Surface Gallery


Surface Gallery is run as a co-operative by a team of dedicated volunteers.

Volunteers at Surface Gallery take a proactive role in running the gallery, devising and delivering the exhibition programme, raising the profile of the gallery and working to develop the gallery as a significant resource. The organisation is keen to provide hands on experience for people wanting to work in the arts. All volunteers help invigilate the gallery’s exhibitions and assist with the day to day running and administration of the organisation.

If you are interested in any volunteering opportunities download an application form and return it to the Gallery. You will be contacted to say that we have received your application form. You will then be invited to an interview to hear more about the Gallery and to assess whether volunteering is suitable for you.

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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.