This Friday New Art West Midlands returns for its fourth edition. Taking place at the Waterhall at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, mac birmingham, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry, the exhibition will showcase the work of artists that have graduated within the last three years from five of the West Midlands’ art schools: Birmingham City University, University of Wolverhampton, University of Worcester, Staffordshire University and Coventry University.
The artists selected to be part of New Art West Midlands 2016 were chosen by a panel of leading figures in the art world: artist and academic Sonia Boyce, artist John Stezaker and Katharine Stout, Head of Programme at ICA, London.
New Art West Midlands offers an insight into the current trends and concerns of contemporary art, and highlights promising artists right at the start of their careers. Five artists will win a cash prize of £1000. Visitors can expect a mixture of painting, photography, sculpture, video and installation, in what is a unique opportunity to see the latest developments in contemporary art.
New Art West Midlands is organised by Turning Point West Midlands, a network that works to promote and develop contemporary art in the region, hosted by Birmingham City University. With five universities and four venues, with 43 exhibiting artists, the initiative is the largest partnership of its kind in England.
New Art West Midlands 2016 dates:
Waterhall Gallery, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery - 12 February to 15 May 2016
mac birmingham - 13 February to 10 April 2016
The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry - 26 February to 24 April 2016
Wolverhampton Art Gallery - 12 March to 15 May 2016