Surface Gallery

Visitor Information

Surface Gallery,

16 Southwell Road,
Tel: 0115 947 0793

The Gallery is located behind the Ice Arena, just off Huntingdon Street, it is next to the Old Drum Centre and opposite Pretty Windows Day Nursery.

Usual Opening Times:

Tuesday to Friday 12am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm during exhibition periods.

Please note: As opening times may vary for different exhibitions, we recommend that you check exhibition dates and opening times before making your journey in order to avoid disappointment. If you are unsure, please contact the gallery and we will be happy to advise you of our current opening times.
Changes to usual opening times can be found under What's on.
During these times, please use the buzzer on the door if you find it is locked.

Group Visits: We are always pleased to welcome groups to the gallery. You do not need to call ahead to let us know you are coming, but if you have any special requirements we will be happy to discuss these with you in advance of your visit.

Accessibility: There is full wheelchair access to the gallery space, but please note that our only toilet facilities are on the first floor which does not have wheelchair access.

Entry to the gallery is free.

Getting There

By bus:

Bus services 25 and 27 travel from Nottingham King Street to Carlton every 10 minutes. Get off at the first stop on Southwell rd just after turning off from the ice arena. We are straight across the road.

By car:

The nearest parking facility can be found at Sneinton Market. From the city centre Upper Parliament Street A6008 Turn right onto South Sherwood Street A6008 Turn right onto Burton Street A6008 Continue onto A6008 Turn right onto Milton Street A60 Bear left onto Lower Parliament Street A6008 Bear left onto King Edward Street A6008 At the roundabout, take the second exit onto Bath Street, Turn right onto Gedling Street, walk along freckingham street, Turn right onto to Southwell Rd. We are opposite Pretty Windows Day Nursery.


It takes about 10 minutes to walk to us from the city centre. From Upper Parliament street, bear right onto Lower Parliament Street, bear right onto Huntingdon Street continue on Huntingdon Street, turn left onto Southwell Road.


The Gallery is only half a mile from Nottingham’s mainline station.

Staff members

Please note that due to the voluntary nature of these roles contact availability is limited. Please allow suitable time for response to specific enquiries. Please address all enquiries to:

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Coming Soon

Street Art Open 2014

April 26th - May 17th 2014

Graffiti / Alternative / Illustration / Paste‐Up / Graphics / Yarn bombing / Sticker tagging / Print / Etc.
The Street Art Open celebrates and supports Nottingham’s thriving alternative art scene by showcasing some of today’s best local, national and international street art.


Previous Exhibitions


March 29th - April 12th 2014

‘Emerge’ celebrates the creative practices of Surface Gallery’s volunteers, who will ‘Emerge’ from the office basement.

Eleven volunteers will participate in Emerge, displaying artworks ranging from upcycled furniture, surreal painting and cyanotypes to stop-motion animation, handmade prints, photography and crochet. Visitors will have the opportunity to see traditional forms of art making as well as contemporary practice and design.