Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Lichfield Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1DU
England

Website

Gallery home page

www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/wolves

Events

www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/extended-events-view/

Exhibitions

www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/extended-events-view/

E-mail

ArtGallery@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Telephone

01902 552055

Fax

01902 552053

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Wolverhampton Art Gallery
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Wolverhampton Art Gallery aims to provide a friendly, accessible and inclusive environment for visitors to explore art, at their leisure.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Mon-Sat 10.00-17.00

Closed: Sun & Bank Holidays

Admission charges

FREE

Getting there

The Art Gallery is situated in the centre of Wolverhampton, just 5 minutes walk from the bus, train and tram stations. Wolverhampton is well served with bus, train and tram links to Birmingham and other towns in the West Midlands.

If you are coming by car, follow the signs for Wolverhampton from the M5, M6 and M54, Wolverhampton Art Gallery is signposted off the city ring road. There are several car parks nearby. The Civic Centre car park is the closest for the Art Gallery.

Highlights of our art collections include pieces that examine the modern phase of the conflict in Northern Ireland, one of the largest collections of Pop Art outside of London and exquisite Georgian paintings from the 1700s. Extensive collections not on display but accessible through the new resource centre, include geology and archaeology.

Collection details

Archaeology, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Andy Warhol
  • 'Jackie'
  • Peter Blake
  • 'Beach Boys'
  • David Hockney
  • Conrad Atkinson
  • Rita Duffy
  • Willie Doherty
  • Anthony Haughey
  • 1960s Pop Culture
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Pop Europe

Pop Europe

  • 5 July 2014 — 7 February 2015 *on now

A colourful display of Pop and Op Art, Expressionist and Abstract works, POP EUROPE! looks at artists working on the continent in a comparative aesthetic. Reviewing the idea of a Pop beyond Britain and America, this exhibition considers the context of their work alongside their transatlantic counterparts.

Wolverhampton Art Gallery has produced its first ever app to accompany this exhibition - download it now for iPhone, iPad and Android devices to find out more about the featured artists and artworks, and take part in our Pop Quiz! Visit is.gd/popeurope to get your free copy.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/pop-europe/

Art of the Troubles

Art of the Troubles

  • 1 November 2014 — 27 February 2015 *on now

This major new exhibition features artists’ responses to the Troubles in Northern Ireland. It offers avenues for exploring the way in which the Troubles have been viewed by artists and for reflecting on the manifestations and impact of violence and division in our society. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, photographs, videos and sculpture. Art of the TroublesIt explores a broad range of themes including violence and destruction, suffering and loss traditions and life in the midst of turmoil.

Art of the Troubles has been developed in partnership with the Ulster Museum and includes many works from the collections of National Museums Northern Ireland including the recently gifted Arts Council of Northern Ireland Collection. Also incorporated are loans from the Imperial War Museum, London and the Irish Museum of Modern Art as well as works from private collections and the artists themselves.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/art-troubles/

Brevity of Life

New Art West Midlands

  • 31 January — 26 April 2015

The work of 30 recent visual arts graduates from the West Midlands’ five universities art schools has been selected for the multi-sited New Art West Midlands 2015 exhibitions. The exhibitions are designed to showcase quality, innovative work by the best new talent in the region. Painting, sculpture, print-making and film are all represented, demonstrating a variety of approaches, influences and ideas.

The exhibition takes place across three other venues Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, The Barber Institute of Fine Art and Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Coventry.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/new-art-west-midlands/

Poetic Impossibility

The Poetic Impossibility to Manage the Infinite

  • 7 February — 9 May 2015

In 2012, Edgar Martins was granted unparalleled access to the European Space Agency and its partners. Over the past two years he has travelled to 20 locations across Europe and South America to shoot in classified facilities such as test centres, robotics departments, launch sites, astronaut training centres and satellite assembly rooms.

Martins’ ground-breaking series documents a variety of ESA’s programmes such as microgravity, human spaceflight and lunar, Mars and Mercury explorations, whilst reflecting on the new politics of space exploration and the impact of its technological application on our consciousness.

