castle prize exhibition: zoe spowage

30th September - 14th October 2017

This exhibition will be the culmination of a three-week residency, which was awarded to Spowage as the Surface Gallery prize for the Nottingham Castle Open 2016. More details to be announced soon.

east midlands graduate project: em17

4th - 18th November 2017

The East Midlands Graduate Project supports Fine Art graduates across the region as they make the transition from university to the professional art world. This exhibition will be the culmination of a four-week residency undertaken in Surface Gallery’s top-floor Project Space. Eight of the region’s most exciting new graduate artists will be commissioned to produce original work for the exhibition. 

MICHAEL BORKOWSKY: performance as practice

4th - 18th November 2017

Surface Gallery is pleased to host a solo exhibition by artist Michael Borkowsky. Perfume as Practice is a project that speculates upon a reality where scent is our primary means of communicating. How would art and artists exist and develop should that be the case, and what does it say about our own reality?


2nd - 16th December 2017

Our last exhibition of 2017 will feature work by our team of volunteers, celebration their contribution over the year. Surface Gallery is entirely volunteer run. Everything from paying the rent, installing art works to running residencies and applying for funding is down to a team of dedicated volunteers. 


13th January - 10th February 2018

Surface Gallery is excited to welcome back the International Postcard Show. This vibrant, long-running exhibition is a highly popular feature of our calendar, and includes hundreds of original artworks from established and aspiring artists from all over the world.  Call for submissions to be announced soon.