NLS (New Local Space Limited/ nuclear localisation signal/ natty's loquacious stylings/ nobodies loving something/...) New Local Space is an artist-run contemporary
visual art initiative in Kingston that is a non-profit subsidiary of audio recording studio and production
house Creative Sounds Ltd. NLS was founded in the garage of the building that houses Creative Sounds,
as a place for visual artists who are making work in dialogue with contemporary issues to experiment with new ideas,
collaborate with each other and engage with the public. Interdisciplinary experimentation, collaboration,
and open access have continued to be core principles at the core of our operations.
NLS has expanded beyond the garage to include a 1000 sq ft project space.
The mission of NLS is to facilitate thriving professions for visual artists
working in experimental practices committed to advancing more equitable cultures,
and to equitably connect such artists with the global contemporary art community.
NLS does this through structured professional support via artist residency and
fellowship programmes, exhibitions, affordable studio space, a podcast, paid internships and research.