new exhibitions
THE NEW ART GALLERY WALSALL

Gallery Square, Walsall WS2 8LG
01922 654 400

www.thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk
info@thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk

Tue–Sat 10–5, Sun 12-4. Closed Mon.

2 min walk from Walsall Station

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LEGACIES : JMW TURNER AND CONTEMPORARY ART PRACTICE
Sep 22, 2017 - Jan 14, 2018
A master of history, landscape and marine painting, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851) challenged accepted conventions in art, often shocking his contemporaries with his techniques and candid portrayal of the modern world. Legacies will consider the impact of JMW Turner through the lens of contemporary art, highlighting the ongoing relevance of his work for artists practising today.
 
Tate is home to the largest collection of works by Turner. Legacies will present a selection of paintings, sketchbooks, diagrams and works on paper from the Turner Bequest, alongside existing work by contemporary artists who have made work after Turner or evoke typically Turnerian subjects in their work. Dorothy Cross and Jonathan Wright have been specially commissioned by The New Art Gallery Walsall to produce a new work each in response to Turner’s art.

ARTISTS IN FOCUS
Mar 17 - Dec 2, 2018
The 2018 Collections galleries re-hang focuses on individual artists who each have a distinct body of work within our Permanent Collection. Each of our themed collection rooms will feature multiple works from a single contemporary artist, alongside highlights from the Gallery's renownded Garman Ryan Collection. Artists from our Permanent Collection represented include Frank Auerbach, Rachel Goodyear, Chantal Joffe and George Shaw.

CORNELIA PARKER : THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER (2015)
Mar 17 - Dec 2, 2018
A recent acquisition to our Permanent Collection, Cornelia Parker's print series Thirty Pieces of Silver will be on display in our Floor 2 temporary exhibition space, in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy. Parker, who graduated from Wolverhampton Polytechnic, was elected a Royal Academician in 2010.

ANDREW TIFT : IMMORTALISE
May 25 - Sep 2, 2018
Andrew Tift is a figurative artist specialising in portraiture. For this major solo exhibition, Andrew will present a range of paintings, drawings, photographs and sketchbooks which combine his love of portraiture with more recent experimental works. This exhibition will celebrate the artist's work to date and demonstrate the breadth of this recent practice.

MAHTAB HUSSAIN: GOING BACK HOME TO WHERE I CAME FROM
May 25 - Sep 2, 2018
Mahtab Hussain has developed an artistic practice which reflects on ideas of homeland, race, identity and cultural difference. This exhibition presents a powerful and poetic reflection on ideas of home; of belonging and displacement. It also represents a deeply emotional personal journey of discovery and offers a revealing insight into the people and landscape of Kashmire.

HETAIN PATEL : DON'T LOOK AT THE FINGER
Jun 22 - Jul 29, 2018
Private view Thu Jun 21 6pm - 8pm
Don't Look at the Finger is a major new-moving image work by artist Hetain Patel. The film follows a ceremonial encounter between a man and a woman, within a grand architectural setting.The characters communicate through a feat of choreography that draws on martial arts and signed languages to express a ritualistic coming together.

GRACE A WILLIAMS : INTERMISSION
Aug 10 - Nov 11, 2018
Private view Thu Aug 9 6pm - 8pm
Grace A Williams uses found and archival footage to explore feminist power dynamics in the history of magic, mythology and film. Intermission is a two-screen projection focused on the gaze of two unknown black men whose enigmatic portraits appear on nineteenth century photographic slides found by the artist.

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