Join us for our 20th Birthday celebrations!

Grazia Toderi, Orbite Rosse, 2009, installation at The New Art Gallery Walsall. Presented by the Art Fund under Art Fund International for joint ownership by The New Art Gallery Walsall and Birmingham Museums Trust, 2010.

Thursday 20th February 2020

6-9pm

All welcome

On 20 February 2020 we celebrate our 20th birthday. Join us at the opening of two exhibitions 20:20 – Twenty Years of Collecting Contemporary Art and 20 for 2020, both bringing together works of contemporary art collected over the last 20 years, many from artists who have featured in our exhibitions programme.


 

 

7pm, Speeches by:

Director, Stephen Snoddy

Stephen Deuchar, Director, Art Fund

Caroline Douglas, Director, Contemporary Art Society

Followed by a DJ set from Bob and Roberta Smith

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Participating artists:

 

Richard Billingham, Mohamed Bourouissa, Lee Bul, Claudette Chambers*, Graham Chorlton, Ruth Claxton, Chris Clinton, Martin Creed, Adam Dant, Sonia Delaunay, Rita Donagh, Sir Jacob Epstein, Richard Forster, Lucian Freud, Cameron Galt, The Garman Ryan Collection, Andrew Gifford, Rachel Goodyear, Brian Griffin, Michele Harris, Romuald Hazoumè, David Hockney, Mahtab Hussain, Andrew Jackson, Chantal Joffe, Juneau Projects, kennardphillipps, Laura Lancaster, Christopher Le Brun, Hew Locke, Hannah Maybank, Ming de Nasty, Jack Nelson, Laura Oldfield Ford, Olly & Suzi, Martin Parr, Mark Power, David Rowan, Arpita Shah, Yinka Shonibare, David Shrigley, Frank Sidney Smith, Dayanita Singh, The Singh Twins, Clare Smart, Bob and Roberta Smith, Soheila Sokhanvari, Sarah Taylor Silverwood, Andrew Tift, Grazia Toderi, Estelle Thompson, Gavin Turk, Maryam Wahid, Stuart Whipps, Jane and Louise Wilson, Nilupa Yasmin.

 

 

Arty Party!

Saturday 22 February

11am – 4pm

Get your party hats on. Fun for all the family including music, workshops, games and of course birthday cake!

Free, all welcome.

 

Throughout the building:

 

20:20

Twenty Years of Collecting Contemporary Art

21 February – 14 June 2020

 

20 for 2020

25 January – 5 July 2020

 

Sarah Taylor Silverwood

Kathleen and Sally series

Until 7 June 2020

 

The Garman Ryan Collection

Throughout 2020

 

Too Rich a Soil

Arpita Shah, Maryam Wahid, Nilupa Yasmin

Until 19 April 2020

 

Jack Nelson

Artist-in-residence

Until 23 February 2020

 

*from 7 April, Window Box