About Midlands Art Papers Blog

Midlands Art Papers is a collaborative online journal, working between the University of Birmingham and 11 partner institutions to showcase the world class art and design collections in public collections across the region. The first issue will be launched in October 2017, and will feature focused studies of individual objects, curatorial perspectives on exhibitions, and … Continue reading “About Midlands Art Papers Blog”

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‘Maman: Vuillard and Madame Vuillard’ at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts

The newest exhibition from the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Maman: Vuillard and Madame Vuillard, presents Édouard Vuillard through the lens of his extremely close relationship with his mother, Madame Vuillard. As Vuillard is often quoted as saying, ‘Ma Maman, c’est ma muse’ (my mother is my muse). While exploring the relationship between the artist and … Continue reading “‘Maman: Vuillard and Madame Vuillard’ at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts”

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Midlands Art Papers article leads to rediscovery of ‘lost’ Sophie Anderson painting

Dr. Kate Nichols, editor of MAP and Birmingham Fellow of British Art for the University of Birmingham, has written a post about how their article for MAP Issue 1 has lead to the  rediscovery of a ‘lost’ Sophie Anderson painting. Sophie Anderson was a ‘cosmopolitan Victorian Artist in the Midlands’ who traveled between France, America, England, … Continue reading “Midlands Art Papers article leads to rediscovery of ‘lost’ Sophie Anderson painting”

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‘Are You In This? Leamington Spa In The Great War’ at the Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

Currently on display at the Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum is an exhibition marking the centenary end of the First World War. Titled ‘Are You In This? Leamington Spa In The Great War’, it tells the story of town of Leamington Spa and its people during the conflict of WW1. This exhibition will be … Continue reading “‘Are You In This? Leamington Spa In The Great War’ at the Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum”

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‘Blue’ and ‘For The Fallen’ Exhibitions on display at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, in Stoke on Trent, currently has several exciting exhibitions on display, open to the public. The ‘Blue’ exhibition, on until Sunday 28th October 2018, invites visitors to explore all aspects the colour blue, using artworks, objects and much more! The ‘For the Fallen’ exhibition, will display a WW1 banner … Continue reading “‘Blue’ and ‘For The Fallen’ Exhibitions on display at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery”

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Putting On A Show: RBSA Curators from 1900-2018 Free Gallery BSL (British Sign Language) Tour With Olivier Jamin and Brendan Flynn on Wednesday 26th September 2-3pm at the RBSA Gallery

On Wednesday 26th September at 2pm, the RBSA Gallery are inviting the public to a ‘RBSA Gallery BSL (British Sign Language) Tour’. The tour will be free to attend, led by artist Olivier Jamin and Brendan Flynn, RBSA Professor of Art History. They will provide information about the artworks on display in the RBSA’s current … Continue reading “Putting On A Show: RBSA Curators from 1900-2018 Free Gallery BSL (British Sign Language) Tour With Olivier Jamin and Brendan Flynn on Wednesday 26th September 2-3pm at the RBSA Gallery”

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‘The Space Between Gender’: in conversation with the artist

  As part of the University of Birmingham’s CAL PGT Research Placement Scheme 2018 , I have had the wonderful opportunity to get involved with the Midlands Art Papers and the various cultural institutions across the Midlands. Part of this research placement involves the publication of an article in the upcoming second volume of MAP. … Continue reading “‘The Space Between Gender’: in conversation with the artist”

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‘Artist In Focus: Frank Brangwyn’ Exhibition At The Dudley Museum

The Dudley Museum is currently showcasing a selection of works by Anglo-Welsh artist, Sir Frank-Brangwyn (1867-1956), focusing on his drawings and sketches. The exhibition was curated by University of Birmingham student Tess Madden, who was on a placement at the Dudley Museum during her MA studies in International Heritage. It will be on display until … Continue reading “‘Artist In Focus: Frank Brangwyn’ Exhibition At The Dudley Museum”

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‘Within and Without’: reflections on the body and the self

The BMAGs new exhibition, ‘Within and Without: Body Image and the Self’ which is open from now until the 1st February 2018, is an intriguing exhibition that looks at the ideals, anxieties, stereotypes, and practices that surround beauty. Importantly, it reflects on the ideal body seen in public and digital spaces, and the displays consequently … Continue reading “‘Within and Without’: reflections on the body and the self”

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The biennial ‘Print Prize’ exhibition at the RBSA

The biennial ‘Print Prize’ exhibition has returned this year to the RBSA, on display in Galleries 1 and 2 on the second floor until this Saturday, September 1st. RBSA ‘Print Prize’ 2018 Held every other year, the print prize exhibition attracted 240 printed works, of which only a quarter were selected for display in the exhibition. … Continue reading “The biennial ‘Print Prize’ exhibition at the RBSA”

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Melanie Tomlinson at the Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery

The Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery are currently showing works by Birmingham based artist Melanie Tomlinson in an exhibition titled ‘Melanie Tomlinson: Ghost Horses and Guns’. The artist has also worked with the Hope Community Project who are based in the Heath Town area of Wolverhampton to create a second exhibition titled ‘Reflections of Hope: … Continue reading “Melanie Tomlinson at the Wolverhampton Museum and Art Gallery”

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