Supported by funding from Arts Council England, The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Fundação EDP, Instituto Cultural de Macau, Tapestry and Kay Mounting.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/poetic-impossibility-manage-infinite/

Pop in Space

Pop in Space: We Choose to go to the Moon

  • 21 February — 18 July 2015

Pop in Space explores artists’ responses to the Space Race during the Cold War. Artists such as Eduardo Paolozzi, Gerald Laing, David Lamelas and Kiki Kogelnik, among others, employed space imagery to reflect the glamour and power of infinite exploration and introduced a striking space age imagery during the 1950s and 60s. Half a century later, this exhibition explores tensions from the technological and ideological rivalry between the US and the Soviet Union, both focused on attaining a first in space exploration.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/pop-space-choose-go-moon/

The Current Situation

The Current Situation

  • 1 April — 27 June 2015

The desire to create art which is accessible and playful, sits at the heart of Yara El Sherbini’s practice. For the past 10 years, her artworks have used the recognisable formats of jokes, games and game shows, as well as everyday objects such as toilet locks and books to allow people to relate and engage with contemporary art and provoke important socio-political questions.

The Current Situation brings together a selection of five artworks that are diverse in their presentation but connected by a common theme: an exploration of the here and now. Yara El-Sherbini is represented by La Caja Blanca Gallery, Spain, and is an Artsadmin Associate Artist

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/current-situation/

Martin Parr - Sweet Factory

Martin Parr - Black Country Stories

  • 22 May — 22 August 2015

In 2010 Multistory commissioned Magnum photographer Martin Parr to produce a photographic portrait and archive about everyday life in the Black Country.

Over the last four years, Parr has made visits to Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sandwell and Dudley, meeting a wide range of local people. He has visited shops and markets, places of worship, football grounds, factories, pubs and clubs.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/martin-parr-black-country-stories/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Glingo!

  • 4 February 2015 6-7:30pm

Celebrating LGBT history in our region, this will be an evening celebrating GLINGO! Gay lingo or glingo, are adult phrases used by the LGBT community whilst speaking in slang.

Learn to be fluent in glingo!

Suitable for

  • 18+

Gallery Tour

  • 7 February 2015 From 12pm
  • 7 March 2015 From 12pm
  • 4 April 2015 From 12pm
  • 2 May 2015 From 12pm

Enjoy a guided tour of the Art Gallery for first-time visitors and regulars alike. Find out more about the Gallery and its collections.

Website

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/gallery-tour-2015-02-07/

Dinosaur Party

  • 16 February 2015 12-3pm

Meet our resident Dino storyteller and join us for a family fun packed party where
you can hold real dinosaur fossils! You can meet Dr Fossil and handle real dino bones, make a dinosaur costume, join in with Dino dancing, and have your face painted like a dinosaur.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£3 per child

Make your own Pet Dinosaur!

  • 17 February 2015 11:30am-1pm, 1:30-3pm

Join us for a fun packed family session where you can make your own pet dinosaur from modroc plaster bandage! Will yours be nice or scary? Raaaa!

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£3 per child

Young People's Drawing Masterclass

  • 18 February 2015 12-3pm

Our professional artist will be on hand to teach you new and exciting ways of drawing and sketching. Meet like-minded artists and enjoy a relaxed and creative drawing session. Aged 13 years upwards

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£5 per person

When Oscar Wilde Visited Wolverhampton

  • 18 February 2015 6-7:30pm

Did you know that Oscar Wilde visited Wolverhampton? Learn about LGBT life in the
Victorian West Midlands and explore the importance of the famous author and wit’s visit to this area.

Little People's Sensory Play and Stories

  • 19 February 2015 10:30am-12pm
  • 2 April 2015 10:30am-12pm
  • 28 May 2015 10:30am-12pm

New! Creative play sessions for early years. Babies and toddlers can discover sensory activities and enjoy making dens whilst older children can build, construct and make things go!

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£2

Storytelling

  • 20 February 2015 11am-3pm

Hear amazing tales and spellbinding stories of prehistoric life in Wolverhampton. Our storyteller will weave magical tales inspired by our collection of pre-historic objects.

Regular time slots throughout the day. Drop in stories last approximately 30 minutes.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Art Speaking

  • 20 February 2015 1-2pm
  • 20 March 2015 1-2pm
  • 17 April 2015 1-2pm
  • 15 May 2015 1-2pm

Audio-described tours of exhibitions for people with visual impairment.

