We are open


We are delighted to announce a phased reopening of The New Art Gallery Walsall starting on Wednesday 5 August 2020.

 

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

 

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

 

We look forward to welcoming you back when you are ready.


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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Mat Collishaw, (Wall) Insecticide series, 2006-2011; (Case) The Venal Muse, 2012.Photo: Jonathan Shaw.

Mat Collishaw


Revisit Mat Collishaw’s 2015 solo exhibition, with this week’s staff reminiscence from Gallery Assistant Andrea Tibbitts. See our Facebook or Instagram pages for Andrea’s #thursdaythrowback

 


 

INSIGHTS

Hannah Maybank


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


Children’s Online Workshops!


Our children’s workshops have gone digital!

 

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

 


 

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


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

20:20

Twenty Years of Collecting Contemporary Art


Throughout 2020


Floor 3 (*Please note Floor 3 will not re-open on the 5th August)

 

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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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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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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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!


Jacob EpsteinHead of New York Madonna and Child, 1926-27, bronze, Garman Ryan Collection

Working towards reopening


The first phase of reopening is due to start on Wednesday 5th August 2020. See our News page for the further information.