The New Art Gallery Walsall February 2020The New Art Gallery Walsall February 2020 (Photo: Mark Hinton)

The New Art Gallery Walsall to temporarily close from Thursday 5 November 2020

Following updates from the Government over the weekend, The New Art Gallery Walsall will temporarily close to the public from Thursday 5 November until at least Wednesday 2 December 2020.


This week the Gallery will only be open on Wednesday 4 November from 11am-4pm, with a chance to see exhibitions celebrating our 20th birthday, as well as the renowned Garman Ryan Collection.


More information can be found on our News page.



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  We can’t wait to see what you create!

Eva Rothschild (L-R), Soft Play, 2016; Hollow Heads, 2016; Technical Support, 2016; Stools series: 2, 3, 9, 2016.Eva Rothschild 'Alternative to Power' exhibition, The New Art Gallery Walsall, 2016. Photo: Robert Glowacki

Eva Rothschild: Alternative to Power

This week’s #ThursdayThrowback is from Kevin Storrar, our Head of Technical services on Eva Rothschild’s exhibition ‘Alternative to Power’, shown at the Gallery from September 2016 – January 2017.


Find out more about the exhibition on our Facebook and Instagram pages or the exhibition page on our website.


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

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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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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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

Closes Sunday 20 December 2020

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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