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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‘Artists in Focus: Celebrating Museums and Wellbeing’ at The New Art Gallery, Walsall

Until the 2nd December 2018 The New Art Gallery, Walsall will be celebrating wellbeing in museums, through their ‘Artists in Focus’ display. Having opened in Museums and Wellbeing Week, the gallery’s annual rehang this year, focuses on placing individual contemporary artists in themed rooms. These are presented amongst highlights from the renowned Garman Ryan Collection. … Continue reading “‘Artists in Focus: Celebrating Museums and Wellbeing’ at The New Art Gallery, Walsall”

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‘Drawn to Perfection’ on display at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Currently on display at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts until 23rd September 2018 is a noteworthy exhibition, titled ‘Drawn To Perfection: Masterworks on Paper from the Royal Collection’. ‘Drawn to Perfection’ is the first exhibition of a new partnership between The Royal Collection Trust and the Barber Institute, which includes works from both collections. … Continue reading “‘Drawn to Perfection’ on display at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts”

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‘Fevral – A Folklore’ Exhibition with the art of Stewart Francis Easton at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry

On display at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry is the ‘Fevral – A Folklore’ exhibition containing works by artist Stewart Francis Easton. This engaging and intriguing exhibition is open until 2nd September 2018. Fevral – A Folklore The Fevral – A Folklore exhibition is the artist’s exploration into the creation and development of … Continue reading “‘Fevral – A Folklore’ Exhibition with the art of Stewart Francis Easton at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry”

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Upcoming Exhibition ‘Reframing The Wild’ To Wolverhampton Art Gallery In Summer 2019

My name is April-Lina and I am delighted to have been awarded the Midlands Art Papers research scholarship, for this summer. I am really looking forward to being involved with the amazing public art collections, across the Midlands. My New Role at MAP As well as writing the MAP blog and an article for the … Continue reading “Upcoming Exhibition ‘Reframing The Wild’ To Wolverhampton Art Gallery In Summer 2019”

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Press Release: Creative Rage Exhibition at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery Creative Rage Saturday 28 April – Sunday 2 September Creative Rage is a group show of artists exploring themes of bravery, aggression and trailblazing combative non-conformity. The three generations of artists in this exhibition are proud, committed and uncompromising members of the progressive LGBTQ artistic community and create work … Continue reading “Press Release: Creative Rage Exhibition at The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery”

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February’s Digbeth First Friday

This  month’s Digbeth First Friday saw the opening of a  range of exciting and thought-provoking works and exhibitions. Here are just a few which can be found in the galleries at Minerva Works and mustn’t be missed!   Grand Union – Melanie Jackson, Deeper in the Pyramid  This project is presented at Grand Union in … Continue reading “February’s Digbeth First Friday”

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Sculpture at University of Birmingham’s Campus!

University of Birmingham has a great collection of public sculptures which are dotted around campus. A sculpture trail is available on the UoB website and gives further detail about the sculptures, as well as where they can be found. Follow this link to find out more: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/Documents/culture/Sculpture-Trail-2012.pdf Here’s a few sculptures which can be spotted … Continue reading “Sculpture at University of Birmingham’s Campus!”

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‘Coming Out’ Exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

‘Coming Out’ has recently opened at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, this exciting new exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. It is thought to be the largest LGBTQ+ exhibition in the UK and brings together the work of various artists exploring themes of gender and … Continue reading “‘Coming Out’ Exhibition at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery”

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New Acquisition and Loan at the Barber Institute

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts have recently acquired Naum Gabo’s Linear Construction in Space No. 1 (1942/3), made during the wartime period spent in St Ives. Sculptural abstraction is evoked through the thermoplastic properties of the perspex used to create the work, a new form of plastic provided by a chemist friend. This was … Continue reading “New Acquisition and Loan at the Barber Institute”

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