Almost three years work as a trustee, part of a big team, and here it is
The inaugural welcome from Alex Farquharson, Director
" The opening of Nottingham Contemporary is a momentous occasion – for me, for my team, our board, and for the many friends and partners whose dedication stretches back for over a decade.
This has been an enormous undertaking, as anyone who has watched our great green and gold building emerge from a former railway cutting, must be aware.
Alongside the feats of engineering we have been engaged in another kind of construction – the building of an organisation. It is a great privilege to finally put our artistic and educational plans into action.
We believe that contemporary artists offer extraordinary perspectives on contemporary society. They cross boundaries, and they take us with them. They enable us to see ourselves – and the world around us – in completely different, sometimes life-changing, ways."
Nottingham Contemporary opened on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th November 2009. It was amazing!