Image: Courtesy of Brian Homer, Timm Sonnenschein and Emma-Jo Tucker

Open Weekend

Walsall and the Black Country celebrate two years until the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics with a fun-packed weekend for all to enjoy!


Self Portrait Photography Booth

Sat 24 July


Put yourself into the frame, pose with your friends and family and take your own photo using our unique self-portrait photo booth that engages and involves people in creating powerful and enjoyable photographs of themselves. Each participant will also get a free print of their photograph.


Canal Boat Painting Workshop

Sat 24 and Sun 25 July


Beccy Roberts, waterways artist, will host a boat painting workshop and invite visitors to fold their own origami boat and learn how to paint the traditional roses seen on all narrow boats. A plan of the canal network will also be available to engage visitors in finding out more about the canal networks and discovering places. 


In partnership with Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Bantock House Museum. 


For more information on the workshops, activities and photography competition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery please click:


All above events are free, no need to book, just turn up on the weekend!


Funded by Arts Council England.


The New Art Gallery Walsall and Wolverhampton Art Gallery are members of the Heart of England Galleries that include Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Compton Verney, Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, IKON Gallery, Midlands Art Centre, RBSA Birmingham, Shire Hall Gallery and mac.