery operates as a social enterprise, celebrating and supporting the talent in our city, and broadening participation in the arts. The gallery is led by a co-operative team of early-career arts professionals, whose mission is to support emerging and mid-career artists, and people wishing to work in the arts sector.

Located within Nottingham’s burgeoning Creative Quarter, Surface Gallery’s three-story building welcomes visitors and exhibitors to its two gallery spaces, nine artist studios and open plan office area.

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