SYSON was established in 2013 by curator Jennie Syson as an independent contemporary art gallery in Nottingham. The gallery works with a range of artists in the city and beyond on a number of ambitious exhibitions, editions, art fairs and commissions. In the gallery's first year, Jennie Syson was nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Breakthrough Award. 

WE've moved....

The gallery has moved its permanent venue to 19 Weekday Cross in Nottingham's historic Lacemarket. With support from Arts Council England, CQ and Nottingham City Council, SYSON now houses a new gallery space, shop and studios - a stone's throw from Nottingham Contemporary.

The gallery programme includes talks and events, artists' book and zine fairs, and regular Reading Room sessions where texts pertaining to contemporary art and critical theory are discussed in an informal and relaxed setting. Each year, we award the SYSON prize at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art gallery's annual open exhibition, which results in an exhibition and artists' development for recipients.


Opening Hours

Wednesday - Saturday 12noon - 5pm

The gallery and shop is open during exhibition times or by appointment, unless otherwise stated in our publicity materials.

studio holders

The gallery houses a number of studios and provides space for a broad range of artists and designers.

  Hannah Waldron Weaving Week Workshop at Syson Gallery

Hannah Waldron Weaving Week Workshop at Syson Gallery

Current studio holders

Hannah Waldron

Hugh Frost/Landfill Editions

Alex Crispin & Paul Isherwood

Sarah Poots

Victor Simão/Versus

There are currently no studio vacancies at the gallery.