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Friday
Jan232015

Annuale 2015 Exhibition

Reindeer Totem (2014) (c) Corey Whyte. Photo: David Rowan/BMT
 
 The first Annuale selling exhibition will take place from 20 March to 15 April 2015 at ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham School of Art.

Artists selected:
 
Vanley Burke, Graham Chorlton, Chris Clinton, Bruno Grilo, Corey Hayman, Yvonne Hindle, Lucy Hutchinson, Paul Newman, Elizabeth Rowe, Barbara Walker, Matt Westbrook, Corey Whyte, Barbara Witkowska and Rafal Zar.
 
The Annuale 2015 exhibition is part of the Art Market Project. 

 

Thursday
Jan222015

New Art West Midlands 2015

Starting next week, New Art West Midlands (NAWM) is a showcase for exciting new work and includes painting, sculpture, photography, film, performance and installation. All exhibiting artists have graduated from one of the West Midlands’ undergraduate and postgraduate fine art degree courses in the past three years: Birmingham City University, Coventry University, Staffordshire University, University of Wolverhampton and University of Worcester.

Venues:

31 January – 25 April 2015, Wolverhampton Art Gallery

13 February – 17 May 2015, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

13 February – 17 May 2015, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham

14 February – 31 May 2015, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry

For more information and associated events visit the New Art West Midlands website.

 

Tuesday
Jan202015

British Glass Biennale

British Glass Biennale. Photo credit: Simon Bruntnell

The sixth British Glass Biennale will take place from 28 May-28 June 2015 in Stourbridge. The town has a rich tradition of glass making and is widely regarded as ‘the home of glass making’. From the 28-31 May, the International Festival of Glass will also take place in venues across the Glass Quarter.

The call for entries for the British Glass Biennale 2015 is now open. Open to UK based artists, designers and craftspeople, working in all areas of contemporary glass practice or using glass as a key design element, there are six prizes to be awarded. The closing date for applications is 5pm, Friday 30 January 2015. More information can be found here.

It has also recently been announced that the next British Ceramics Biennial will take place in Stoke-on-Trent from 26 September - 8 November 2015.

 

Monday
Jan122015

Bloomberg New Contemporaries


Since 1949 New Contemporaries has provided a platform for new and recent fine art graduates, primarily through an annual, nationally touring exhibition. Submissions are accepted from undergraduates in their final year of a fine art degree, postgraduates currently enrolled on a fine art course, or those who graduated from an undergraduate or postgraduate fine art degree in the 2014 academic year. A fee applies.

Submissions are open until Sunday 8 February 2015. Full information can be found here.


Thursday
Jan082015

Latest artists' news and opportunities bulletin published

Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky. Peasant girls, Russian Empire, 1909, Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Prokudin-Gorsky Collection, Washington D.C. Exhibited as part of Close and Far: Russian Photography Now at the Mead Gallery

The latest Artists' News and Opportunities Bulletin has been published and can be found here.

The next bulletin will be published on Thursday 29 January 2015.

If you have any news, events or opportunities you would like to submit please email: artistsnewsandoppstpwm@bcu.ac.uk

 

Monday
Jan052015

Coming up in 2015

Chrysophobia #1, 2014 (c) Alexandra Darby

HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Below is an update on TPWM activity coming soon:

New Art West Midlands (NAWM)

The TPWM Graduate showcase will take place for a third year across four West Midlands venues:
 
31 January – 26 April 2015, Wolverhampton Art Gallery
13 February – 17 May 2015, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
13 February – 17 May 2015, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham
14 February – 31 May 2015, Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry
 
The New Art West Midlands 2015 Catalogue will be published and available to buy at each venue.
 
4 March 2015 - Five New Art West Midlands graduate prize-winning artists will be announced.
 
7 March 2015 - Waving not Drowning...Surviving as an Artist in the West Midlands at Birmingham School of Art, BCU, organised by The New Art Gallery Walsall, in association with TPWM.
 
The full programme of New Art West Midlands events can be seen here

Untitled (Castors & Chair), 2012 (c) Sikander Pervez

Exhibition: Sikander Pervez at The New Art Gallery Walsall

30 January – 19 April 2015 - Private view on Thursday 29 January, all welcome.
Sikander graduated from Staffordshire University and was a NAWM 2014 prize winner.
 

TPWM Artist Development - Business Suite

'Setting up as Self Employed' 
Our 3rd Business Suite session for visual artists will take place in February 2015

 

The Art Market Project

Hosted by BCU with TPWM, the project will launch in January with a public facing website, profiling artists, new writing, collections, and much more.
 

Annuale

20 March - 15 April. A new selling exhibition - ARTicle Gallery, The School of Art
 
Sign up to TPWM here for details as they become available.
 
- and please keep telling us about any opportunities for artists that we can include in the TPWM Artists News & Opportunities e-bulletin. 
 
The next bulletin will be published on Thursday 8 January 2015.

 

Thursday
Dec112014

Latest Artists' News & Opportunities Bulletin published

In, in, in (still), 2014 - (c) Jade Blackstock showing as part of New Art West Midlands 2015

The latest Artists' News and Opportunities Bulletin has been published and can be found here.

The next bulletin will be published on Thursday 8 January 2015.

If you have any news, events or opportunities you would like to submit please email: artistsnewsandoppstpwm@bcu.ac.uk

 

Wednesday
Dec102014

The Coventry Centre of Contemporary Art at FarGo Village

FarGo Village, Coventry's recently opened arts and cultural hub is to be the location of a new arts venue. The Peapod Collective and Pod are the proud custodians and curators of Bob and Roberta Smith's shed known as the Coventry Centre of Contemporary Art (CCCA). Bob and Roberta Smith conceived the shed as an alternative fine arts exhibition and project space for Coventry. The inaugural exhibition will showcase the work of Eve Hyde-Davis and HKid.

The opening takes place from 5.30-7.30pm on Friday 12 December and opens to the public from 13 December 2014.