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Entries in New Art West Midlands (51)

Thursday
Oct272016

Turning Point is Changing: New Art West Midlands Re-Launch, Thursday 10 November, 6-9pm

Join us at Coventry Artspace, Floor 11, Eaton House, Coventry, to celebrate the re-launch of New Art West Midlands.

With a new team and a new direction, the region’s Contemporary Visual Arts Network (formerly Turning Point West Midlands) is re-branding to become New Art West Midlands – a name and identity that better reflects our progressive role in developing and promoting contemporary visual arts across the West Midlands. This will be an opportunity to find out more about the new team, our programme and upcoming plans, and to find out more about the 2017 New Art West Midlands graduate exhibitions.

The evening includes music and an exhibition of work from artists and spaces from around the region organised by the Office for Art, Design and Technology. Artists include:

James Lomax is an artist based at Studio Capri in Birmingham. He has recently relocated from London and in 2014 was recipient of the Sky Academy Arts Scholarship.

Anna Francis is an artist based at Airspace in Stoke-on-Trent. She is course leader on the BA Fine Art Course and is an Associate Professor in Fine Art and Social Practice at Staffordshire University.

Amelia Crouch is an artist based in West Yorkshire. She was recently commissioned by Coventry Artspace Partnerships as part of their City Arcadia Festival. 

TNT is a collaborative duo comprised of Christopher Hodson and Nicole Mortiboys. They are based in Broadwell and Worcester respectively and have shown across the West Midlands. 

Matthew Macaulay is a painter based in Coventry. He is director of Pluspace and is currently undertaking a PhD at Coventry University.

Drinks provided by Twisted Barrel Brewery. All welcome.

Thursday 10 November, 6-9pm. Floor 11, Eaton House, Coventry.

(Image: Amelia Crouch, Tomorrow belongs to nobody) 

 

Monday
Sep122016

Conversations in Curatorial Practice - 27 September, 6.30-7.30pm


An evening of conversation about curatorial research, exhibitions and performance projects being developed by three freelance curators from the West Midlands: Aly Grimes, Roma Piotrowska and Sonya Russell-Saunders. All three curators received a bursary award from New Art West Midlands as part of the Art Market Project initiative to foster their curatorial practice as individuals.

The event takes place at Ikon on Tuesday 27 September, 6.30-7.30pm.

Places are free but should be booked online or by calling Ikon on 0121 248 0708. Please note that online booking closes at 4pm on Tuesday 27 September.

Thursday
Jun302016

Current opportunities...

SALON, 2015. Photograph: Marcin Sz.
In April it was announced that Turning Point West Midlands had been successful in its bid to Arts Council England to fund a new programme for the period 2016-2018. This funding will support an even more ambitious programme that builds on and consolidates activities delivered by two ACE-funded initiatives, Turning Point West Midlands and New Art WM. As part of this development Turning Point West Midlands will rebrand itself New Art West Midlands to better reflect its role in developing and promoting contemporary visual arts from the West Midlands region.  In the coming months we will develop a new website and branding to reflect this change. Full information on the future of the regional network can be found here.

There are currently a number of opportunities available within the network and associated projects:
  • Applications are open until 5pm today for recent graduates from the five regionally-based university art schools and Hereford College of Arts to apply for New Art West Midlands 2017. The aim of the exhibitions is to profile the best work with a Fine Art emphasis emerging from the university art schools in the West Midlands, and offer new visual arts graduates a high quality professional development opportunity. Selected artists will have their work exhibited in some of the region's most prestigious galleries including Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, mac birmingham and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Apply here.
  • We are currently looking for a committed and enthusiastic Coordinator for New Art West Midlands. This is a part time, fixed term freelance position to assist the Director of New Art West Midlands in coordinating the NAWM 2016-18 programme and West Midlands Contemporary Visual Arts Network. Apply here. Deadline: 5pm, Monday 4 July 2016.
  • We are inviting

    applications from visual arts organisations, university art schools or independent consultants based in the West Midlands to lead the development and delivery of a two year professional development programme for artists and curators. Apply here. Deadline: 5pm, Friday 15 July 2016.


