Saturday 13 June, 2pm
Join artist Naiza Khan for an informal discussion of her work in the Small Worlds exhibition.
Book your free place in advance by calling 01922 654400.
21 May – 6 September 2015
Today, we live in a fluid culture where, within our towns and cities, different languages are spoken, different cultures and religions prevail and we can consume materials and goods from throughout the world. TV, the Internet, advertising and new technologies bring the whole of the world to our doorstep. High streets are becoming more generic with local distinctions and characteristics becoming increasingly obscure.
The artists in this exhibition focus their attention on the urban environment. Their work allows us to reflect on a variety of considerations. How do we understand the concept of the local within an increasingly globalised context? What impact does the transformation of our local environment have on our identity and our communities? For some artists, Walsall provides a focus for a consideration of the impact of social and economic change in those areas on the periphery of our major towns and cities.
Image credit: Naiza Khan,The City Soaks Up Like a Sponge, 2011, ink and watercolour on Arches paper, 36 x 51 cm. Presented by the Art Fund under Art Fund International for joint ownership by The New Art Gallery Walsall and Birmingham Museums Trust, 2013. Image courtesy of the artist and Rossi & Rossi.