Photo Parlour

Unit 8, 18 Queensbridge Rd, Nottingham NG2 1NB

Open 16 Nov-24 Nov Open from 12noon-6pm

The Photo Parlour provides photographers with film processing, hand printing, darkroom hire, studio hire and gallery space as well as an exciting variety of workshops. 

Based in Nottingham, right next to Nottingham train station we are easy to get to even if you live out of town. 

Launched in April 2013 in Derby we began by providing black and white film photographers with the space and the necessary facilities to develop film and make black and white prints, as well as take part in a variety of workshops and exhibitions. 

We then expanded and moved our facilities to Nottingham. This gave us much more space and enabled us to offer professional film processing and hand printing services for both colour and black and white film photographers as well as studio hire, gallery space and workshops.

The photographers showing work are

Leia Ankers

Edmund Blore

Chris Dale

Jonny Davies

Dan Giannopoulos

Jessica Pearson

Hazel Simcox

Callum Su

New Art Exchange


Open 16 Nov-31 December 2019


MON –  FRI: 09:00 – 18:00

SAT: 10:00 – 17:00

SUN: 10:00 – 16:00

New Art Exchange (NAE) is a contemporary arts space in Nottingham that celebrates the region’s cultural richness and diversity. It is the largest gallery in the UK dedicated to culturally diverse contemporary visual arts. The venue presents an ever-changing programme of art exhibitions, creative activities for families and young people, film screenings, symposiums, lectures, festivals and a live performance programme of music, dance and theatre. Entry to NAE is FREE!

In addition to three gallery spaces, the venue has a café bar serving delicious home-made food from around the world. We also house a number of workshops and performance spaces. The photographers showing work at NAE are

Jacqui Booth

Carl Bull

Will Claxton

Jack de Aguilar

Paul Dowker

Natasha Edgington

Philip Formby

Kev Hawken

Kyle Hough

Tim Johnson

Holger Martin

Chris Middleton

Finley Middleton

Claudia Milena González

Gemma O’Brien

Rob Padley

Alice Rodgers

Steven Rose

Evie Scarborough

Nicola Smith

Callum Su

Beth Swift

Lee Walker

Lois Webb

Billy Williams


25 Hockley Street, NG11FH Nottingham, United Kingdom

Open 16 Nov-24 Nov 12noon-6pm everyday

The Carousel is a DIY artspace for everyone to develop skills in art and design. We will provide workspace through memberships, desks and studios as well as offering access to print facilities. Alongside the space we will run a lively programme of workshops, talks, exhibitions, collaborative projects and pop up events which will give everyone the opportunity to engage with art.

The photographers showing work are

Julian Hughes

Alan Lodge

Tom Platinum Morley

Luke Tarpey

Phil Tooze

Ayden Walters


Alfred House, Ashley Street
Nottingham , NG3 1JG

Open 16 Nov-24 Nov 12noon-6pm everyday

BACKLIT is a two-storey independent art gallery located in the heart of Nottingham, UK. It provides affordable studio spaces for contemporary artists, supporting early career graduates and emerging artists. In its exhibition role BACKLIT provides a dynamic public programme of national and international artists including original artist commissions, screenings and live debates. Central to the BACKLIT ethos is its strong working relationships with regional universities and its partnerships with other galleries and creative organisations. It is also committed to supporting projects that promote community and local heritage. Go to for more information.

Jade Birchnall

Richard Chung

Kelly Daniels

Mariano Doronzo

Mike Downing

Charles Fox

Rhys Herbert

Chris Hoare

Ema Jayne Johnston

Rasha Kotaiche

Daniel Lee

Diarmuid McDonald

Emily Ryalls

Priscilla Toy

Maria Brown

Maria was born in San Paulo, Brazil, and moved to Nottingham after getting married in 1990. She worked at Queens Medical centre for 30 years and retired in 2019. She loves photos and explores light and shade in the images. There are many links to photography in Brazil. It was where the word photographie was first recorded in 1834, and a famous Bossa Nova song, Desafinfido has the line ‘I photographed you with my Rolliflex’, a camera make now associated with Brazilian music. 

John Walker

John was born in Radford, Nottingham. He was educated at Peoples College Secondary Technical School. He left school without any formal education in the Arts, but with a great respect creative minds and the achievements of the engineers of the past who created and shaped our modern world. His heroes were always Isambard Kingdom Brunel whose monumental engineering works endure to the present time, and Leonardo de Vinci whose vision and inventiveness, combined with his artistic brilliance and anatomical knowledge were pure genius. Since retirement he has used his spare time to become more creative. He is now enjoying using his photography skills to produce work to share with others.  

Mike Morris

Mike was born in Birkenhead, raised in Cheshire, and then moved to north Wales. He has been in Nottingham for over 20 years. He went to art school but spent his working life in hospitality, as a chef and more recently as a yoga teacher. He is now retired. He took up photography about two years ago, and so began a journey. He loves spending time both taking the image, but also the digital creative process with photoshop. 

