Our much loved children’s workshops will being going online! Join us from home to take part in our various workshops. This Easter we’ll have Saturday Playdates, Tuesday Tots, Wednesdays for All andThursday Skills. Our talented Artist Educators are working hard to provide their workshops digitally so you can all join in from home. Keep an eye out on our website in the What’s On section and keep an eye on our Facebook pagefor alerts and updates about which workshops will be available. We’ll upload them all to the relevant sections on our website in Families so that they are there for whenever you feel like getting creative! Please do share your creations with us by tagging us on social media – Facebook @newartgallerywalsalland Instagram @thenewartgallerywalsall or send them to us via messenger, or at email@example.com We can’t wait to see what you create!
For over 20 years The New Art Gallery Walsall has been bringing people, art and artists together. However, in light of the developing situation with COVID-19, the welfare of our visitors and staff must come first. That is why Walsall Council have taken the decision to close the Gallery to the public, until further notice, from 2pm, Thursday 19th March.
All scheduled events for the coming months have been cancelled; we will review which of these can be rescheduled for a later date. If you have paid for a ticket for one of our events you will be refunded.
Please continue to visit us online at our website and on social media for any updates and for access to the Gallery, its exhibitions and collections.
Thank you for your support – we don’t know yet when we will reopen, but we look forward to welcoming you back when we do.
Until then, stay safe and take care of yourselves and loved ones.
The New Art Gallery Walsall is hosting a special shopping event day on Sunday 1st December, 12noon-4pm, as part of Museum Shop Sunday, with bespoke craft stalls, entertainment, artist demonstrations and a drop in children’s workshop.
Museum Shop Sunday celebrates the unique and exciting shops which play such a vital role in helping arts, cultural and heritage attractions to survive and thrive. Over 1,000 cultural venues worldwide will be putting on special events with special offers and discounts.
By shopping at your local museum or gallery, you are actively contributing to its future sustainability.
This year’s Diwali ‘Rivers of India’ event which took place at The New Art Gallery Walsall on Saturday
10 November was a huge success with people from across the local community coming to celebrate the annual festival of light.
The event this year was in memory of the people who lost their lives in the severe floods of Kerala in July and August this year which affected the southern Indian state of Kerala, due to unusually high rainfall during the monsoon season.
Sadly over 483 people died in what was the worst flood in Kerala in nearly a century. At least a million people were evacuated, mainly from all 14 districts of the state which were placed on red alert.
According to the Kerala government, one-sixth of the total population of Kerala had been directly affected by the floods and related incidents.
The Diwali event raised £130.00 on the day and will go to The West Midlands Kerala Cultural Association, which will then be sent to the Chief Minister of Kerala in India.
Diwali organiser, Surjit Rai said “Visitors to the event found this year’s theme ‘Rivers of India’ most interesting and the entertainment was culturally uplifting. However it was also a time of reflection and an opportunity to pay our respects to the memory of the people of Kerala who went through the tragic events in July”.