Friday
Jun242016

New Art West Midlands 2017: Less than one week to apply

There is now less than one week to apply for New Art West Midlands 2017. The aim of the exhibitions is to profile the best work with a Fine Art emphasis – in sculpture, painting, photography, mixed media, installation, digital media, video/film art, live art/performance – emerging from the university art schools in the West Midlands and offer new visual arts graduates a high quality professional development opportunity.

To be eligible, you must have graduated or are graduating at BA, MA or PhD level from the following universities and art schools in the years 2014, 2015 or 2016:

— Birmingham City University
— Coventry University
— Hereford College of Arts
— Staffordshire University
— University of Wolverhampton
— University of Worcester

The fifth multi-sited edition will be shown at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, mac birmingham, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and other venues in the West Midlands from February to May 2017.

More information can be found here. Deadline: 5pm, Thursday 30 June 2016.

 

Monday
Jun202016

New Art West Midlands 2017: Selectors announced

With only ten days left to apply, we are pleased to announce that the selectors for the New Art West Midlands 2017 exhibitions are: Jason E Bowman, Angela Kingston and Barbara Walker:

Jason E Bowman is an artist with a curatorial practice. He is Programme Leader of MFA, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and lead researcher of Stretched (2015-18), an enquiry which interrogates the practices of artist-led cultures.

Angela Kingston is a freelance visual arts curator and writer. Recent projects include ‘3am: Wonder, Paranoia and the Restless Night’ at Bluecoat, Liverpool and tour 2013-14 and ‘The First Humans’, Pump House Gallery, London and tour 2015-2016. Her forthcoming publication ‘Ed Pien, Luminous Shadows’, McIntosh Gallery Ontario is published by Black Dog (2016).

Barbara Walker is an artist working predominantly in painting and drawing. Based in Birmingham her career spans a 20 year period and her work is held in private and public collections including the Arts Council Collection and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.  Her recent solo exhibitions include ‘Shock and Awe’ at mac birmingham and forthcoming ‘Here and Now’ at The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Thursday 30 June 2016. More information can be found here.

 

Thursday
May262016

Kathleen Fabre at RBSA

Lady Bug, Black balloons and red netting. Image by Kathleen Fabre.

After exhibiting works as part of New Art West Midlands 2015, Kathleen Fabre was awarded a solo show at the RBSA. Her show from 30 May to 2 July 2016 presents new site-responsive installations.

Applications are currently open for New Art West Midlands 2017.

 

Wednesday
May042016

New Art West Midlands 2017

*CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FROM RECENT VISUAL ARTS GRADUATES *


Following the success of the New Art West Midlands exhibitions 2013-2016, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, in partnership with other galleries in the West Midlands region, is organising a series of high profile selected exhibitions of work by recent visual arts graduates from the five regionally-based university art schools and Hereford College of Arts. The aim of the exhibitions is to profile the best work with a Fine Art emphasis – in sculpture, painting, photography, mixed media, installation, digital media, video/film art, live art/performance - emerging from the university art schools in the West Midlands since 2014 and offer new visual arts graduates a high quality professional development opportunity.

The multi-sited exhibition will be displayed at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, mac birmingham, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and other venues in the West Midlands from February to May 2017. Artists and/or artworks will be selected in July 2016 following the initial application process.

More information and the application form can be found here.

Deadline: 5pm, Thursday 30 June 2016.


Wednesday
May042016

New Art West Midlands 2016

E90210 (2015) Detail. Expanding foam, paint, plinth (diameter 60ins) © and courtesy Jack Marder.

New Art West Midlands 2016 finishes in less than two weeks. The remaining exhibitions are open at Wolverhampton Art Gallery until Saturday 14 May and the Waterhall Gallery, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery until Sunday 15 May 2016.

New Art West Midlands showcases 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. With five universities and four venues, with 43 exhibiting artists, the initiative is the largest partnership of its kind in England.

At the beginning of April a New Art West Midlands themed Instameet took place at two of the exhibition venues, mac birmingham and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Photos from the day can be found here.