FRIDAY 20 FEBRUARY
ART OF THE TROUBLES

FRIDAY 20 MARCH
NEW ART WEST MIDLANDS

FRIDAY 17 APRIL
POP IN SPACE

FRIDAY 15 MAY
The Current Situation

Website

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/art-speaking-4-2015-05-15/

Meet Me @ WAG

  • 25 February 2015 11am-12pm
  • 25 March 2015 11am-12pm
  • 29 April 2015 11am-12pm
  • 27 May 2015 11am-12pm

Regular conversation clubs for people aged 50 and over, offering a chance to relax and enjoy a chat about the topic of the month, supported by objects from the handling and reminiscence collections.

Website

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/meet-wag-2-2015-05-27/

Women's Voices Throughout History

  • 7 March 2015 1-3pm

Celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March) andjoin us for a special hidden histories session, exploring the role of women in our collections.

Tea and award winning cake included.

Admission

£5 per person

Space Programme Launch

  • 13 March 2015 From 6pm

Join us for this special launch where Edgar Martins will engage in conversation with Astronaut Mr Jean-François Clervoy who followed Edgar Martins’ work closely during his survey of ESA installations and contributed to Martins’ new book.

Alien Invasion Family Day

  • 30 March 2015 12-3pm

Aliens have landed at the Art Gallery! Make your own amazing flying saucer and alien during our super fun packed art session.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

£3, no booking required!

Animals, Birds and Fruit Sculpture

  • 31 March 2015 11am-12:30pm, 1:30-3pm

Model furry animals, feathery birds and colourful fruits, then pile them on top of each other to create your own imaginative still-life sculpture.

Admission

£3 per child

11AM – 12.30PM
AGES 4–7 YEARS

1.30PM – 3PM
AGES 8–13 YEARS

Polish Easter Egg and Card Decorations!

  • 1 April 2015 11am-12:30pm, 1:30-3pm

See our display of beautiful hand-painted eggs from Poland. Then create your own brilliant design to paint on your polystyrene egg! You can also make your own Easter card.

Admission

£3

3D Outer Space Models

  • 8 April 2015 10:30am-12pm, 1:30-3pm

Create your own three dimensional space world with planets, stars and astronauts inspired by our Pop in Space exhibition.

Admission

£3

10.30AM – 12PM
AGES 4–8 YEARS

1.30PM – 3PM
AGES 8+ YEARS

Time Machines

  • 9 April 2015 11am-12:30pm, 1:30-3pm

Make a time travelling machine inspired by amazing photographs of secret robot factories, space rocket launch pads, and astronaut training centres!

Admission

£3

Around the World Family Day

  • 10 April 2015 12-3pm

A range of fun family friendly activities to take you around the world! Storytelling, make your own games and create your own house and place it on our map to help us create our own community.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Some activities £3

Colourful Games of the World

  • 26 May 2015 11am-12:30pm, From 1:30pm

Make a colourful game inspired by a map of the world.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£3 per child

Super Me in Space

  • 27 May 2015 11am-12:30pm, 1-3pm

Find out what would make you look like an astronaut! Make an awesome dancing spacesuit at this special workshop.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£3 per child

Victorian Tea Party!

  • 29 May 2015 12-3pm

Drop in to our Victorian tea party for families inspired by the colourful crafts of India, China and Japan. You can also meet Queen Victoria and hear all about her visit to Wolverhampton!

Admission

Some activities £3 per child

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.
WAVE website

Online Collections

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/collections/

Website with searchable database providing information about items from the collections held by Wolverhampton museums, galleries and archives.

Archiving Place & Time-Education Pack

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/wolves/learning/resources/archiving

This education pack is a free downloadable resource for use by group leaders, teachers and visitors to the exhibition Archiving Place & Time: Contemporary Art Practice in Northern Ireland since the Belfast Agreement.
This resource provides:
• Artist biographies and points of note;
• Exhibition introduction;
• List of keywords and phrases linked to the
exhibition theme;
• A selection of ideas for activities designed to
engage visitors with themes in the exhibition;
• Multi-layered questions focussed around key
works;
• Colour reference images for questions.

