Joseph Mallord William Turner, Whalers at Sea at Sunset, c. 1845,Chalk and watercolour on paper, 222 x 330 mm, © Tate, London 2017.

Legacies: JMW Turner and contemporary art practice

Until 14 January 2018

Floor 3

Legacies will consider the impact JMW Turner through the lens of contemporary art, highlighting the ongoing relevance of his work for artists practising today.


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Barbara Nicholls, Shock Metamophosis, 2015dimensions2.2m x 1.52m. Courtesy of the artist.

Barbara Nicholls

Sedimentary Flow

Until 19 November 2017

Floor 4


Barbara Nicholls’ monumental watercolour works emerge by manipulating the behaviour of pigment in ever-increasing quantities of water. They have associations with geological forms touching on collective memories of the experience of natural spaces, of the landscape and of the body.


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Celebrating Black History Month, Hew Locke, Jungle Queen lll,2003

People’s Choice

Until 25 February 2018

Floors 1 & 2


To celebrate the 125th anniversary of our Permanent Collection this year and the launch of our new online collections database we invited the public to curate this year’s annual collections display!


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© Quentin Blake, Image from Angel Pavement by Quentin Blake(Jonathan Cape 2004).

Seven Kinds of Magic

Until 10 December 2017

The Family Gallery, Ground Floor


This exhibition comprises original illustrations by Quentin Blake for 7 books in which magic appears in different forms, including The Witches by Roald Dahl, shown alongside works from our Permanent Collection chosen by House of Illustration, in consultation with the artist, which link to each of the illustrated texts.


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Celebrating Black History Month, Eugene Palmer, Wanting to Say,oil on canvas

Wanting to Say

Finding a Place in the Past

From 13 October 2017

This project aims to develop new research project, unearth hidden histories, and make links between the wealth of material in the region’s public art collections.


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The New Art Gallery Walsall

The New Art Gallery Walsall

Gallery Opening Times:


Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm

Sundays 12noon – 4pm

Closed Mondays and Bank Holidays


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