Coming Up in the West Midlands

Turning Point West Midlands have details of new exhibitions and events coming up in the next few months.

Image: by Kathleen Fabre

Image: by Kathleen Fabre

New Art West Midlands 2015

New Art West Midlands (NAWM) is a showcase for exciting new work and includes painting, sculpture, photography, film, performance and installation. All exhibiting artists have graduated from one of the West Midlands’ undergraduate and postgraduate fine art degree courses in the past three years: Birmingham City University, Coventry University, Staffordshire University, University of Wolverhampton and University of Worcester.

 

 

 

 

 


Image: Jennifer Shufflebotham

Image: Jennifer Shufflebotham

13 February – 17 May
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery  
bmag.org.uk

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery includes work by figurative painters Emily Sparkes and Jennifer Shufflebotham approaching realism and abstraction in different ways, Michael Carr’s homage to the SKA revival in Coventry and large installations by Reece Kennedy of a replica Frieze art fair booth and by Jade Simpson who is exhibiting animal hybrid sculptures from The Spirit Collection (2014).


Image: Jade Blackstock

Image: Jade Blackstock

14 February – 31 May
The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
theherbert.org

The Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, Coventry shows Megan Sheridan’s candid photography documenting contemporary British culture, Jakub Ceglarz’s video installation H/S Conversations (2014) about authorship and language and Jade Blackstock’s video performance work investigating the objectivity of the colour white.


Image: Alexandra Derby

Image: Alexandra Derby

13 February – 17 May
The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
 
barber.org.uk

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts presents work by Wolverhampton graduates Alexandra Darby and Kathryn Fabre that explore everyday fears and life’s precariousness as photography and sculpture. Interventions in the permanent collection include Glenys Shirley’s ceramic sculptures that consider questions of taste and Dan Auluk’s residual installation The Lives of Others (2014).


31 January – 25 April
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
    
wolverhamptonart.org.uk

Wolverhampton Art Gallery shows works by five artists including Sevven Kucuk’s vanitas still life photography, Jessica Holt’s minimal sculptures and Andrea Hannon’s collage works that question traditional boundaries and categorisation.


Events

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Lunchtime Tours
27 February, 1pm, 20 March, 1pm and 15 May, 1pm
Tickets £3.00

NAWM Artists discuss their work with Curator Lisa Beauchamp.
 
The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
FACETS Talk: Fine Art at Coventry Talk Series
19 February, 4.30 – 5.30pm
Free
 
School of Art, Margaret Street, Birmingham City University
NAWM Study Day: Waving Not Drowning
7 March, 11am - 4pm
Free

The Barber Institute of Fine Art
Gallery Talk
24 February, 1.15pm
Free

Introduction to New Art West Midlands with Sarah Beattie, Collections Assistant.

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum
Capturing Coventry
21 March, 11am – 3pm
Free

Led by New Art West Midlands artist Megan Sheridan.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Art Speaking: Audio-described tour of New Art West Midlands
20 March, 1 – 2pm
Free

For people with visual impairment.

For more information on events go to the galleries and New Art West Midlands websites.