Primary is an artist-led contemporary visual arts organisation. We prioritise artistic research, provide studios and residencies to artists, and run a free public programme of exhibitions and events.

33 Seely road
0115 924 4493

About Primary

We believe that artistic research is a public process, so we encourage participation in artistic production. We’ve established an engaged and outward-looking community which supports artists to experiment and develop their practice. We provide high quality studios and workshops for over 40 resident artists, alongside a free programme of exhibitions and events which are open to everyone, and we’re home to an ever-growing garden and the award-winning Small Food Bakery. We’ve transformed a disused school in an inner-city area of Nottingham into a new cultural resource, supported by Nottingham City Council, Arts Council England, and a range of trusts and foundations.

Upcoming events

Family Art Activities (Ages-4 to 11)


Join artists for family friendly sessions during the summer holidays. Explore colour and pattern, build shapes and structures and...

Today - Wed 31 August 14:00


OPENING TIMES: Visible everyday from Ilkeston Road.

To fully access Ejaradini: Saturday 9am-5pm, or by...

Today - Fri 30 September Free

Family Art Club

FREE creative holiday activities for children and families!

Join artist Ismail Khokon during the summer holidays for a series of creative...

Wed 17 August 14:00 - 16:00

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