20:20
Twenty Years of Collecting Contemporary Art

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.

We Are 20!

To mark this special occasion, we are bringing together works of contemporary art collected over the last 20 years, many from artists who have featured in our exhibitions programme. Works span a wide range of media and scale.


 

We have selected both international artists as well as those closer to home and from across the country. Themes explored include the changing urban landscape, the Black Country, the impact of globalisation and people and places. We also acknowledge significant gifts and schemes which have enriched the collections, such as the Contemporary Art Society Special Collection Scheme and Art Fund International as well as the Clive Beardsmore Gift, a collection of 200 modern and contemporary works generously donated to the Gallery in 2014.

 

Participating artists: Mohamed Bourouissa, Lee Bul, Claudette Chambers*, Graham Chorlton, Ruth Claxton, Chris Clinton, Martin Creed, Adam Dant, Rita Donagh, Sir Jacob Epstein, Rachel Goodyear, Brian Griffin, Michele Harris, Romuald Hazoumè, David Hockney, Mahtab Hussain, Andrew Jackson, Chantal Joffe, Juneau Projects, kennardphillipps, Ming de Nasty, Laura Oldfield Ford, Martin Parr, Mark Power, David Rowan, Yinka Shonibare, David Shrigley, Dayanita Singh, The Singh Twins, Bob and Roberta Smith, Soheila Sokhanvari, Andrew Tift, Grazia Toderi, Stuart Whipps.

 

The exhibition extends from Floor 3 across the building (*PLEASE NOTE: This exhibition is on Floor 3, which will not reopen on the 5th August)

 

Film – Grazia Toderi, ‘Orbite Rosse’, 2009

Exhibited as part of ’20:20, Twenty Years of Collecting Contemporary Art’. The New Art Gallery Walsall, February onwards 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Film – Lee Bul, ‘After Bruno Taut (Devotion to Drift)’, 2013

Exhibited as part of ’20:20, Twenty Years of Collecting Contemporary Art’. The New Art Gallery Walsall, February onwards 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Interviews with – Nilupa Yasmin, Sarah Taylor Silverwood, Michele Harris, Mahtab Hussain and Andrew Tift

Artists with work in our collection based in the West Midlands or with ties to the region, were interviewed as part of 20th Birthday celebrations.