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Turning Point West Midlands recommends a visit to Wolverhampton Art Gallery from 6-8.30pm on Friday 13 March for their season launch where you can see:
The first New Art WM: Annuale exhibition will take place from 20 March to 15 April 2015 at ARTicle Gallery, Birmingham School of Art. It includes paintings, sculpture, drawing, photography, video and digital artworks by 14 artists who live and work in the West Midlands. All the exhibited artwork, plus further prints and paintings from selected regional artists, will be on sale, with price-tags ranging from £93 to £3500. The exhibition is designed to showcase the West Midlands’ leading artists and make it easy for visitors to buy and perhaps become regular collectors of contemporary art.
The exhibiting artists include Yvonne Hindle, who presents brightly coloured abstract paintings and photographer Vanley Burke, who shows prints from his classic series capturing life in urban Birmingham. Elizabeth Rowe – currently artist in residence at The New Art Gallery Walsall – will present works on newspaper, and the winner of New Art West Midlands 2013 Rafal Zar will show new paintings and sculpture. Other artists showing their work include Graham Chorlton, Lucy Hutchinson, Corey Hayman and Matt Westbrook.
More information about the Annuale can be found here.
Taking place on Thursday 12 March, Awkward Bastards is a symposium at mac birmingham challenging and exploring the concept of diversity, drawing links and breaking down barriers between different cultures and schools of thought. Co-produced by mac birmingham and DASH, the day will be presented by a mix of academics, artists and activists representing diversity (disability, ethnicity, sexuality, gender and class) from across the UK and USA.
Tickets cost £50 (£40 concessions) and can be booked through mac birmingham.