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At WAVE’s four venues, you’re never short of something to do, from exploring 300 years of art at Wolverhampton Art Gallery or enjoying a free family workshop at Bilston Craft Gallery, to stepping back 100 years at Bantock House Museum, or finding out more about the city’s rich history at Wolverhampton City Archives.

There’s also temporary exhibitions and displays, hands-on activities and special events, plus popular cafes and shops ideal for those unique gifts.

And admission to all WAVE venues is free too.

  • Brian Yale, Hawthorne Ridge © The Artist

    Brian Yale: First World War Battlefield Paintings

    Wolverhampton Art Gallery
    26 July 2014 - 29 November 2014

    These paintings by Cradley-born artist Brian Yale date from the 1980s and are based on sketches made on the spot of some of the most famous and tragic battlefields of the First World War.

  • See letters which were written during the First World War

    Letters Home - Bantock House Museum

    Bantock House Museum
    14 August 2014 - 2 November 2014

    Letters Home explores different elements of letters written during the First World War. At Bantock House, letters are displayed alongside objects selected from Wolverhampton’s collection and relevant items loaned from local collectors.

  • Elizabeth Turrell, Back to the Front, Photograph
(detail) © The Artist

    Craft and Conflict

    Bilston Craft Gallery
    13 September 2014 - 22 November 2014

    Craft and Conflict brings together both contemporary and historical items that commemorate and explore the themes of war and remembrance.

  • Edward Wadsworth, In the Black Country, 1919, Woodcut
print on paper © Wolverhampton Art Gallery

    The Making of Mordor

    Wolverhampton Art Gallery
    20 September 2014 - 17 January 2015

    ‘Mordor’ conjures images of a blackened land consumed by industry. This exhibition explores the links between J.R.R. Tolkien’s depictions of this fantasy region and the Black Country of the 1900s, alongside contemporary responses.

  • Tony Oursler Illuminated Tree

    Tony Oursler: The Influence Machine

    Wolverhampton Art Gallery
    29 October 2014 - 1 November 2014

    6.00 – 7.30pm. The Influence Machine is a haunting multimedia work in which videos of talking heads are projected onto smoke, trees and buildings, their fractured monologues combining to make a confessional chorus of the mass media age.

A digital edition of our printed WAVE guide can be viewed at issuu_logo45