Understanding Art
Language and Art

Understanding Art: Language and Art

  4 June – The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

11 June – The New Art Gallery Walsall

18 June – Wolverhampton Art Gallery


25 June – Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

£20/£16 (concs), for 4 sessions


To book call the Ikon Shop: 0121 248 0711

E-bookings via: www.ikon-gallery.org


A diverse course across the four venues, exploring ways language, text and literature are used to inspire and create art. At Barber Institure of Fine Arts, explore ways literature has inspired artists and artists have influenced literature. Discover the Epstein Archive and the work it inspired by Bob and Roberta Smith at The New Art Gallery Walsall. At Wolverhampton Art Gallery learn about theatrical influences in Victorian art and media in Pop Art. At Ikon Gallery, discuss the work of Czech artist Pavel Büchler who uses quotes from Franz Kafka and obsolete technologies to explore distortions of language and communication.