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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‘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”

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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”

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‘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”

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‘Legacies: JMW Turner and Contemporary Art Practice’ at The New Art Gallery Walsall

Last night was the preview of Legacies: JMW Turner and Contemporary Art Practice at The New Art Gallery Walsall. Turner’s works are exhibited alongside contemporary art works which respond to the artist’s oeuvre. It displays how Turner’s influence has carried on into art practices today. Highlights include Cornelia Parker’s ghostly gallery of Turner’s canvas liners and … Continue reading “‘Legacies: JMW Turner and Contemporary Art Practice’ at The New Art Gallery Walsall”

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Käthe Kollwitz and Sofia Hultén at Ikon Gallery this Autumn

Last night Ikon Gallery in Birmingham launched two new exhibitions – Portrait of the Artist: Käthe Kollwitz and Sofia Hultén: Here’s the Answer, What’s the Question?. The exhibition of Käthe Kollwitz’s etchings is haunting, displaying her preoccupation with themes of poverty, grief and death. Anguish and trauma are suggested in the violent scratches conveying the faces and … Continue reading “Käthe Kollwitz and Sofia Hultén at Ikon Gallery this Autumn”

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