SYSON was established in 2013 by independent curator Jennie Syson as a commercial 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.

landfill editions

Landfill Editions is an independent publisher releasing artist's books and objects, zines, prints, short fiction and science fact since 2009. Previously located in London and Stockholm, their new base at SYSON sees the release of further books in the Mould Map series as well as new small run product collaborations and a programme of release events and screenings, including Soft Circuit - a temporary site for artists in collaboration with Good Press in Glasgow.   



SYSON also holds studio spaces created specifically for contemporary artists, designers, musicians and performers who work closely with the gallery programme.

There will be 2 studio/office spaces available at the gallery from 1st January 2017.

Please contact us for further details and to receive an application form.