Wilderness, 2018, installation view, The New Art Gallery Walsall.
Photo: Jonathan Shaw.

Boyd & Evans, Vija Celmins, Ralph Fleck, Noémie Goudal, Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Esther Johnson, Richard Long, Boomoon, Ben Rivers, Hiraki Sawa, Emma Stibbon


As part of a season of exhibitions exploring the theme of wilderness, The New Art Gallery Walsall is delighted to present paintings, drawings, photographs and film works by a group of artists whose works engage with the natural world and our innate need for solitude, peace and open space. From barren high-altitude salt deserts and snow-blanketed mountain tops to environments in transition such as coastlines and volcanoes, the artists bring into view the truly wild places on our planet. Film works by Ben Rivers and Esther Johnson focus on marginal individuals who have chosen to move away from society, living precarious existences in remote places where nature rules.






In Conversation

Thursday 15 March, 6.30-8pm, talk starts 7pm prompt, £5

An opportunity to watch Hinterland (2002) by Esther Johnson, followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker, Wilderness curator, Zoë Lippett and Steven Bode, Director of Film and Video Umbrella. Johnson’s film focuses on a community living on the Holderness coast, the fastest eroding coastline in the UK where land is rapidly becoming sea. Booking essential, limited places.


Book your place by calling the Gallery on 01922 654400 or via info@thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk


Esther Johnson discusses her work Hinterland (2002)