Shout out: STALLS STILL AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL CRAFTERS

The New Art Gallery Walsall is hosting a special shopping event day on Sunday 1st December, 12noon-4pm, as part of Museum Shop Sunday, with bespoke craft stalls, entertainment, artist demonstrations and a drop in children’s workshop.

 

STALLS STILL AVAILBLE FOR LOCAL CRAFTERS – Please email the gallery via info@thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk with contact details and a bit about your craft!

 

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Museum Shop Sunday celebrates the unique and exciting shops which play such a vital role in helping arts, cultural and heritage attractions to survive and thrive. Over 1,000 cultural venues worldwide will be putting on special events with special offers and discounts.

 

By shopping at your local museum or gallery, you are actively contributing to its future sustainability.

 

 

 

 



by Chris Wilkinson

Gallery Christmas Opening hours

Please note the following amendments to the Gallery’s opening times during Christmas 2019:

Wednesday 25th December CLOSED

Thursday 26th December CLOSED

Friday 27th December CLOSED

Wednesday 1st January CLOSED

 

The Gallery will be open as normal on Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th & Tuesday 31st December. Normal hours resume from 2nd January.

 



by Chris Wilkinson

Annual Diwali event at Gallery raises £130 for victims of July floods of Kerala India.

This year’s Diwali ‘Rivers of India’ event which took place at The New Art Gallery Walsall on Saturday

10 November was a huge success with people from across the local community coming to celebrate the annual festival of light.

 

The event this year was in memory of the people who lost their lives in the severe floods of Kerala in July and August this year which affected the southern Indian state of Kerala, due to unusually high rainfall during the monsoon season.

 

Sadly over 483 people died in what was the worst flood in Kerala in nearly a century. At least a million people were evacuated, mainly from all 14 districts of the state which were placed on red alert.

 

According to the Kerala government, one-sixth of the total population of Kerala had been directly affected by the floods and related incidents.

 

The Diwali event raised £130.00 on the day and will go to The West Midlands Kerala Cultural Association, which will then be sent to the Chief Minister of Kerala in India.

 

Diwali organiser, Surjit Rai said “Visitors to the event found this year’s theme ‘Rivers of India’ most interesting and the entertainment was culturally uplifting. However it was also a time of reflection and an opportunity to pay our respects to the memory of the people of Kerala who went through the tragic events in July”.

 

ENDS

 



by Chris Wilkinson

Bedrooms and Battle Jackets! Calling all Midlands Metal fans…..

 

Here at The New Art Gallery Walsall, we are working with Home of Metal and artist Alan Kane to present a unique exhibition for next summer, 4 Bedroom Detached Home of Metal.

 

We want to celebrate metal culture and are keen to include battle jackets, both actual and as photographs. We also want to recreate four bedrooms containing metal-related collections.

 

If you think you might be interested in working with us, please send your photographs and relevant contact details to andrew.lawson@walsall.gov.uk by Sunday 18 November 2018.

 

For further information, please visit www.homeofmetal.com

 

 

Image credit: Chris Hopkins’ battle jacket.  Photo: Katja Ogrin


by Chris Wilkinson

Local Makers’ Market – Stall Holder Applications 2018 – SUBMISSION DATE EXTENDED

The date for submissions has been extended to November 14th 2018 for the last remaining stalls! Download the application form below.

 

 

We are looking for fantastic designer-makers and artists to apply to take part in The New Art Gallery Walsall’s 2018 Local Makers’ Markets. Celebrating the wealth of talent in the region, and offering Christmas shoppers the chance to buy something unique, the Gallery will be hosting local makers during the first weekend of December.

 

We are looking for applications from a range of creative disciplines including, painting, sculpture, jewellery, photography, lighting, textiles, stone carving, fashion, glass, artisan foods and more.

If you already sell your products or are looking for the perfect opportunity to launch yourself into the creative market, we want to hear from you.

 

Local Makers Market

Celebrating the wealth of talent in the region and offering Christmas shoppers the chance to buy local bespoke and handmade products.

Join us at the Gallery on Saturday (1 December) for festive cheer and free mince pies and learn more about the makers with free demonstrations on the Sunday (2 December).

 

Saturday 1 December, 11am-5pm

Sunday 2 December, 12pm-4pm

 

How to apply for a stall:

To apply for a stall at the Makers Markets please download the application form below.

The date for submissions has been extended to November 14th 2018 for the last remaining stalls!

 

Makers Market Application Form 2018

 

For further information or enquiries please contact the Gallery on 01922 654400



by Gemma Cornish

BBC FOUR What Do Artists Do All Day? follows artist Mahtab Hussain

Tonight on BBC FOUR What Do Artists Do All Day? follows artist Mahtab Hussain on his latest photographic project featuring young British Asians.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bg2nsb

 

Mahtab’s exhibitionGoing back home to where I came from is currently on display at The New Art Gallery Walsall until the 2 September 2018 and Mitti Ka Ghar is on display in our Family Gallery until 24 February 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

Image credits: (top) Mahab Hussain, Going back home to where I came from, 2018, installation view,
The New Art Gallery Walsall

 

(bottom image)

Mahab Hussain, Mitti Ka Ghar, 2018, installation view, The New Art Gallery Walsall



by Chris Wilkinson