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!”

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”

‘Beyond the Battlefields’ at University of Birmingham and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

University of Birmingham Research and Cultural Collections and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery are showing exhibitions focusing on the work of amateur photographer Käthe Buchler. The exhibitions have been organised by The Voices of War & Peace WW1 Engagement Centre and the photos are from the collection of the Museum of Photography in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony. … Continue reading “‘Beyond the Battlefields’ at University of Birmingham and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery”

Midlands Art Papers and ‘Wanting to Say: Finding a Place in the Past’ Exhibition Launch

Last Thursday The New Art Gallery Walsall hosted the official launch of Midlands Art Papers as well as the exhibition ‘Wanting to Say: Finding a Place in the Past’. The turnout was fantastic and we would like to thank everyone who came along to support – gallery staff, UoB staff, students and general public! The … Continue reading “Midlands Art Papers and ‘Wanting to Say: Finding a Place in the Past’ Exhibition Launch”

‘Wanting to Say: Finding a Place in the Past’ and Midlands Art Papers launch 12th October at The New Art Gallery Walsall

  As part of Black History Month, The New Art Gallery Walsall is opening an exhibition Wanting to Say: Finding a Place in the Past, alongside the launch of Midlands Art Papers on 12th October 6-8pm. There will be a short introduction to the exhibition from curators, Dr Greg Salter and Dr Kate Nichols from the Department … Continue reading “‘Wanting to Say: Finding a Place in the Past’ and Midlands Art Papers launch 12th October at The New Art Gallery Walsall”

Researching Sikh Migration into the West Midlands

As MAP research scholar I have been looking at Sikh Migration into the West Midlands, as part of wider research for an article which will be published in MAP next year. The Midlands offers a variety of places to explore this topic. First I visited the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery exhibition My Story, Our … Continue reading “Researching Sikh Migration into the West Midlands”

Claude Monet’s Water Lily Pond on display at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Claude Monet’s Water Lily Pond (1900) is on display in at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts this summer! This remarkable painting can be viewed in the Blue Gallery until 10th September. It has been positioned next to the gallery’s other Monet work The Church at Varengeville (1882) and the works compliment each other well. It … Continue reading “Claude Monet’s Water Lily Pond on display at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts”

CAL Undergraduate Research Scholarship June Events

As Midlands Art Papers Research Scholar, I am keen to get involved with all aspects of this exciting scheme! The College of Arts and Law Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme have provided an enrichment programme of events and sessions aimed at supporting the scholars throughout their summer projects, as well as preparing them for further academic study. … Continue reading “CAL Undergraduate Research Scholarship June Events”