SPECIAL PLACES, GREAT IDEAS

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.

  • Tim Mara, Five Screen Prints, 1973. Collection of WAVE Wolverhampton Art Gallery

    A Big Bang: The Origins of the Pop Art Collection, Part 1

    Wolverhampton Art Gallery
    7 December 2013 - 21 June 2014

    The Pop Art collection at Wolverhampton Art Gallery began in the mid-sixties with the purchase of a print portfolio. In the last 50 years, this collection has become one of the strongest in the UK, with the addition of other stars of the Pop era including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney and Pauline Boty.

  • Goodyear Tyre Worker  © Wolverhampton City Archives

    All in a Day's Work

    Bantock House Museum
    23 January 2014 - 5 May 2014

    The Black Country was home to many large manufacturing companies that have now moved out or closed down. The exhibition provides a brief history of the companies in words and images and visitors are encouraged to share their own memories with us.

  • Lionel Smit, Kholiswa, 2013. (c) Lionel Smit

    BP Portrait Award 2013

    Wolverhampton Art Gallery
    1 March 2014 - 31 May 2014

    Now in its 34th year, the BP Portrait Award showcases 55 of the most outstanding and innovative new portraits from around the world.

  • Flossy Teacake, Seaside Tours (c) The Artist

    Beside the Sea

    Bilston Craft Gallery
    12 April 2014 - 14 June 2014

    Experience all that the seaside has to offer without travelling to the coast, with this fun exhibition for all the family! Beside the Sea is full of craft inspired by British beaches, life on the coast and seaside holidays.