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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.
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.
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.
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.
HAPPY NEW YEAR !
Below is an update on TPWM activity coming soon:
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.