new exhibitions
THE NEW ART GALLERY WALSALL

Gallery Square, Walsall WS2 8LG
01922 654 400

www.thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk
info@thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk

Tue–Sat 10–5, Sun 12-4. Closed Mon.

2 min walk from Walsall Station

click to display the map

PEOPLE'S CHOICE
Mar 1, 2017 - Feb 25, 2018
To celebrate the 125th anniversary of our Permanent Collection in 2017 and the launch of our new online collections database we will display the most popular works from our Permanent Collection, as voted for by the public, in our themed collection galleries in March.

SEVEN KINDS OF MAGIC
Jul 22 - Dec 10, 2017

LEGACIES : JMW TURNER AND CONTEMPORARY ART PRACTICE
Sep 22, 2017 - Jan 14, 2018
A master of history, landscape and marine painting, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) challenged accepted conventions in art, often shocking his contemporaries with his techniques and candid portrayal of the modern world. Legacies will consider the impact of JMW Turner through the lens of contemporary art, highlighting the ongoing relevance of his work for artists practising today.
 
Tate is home to the largest collection of works by Turner. Legacies will present a selection of paintings, sketchbooks, diagrams and works on paper from the Turner Bequest, alongside existing work by contemporary artists who have made work after Turner or evoke typically Turnerian subjects in their work. Dorothy Cross and Jonathan Wright have been specially commissioned by The New Art Gallery Walsall to produce a new work each in response to Turner’s art.

ADAM GRÜNING : ARTISTS' STUDIO
Oct 17 - Dec 17, 2017 FINAL WEEK
His still-life photographs refer to idealised home and office interiors and the stock imagery he encounters in his design day job. Grüning is interested in modes of display and the often incongruous way in which objects are paired in commercial imagery to suggest particular narratives and lifestyles. His works re-appropriate and subvert such images, highlighting the gap between digital adn real life environments.

THE NATIONAL GALLERY MASTERPIECE TOUR 2018
Jan 12 - Apr 22, 2018
Private view Thu Jan 11 6pm - 8pm
The New Art Gallery Walsall is privileged to be the first venue of 2018 to exhibit Hans Holbein's A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling, which will be the centrepiece in the Gallery's Family Gallery in the New Year.
 
This masterpiece will be shown alongside complementary works from our Permanent Collection encompassing key collection themes Portraits and Animals and Birds.

WILDERNESS
Feb 2 - May 6, 2018
Private view Thu Feb 1 6pm
As part of a season of exhibitions exploring the theme of wilderness,The New Art Gallery Walsall is delighted to present paintings, drawings, photographs and film works by a group of artists whose work engage with the natural world and our innate need for solitude, peace and open space.From barren high-altitude salt deserts and snow-blanketed mountain tops to environments in transition such as coastlines and volcanos, the artists bring into view the truly wild places on our planet.

ARTIST ROOMS : VIJA CELMINS
Feb 2 - May 6, 2018
Private view Thu Feb 1 6pm - 8pm
To coincide with the Wilderness exhibition, The New Art Gallery Walsall is delighted to to present a selection of works drawn from ARTIST ROOMS by acclaimed Latvian-American artist Vija Celmins. Celmin's densely layered drawings and prints engage with the natural world; the surface of the ocean, expanses of desert, a spider's web or star-filled night sky.

MIKE NELSON : LIONHEART
Feb 2 - Jun 3, 2018
Private view Thu Feb 1 6pm - 8pm
Mike Nelson is known for his installations, which often take the form of extended labyrinths; immersive environments that involve the viewer. Lionheart, 1997 consists of junk materials painstakingly collected from specific locations by the artist and assembled to create a fictional drifter's camp, complete with skins, traps, darts, trophies and beer cans.

past

 
© New Exhibitions of Contemporary Art Ltd