Launching in October, the inaugural 17-day visual art festival will feature over 70 exhibitions and events from UK-based and international artists. Jack Hutchinson finds out more from artist and biennial director Ryan Hughes.
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The New Art Gallery Walsall remains under threat of closure but gallery director Stephen Snoddy has vowed to fight hard to keep it open. Chris Sharratt argues it’s a battle that can’t be lost.
As the New Art Gallery Walsall, opened in 2000 and home to the Garman Ryan Collection of over 300 Jacob Epstein sculptures, is threatened with closure, the artist Bob and Roberta Smith expresses his dismay at its possible demise.
Now in its fourth year, the New Art West Midlands exhibition showcases the work of 43 recent graduates from universities in the region, presented across four venues in Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton. Cathy Wade reports from mac and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
Midwest was an artist’s development programme that ran from 2003 to 2008 in the West Midlands. Here we share pdf reports on Midwest’s activity that provide valuable insights into possibilities within artist-led culture.