Current Exhibitions

Gordon Cheung: Here Be Dragons30 April – 17 July 2016

Gordon Cheung is a contemporary artist whose work captures the mood of the global collapse of civilization – or a dystopian, prophetic vision of it – where moral, economic and environmental crises have spun out of control.  Spiritual undertones are balanced alongside familiar contemporary images including sources from popular media, cyberspace, nature, and more recently, from historical painting.  The exhibition explores the birth of the first multinational company and Modern Capitalism in the Dutch Golden Age and features new large-scale paintings, animations and digital works made especially for Nottingham Castle and shown here for the first time. More information:

Gordon Cheung: Here Be Dragons, install shot, taken by John Hartley

Gordon Cheung: Here Be Dragons, install shot, taken by John Hartley

This solo exhibition, generously supported by Edel Assanti, London and Alan Cristea Gallery, London

Chloe Langlois: I Fear no Man, no Beast, or Evil, 30 April – 17 July 2016

Chloe Langlois is the latest artist to be invited by Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery to exhibit work in the Castle’s café table vitrines. I Fear no Man, no Beast, or Evil is a series of wrestling tableaus which hover between fan art and devotional or religious objects. Once the wrestlers are taken from their original backgrounds, found in action shots from old World Wrestling Federation (now WWE) magazines, the moment is displaced and becomes distorted; figures appear to be emerging from battle, levitating in ecstasy, sharing an intimate moment or performing a shamanistic healing ritual. More information:

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I Fear no Man, no Beast, or Evil, Chloe Langlois, 2016, photograph by John Hartley

Evelyn Gibbs in Peace and Wartime, 9 July – 9 October 2016

Evelyn Gibbs (1905 – 1991) was a printmaker, painter and educationalist, who held a significant position in the artistic life of this City. She was evacuated from London to Nottingham with her students from Goldsmiths College at the outbreak of the Second World War. During her time in Nottingham she founded the Nottingham Regional Designers Group in 1943 – later renamed the Midland Group of Artists – and remained its guiding force until she returned to London in 1960. On a national scale Gibbs is remembered for her work in art education due to her influential book The Teaching of Art in Schools (1934). This exhibition focuses on two key stages of Gibbs’ life and career. During her years studying at the Royal College of Art, London, and later in Rome, she produced the most delicate etchings and engravings of figures in timeless settings. More information:


The Annunciation, Evelyn Gibbs, 1946, St. Martins Church, Bilborough, courtesy of the Estate of Evelyn Gibbs

Still Showing

Painting in Broken Tones: Sir John Alfred Arnesby Brown (1866-1955), Spotlight Exhibition, 21 April 2016 – 30 April 2017, Long Gallery

It is 150 years since the birth of Nottingham-born landscape and cattle painter Sir John Alfred Arnesby Brown, he first studied at the Nottingham School of Art in the late 1880s and then entered the studio of Andrew MacCallum. Our small display from the Castle’s collection celebrates the work of one of Britain’s top landscape painters. More Information:

The Estuary, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk; Brown, John Alfred Arnesby; Nottingham City Museums and Galleries

The Estuary, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk; Brown, John Alfred Arnesby; Nottingham City Museums and Galleries


Exhibitions Coming Soon

Leonardo da Vinci: 10 Drawings from the Royal Collection 30 July – 9 October 2016

Leonardoodle da Vinci: 15 Tables 30 July – 9 October 2016

The Nottingham Castle Open 2016 22 October 2016 – 8 January 2017


Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery is proud to be a part of represented on the Art Map, a means of exploring some of the expansive artistic activity taking place in the City. Nottingham Art Map is developed in dialogue with a steering group of representatives from visual art venues in Nottingham.

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