Joanne Masding
Plaster Ghost Finger Cast

Joanne Masding, Slabs and Facsimiles 1, 2016,
plaster and steel. Image courtesy Jules Lister.

The New Art Gallery Walsall is delighted to present a solo exhibition of new work by Birmingham-based artist Joanne Masding.

Masding is interested in the ways in which we perceive and experience objects and images, particularly within an increasingly digital and immaterial world.



Whether it be in the world of museums and galleries or within the context of online experiences where we are saturated with images and information, our understanding is mediated by context; selection and display, language, reproduction, shifts of scale and editing. Our perceptions of value shift accordingly.


For this exhibition, Masding has borrowed from the language of museum displays, hanging systems, catalogue reproductions, signage, text, conservation and art handling to create a series of brand new works that also engage with the unique architecture of the Floor 4 Gallery.



Thursday 4 May, 6-8pm

Join us for the opening of the new exhibition.

Free. All welcome.


In Conversation

Saturday 17 June, 2pm

Join the artist and curator Deborah Robinson for a talk about the exhibition.  Free, all welcome.



Joanne Masding (b.1985) lives and works in Birmingham.  Recent exhibitions include Like the green fig tree, Workplace, Gateshead, (2017), After, Division of Labour, London, (2016), image music text, IMT, London, (2016) and stuff wanders off, a shape steps in, Two Queens, Leicester (2016).  She is currently Artist in Residence with Research and Cultural Collections at the University of Birmingham (2016-17) and is the recipient of a Fellowship from the John Feeney Charitable Trust.