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.
Peter Blake, Beach Boys (1964)

A Big Bang: The Origins of the Pop Art Collection

  • 7 December 2013 — 21 June 2014 *on now

The Pop Art collection at Wolverhampton Art Gallery began in the mid-sixties with the purchase of the ICA print portfolio printed at Kelpra Studios in 1964, which included work by Derek Boshier, Peter Philips, Bridget Riley, Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield and other contemporary artists of the time. In the last 50 years, this collection has become one of the strongest regional collections in the UK, with the addition of other stars of the Pop era including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Hamilton and Pauline Boty.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/big-bang-origins-pop-art-collection/

Sharon Farrelly, Babs, 2013, mixed media on canvas

New Art West Midlands 2014

  • 15 February — 10 May 2014 *on now

New Art West Midlands 2014 showcases exciting new work from artists who have recently graduated from art schools in the West Midlands region. Painting, sculpture, printmaking and film are represented in the exhibition, demonstrating a variety of artistic approaches, influences and ideas. The exhibition is also taking place at three other partnership venues - Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Grand Union and The Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

Website

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/new-art-west-midlands-2014/

Kholiswa, Lionel Smit, 2013.

BP Portrait Award 2013

  • 1 March — 31 May 2014 *on now

The BP Portrait Award showcases 55 of the most outstanding and innovative new portraits from around the world. From informal and personal studies of friends and family to revealing paintings of famous faces, the exhibition features a variety of styles and approaches to the contemporary painted portrait.

Website

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/bp-portrait-award-2013/

Photograph by Justyna Ptak

Justyna Ptak

  • 19 April — 12 July 2014 *on now

Justyna Ptak's photographs seek to capture the significant and intangible in the everyday. Justyna's images are characterised by their formal properties - light, texture and composition - as well as their technical qualities, often large format and transparent. The images are drawn from domestic, architectural and rural environments which are both sharp and hazy simultaneously. The experimental core of the work is amplified by its presentation as transparencies, affecting the viewer's perception of the imagery and of the space in which it is displayed.

Justyna is the 2012 recipient of the West Midlands Open best in show prize, and a recent postgraduate of the University of Wolverhampton.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/events/justyna-ptak/

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.

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

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.

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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