Hetain Patel'Don't Look at the Finger' (still), 2017. Photo David Rowan

Revisit: Hetain Patel, ‘Don’t Look at the Finger’

This Thursday 2nd July we are looking back to exhibition Hetain Patel, ‘Don’t Look at the Finger’, 22 June – 29 July 2018


See our Facebook and Instagram feeds for the #ThursdayThrowback and revisit the exhibition on our website.

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

Working towards reopening

We will not be opening on Saturday 4 July, but are working hard to ensure that visitors are safe when we do reopen. See our News page for the further information.

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

Antonio RobertsBirmingham Algorave. Photo: Marcin Sz

The Stay at Home Residency series

West Midlands artists Farwa Moledina, Faye Claridge and Antonio Roberts selected for The Stay at Home Residency series. See the What’s On section for more information.

Karen McLean'Woven Bodies 1' (detail, work in progress), 2020

Karen McLean

Ar'n't I a Woman!

Coming Soon...

Floor 4


Microsite launched to accompany Karen McLean’s forthcoming exhibition available to view HERE


Birmingham-based artist Karen McLean grew up in Trinidad. Her artistic practice continues to be informed by the history, culture and folklore of the Caribbean and its inter-connections with the UK. Her brand new installation features a huge wall hanging which acknowledges and celebrates the strength and resilience of enslaved women within the boundaries of captivity.


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.


Twenty Years of Collecting Contemporary Art

Until 14 June 2020

Floor 3


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

Until 5 July 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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Too Rich a Soil

Arpita Shah, Maryam Wahid, Nilupa Yasmin

Until 19 April 2020

Floor 4


Too Rich a Soil brings together photographers, Arpita Shah, Maryam Wahid and Nilupa Yasmin whose practices are rooted in the exploration of cultural identity.




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Sarah Taylor Silverwood

Kathleen and Sally series

Until 7 June 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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