We are open


We are operating a revised opening schedule, with the Gallery open initially from Wednesday to Saturday, 11am-4pm and on Sundays 12-4pm.


We are pleased to confirm that Floor 3 will reopen on Wednesday 16th September.


There will be a few changes to your visit. Please read full information on our News page.



Installation view, 'Small Worlds' exhibition, 2015Photo: Jonathan Shaw

Small Worlds

In this week’s #ThursdayThrowback to our past programme we revisit 2015 exhibition ‘Small Worlds’ featuring works from our permanent collection as well as new works by artists Lucy McLauchlan, Airspace Gallery and Stuart Layton.


See our Facebook and Instagram pages for the past programme #throwback and the exhibition page on our website for more details about the show.


Sarah Taylor Silverwood

A new series of artists’ films produced during lockdown, which aim to provide insights into the particular skills and techniques employed by artists.

A new film from Sarah Taylor Silverwood, is the second of the films in this series


Discover from Home, Arts Award

In collaboration with Arts Connect and Trinity College, London, The New Art Gallery Walsall is offering a new digitally available Arts Award course. See the Discover from Home, Arts Award page for more details

Children’s Online Workshops!

Our children’s workshops have gone digital!


Join in online with our Children’s Workshop and create works of art from home. See our the What’s On page for Children’s Online Workshops, with a new workshop each Wednesday #WednesdayWorkshop


STEAM worksheets

The New Art Gallery Walsall is now offering digital STEAM worksheets for Primary School age children to work on at home.  The downloadable worksheets are FREE and we would love you to have a go.


STEAM  – Science, TechnologyEngineering, Art & Math. It’s an integrated approach to learning that encourages  independent thinking. It engages real-world applications, utilizing goal-oriented learning, develops problem solving skills and promotes meaningful collaboration.  Share photos of your creations with us by tagging us in on social media @newartgalleryFacebook  or by sending photos directly to us through messenger or via email at info@thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk  We can’t wait to see what you create!

Keith Piper, Surveillance: Tagging the Other, (1991), mixed media installation with 4 video monitors, video projection, sound. Installation at Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Photo: Ilona Zielinska (Elona Photography)

Keith Piper Acquisition

The New Art Gallery Walsall is delighted to announce that we have been able to acquire Keith Piper’s multi-media installation Surveillance: Tagging the Other (1991) through the Contemporary Art Society Rapid Response Fund.

This work was created in response to issues arising in the run-up to the formation of the European Union in 1992. The four monitors, installed in a row, show the artist’s head being a target of surveillance and control. The Black body is scrutinised in terms of ethnicity, gender, citizenship and appearance. Sound is an important part of the work, featuring fragments of news reports related to the rise of racist attacks, anti-Semitism and right-wing tendencies across Europe.


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Main Hall, Floor 1The Garman Ryan Collection. Photo, Mark Hinton.

The Garman Ryan Collection

Permanent Collection

Floors 1 & 2


Throughout 2020 on Floors 1 & 2 we are presenting the majority of Walsall’s renowned Garman Ryan Collection.


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Sarah Taylor Silverwood

Kathleen and Sally series

Throughout 2020

Floor 2


To coincide with the display of the Garman Ryan collection through 2020, work by Birmingham based artist Sarah Taylor Silverwood will displayed within our Floor 2 temporary exhibition space.


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20 for 2020

Throughout 2020

Community Gallery, Ground Floor


20 artists from the Gallery’s Collections have been selected by Director Stephen Snoddy, one to represent each year of the first 20 years of The New Art Gallery.


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Installation view, Grazia Toderi, Orbite Rosse, 2009. Exhibited in 20:20, Twenty Years of Collecting Contemporary Art, 2020.Photo: Mark Hinton.


Twenty Years of Collecting Contemporary Art

Throughout 2020

Floor 3 (*Please note Floor 3 will re-open on Wednesday 16th September)


The New Art Gallery celebrates its 20th birthday this year. To mark this occasion, we are bringing together works of contemporary art collected over the last 20 years, many from artists who have featured in our exhibitions programme. Works span a wide range of media and scale. We have selected international artists as well as those closer to home and from across the country.



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