Sarah Byrne, Chinese Burns, 2019 (detail), thermal print, installation view The New Art Gallery Walsall. Photo: Mark Hinton
Jack Nelson, The Elysian Platinum Fields Project, 2019 (detail), mixed media, installation view The New Art Gallery Walsall.
Photo: Mark Hinton
In October 2019, The New Art Gallery Walsall presented the MA degree shows for The University of Wolverhampton’s Fine Art & Fine Art by Research courses. Two of the artists were selected to take up residence in the Gallery’s Studio. The artists will each have exclusive use of the Studio and will receive curatorial and technical guidance to support the development of their practice.
Jack Nelson creates work across a range of media that imagines a dystopian future where safety and security are a privilege of the rich. He will further develop this project during his time in the Studio.
Repurposing images from her mother’s photo albums depicting childhood trips to the Philippines, Sarah Byrne reflects on her experience of growing up in England, being of mixed race heritage.