Nottingham Visual Arts Magazine
Nottingham Visual Arts was founded in 2008 by co-editors Jennie Syson and Andrew Cooper and has grown into a respected online and printed publication which supports and advocates for the Nottingham contemporary art scene. NVA has now become a recognisable and valued oracle within the city and beyond, for those wishing to discuss, critique, advertise and celebrate visual arts events, practice and projects
Jennie Syson is an independent curator and writer. As founding director and curator of Hinterland, she organised a series of site-specific contemporary art projects in Nottingham over the last 7 years. She was co-ordinator for the fringe to the British Art Show 7, Sideshow 2010, and organised over 150 events and exhibitions across the city. Most recently she has been working with Contemporary Art Society as the curator of Orchard, a major artists’ commission in Sneinton Market with Olympic Park artist in residence, Neville Gabie.
A graduate from the MA Curating Contemporary Art at The Royal College of Art, over the past decade she has also worked on a number of international exhibition projects in Vilnius, Paris and Venice. Previous curatorial roles have included working at QUAD/Q Arts; Chinese Arts Centre in Manchester, Listafn Reykjavik, Iceland. Jennie also assisted Nottingham Contemporary with the research and development of a pre-opening programme and the delivery of a series of off-site events in the period leading up to the launch of the new building.
As editor of Nottingham Visual Arts, she manages an online and printed magazine, newsletter and directory dedicated to the contemporary Nottingham art scene working closely with designers Joff & Ollie in their studio at Primary. NVA publishes features on major issues in the visual arts, interviews with leading national and international artists, plus profiles of emerging and established artists from Nottingham and the wider East Midlands region.