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Calling all West Midlands' artists...

If you are an artist based in the West Midlands, Turning Point West Midlands would like to hear from you if in recent years:
  •  Your work has been acquired by a museum as part of its permanent collection, in the UK or abroad.
  •  You have been shortlisted or have been the winner of a critically acclaimed national or international prize and the name of that prize.
  • Your work has been shown at a biennial and/or art fair such as the Liverpool Biennial, East International, Glasgow International, Manchester Contemporary, Frieze Art Fair, Art Basel, Art Miami etc.
  • You have been taken on by a gallery and the name of that gallery.

We would like to add this information to the TPWM website.

Please send details, including an image with credits to Annabel.Clarke@bcu.ac.uk 


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TPWM / CAS Art Market Discussion Event Feedback

The Discussion Event took place on Tuesday 13 March and we have had excellent feedback from those that came along.  

Around 60 people attended, including many artists to hear about how the art market operates and to contribute to a lively debate.

For those of you who were unable to make it, we have made notes from the Event available here.

We have also provided a list of resources at the bottom of the posting for relevant resources and further reading .


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Road Trip West Midlands

The ‘American Dream’ becomes the ‘West Midlands Dream’…


Turning Point West Midlands and Writing West Midland are pleased to announce  the artist Chris Poolman and writer Mark Ellis have been selected to undertake a series of journeys through the region, modelled on three great American literary journeys, producing a documentary film as they go and a collection of short stories and other writings. The great American stories to be followed through West Midlands’ journeys include The Grapes of Wrath and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon, and Mississippi Solo by Eddy L. Harris.

Follow their progress on : www.roadtripwestmidlands.com

See also: www.chrispoolman.com     and        www.birminghamartzine.com


We received a total of 78 proposals, many of them strong.

What we looked for in a proposal:


  • The quality of work and evidence of commitment to a serious visual arts practice, and to creative writing


  • The originality of the idea/concept proposed (the level of creativity and imagination applied and the likely impact on the artists and public)


  • How the proposal embodied the ethos of the project; two artistic disciplines coming together and engaging people in new ways.


Wendy Law TPWM  www.turningpointnetwork.org.uk

Jonathan Davidson WWM www.writingwestmidlands.org






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Love The Visual Arts

We‘re celebrating the important news of our successful funding application, and the additional support that we will be able to offer the sector, with a new campaign: Love the Visual Arts. 

We want to hear what you love most about the visual arts and what the visual arts and artists offer, so please leave a comment below, on our Facebook page or tweet us @tpwestmidlands using the hashtag #lovethevisualarts. 


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