The New Midland Group is a consortium of three artist-led organisations: Backlit, One Thoresby Street and Primary. All of whom support the development of art and culture in Nottingham, by providing spaces for both the production and display of artwork. The original Midland Group – formed in 1943 – was a centre for progressive and experimental visual art in Nottingham, and as an organisation had a profound affect on the development of performance and live art nationally, before closing in 1987.

Building on the legacy of The Midland Group, we aim to work together to further develop the profile, activity and sustainability of the contemporary visual arts and artists in Nottingham. A strategic approach to sustaining creative research for artists at all stages of their careers has helped Nottingham to become increasingly recognised as a centre for thriving studio practice and diverse public activity.

Backlit
Backlit

Alfred House
Nottingham
NG3 1JG
0115 837 2426
backlit.org.uk

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One Thoresby Street
One Thoresby Street

1 Thoresby Street
Nottingham
NG1 1AJ
0115 941 7519
onethoresbystreet.org

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Primary
Primary

33 Seely Road
Nottingham
NG7 1NU
0115 924 4493
weareprimary.org

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