Pippa Dean

Pippa was born in Delmondhorst, Germany and to Mapperley, Nottingham when she was only 20 months old. For 17 years, she worked from home as a Complementary Health Therapist, and then as a yoga teacher. She has inherited her father love for photography.  She started photos in the late sixties while on holiday in Italy, using a basic Kodak Instamatic. Some of her favourite artists are Ansell Adams, Rembrandt, Matisse, Lowry, Van Gough, Da Vinci, Picasso and Salvador Dali. Since retiring, she has been able to get out and take more photos. She finds this hobby not only stimulating and absorbing but also calming and therapeutic

Hillary Caunt

Hilary is originally from Wallasey, Merseyside and moved to Nottingham when she was nine. Since retiring, she has discovered a new way of observing life through taking photographs. Hillary loves art and used to go to many galleries with her husband. She particularly loves Vermeer’s use of vibrant ultramarine blue and depiction of light to draw the viewer on a journey through the painting, also the rich, vibrant colours and mosaic feel to Klimt’s work. 

Gill Hartley

Gill was born in Doncaster, South Yorkshire and moved to Nottingham. After a career as a Legal Secretary and a Nursery Teacher, she has recently taken up photography. Gill developed an interest in photography from her father and recently borrowed her husband’s SLR camera. She says that ‘when I am taking photographs, I get a ‘buzz’ and feel creative’. 

Central Library

Nottingham Central Library, Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6HP

Launch date Tuesday 19th November

Exhibition dates 16th Nov-29th Nov 2019

Naturally Nottingham is being shown at Central Library. This exhibition has been put together in collaboration with ArtSpeak. ArtSpeak is a creative outreach art project from Radford Care Group. They address some of the issues that can affect an ageing population, and address the social well-being of older people, helping to make people over 60’s more visible, connected and active in society.  

Photographers exhibiting are

Gill Hartley

Greg Williams

Hillary Caunt

Pippa Dean

Mike Morris 

John Walker

Maria Brown

Come to the Off Centre Photo Festival launch

Off Centre Photo Festival launch 

Saturday 16th November 2019, 2pm – 5.00pm

New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 6BE


Come and join us to launch the second Off Centre Photography festival. The second Off Centre Photography festival will showcase the work of 80 photographers across 10 venues. As always, we are committed to ensuring that local people, who wouldn’t usually have taken part in a local Photography Festival get an opportunity to participate. Over the past few months, we have helped the mental health and well-being group, Scrambles, elders from ArtSpeak, and the Caribbean community, in collaboration with Pilgrim Church.

This year, to help us launch the festival, we have three short talks by Grace Eden, Phoebe Kiely and Vanley Burke. 

About the photographers 

Grace Eden 

Grace’s work was noticed by the Renewal Trust at the 2018 Off Centre Festival and was offered an opportunity to produce a body of work. Grace is a full-time carer for her father in St Ann’s, where she has lived all of her life and is a self-taught photographer. Supported by The Renewal Trust’s Creative Programme, Place, ‘Glowing Older’ is a stunning exhibition of portraits in the style of the ‘Old Masters’ and impressionist/pre-Raphaelite paintings, and has been shown at the Broadway Gallery, and St Peters Church, Nottingham. 

Phoebe Kiely 

Phoebe earned a BA from Manchester School of Art (2015). Her series ‘They were my landscape’ exhibited at Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool (2016). Two images from the series were selected for Portrait of Britain, BJP (2016). MACK published her first book under the title ‘They were my landscape’, which was launched at Photo London (2018). Kiely was nominated for the Paul Huf Award and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award (2018). BJP named her ‘One to Watch’ for their Talent Issue, adding her to the pool of ‘Futures’ taking her work to Unseen, Amsterdam and Peckham 24, London (2018). Kiely was selected by Vanessa Winship as one of the Next Generation Photographers, The Observer New Review Magazine (2018). Kiely exhibited in the 209 Women exhibition in Houses of Parliament, England (2018). Kiely has been nominated for the Paul Huf and the Joop Swart Masterclass (2019).  

Vanley Burke

Vanley Burke was born in Jamaica and arrived in Birmingham in 1965 aged 15. Here he began photographing the lives and experiences of the African Caribbean community. 

He is often described as the ‘Godfather of Black British Photography’, whereby his iconic images have captured the evolving cultural landscape, social change, and stimulated debate in the United Kingdom over the past four decades. He draws strength from remaining a humble man of the community, whose personable character allows him to capture the intimate and private nature of people’s everyday lives.

His body of work represents possibly the most significant photographic record of the Caribbean Diaspora in Britain. As an avid collector, Vanley continues to connect histories through his substantial archive housed at the Library of Birmingham. From local community organisations to the Victoria & Albert Museum and Whitechapel, Vanley has exhibited widely in the United Kingdom, and as far afield as New York, South Africa and China.

Vanley Burke is still documenting the black community in the UK and has recently worked on many projects including an exhibition and publication project documenting the Asian community in Birmingham. He recently appears on Desert Island Discs talking about his life and work