Creator

  • Education Department at Millennium Court Arts Centre in Belfast with additional material by Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Publisher

  • Wolverhampton Art Gallery

How to obtain

Download from the URL for free

Get Moving

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/shop

Animation gives children a strong sense of control: they get to create their own characters and make them do whatever they like. It is great for introducing students to the idea of concept in artwork and to storytelling. The content can be shaped by their life experiences and can work as a medium to express their feelings.
Animation can be used to improve literacy skills and to develop team-working skills. Producing animation may involve many processes: storyboarding, scripting, developing characters, creating the animated figures, recording vocals etc. These processes can be used to improve reading, writing and listening skills.
Because producing animation can be very time consuming

Creator

  • Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Publisher

  • Wolverhampton Art Gallery

How to obtain

You can order this catalogue online by using our order form (via the URL).
A member of the retail team will then contact you to confirm postage costs and payment method.
We expect your order to be with you within 7 days from taking your payment.
Alternatively please call Wolverhampton Arts and Museums shop directly to place your order on 01902 550060.
£5.00 + p&p.

Junior Curators

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/wolves/learning/resources/junior_curators

Our Junior Curators resources have been designed for pupils in upper Key Stage 2.
A Junior Curators project can be carried out entirely in the classroom but would be greatly enhanced by a visit to a museum or gallery.
Pupils learn about what museum and gallery staff do during hands-on sessions including examining objects, researching and recording information about objects and by designing and creating an exhibition.
Information about a variety of museum objects is also provided which could be used to support other work in the Literacy or History curriculum.

Creator

  • Wolverhampton Arts+Musueums

Publisher

  • Wolverhampton Arts+Musueums

How to obtain

Download from the URL for free

Raw to Refined DVD

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/shop

Watch three makers transform basic materials into beautiful contemporary craft objects.
Working in their own studios, the makers demonstrate glass blowing, coil pots and hammered metal vessels.
Carolyn Genders: Ceramist
Inspired by views around her home, Carolyn creates impressive finished craft pieces by sculpting basic shapes created from coils of clay.
Wayne Meeten: Silversmith
Greatly influenced by the time he spent studying and working in Japan, Wayne creates beautiful silver vessels using hammered metal techniques.
Stuart Akroyd: Contemporary Glass
Stuart makes beautiful glass shapes using traditional glass blowing methods. He uses plants and creatures in the ocean to give him

Creator

  • Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Publisher

  • Wolverhampton Art Gallery

How to obtain

Special Offer £6.00 (normally £10.00) inc p&p
You can order this catalogue online using our catalogue order form.
A member of the retail team will then contact you to confirm postage costs and payment method.
We expect your order to be with you within 7 days from taking your payment.
Alternatively please call Wolverhampton Arts and Museums shop directly to place your order on 01902 550060.

The Northern Ireland Collection: An Education Resource

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/shop

Invaluable to Art & Design, History and Citizenship teachers at KS3 and above, this resource will also appeal to those wanting to find out more about the history of The Troubles and artistic responses to it.
We also anticipate the resource supporting teachers in FE who have to deliver units based on the key skills alongside the National Diploma, especially communication - using conflict as a subject for debate and issues.
The hardback box contains an A5 book along with 20 A5 themed activity cards.
The resource provides:
1. Points of note about the artists and their work, for teachers to use and adapt
2. A student overview of the modern-day Troubles, which moves quickly through key eve

Creator

  • Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Publisher

  • Wolverhampton Art Gallery

How to obtain

Price: £9.99 plus P&P
You can order this catalogue online using our order form (via the URL).
A member of the retail team will then contact you to confirm postage costs and payment method.
We expect your order to be with you within 7 days from taking your payment.
Alternatively please call Wolverhampton Arts and Museums shop directly to place your order on 01902 550060.

Getting there

The Art Gallery is situated in the centre of Wolverhampton, just 5 minutes walk from the bus, train and tram stations. Wolverhampton is well served with bus, train and tram links to Birmingham and other towns in the West Midlands.

If you are coming by car, follow the signs for Wolverhampton from the M5, M6 and M54, Wolverhampton Art Gallery is signposted off the city ring road. There are several car parks nearby. The Civic Centre car park is the closest for the Art Gallery.

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