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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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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‘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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